For What It's Worth

Friday, October 30, 2015

Day 5 Crossroads Blog Tour & $50 Amazon gift card giveaway! Elizabeth Holloway & Jennifer Murgia


Welcome to Day 5 of the Crossroads Blog Tour -  we’re featuring 12 young adult and middle grade paranormal / horror / thriller authors on 7 blogs with a grand prize giveaway of a $50 Amazon gift card up for grabs! Just enter using the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post!

You can follow the tour on Twitter and Facebook

Elizabeth Holloway, author of the Call Me Grim series and Jennifer Murgia author of  Castle of Sighs are my guests today!

IMG_5113smallElizabeth Holloway is an author of young adult fiction living in Southern Pennsylvania with her two teen children and their growing number of pets.
In addition to writing, she is a registered nurse, an avid reader, an out-of-practice artist, a karaoke singer, and a music lover. She is still trying to decide what she wants to be when she grows up.

Her first novel, CALL ME GRIM, is available NOW. The sequel, DEATH BECOMES ME, will release in Fall 2015. She is represented by Lindsay Ribar of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.

                                Website | Twitter | Facebook | Blog | Goodreads

FWIW ~ What is your best, worst or funniest costume you've ever worn?
Elizabeth ~ I dressed up as a headless woman one year. I had a long housecoat that my mom cut holes in so I could see, then she slapped a bunch of gunk on top of my head for guts and I carried around a mannequin head. It was so gross, but awesome!

FWIW ~  It's the end of the world. Who would you prefer to battle against? Witches, zombies, werewolves, vampires or ghosts? And which paranormal creature would you want on your side during the battle?Elizabeth ~ I’d prefer to battle zombies. They’re mindless and slow. As for teammates? Witches. Give me some serious magic to take these zombies down.


Call Me Grim

The truck should have turned Libbi Piper into a Libbi Pancake—and it would have, too, if Aaron hadn't shown up and saved her life. The problem? Aaron's the local Grim Reaper . . . and he only saved Libbi's life because he needs someone to take over his job. Now, Libbi has two days to choose between dying like she was supposed to, or living a lonely life as Death Incarnate. Talk about a rock and a hard place. And the choice goes from hard to sucktastic when her best friend shows up marked: condemned as a future murderer. Libbi could have an extra week to stop the murder and fix the mark . . . but only if she accepts Aaron's job as Reaper, trapping herself in her crappy town forever, invisible and inaudible to everyone except the newly dead. But, if she refuses? Her best friend is headed straight for Hell.



SHP Author Photo - Jennifer Murgia (updated headshot)
Jennifer Murgia writes moody fiction for teens—from paranormal fantasy (ANGEL STAR, LEMNISCATE, THE BLISS), to contemporary gut-punchers (BETWEEN THESE LINES). Her latest, FOREST OF WHISPERS, a 17th century historical mystery (about witches!) was a School Library Journal Fall 2014 HOT TITLE, and a 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Literature Award Winner (Bronze Medal for YA Horror/Mystery). The sequel, CASTLE OF SIGHS, releases October 27, 2015 from Spencer Hill Press. She is the co-founder and coordinator of YA FEST and currently resides in Pennsylvania.

Website | Email | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest  | Instagram: Jennifer_Murgia

FWIW ~ What is your best, worst or funniest costume you have ever worn?
Jennifer ~ How ‘bout Most Uncomfortable? That would be my scarecrow costume from high school. Straw hats and curly hair are not a good mix.

FWIW ~  It's the end of the world. Who would you prefer to battle against? Witches, zombies, werewolves, vampires or ghosts? And which paranormal creature would you want on your side during the battle?
Jennifer ~ Oh that’s a hard one. I would say gather the witches and fight the zombies!

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Digital Release Date: October 27, 2015
Young Adult Fiction - Historical Fantasy
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

Months have passed since Rune has heard a single whisper from her long-dead mother, the great witch of Bavaria. But the absence of one evil has only made room for another. After rightfully inheriting her ancestral home, Pyrmont Castle, Rune settles into a quiet life taking care of two orphans left in the wake of the terrible witch hunt that claimed dozens of lives in the nearby village. As the days grow colder, the castle’s secrets beckon, and something darker seems to have been awakened, as well.

Rune finds herself roaming where no one has set foot in a long time. In the bowels of the fortress is a locked room full of memories that hang like cobwebs--shelves stacked with jars, strange specimens, putrid liquids, and scrolls of spells. Rune is undeniably drawn to what she finds there, and she begins to dabble in the possibilities of magic, hoping she will find a cure for the strangeness overwhelming the castle.

And the key may lie in the dark forest she once called home and the boy she thought she knew.


"A creepy, atmospheric ghost tale to be read with the lights on. Jennifer Murgia has done it again!"
       ~ Cyn Balog, author of FAIRY TALE and SLEEPLESS.

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  1. I love seeing how excited my three boys get when they dress up for Halloween!

  2. Oh the headless woman would be so interesting. I would probably agree with the straw hat. :) Fun interviews and Happy Halloween!

  3. oh man that would be a freaky costume, a headless woman o.o wonder how it made seeing things difficult?