Monday, October 7, 2013

Second Verse Blog Tour

Bad things come in threes. In Shady Springs, that includes murder.

Murder Now
Lange Crawford’s move to
Shady Springs, Pennsylvania, lands her a group of awesome friends, a major crush on songwriter Vaughn, and life in a haunted, 200-year-old farmhouse. It also brings The Hunt: an infamous murder mystery festival where students solve a fake, gruesome murder scheme during the week of Halloween. Well, supposedly fake.

Murder Then
Weeks before The Hunt, Lange and her friends hold a séance in the farmhouse’s eerie barn. When a voice rushes through, whispering haunting words that only she and Vaughn can hear, Lange realizes it's begging for help. The mysterious voice leads Lange and Vaughn to uncover letters and photos left behind by a murdered girl, Ginny, and they become obsessed with her story and the horrifying threats that led to her murder.

Murder Yet to Come
But someone doesn’t like their snooping, and Lange and Vaughn begin receiving the same threats that Ginny once did. The mysterious words from the barn become crucial to figuring out Ginny's past and their own, and how closely the two are connected. They must work fast to uncover the truth or risk finding out if history really does repeat itself.


This is the perfect type of book to read this time of year with Halloween just right around the corner.  It's filled with all kinds of good and creepiness!

Lange lives in a huge old house that is known for famous murders in the area.  She never thought much about it until the local high school has a tradition of The Hunt, which is a murder crime that the students race to solve.  To help get her friends in the mood, and so Lange will fit in, she holds a seance in her barn, where the murderer hanged himself.  Little did Lange know, this will draw her to Vaughn in a way that can't be explained.  As Lange and Vaughn start in investigate the old murders themselves, they soon find themselves into something deeper than they expected.

I usually don't read very many scary stories because, well, they just plain creep me out...But Second Verse is so much more that just a scary story.  This story is so well plotted out, that it amazed me when all the pieces started to fit together...but wait...what you thought, is's SO not what you expect.  The supernatural plays a critical roll, but not as you expect.  I was so totally thrown by how this story ended, it's one of those that you would NEVER see coming...and that makes for a very cool read.  Basically, the whole story was original and full of twists. The characters drew you into a supernatural murder mystery that will keep the wheels turning.

Second Verse, the title will make a lot of sense when you finish the story.  It's a fast and exciting read that I highly recommend.  Get it for the spooky season that is almost here, you won't regret it!

The Tour Schedule

  • September 28th Saturday: Bookish Randomness – This or That
  • September 29th Sunday: Bookish Things – Ten’s List
  • September 30th Monday: Moosubi Reviews – Review
  • October 1st Tuesday: Tsk Tsk What To Read – Review + Book Birthday
  • October 2nd Wednesday: Book Soulamtes – Review
  • October 3rd Thursday: Candace’s Book Blog – Review
  • October 4th Friday: Sab the Book Eater – Dream Cast
  • October 5th Saturday: Jean Book Nerd Review + Interview
  • October 6th Sunday: ParaYourNormal: What’s In Your Bag/OnYour Desk
  • October 7th Monday: Insane About Books – Review
  • October 8th Tuesday: Me, My Shelf and I – Review

About the Author

When Jennifer Walkup isn’t writing or reading, she’s spending time with her husband and young sons, listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers, and coming up with costume ideas for Halloween. She’s obsessed with good coffee and new recipes and likes broccoli on her pizza, flowers in her hair, flip-flops on her feet, and the number 13. A member of SCBWI and RWA, Jennifer also serves as fiction editor for The Meadowland Review and teaches creative writing at The Writers Circle. Second Verse is her first novel.

The Giveaway

Giveaways Open to US Mailing Address ONLY (unless otherwise specified) – NO PO BOXES – Must be 13+ To Enter!

10 Winners will get a signed Bookmark (open internationally)
1 Winner will get: The Romance Pack
Stickers | Bookmark | Leather Love Journal | 2 Love Picture Frames | $10 iTunes Gift Card | French Kiss Lip Gloss | Love Ring | Touched by Corrine Jackson | Breathe by Abbi Glines | Guitar Notes by Mary Amato
1 Winner will get: The Mystery Pack
Stickers | Bookmark |  Halloween Journal | Creepy Tree Candle | Skeleton Girl Trinket Box | $10 iTunes Gift Card | Glitter Nail Polish | Skeleton Key Necklace | Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma | Kill Me Softly by  Sarah Cross


If SECOND VERSE can get 75 Review ON AMAZON by November 1st (one month after release) Jennifer will do a giveaway for a KINDLE just for those who reviewed it! Winner will be chosen from the reviews, so don’t forget to read it and put that review up! ON AMAZON!

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