The Perfect Book For October! The Haunted Hillerman House

Do you love romances? Do you love murder mysteries? How about a combination of the two? If you are nodding your head yes, then I have the PERFECT book for you!

 The Haunted Hillerman House.

The Haunted Hillerman House

You will be sucked in from the moment you start reading. You literally cannot put it down, and if for some reason you have to, it’s all you can think about.

It is by the author Shannon Bailey. She writes a lot of historical romances. I am a huge fan of hers, and own all of her books. They are all amazing, but I have to say, this one is my absolute favorite! I’ve read this book too many times to count.

One of my favorite things about this book, is that it’s perfect for any age. It’s kept very clean, which is a rare treat now-a-days. Yes, it is a tale of romance but, Mrs. Bailey doesn’t take it too far.

It starts off with our heroine Sela Whitley coming home for a relaxing family visit over Halloween. Her mom is filling her in with the latest town gossip when she mentions that a mystery man has bought the terrifying Haunted Hillerman House. The house that has a tragic past filled with love and murder. When Sela goes to introduce herself, the last thing she expects to find is the incredibly handsome James Stanford. As a relationship blooms between Sela and James, they began to uncover the mystery behind the haunted Hillerman house.

That’s all I’m going to say. I really, really encourage you to read this book. It is a pretty quick read being only 216 pages and is truly a great, mesmerizing story. You instantly fall in love with the characters and are eager to find out the mystery along with Sela and James.

 

If you don’t own it yet, get your copy today! Below is a link.

Have you read this book? What did you think of it?

Cheers,

Victoria

 

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6 Scariest Haunted Houses in America

As everyone knows I am a HUGE fan of Halloween. It’s my favorite holiday, and I love celebrating it from the moment October arrives. And what better way to celebrate Halloween then with Haunted Houses!

I have been going to haunted houses and haunted corn mazes since I can remember. Of course when I was younger, the haunted houses I visited were appropriate for children, but as I got older, the scarier they became. For me, the best haunted houses and haunted corn mazes are in Illinois. My family grew up in Illinois and we try to go back to visit as often as we can. We generally make those visits during…you guessed it, October. The amount of detail that goes into these haunted houses/haunted corn mazes is phenomenal! 

So, as you might have guessed it, this blog post is a guide to the scariest haunted houses this year! Hopefully there is one near you that you can go and enjoy!

6 Scariest Haunted Houses In America:
#1. 13th Floor Haunted House- Denver, Colorado

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So glad to see that my home state has made the list of scariest haunted houses! From what I hear, this place is terrifying. I can not attest to that, as I have been to much of a chicken shit to go in!

This is a multi-story haunted house that people who are brave enough, must navigate through to get out of! This year they have three new attractions: The Slasher Remix, Undead Abominations, and Cursed: The Ritual. From what I hear the costumes and attention to detail is AMAZING! For more details and ticket pricing visit http://www.13thfloorhauntedhouse.com

#2. House of Torment- Austin, Texas

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House of Torment is a nationally recognized haunted house. They are consistently recognized as one of the nation’s top haunted houses due to their top production value, and creativity. This year they have moved to a new location that is 2x bigger than their previous, bringing that to a total of 40,000 square feet! Just more room to scare you with!

They have three new attractions this year: Dawn of Evil featuring insatiable, voracious, maniacal zombies that are in search of food after a catastrophic virus has broken loose. The Frenzy featuring the most demented nightmares from the human psyche, and Graveside Manor which features an abandoned manor that holds many secrets, and possibly a ghost. 

For more details and ticket pricing check out http://www.houseoftorment.com

#3. 13th Gate- Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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The 13th Gate is another haunted house that is nationally recognized as one of the top haunted attractions year after year. They are known for their extreme ultra-realism and extreme attention to detail.

This haunted house is ready to terrify you out of your wits with their real snake infested swamp, claustrophobic cellars, hidden subterranean passages and a prehistoric ice cave. New this year, is a sewer littered with the bodies of the victims of  Jack The Ripper. Guests must make their way through the flooded sewer to the end of a long train tunnel before the ghost trains make their appearance.

For more information and ticket pricing visit:   http://www.13thgate.com/

#4. Headless Horseman’s Hayrides and Haunted Houses – Ulster Park, New York

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The Headless Horseman has it all! Starting with a 250-year-old farm that has over 60 acres of naturally landscaped property that includes foreboding woods, surreal ponds, fruit orchards and more. Each Halloween season the theme changes, but still brings a unique, immersive experience. The Headless Horseman features: a theatrical one-mile hay ride, a corn maze, seven haunted attractions, and four gift shops!

Be sure to catch Two Raven’s Manor that features skilled stunt actors and a magic-illusion side-show starring Ryan Dutcher.

