ROMANTIC PICKS Recommends #Halloween #Reads! #ScaryStories

51UMfsYMeBL._SY346_SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN!

A harrowing array of scary stories that all have one thing in common: each either begins or ends with a scream!

R.L. Stine—the godfather of Goosebumps—and some of the most popular authors today bring an unrivaled mastery of all things fearsome, frightening, and fantabulous to this terrifying anthology of all-new scary short stories.

Scream and Scream Again! is full of twists and turns, dark corners, and devilish revenge. Collected in conjunction with the Mystery Writers of America, this set includes works from New York Times bestselling authors telling tales of wicked ice-cream trucks, time-travelling heroes, witches and warlocks, and of course, haunted houses.

Read it if you dare! With twenty never-before-published scary stories from some of the most popular authors today—including Chris Grabenstein, Wendy Corsi Staub, Heather Graham, Peter Lerangis, R.L. Stine, Bruce Hale, Emmy Laybourne, Steve Hockensmith, Lisa Morton, Ray Daniel, Beth Fantaskey, Phil Mathews, Carter Wilson, Doug Levin, Jeff Soloway, Joseph S. Walker, Alison McMahan, Daniel Palmer, Tonya Hurley, and Stephen Ross—it’s sure to leave readers screaming for more.

41HOAr--0MLTHE EXORCIST- 40TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist, one of the most controversial novels ever written, went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. Inspired by a true story of a child’s demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals must rescue Regan from her unspeakable fate, and the drama that ensues is gripping and unfailingly terrifying. Two years after its publication, The Exorcist was, of course, turned into a wildly popular motion picture, garnering ten Academy Award nominations. On opening day of the film, lines of the novel’s fans stretched around city blocks. In Chicago, frustrated moviegoers used a battering ram to gain entry through the double side doors of a theater. In Kansas City, police used tear gas to disperse an impatient crowd who tried to force their way into a cinema. The three major television networks carried footage of these events; CBS’s Walter Cronkite devoted almost ten minutes to the story. The Exorcist was, and is, more than just a novel and a film: it is a literary landmark. Purposefully raw and profane, The Exorcist still has the extraordinary ability to disturb readers and cause them to forget that it is “just a story.” Newly polished and added to by it author and published here in this beautiful fortieth anniversary edition, it remains an unforgettable reading experience and will continue to shock and frighten a new generation of readers.

41k2rdV18hLDOCTOR SLEEP

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor!

From master storyteller Stephen King, his unforgettable and terrifying sequel to The Shining—an instant #1 New York Times bestseller that is “[a] vivid frightscape” (The New York Times).

Years ago, the haunting of the Overlook Hotel nearly broke young Dan Torrance’s sanity, as his paranormal gift known as “the shining” opened a door straight into hell. And even though Dan is all grown up, the ghosts of the Overlook—and his father’s legacy of alcoholism and violence—kept him drifting aimlessly for most of his life. Now, Dan has finally found some order in the chaos by working in a local hospice, earning the nickname “Doctor Sleep” by secretly using his special abilities to comfort the dying and prepare them for the afterlife. But when he unexpectedly meets twelve-year-old Abra Stone—who possesses an even more powerful manifestation of the shining—the two find their lives in sudden jeopardy at the hands of the ageless and murderous nomadic tribe known as the True Knot, reigniting Dan’s own demons and summoning him to battle for this young girl’s soul and survival…

51Z0FnhUuULUSHER’S PASSING

Poe’s classic tale lives on in this gothic novel of ancestral madness in the mountains of modern-day North Carolina, from a New York Times–bestselling author.

Ever since Edgar Allan Poe looted a family’s ignoble secret history for his classic story “The Fall of the House of Usher,” living in the shadow of that sick dynasty has been an inescapable scourge for generations of Usher descendants. But not for horror novelist Rix Usher.

Years ago, he fled the isolated family estate of Usherland in the menacing North Carolina hills to pursue his writing career. He promised never to return. But his father’s impending death has brought Rix back home to assume the role of Usher patriarch—and face his worst fears.

His arrival forces him to confront a devious and impassive family and his vulnerable sister’s slow descent into insanity. Stirring memories of the grim folktales born out of the surrounding Briartop Mountains and the terrifying legends of missing children, Rix knows that in the dark, twisted corridors of Usherland, that dreadful something he saw as a young boy is still there. It’s waiting for him, as decayed and undying as the Usher heritage, and more depraved than anything Poe could have imagined.

