Tracy Banghart

Tracy Banghart's books on Goodreads

Rebel Wing Rebel Wing (Rebel Wing #1)
reviews: 118
ratings: 199 (avg rating 4.18)

By Blood By Blood (By Blood, #1)
reviews: 50
ratings: 88 (avg rating 3.97)

Moon Child Moon Child (Prequel to By Blood)
reviews: 27
ratings: 49 (avg rating 3.86)

Storm Fall Storm Fall (Rebel Wing, #2)
reviews: 27
ratings: 41 (avg rating 4.22)

What the Sea Wants What the Sea Wants
reviews: 5
ratings: 20 (avg rating 3.10)

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    Entries in Jennifer Walkup (4)

    Thursday
    Oct312013

    Happy Halloween from the Bookanistas!

    Hey y'all! Today a few of us Bookanistas are talking about our favorite scary books.

    I don't often read scary books, but there are a few that have stuck with me. Most recently, I've gotta say

    Second Verse by Jennifer Walkup

    It's got such great suspense and the ghost/murder elements were truly spooky.

    Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

    I haven't had a chance to read the sequel yet, but it's definitely on my list. This book was so creepy and awesome. I loved it!

     

     

    3:50 by Gretchen McNeil

    The intensity in this book is off the charts...and I loved the dueling worlds/realities. SO cool.

    Die Softly by Christopher Pike

    Okay, so I'm not exactly recommending this book. But if I'm writing about scary reads, this has to go on the list. I read it as a teenager and, honestly, it haunted me. Even to this day. I kinda wish I could unread it. But hey...that's the sign of a good book, right? That it stays with your readers? ::gulp::

    And my teenage years would not have been the same without the horror/suspense of Richie Tankersley Cusick. They weren't exactly "literature" - honestly, "cheesy" might be the better word - but boy did I love her "two dark strangers...which boy is sincere and which boy wants to kill her?" formula. Some of my favorites:

    So yeah. I was never hardcore, truth be told. I've still never read a Stephen King horror novel. But it's funny the books that stay with you...and the stories that give you that thrill of fear and excitement. 

    What are YOUR favorite scary books? Are you hardcore? Or a wimp like me? :-)

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    Check out what scares my fellow Bookanistas today!

    Wednesday
    Oct092013

    Bookanista Review: Second Verse

    Hello my lovelies! I hope you're having a good week. Mine's been insane, which I guess is par for the course for a work-from-home mommy with an about-to-walk child and a husband studying for midterms. 

    STILL. I am bringing you a VERY exciting review today!

    From Goodreads:

    Bad things come in threes. In Shady Springs, that includes murder.

    Murder Now
    Lange Crawford’s move to Shady Springs, Pennsylvania, lands her a group of awesome friends, a major crush on songwriter Vaughn, and life in a haunted, 200-year-old farmhouse. It also brings The Hunt: an infamous murder mystery festival where students solve a fake, gruesome murder scheme during the week of Halloween. Well, supposedly fake.

    Murder Then
    Weeks before The Hunt, Lange and her friends hold a séance in the farmhouse’s eerie barn. When a voice rushes through, whispering haunting words that only she and Vaughn can hear, Lange realizes it's begging for help. The mysterious voice leads Lange and Vaughn to uncover letters and photos left behind by a murdered girl, Ginny, and they become obsessed with her story and the horrifying threats that led to her murder.

    Murder Yet to Come
    But someone doesn’t like their snooping, and Lange and Vaughn begin receiving the same threats that Ginny once did. The mysterious words from the barn become crucial to figuring out Ginny's past and their own, and how closely the two are connected. They must work fast to uncover the truth or risk finding out if history really does repeat itself.

    My Thoughts

    This book is spooky, fast-paced and romantic. I loved the "murder now, murder then" element and was genuinely creeped out as Lange started uncovering details of the murders that had been committed in her home - an old farmhouse that Jennifer did a fantastic job making super spooky. The book is haunting in the ways that the best ghost stories are: you'll want to read with the lights ON...and you'll be left with that tingly, goosebumps feeling on the back of your neck for long after you read the last page.

    Seriously, when I say spooky, I mean SPOOKY. It's absolutely perfect for an October read...it's got a fabulous Halloween vibe and fits well with chill autumn breezes and horror movie season. In fact, I would say Second Verse is like trick-or-treating -- dark, creepy...with sweet rewards to keep you coming back for more. So, basically, if you like Halloween, trick or treating, or Halloween candy YOU WILL LIKE THIS BOOK. Hee hee. ;-)

    Add it to your Goodreads TBR shelf HERE.

    Buy on Amazon HERE.

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    Check out what other Bookanistas are raving about this week!

    Monday
    Mar182013

    Cover Reveal for Jennifer Walkup's SECOND VERSE - with Epic Giveaway Contest!

    I'm so excited to be part of this awesome cover reveal!! Here's the skinny...

    Check out the cover for Jennifer Walkup's Second Verse and click below to enter the Epic Cover Reveal Contest over at Me, My Shelf and I - she's giving away signed ARCs, signed bookmarks and an Amazon gift card!

    Isn't it gorgeous?? I love how the "S" in Second is shaped like a treble clef. :)

    Bad things come in threes. In Shady Springs, that includes murder.

    Murder Now

    Lange Crawford’s move to Shady Springs, Pennsylvania, lands her a group of awesome friends, a major crush on songwriter Vaughn, and life in a haunted, 200-year-old farmhouse. It also brings The Hunt: an infamous murder mystery festival where students solve a fake, gruesome murder scheme during the week of Halloween. Well, supposedly fake.

    Murder Then

    Weeks before The Hunt, Lange and her friends hold a séance in the farmhouse’s eerie barn. When a voice rushes through, whispering haunting words that only she and Vaughn can hear, Lange realizes it's begging for help. The mysterious voice leads Lange and Vaughn to uncover letters and photos left behind by a murdered girl, Ginny, and they become obsessed with her story and the horrifying threats that led to her murder.

    Murder Yet to Come

    But someone doesn’t like their snooping, and Lange and Vaughn begin receiving the same threats that Ginny once did. The mysterious words from the barn become crucial to figuring out Ginny's past and their own, and how closely the two are connected. They must work fast to uncover the truth or risk finding out if history really does repeat itself.

    Sounds amazing, right?? (Spoiler - I've read it, and it IS!!)

    CLICK HERE FOR THE CONTEST, GOOD LUCK! 

    Also, click here to add SECOND VERSE to your Goodreads shelf!

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    In other news, I'm excited to announce the winners of last week's contest!! Our twitter winner is Alyssa Goodnight, our blog winner April S., and the Facebook winner is Nigel Jones! Congrats!! You'll be receiving a message from me soon regarding your prize! :-)

    Thursday
    Feb212013

    Bookanista Thursday!

    Hello there! It's been a busy week here, announcing BY BLOOD!! (Which is now available on Nook in addition to Kindle!)

    So no review from me this week, but check out these great reviews from other Bookanistas

    Katy Upperman goes crazy for THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER

    Jessica Love adores ALSO KNOWN AS

    Also, in non-Bookanista news, writer extraordinaire Jennifer Walkup is giving away a copy of BY BLOOD on her blog