25 New Paranormal Books Coming Soon

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In my last installment of Paranormal Books, I listed works set to arrive in bookstores between January and July of this year. Here’s what’s hitting shelves in the next few months. We’ve got psychic wandering, a royal ghost, ghost hunting guides, and more.

Become a Psychic Wanderer: Expand Your Mind & Soul Through Travel by Kathryn and Jean Harwig (August 8, 2013) – “Humorous and touching stories interlaced with easy exercises that teach you how to open your third eye, focus your intention, get intuitive advice, raise your energy field, conquer fear, and manifest your desires.”

Haunted Nevada: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Silver State (Haunted Series) by Janice Oberding (August 11, 2013) – “The Silver State’s most bizarre and creepy stories of paranormal activity.”

Haunted Dalton, Georgia (Haunted America) by Connie Hall-Scott (August 13, 2013) – “From the weeping girl of the former Hotel Dalton to long-dead marching ghost soldiers and beyond, Dalton abounds in paranormal activity. Join author Connie Hall-Scott on a journey through a host of spectral things that go bump in the night.”

Afterlife: Uncovering the Secrets of Life After Death by Barry Eaton (August 15, 2013) – “What happens when someone dies? What does it feel like? What exactly is the light at the end of the tunnel? Is reincarnation real? Based on his own amazing experiences communicating with those who have passed over, Barry Eaton answers these questions and many, many more.”

A Brief Guide to Ghost Hunting: How to Investigate Paranormal Activity from Spirits and Hauntings to Poltergeists (Brief Histories) by Leo Ruickbie (August 15, 2013) – “A Brief Guide to Ghost Hunting leads us through the process of ghost hunting, from initially weighing the first report, to choosing equipment, and investigating and identifying the phenomena, with an analysis of the best places to go looking, methods of contacting the spirit world.”

On the Edge of Reality: Hidden Technology, Powers of the Mind, Quantum Physics, Paranormal Phenomena, Orbs, UFOs, Harmonic Transmissions, and Crop Circles by Colin Andrews and Synthia Andrew (August 24, 2013) – “In this fascinating new title, you will explore and learn about Parallel cases of inexplicable exchanges between lights in the sky and crop circles on the ground, strange sounds in the sky heard and recorded around the world, photographic orbs of light, and more.”

Mary, Queen of Scots and All Her Ghosts by Martin Coventry (August 28, 2013) – “Mary, Queen of Scots, is well-known to history for her tragic life and brutal death, so it is not surprising that her ghost reputedly haunts more sites than any other ghost in the world. There are stories of more than 20 sites being visited by Mary’s spirit.”

Encounters with Flying Humanoids: Mothman, Manbirds, Gargoyles & Other Winged Beasts by Ken Gerhard (September 1, 2013) – “Packed with famous historical cases and dozens of chilling first-person accounts, this is the first book to focus exclusively on flying humanoids—a wide array of airborne entities that seem to feed off our deepest fears.”

Big Book of Ohio Ghost Stories, The (Big Book of Ghost Stories) by James A. Willis (September 1, 2013) – “More than 100 of the best, most spine-tingling accounts of ghosts from the Buckeye State.”

Playing with the Devil: The True Story of a Rock Band’s Terrifying Encounters with the Dark Side by Marcus F. Griffin (September 1, 2013) – “During the fateful year of 1981, the five talented musicians of the rock band Entropy faced a terrifyingly powerful, otherworldly entity called the Gray Man. This dangerous being, a paranormal force beyond their understanding, brought the members of Entropy to the edge of fame, but ultimately tore them apart.”

Kentucky Hauntings: Homespun Ghost Stories and Unexplained History by Roberta Simpson Brown and Lonnie E. Brown (September 4, 2013) – “Weaving together factual accounts of unexplained events, peculiar headlines, and local legends passed down from a time when most homes lacked electricity, Kentucky Hauntings combines stories with commentary on historic customs.”

