Blog Tour: Paranormal Texas – Review & Giveaway

Happy Friday, ghosts and ghouls! 

We’ve made it through the first (work) week of October🙌, and by now your spooky senses should be fully activated. For those of you that have yet to partake in pumpkin-spiced delicacies or a Freeform Halloween movie binge, there’s no need to hide; Tui’s ready to be our guide! Literally. And her haunted handbook is the perfect eerie escort to usher in the holiday spirit(s). Scroll down to check out my review of Paranormal Texas and enter the giveaway below for a chance to win YOUR very own signed copy!


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Paranormal Texas by Tui Snider

Title & Author: Paranormal Texas Your Travel Guide to Haunted Places Near Dallas & Fort Worth – 2nd Edition 
Genre: Travel/Haunted Places/Texas History
Release Date: September 19, 2019
Publisher: Castle Azle Press
Series Details: Standalone
Page Count: 210 with 100+ black & white images

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More Haunted Places and True Ghost Stories!

Tui Snider’s popular travel guide to haunted places in North Texas is back with a fully updated 2nd edition featuring more haunted places and true ghost stories!

What’s new in Paranormal Texas, 2nd Edition?

Just like the original travel guide, Paranormal Texas, 2nd edition gives readers haunted history and directions to sites where paranormal activity is reported in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex.

The 2nd edition now includes:

  • Photos: Readers asked for photos of haunted places. Paranormal Texas, 2nd edition has over 100 photos of haunted towns, haunted hotels, and more.
  • Ghost hunting tips: Tui Snider explains what she has learned since she began attending paranormal investigations with Texas ghost hunters.
  • More haunted places: Several new venues (including a haunted doll museum!) with fascinating haunted history were added to Paranormal Texas, 2nd edition.
  • Firsthand accounts: Readers asked for more true ghost stories and hauntings. (She even shares personal experiences with paranormal activity, including a strange encounter with her doppelganger at a haunted hotel!)

All the above, PLUS a paranormal activity evidence database:

See the paranormal activity for yourself: Readers can access an online database with links to EVPs, ghost photos, videos, and other evidence gathered by paranormal investigators who have visited the haunted sites in her book.

  • Continually updated: This database will be continually updated with EVPs, anomalous photos, videos, and other data gathered at the haunted places featured in Paranormal Texas, 2nd edition.
  • Add your paranormal activity: Readers can contact the author if they have paranormal evidence to add!

Is Paranormal Texas, 2nd edition for YOU?

  1. Ghost Hunters – If you want to plan a fun road trip to haunted places (with or without ghost hunting equipment) Paranormal Texas, 2nd edition can help.
  2. Armchair Travelers – If you prefer reading about haunted history, Paranormal Texas, 2nd edition can take you on an exciting armchair tour through haunted towns of North Texas.

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REVThank you so much to Castle Azle Press, LSBBT, and the author for providing me with a final copy in exchange for an honest review.  

What I love about an author like Snider is that she’s not only open, but also extremely receptive to feedback. Her willingness to listen to her readers is the reason this new-and-improved volume exists. Fans of the O.G. Paranormal Texas requested photos, additional venues, more personal encounters, and extra evidence next time around, and Snider took those suggestions and ran with it. Adding approximately 100 black-and-white images, new haunts, updated sightings, and (my personal favorite) an interactive online evidence database, Snider’s second edition provides the ideal travel tool for DFW’s spookiest spots.

Covering everything from Arlington to Weatherford, this ghostly guide is easy to navigate thanks to the city-divided index featured within the book’s first few pages. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t immediately scroll to my hometown to ensure a lack of haunted hideouts in my neighborhood. Thankfully none have yet to be reported, but I am now aware of a few phantasmal locales I have visited in the past. 😱

Broken up into specific supernatural sites, this spine-chilling guide provides brief blurbs that include a short history of the location, info on the whereabouts (addresses, as well as helpful hints on how to find it), glimpses into the previous reveals, and trigger items to bring along to spark some scary encounters. And while that could easily become a boring, rinse-wash-repeat infodump, Snider incorporates enough lore and punny humor to keep readers invested. Because let’s be real, it’s not often you read a guidebook cover-to-cover in one sitting, but Snider’s managed to make me do just that. Twice. Thanks to her seemingly effortless ability to blend the genres of an informative travel resource with an entertaining ghost story, Paranormal Texas is equally fun and functional. And, at times, truly terrifying. There were several passages that gave me the chills and left me pining for the day I’ll be brave enough to listen to the audio files from Snider’s visit at Olde Park Hotel or check out the “proof” photo from the Fort worth Museum of Science and History. (Read: if you’re braver than me feel free to check them out now in the evidence database link above.)

Whether you’re a thrill seeker ready to go on the hunt immediately, a scaredy-cat on the lookout for places to avoid (I’m looking at you Screaming bridge — Bridgeport), or someone that just wants to know some fun facts about the community around you (i.e. the DeGolyer Mansion library…HOW did I not know about this??), Snider’s guide is the book for you!


ATA

Tui Snider is an award-winning writer, speaker, photographer, and musician specializing in offbeat sites, overlooked history, cemetery symbolism, and haunted lore. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction, but then I moved to Texas!”

Tui lectures frequently at universities, libraries, conferences, and bookstores. This fall, she will speak about the Great Airship Mystery of 1897 at this year’s UFO Congress and teach a course on Understanding Cemetery Symbols at Texas Christian University. She also shares weekly info-videos based on her research at her YouTube channel.

Snider’s writing and photography have been featured in a variety of media outlets including: WFAA TV, Coast to Coast AM, LifeHack, Langdon Review, the City of Plano, Wild Woman Waking, Shades of Angels and many more. She has several more books in progress.

Website ║ Facebook ║ Twitter ║ Amazon Author Page ║

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Three Winners! 

Grand Prize (US Only): Signed Paperback + Homemade Cemetery Angel Pendant +$10 Amazon Gift Card

Second Prize (US Only)Signed Paperback

Third Prize (International): Kindle eBook

October 1 – October 11, 2019

(US Only – except for third prize!)

Enter Here!


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6 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Paranormal Texas – Review & Giveaway

  1. TuiSnider says:

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review Paranormal Texas! Yeah, that library in the DeGolyer Mansion is something out of every bookworm’s daydreams. Sigh!

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    • Nerd Narration says:

      Thanks so much for sending it my way. I was fascinated to learn so much about the area surround me and I’m not lying when I say I got spooked a few times just from your words. Maybe that’s from reading it alone, at night, and all the mentions of “being watched” lol.

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    • Nerd Narration says:

      Thanks, Kristine! I spent a little extra time on the layout so I appreciate the kind words.

      I was seriously so intrigued by some of these stories though. Especially the ones where I know I wouldn’t be brave enough to partake: honking your horn three times on the road, etc. I think I’ve seen too many B-grade horror movies lol.

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