Thursday, October 25, 2012

Coffin Hop ~ Episode 2

There are several of us in the Coffin Hop Tour. Visit all of us for spooks, chills and candy galore! Okay, maybe you won’t get any candy, but it’s Halloween and this Coffin Hop is guaranteed to put you in the spirit for a ghoulish 31st!  

To go back to the list of participating 
Coffin Hoppers, click HERE.

Haunted houses and ghosts—I prefer to call them spirits rather than ghosts.

We all can relate to the idea because many of us have grown up with stories of haunted houses, college dormitories and other areas. The city I grew up in had a local legend about a bridge. If one went to it at night, the ghosts of those that had driven off the bridge would haunt the place. Personally, I went necking down there with my boyfriend and I didn’t see anything. Nope, nothing! So much for a legend, huh? Or maybe I was too consumed with kissing the boyfriend to notice any ghosts had they been haunting the place. =)

A “haunted” experience I had with a girlfriend of mine. I’ll call her Nicole. She bought a home with her husband and it is a beautiful piece of property, twenty-five acres, with an older fixer-up home. The home was so old it had a well built on the corner of the front porch. It was cool, a neat little piece of history with a view of the way things once were done. I can’t even imagine having to draw my water out of it just to meet the basic necessary needs. But after having kids I see the danger in it, too. The place had oodles of potential and best of all it was away from the big city. It was so quiet and peaceful. God’s country as us Southerners would call it.

After my first visit there, I told my husband the place had a ghost. Everywhere I went, I felt like someone watched me. There was no hostility, but more like a sense of curiosity. The only time I could truly get away from feeling like someone watched us was when we would ride the four-wheelers across the back part of the property and deep into the woods. 

When I attended a Halloween party a couple of months later, Nicole told me then that she’d purchased the home from an Estate after the previous owner, an elderly woman, had passed away in it. It was my light-bulb-V8-moment when I knew the identity of those hidden eyes. Another weekend I was there goofing off with Nicole and her mother, Jill, when Jill started talking about her conversations with the spirit of the woman who once owned the house! I got chills!! To have someone else confirm the presence of the spirit was exciting because until then, I’d never met anyone who openly talked about the ability to see ghosts. I went home that night and told my husband, “I told you so!” His reply was that I wasn’t the only crazy person in the world. ;-)

Return here each day of the Coffin Hop for a new episode of "Haunted Gracen" and for extra chances to win!! Note: Links will be posted at the top of the blog for each Episode for ease of locating the post.

To be taken back to the main hop link, click here ---> COFFIN HOP


Where you can stalk me—not really!—but I would love to meet and interact with you:


No hop is the same without a contest!

To go back to the list of participating 
Coffin Hoppers, click HERE.

Book 1 Road to Hell series

BLURB (horromance - a mix of horror and romance):

Where does the road to Hell begin?

What happens when your son turns homicidal overnight and your husband disappears on his way to work? Do you cower in fear or fight for your life? Madison Wescott fights against the odds. Distrustful of a God she doesn't believe in, she finds herself face-to-face with a world she didn't know existed and discovers her own soul is darkened with demonic connections.

With good intentions? Or by demonic design?

Phoenix Birmingham bursts into Madison’s life in a whirlwind of sarcasm and sexual appeal. A hero for the masses—and for her jaded heart—but few will ever know the sacrifices he has made or the sacrifices to come. Discovering her entire life has been influenced by multifaceted paranormal beings, Madison is determined to defeat the apocalyptic blueprint fate has decreed, but only one man dares to challenge the supernatural forces manipulating them. Even with Phoenix's aid, can destiny be denied? Or will demonic design prevail while they pay the crucial price with their souls?

In a small, sleepy Alabama town the battle for mankind's liberty has begun...

Pandora’s Box Buy Links:

Book 2 Road to Hell series


Hell’s become more than just a playground for the wicked…

Going to Hell was supposed to save Madison, but knowing she’s dead because of his failure leaves Nix with only one thing to live for. Revenge. With Micah’s help he learns to use his Messianic power. Anything for Mads has become his mantra, even if it means killing innocents to gather the power he needs to succeed. A tsunami he unleashes on a Gulf Coast city is stopped with magical interference, and Nix is more than surprised to feel Madison in the opposing magic. Can he and Micah set a trap to lure her out?

Pandora’s Box…once you open it, there’s no turning back!

Madison has done the unthinkable, opened Pandora’s Box to save Nix from Hell. And failed. She’s willing to risk her own life to rescue Nix, but she worries about the welfare of her accomplice in the mission and leaving her son behind. Following up on a lead, she’s ambushed by Nix and Micah. Shocked and hurt to discover Nix has become a willing participant of Hell, she’s more certain than ever she won’t escape the demonic fate her husband outlined for her. While in Hell, she discovers denying the emergence of her succubus is futile, which means getting Nix out of Hell after embracing her inner demon just became a very real dilemma…



wilwaren said...

I for one have never interfered a ghost in my life, but I'm particularly scared of ghost houses. they give me chills... Nice post, looking out for more!

Amanda W. said...

It's okay Gracen we like your kind of crazy around here!

leann said...

I love anything having to do with the paranormal from spirits, ghosts, vamps, weres, fae, etc. Who knows whether or not they're really real or not. They make good fantasies!! Leann

Michelle said...

I want, I want, I want, lol. But Rafflecopter on episode 1 won't let me enter just shows the box and says loading and if there is a rafflecopter on this episode I can't even see it, Boo Hoo, lol. The books sound great Gracen and I can't wait to read them. michelle31071 (at) suddenlink (dot) net

Julianne Snow said...

I believe in ghosts but prefer to avoid them if at all possible...

Great post Gracen!


Katie said...

I never had that happen to me, but my sister experience a ghost one time, my aunt who use to live in Ashville North Carolina she went to this church that is huge and big and my sister was on one of the stairs because there where three levels in the church and she turn around and there was a little boy looking at her and she ran and there wasn't any little boys in the church at the time

Diana said...

I have no experience with ghosts either I have grown up with stories about haunted houses, but the idea really freaks me out.