Monday, June 8, 2015

Haunted Basin Hotel
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

     The Basin Hotel is one of Arkansas’s real haunted hotels. The hotel has long been the source of eerie tales, unusual happenings, and many ghostly hauntings.  According to town history, by 1880 an elegant, four-story hotel known as the Perry House was built on the site of the healing spring which gives Eureka its name. Eureka Springs grew rapidly because of the water. The healing waters attracted the rich and those looking to get rich. Gambling, drinking, and prostitution were popular activities available at the seventeen saloons in operation. Many notorious outlaws were drawn to the boomtown including Frank and Jessie James, the Younger bothers, Belle Starr, and members of the Dalton Gang.

     Like most other buildings in Eureka at that time, the Perry House was built completely out of wood. In 1890, it fell victim to one of the four fires that completely leveled Eureka Springs. William Duncan built the Basin Park Hotel from local limestone in 1905 on the site of the old Perry House. Duncan died in 1907, but it’s believed that he continues to roam the halls of the Basin Hotel in a brown suit and derby.

     Besides William Duncan, there are legends about visitors who checked into the hotel, but who also never really left. Patrons in rooms 307, 308, and 310 repeatedly report sightings and encounters with a young translucent woman with steel blue eyes and cotton candy blonde hair; a little girl with braided hair in a yellow dress; and man in a cowboy hat and duster, with a six shooter strapped to his hip. Stories involving floating orbs, moving objects, and late night shouts of “Fire!” are frequently reported to hotel management.

          Blood Moon, to be published in 2016, is a fictionalized account of the mysterious and unexplainable events we experienced during our recent stay at the Basin. In writing our story, we tired to stay true to the history of the area and the hotel. We focused on facts and true incidents that have occurred at the establishment. We personally look forward to revisiting the Basin Park Hotel in the future and investigating further the spirits of the paranormal kind.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Vampires vs. Werewolves

Favorite Quotes from Wolf Stone
Members of the Black Widow Society

     "Have you noticed that werewolves have great abs?" Angel asked remembering the werewolf standing naked in the   demolished doorway of the train.
     Financially embarrassed after her big losses at the Chinook Casino, Raven focused on the hidden cost associated with werewolves. "You'd have to take up coupon clipping to afford the tick and flea powder for their shaggy asses."
     Consider this, urged Jaylyn, digging her toes deeper into the sand, "Try taking a vampire to a restaurant. There's nothing they can order off the menu."
     "Yeah, they're worse than vegetarians," Angel spat.
     Mona didn't hesitate, "The vamps win hands down! Dark hair, magnetic eyes, and prefect bodies; vampires are sexy!"
     Raven shivered and said, "I don't care how "hot" a vampire is; he's still a walking corpse!"

Paranormal Fiction

Popularity of Paranormal Fiction
The demand for entertaining paranormal novels has skyrocketed. Fans of this genre have an unquenchable thirst for vampires, werewolves, and other worldly creatures that prowl the dark side. They crave realistic-fiction that is laced with romance, erotica, and humor. They enjoy an adventure with mystery and magic where battles are fought between humans and beasts of the night. The Sookie Stachouse vampire series by Charlaine Harris and The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice are two examples of our favorite paranormal novels. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Dark Side Series

CC Brown has crafted two edgy paranormal novels in the Dark Side Series with a third on the way. The stories are set in the real world, the world as we know it…with a small twist; creatures that go bump in the night. The trilogy takes the reader on an action-packed journey filled with dark secrets, night creatures, and electrifying passions as good battles evil.

Book #1 in Dark Side Series

     Black Widow Society

The sacred relic of the undead... the Vampire Bible has fallen into the hands of a paranormal-artifact dealer, Koleen O’Brien. An eBay bid and an annual vacation lead Koleen and her five friends to San Antonio to deliver the book to a wealthy Texan. They are clueless to the fact that a pack of blood-thirsty vampires are stalking them to reclaim the Bible. Immortals meet their match as they discover that these women aren't typical mortals; they're members of the Black Widow Society! 
Black Widow Society is available at

Favorite Quotes from Black Widow Society

"Just a friendly warning: the forces of spiritual darkness are nothing to trifle with. Vampires do exist, no matter what the so-called scientific, modern minds might say, and they ARE dangerous!" -Koleen, member of the Black Widow Society and owner of the Vampire Bible

"My investors believe the Vampire Bible holds all the secrets of the world of the unleaded." -Eastman, wealthy Texan hell bent on acquiring the Vampire Bible

"Ibuprofen, check. Antacid tablets, check. Sharpened, wooden stakes, double check." - Angel, member of the Black Widow Society

Book #2 in Dark Side Series

 Wolf Stone

The women of the Black Widow Society are hoping to enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the Redwood Forest on their annual adventure vacation. Instead, they find themselves pursued by an ancient pack of shape shifting wolves led by the powerful and mysterious Dmitri. As Mona and her friends travel by train, motorcycle, and dune buggy, the Zuni wolf fetish hanging from Mona’s neck attracts danger at every turn. In a clash between worlds, will the werewolves be a match for the deadly Black Widow Society? Wolf Stone is available from Red Orchid Publishing at and