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Friday’s Page 69 ~ The United States of Cryptids by J.W. Ocker

Friday’s Page 69 ~ The United States of Cryptids by J.W. Ocker

The United States of Cryptids: A Tour of American Myths and Monsters by J.W. Ocker, Cryptids, Non-Fiction, Fun, Folklore, Paranormal, Green, Hands, Claws, Green
Most tales of cryptids reach back decades or centuries, long enough ago that sometimes the original sighting is lost to time or lacks important details. In Delaware, we have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new cryptid. It is called the Prime Hook Swamp Creature, and it might be the most darling cryptid since the jackalope. Also, I’m sort of forced to go in this direction because Delaware, as the second tiniest state in the union – barely a cleft of Maryland – is so small it records almost no cryptid sightings. Other than Bigfoot – he’s everywhere. But this book isn’t The United States of Bigfoot.
October Horror Mystery Month Fest ~ Deadly Creatures from the Dark ~ Day 28: Worst Laid Plans by Various Authors

October Horror Mystery Month Fest ~ Deadly Creatures from the Dark ~ Day 28: Worst Laid Plans by Various Authors

Skull, Palm Trees, Triangle, Worst Laid Plans: An Anthology of Vacation Horror, Samantha Kolesnik, Blue/Black, Horror, Ghosts, Paranormal, Vampires, Ghosts, Halloween, Anthology, Short Stories, Family, Spooky
There is something in the caves. Run. Run. RUN!
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh, Folktales, Mythology, Fantasy, Girl, Boy, Sea, God, Retelling, Romance, Young Adult, Cover Love
The myths of my people say only a true bride of the Sea God can bring an end to his insatiable wrath. When the otherworldly storms rise from the East Sea, lightning breaking the sky and waters ripping up the shore, a bride is chosen and given to the Sea God.
Or sacrificed, depending on the measure of your faith.
Every year the storms begin, and every year a girl is brought to the sea. I can’t help but wondering if Shim Cheong believes in the myth of the Sea God’s bride. If she’ll find comfort in it before the end.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ Hilda and the Ghost Ship by Luke Pearson, Stephen Davies

Friday’s Page 69 ~ Hilda and the Ghost Ship by Luke Pearson, Stephen Davies

Hilda and the Ghost Ship, Luke Pearson, Victoria Evans, Stephen Davies, SHip, Ghosts, Woodman, Hilda, Children's Books, Mystery, Fantasy,
His heart pounding, David tiptoed around the outer wall of the windmill. On the far side, he found a low wooden hatch that looked like the entrance to a cellar.
He gripped the edge of the hatch and heaved it open, revealing a flight of stone steps descending into darkness. Whatever had been spying on him had almost certainly gone down there.
David would not normally have dreamed of investigating a dark, scary cellar by himself. But today was different. He had to find out what Victoria van Gale was up to, and this was his best clue so far. Sick with dread, he climbed through the hatch and tiptoed down the cold, stone steps.