Spellbound Winter Book Tour – An exclusive short story

Exclusive short story from the epic Spellbound series

By Sherry Soule

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Today bestselling author, Sherry Soule has some exciting news to share with us! All the previously published books in the Spellbound series have been rewritten and republished with more epic romance and suspenseful thrills. The new versions also include exclusive bonus material and brand new scenes. Even additional extracts from charming, bad-boy, Trent Donovan’s point-of-view. To help promote the new editions, she is doing this awesome book tour to share the update with fellow booklovers.

Enjoy this special excerpt!

For Catarina Donovan, the terror started shortly after she and her husband Maxwell moved into Craven Manor—and what happened next turned into an urban legend that parents in Fallen Oaks told their children on stormy winter nights…

The newlyweds had snickered at the rumors that the mansion was haunted. Scoffed at the neighbors that insisted it had an infestation of ghosts. And shook their heads at the people who crossed the street rather than pass by their house.

They had moved in despite the mansion’s apparent state of neglect. It had been vacant for so long that it had become dusty and forgotten. Craven Manor was a sizeable estate located in Fallen Oaks and built within what some referred to as the upper-class section of town. In her mind, the mansion was perfectly situated in a quiet, rural setting, yet close to the bustle and conveniences of the downtown area.

On a Saturday afternoon in late October, she put her Mercedes into park on the gravel driveway, took a deep breath, and climbed out of the car to view the place that would change her life forever…

Crickets sang and dragonflies buzzed the entrance. Grass grew wild and tall in the yard, sprouting through the cracks in the cement path leading to the portico. The monstrous Gothic mansion was vast and rambling and wilting. It consumed the sky and blotted out the sun. Harsh seasons had torn shingles off the roof. Windows were randomly boarded shut. The fog purled and thickened.

Outwardly, the manor had a formidable appeal, constructed with a fusion of Gothic and Victorian architectural styles, which closely resembled the features of an American Carpenter Gothic design, often characterized by steep gables and pointed windows. The manor was bursting with cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies—everything except gargoyles. Towers, sculptural detail, and boldly angular masses were prolific across the exterior. It had black wrought-iron embellishments, storm shutters, and of course, the obligatory lightning rod atop the tallest tower that donned it as a stereotypical-looking haunted house.

Determination flowed through her veins as Catarina tossed her long ebony hair over her shoulder. Placing hands on her slim hips, her sapphire eyes glinted with pride at the estate. No, her new home.

The mansion’s walls were long and high and its towers peaked above the staggered trees. Gigantic and sprawling and unyielding. The wide front porch led down to a pebbled walkway flanked by low evergreen hedges and lush green grass. In the yard was a peculiar oak, ancient and ragged, like the ghastly white bones of an arthritic skeleton. It loomed like a sentinel positioned menacingly on a knoll as if to warn trespassers that this place was not to be entered whimsically or taken lightly.

While Catarina was aware of the macabre appearance of her newly acquired treasure, she intentionally overlooked the oddness of it. All that was required was a little cheery paint, some pruning, and landscaping, which would rectify the gloomy, almost mournful tone of the unkempt estate. Besides, Catarina wasn’t the type of woman to spook easily, nor was she prone to an overactive imagination. With her husband Maxwell frequently gone on business trips, she’d have to endure the problems of running such a large household on her own. But she didn’t mind. She was an independent, sensible woman, and since she’d become the mistress of this Gothic estate, she refused to be disturbed by a few ghost stories.

The logical part of Catarina’s brain knew it was just a house. Brick, glass, wood. But what she didn’t see was what lay beneath it. It was dangerous. Restless. Insidious. Yet Catarina refused to believe that real evil hid behind its beautiful façade. Even though she thought on the outside made the Amityville Horror seem tame in comparison.

Running the tip of her tongue over her full lips, she straightened her spine.

She marched forward, mounted the steps, and unlocked the door. A part of her wished that Maxwell could be here to explore the house with her, but she knew that his many businesses required him to visit many parts of the world. But she would keep herself busy decorating her new home and tending to the gardens. She wouldn’t have time to miss him and when he returned the house would be finished.

Her first task was to explore the interior, and she found herself amazed at the ornate chandeliers and gold-framed mirrors. Walls of brocaded velvet, with hanging tapestries, and unpolished hardwood floors. At the top of the massive and baroquely carved mahogany staircase were eight luxuriously furnished bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a private office.

