Okay, it’s officially October. It’s definitely one of my favorite months of the year. In fact, it might be my absolute favorite. Last year, however, it also became my most marketable month. That’s right. As the author of ghost stories, I take full advantage of October and all it’s ghosts and spookiness. Ergo (my favorite word), I have come up with this little list of reasons why October should be the month that everyone reads Cemetery Tours and/or Between Worlds.
And when I say and/or, I mean please only read Between Worlds if you’ve already read Cemetery Tours. There are too many spoilers and you will not enjoy it and I will not enjoy you not enjoying it.
So, without further ado or crazy writer rants, I present to you…
10 Reasons Why Cemetery Tours is the Perfect October Book (Featuring Quotes from Amazon Reviews)
1. It’s fast-paced and a pretty easy read (or so I’ve been told). October is a month for state fairs and homecomings and celebration. It’s a fun month. No one wants to read a long, boring, and depressing novel that requires a lot of thought and concentration during one of the funnest months of the year.
“I still can’t get over how addicted I became to this book just needing the next fix (turn of the page) so I can see what was going to happen next or how everything connected together. ” – Amazon Reviewer Starange13
2. It’s a great book to read in Starbucks while you drink your favorite seasonal pumpkin spiced latte. You’ll find that the ghosts and mystery really compliment the October atmosphere.
“I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the writing, the plot and the unexpected ending. I couldn’t stop reading it!” – Paula Walker Baker
3. Come on, it’s a ghost story. Ghost stories are fun all year round, but especially in October when all the Haunted History specials are on television and you and friends are off adventuring in haunted houses.
“Grabs you by the throat and scares the hell out of you. This well-written story will keep you looking for ghosts for a long time.” – Amazon Reviewer J.C.D.
4. Furthermore, it’s a ghost story for the nonbeliever. Me? I’m a believer. But several of my readers aren’t, and that’s okay. Cemetery Tours is for everyone!
“If I believed that ghosts existed, then Jacqueline Smith’s portrayal is exactly how I would imagine them to be. Cemetery Tours is filled with a realism that merges seamlessly with the supernatural, and I obsessed over this book until I finished reading it.” – Amazon Reviewer L
5. Michael Sinclair is the perfect October book boyfriend. When I wrote Michael, I knew I wanted him to be dreamy, but not in the typical book hero sense. He’s tall and skinny, a little shy, a little awkward, he has a dry sense of humor, and he loves Kate with all his heart. Who hasn’t dreamed of a boyfriend like that?
“The hero of the novel, Michael Sinclair, isn’t dreamy, broody, or mysterious, but rather sweet, albeit a little dorky, and truly searching for his identity. Of course, everything about Michael isn’t what meets the eye, and that’s what I absolute adore about him.” – Monica Britten
“This author has a brilliant future. I loved this story. I loved these characters.
Michael Sinclair is my new book boyfriend (sorry Jamie Fraser). 😉
Thank you Jacqueline for reminding me how much I love ghost stories.” – Kelly Mc “bookworm”
6. The second book, Between Worlds, is actually set in October, and in an old haunted mansion in Maine.
“When the wonderfully irrepressible Luke enlists the help of Michael, Kate and Gavin for his popular ghost hunter show, they travel out to the gorgeous Stanton hall manor – Loved this location for the creepy and mysterious goings on!” – Amazon Reviewer L
7. Along with being a ghost and a suspense story, it’s also a love story. Perfect for those evenings you want to curl up in a blanket, in your favorite pajamas and socks, light a fire, and read.
“Spooky and heartwarming. Is such a thing possible at the same time? Definitely. And Jacqueline Smith nails it! The characters are wonderful and you can’t help but fall in love with them; no matter where they “live.”” – Amazon Customer “irishfaery”
8. It’s great for readers of all ages, young teens and adults alike! Kind of like Scooby Doo, but with real ghosts and not a creeper in a mask.
“Jacqueline has successfully combined ghosts, mystery, and adventure in a book that will make you want to read till the end. The plot thickens and the roads twist in this exciting and captivating mystery.” – Author James W. Peercy
9. My main female character, Kate, enjoys eating junk food, so you can totally chow down on as much Halloween candy as you want without thinking about how this lame female character in the book you’re reading only likes veggie burgers and tofu.
“Michael is torn in every way shape and form, especially when his star-struck love interest goes off to dinner with Mr.Cool Hand Luke—and I’m with Michael on that one!—not Kate, but ladies and gentleman, I’m here to tell you that there is a lot of unfolding to be done in this here plot and, furthermore, these are people that you are going to want to be hanging around with, believe me! Wish it didn’t have to end so soon. You’ve really got something going there, Ms. Smith. Kate is my fave! C’mon, give it another whirl of the dice! We want more!” – Steve Lund
10. Both books will (hopefully) keep you guessing right up until the very end, and what is October without a touch of the unknown?
“I developed a couple of theories about how it would end as I read along, but I couldn’t be sure, and it turns out none of them were quite right. The book kept me on my toes the whole time, wondering what would happen next.” – Hannah Alvarez
Happy October, everyone!