It’s a ghastly day in northeast Indiana, where Geek Girl Darcy makes her haunted home. It’s cold. It’s rainy. It’s windy. The perfect day to curl up with a ghostly good story. And, lucky me (!), I’ve got two of them.
Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe
Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts over “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody…and Cass loves dirt. She’s on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of the poseurs in her school. But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass’s whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees. As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim’s life, she’s surprised to realize he’s not so bad-and he needs help more desperately than anyone else suspects. Maybe it’s time to give the living another chance…
Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell
Iris is ready for another hot, routine summer in her small Louisiana town, hanging around the Red Stripe grocery with her best friend, Collette, and traipsing through the cemetery telling each other spooky stories and pretending to cast spells. Except this summer, Iris doesn’t have to make up a story. This summer, one falls right in her lap.Years ago, before Iris was born, a local boy named Elijah Landry disappeared. All that remained of him were whispers and hushed gossip in the church pews. Until this summer. A ghost begins to haunt Iris, and she’s certain it’s the ghost of Elijah. What really happened to him? And why, of all people, has he chosen Iris to come back to?
I’d love to share my ghostly good fortune — so the Geek Girls will be giving away both books! The only catch is… you’ll have to wait until I read them first. (Don’t worry, I promise to not to leave too many Cheetos stains behind.)
And if you can’t wait to get your fear on, why not kick it old skool ghoul by reading one of these scary tales: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving or The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe? Both of them (and hundreds of other creeptastic classics) are available online at HorrorMasters.com.
But wait, how do you win our spooktacular prize? Just leave a comment below with the title of your own favorite (new or old ghoul) ghost story, and on November 1st (The Day of the Dead) we’ll bring the Random-nator back to life and choose one fiendishly fortunate friend for the win.