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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Paranormal Texas by Tui Snider- Feature and Review + Giveaway

Your Travel Guide to Haunted Places Near Dallas & Fort Worth 2ND EDITION
  Genre: Travel / Haunted Places / Texas History
Publisher: Castle Azle Press
Date of Publication: September 19, 2019
Number of Pages: 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 50 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 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.

Paranormal Texas: Your Travel Guide to Haunted Places near Dallas & Fort WorthParanormal Texas: Your Travel Guide to Haunted Places near Dallas & Fort Worth by Tui Snider
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Paranormal Texas by Tui Snider is a 2019 publication.

This is a fantastic non-fictional travel guide to the various true hauntings the author discovered in and around the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. The book provides fascinating background information about the haunted places discussed in the book and includes many of the author’s personal ghost hunting experiences.

Since I live reasonably close to the DFW region, I am in driving distance to some of the towns and locations listed in the book. Yet, I was only familiar with a handful of these stories.

Granbury is a favorite spot for me, as they have a nice town square with specialty shops, antiques, and collectables, but it is also famous for the Granbury Opera House. This is a wonderful historic area but has long been rumored to be haunted. The Opera House has a truly fascinating ghost story I think most people would find quite interesting. I was aware of most of the stories centered in the area, though not all. But I loved reading about this section because it is so familiar to me. I’ve never seen a ghost or had a paranormal experience there, though.

I was also familiar with some of the stories listed in the town of Mineral Wells and have driven through this area several times. But I did not know much of the town’s history or the information about the minerals in the water, which is how the town got its name.

In fact, all the information provided in the book will be of interest to anyone who enjoys history, even if you aren’t from Texas, or never plan on mapping out your own ghost hunting tour.

A couple of things I feel must be stressed before you start reading this book:

1) This book does not mention urban legends or old folklore tales unless there has been some real evidence of a haunting. The author has only included locations that have some paranormal readings or first- hand accountings.

2) This second edition of the book includes photographs, the authors’ first- hand experiences, and real evidence of hauntings.

The travel guide to these spooky locations includes addresses and directions, as well as information about accessibility.

I loved reading these ghost stories and the interesting history behind them. My ghost hunting days are in the past, but this book would be very helpful for those planning a historical journey or a ghost hunting adventure through this area of Texas.

It would also be a great gift idea! I have a close relative who loves ghost hunting tours. In fact, just a few weeks ago they traveled with a group of friends down to the Galveston area where they took in a ghost tour and explored alleged hauntings, one in a Wal Mart store! LOL!

They also stayed at a haunted hotel where the lights in the bathroom began flickering on and off-and yes, they recorded it with their cell phones. It was super freaky. So, guess who will be getting a copy of this book for Christmas?

Overall, this is a fascinating book. It’s fun, informative, and more than a little spooky! I got goosebumps more than once! This book will really put you in the mood for Halloween, too!

"Tui's 2nd edition is spot on fun and thrilling for everyone 
to read as only Tui can tell it!"  
- Greg Stephens, Paranormal Investigator (RIP)

5 Surprising Facts about Haunted Places in Paranormal Texas

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.

 GRAND PRIZE (US only) Signed Paperback Handmade Cemetery Angel Pendant +$10 Amazon Gift Card
2ND PRIZE (US only)Signed Copy
3RD PRIZE (International): Kindle eBook
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  1. That's one of the things I loved about this book, too -- that many of the places mentioned are ones I've been to and didn't know the stories. Plus plenty I hadn't even heard of! Thanks for the review!

  2. Thank you for reviewing my book! I'm glad you were able to enjoy an "armchair trip" through Paranormal Texas! :)


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