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    Prankenstein – Andy Seed

    “Soapy Thompson woke up with a cucumber on his head. It was large and green and still attached to the bush. He blinked a few times and wondered why his bedroom was so bright and why the ceiling was made of glass. And the walls.  Soapy sat up and rubbed his eyes. There was a family of woodlice in his hair and his left cheek was encrusted with grotty bits of compost. He was in the greenhouse. Why?”   Someone is doing some hilarious pranks around Soapy’s town and he just wishes he could be involved. Yet his boring life could never be as exciting as shooting his granny off her…

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    CJ Skuse’s Dead Romantic Blog Tour: Deleted scene from the second draft

    Today I have a special present for you, my dear readers.  To celebrate the release of Dead Romantic by CJ Skuse, the wonderful CJ has allowed me to share with you guys a deleted scene from the book.  If you haven’t taken a chance to buy Dead Romantic yet, you really should. My review can be read here and more about CJ and Dead Romantic can be found on the Chicken House website.The next stop on the tour will be available tomorrow at Lynsey’s blog, Narratively Speaking!  This scene is taken from the second draft of the book. According to CJ, at this point in the writing process the girls are attending a private…

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    Dead Romantic – CJ Skuse

    “It had been the worst night in the history of the world ever ever ever. A giant mistake, a BFG meets Hagrid kind of big mistake. I shouldn’t have gone to the freshers’ party, full stop, let alone done what I did there. Ugh. The smell was making me feel sick.” Camille wants friends, and to be loved. At the minute she feels like she has neither. Her friends just let her do something really stupid and her perfect boy doesn’t seem to exist. Enter Zoe, AKA Digging Girl, AKA Death Watch. Camille is drawn to her, determined to make her a friend, especially when she realises Zoe takes Biology…

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    Stitch Head – Guy Bass

    “It was the night that everything changed. The circus had come to Grubbers Nubbin. Or rather –  Fulbert Freakfinder’s  Traveling Carnival of Unnatural Wonders A most terrifying voyage for the mind and spirit to a world of such unfathomable oddities as has ever been seen -had come to Grubbers Nubbin.” Castle Grotteskew stand on the hill above Grubbers Nubbin. The townsfolk keep away. Word is a mad professor creates terrifying creatures up the castle and their cries can be heard every few days. But when the carnival comes to town everything changes for Grubbers Nubbin and Castle Grotteskew, but most especially Stitch Head, one of the castles quieter inhabitants. *** I first…

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    Mister Creecher – Chris Priestley

    “Billy pulled his clammy coat collar tightly to his throat. It was damp with the fog and felt like the tongue of a dead animal lolling against his neck. His thin body shivered and trembled. He was fifteen but looked eight.” Billy stumbles across the body of a giant on a bookstore steps late into the night. Living as a thief and not knowing much else; the boy is about to search the body for goods when an associate comes along and threatens him. Whilst this is going on the Giant comes to live and saves Billy from his attackers. Upon recovery of his fever Billy learns that the giant…