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Tainted Luck by Cynthia Austin @cynamarie is a Trick or Treat Book Bonanza Pick #horror #yalit #give

Title: Tainted Luck

Author: Cynthia Austin

Genre: YA Horror

Book Blurb:

Levi Kast was content living his life in the shadows. He didn’t want much, just his dad’s attention and the girl of his dreams to notice his existence. Instead, he got more than he had bargained for. Taylor James was the new student at Kennedy High. She was eccentric, impulsive, gothic and… dark She always got what she wanted, and what she wanted was Levi Kast. He became her obsession.

Despite Levi’s initial response to retreat from her other world presence, he was eventually drawn to this girl and her obsession of death and ghosts. But Taylor had skeletons in her closest, including a dead boyfriend. Before Levi could understand them, he found himself her next victim.


I spun around and shouted in her face, “What the hell is your infatuation with this guy? He’s your teacher for Christ sakes!”

Her mouth moved faster than a speedboat, but no sound came out. Her dark eyes glared at me with a thousand secrets she refused to release.

Her voice held steady. "I guess two experienced individuals will have to be enough to host this séance. Like it or not, we're talking to the dead tonight."

The group answered in sync, “The dead!?” As if we had a hidden script we were all following.

Realizing just how weird this was getting, I attempted to take my hand back, but Taylor clamped down on it for dear life.

“Don’t you dare break this circle, Levi Kast.”


“But nothing. Now, follow my lead…”

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I am dressing up as a gypsy this Halloween because, why not? Long hair, a sexy skirt, and lots of jewelry. I should just be a gypsy every day.

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Runs October 1 – 31

Drawing will be held on November 1.

Author Biography:

Cynthia Austin is a multi-published author who lives in Northern California with her husband, two boys, and Olde English Bulldogge named Count Dogula. They love all things horror, gothic, and Victorian which prompts her friends to dub them as "The Adams Family." She is an avid reader who may be slightly obsessed with music. She hears music in a way that she believes the artist intended it to be heard: visually, with a storyline that follows. Listening to the songs by her favorite artists, she was inspired to write her first series titled "The Pendant."

Social Media Links:

Twitter: @cynamarie

Goodreads: @cynamarie

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