In the parlor on the third floor, she swung open a corner cabinet door and found an interesting wooden trunk inside. Holding the chest gingerly in her hands, she placed it on the end table where she could open it.

Catarina pried open the lid and discovered one lone item: an old iron skeleton key with an elaborately fashioned handle.

She held the key up near the window to examine the object more closely in the little light yielded by the grime-covered window.

“Hmmm, I wonder what this opens?” she asked herself as a jangling clatter pierced the quiet. The telephone.

Following the direction of the ring, she descended the staircase to the second-floor. She spotted the phone resting on a hallway table near what she’d chosen as her bedroom. She hurried forward, tripping on a loose shoelace and almost falling. Finally, the phone screeched its last plea and fell silent just as Catarina placed her hand on the receiver. The screen on the caller ID reported it had come from an unknown caller.

Too busy to care, she went down the next flight of steps to the main floor. Catarina decided to explore the grounds before sundown. In October, the air was prone to chill and night came early. She hunted around for the jacket she’d left on the bench near the front door and shoved her arms into the leather sleeves of the coat. She patted her pockets to make sure she had her keys, and located them in her right front pocket.

“You must free us, mistress.” A chant, the plea of a hundred voices, supple and insidious lined her ears. “Open the Sheol. Unseal the gateway. Free the—”

She spun around. The corridor was dim and void of human life. On the wall, near the ceiling was a bloody handprint. She blinked and rubbed her eyes.

Nothing.

Shrugging, she ignored the whisper and pulled the front door open. It was just her imagination. She told herself there was nothing to fear.

She left the door unlocked, and marched onto the porch, then stepped down into a carpet of deep, soft green. Dirty windowpanes glistened in the sunlight. A humid scent like wet moss and freshly cut grass floated on the air. Catarina strolled in the gardens, noting the overgrowth of untended rosebushes planted beneath the stained-glass windows. She paused for a moment to survey the grounds. Ahead of her was a broad expanse of land—acres of lush grass that led to a thicket of trees that bordered the back of the property several hundred yards away. Even from this distance, she could sense the onset of winter, as most of the leaves of the staggering redwoods had fallen, leaving the branches bare like bony fingers reaching toward the ground.

From this vantage point, the scale of the mansion impressed her. She was able to view most of the three-story structure and the colorful glass of the windows that embodied the second and third floors. Inside, the heavy drapes that lined the windows were evident as well as the gauzy fabric intended to filter light and add privacy. At the top of one peaked edge were three crescent-shaped windows that she guessed belonged to the attic.

To the right of the property was a rundown gardener’s shed. She decided to check out the wooden shed and its contents before it became too dark. Nearing the shed, she stopped abruptly.

“Catarina…” A whisper by her ear, faint and distant and close all at once caused her to freeze.

Trembles traveled from her legs and vibrated up her neck. Dread choked her like a noose, strangling her from the inside. Once her feet became motionless, the crunching of the autumn leaves beneath them became silent, and she began to doubt that she’d actually heard anything at all.

Then her eyes caught something else in the dying light. Ground fog swirled and transformed, rising higher, forming a distinct black shape in front of her. An apparition with bleak hollow eyes.

She blinked until it disappeared. Then she took a deep breath, turned her gaze toward the horizon where the sun was making its slow descent, then turned her head to face the house again. She gasped.

In an upstairs bedroom, someone parted the drapes and a translucent face stared down at her from the window.

A prickling sensation glided over her body before settling in her stomach. Bile rose in her throat. Catarina struggled to calm herself; all she had to do was call the police and report an intruder. Instead, Catarina scanned each vacant pane, and then she turned completely around and stared at the road in front of Craven Manor.

Not a single car or person in sight. Nothing hovering human-like in the fog.

“Maybe I need to eat something.”

She shook her head, turned back around, and closed the gap between her present position and the entrance to the shed. The door was made of two out-swinging panels, intended to allow enough room for gardening implements to pass through. The panels were held shut by an old, rusty lock. She reached in her pocket for the keys.

All she found was a bit of lint. Catarina tried the other side. Vacant.

“What the—?”

Perplexed, her mind raced back to the moment when she’d dropped the keys in her pocket before leaving the house. She searched the pockets of her jeans.

No luck.

“Huh. I must’ve dropped them on my way out,” she said and began retracing her steps across the yard.

She passed the oak, reticent and massive, on her way to the porch. The setting sun cast long shadows on the ground. Catarina mounted the steps and opened the front door. Her fingers groped the wall near the entrance feeling for the light switch. Even in the late afternoon, the rooms were dark and eerie. She shuddered as a cold draft swept through the door, sending fingers of cold running over her skin.