The Ghosts of Chicago: The Windy City’s Most Famous Haunts by Adam Selzer (September 8, 2013) – “Professional ghost hunter and historian Adam Selzer pieces together the truth behind Chicago’s ghosts, and brings to light dozens of never- before-told firsthand accounts. Take a historical tour of the famous and not-so-famous haunts around town, from the Alley of Death and Mutilation to Satan’s Mile and beyond.”

Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums: Inside Abandoned Institutions for the Crazy, Criminal & Quarantined by Jamie Davis (September 8, 2013) – “Explore frightening ghost stories and true paranormal encounters at ten well-known, haunted institutions across the United States.”

Battling Demons of Darkness: One Man’s Fight Against Evil Spirits by Brandon Boston (September 8, 2013) – “During a seemingly ordinary Sunday church service when he was a child, Brandon Boston experienced his first encounter with the paranormal—an exorcism. But it would not be his last. ”

The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal by Paul Kurtz (September 10, 2013) – “In this widely acclaimed and highly controversial book, Paul Kurtz examines the reasons why people accept supernatural and paranormal belief systems in spite of substantial evidence to the contrary.”

Ireland’s Ghosts, Legends, and Lore by E. Ashley Rooney (September 28, 2013) – “Follow the ambitious Irish chiefs and the English kings, the family feuds, and the constant troubles with the English in over 30 spine-tingling tales.”

Lost in the Darkness: Life Inside the World’s Most Haunted Prisons, Hospitals, and Asylums by Benjamin S. Jeffries (September 28, 2013) – “Learn the personal stories of the patients and prisoners who called these places home, the chilling histories of these monuments to suffering, and gain a unique insight into the reasons their spirits remain behind.”

Chicago Haunted Handbook: 99 Ghostly Places You Can Visit in and Around the Windy City by Jeff Morris (October 1, 2013) – “Chicago Haunted Handbook is the newest book in the Haunted Handbook collection within the popular America’s Haunted Road Trip series and is written with the ghost enthusiast in mind. All 100 chapters contain information on the history as well as the haunting surrounding each location.”

Where the Ghosts Walk: The Gazetteer of Haunted Britain by Peter Underwood (October 1, 2013) – “Profiling hundreds of chilling and gruesome apparitions—from the famous to the obscure—this guidebook to the ghostly covers sites from Scotland, Wales, and England.”

The Poltergeist Prince of London: The Remarkable True Story by James Clark and Shirley Hitchings (October 1, 2013) – “One afternoon in 1956, in the home of the Hitchings family in Battersea, south London, a small silver key appeared on Shirley Hitchings’ bed. This seemingly insignificant event heralded the beginning of one of the most terrifying, incredible and mysterious hauntings in British history.”

A Guide to the Ghosts of Lincoln, New Edition by Alan Boye (October 1, 2013) – “This expanded, updated, and revised edition of A Guide to the Ghosts of Lincoln takes you on a tour of the known and the obscure sites in Lincoln, Nebraska.”

Maine Ghosts and Legends: 30 Encounters with the Supernatural by Thomas Verde (October 1, 2013) – “Maine has a rich supernatural history and ghost stories from the state are as varied as they are prolific. This book recounts some of the spine-tingling tales.”

A Natural History of Ghosts: 500 Years of Hunting for Proof by Roger Clarke (October 3, 2013) – “Growing up in a haunted house, Roger Clarke spent much of his childhood trying to see a ghost. From the terrifying true events behind Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw to the frenzy of the Cock Lane poltergeist, he takes us on a journey of belief with ghosts of every kind.”

Surrounded by Ghosts: Tales of Pogey Point and Places from my Past by Janet Larkin (October 8, 2013) – “In Surrounded by Ghosts, Janet recalls her creepiest stories and grapples to make sense of a life overflowing with unexplained phenomena.”

Campfire Tales: New England by E. Ashley Rooney (October 28, 2013) – “With over 300 years of battles, witches, haunted inns, and curses, it is no surprise that New England has more than its share of eerie events and spooky happenings. Here find 50 campfire tales that are part of New England’s heritage.”

Have a recommendation? Send your tips and suggestions to ghostsghoul@gmail.com. I love a good book, especially those about ghosts and ghouls!

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