This eerie novel by the Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Swan Song and Boy’s Life is “a frightening pleasure” and a worthy tribute to the master who inspired it (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).

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41zCMnZ-TgLCREATUS TALIS ~ BARGAIN $0.99!

New Release in the Creatus Saga!

For four thousand years, creatus elders have insisted that the creatus population concealed themselves from human beings because humans had hunted the creatus almost to extinction…

But one woman’s research reveals that when creatus first arrived on this planet, humans didn’t fear the alien beings that looked so much like the human race. That is, until the creatus started to breed with humans, creating a ferocious killer feared by humans and creatus alike. A creature so fierce that its legacy of death and destruction has fed nightmares for millennia. And now, a new breed of creatus has been born — or rather, reborn.

Vev, one of the first generations of creatus talis, finds herself torn between her younger family members and a forbidden love as she fights to save the young talis from being turned into a weapon — or worse, annihilation.

51E3rlEMB0LCYBER STORM ~ OVER 9000 REVIEWS!

Mike Mitchell is an average New Yorker struggling just to keep his family together when a string of disasters shreds the bustling megacity around them.

The Internet and communication networks go down…a deadly epidemic rages across the country…then a monster snowstorm cuts New York off from the world.

Days go by without contact to the outside world. Then weeks. Murder and vigilante justice replace law and order. Millions fight to survive.

In the chaos, conspiracy theories rage about a foreign cyberattack. Was it the North Koreans? The Russians? The Chinese? Might it be the first shockwave of a global shift in power? But even these questions become unimportant as Mike and his family struggle for survival in the wintry tomb of a doomed New York.

ScreamfortheCamera (1)SCREAM FOR THE CAMERA ~ PARANORMAL SUSPENSE

A murder…broadcast for thousands to see…has just become a viral sensation.

A brutal, methodical murderer, known as the Facebook Live Killer, has cold-bloodedly killed vibrant, beautiful young women in front of the whole world. The heartless bastard streams the footage on Facebook Live. The latest killing stuns the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Known for its sun, sand, and sea, the vacation paradise hasn’t seen a murder in over ten years.

Now the residents fear a murderer lives among them…taunting them…terrified this is only the beginning. For Massachusetts State Police Detective, Lieutenant Mason Conrad, the case couldn’t have come at a worst possible time. His life is in the midst of an upheaval. Newly divorced, he is heavy in debt with a child to raise. But he knows the clock is ticking. Someone who blatantly kills in this manner won’t stop.

Moving to the island five years ago, Ettie Harwell came with secrets. Secrets she had hoped never to reveal. Then, the haunting dreams returned. Night after night, visions pull her back into the world she’d prayed she’d never have to face again. The murders have thrown Mason and Ettie together, plunging them into, not only the Dark Web but a dark world. They have no choice but to track down a demon-possessed killer before he strikes again…and time is running out.

51Wh6JLDuJL._SY346_NIGHTWALKER ~PARANORMAL ROMANCE

Classic paranormal romantic suspense from the queen of the genre, New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham.

One night, desperate for money to support her grandfather, Jessy Sparhawk places the bet that will change her life forever. Just as she’s collecting her winnings, a man stumbles through the crowd, a knife protruding from his back, and crashes into her, pinning her to the table.

Hired to investigate the murder, private detective Dillon Wolf finds himself fascinated by the gorgeous redhead who’d been trapped beneath the victim—and by the single word the dying man had whispered in her ear. Indigo.

One murder leads to another as Dillon and Jessy realize that the nightmare is only just beginning—and that the dead still have a hand left to play.

Originally published in 2009

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51P+rTjmgWL._SY346_GONE MISSING ~ROMANTIC SUSPENSE~ NEW RELEASE

With a missing father, a murderous brother, and a marriage of convenience, Becca Galbraith’s life is one hot mess…and it’s about to get hotter.

After overhearing her brother plotting a murder, Becca is desperate to find out the truth behind her family’s business dealings and her father’s disappearance. She makes a deal with the devil—a gorgeous, irreverent soldier-turned-PI. She’s in over her head and sinking fast.

