01/1/17

8 Paranormal Books Coming in 2017

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Looking for a creepy new read? Here are eight paranormal-themed books hitting shelves in the next few months.

Haunted Australia: Ghosts of the Great Southern Land by JG Montgomery (January 28, 2017)

“Australia has a harsh history of brutality and cruelty based on a convict past, so there is little wonder it is haunted.”

Magicians of the Gods: Sequel to the International Bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock (January 31, 2017)

“New evidence supporting Hancock’s thesis that a global cataclysm wiped out a great global civilization.”

Ghosts of Country Music: Tales of Haunted Honky Tonks & Legendary Spectres by Matthew L. Swayne (February 8, 2017)

“Jam out to this impressive compilation of haunted hot spots, creepy curses, and celebrity spirits of country and western music.”

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04/13/15

Paranormal Book: Kamakura Hauntings by Ron L. Dutcher

kamakura_hauntingsI’ve long been fascinated with Japanese ghost stories which is why Ron L. Dutcher’s Kamakura Hauntings caught my eye. Available on Amazon’s Indie Bookstore,the book features 10 chilling ghost tales from Kamakura, Japan.

Kamakura is the former de facto capital of Japan, and Dutcher’s book features 10 spooky stories about the ghosts said to roam the ancient city. There’s a haunted tunnel, a ghoulish seductress, a vindictive statute, and many other horrors. I particularly enjoyed the book because I was unfamiliar with the legends. Unless you live in Japan or have researched the country’s ghost tales, the stories will be new to you as well.

Unlike many self-published works, Dutcher’s book is well written with only a minimal amount of typos and errors. Ron also knows how to weave historical facts into a story without boring the reader (a rare skill for paranormal book authors). The author presents many of the legends in short story format, which I enjoyed, though some readers may prefer a less fictional approach.

If you’re looking for a short, entertaining read or want to learn more about Japanese ghost tales, Kamakura Hauntings is a good bet. Check it out!

Kamakura Kwaidan: True Japanese Ghost Stories and Hauntings is available on Amazon for $3.49 or KindleUnlimited for free. Dutcher is also the author of Okinawa Hauntings and Okinawa Hauntings 2.

11/28/14

Q & A with Randy Russell, Author of “The Ghost Will See You Now: Haunted Hospitals of the South”

The_Ghost_Will_See_You_NowIn October, author Randy Russell released his fifth paranormal-themed book, The Ghost Will See You Now: Haunted Hospitals of the South. In this chilling volume, Russell shares over 40 true ghost stories based in the South’s most haunted hospitals and asylums, including the ghostly flapper of Asheville’s Highland Hospital and the casket girls of New Orleans’ Ursuline Convent Hospital. You can find The Ghost Will See You Now at BlairPub.com, Amazon.com or other online retailers.

I recently had the chance to ask Randy a few questions about his latest book and his paranormal philosophy in general. Here’s what he had to say…

How did you research the stories for the book?

Researching historical happenstance associated with the creation of a ghost and the continuation of ghostly hauntings at old hospitals, abandoned asylums, and other medical facilities across the South began for me in seeking a very basic understanding of a true ghost experience to begin with. Any understanding of a ghost starts with understanding what an individual experiences during an encounter with a ghost.

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12/17/13

20 Paranormal Books Coming in 2014

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Looking for a creepy read? Here are 20 paranormal books hitting shelves next year. We’ve got demonologists, Bigfoot, UFOs, and more!

National Geographic Ultimate Guide to Supernatural Places: Close Encounters, Haunted Houses, and Other Spooky Hot Spots Around the World by Sarah Bartlett (Sep 2, 2014)

American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America by Linda S. Godfrey (Aug 28, 2014) – “From pre-Columbian legends to modern-day eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive guide covers the history, sightings and lore surrounding the most mysterious monsters in America—including Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and more.”

Ghost Hunter: The Groundbreaking Classic of Paranormal Investigation (Tarcher Supernatural Library) by Hans Holzer (Aug 28, 2014) – “For devoted ghost-hunting aficionados curious about the practice’s history, there is no better place to start than the first book Hans Holzer wrote, Ghost Hunter.This is the 1963 book that launched his publishing career and gained him international fame.”

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