Her gaze flicked outside, through the open door. Steeped in shadow, darkness echoed and folded inside itself until sunlight was absorbed completely, and the trees surrounding the mansion were bent and stooped, pouring more shadows across the hallows of what used to be the most prestigious house in Fallen Oaks.

She flinched. The autumn wind was howling. Flipping the switch up and down frantically, the room remained immersed in darkness. Her heart thudded loudly in the quiet.

Finally, the overhead light flickered to life. The chandelier light was dim, but adequate enough for Catarina to spot her keys. Relieved, she lifted the misplaced keys from the hallway table.

But her relief was fleeting. Her heart pounded. Her hands shook.

“Is someone there? Hello?”

No answer. But Catarina knew she was not alone.

She had to write this down. Keep a record. I know! I’ll write to my sister.

She began to back slowly toward the front door.

To be continued…

Places you can cyberstalk Sherry Soule:

Official website: http://www.sherrysoule.blogspot.com

Official Spellbound Series blog: http://thespellboundseries.blogspot.com

Twitter @WriterSherry: http://twitter.com/writersherry

goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4925996.Sherry_Soule

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Deadly Witchcraft. Ghostly Threats. Doomed Romance.

They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Fallen Oaks. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse.

When sixteen-year-old Shiloh Trudell takes a summer job at Craven Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan, and immediately becomes enchanted by his charms.

Finally, Shiloh’s met someone who is supercute and totally into her, but Trent is immersed in the cunning deception that surrounds the mysterious Craven Manor. So much so that he may lose sight of what is truly important to him. And she can’t decide whether she wants to shake him or kiss him. Yet neither one of them can deny the immediate, passionate connection growing between them.

But underlying everything is the fear that Trent may be the next victim on a supernatural hit list, and Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him…

With cryptic messages from a pesky wraith, Shiloh will finally begin to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist and decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to protect the other teenagers in town.

Unfortunately, for Shiloh, not all ghosts want help crossing over. Some want vengeance.

Buy the newly updated version of BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN (part 1):

ISBN: 978-0976180425

ASIN: B0058DE8YI

Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.to/18NB8CG

Kindle: http://amzn.to/OnCDca

NOOK: http://bit.ly/Q6mGqx

Kobo: http://bit.ly/18C4KQK

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/14edSHU

Spellbound Winter Book Tour – Supernatural Fun Facts with Evans

Supernatural Fun Facts with Evans

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Okay, this entertaining guest post has been provided by bestselling author, Sherry Soule! She is sharing a post written by one of the characters from the gripping Spellbound series, which has been recently revamped with more epic romance and suspenseful thrills. To help promote the new editions, she is doing this fun book tour to share the news with fellow booklovers. The new versions also include exclusive bonus materials and brand new scenes. Even additional scenes from the charming bad-boy, Trent Donovan!

My name is Evans and I am a part-time ghost hunter, and today I have an interesting urban legend to share!

Working with a private organization called the DarkSide Detectives—DD for short—allows me certain access to specific undisclosed reports on supernatural activity. What the DD perceives is taking place in Fallen Oaks, California is a kind of spiritual nexus. The whole town was built over what we identify as a Sheol, meaning “the place whither the dead are cited or bidden,” or “the place where the dead are ingathered.” The word Sheol appears 65 times in the Old Testament. And if my calculations are correct, the focal point is beneath the Silent Hollows Cemetery in Fallen Oaks. According to mythology, these are gateways into the Underworld, a barrier between dimensions. For these reasons, its power attracts the paranormal.

To clarify, energies discharged by the Sheol can also have strange side effects. It can be a vessel for human pain and suffering, illustrated by Fallen Oaks’s bleak and foreboding history. The only known archetype for the concept of a Sheol is in the book of Numbers in the Bible. It describes a momentary act of God by Moses and not an actual area of landscape or artefact, but I think it still refers to the Sheol.

I recently uncovered an urban legend regarding Fallen Oaks, which claims a dark sorceress essentially caused the town curse. Myth states that  a demon rose from the ashes of the women burned at the stake, during the time of the Witch Trials. They worshiped the Phoenix and were a coven of fierce witches that studied the Dark Arts.

The majority of legends surrounding Fallen Oaks are controversial and fascinating. Unfortunately, we may never be able to separate fact from legend, but one such story has been circulating for over a decade. Part of the land that the town resides upon was the site of an actual witch burning many years ago.

