Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Blog Tour: Top Ten with Mindy McGinnis

Recently I finished A Madness so Discreet and let me tell you it was perfection!  So when I was chosen to host Mindy on our blog I squeed from the rooftops!  For our stop on Mindy's tour we have her stopping by to list her top ten scariest sounds!  

1) The ass of your jeans tearing.

2) A raccoon fight – seriously. Horrifying.

3) The screech of brakes.

4) Dial up internet.

5) Silence when you’re waiting on a call or text.

6) The zombies from Tomb Raider (old school, PS1)

7) Velociraptors. Period.

8) Footsteps when you know you’re alone.

9) Angry pigs. I mean wow.

10) The noise when the Titanic broke in half.

 Quite a few of these gave me chill bumps!  The Titanic one I think is the one I never would have thought of and would definitely make my list!
What do you think, did she leave any out??

Grace Mae knows madness.

She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum.

When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars, where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murderer while she confronts the demons in her own past.

Mindy McGinnis is a YA author who has worked in a high school library for thirteen years. Her debut, NOT A DROP TO DRINK, a post-apocalyptic survival story set in a world with very little freshwater, has been optioned for film my Stephanie Meyer's Fickle Fish Films. The companion novel, IN A HANDFUL OF DUST was released in 2014. Look for her Gothic historical thriller, A MADNESS SO DISCREET in October of 2015 from Katherine Tegen Books. Mindy is represented by Adriann Ranta of Wolf Literary.

Don't forget to stop by the rest of the amazing blogs on the tour!
Week 1:
10/5 - My Guilty Obsession: Top 10 Reasons Mindy Would be Committed to an Asylum in the 1800's
10/6 - Reads All the Books: Review
10/7 - The Book Addict's Guide: Q&A with Mindy McGinnis
10/8 - Paperback Princess - Review
10/9 - Addicted 2 Novels: Top 10 Horror Flicks/Books

Week 2:
10/12 - Words We Heart: Review
10/13 - Winterhaven Books: 10 Scariest Sounds
10/14 - A Perfection Called Books: Review
10/15 - Across the Words: Top 5 Creepiest Asylums
10/16 - Adventures in Reading: Review

One Winner Will Receive a Harper Teen Horror-themed prizepack!
US Only


  1. A raccoon fight?!! I'm laughing right now. Never heard that sound before. Great post!

  2. I HAVE heard a racoon fight. It is way worse than cats. Great post.

  3. Raccoon fight?!?!?! They are so adorable I just can't imagine it!

  4. Coming from Australia, I had no idea how racoons sound, but I can tell you, the sound of two Koala's fighting is horrific as they try to smack each other out of the tree. Tiny fluffy things can be nasty!