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Friday, October 11, 2019

BOOK REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: Paranormal Texas by Tui Snider (Nonfiction/Travel)

PARANORMAL TEXAS
Your Travel Guide to Haunted Places Near Dallas & Fort Worth 2ND EDITION
by
TUI SNIDER
  
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.

"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






I received a copy of this book for free. This is my honest and thoughtful review.


I have always been fascinated by the paranormal, especially when it comes to true encounters. I've watched all the shows - Ghost Adventures, Ghosthunters, Paranormal State, The Haunting Of, and who could forget the unfortunately short-lived The Lowe Files featuring the beautifully magnificent Rob Lowe and sons. I love hearing stories that other people have with something that seems to defy explanation, and in the spirit of the Halloween season, it seemed completely apropos to check out a travel guide about haunted places in North Texas!

This region specific guide focuses on haunted historical sites in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and is arranged alphabetically by city, making it a quick reference if you find yourself in or headed to one of those locations. A short history is provided for each place along with examples of either firsthand accounts or the author's personal experience about the hauntings said to have occurred. The author also provides the address and other details that will aid in getting you to the right area:  "It's my intention to send readers on a wild ghost chase, not a wild goose chase!" Though the majority of these hot spots are public places, I love that she also makes it a point to mention in her introduction that "[s]imply being a curious person does not exempt you from the law." As people who want to believe, we are but mere stewards of the paranormal and must act respectfully in our quest for knowledge, so that everyone can enjoy the possibility as well.

An addition made for this edition includes photographs for the majority of the places mentioned, a recommendation from the direct feedback of readers. I did receive both a digital and print copy of the book, and I must say the color photographs contained within the digital version really heighten the creep factor to some of the images. The black and white images in the print copy are still incredibly valuable, so it's really a personal preference for the reader as to which version you decide to acquire.

As a Central Texas resident, I don't find myself up in the DFW area often, but the next time we find ourselves in McKinney visiting good friends, I would love to check out the winery and prison. I graduated from the University of North Texas in Denton and wished I had known then about Recycled Books! I'm definitely adding that to my next visit.

Though this may seem like an overly specific and unusually niche guide for fans of ghosthunting, the author is a master at telling an entertaining and spooky tale that whets the palate just enough to get a road trip going. A great adventure awaits for skeptics and believers alike!





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.

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Many thanks to Lone Star Book Blog Tours and the author! It was an absolute pleasure reading, reviewing, and hosting! And be sure to check out the other stops on the tour for more opinions and extras!

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2 comments:

  1. ROAD TRIP & we'll meet up at Recycled Books (or anywhere else mentioned in the book). Great review!

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  2. Thanks for the review! And I hope you and Kristine do meet up for some spooky road-tripping fun! If you make it through my neck of the woods, lemme know. I make great espresso! :)

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