Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Book Blitz and Giveaway: The Haunting Season by Michelle Muto

Hey hey! Today I have an awesome book blitz to share with you! Check out The Haunting Season by Michelle Muto! I have a description, excerpt, and giveaway! Enjoy!

The Haunting Season by Michelle Muto
Publisher: Dreamscapes, Ink
Publication Date: December 21, 2012

Summary (from Goodreads):

Be careful what you let in…

Siler House has stood silent beneath Savannah’s moss-draped oaks for decades. Notoriously haunted, it has remained empty until college-bound Jess Perry and three of her peers gather to take part in a month-long study on the paranormal. Jess, who talks to ghosts, quickly bonds with her fellow test subjects. One is a girl possessed. Another just wants to forget. The third is a guy who really knows how to turn up the August heat, not to mention Jess’s heart rate…when he’s not resurrecting the dead. 

The study soon turns into something far more sinister when they discover that Siler House and the dark forces within are determined to keep them forever. In order to escape, Jess and the others will have to open themselves up to the true horror of Siler House and channel the very evil that has welcomed them all.

About the Author:

Michelle Muto lives in northeast Georgia with her husband and two dogs. She loves changes of season, dogs, and all things geeky. Currently, she’s hard at work on her next book.

The Excerpt:

“Allison?” she called out. She checked the bathroom. No Allison there, either. She must have already gone downstairs without her. Jess turned and walked back into their room. 

“You shouldn't be here,” said the little girl standing in front of the dresser. 

Startled, Jess took an involuntary step back. She thought she’d be used to the way ghosts appeared and disappeared by now, but she wasn't  Probably would never get used to it. The girl wore a pretty white dress and black shoes. The dress was tied around the middle with a red bow that matched the one in her curly, dark hair. 

She’s a ghost. She’s the ghost of either Gracie or Emma Siler, Jess thought, aware of her quickening heartbeat. Finally! Her first ghost sighting in months! The girl looked young and sweet, so why did she feel so jumpy? Probably because her roommate would have her believe the small girl sporting dimples and curls was Satan in disguise. 

Damn you, Allison! 

Her face didn't look anything like Jess would have expected of a child who had been murdered. The girl’s complexion was healthy, with a glow like that of a living ten-year-old. Not one who had been dead for well over a hundred years. But, ghosts were like that—appearing how they wanted you to see them, or so she believed. Or, maybe it was how they saw themselves. Jess had never thought to ask. 

She could still see ghosts, which meant there was hope—hope of seeing Grams again and her father, too! Jess’s unease began to fade. 

The girl waited patiently for her to do or say something. 

“Hello,” Jess said softly. 

“Hi,” the girl replied. 

“I’m Jess. Are you Emma or Gracie?” 

The girl smiled. “I know who you are. I’m Gracie.” 

Jess tried to keep the remaining nervousness from her voice. “Thanks for letting me see you, Gracie. I like ghosts.” 

Gracie’s smile faltered. “You’re still a little scared. I can tell. Are you here to hurt us? To make us go away?” 

Ghost or not, Gracie’s words melted Jess. Hurt her? Never. Jess knelt down in front of Gracie. She reached out for Gracie’s arm, realizing she couldn't actually touch the child—the gesture was simply automatic. Gracie stepped back, her arms still at her sides. 

She thinks I’m going to hurt her, Jess thought. “No, Gracie. I’d never hurt you. In fact, I’m here to help you.” 

“You’re very kind,” Gracie said, looking down at her shoes. 

“I try to be,” Jess replied. 

Gracie’s head jerked toward the mirror, then back to Jess, her eyes wide. “I have to go now. You should go, too.” 

“Is someone there, Gracie?” 

She nodded. 

“Who’s there? Is it Emma?” Somehow, she didn't think it was Emma at all. 

Gracie frowned. “It’s Riley. He says I can’t talk anymore right now.” 

Jess stood and looked in the mirror. Once again, she saw nothing but her reflection and oddly, Gracie’s, in the old mirror. Unease seeped back into Jess’s skin. 

“I’ll help you Gracie. You and Emma. I promise,” Jess said, although she had no idea how to do that yet. She turned back to the child, but Gracie was gone. 

Slowly, as if a child were writing it from the other side of the mirror, the word hurry appeared. And underneath, we need you.

The Giveaway:

- The winner chooses the format: ePub, Kindle (.mobi), or PDF

- Winner has 48 hours to respond to my email

- The giveaway begins on May 1st at 12:00 am EST, and ends on May 24th, at 11:59 pm EST

- Void where prohibited; no purchase necessary

- The number of eligible entries received determine the odds of winning

- There will be ONE winner

- Winner will be selected via the Rafflecopter

- The mandatory entry MUST BE COMPLETED.

- Open internationally!



  1. Yeah, I've read a few horror books. I read alot of YA ones by R.L. Stine, Christopher Pike, A.A. Bates, Caroline B. Cooney, Diana Hoh, and Richie Tankersley Cusick, when I was much younger.

  2. I've read a few horror books before and enjoy them every once in awhile especially when dealing with ghosts! Thanks for the sharing this one. It is new to me!

  3. I have read a few..I have read a bunch of r.l. stine,stephen king, christopher pike, and a few others i cant think of at the moment.. This book sounds like it would be good!!

  4. I haven't! I've read some creepy books... The Historian comes to mind, but nothing that is categorized as horror.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  5. I've read horror before. Stephen King, Dean R Kunst, Clive Barker. This book looks GREAT!!!! thanks:)

    cc_clubbs at yahoo dot com

  6. I love, love, love horror books! They are my favorite!! Anything with ghosts in it =)

  7. I love horror books as well as paranormal ones. This book looks interesting.


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