For What It's Worth

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Day 3 Crossroads Blog Tour & Giveaway! with Sarah Bromley & Judith Graves


Welcome to Day 3 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 each day of the tour on Twitter and Facebook

Today join Sarah Bromley and Judith Graves for a quick Halloween Q&A and check out their awesome spooky titles!


Sarah Bromley drinks too much coffee, likes her music loud and off-key, and has loved spooky things since she first saw “An American Werewolf in London” when she was five years old. She currently lives in the St. Louis area with her high-school-sweetheart-turned-heroic-husband, three children, and her dogs. Author website

FWIW ~ What is your best, worst or funniest costume you've ever worn?
Sarah ~ I was a mime in fourth grade. It was a weird looking outfit to be in all black with white grease paint on my face. No one knew what I was.

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?
Sarah ~ I’d be glad to take out the zombies—I hate zombies. And I’d do it w/ the help of vampires (hey, they’re undead, too) and ghosts.

* How gorgeous is the cover to A Murder of Magpies??!! I’m definitely going to try squeeze this one in before the end of the month.


Winter in Black Orchard, Wisconsin, is long and dark, and sixteen-year-old Vayda Silver prays the snow will keep the truth and secrecy of the last two years buried. Hiding from the past with her father and twin brother, Vayda knows the rules: never return to the town of her mother’s murder, and never work a Mind Game where someone might see.

No one can know the toll emotions take on Vayda, how emotion becomes energy in her hands, or how she can’t control the destruction she causes. But it's not long before her powers can no longer be contained. The truth is dangerously close to being exposed, placing Vayda and her family at risk.
Until someone quiets the chaos inside her.

Unwanted. That's all Ward Ravenscroft has ever been. To cope, he numbs the pain of rejection by denying himself emotions of any kind. Yet Vayda stirs something in him. He can't explain the hold she has on him--inspiring him with both hope and fear. He claims not to scare easily, except he doesn't know what her powers can do. Yet.

Just as Vayda and Ward draw closer, she finds the past isn't so easily buried. And when it follows the Silvers to Black Orchard, it has murder in mind.

"Richly written, A MURDER OF MAGPIES isn't a book to be read, but one to be devoured by the light of a dying fire. Sarah Bromley will pull readers in and have them glancing constantly over their shoulder, where the ghosts of the past await them."

- New York Times bestselling author Heather Brewer

"A MURDER O MAGPIES is one of those books I couldn't put down... a little bit mystery, a little bit horror, a little bit love story--there's something for everyone on these pages. Rich, well-written, and different in a genre desperate for something a little bit different..." -- Hillary Monahan, author of MARY: THE SUMMONING

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I just want to take a second to thank Judith for putting together and hosting the Crossroads Blog Tour again this year and for her dedication to spotlighting lesser known/publicized titles.

JudithphotoAward-winning writer and screenwriter Judith Graves loves tragic romance, werewolves, vampires, magic and all things a bit creepy. A firm believer that teen fiction can be action-packed, snarky and yet hit all the right emotional notes, Judith writes stories with attitude. She lives in northern Alberta and when she’s not writing, or playing bass in a cover band, she works in a school library.

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FWIW ~ What is your best, worst or funniest costume you've ever worn?
Judith ~ More often than not wear one of my mother’s old uniforms from when she was a nursing student in the 60s.
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?

Judith ~ I think I could maybe hold my own with a ghost. They’re highly emotional and could perhaps be tricked to “go into the light”. I’d want zombies on my side. Those suckers just don’t stop for nothing!


Fright Before Christmas: 13 Tales of Holiday Horrors
It’s the most wonderful time of year…or is it?
Christmas Eve is a night of mystery and magic, but not always in ways we expect. Things lurk in the shadows and they’re not the least bit jolly or merry. Let’s just say some presents are better left unopened.

‘Tis the season to be screaming along with our thirteen tales of holiday horrors. Ghosts. Monsters. Demons. And more!

This Christmas, be careful what you wish for…
Edited by Shannon Delany and Kelly Hashway with stories by: Richard Ankers, Jessica Bayliss, Ty Drago, Judith Graves, Jackie Horsfall, Patrick Hueller, Ally Mathews, Laura Pauling, Boyd Reynolds, Medeia Sharif, Andrea Stanet, Lea Storry, and Dax Varley

Buy Links: Amazon, B&N, iTunes

Fright Before Christmas Booktrailer


  1. Well that looks like a creepy xmas tree

    1. I was just talking to my husband about decorating a christmas tree with Halloween stuff lol

  2. Definitely not one I'd want in my house, Blodeuedd!

  3. The best costumes are ones where no one knows who is in front of them! :) BTW, I would want them all on my side since I'm a wimp and need all the help I could get! Love the sound of these books. Perfect for this time of the year.

  4. Perfect -- I'm in the mood for a spooky book! For years I have been trying to get my family to dress up in tandem. I wanted us to be the Scooby Gang, but they refused..
    Jen @ YA Romantics

    1. Party poopers! I would love to do that with my dogs - they could be Scooby and Scrappy and Kevin and I can be Thelma and Shaggy lol

  5. I enjoy watching my kids on halloween! Such fun times! thanks

  6. Thanks for sharing! It's fun to see what their favorite or more interesting costumes were. I wish I was creative in that area. ahha


    1. I don't dress up at all but I have done fun pet costumes lol