Haunted Flint Book Signing at Barnes and Noble Flint Friday December 13th



Haunted Flint Book Signing at Barnes and Noble Flint







Haunted Flint
Haunted America Series
Roxanne Rhoads and Joe Schipani 

Publisher: The History Press

Release Date: September 2, 2019

ISBN-10: 1467143049
ISBN-13: 978-1467143042

Book Description:

Sinister Secrets in Flint’s History

Home to ancient burial grounds, unsolved murders, economic depression, and a water crisis, Flint emits an unholy energy rife with ghostly encounters.

Colonel Thomas Stockton’s ever vigilant ghost keeps a watchful eye over his family home at Spring Grove, where guests occasionally hear the thump of his heavy boots.

Restless spirits long separated from their graves lurk among the ancient stones in Avondale Cemetery.

Carriage maker W.A. Paterson’s spirit continuously wanders the halls of the Dryden Building, and something sinister and unnamed resides in a Knob Hill mansion waiting to prey on impressionable young men.

Join authors Roxanne Rhoads and Joe Schipani on a chilling tour of Flint’s most haunted locations.

Amazon    BN    Chapters    Book Depository    Arcadia Press     Goodreads
  

About the Authors

Roxanne Rhoads is an author, book publicist, mixed media crafter, and lover of all things spooky.

Roxanne is the owner of Bewitching Book Tours, a virtual book tour and social media marketing company, she operates Fang-tastic Books, a book blog dedicated to paranormal and urban fantasy books, and she runs the blog, A Bewitching Guide to All Things Halloween, which is dedicated to everything Halloween related. Roxanne’s sells handcrafted jewelry, art, and home decor through The Bewitching Cauldron.

When not reading or writing, Roxanne loves to craft, plan Halloween adventures, and search for unique vintage finds.

Joe Schipani is an integral part of Flint’s Art Community with ties to local artists, galleries, book stores, and the Flint Cultural Center. He is the Executive Director of the Flint Public Art Project and the FFAR Project Assistant at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

He has a weekly column on All Things Halloween titled Freaky Flint History showcasing true crime and weird but true tales of Flint deaths.

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Inheritance by Gail Z. Martin #UrbanFantasy


Inheritance
Deadly Curiosities Series
Book Four
Gail Z. Martin

Genre: Urban fantasy

Publisher: SOL Publishing

Date of Publication: October 23, 2019

ISBN: 978-1939704986
ASIN:B07ZHKR2LD

Number of pages: 222
Word Count: 66000

Cover Artist: Lou Harper

Tagline: Can Cassidy and her friends find the demon box, stop the killer ghosts, and break the Pendlewood curse before Beckford’s murderous cousins and the vengeful demon destroy them all?

Book Description:

Book four in the Deadly Curiosities series.Cassidy Kincaide runs Trifles & Folly in modern-day Charleston, an antiques and curio shop with a dangerous secret. Cassidy can read the history of objects by touching them, and she teams up with friends and allies who use magic and paranormal abilities to get rid of cursed objects and keep Charleston and the world safe from supernatural threats.

Caribbean ghosts terrorize Charleston and start racking up a body count. Then Beckford Pendlewood, the heir to a powerful family of dark warlocks, shows up raving about a bound demon locked in a lost box and begs sanctuary. Can Cassidy and her friends find the demon box, stop the killer ghosts, and break the Pendlewood curse before Beckford’s murderous cousins and the vengeful demon destroy them all?

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Excerpt 1 from Chapter 1 484 words

“I have a problem antique I’d like you to take a look at.” The man on the other end of the call sounded rattled. I recognized his name—Alfred Stone, from Stone Auctions—but I didn’t think we had ever spoken, let alone met.
“What kind of ‘problem’ does it present?” I asked. A number of possibilities came to mind. “Questionable provenance? Not sure how to authenticate?”
“I think it’s trying to kill me.”
Well, damn. That kind of problem. “All right, Mr. Stone. Try to stay calm.”
“I just told you, it’s trying to kill me. I heard you…know…about these things. Please, help me.”
Across the store, Teag Logan glanced up to make sure everything was all right. I nodded, and he went back to helping a customer.
“I can come now. Are you at the showroom?”
“Yes. Thank you. And…please…hurry.”
I ended the call and sighed. This might be the first time Alfred Stone had an antique try to kill him, but that made it just another day here at Trifles and Folly.
I’m Cassidy Kincaide, and I own Trifles and Folly, an antique and curio shop in historic, haunted Charleston, South Carolina. The shop has been in my family for more than three hundred years. While we’re known as a great place to buy high-quality antiques, the shop is also a cover for the Alliance, a coalition of mortals and immortals who save Charleston—and the world—from supernatural threats. I’m a psychometric, which means I can read the history and magic of objects by touching them. Teag is my assistant store manager, best friend, and sometimes bodyguard—and he’s also a talented Weaver witch. Sorren, my business partner, is a nearly six-hundred-year-old vampire. Together with some other friends with very specialized abilities, we do our best to keep the world safe from dark magic and things that go bump in the night.
“Problem?” Teag asked when the customer left.
“I’m not sure,” I replied. “Alfred Stone just called—from the auction house. He says he’s got an item that’s trying to kill him.”
“You want me to go with you?” Teag pushed a lock of dark hair out of his eyes. His skater-boy haircut and skinny jeans made him look younger than his late twenties. “Maggie can handle the store.”
On cue, Maggie—our lifesaver of a part-time associate—waved to agree from the other side of the store. She was sporting a new bright pink streak in her short gray hair, and it matched her sweater, a reminder—as if I needed one—that she believed in taking risks and living large.

