We are thrilled to share this amazing new novel by K.T. Rose! The Haunting of Gallagher Hotel just proves that ghost stories are perfect any time of the year!
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The Haunting of Gallagher Hotel
Publication Date: November 5th, 2020
Genre: Supernatural Horror/ Paranormal
Pride and greed infect the soul, anchoring the dead to Gallagher Hotel.
When Chris, a master thief, and Riley, a contract waitress, get mysterious invites to an exclusive party at the haunted Gallagher Hotel, they discover that there is more at play than simple celebrations.
Hidden truths are revealed, and all hell breaks loose. But the “party” has just begun.
Now, Chris and Riley face their demons as they fight to survive a hellish nightmare full of spoiled secrets, carnage, and vengeful spirits lost to the hotel dating back to the turn of the 20th century.
Will they survive the night? Or will their souls be devoured by the most haunted building in Michigan?
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She’ll never forget the day she died.
Torches lit up the town square, illuminating scowling and shouting faces. The townspeople launched stones and spit, pegging Trudy’s arms and face as she trudged through the abhorrent mob. She cringed when a pebble struck her cheek. Pain erupted, shooting through her face like lightning striking the earth.
Deputy Hill yanked her arm, leading her through the narrow path the townspeople created. Fists balled, Trudy groaned as the rope around her wrists dug into her skin. Her bare feet picked up glass shards and debris from the cobblestone path as she shuffled along.
She glared around at the angry faces and recognized the men, women, and children of Holloway. She’d done more for them than any God before her. Many of those people owned the very businesses that lined the stone slab she marched across that night. Building and financing the rows of wooden businesses lining the town’s square accounted for half the things she’d done for Holloway. She fed the hungry, made clothes for cold children, and taught woman’s independence. The ever-growing list of the townspeople’s wants was endless. At one point, she didn’t mind the busy work. Fulfilling dreams of the once poor town kept her boisterous and distracted from her bitter reality. Trudy was Holloway’s personal shepherd, making the people her needy sheep.
Hands snagged at her lavender tea gown, adding dirty prints to the blood drops and grime from the beatings in that putrid cell. She glared at the bare-faced man towering over her. The brim of his deputy hat cast a thick shadow, hiding his dark eyes and pale face.
Deputy would miss her. She was sure of it. He got off on the assaults that bruised her face. His heavy fists pounded her bones and scraped her skin until she confessed. And even after her confession, he continued with his evening visits, slamming her body into cinder block walls and passing off open-handed blows to her nose, cheeks, and eyes.
Trudy sighed. A bath with lavender and Epsom salt sounded good for the swelling. She didn’t realize how bloated and purple her once beautiful, fairly smooth skin had become until she passed by the picture window in front of the town’s jail just before they began her walk of shame. Her dark hair matted to her forehead, washed by sweat and blood. Her plump lips were chapped and bloated with bruises.
Even then, her face pulsed with intense hurt. Pain shot through it whenever she winced.
The sea of convictions roared, growing louder as she drew closer to the opposite end of the square.
“Adulterer,” yelled a woman.
“Traitor,” screeched a boy.
“Murderer,” said a pot-bellied man.
Their accusations sent a sickening jolt through her bones. She watched the path underneath her slowing feet, fighting back the tears.
How could they turn on me like this?
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About the Author
K.T. Rose is a horror, thriller, and dark fiction writer from Detroit, Michigan. She posts suspense and horror flash fiction on her blog at kyrobooks.com and is the author of a suspenseful short story series titled Trinity of Horror, an erotic thriller novel titled When We Swing, and A Dark Web Horror Series. She also writes supernatural and paranormal horror novels and short stories.
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I have received this book in exchange for an honest review. I have given The Haunting of Gallagher Hotel by K. T. Rose three out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️
This story is so much more than a horror story.
A compelling, unique supernatural novel which really captured my attention. I found it difficult to put this book down as the story that kept unraveling was so unexpected to how I thought the plot was going to play out. I have to say that this story is definitely not for the faint-hearted due to the amounts of gore detailed across some of the pages, it’ll make you feel a little uneasy, but I thought that was the best part. The detail. When an author is able to make you feel a certain emotion whilst reading their words, you know that they’ve achieved what they set out to do. To make the reader feel something.
At the beginning, I thought it was going to be quite difficult to keep up with the number of characters we’re introduced to however, as I kept reading it soon became clear on who was who, which helped to pick up the pace of the story. I really enjoyed the mystery element behind each character as I found that drew me into the story further as I couldn’t wait to unravel the events that were to happen next.
Although it could be confusing at times, I thought that the way the author incorporated past events to the present day was very clever and I found it quite easy to follow. There’s one particular scene which will stay with me for a long while, as it definitely made me feel unsettled (if you’ve read this book, you can probably guess which part I’m talking about). I don’t want to give too much away of this book as I think it’s a lot better if you were to go into it knowing as little as possible.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading supernatural, horror and gore stories. I look forward to reading more of K.T. Rose’s material in the future.
Hello everyone, I hope you’re all well and keeping safe out there.
In November, I decided to take part in the Gilmore Girls Readathon between 15th – 22nd. I really really enjoyed participating in this readathon and can’t wait to do another one in the future.
For this readathon, the below prompts were given to everyone to follow:
I managed to read four books in this week long Readathon which I have to say I am super proud of myself for achieving this as it’s been a looooong time since I’ve focussed this much in order to read that many books within a month let alone a week! I really enjoyed the books that I chose and managed to read for this Readathon which were:
- The Best New True Crime Stories: Small Towns by Mitzi Szereto (under the prompt: Read a book set in a small town) – if you would like to read my book review, please click here
- Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou (under the prompt: Read a book that features a mother/daughter relationship) – if you would like to read my book review, please click here
- One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus (under the prompt: Read a book set during fall/winter) – if you would like to read my book review, please click here
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (under the prompt: Read a book by an Asian author/has Asian representation) – if you would like to read my book review, please click here
The one book which I was unable to read due to my time running out was: After We Fell by Anna Todd – which would have been under two prompts: Read a book with complicated love interests and Read the next book in a series you haven’t finished. However, I can happily say that I’ve finished that book and the final book in that series as well, Anna Todd is an incredible author and I love reading her books!
There was another fun prompt that was on the list which was to: Bake a fall treat & watch your favourite episode. I ended up making Cinnamon Swirls whilst watching one of my favourite episodes from Season Two, Episode Thirteen: A-Tisket, A-Tasket.
There was also a bingo board (as per picture above) which was available to also challenge yourself to tick as many as you can off, but I chose not to focus on that and stick to the prompts instead. Looking at the bingo board now I can see that I can tick some of the bingo prompts off which is a nice surprise.
For those of your who joined in with the Readathon, I hope you had fun participating and for those who didn’t, I hope you get to join in on doing one soon!
Have you participated in any Readathons recently or have you got any coming up? If so, which one(s)? Let me know in the comments below.
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