Sunday, October 23, 2011


Welcome to another stop for the second annual YASpooktacular, hosted by Frenzy of Noise and Wicked Awesome Books.

This year, there are three stories written by some of your favorite authors that will be posted throughout the week. Each story is a choose your adventure, where you get to decide what path to send the character down. Sometimes you live, sometimes you die, and sometimes you fall into a pit of no return.

There are also some TRICKS or TREATS scattered throughout the story, where you can enter to win prizes and get bonus points toward the prize packs. The prize pack for THE POND IN THE FOREST will be up tomorrow! On Halloween day, the grand prize pack will be posted. You can click the banner above to see a full list of the YASpooktacular prize packs!

About the author:
Kate Kaynak was born and raised in New Jersey, but managed to escape. Until recently, she lived in Istanbul with her husband and three kids. Kate enjoys traveling, reading, writing, photography, drawing, movies, and fighting crime with her amazing superpowers. Her novel, Minder, Adversary, Legacy, and, most recently, Accused have all been published by Spencer Hill Press. This series, the Ganzfield books, will have at least six installments.
You can find Kate on Twitter, on her blog, on Goodreads and you can order her books here.

All of Kate’s links are here: (blog/twitter/goodreads/SHP/facebook)

You can pick the story up at the beginning by clicking on the image!
Laura glanced around, desperate to find something—anything—that could be used as a weapon. A rack next to the fireplace held a glint of bronze. She grabbed for the protruding handle and pulled out the poker. She turned and swung wildly as the squelching footsteps drew closer. The poker whipped around, and a dark figure jumped back with a hissing gasp as the point brushed a fingerwidth from his head.

Laura's heart beat rabbit fast within her chest as she held the poker between them. "D-don't come any closer."

The dark room filled with the sounds of their breathing—hers shaky and fast, his with a moist hiss—as they faced each other. A hood kept his features in shadow, but his eyes seemed to glow silver, like a cat's. "Put that down," he rasped.

"No way. Let me go!" Laura brandished the poker in what she hoped was a menacing manner.

"Put that down or I will make you put it down." The figure took a step closer, and Laura backed up. The light in the room seemed to slip away from him and hide as he towered over her. "Don't make me hurt you… yet."

Choose which one of two things will happen next:

If Laura drops the poker, go to Mrs.Readerpants.

If Laura swings the poker at his head, go to Non-Reluctant Reader.
Trick or Treat?
Lucky you...this is a TREAT stop! 
Click on the image below to enter to win ARCs of Shifting and Between!
And tomorrow, make sure you stop by Tangled Up in Words to enter the Story Prize Pack!


  1. Thanks for the giveaway!

    The link to the NON-Reluctant Reader doesn't work. At least not tonight. It says it doesn't exist on Blogger.


  2. Great continuation! Can't wait to see what happens to Laura next. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Um... I think you linked it incorrectly.

    If Laura swings the poker at his head, go to Mrs.Readerpants.
    (This leads to her dropping the poker)

  4. Everything should be fixed now! Sorry for the mistakes, it's been a lot for the organizers to keep track of. Thanks for visiting!

  5. This is so much fun & super creative! What a wonderful idea for a bloghop!! :D

  6. this definitely makes me wonder what is going to happen next.

  7. Yikes! Let's see where this goes... :)

  8. Hmm, I think I know what choice I'll Laura shall make (with me as her captain). =)

  9. The story is getting really good, can't wait to see what happens next.

  10. eww this thing sounds creepy. I don't blame her from fighting.

  11. This is cool, but I have a feeling I'm going to get Laura in more trouble!