Friday, December 9, 2011

Book Feature: Creative Spirit by Scott Nicholson

A paranormal thriller by Scott Nicholson

After parapsychologist Anna Galloway is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she has a recurring dream in which she sees her own ghost at Korban Manor. She’s compelled to visit the historic estate to face her destiny and the fate of her soul.

Sculptor Mason Jackson has come to the manor to make a final, all-or-nothing attempt at success before giving up his dreams. When he becomes obsessed with carving Ephram Korban's form out of wood, he is swept into a destructive frenzy that even Anna can’t pull him from.

The manor itself has secrets, with fires that blaze constantly in the hearths, portraits of Korban in every room, and deceptive mirrors on the walls. With an October blue moon looming, both the living and the dead learn the true power of their dreams.

"Scott Nicholson explores the dark legends of the southern end of the Appalachian mountain chain, a nightmare country that ends in Stephen King's yard."-- Sharyn McCrumb, author of The Ballad novels

View or sample Creative Spirit at Amazon US, Amazon UK, Kobo, Smashwords,, or Goodreads. Look for Liquid Fear and Chronic Fear from Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer imprint.

CREATIVE SPIRIT is Scott Nicholson’s revised edition of the 2004 U.S. paperback THE MANOR. Scott is Kindle bestselling author of 12 novels, including THE RED CHURCH, DISINTEGRATION, LIQUID FEAR, and SPEED DATING WITH THE DEAD. Connect with Scott on Facebook, Goodreads, LibraryThing, Twitter, blogspot, website or Amazon page.

 **Review coming soon**

Guest Blog: Into the Past with Sharde Richardson (Watched)

Hi Crystal Thanks for having me!

 Here are some of my favorite books at certain ages.

 Age 5:  Where the Wild Things Are

Age 11:  Goosebumps series

Age 15:  Harry Potter

Age 19: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Thanks for joining us Sharde!  My son is progressing through your list.  We've done Where the Wild Things Are together of course, he loves all things Goosebumps, and he's finished Harry Potter.  He turns 11 in about 10 days.  I'm rather proud of him.  I'd like to think he'd be reading Oscar Wilde at 19, but I'm afraid if he's anything like me he'll probably stay away from books like that (I never liked the Classics or anything I was forced to read), but after your recommendation, I may have to give it a try.  I think it's a great way to get a glimpse of a writer to see what they were reading at certain ages!

2012 Why Buy the Cow? Reading Challenge

Here's another fun reading challenge for the year, the Why Buy The Cow? Reading Challenge hosted by  The Unread Reader and Reading the Paranormal.

This challenge is simply a challenge to read those books we get legally for free for our ereaders, eARCs, library books and the like don't count.  Complete rules/instructions can be found in this Introduction Post and you can sign up at this post.

I'm going to sign up at the Coupon Clipper level which is 12 books, I have quite a few free books on my Kindle right now that I want to read and I am sure I will add plenty more in 2012!

I'll list the books I read in this post as I read them.

2012 Finish The Series Reading Challenge

Another great challenge to join, this one hosted at Socrates Book Reviews.  The point of this one is simple, finish up the series that you have started, it doesn't matter if you have only read one book in the series or only have one book to finish the series.  For specifics and to sign up go to this post.

I'm going to join at Level 2 which is to finish up 2 series, and I may up that if I get ambitious.  I'lll come back here and link up reviews and note when I finish the books.  Here are the two series I need to complete:

Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich:
  • Sizzling Sixteen 
  • Smokin' Seventeen
  • Explosive Eighteen
Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
  • All Together Dead
  • From Dead to Worse
  • Dead and Gone
  • Dead in the Family
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Deadlocked (coming out next year)