As a quiet community that had a high quotient of oddities, the entire town was filled with quirky and eccentric locals. All with something to hide. Due to the small size of Fallen Oaks, many of the residents were so intricately connected that their elaborate unions and rivalries went back generations.

And I realize that there haven’t been any witch burnings in the United States in hundreds of years, but supposedly, one took place about eighty years ago. Legend has it that a dark sorceress supposedly hexed the land before she was tied to a stake and burned alive. It was never made public knowledge, but the dark deed ultimately caused the town curse.

It turns out that nothing is what it seems in that idyllic community…

Fallen Oaks is not unique. Dreadful things happen frequently in other areas, too. In any case, a place can simply be insidious in origin.

However, this particular coastal town has always been considered as a supernatural hot spot, and it was for this reason that the Native American tribes came to the area to begin with. With the arrival of colonists and the epidemic that followed them, the Sheol was seemingly warped and strengthened. The Sheol’s intensification would occur repeatedly over the next two centuries, until the Blood Rose Circle tapped into its power. Although, when Darrah Broussard became the leader of the coven, and convinced the other members to summon an ancient evil to gain riches and power for themselves, they were the only people in town that knew of the Sheol’s existence.

Thank you for letting me share this sensitive information with you! Please visit the DarkSide detectives blog to read more about my adventures at Craven Manor and Fallen Oaks.

Places you can cyberstalk Sherry Soule:

Official website: http://www.sherrysoule.blogspot.com

Official Spellbound Series blog: http://thespellboundseries.blogspot.com

Twitter @WriterSherry: http://twitter.com/writersherry

goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4925996.Sherry_Soule

 DarkSide Detectives blog: http://paranormalresearchgroup.blogspot.com/

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Deadly Witchcraft. Ghostly Threats. Doomed Romance.

They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Fallen Oaks. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse.

When sixteen-year-old Shiloh Trudell takes a summer job at Craven Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan, and immediately becomes enchanted by his charms.

Finally, Shiloh’s met someone who is supercute and totally into her, but Trent is immersed in the cunning deception that surrounds the mysterious Craven Manor. So much so that he may lose sight of what is truly important to him. And she can’t decide whether she wants to shake him or kiss him. Yet neither one of them can deny the immediate, passionate connection growing between them.

But underlying everything is the fear that Trent may be the next victim on a supernatural hit list, and Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him…

With cryptic messages from a pesky wraith, Shiloh will finally begin to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist and decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to protect the other teenagers in town.

Unfortunately, for Shiloh, not all ghosts want help crossing over. Some want vengeance.

Buy the newly updated version of BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN (part 1):

ISBN: 978-0976180425

ASIN: B0058DE8YI

Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.to/18NB8CG

Kindle: http://amzn.to/OnCDca

NOOK: http://bit.ly/Q6mGqx

Kobo: http://bit.ly/18C4KQK

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/14edSHU

Spellbound Winter Book Tour – Why I Love The Young Adult Genre

“Why I LOVE the Young Adult Genre”

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Guest post by bestselling author, Sherry Soule

 

Today bestselling author, Sherry Soule has some exciting news to share with us! All the previously published books in the Spellbound series have been rewritten and republished with more epic romance and suspenseful thrills. The new versions also include exclusive bonus material and brand new scenes. Even additional scenes from charming, bad-boy, Trent Donovan’s point-of-view! To help promote the new editions, she is doing this awesome book tour to share the update with fellow booklovers.

Hi everybody, I’m author, Sherry Soule—waving from the SF Bay Area, where it can get pretty foggy just like in Fallen Oaks. I can’t believe that winter and the holidays are right around the corner. Thanks for letting me visit today, it’s an honor to be a guest here and meet other fellow booklovers.

Since I was a child, I recognized that books were a way to travel to other places and have remarkable adventures. Even though I am older (you’re NEVER too old to read young adult novels, IMHO) than the average teen reader, I’ve always loved reading Young Adult literature.

I think I love reading YA Lit because I think that most novels in this genre are fast-paced and thrilling, and the stories are written in a style that is engrossing, with story-driven or character-driven plotlines. I also love that there are so many books created into a series nowadays, so that you can continue to have additional adventures with your favorite characters.

Could my love of YA Lit be simply because I’m still stuck at age sixteen, just a teenager-at-heart in disguise?

