#BLOGTOUR | Whispers in the Dark – Laurel Hightower @HightowerLaurel @rrbooktours1 @Shanannigans81 #amreading #bookblogger #bookworm #bookreview #bookexcerpt #giveaway #RRBookTours #Halloween #SpookyReads #Horror

Hi everyone!

If you are looking for the ultimate book to read on Halloween night, look no further!

Welcome to the blog tour for Laurel Hightower’s Whispers in the Dark. This tale will give your goosebumps goosebumps! Follow along for exclusive content and a chance to win a signed copy (US only) or a digital copy in your preferred format (International)!

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Whispers in the Dark
Publication Date: December 7th, 2018
Genre: Paranormal Thriller/ Horror
Publisher: JournalStone

Rose McFarland is a trained killer–a Memphis S.W.A.T. sniper with a secret. Her team knows about the burn scars that lurk under her clothes, a legacy of the house fire that killed her father and brother sixteen years before. Her supervisors know that she spent two years in a rehabilitative facility, healing and learning to cope with the emotional trauma of the fire. But no one knows about the visions that drove her there, angry spirits that consumed her childhood, alienated her from her family and made her doubt her own sanity–the Whispers.

When Charlie Akers, a half-brother she never knew, ends up on the wrong side of Rose’s rifle, she unwittingly sets off a chain of events that puts her family in the middle of increasingly dangerous paranormal visitations. Charlie won’t stay dead, and soon ghosts from Rose’s past are creeping back into her life. People she’s killed in the line of duty, family she thought long buried, every one of them under the influence of Rose’s greatest fear, the Whispers themselves.

As the walls between our world and the world of the dead grow thin, Rose will have to face her old nightmares to stop the Whispers from breaking free. If she can’t, it won’t just be Memphis that falls to the dead–there will be no safe place left on earth for the living.

Goodreads * Amazon * JournalStone * Barnes & Noble * Indiebound


YOU GUYS! Whispers in the Dark is a DEBUT novel and it is so incredible I don’t even know what to write in this review. I am so excited, I can’t stop thinking about how brilliant it was. I started this book late in the day and stayed up until I finished it. I just couldn’t put it down.

Rose McFarland is a sniper with the Memphis SWAT Team, and she has a supernatural gift. It was such a unique concept, that I was really excited to read it. But, what impressed me more was how amazing of a protagonist Rose is. She strong with normal faults and isn’t a damsel in distress. She is haunted, but she still manages and I love that about her.

Laurel Hightower knows how to pace her novel. The scares and the action came at the perfect times, and I still was able to get to know the characters. The ending was perfect. What can I say? I love everything about this book!

I can’t rave enough, but I’m going to stop so you pick up your copy and get reading! Highly recommended!!



Sam was trying to get to him, but as soon as Tommy was touched,

the humming increased in pitch and his head began to whip back and forth.

I met Sam’s wide-eyed gaze. “What’s wrong with him? Is he having

a seizure?”

“I don’t know. I got Lily moved over, and by the time I came back for

Tommy, he was like this—he won’t let me touch him.”

“Tommy? Tommy, can you hear me?”

There was no response, but he began drumming his heels against

the seat. I reached through and grabbed his shoulders, prepared to pull

him out by force, when his small hand clamped on my wrist in an impossibly

strong grip.

“Rooooose…” he crooned, in a voice that did not belong to my little


I froze and looked at him. His little body had stilled, and he was

watching me from eyes that had darkened to black. His rictus grin

matched the look I’d seen on Charlie Akers, but it was so much worse

twisting my son’s sweet face.

“The door’s open. He’s ours now, little Rosebud, and so are you.”

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Laurel Hightower grew up in Kentucky, attending college in California and Tennessee before returning home to horse country, where she lives with her husband, son and two rescue animals, Yattering the cat (named for the Clive Barker short story) and Ladybug the adorable mutt. She definitely wants to see a picture of your dog, and often bonds with complete strangers over animal stories. A lifetime reader, she would raid her parents’ bookshelves from an early age, resulting in a number of awkward conversations about things like, “what does getting laid mean?” She loves discovering new favorite authors, and supporting the writing and reading community.

Laurel works as a paralegal in a mid-size firm, wrangling litigators by day and writing at night. A bourbon and beer girl, she’s a fan of horror movies and true life ghost stories. Whispers in the Dark is her first novel, though there are always more in the pipeline, and she loves researching anything horror related. She can usually be found working on the next project into the wee hours, sometimes as late as ten at night, as long as her toddler allows. Follow her on social media, even though she’s really bad at it, and she’ll follow you back. Plus you’ll be rewarded by pictures of cute dogs and kids.

Website * Facebook * Goodreads * Twitter


Signed copy (US only) or a digital copy in your preferred format (International) 


Blog Tour Schedule

October 21st

Reads & Reels (Review) http://readsandreels.com

Viviana MacKade (Guest Post) https://viviana-mackade.blog/

I Smell Sheep (Spotlight) http://www.ismellsheep.com/

Jessica Belmont (Review)  https://jessicabelmont.wordpress.com/

The Reading Chemist (Review) https://thereadingchemist.com/

I Love Books and Stuff (Spotlight) https://ilovebooksandstuffblog.wordpress.com

October 22nd

Breakeven Books (Spotlight) https://breakevenbooks.com

Didi Oviatt (Review) https://didioviatt.wordpress.com

Banshee Irish Horror Blog (Review) www.bansheeirishhorrorblog.com

Dark Reads (Review) http://darkreads826573417.wordpress.com

October 23rd

The Magic of Wor(l)ds (Interview) http://themagicofworlds.wordpress.com

Reviews and Promos by Nyx (Review) https://nyxblogs.wordpress.com/

The Faerie Review (Review) http://www.thefaeriereview.com

October 24th

Musings of a Final Girl (Review) https://musingsofafinalgirl.wordpress.com/

Shalini’s Books and Reviews (Review) https://bookreviewsbyshalini.com/

Crossroad Reviews (Spotlight) http://www.crossroadreviews.com

October 25th

Eclectic Reviews (Review) https://eclecticreview.com/

Ity Reads Books (Review) http://www.ityreadsbooks.home.blog

J Bronder Book Reviews (Review) https://jbronderbookreviews.com/

R&R Book Tours

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