Friday, February 5, 2021

Book Blitz and Giveaway: The Haunting of Solomon House (Blair Graves #1) by Marnie Vinge

Title: The Haunting of Solomon House
Series: Blair Graves #1
Author: Marnie Vinge
Publication Date: January 25th 2021
Print Length: 264 pages
Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Blair Graves’ father went missing seven years ago.

The legal death of her paranormal radio host father tilts her world sideways on its axis. When no will can be found, Blair is forced to adapt to a quickly shifting reality. One in which she’s forced to sell her family home.

When a historical fixer-upper catches her eye, she goes all in, hoping to escape her father’s legacy and the long shadow cast by his very public disappearance.

But when the house starts presenting more problems than just the creaks and groans associated with old age, Blair starts questioning what she knows about life, death, and what comes after.

When the very arrogant and handsome Cash Kelly–a ghost-hunting expert–offers his help, Blair is sure he’s the same kind of attention-seeking, conspiracy-promoting, dollar-chasing content creator hack as her father.

As she begins to question his motivations for helping her, the haunting escalates to a dangerous point, forcing Blair to confront the reality of the world her father believed in.

And what it means to be his daughter.

The X-Files meets Supernatural in this urban fantasy series about the strength of a father-daughter bond and how, sometimes, truth really is stranger than fiction.

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EXCERPT:
I lean my back against the door and listen to the crackle of the fire in the fireplace. I’m not quite ready to put it out yet. I look around, wondering how to fill another hour before bed and my eyes land on the door that leads to the backyard.

My little furry friend.

I grab a coat, scarf, and some mittens and decide I’m going to spend a little time outside and see if I can spot the raccoon. Out back, I walk to the edge of the empty art deco pool. I glance to the bottom, now clean and free of the animal remains it once held. My eyes travel upwards to the tree line at the back of the property. I narrow them to slits, trying to make out any shape in the darkness.

And that’s when I hear it.

Chuff. Chuff.

Almost a snort. A huge exhalation through a snout. An animal. An animal much larger than a raccoon.

And the same sound that woke me in the middle of the night.

A chill descends on me.

My heart begins to race. An instinctive part of my brain suddenly shifts into prey mode. That’s what I am. Prey. Meat. Sustenance for whatever is making that sound.

A bear? A mountain lion?

Why would I have heard it in the house? In my bedroom? So close to my ear that I could practically feel the hot air being forced from its lungs.

I stand, frozen on the spot, my eyes still trying to make out shapes in the darkness. But now, through a lens of fear, I feel like I see them everywhere. A shadow here, one over there. My eyes dart around, trying to follow whatever it is that I’m seeing—or that I think I’m seeing.

I feel crazy.

Suddenly, I’m wishing Noelle and Hooper were still here.

That anyone was here.

That I wasn’t surrounded by empty fields for miles.

I’m sure of one thing, though, as I creep back to the house.

I may feel lonely.

But I’m not alone.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Marnie Vinge is a novelist and storyteller as well as the creator of the podcast, Eerie Okie.

She first started writing at the ripe age of 7, creating a science fiction horror story about a monster that lived in seaweed off the coast of Corpus Christi. Since then, she's stretched her wings by writing urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and horror.

To check out Eerie Okie, search your favorite podcast platform. If you're an Oklahoma ghoul who loves the morbid and macabre, it's the podcast for you.

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16 comments:

  1. Cool book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  2. David HollingsworthFebruary 6, 2021 at 1:37 AM

    That cover is pretty neat.

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  3. Awesome cover- book sounds like one I'd enjoy!

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  4. Nice cover. I really liked the blurb and excerpt. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I Really Like Your Cover, Cool design!

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  6. Sounds like a great read. Thank you for the opportunity to win

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  7. This looks like a good story for me to read

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  8. love the cover, I wonder what gave the author the plot idea!

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  9. This book is right up my alley!

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