Friday, October 28, 2011


This week we are promoting our favorite scary books that happen to be Indie.  I haven't read any, so I'm going to continue my Supernatural countdown with the rest of my top 20 favorite episodes of all time.  As always, at the end there will be a list of other Indie authors with blogs.  Please click on them and check out their favorite Indie scares.

10. Supernatural Convention: At one time we found out that there were Supernatural books out there.  The guy writing them had no idea Sam and Dean were real.  In this episode the boys wind up at the first-ever Supernatural Convention.  It was too funny, watching all these other guys dressing like Sam and Dean and saying lines from old shows.  Then there's this girl with a crush on Sam.  She licks her palm and blows him a kiss.  He looked like he was hoping the ground would swallow him whole.

9.  Werewolf Girl: I love the episode where Sam falls in love with a werewolf.  I'm not kidding.  Of course he didn't know she was a werewolf.  This is a heartbreaking show, very well acted by the boys.  I didn't like how easily the girl gave up though or how Dean wanted to blow her away without a thought.  If I was her, I'd be like Wait a second.  What if I take sleeping pills?  Maybe she wouldn't turn on those nights.  Just a thought.

8.  The FBI Arrest Sam and Dean:  This episode comes in at number eight for me because it was a turning point.  We see Lilith for the first time, the agent harrassing the boys finally get them, and we see the boys' matching tattoos.  Favorite line: The agent kills the sheriff and is stunned that he did it.  He says 'I shot the sheriff.'  Dean says 'yeah, but you didn't shoot the deputy.'  It was so dumb, so inappropriate, and so Dean.

7.  Make a Wish:  Have you ever thrown a coin into a fountain and made a wish?  On this episode the wishes come true, but you know what they say about being careful what you wish for.  One little girl has made her teddy bear come to life.  It's huge and depressed.  Sam and Dean don't know what to do about it.  There's also an invisible boy sneaking into the women's shower at the Y and a little boy with super powers.

6.  Ghostfacers: The ghost chasing nerds are back, and this time they're shooting a pilot for their new show.  This was an awesome ep. because it looks like it's shot by some kid with a video camera.  The nerds go to a haunted house, hoping to see something and get famous.  Sam and Dean show up to do what they do best.  Awesome!

5.  Sam and Dean in Another Universe:  They are sent to another universe where they are the actors in a tv show.  They have Sam's real life wife playing his wife.  She is the actress who played the demon Ruby on the show.  Sam's mansion is beyond great.  And he has a camel in the backyard.

4.  The Fairies:  Dean shouts, "Fight the fairies!"  I laughed until I had tears in my eyes.  Sam doesn't have a soul on this one, so he doesn't seem to care that much when Dean is abducted.  They think by aliens but later find out it is fairies doing the kidnapping.  Love it when Sam says his brother was abducted, and this girl says, "Oh no!"  Sam says, "It's okay.  I've learned to adjust."  "Did it happen when you were kids?"  "No.  Just about half an hour ago."  Then she sleeps with him. 

3.  Meeting the Trickster:  Some of my favorite episodes involve this guy called the Trickster.  He can create things that seem very real.  For instance, he makes this one guy slow dance with an alien.  I loved this ep. because Sam and Dean tell their friend Bobby what's been going on, and they both make the other look bad in the retelling.  We get to watch the same scene in two separate flashbacks, as different as night and day.  It was definitely different.

2.  Dean Scared:  My runner up for favorite Supernatrual show of all time is the one where Dean gets ghost sickness.  Dean who never seems to be afraid of anything (if he is scared, he jokes around and acts macho), but when he gets the sickness he is afraid of everything.  He won't drive his car over the speed limit, won't stay above the first floor at the motel, and won't help Sam hunt ghosts.  At one point he yells, "Only crazy people hunt ghosts.  We are insane."

Drum roll please......

My favorite episode is.....

1.  Groundhogs Day:  This is my favorite episode of the series because Dean gets killed over and over again.  Dean doesn't remember any of it, but Sam does.  Sam wakes up several times to the same song.  It's Tuesday.  They eat at the same diner, Dean tells the same jokes, and the waitress drops the hot sauce bottle.  The only big difference is how Dean dies.  Sometimes it is Final Destination type deaths like when the desk falls on him.  This is also another episode with the Trickster in it.

Maybe you don't agree with my list.  There are so many shows to choose from, so many great episodes, but I think these are my top twenty... at least this month. 

1.Laura A. H. Elliott author of Winnemucca & 13 on Halloween, Book 1 in the Teen Halloween Series2.Bryna Butler, author Midnight Guardian series
3.Heather Self4.T. R. Graves, Author of The Warrior Series
5.Suzy Turner, author of The Raven Saga6.Darby Karchut, author of GRIFFIN RISING
7.Lexus Luke8.PJ Hoover, Author of SOLSTICE, Blogging at ROOTS IN MYTH
9.Cheri Schmidt, author of the Fateful Trilogy10.Rachel Coles, author of Into The Ruins, geek mom blog
11.K. C. Blake, author of Vampires Rule and Crushed12.Patti Larsen, The Hunted series and The Hayle Coven series
13.Courtney Cole, author of The Bloodstone Saga 14.Amy Maurer Jones, Author of The Soul Quest Trilogy
15.Dani Snell's Refracted Light Reviews 16.Fisher Amelie, author of The Understorey
17.M. Leighton, Blood Like Poison Series, Madly, The Reaping 18.Abbi Glines, author of Breathe and The Vincent Boys
19.Kimberly Kinrade, Bits of You & Pieces of Me, Forbidden Mind20.Madeline Smoot, Missing, Summer Shorts, and The Girls
21.Cidney Swanson, author of Rippler22.Nicole Williams, author of Eternal Eden, Falling Eden
23.Gwenn Wright, author of Filter24.Abbi Glines: Breathe, The Vincent Boys, Existence
NEWS:  13 on Halloween & Winnemucca by Laura A. H. Elliott now for sale at A Children's Place Bookstore and Broadway Books in Portland, OR
Twelve-year-old Roxie wants to be like Adrianne, the popular girl, the peacock, who gets everything she wants––a trampoline, a flock to prowl around the mall with, and most especially invitations to parties. But everything changes when Roxie invites all the popular kids in the eighth grade to her thirteenth birthday party on Halloween and they all come. And a boy, the boy, actually talks to Roxie. Roxie has the best night of her life until the peacocks decide they want to celebrate her birthday in a way Roxie never expects––in her attic, with a gift that is out of this world, and a pact to never tell a living soul what happens next.

A huge fan of Jane Austen, Danielle hopes to find her own Mr. Darcy when she leaves Colorado to attend art school in London. Of course she knows it's silly to wish for that, naive even. But she's met enough males who lacked respect for women, a growing trend it seemed. And at nineteen...well.... However, on only her second night there she gets lost and is threatened by a stalker who proves to be immune to her martial arts training. Before she is completely overpowered, she is then saved by Ethan Deveroux.

The Reckoning by M. Leighton, the second and final book in the Fahllen series, will be available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes & Noble on Monday, October 31st. Halloween day!
Visit for excerpts and the latest on her new release!
CHAMELEON by Cidney Swanson Now Available in paperback!
When Sam learns of her nemesis Helmann’s Nazi-like plan to establish a Thousand-Year Reign, she’s determined to fight him. Along with Will and Mickie, Sam flees to France to meet Sir Walter—their best hope for stopping Helmann’s brave new world.
But Sam isn’t any safer in France. Someone is following her. Someone invisible. Sam will have to figure out how to hide from an enemy she can’t even see.

Happy Reading!!!

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