Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tales From The Mist Blog Hop

I'm very excited to announce
releases today!!

Join us authors on the blog hop scavenger hunt Oct. 17th-18th where you can win one of 3 $20 gift cards, as well as additional prizes at the individual stops. 

My prize is this Hanging Bat Votive candle holder from Party Lite:

To enter to win my prize, all you have to do is sign up for my newsletter on the right side of the blog and leave a comment sharing your favorite thing about ghost stories. Simple as pie.

(At most, I send a newsletter once a month with a few items.)

To enter to win one of the 3 $20 Grand Prizes, visit each blog through the Linky at the bottom of this post to find a 'hidden' picture. Black smoke, a haunted house, Lilith, a bookstore, a lady under water, calla lilies, a cemetery, a light switch, coffin, a dead woman... and a rat. Link 11 will bring you back to the Beach Book Blast Blog to record your answers in the rafflecopter. Find each scavenger hunt item and you'll be entered 11 times for our prizes of 3 gift cards.

But before you do that, I'd like to share an excerpt from my story in the 5* rated

Beneath Still Waters
(Still Waters Part One)

Liz winked at Becca and then said, “Ted said the still waters are about a half mile away. Shall we go talk to the witch?”

Megan sighed, though her expression still held a hint of a smile. “Make fun if you want, but I swear I felt a presence at the fire last night.”

“It’s called Cherry Pie, Megs.”

She brushed past Liz, who rolled her eyes and shared a grin with Becca as they resumed their hike along the river. The rushing water formed a soothing backdrop and every so often through the trees Becca glimpsed the white-water rapids making their way down the mountain over boulders and dead trees caught in the river’s path.

They caught up to the guys a little while later, and Ted pointed past a split rail barrier that looked like it’d been put up to discourage people from using an old trail.

“We gotta get back for football practice, but the still waters are down there a little ways,” he told Liz. “Past these rapids you’ll find the section where it’s all smooth, and then the river drops down over a waterfall.”

“Talk about wicked,” Johnny added. “It’s gotta be a good fifty foot drop.”

“Great, thanks. See you guys later.”

Liz pulled Ted in for a kiss. Megan said goodbye to Johnny and it appeared all had been forgiven. Becca moved to the side of the trail, suddenly wishing she hadn’t gotten so upset with Shane over something that in the light of day wasn’t such a big deal. A stupid ghost story may have ruined her chance to get to know a really nice guy.

Liz rubbed her hands in anticipation after the guys left. Excitement lit her blue eyes with an alluring light. “Ready?”

“Maybe I’ll just hang back here and wait for you two,” Megan said.

“Oh, no.” Becca took hold of her arm. “We’re all going.”

After a few more token protests, Megan gave in and they picked their way through the overgrown foliage along the wild river. Though the sun had risen high enough to burn off the morning fog, the air remained cool enough at the higher elevation that Becca kept her jacket on.

About sixty yards along the original path, the sound of the rapids faded and the water smoothed out like a crystal clear sheet of glass.

“Wow,” Megan breathed in wonder.

Becca agreed. The change was almost magical. She removed her pack and moved closer to the river bank.

“Becca,” Megan called her back in a stage whisper. “This is where she appears. Don’t go over there.”

She ignored the fear-laced plea and squatted by the river’s edge. Just to prove to herself it was real, she stuck her forefinger in the water. The chill against her skin sent a shiver up her spine. A small ripple appeared on either side of her finger, and beneath the surface, she felt the pull of the current.

Still waters; wicked currents.

A smile tugged the corners of her mouth when she recalled Johnny’s apt description.

“Oh my God—look!

Becca jerked her hand from the water and scrambled backwards, half expecting to see a ghostly figure hovering downriver where Megan now pointed. 


Dead woman

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Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Stacey Joy Netzel


  1. Congratulations on your new release:) I love your books! This one sounds like a great book! I was already sign- up for your newsletter! Enjoy your day!

  2. Thanks so much Allyson! You have a great day, too. :)

  3. This is such a fun blog hop! Thanks for the opportunity. My favorite thing about ghost stories is that little frisson of fear you get when reading or listening to them!

  4. I really enjoyed the anthology and it was a pleasure to host so many of the contributors on my blog.

  5. Congratulations on your release day!

  6. Congratulations on a fabulous story!

    I've read the Anthology and can highly recommend each and every one!

    Stacey Joy Netzel rocks!

  7. Congrats on the release!! The best things about ghost stories is the spook factor. I scare easily and if it has me screaming, it's a good ghost story! I am already getting your newsletter and I'm also a GFC follower. Thanks for the chance to win!
    ehaney578 at aol dot com

  8. Congratulations on your release day, Stacey. I've read the book and all of these stories are awesome. :)

  9. Karen, I'm not a huge fan of that feeling, so I don't actively seek it out.

    Todd, Stacy, Christine and Shelia-Thank you so much!!

    Elizabeth--if you scare easily, are you a fan of haunted houses? :)

    Good luck to all and thanks for stopping on the hop.

  10. Thanks for being on a cute little hop! I love it! Congrats on the new release! Anthologies are like the jackpot of books.

    My favorite thing about ghost stories is that lingering feeling of "maybe something is really there". Kinda funny.

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  11. Congrats on the new release. I love reading your stories. I am already sign up to receive your newsletter. I love reading ghost stories to see if they are real scary or not. Sometimes some of the ghost stories that I read gives me the creeps, but I haven't found one that really scares me yet. Thanks for being on this blog hop.

  12. Hi! Thanks for the fun hop and awesome giveaway! I find ghosts very scary and reading about them has me looking over my shoulder. I live in a haunted house and they can be very scary!
    Newsletter subscriber

  13. I subscribed to the newsletter.

    I like ghost stories because you don't know what to expect.

    Thanks for participating.


  14. Hubby picked a winner for the bat votive holder and it's:


    Thanks to everyone who stopped by and participated in the hop. Hope you had a good time. :)