The last thing Bronson Warner ever wanted was to be a groom. The second-to-last thing he ever wanted was to be a dad. Through a weird twist of fate, he’s now both within the span of a few weeks. His solitary life has been turned upside down and stomped on by a wife who’s his exact opposite and teenagers who have their own tragic secret, and it’s his responsibility to keep them all safe.

As Bronson strives to protect his new family, he realizes not only are their lives in danger, but so is his heart.

51tIADJ9SLL._SY346_SPECIAL AGENT CHARLI ~ ROMANTIC PICKS

The only man she wants in her life is her old Gramps, and all he wants is a grandchild.

Special Agent Charli Madison can’t get a break. After the stress of her last horrific assignment, all she wants is to spend time vacationing with her Gramps in Fort Lauderdale, a city they both love. Plans go awry, and she’s forced into witness protection, guarding a teenage girl who’s the only person able to identify a notorious killer.

To make matters worse, she has to accept the womanizing local FLPD Major as her fictitious fiancé and her backup on the dangerous mission.

Heaven knows, she doesn’t deserve this mess…

Blake Sebastian is tired of his role as lover for the women who hang around him in droves. Problem is – he doesn’t trust any of them with his heart, never mind with his future.

When pushed, he admits to the curly-headed, disapproving FBI agent under his jurisdiction, a man can get sick of so much sugar. Every so often, he needs a little sour to offset that much sweetness.

Charli was not impressed.

51WHEXM0-5LDANGEROUS MEMORIES ~CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

What kind of woman am I?

The question haunts Keira Rhodes when she awakens in the hospital with amnesia and learns that two men claim to be her baby’s father.

Logan claims he is her loving husband. Although Keira feels drawn to this quiet man, she senses that their marriage has been far from perfect. For Logan’s own brother, Kyle, staunchly maintains that Keira’s baby and her heart are his…

The truth lay hidden in Keira’s lost memory—and in the tender touch of one special man.

If you enjoy the Hallmark Mystery movies, you will love Dangerous Memories.

51TzT-o4rxL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_THE ARTIST’S INHERITANCE ~PARANORMAL ROMANCE

The balance between good and evil can be an art… or a curse.

Trevor and Caitlin were once happy newlyweds, profiting from Trevor’s art. Until Trevor inherits his brother’s house, and with it, his part of an old Welsh family curse. Now, Caitlin will stop at nothing to save her beloved husband from insanity and suicide, even if it means she must embrace her destiny and become a witch.

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ScreamfortheCamera (1)SCREAM FOR THE CAMERA

NEW RELEASE ~ KINDLEUNLIMITED ~ PARANORMAL SUSPENSE

A murder…broadcast for thousands to see…has just become a viral sensation.

A brutal, methodical murderer, known as the Facebook Live Killer, has cold-bloodedly killed vibrant, beautiful young women in front of the whole world. The heartless bastard streams the footage on Facebook Live. The latest killing stuns the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Known for its sun, sand, and sea, the vacation paradise hasn’t seen a murder in over ten years.

Now the residents fear a murderer lives among them…taunting them…terrified this is only the beginning. For Massachusetts State Police Detective, Lieutenant Mason Conrad, the case couldn’t have come at a worst possible time. His life is in the midst of an upheaval. Newly divorced, he is heavy in debt with a child to raise. But he knows the clock is ticking. Someone who blatantly kills in this manner won’t stop.

Moving to the island five years ago, Ettie Harwell came with secrets. Secrets she had hoped never to reveal. Then, the haunting dreams returned. Night after night, visions pull her back into the world she’d prayed she’d never have to face again. The murders have thrown Mason and Ettie together, plunging them into, not only the Dark Web but a dark world. They have no choice but to track down a demon-possessed killer before he strikes again…and time is running out.

51dMtD1wHxL._SY346_A LETHAL LEGACY

NEW RELEASE ~ ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

TREASURE OR TREACHERY?

Douglas Island sits off the coast of New York State, its imposing cliffs warning away visitors. Still, Finn Douglas has big plans for his inheritance and the rambling manor house that dominates the landscape. He has a vision to turn the island into a resort getaway for overworked city dwellers. But when the broken body of his business partner is found at the base of the rocky escarpment, he fears it wasn’t an accident.

