Diary of a Haunting | Thursday Reads

“Diary of a Haunting” by M. Verano

Last summer, I saw this book at Walmart and was very intrigued, first by it’s cover (which is a kick ass cover – both the dust jacket and the binding of the book) and second because it deals with a haunted house. So of course I had to pick it up.

It is my understanding that M. Verano is not a real person. When I first dig into a book, I always check out the copyright page, and for this one, it says Simon & Schuster. Plus, M. Verano is one of the characters. Nonetheless, it is very intriguing. Set up as “real” but isn’t. And it is written diary style form, which I always find to fun.

In this tale, Paige moves to Idaho with her mom and brother from LA, renting an old mansion. This mansion happens to be infested with flies and spiders. At first, things seem normal and harmless, then the real fun begins. Her brother starts acting weird. She find someone living in the basement. Things continue to get creepier, until the past becomes part of the present.

So if you like haunted houses, this is one to check out.

Order “Diary of a Haunting” on Amazon here
Pre-order “Possession” (Diary of a Haunting)” here Will be published on 8-30-16

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Blogtober 19, 2014

FAVORITE:

Haunted Houses.

If a movie is about a haunted house, I will watch it. I’ll probably get pretty scared, but it is all worth it. I have never been to a house or place that was haunted, and while I really would like to, I’d probably chicken out and not go.

I highly recommend The Haunted Mansion ride at Disney, it’s a fun fun ride. And I always try to go into the Haunted House at the State Fair. I’ve never gotten to any of those haunted hayrides or corn mazes, although I would really love to, one of these times maybe.


HALLOWEEN MUST WATCH MOVIES:

House on Haunted Hill (the original), The Haunting (the remake), & Stephen King’s Rose Red

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Usually, the original version of a movie is the best. Many times, I enjoy the remake just as much. Rarely, I like the remake better than the original.

Movie Descriptions:

House on Haunted Hill (1959):  Eccentric millionaire Frederick Loren. He and his fourth wife, Annabelle, have invited five people to the house for a “haunted house” party. Whoever stays in the house for one night will earn $10,000. As the night progresses, all the guests are trapped inside the house with ghosts, murderers, and other terrors.

The Haunting (1999): For over a century, the dark and forbidding Hill House has sat alone and abandoned…or so it seemed. Intrigued by the mansion’s storied past, Dr. Marrow lures his three subjects – Theo, Nell and Luke – to the site for a seemingly harmless experiment. But, from the moment of their arrival, Nell seems mysteriously drawn to the house…and the attraction is frighteningly mutual. When night descends, the study goes horrifyingly awry as the subjects discover the haunting secrets that live within the walls of Hill House.

Stephen King’s Rose Red (2002): The chilling tale of Dr. Joyce Reardon, an obsessed psychology professor who commissions a team of psychics and a gifted 15-year-old autistic girl, Annie Wheaton, to literally wake up a supposedly dormant haunted mansion – Rose Red. Their efforts unleash myriad spirits and uncover horrifying secrets of the generations who have lived and died there.