Could be. And like many of you, I’ve read hundreds of YA books and I can actually say that I enjoyed them all. Some I genuinely loved and these books became like good friends that I didn’t want to part with, so they adorn my bookshelves and wait patiently to be reread again one day. Other novels were simply read and then disregarded with a contented smile.

And you know what? I am NEVER embarrassed to buy YA novels (although I buy most of my books online through Amazon) in bookstores, or carry them around with me. I love the genre and always have and always will.

Of course, I realize that we all have diverse tastes in literature. Most of you will have varied genres that you love to read, and probably some of my favorite books are simply your forgotten reads. That is what makes the world of YA Lit, and reading as a whole, so dang fascinating. Each one of us will enjoy different types of characters, plots, and of course, a writer’s voice, the way only they can tell a story.

Personally, I like to read and write darker, edgier young adult novels. As you can probably tell if you’d read my books, I tend to write dark, tormented heroines, too. I love the angst of a female teen protagonist trying to come to terms with some dark secret or horrific event in her past, and usually, she ends up facing this fear, vulnerability, or threat, with a handsome, strong hottie by her side. Oh!—and I love to create an evil villain that is unquestionably devious, but complex. My antiheroes always possess some redeeming features, and because of these factors, I think it makes them much more interesting villains.

My heroines are typically intelligent, snarky, and full of fight. Like my girl, Shiloh Ravenwolf in the Spellbound series. You gotta admire Shiloh’s spunk and determination. When I grow up, I wanna just like her. Or a vampire. Or a ninja. Hmmm, not sure which…

Anyhoo, thank you so for letting me chat about my love of young adult literature. I hope you enjoyed this post. Now go feed your mind and read a book! Preferably mine. 😀

Places you can cyberstalk Sherry Soule:

Official website: http://www.sherrysoule.blogspot.com

Spellbound Series Universe blog: http://thespellboundseries.blogspot.com

Twitter @WriterSherry: http://twitter.com/writersherry

goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11634793-beautifully-broken

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Deadly Witchcraft. Ghostly Threats. Doomed Romance.

They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Fallen Oaks. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse.

When sixteen-year-old Shiloh Trudell takes a summer job at Craven Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan, and immediately becomes enchanted by his charms.

Finally, Shiloh’s met someone who is supercute and totally into her, but Trent is immersed in the cunning deception that surrounds the mysterious Craven Manor. So much so that he may lose sight of what is truly important to him. And she can’t decide whether she wants to shake him or kiss him. Yet neither one of them can deny the immediate, passionate connection growing between them.

But underlying everything is the fear that Trent may be the next victim on a supernatural hit list, and Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him…

With cryptic messages from a pesky wraith, Shiloh will finally begin to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist and decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to protect the other teenagers in town.

Unfortunately, for Shiloh, not all ghosts want help crossing over. Some want vengeance.

BUY BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN (book 1):

ISBN: 978-0976180425

ASIN: B0058DE8YI

Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.to/18NB8CG

Kindle: http://amzn.to/OnCDca

NOOK: http://bit.ly/Q6mGqx

Kobo: http://bit.ly/18C4KQK

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/14edSHU

Spellbound Winter Book Tour – Supernatural Urban Legends

Supernatural Urban Legends

Guest Post by author Sherry Soule

Today bestselling author, Sherry Soule has some exciting news to share with us! All the previously published books in the Spellbound series have been rewritten and republished with more epic romance and suspenseful thrills. The new versions also include exclusive bonus material and brand new scenes. Even additional scenes from charming, bad-boy, Trent Donovan’s point-of-view! To help promote the new editions, she is doing this awesome book tour to share the update with fellow booklovers.

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Hi everyone, I’m Sherry Soule—waving from the Bay Area. Thanks for letting me stop by today and chat about my books. It’s a thrill to get to be a guest and meet fellow booklovers. I have put together a few mysterious and intriguing urban legends about the Spellbound series that surround the cursed town of Fallen Oaks, California…

Urban Legend #1

Some researchers believe that certain demon races are actually the disembodied spirits of the Nephilim. (They are also considered to be Shadow People.) The origination of the Nephilim began with the legend of an archangel named Raziel. Urban legend states that Raziel escorted a sect of angels that were to instruct humans in morality.

Unfortunately, these angels began to educate man in sciences that God had deemed to be forbidden. These subjects included astrology, divination, and magic. The tutelage went on for centuries, until the angels began to pine for the human females.

After the fallen angels, or sometimes known as the Fallen, had sexual relations with the women, their unholy union resulted in the hybrid offspring called: Nephilim, which are the direct descendants of the antediluvian Fallen. Nephilim are also known as the Grigori or the Watchers.