Special Agent Craig Frasier agrees to help his cousin Finn by investigating and, with psychologist Kieran Finnegan at his side, heads to the island. As Craig and Kieran delve into the history of the Douglas estate, they discover that the property comes complete with strange lore and a blood-soaked past. Something evil seems to be lurking in the caverns that run beneath the stony ground. Is there something on the island that someone is willing to kill to protect? Kieran and Craig take on a dangerous search for the truth, where one false step could send them plummeting to their deaths, and one wrong turn could bring them face-to-face with a killer.

41dvy8clallFOREVER NOTORIOUS

NEW RELEASE ~ ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Abigail Mueez knows all about being something you’re not. Everyone knows she works security in Washington D.C., but that wasn’t exactly the truth. There are many layers of deception in Abby’s life from her job to the man she’s with—a man she doesn’t have time to fall in love with when her life and so much more was on the line. Too bad she didn’t tell her heart that.

He knew there was more to Abby than everyone else saw, but he never asked. He had his own secrets to keep. But then the President called and all deceptions fell to the side as more than just their truths are laid bare. With bullets flying and lives at stake, could he and Abby do the scariest thing possible—become the couple that would set the town of Keeneston on fire?

51TaLvLxSnLTHE STAR-CROSSED SEAMSTRESS

NEW RELEASE ~ KINDLEUNLIMITED ~ HISTORICAL

Skylar flees a family scandal in Boston, expecting assistance in society from her English relatives. Once her plans fall apart, however, she is obliged to earn money with her skills as a seamstress. Just when she’s given up on the notion of marriage, her path crosses that of a charming laborer who inexplicably sets her pulse racing.

When wealthy Joe Fiddick hits a patch of bad luck, he seizes the opportunity to do something meaningful by helping a neighbor and her pretty granddaughter with repairs to their cottage. As it turns out, he has more in common with the granddaughter than he realizes…and what they share spells disaster for their budding romance.

Will Joe and Skylar be star-crossed lovers or can the rift between them be mended?

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RAMBLINGS OF A MAD SOUTHERN WOMAN GIVEAWAY

  • A new Kindle Fire 8 HD
  • DVD of Foreseen, based off my novel The Lie
  • Signed paperback copy of Moondust and Madness by NY Times bestselling author Janelle Taylor
  • Signed paperback copy of Embers at Galdrilene by USA Today bestselling author A.D. Trosper
  • Ebook copy of Suddenly Susan, Caught Up In Me, and Back Where I Belong by Virginia Gray
  • Signed paperback of Scream for the Camera by Colleen Connally
  • Ebook copy of Dare the Devil, Dangerous Places and Dark Corners by Elaine Raco Chase
  • Signed paperback copy of The Healer of Guildenwood by Mary E. Calvert
  • Signed copy of Lost and Found by Jeff LaFerney
  • Signed copy of Compelled by USA Today bestselling author Inge-Lise Goss
  • 3 signed print copies of Surviving Doodahville by yours truly
  • 10 ebooks of Surviving Doodahville 
  • Ebook copy of Grade-A Stupid by A.J. Lape
  • Signed print copy of Murder and Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction by Amy Metz
  • Signed print copy of Tails of Jaxx at the Metropolitan Opera by Joanna Lee Doster and one ebook copy
  • Ebook copy of Fooling Around with Cinderella by Stacy Juba
  • Ebook copy of Blue Bells of Scotland by Laura Vosika
  • Ebook copy of Sideshow: A Love Story by Kris Johnston
ONE GRAND-PRIZE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A SIGNED COPY OF ALL NOVELS by me – which is a lot! (Entry requirements for Grand Prize Drawing: Preorder a copy of Surviving Doodahville and email me your receipt from Amazon to ashleyfontainne@gmail.com – each purchase gains 5 entries)

The summer of 1983—the era of big debt, big hair, and big dreams. Seventeen-year-old Kassandra Lawson is a Southern California girl, enjoying the summer before her high school senior year, thinking life is great.

But then tragic news arrives, sending Kee and her parents to Daltville, Arkansas, to a funeral and more news that turns all their lives upside down.

An unexpected and unwanted move to the humid, bug-infested south is almost too much to deal with, but she discovers a racist, backwoods, tiny hick community more famous for her aunt’s moonshine than for its progressive thinking. What’s more is that everyone seems to be hiding secrets.

Dangerous ones.

Illegal ones.

Violent ones.

