Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Blog Hop & Giveaway: CROW'S REST by Angelica R. Jackson

This blog hop is one of my favorites! Angelica has shared with us a scene from Crow's Rest where the main character, Avery, has an eerie experience in Preston Castle. Check out the scene below as well as my own strange experience.

Title: Crow's Rest
Author: Angelica R. Jackson
Published: May 12, 2015
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Isbn: 9781633920040
Pages: 288
Retail: $9.95
Buy Links: BN | Amazon | BookDepository

Avery Flynn arrives for a visit at her Uncle Tam's, eager to rekindle her summertime romance with her crush-next-door, Daniel.

But Daniel’s not the sweet, neurotic guy she remembers—and she wonders if this is her Daniel at all. Or if someone—some thing—has taken his place.

Her quest to find the real Daniel—and get him back—plunges Avery into a world of Fae and changelings, where creatures swap bodies like humans change their socks, and magic lives much closer to home than she ever imagined.

About the author:
In keeping with her scattered Gemini nature, Angelica R. Jackson has far too many interests to list here.

She has an obsession with creating more writing nooks in the home she shares with her husband and two corpulent cats in California's Gold Country. Fortunately, the writing nooks serve for reading and cat cuddling too.

Other pastimes include cooking for food allergies (not necessarily by choice, but she’s come to terms with it), photography, and volunteering at a local no-kill cat sanctuary.
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Avery's experience:

My experience:

It's hard to say what experiences are generated by our minds, tricks of the light, some other phenomena or altogether real. I have never seen the fae or any ghosts for that matter, but I have had a strange encounter of my own. When I was much younger, say 15+ years ago, I was visiting my cousin at my aunt and uncle's home. They only lived down the road so my sister and I visited often. This particular day though, my cousin and I were upstairs in her room which also happened to have an attic. We were curious about what was inside and had been tempted to venture inside but did not have the courage. This day, we gathered up our courage, determined to figure out what was inside. I remember my cousin helping me lift myself up so that I could peer inside. I wanted to be the first one up there and then I would help her. As I was dragging myself up, I felt something grab my arms. I say 'something' instead of 'someone' for a couple reasons. First, the thing that grabbed me was extremely hairy (arms and hands). Since it was clearly dark in the attic I could not actually see anything but I certainly felt it. The second reason I chose to use 'something' is because the only people in the house besides my cousin and I were downstairs. I know that you are probably saying, well there could have been another friend of family member there that hid before you came over. Well, yes, that's true. However, I do not believe this is the case. There were no other cars, and we lived in the middle of nowhere (literally) so someone would have had to walk pretty far. Also, while I did immediately fall from the attic opening and subsequently run downstairs with my cousin right behind, no one else ever came down and we stayed for several more hours. Don't you think a person would have had to use the bathroom or get a drink or something? Yes there are ways around it, but this would be really elaborate to trick a couple of kids. The other thing is that this was super hairy! No lie, and not human hairy. Every inch covered with super thick animal-like hair, hairy. So you tell me, was my experience paranormal, strange, unique, out of this world? It probably wasn't, but it certainly freaked me out and has stuck with me all this time.

Have you had any experiences like mine or Avery's? I would love to hear about it. Leave a comment below if you want to share. =)


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  1. Gasp! Sasquatches have evolved to hide in attics now! LOL

    But seriously, I could see how that would leave lasting trauma. *shudders*

    Thanks for all your help with the bloghop!

  2. Okay, now that is scary! It's 1:00 pm and I've got prickles all over...