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YASpooktacular: Tales From Under The Grave Is Here!

What is the YA Spooktacular? Stories! We have compiled TWO spooky YA stories by some of your favorite authors, debut authors and aspiring writers. You will get to trick-or-treat to other blogs and follow the story of your choice--or even both stories! At the end of the stories, you will have a chance to enter to win a grand prize pack! (We will even have a Book Depository gift card for international participants to win!)

The rules are pretty simple:  

  • You must comment on EVERY post in a story to be eligible to win the grand prize pack. 
  • You MAY enter for both stories.
  • The forms are a must to be entered.
  • Winners will be selected at random.

We're so pumped about this event. We hope that you are too! Follow the hashtag on Twitter #YAspooktacular for access to some behind the scenes fun. The last part of each story will be posted on the 28th. The prize packs will go up on the 29th and the contest closes on the 31st. Basically, clear your calendar.


Now, cozy up to the screen with your favorite beverage and read Story #2, Part 4. Oh, and that noise you hear in the other room? It's probably nothing.


The words were on repeat inside Sami’s head when she walked into the house.They were the same words that the man said to the dead librarian. Dead librarian...why was she having these weird dreams—and how had she gotten to the library anyway?

Everything was frazzled. The woman, the dreams, Dylan. Up until today she was convinced he didn’t know she was alive, let alone know her name. And the darkness of his eyes reminded her of the man’s eyes in her dream. They were identical. 

Sami was halfway up the stairs to her bedroom when she heard voices in the kitchen and the smell of sugar cookies floating in the air. She had forgotten about her little sister's Halloween slumber party. It was all Gabby could talk about for the last two weeks. If Sami's head wasn't preoccupied with dead librarians and Dylan, she would have noticed all the orange and black streamers and balloons that decorated the house when she entered. 

Sami's mom was in the kitchen with Gabby, baking cookies for the slumber party. After her fight with Rosie, Sami decided she wasn't going to Alex Cooper's party; instead she would stay home and help her mom entertain a bunch of sever-year-olds. Now, she wasn't in the mood for either.

"Where did you wander off to?" her mom asked. She had orange frosting smeared across her beige apron and flour in her chestnut colored hair making it look gray.

Drawing the book closer to her chest, Sami said, "The library."

"On a Friday afternoon?"

"Yeah. I have a project due on Monday," Sami lied.

"Well wash up and grab an apron. We've got plenty of cookies that still need decorating," her mom said.

She made a face and leaned against the wall. She could stay here and babysit or she could go to the party. She already had a costume--and Dylan Harris was expecting her, but Sami hated disappointing Gabby. Maybe she could do both. 
 
"About the sleepover--"

"You're not bailing on me, are you?" her mom asked, looking up from a half-frosted pumpkin cookie.

Sami looked away. "Remember that party I told you about?" Sami asked.

Her mom nodded as she made tiny triangle eyes on one of the pumpkin cookies. She smiled lightly. "Can I get an hour out of you?" Sami nodded and sat the book on the table to help her mother.

Later in her room, Sami opened her closet and pulled out her costume for tonight's party. Before the falling out with Rosie, they were going to Alex's party as twin witches. They had spend weeks making their dresses together. Rosie designed them and Sami stitched them together. She didn't have time to get a new costume for tonight. But she was proud of the dress she created. Sami was going as one of the witches. She hoped Rosie wouldn't be there or at least had decided on a new costume. 

Sami pulled the dress down and disappeared into the bathroom.


This portion of the story was written by the talented Danielle Tauscher. You can visit her at her blog  http://danielletauscher.blogspot.com/ or on Twitter @StoryByDt.

Make sure to visit Claire at YA Bookie Monster for the next installment, and don't forget to leave a comment on this post to be entered for the grand prize.

If you missed the beginning of Story Two you can find it here.
And don't forget to check out story one!


 

41 comments:

L'Aussie said...

Hey Lisa, I'm trying to get around all 40 crusaders and follow and comment for the next challenge. I can't get over the dedication to Halloween in the Northern Hemisphere. Not that I've got anything against a good ghost story, boo boo..:)

Amie Kaufman said...
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Amie Kaufman said...