When her family arrives, the dominoes start falling and the intrigue and suspense build to a remarkable ending. A surprise gift, a boy, and revealed town secrets help Kee, her family, and her small community to learn, grow, and find love.

VIRGINIA GRAY

Susan never planned on a husband, kids, or a small-town address. Her dream included a giant corner office and a full spread in Forbes Magazine. But for reasons defying understanding, she’s agreed to marry her formal rival, Pete Walsh, move to the tiny coastal community of Havelock, North Carolina, and become part of his enormous (and highly opinionated) family. But marital bliss can be a fleeting thing. When the opportunity for company advancement arises, Susan is forced to choose between her personal wants and her family’s needs.

Pete never realized that marrying Susan meant marrying her career as well. He’s a simple guy with the simple dream of settling down and raising a family. When he learns Susan doesn’t share his vision, marriage becomes harder than either of them imagined.

Can Susan find a way to have it all? Can Pete come to terms with her decisions? And whatever happened to happily-ever-after? Find out in Back Where I Belong…

DDDARE THE DEVIL

SAVE A HORSE – RIDE THIS DEVIL OF A COWBOY!

Welcome to Glacier Country! Luthor Devlin and his ranch hands were out tracking 20th century rustlers when they stepped into a time warp!

There on the jagged cliffs was a woolly mammoth, a sabre-toothed tiger and her – a tawny, near-naked savage. She was a primal fantasy come true – that left him stunned!

His gaze was locked onto hers. “I’d really appreciate an explanation of all this. You, the hairy elephant, and the cat with the overbite are not the norm in Montana. And I know you can understand my every word. So anytime you’d like to begin.”

Her relaxed appraisal hadn’t gone unnoticed by either the man or the large tiger. The latter proved her undoing. His mouth opened not to snarl again but to emit a long, loud, kittenish yawn. The tiger rolled over, rubbed his back and shoulders into the ground, his hind legs spread-eagle, yawned again, and pawed sleepily at his face. To the amazement of everyone, his sword-like teeth fell out.

“Damn it, Pumpkin, why couldn’t you have just growled!” She extended her hand. “Cam Stirling, action technician.” At his confused expression, she sighed. “Stunt woman.”

She was wild, irresistible – and he was the man to tame her. She dared the devil every day – why not Luthor Devlin!

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A Message From Beyond

New York Detective Sidney Langston is rushed to the hospital with excruciating chest pains the same night a woman who bears a remarkable resemblance to her is murdered in San Diego. Tests reveal that Sidney is perfectly healthy, yet the crippling pain persists until the dead woman reaches out from beyond the grave for Sidney’s help to vindicate her wrongfully imprisoned husband and to find her murderer.

˃˃˃ Ghostly Intrigue That Keeps You On The Edge Of Your Seat

Desperate to remain pain-free, Sidney embarks on a mission to exonerate an innocent man. With a ruthless killer at large, she soon discovers the crime is more than a simple whodunit when dangerous scenarios unfold. The dead woman’s spirit relentlessly pushes Detective Langston to solve the crime and correct an injustice ”” or forever be tormented by an invisible bullet wound.

A murder…broadcast for thousands to see…has just become a viral sensation! ROMANTIC PICKS #NEWRELEASE

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A murder…broadcast for thousands to see…has just become a viral sensation.

A brutal, methodical murderer, known as the Facebook Live Killer, has cold-bloodedly killed vibrant, beautiful young women in front of the whole world. The heartless bastard streams the footage on Facebook Live.

The latest killing stuns the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Known for its sun, sand, and sea, the vacation paradise hasn’t seen a murder in over ten years. Now the residents fear a murderer lives among them…taunting them…terrified this is only the beginning.

For Massachusetts State Police Detective, Lieutenant Mason Conrad, the case couldn’t have come at a worst possible time. His life is in the midst of an upheaval. Newly divorced, he is heavy in debt with a child to raise. But he knows the clock is ticking. Someone who blatantly kills in this manner won’t stop.

Moving to the island five years ago, Ettie Harwell came with secrets. Secrets she had hoped never to reveal. Then, the haunting dreams returned. Night after night, visions pull her back into the world she’d prayed she’d never have to face again.

The murders have thrown Mason and Ettie together, plunging them into, not only the Dark Web but a dark world. They have no choice but to track down a demon-possessed killer before he strikes again…time is running out