For more information and ticket pricing visit http://www.headlesshorseman.com/

#5. The Bates Motel – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Scariest Haunted Houses

Be sure to come check out Bates Motel. As you creep through this show, you see levitating spirits, floor boards that come alive, pictures that follow you, and incredible, custom animatronic props that you will not see anywhere else. Also, the actors there at the Bates Motel interact with you on a personal level. They do say that they have something new for this year, but you’ll have to go to find out what!

Another goodie features at the Bates Motel is a haunted corn maze! This year they are featuring a new theme…The Revenge Of The Scarecrow!

For more information and ticket pricing visit http://thebatesmotel.com/

#6. The Dent Schoolhouse – Cincinnati, Ohio

Scariest Haunted Houses

This is one of the coolest haunted houses out there. The Dent Schoolhouse takes place in an actual haunted schoolhouse from the 1800’s, and follows the legend of the murderous janitor Charlie. The theme for the Dent Schoolhouse is during Halloween in the 1950’s.

For more information and ticket pricing visit http://frightsite.com/

There is six of the scariest haunted house in America this year! There are TONS more, but I would be here all day if I didn’t end the list some where. So get out there and start visiting some of these places! Halloween is in 25 days!

Cheers,

Victoria

 

31 Spooktacular Halloween Movies For You and Your Family

Happy October!

October is my favorite month of the year! I love pulling all the decorations out, roasting pumpkin seeds, and watching Halloween Movies! If you’re like me, you’ve already started watching Halloween movies back in September, but now that it is officially the month of Halloween I can really go nuts!

Every year ABC Family (now Freeform) hosts 13 Nights of Halloween. I have decided to come up with 31 Night of Halloween. I am going to give you a movie to watch for the whole month of October! Note: Most of these movies are for the family, but there may be a couple that little eyes probably shouldn’t watch.

31 Nights Of Halloween:

1.Hocus Pocus (1993)– Recommended Age: 11 and Up. This movie is a cult classic. hocus-pocus

2.The Lost Boys (1987)– Recommended Age: 13 and up. One of the best vampire movies ever made. No one is sparkling in this movie.the-lost-boys
3.Fright Night (1985)– Recommended Age: 17 and up. Do yourself a favor and watch the 80’s version! fright-night
4.Edward Scissorhands (1990) -Recommended Age: 13 and up.edward-scissorhands
5.The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Recommended Age: 7 and Upthe-nightmare-before-christmas
6. Silver Bullet (1985) Recommended age: 15 and up.silver-bullet
7. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) Recommended Age: 6 and up.something-wicked-this-way-comes
8. Coraline (2009)– Recommended Age: 9 and Up. coraline
9. Beetlejuice (1988)– Recommended Age: 9 and Up.beetlejuice
10. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)– Recommended Age: 14 and up.abraham-lincoln-vampire-hunter
11. Ghostbusters (1984) Recommended Age: 10 and up.ghostbusters
12. Ghostbusters 2 (1989) Recommended Age: 10 and up.ghostbuster-2
13. Corpse Bride (2005)Recommended Age: 10 and Upcorpse-bride
14. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991) Recommended Age: 9 and up.ernest-scared-stupid
15. Young Frankenstein (1974) Recommended Age: 10 and Up. R.I.P Gene Wilderyoung-frankenstein
16. Sleepy Hollow (1999) Recommended Age: 15 and up.sleepy-hollow
17. Shaun Of The Dead (2004) Recommended Age: 15 and up.shaun-of-the-dead
18. The Shining (Made for TV version) (1997) Recommended Age: 13 and upDon’t get me wrong I love the original but, Steven Weber (Wings) does an AMAZING job in this version.the-shining
19. Monster House (2006) Recommended Age: 10 and up.monster-house
20. Interview With A Vampire (1994)– Recommended Age: 14 and up. Could this movie have had a better cast!? All of them were phenomenal but Kristen Dunst blew me away!interview-with-a-vampire
21. Frankenweenie (2012) Recommended Age: 6 and up.frankenweenie
22. Practical Magic (1998) Recommended Age: 15 and up.practical-magic
23. Hotel Transylvania (2012) Recommended Age: 5 and up.hotel-transylvania
24. Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) Recommended Age: 5 and up.hotel-transylvania-2
25. ParaNorman (2012) Recommended for Age: 6 and up.paranorman
26.The Addams Family or the Addams Family Values(1991/1993) Recommended Age: 12 and up.the-addams-family
27. The Haunted Mansion (2003)- Recommended Age: 9 and up.the-haunted-mansion
28. Any Harry Potter Movie (2001-2011) Recommend Age: 7 and up.harry-potter-movies
29. Casper (1995) Recommended Age: 6 and Upcasper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30. Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992)-Recommended Age: 13 and up. Before Sarah Michelle Gellar there was Kristy Swanson. buffy-the-vampire-slayer
31. Halloweentown & Halloween Town 2 (1998/2001) Recommended Age: 6 and Uphalloweentown

Here are 31 movies for each night of October! I hope you and your family enjoy them!

What Halloween movies would you add to the list?

Cheers,

Victoria

 

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