Wait, where is my comment? I think I am failing in my new attempts to use my google account. I was trying to say in the original comment that this is a fantastic idea! I'm another Aussie amazed and impressed by the work the Northern Hemisphere puts into Halloween.

Liz said...

What a good daughter, and nice switch to less intense moments...awesome event that everyone is doing, thanks for the fun!

vickyvak said...

Wow! One moment the story is so intense and the other is letting us relax! Can't wait to read more!

Lisa Potts said...

Hey L'Aussie! Welcome to the Crusade.
Glad you stopped by.

Amie, got your comment the second time. We do love our Halloween, don't we?

Liz and Vicky, the story has been GREAT so far. I'm as excited to read on as you are.

Ariane said...

Haha I thought maybe Sami was going to go as a sexy librarian, alas...

I like the little break in the mood :)

Dani said...

I'm thinking Rosie is gonna be at the party...

April X said...

I think its so cool how all these different writers each write parts of the story! Can't wait to see how it turns out

Erin said...

I absolutely love this story. I am thinking that it should have been a novel. LOL I can't wait to see what happens at the party!

S.o.L.a.R. said...

I think going to this party is something Sami is going to regret.

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

Very curious... nice to have a relaxed part, as others have said. I bet the action will come back up at the party!

Day said...

Marvelous...simply Marvelous!

jecca said...

I wonder what happened between Sammie and Rosie. i love this story!

marian said...

can't wait to see what happens at the party!

Britta said...

I really want to know why the two girls aren't friends anymore. Maybe it ties into the librarian! (I have no idea how, but maybe...) On to the next part...

Pokadots1121 said...

This story is taking a turn for the intresting.

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

This installment makes me want some sugar cookies, STAT! I'm looking forward to seeing just what's happening with Sami and Rosie and all about this dead librarian.

germaine.dulac said...

I hope there's some friendship drama at the party, so we can get some answers. And it's nice to see an MC who WANTS to spend time with their family, doing normal family stuff.

sablelexi said...

This is a great story (shhh...don't tell, but I think I like this one better than the other)

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Angela Sharp said...

can't wait to see what Rosie has done but she seems like she did something horrible to end their friendship, or maybe it was Sami who did it?

Chrystal678 said...

Great! Interesting :)

xSyn-Fulx said...

I wonder what's gonna go down at that party?

*Jam* said...

I think Rosie's going to the party too with the same costume...

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Kristina Barnes♥ said...

She's sooo going to regret going to the party. I'd rather hang out with the 7 year olds. :P

Tolley Family said...

I so think she's going to regret going to the party. As a reader though I'm looking forward to the upcoming drama!

timestandstill said...

Going to a party by yourself or kid slumber party. Right now neither sounds appealing.

grumpybybirth said...

I want to scream at her its probably not safe dont go. But then again what kind of story would it be if she didn't go??

Giada M said...

I'm so curious about the party! Aaaaand...has she magical abilities? *_*

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Andrea I said...

The party is going to be interesting.

Heather said...

I'm looking forward to seeing how the rest of Sami's night plays out!

Lisa Potts said...

Glad you all have enjoyed the story so far. Don't forget to leave comments at every stop to be eligible for the grand prize pack!

Kristen said...

Ohh what a good girl helping her mom! I hope that Rosie doesn't turn up in the same costume that would be embarrassing. What happens next?? I cant wait to find out!

Kristen
My Bloody Fairy Tale

Katie_Fogle said...

I can't wait to see what happens at the party!

latishajean said...

I want to know what will happen at the party and with Dylan. I want more very good!

Lauren M said...

Can't wait to see what happens at the party! Probably something much more serious than wearing the same costume as Rosie!

Irish said...

Not my favorite installment in this story so far...but looking forward to see where it might be going.

Emiii8 said...

I'm really curious about the party. I am looking forward for the part 5!

Emily a.k.a WilowRaven : ) said...

Nice break in the action. Can't wait to see what happens next!

Kailia Sage said...

A party? Why do I fell that something will happen...on to the next part to find out!

Lady Kay said...

Falling outs among friends are never fun... and who wants to bet she'll need her friend when things get sticky?

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