It has been insinuated that one of the main reasons for the great flood, was not only to punish man, but to cleanse the earth of the Nephilim created from the union of fallen angels and human women. The flood banished most of the Fallen and their offspring into a Sheol.

So, do you believe in the Nephilim? What do you think will happen if they are ever freed?

Urban Legend #2

One haunted house claim that continues to be an urban legend is the infamous, Ravenhurst Manor in Fallen Oaks. Books and stories have been written based on its hauntings and its reputation as one of California’s most ghostly places.

Ravenhurst Manor’s first owner was a woman and dark sorceress named, Rowan Broussard. After her death, the estate was used as an all girl’s boarding school for many years. The sixty room Gothic mansion was listed for sale with the resident ghosts. Other odd things that occurred in in this house were: doors and windows that opened or closed on their own, cold drafts, whispering voices, and some visitors even claimed to see a dark shadowy figure roaming the halls.

However, Ravenhurst is most famously linked to the disappearance of six children during the years of 1964 through 1967. (After the school was closed, the estate became the property of the town before it was sold to a wealthy, oil magnate.) After the children’s’ bodies were discovered buried within the walls of the house, obviously from less than peaceful circumstances, the town buried them in Silent Hollows Cemetery.

Did these Children buried on unconsecrated ground, lead to the strange tragedy that would make this mansion so famous?

 

Urban Legend #3

Ah, let’s move on to the zombie apocalypse!

Another interesting urban legend states that on September 28, 1941, during an eclipse, a zombie was spotted in Fallen Oaks. To make matters worse, a fire at the local mill had swept through town. As day turned to night, more zombies appeared. Many townsfolk mistook the undead for dazed mill workers. After the residents received hugs from the zombies, they were bitten by these paranormals, and soon the epidemic spread across the town like wildfire.

To make matters worse, the roads and bridges connecting Fallen Oaks to the rest of the Bay Area had burned in the fire. The townsfolk had no way to escape. Scores of people become lost when they chose to venture into the dark depth of Deadwood Grove rather than face the insatiable zombie menace.

Within days, the Paranormal Research Group (PRG) converged on Fallen Oaks in a variety of aircraft. They established a base on the south side of the forest and went about the process of extermination. It took two weeks to secure the town. A total of 500 people were plague-ridden, an enormous number considering that there wasn’t a zombie vaccine available at this time.

Whatever the case, Fallen Oaks’s zombie outbreak affected just under 600 people, making it one of the worst cases in U.S. history.

Are you prepared for a zombie apocalypse? What if zombies start showing up again?

Thank you so much for letting me chat up my YA series with all of you. It’s been an honor to share the eerie urban legends associated with the Spellbound series. If you haven’t seized your copy yet, please do so. Many thrilling and extraordinary adventures await you!

Places you can cyberstalk, Sherry Soule:

Official website: http://www.sherrysoule.blogspot.com

Official Spellbound Series Universe: http://thespellboundseries.blogspot.com

goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11634793-beautifully-broken

Twitter @WriterSherry: http://twitter.com/writersherry

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Deadly Witchcraft. Ghostly Threats. Doomed Romance.

They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Fallen Oaks. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse.

When sixteen-year-old Shiloh Trudell takes a summer job at Craven Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan, and immediately becomes enchanted by his charms.

Finally, Shiloh’s met someone who is supercute and totally into her, but Trent is immersed in the cunning deception that surrounds the mysterious Craven Manor. So much so that he may lose sight of what is truly important to him. And she can’t decide whether she wants to shake him or kiss him. Yet neither one of them can deny the immediate, passionate connection growing between them.

But underlying everything is the fear that Trent may be the next victim on a supernatural hit list, and Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him…

With cryptic messages from a pesky wraith, Shiloh will finally begin to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist and decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to protect the other teenagers in town.

Unfortunately, for Shiloh, not all ghosts want help crossing over. Some want vengeance.

BUY BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN (book 1):

ISBN: 978-0976180425

ASIN: B0058DE8YI

Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.to/18NB8CG

Kindle: http://amzn.to/OnCDca

NOOK: http://bit.ly/Q6mGqx

Kobo: http://bit.ly/18C4KQK

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/14edSHU

BUY BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN:

Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.to/U3ldZb

Kindle: http://amzn.to/OnCDca

NOOK: http://bit.ly/Q6mGqx

Kobo: http://bit.ly/18C4KQK

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/14edSHU