Halloween Boxes

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Sweet Halloween Box

2021 Edition

Midnight Spells Murder by Mary Angela
  • Page 14
    "She shook Zo's hand. 'It's good to meet you. Thanks for having me. I need that sign on the door.' Zo pointed to the display of signs: Not All Witches Live in Salem. 'That one? I just happen to have some left.'"
    - a custom designed, metal sign featuring the quote Not All Witches Live in Salem.
  • Page 46
    "Nikki opened the case and took out the necklace. 'It's beautiful.' She turned it over in her hands, reading the engraving on the back. 'Elle. What does that mean?' Zo took the necklace and shakily placed it next to her own. The crescent moon fit perfectly around the sun, the 'Zo' and 'elle' making one word. 'I think it's the other half of my name."
    - a silver moon and sun necklace set.
  • Page 55
    "An hour later, Zo and Harley hauled the supersized pumpkin to Happy Camper together. Like all the hip ideas, the design was Harley's. She'd watched a show on master pumpkin carvers and ordered special stencils and knives for the project. Zo loved the picture, which was a combination of leaves, acorns, and the words FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR LIFE."
    - a securely bound set of pumpkin carving tools and a series of carving templates.
  • Page 122
    "Zo thumbed through a copy of TIME magazine at Hattie's desk while she waited for them to finish, but was not following directions. Hattie stomped over to her desk wearing a shirt that read THE PAST, THE PRESENT, AND THE FUTURE WALKED INTO A BAR. IT WAS TENSE."
    - a t-shirt (8 sizes available) in a random color featuring the quote from the novel.
  • Spooky Halloween Box

    2021 Edition

    The Haunting of Leigh Harker by Darcy Coates
  • Page 83
    "Lightning encompasses my home, flashing through every gap in the curtains and under every door, and the under's reverberations run through my veins, vibrating my atoms, and I feel as though I am disintegrating. I loosen my fist and a cascade of pale salt pours free."
    - a jar of Whispering Forest, Natural Bath Salt.
  • Page 89
    "A hinge groans as the door at the end of the hallway drags open. I feel for the flashlight in my pocket, but I no longer need it. A candle lights the darkest reaches of the hall. Bloodred and clasped between interlaced fingers. The intruder emerges from its darkened room."
    - a white pillar candle with blood dripped wax on the sides.
  • Page 301
    "The foreign sound is louder. It's not dead branches. And it's not rain. It's voices. Coming from near my bed. A small red light flashes there, standing out among the shadowed shapes. The radio is switched on."
    - a die-cut radio bookmark with a QR code to the sounds of the novel.
  • Page 314
    "First, he wiped the knife on his jeans, then tucked it back into his belt with shaking hands. Then he reached for the quilt on my bed. It went around my body like a colorful shroud."
    - a custom designed, muslin blanket quilt in muted tones. (hand wash only)
  • Spooky Halloween Box

    2020 Edition

    The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates
  • Page 14
    "It might have been an argument. Adrienne lowered Wolfgang to the porch and tore open the envelope containing her key. The key slid into its hole below the door handle. The metal, stiff and rusted, screeched as she turned it, then a second later, a quiet click told her the door was unlocked.
    - a set of heavy, wrought-iron skeleton keys.
  • Page 253
    "But she couldn't stop herself from turning toward the next painting. Edith. There was no terror in the child's face, only a flat, cold focus. She stared directly ahead, intense attenion squared on the observer, the muscles in her face tight but not from fear. The painted eyes blinked.
    - a canvas painting of Edith.
  • Page 273
    "Adrienne shoved the window open and reached the magnifying glass outside. She then pointed the flashlight at the magnifier so that its beam passed through the glass."
    - a magnifying glass bookmark and a small, custom printed flashlight.
  • Page 329
    "She wouldn't have noticed if she hadn't been listening, but Adrienne caught the faint creat of shifting wood and saw the empty chair beside her shift a fraction of an inch. The woman in the mirror folded her hands tidily in her lap and smiled as Adrienne opened the novel and began to read aloud."
    - a copy of Dracul by Dacre Stolker and J.D. Barker.

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    Sweet Halloween Box

    2020 Edition

    15 Minutes of Flame by Christin Brecher
  • Page 204
    "Enjoying the house as much as I did, I had brought a candle clock with me from the store for an authentic experience. When my work was done, I curled up in bed with my candle-by-the-hour set for thirty minutes. When my candle hit the half-hour mark and extinguished, I gasped.
    - a rose gold candlestick, plus book pins to create a falling candle clock (where the pins fall out of the candle as it melts).
  • Page 240
    "As I took a sip from my glass, my eyes fell upon Leigh's bag. Specifically, I noticed a coffee cup from The Bean, shoved into a side pocket. What I found interesting, however, was a marking on its side: HN.
    - a book-themed bamboo coffee cup (hand wash only), with a HN sticker on the top.
  • Page 283
    "Only one person would have known the story was false, and that person would turn to the person who had fabricated the tale. That person would also need cash, and quick, to fund a life on the lam, pulling cobwebs off our man."
    - a cobweb designed tablecloth.

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    Sweet Halloween Mini Box

    2019 Edition

    House Witch by Katie Schickel
  • Page 135
    Miranda steps forward with a garment box and Astrid opens it. She pulls out a pink cashmere cape. THE pink cashmere cape. She wraps it around me. It's the softest, most luxurious thing I've ever worn.
    - the Glamour Girls' pink cashmere cape, turned pashmina.
  • Page 162
    I dip a finger in the jar and spread the warm, slick mixture onto my face. It's immediately soothing. I spread it over my eyelids, down my cheekbones, over my lips, along my chin. Soon my whole face is covered and it feels fabulous.
    - a custom made jar of the Glamour Girls ME FIRST mud mask.

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    Spooky Halloween Mini Box

    2019 Edition

    No One's Home by D.M. Pulley
  • Page 184
    In the ghostly glow of the while marble, a figure stood at his sink - the shape of a girl. Myron stopped breathing, frozen in the doorway. Bare legs. Long pale hair. White gauzy slip. A wisp of smoke. "Margot?" he whispered.
    - the white silken and lace robe worn by the figure in this moment, sprayed with the vanilla perfume that hung where she did.
  • Page 228
    The dull tink tink tink of a glass wine bottle sliding against the concrete floor pried oepn Hunter's eyes. The room was cold and dark. Too dark.
    - a wine bottle reminscent of the one tinking throughout this scene, filled with a custom made bubble bath liquid.

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    Halloween Box

    2018 Edition

    The Retreat by Mark Edwards
  • Page 86
    "I headed over to join the other writers. On my way past the bar I spotted the painting that caught my attention on my first visit here. The woman in red, beckoning onlookers into the trees."
    - a custom designed canvas painting inspired by the Red Woman painting from the book.
  • Page 165
    "Disappointed, I left the hut - and glimpsed a figure on the far side of the field, directly opposite the spot where I'd entered the clearing. Beyond this field was another part of the woods. The person vanished into the trees. They had been wearing a red coat."
    - a red cloak with fur trim.
  • Page 255
    "'What is this?' Julia asked. I moved behind her and looked over her shoulder, staring at the lines and curves, the crosses and squiggles on the sheet of paper. 'It's a map,' Ursula said. 'I drew you a map.'"
    - a custom designed map as described in the book.
  • Page 303
    "She swung the hammer at the wall. It went through like the wall was made of cardboard. Shards of thin plaster landed at my feet. Julia swung again, working at the gap with the head of the hammer to create a large hole."
    - a custom designed, multipurpose hammer with a set of screwdrivers in the shaft.

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