I reached up to slick my humidity-frizzy strawberry blond hair back into a ponytail and shook my head. “Let me go see what the problem is, and I’ll figure out what to do from there. It’s not far away, in case I need to give a shout.”

About the Author:

Gail Z. Martin writes epic fantasy, urban fantasy and steampunk for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, SOL Publishing, Darkwind Press, Worldbuilders Press and Falstaff Books. Recent books include Reckoning, Sellsword’s Oath, Inheritance, CHARON, Wasteland Marshals. As Morgan Brice, she writes urban fantasy MM paranormal romance including the Witchbane, Badlands and Treasure Trail series. Recent books include The Rising, Flame and Ash. Find her at






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Coming Soon - The 13 Days of Creepmas 2019


Are you a Creepy Creator? 


I'm a Creeper. From December 1-13 you'll find creepy Christmas content here at A Bewitching Guide to All Things Halloween.

I'm not sure if I'll get time to participate in the artistic portion, Making Creepmas but look for the hashtag #MakingCreepmas on social media to follow those who are.

Or take part in the daily art challenge yourself.



My 2019 Costume for the Endless Night Vampire Ball





So this year's costume started life as 2 dresses, a shirt, and a corset all purchased from eBay.

I chopped the skirt portion off each dress and made an over skirt and bustle with them. What I really love is that this one looks amazing with just the blue overskirt or I can add the ruffled bustle for a completely different look. It's like I made two costumes in one. Bonus!!

I used the same base black skirt as last year since I was creating basically the same style costume and it already had buttons on it. 

All I needed to make was button holes on the new overskirt and bustle. This went so much faster and easier than last year. Probably because I knew exactly what I needed to do.

I cut the skirts to fit, sewed on lace trim, and glued on black edging to the waist band areas to hide the cuts and threads. I created buttonholes lined up to the existing buttons on the black base skirt.





I made the brooch with a clay skull, a jewelry finding, paint and glitter with 2 brooch pins on the back to secure it in place on my clothing.


My husband's hat was purchased at Spirit Halloween with the skull, bones and feathers already on it. I just added blue and gold paint and some black glitter to make it match my costume. I found his blue vest and tie on Ebay. 






My Review of The Witch’s Oracle, 2nd Edition #OracleCards #oraclecardreview



The Witch’s Oracle, 2nd Edition
Marla Brooks , Illustrations by Aunia Kahn, featuring Nicholas Pearson

Size: 5 1/4″ x 6″ x 1 1/2″ | 45 art cards | 128 pp

ISBN13: 9780764357831 | Binding: box set

Explore the second edition of The Witch’s Oracle through 45 innovative cards and enhanced guidebook that peers into the world of the Witch! 

Stunning artwork now includes seven brand-new inspirational cards and insightful messages, spell incantations, and gemstone/crystal alliances! 

The Pagan easy-to-navigate guide offers straightforward, gentle guidance that takes readers through both good times and bad by viewing the “big picture” to find appropriate outcomes. 

Each card includes a suggested crystal or gemstone to enhance your reading and a magickal incantation that provides energy, reinforces the card’s meaning, and helps the desired message to be sent out into the universe. In addition to the oracle reading, the deck can be used in conjunction with the Tarot or other oracles for clarification in readings when messages seem inconclusive or cryptic. A perfect divination deck for Witches and non-Pagans alike, it is for both seasoned readers and beginners.









My Review

The box artwork drew me in. Witch's Oracle Cards? Yes, please.

When I was young I used Tarot cards a lot. Then I loaned my deck to a friend...and never got it back. I bought a new deck but never really used it. Over the years I just didn't get back into reading the cards.

Several months ago during a Witches Tea Flint Tea Talks we had a card night. Everyone brought their Tarot and Oracle cards to share with the group. I rediscovered my love of Tarot cards and fell hard for oracle cards, which I had never used before. 

Ever since, I have been checking out decks, deciding which ones to get, which ones to try.

