Friday, June 7, 2013

KAY LALONE WITH A SHIVERY TALE

Hello Kay,

Nice to have you on my blog today.
 
You have a shivery tale to tell us about. Can we see the cover first?
 
 
 
Oh my, that is spooky. Can you give us some teases here?


Blurb

 The sweet scent of lilacs permeates the air around Grandma’s gravesite. Only Sarah Kay can smell Grandma’s favorite flower, and they’re not even in bloom. 
 
Sarah Kay and her best friend, Mary Jane, believe the lilacs are a sign from Grandma’s ghost.
 
 
The girls follow one ghostly clue after another, uncovering a secret that Mom never wanted Sarah Kay to know.

Grandma makes sure Sarah Kay gets the message even from the grave. As the evidence piles up, Mom still refuses to accept the possibility Sarah Kay’s father is alive.
Sarah Kay finds Dad’s parents. A set of grandparents she didn’t realize existed. They make it clear her father is alive but days and miles separate the father and daughter reunion because Dad is a truck driver on a long haul. 
 
Sarah Kay waits. The news reports a fatal car accident involving a semi and Sarah Kay fears the worse. She runs away which leads to Dad and the truth, Mom wanted Dad to remain dead.
 Dad had faked his death so why not just stay dead.  The ghostly clues of Grandma wouldn’t allow Dad to remain dead to Sarah Kay.
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Excerpt
The house was blanketed in a quiet slumber. I snuggled under the sleeping bag with Allison, trying not to think about ghosts, as I drifted to sleep. Random pictures floated in my mind like ghostly images.
I tiptoed among tombstones and my heart ached as if I had lost something or someone. He had to be here, somewhere. The gravestones rose like stone walls. No names engraved on them. No dates. No R.I.P. Nothing. Just smooth, flat stones. Ghosts—grayish, smoky forms with black eyes—floated over the tombstones.  I shivered, suddenly cold, freezing. My breath visible like a little ghost. I didn’t want to look at the ghost anymore so I looked down at my feet. A tombstone with Grandma’s name appeared out of nowhere. The earth moved. The dirt around the headstone broke away and gnarled fingers clawed their way into the air, searching, grasping. Shriveled fingers clutched my leg.  
Something grabbed at my leg—the hand, I screamed and frantically wiggled out of my sleeping bag, bumping MJ as I tried to get away from the hand I thought I felt grab at my leg.
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Kay, I have this one in my E-reader and I can't wait to dive into it.
Tell the readers a little about yourself.
 
I’m Kay LaLone. Ghostly Clues is my first middle grade novel published by MuseItUp. I live in Michigan with my husband and teenage son (two older sons and a daughter-in-law live near by) and two dogs and a cat. I love to get up every morning and write about ghosts, the paranormal, and anything that goes bump in the night. Or anything that interest my characters. Making my characters come to life for readers is important to a good story. I’m an avid reader of just about any type of book. I do reviews on the books I read and post them on my website and blog.
 
Well, this certainly sounds all about bumps in the night. I love the cover of your book. Let's give the folks another look and the links as to where we can find "Ghostly Clues."
 
Links
MuseItUp
My website   www.kaylalone.weebly.com
Barnes & Noble
 
Kay, thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Congratulations on your first middle grade novel. I know you have a winner!!!

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8 comments:

  1. Nice to meet another MuseItUp MG author. I'll be checking you out at the Muse.

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    1. Hi Marva, thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Thank you, Lorrie, for hosting me on your blog.

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  3. I'm also from Michigan. Nice to know more about you, Kay. Congrats on the book.

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  4. Nothing more fun than things that go bump in the night! Sounds like a great read.

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  5. Eerie cover...I love it. I own quite a bit of true ghost stories books. One is all Pennsylvania locations, where I live. I swear I even have a couple living in my apartment. Things literally go bump in the night here. I should charge them rent. haha

    Congrats on your release. I will definitely have to pick this one up.

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  6. Sounds like an awesome read! Definitely spooky :) And that cover is fabulous!

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