Kick’n’ Back in Texas

Kick'n' Back in Texas, stories by Fiona BroomeKick’n’ Back in Texas is a collection of stories, legends, historical tidbits, and trivia about the Lone Star State.

Fiona Broome was among more than a dozen noted authors who shared their experiences and insights about life (and haunts) in Texas.

Among her stories in this anthology:

  • Learn about the UFO that crashed in Aurora, Texas… 50 years before something similar fell out of the sky and landed in Roswell, New Mexico.
  • Discover what makes Texas’ “blue light” cemeteries more than an Aisle 7 special. (There’s a logical explanation, but even that has a paranormal twist.)
  • Speaking of lights, get the inside story on Texas’ famous “Marfa Lights.”
  • Take a quick tour of the five most haunted places in Texas.
  • Explore the chilling history of Austin’s own “Jack the Ripper.”  When he stopped his killing spree in Texas, did he flee to the heart of London, England? Dig up the evidence that points to that conclusion.

In over 270 pages of fact, folklore, and fascinating stories — many of them written by Fiona Broome — you’ll discover things about the Lone Star State that will amaze, amuse, and intrigue you.

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Weird, Scary, and Unusual

Weird-Scary-350hArmchair Reader: Weird, Scary and Unusual‘ takes you on a hair-raising journey through the realm of the baffling, unexplained, and paranormal.  Join Fiona Broome, the author of many of these eerie stories, as you explore ghost stories, tales of crypto zoology, and just plain creepy events around the world.

If you’re a fan of strange facts and eerie tales, this is the book for you.  You’ll chuckle over just plain silly stories, like the truth behind “Milli Vanilli” and wacky Jelly Belly flavors.  You’ll shiver as you read disturbing, freaky facts.

And then, you’ll pull the covers over your head as you read Fiona’s research into fact and fiction at the Amityville Horror house, the Bell Witch, and the real “Hound of the Baskervilles.”

Discover presidential peculiarities, strange catastrophes, and Michigan’s real-life superheroes… including some who wear costumes.  Learn about animals that stood trial for their crimes, and those like “Mike the Headless Chicken” that defied the laws of nature.

This 500-page book will provide many hours of weird, scary and unusual entertainment, and stories you’ll want to explore on your own.

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Weird Encounters

WeirdEncounters-350hWeird Encounters is the sequel to Weird Hauntings… another eerie, quirky book from the Weird U.S. team.

In 75 more strange tales — by ghost hunters such as Jeff Belanger, Fiona Broome, Jeff Davis, Scott A. Johnson, Troy Taylor, and over a dozen others — you’ll discover a wide variety of creepy haunts.

In this book, Fiona delivers more chilling information about Gilson Road Cemetery… possibly the most reliably haunted cemetery in New Hampshire, just over the border from Massachusetts.

In Boogeymen at Brennan’s, Fiona describes several agreeable ghosts who haunt Brennan’s, one of New Orleans’ most beloved restaurants deep in the stylish French Quarter.  One of them is the chef who invented the classic dessert,  Bananas Foster, lighting up restaurants across America.

If you’re planning a ghostly journey around Louisiana, be sure to read Fiona’s description of haunted Houmas House.  Once the home of the man who designed the “stars & bars” flag, associated with the Civil War, this home is haunted by a variety of strange spirits from a little girl to an extraordinarily tall former slave.

Fiona also tells the story the intriguing Wentworth wraiths, the ghostly maids leave no footsteps in dusty corridors rarely visited by the public.

From nightmarish nights out to haunted colleges and “institutional apparitions” such as the chilling ghosts that haunt Waverly Hills Sanatorium, you’ll find plenty of great stories — and reasons to sleep with the light on — between the covers of this can’t-stop-reading book.


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