This one spoke to me. Just the cover art and box. I couldn't wait to open it and see the cards.

I was not disappointed.

Beautiful vibrant cards with a gorgeous textured damask pattern on the back. Love, love, love.

The deep, dark, vibrant colors of the cards are so very me and the simple yet stunning artwork is very appealing.

I couldn't wait to try them out and do a couple simple readings.




For reading one I pulled the Gargoyle, Dreamcatcher and the Mortar and Pestle.

I read over the card descriptions and meanings in the booklet and decided the cards were telling me to protect my dreams and creations and to be careful of what I make.



For reading two I pulled the Scarab, Salamander and Hippogriff.

I read the descriptions of the cards and their meanings. Then put them together as a whole and did an intuitive interpretation.

The result- the cards tell me that I've been trying to change myself and/or my situation for awhile. Now is the time for all my hard work and perseverance to shine.

I think these will be cards I use quite often thanks to their simplistic beauty and the connection I feel with them.

One of the secrets of doing readings is connecting with the deck. You have to feel it. The deck should speak to you in a way that helps you understand the cards and what they are trying to communicate.

This deck definitely speaks to me. I love it.

Disclosure: I received this product from Schiffer Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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Haunted Flint
Haunted America Series
Roxanne Rhoads and Joe Schipani 

Publisher: The History Press

Release Date: September 2, 2019

ISBN-10: 1467143049
ISBN-13: 978-1467143042

Book Description:

Sinister Secrets in Flint’s History

Home to ancient burial grounds, unsolved murders, economic depression, and a water crisis, Flint emits an unholy energy rife with ghostly encounters.

Colonel Thomas Stockton’s ever vigilant ghost keeps a watchful eye over his family home at Spring Grove, where guests occasionally hear the thump of his heavy boots.

Restless spirits long separated from their graves lurk among the ancient stones in Avondale Cemetery.

Carriage maker W.A. Paterson’s spirit continuously wanders the halls of the Dryden Building, and something sinister and unnamed resides in a Knob Hill mansion waiting to prey on impressionable young men.

Join authors Roxanne Rhoads and Joe Schipani on a chilling tour of Flint’s most haunted locations.

Amazon    BN    Chapters    Book Depository    Arcadia Press     Goodreads
  

About the Authors

Roxanne Rhoads is an author, book publicist, mixed media crafter, and lover of all things spooky.

Roxanne is the owner of Bewitching Book Tours, a virtual book tour and social media marketing company, she operates Fang-tastic Books, a book blog dedicated to paranormal and urban fantasy books, and she runs the blog, A Bewitching Guide to All Things Halloween, which is dedicated to everything Halloween related. Roxanne’s sells handcrafted jewelry, art, and home decor through The Bewitching Cauldron.

When not reading or writing, Roxanne loves to craft, plan Halloween adventures, and search for unique vintage finds.

Joe Schipani is an integral part of Flint’s Art Community with ties to local artists, galleries, book stores, and the Flint Cultural Center. He is the Executive Director of the Flint Public Art Project and the FFAR Project Assistant at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

He has a weekly column on All Things Halloween titled Freaky Flint History showcasing true crime and weird but true tales of Flint deaths.

Visit them online at:





Cover Reveal-Pumpkins and Party Themes: 50 DIY Designs to Bring Your Halloween Extravaganza to Life



Pumpkins and Party Themes
50 DIY Designs to Bring Your Halloween Extravaganza to Life
By Roxanne Rhoads

Paperback: 176 pages

Publisher: Skyhorse 

Release Date: August 4, 2020

ISBN-10: 1510751165

ISBN-13: 978-1510751163

Bring your Halloween party theme to life with these quick tips and tricks!

Pumpkins and Party Themes features ten unique party themes with five do-it-yourself pumpkin designs for each theme. The pumpkin projects have a variety of decorating ideas that include carving, painting, and mixed media craftiness and easy-to-follow steps on each creation. Author Roxanne Rhoads also includes quick ideas on how to bring the theme to life through d├ęcor, costumes, and activities. These fun party themes range from gothic elegance to Edgar Allan Poe, under the sea, let's get literary, and more!

With beautiful full-color images to illustrate the tools needed, steps to follow, and final products, this book makes for the perfect gift for Halloween enthusiasts and party hosts alike!


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How-To Halloween and Lansing Zombie Walk October 20, 2019

So now that the crazy season is over I can catch up on blogging and show you some of the things I did for Halloween this year.

One of the events I attended was How-To Halloween and the Lansing Zombie Walk on October 20, 2019 in Lansing Michigan. 

It was a fun day of Halloween things and Zombie Yoga!! Scroll through the photos and you'll see my son looking like a member of a zombie boy band (Dead Kids on the Block) doing zombie yoga with my friend Emily who owns Catalyst Warrior yoga studio.