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Spirit Magnet in Texas: 20 Ghostly Encounters by Ann Bridges

From the clouds with ghostly faces in the Chisos Mountains to the spirits of the Alamo, follow in the footsteps of a “spirit magnet” as she takes a wild Western romp across haunted Texas and beyond. Meet Joshua’s ghost in his creepy room in Mineral Wells and Sara, who is one of the most active spirits at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio. Did phantom soldiers holding swords of fire really save the Alamo from destruction by the Mexicans? Is it really Teddy Roosevelt’s ghost that haunts the bar at the Menger? Be amazed at the phenomenal results from the Spirit Scanner. Find out in this factual and spine-tingling adventure across the Lone Star State.

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My Review

5 stars

Ann Bridges is a self-professed spirit magnet. She tells her story of how it seems spirits have been trying to get her attention for a while. That whenever she is at a site there seems to be more activity from the ghosts. Ann has gathered her experiences with twenty different sites in Texas that she has visited along with the different things she has experienced while on site.

Follow along as Ann explores houses, cabins, stores and haunted houses across Texas. She tells her experiences at each location. I loved the color photos of locations, object and orbs. And at the end of most sections is a note about the visitor information so you can visit these locations.

I love all the stories and different experiences. There is so much history at all of the locations and I absolutely love all the encounters, scary and harmless. If you like the paranormal and ghost hunting this is one book that you need to add to your collection. There are plenty of wonderful places you can haunt on your next trip to Texas.

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I received Spirit Magnet in Texas from Schiffer Publishing free of charge. This has not influenced my opinion of this book.

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Fractured Eden

Fractured Eden

By Steven Gossington

Genre: Suspense

 When a doctor loses everything and is forced to start over, he finds himself in a strange town filled with addiction and mental illness. Dr. Aaron Rovsing, Family Practice Physician, is fired from his medical practice in Connecticut because of alleged incompetence. After he flees and starts over in a town in East Texas, he discovers that things are not as they first appear, and soon Aaron must combat the deranged and addicted minds of the townspeople. Events take an even deadlier turn when he finds himself the next chosen victim of a serial killer who plans to add the doctor to his collection of skeletons. In this town of insanity and with a serial killer waiting to strike, how can Aaron manage to stay sane . . . and alive?

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About the Author

Steven Gossington is an emergency room physician with over 30 years of patient care experience. Dr. Gossington was an academic professor of emergency medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City for 11 years, and he published 20 book chapters and medical articles of original research.

His enjoyment of mystery and suspense fiction and his love of writing led to the novel “Fractured Eden,” a psychological suspense story in which he draws upon his extensive experience with mentally ill emergency room patients. This novel and his future fiction can be found on his website.

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This Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse edited by Robert Silverberg

THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse, gathers 21 compelling, gripping stories of the not-too-distant demise of the earth as we know it. And what a collection. From little-known, brilliant tales by sci-fi legends Jules Vernes and Olaf Stapledon, to intense short works by sci-fi masters Ursula K. Le Guin, Connie Willis, Jack Vance, and Brian W. Aldiss, to haunting works by contemporary authors Dale Bailey, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Karen Haber and Megan Arkenberg, THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES paves the road to the fantastical future, alternating humor with grit, and hope with ghastly post apocalyptic visions.

Guest editor Robert Silverberg—winner of numerous Hugo and Nebula awards, Grand Master of Science Fiction Writers of America, and a Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductee—hand-picked each story, and offers an introduction to each, as well as an introduction to the anthology as a whole.

A unique collection for longtime and new fans of speculative fiction, THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES roars into the future wide-eyed and full speed ahead.

Complete list of authors:

Jules Verne, James Elroy Flecker, Frank Lillie Pollock, G. Peyton Wertenbaker, Philip Latham, Jack Vance, Fritz Leiber, Brian W. Aldiss, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert Silverberg, James Tiptree, Jr., Malcolm Edwards, Connie Willis, Karen Haber, by Dale Bailey, Megan Artenberg, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Olaf Stapledon

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My Review

5 stars

The question many authors have explored is how the world will end. This is a collection of 21 stories from classic science fiction authors and present day authors and how they think the world would end. I loved how each story came up with different endings. You will read about the world ending my ice, fire, flood, aliens and so much more. It was great reading from some of my favorite authors and discovering new ones.

I have to say I loved Robert Silverberg’s introductions to each story. They helped me to figure out when the author wrote the book and who they were so I could find other stories by them. I enjoyed following along as humans try to figure out their history and how one many decides to live forever but fails to grow along with the rest of humankind.

If you like apocalyptic stories this is one book that you need to add to you collection. You can’t go wrong with a collection of so many classic authors.

I received This Way to the End Time from Over the River PR free of charge. This has not influenced my opinion of this book.

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