The third Thursday of November snuck up on me; I was sleep deprived from staying up late to make the NaNoWriMo word counts and waking up early to soothe the angelic baby who had previously never seen the other side of nine a.m. Burning not a candle but my brain at both ends did not leave me excited about hosting a dinner for eight adults and five children, but then with toys for the aforementioned little ones and no grouchy neighbors, we were the logical choice. I’m glad I did because sitting down for dinner Thursday night, a pumpkin cheesecake cooling in the fridge, a loaf of pumpkin bread still warm on the counter (yes, I did manage to get both in the oven after a five hour seminar that morning and picking up the deep fried turkey) my heart filled with gladness.
For some reason my favorite holidays tend to be those where the table is so laden with food, you can’t get a dish in edgewise. Yes, Thanksgiving ranks ahead of Easter, but only because at our house, the little ones get to decorate the tree while the rest of us stuff our faces with combinations of turkey, sweet potato, and everything edible. This year I’ve actually used the leftovers; last night in soup and today in a casserole. I highly recommend both recipes.
Almost as much as I do checking out the young adult paranormal novels mentioned below. You’ve heard of J.K. Rowling and Stephanie Myer — but the truth is many authors are hard at work crafting tales that would thrill and entertain you or your young reader. So check them out: may be worth a look as a stocking stuffer or quality entertainment on the road to Grandma’s.
Ah yes, Thanksgiving. Nothing says the holidays like sitting around a fully decked out dining room table with mouthwatering temptations waiting to be gobbled up. Everyone waits anxiously for the big reveal… the turkey!
Lovingly prepared since early that morning, the turkey is brought out in a covered, silver serving platter. Aunt Edith smacks little Tommy’s hand as he attempts to steal a candied yam dripping with marshmallow. The collective breath is held as the silver cover is removed… revealing… a zombie turkey!
What—what? That’s right folks, this year; we are celebrating this American holiday paranormal style. And what says paranormal holiday better than a walking, talking zombie turkey?
This zombie turkey brings you important tidings of great prizes that shall be for all people… who participate and win of course.
November 25-27 you could win up to $200 in prizes!
Three days. Four YA paranormal books. Five chances to win!
And who are these crazy paranormal authors? Check them out. It’s like the Nightmare Before Christmas, Thanksgiving style!
Emlyn Chand, author of Farsighted
“Psychic or not, you’ll never see the end for this one coming! Emlyn Chand is pioneering ‘the next big thing’ for YA.” ~ Emily Reese, author of Second Death
Alex Kosmitoras may be blind, but he can still “see” things others can’t. When his unwanted visions of the future begin to suggest that the girl he likes could be in danger, he has no choice but to take on destiny and demand it reconsider.
Monster Mash: Emlyn says… I. AM. WEREWOLF! And why’s that you ask? First off, my name (Chand) literally means moon in Sanskrit. Next, werewolves are super cool–we can blend in with common folk, and then out of nowhere, kapow! I’m a werewolf, and I sure am hungry. Lastly, Team Jacob 100%. Now excuse me while I cock back my head and howl at my namesake.
Patti Larsen, author of Family Magic
“Patti Larsen is truly gifted because I read Family Magic cover to cover and I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for the next installment!” ~ from Goodreads review
Sixteen-year-old Sydlynn Hayle is the daughter of a powerful witch and a demon lord, but she just wants to be ordinary. When her coven comes under attack, Syd must face the fact only her power can save her family’s magic.
Monster Mash: Patti says… I am a witch. Naturally. I weave spells with my words, cast incantations from my keyboard, mix up the very best potions in my cauldron of documents. You want to stay on my good side. Trust me. Unless you enjoy waking up as something… unnatural.
Kimberly Kinrade, author of Forbidden Mind
“Forbidden Mind is a thrilling, dark and deeply romantic read that had me sitting on the edge of my seat and eagerly awaiting the next installment.” ~Refracted Light Young Adult Book Reviews
Paranormal teens with unimaginable powers. An evil organization with deep secrets. When Sam, a girl who reads minds, meets a boy who controls minds, she discovers her future isn’t what she thought. Together they must escape and free the others… or risk losing everything—and everyone—they love.
Monster Mash: Kimberly says… I may look like a demon, but I’m actually a succubus. Enchanting and seductive, I weave stories that will fuel your passions and make you fall in love. But be warned… once you fall under the spell of my words, your world will never be the same.
John Corwin, author of The Next Thing I Knew
Corwin does a phenomenal job of including humor throughout this novel. This book was like . . . Ghost (the movie) meets The Host (by Stephanie Meyer) meets MIB (Men In Black the movie). ~Maryann, Chapter by Chapter
The afterlife is the last thing on Lucy’s mind until she and every other human on the planet drop dead and find themselves in the hereafter. Lucy drags her social life back from the grave and enlists her friends to figure out the rules of the afterlife and, more importantly, to discover who or what killed everyone and why anyone would do such a mean thing.
Monster Mash: John says… I am a ninja. After all, vampires are simply ninjas with fangs. They can hide in plain sight, right in your living room. Jump out and scare the wits out of you. Drop a smoke bomb and poof! All you’re left with is stinky smoke in your house and soiled underclothes.
Four $25 Book Entries: For each of the four books in the contest, you can enter to win $25 (up to $100 in giveaways!) Simply buy a copy of the book and email the proof of purchase for that book OR submit the first sentence of the fifth chapter for that book to ParanormalTurkey@gmail.com. Winners will be chosen randomly. Each person can submit one entry per book. Here are the links for each book:
- Farsighted by Emlyn Chand for just 99 cents: http://ow.ly/7tqhx
- Forbidden Mind by Kimberly Kinrade for just 99 cents: http://amzn.to/rKraMo
- The Next Thing I Knew by John Corwin for just 99 cents: http://amzn.to/tSlj8A
- Family Magic by Patti Larsen for just $3.99: http://goo.gl/r2Bsm
And… if you buy all FOUR books, you are entered to win the Grand Prize!
The Grand Prize
One randomly selected reader who enters to win all four book prizes (Family Magic, Farsighted, Forbidden Mind and The Next Thing I Knew) will win the grand prize of $100.
So go on now and pick up a copy of these fantastic paranormal reads before the zombie turkey eats you!
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- All winners will be chosen randomly using random.org.
- Amazon links are provided, but books purchased through any online vendor will qualify with proof of purchase.