Top 10 List & Giveaway: Susannah Scott’s Real Life “Unusuals” & win Dragon Her Back

December 19, 2014 Giveaways, Guests 16

A big welcome to Susannah Scott who is here counting down the Top 10 Real Life “Unusuals” and celebrating the release of Dragon Her BackLas Vegas Dragons (published on December 15, 2014 by Entangled Publishing). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below.

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Susannah Scott’s Top 10 Real Life “Unusuals”

Thank you All Thing UF for having me on today to celebrate the release on my latest dragon shifter book, Dragon Her Back!

I’ve been thinking about the reasons I love the paranormal romance genre, and it has to be the idiosyncrasies of all the out-of-the-box creatures. We all know the vamps, and werewolves, and dragon-shifters. The other day my kids and I watched a discovery channel line-up of some “real-life” paranormal creatures.

Check these out unusual “real life” unusuals!

10. The Mothman

This man-bodied creature has red eyes and wings and lived in Point Pleasant, W.V.

9. The Dover Demon

This creature lives in the woods and likes teens, not in a good way. He is 4-foot-tall, with a pot belly, long creepy fingers, orange eyes, and no nose or mouth. Ick.

8. The Minnesota Lake Monster “Pepie”

This monster swims in Lake Pepin and is large and serpent-like. Ralph Samuelson, the inventor of water skiing, is said to have been inspired by watching Pepie skim along the water.

7. The Loveland Frog “Frogman”

Frogman hops around the rivers and roads in Loveland, Ohio. He is 4-foot-tall, but otherwise looks like a frog. Interestingly, Frogman is known for playing pranks on police officers.

6. The Skunk Ape (you can’t make this stuff up!)

The Skunk Ape is 7-feet-tall, looks like a primate, smells like garbage and lives in the Florida Everglades. Seriously, google it, I’m not making this stuff up!

5. The Jersey Devil

Lives in the Pine Barrens in south New Jersey. With his horse head, bat wings, and cloven feet, reports say he runs through the woods at night shrieking and breathing fire. He is also a bit of a peeping-Tom and chicken-snatcher. Man’s gotta meet his basic needs!

4. Loch Ness Monster

Probably the best known on the list, the famous Scottish water-creature who locals call Nessie.

3. Emperor Justinian I

Ahh! A shape-shifter, my favorite! “Justinian was named emperor in 527 and ruled successfully for several decades… He reportedly had a darker side, as well. A monk declared that he had seen “The King of Devils” in Justinian’s place and did not intend to seek aid from such a demon .

2. The Enfield Poltergeist

This northern London malevolent ghost attacked people by throwing and taking objects.

1. The Bell Witch

In 1800 Tennesse in the 1800s, a farmer saw a dog-bodied creature with the head of a rabbit, he shot the animal and the violent witchings began. Apparently, General Andrew Jackson, even investigated. Legend suggests it was the spirit of Kate Batts, who had threatened to haunt Bell because he had cheated her—my kind of lady!

 

Susannah Scott

 Susannah Scott writes dragon-filled paranormal romance and lives with her family in Southern Missouri. She loves connecting with readers through social media—and almost always replies.

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One copy of Dragon Her Back by Susannah Scott

  

Available on December 15, 2014 by Entangled Publishing

Description:

How To Claim Your Dragon…

As the head of security of Vegas’s Crown Jewel casino―and its hidden dragonshifter sanctuary―ice dragon Darius Dachien commands respect. Unfortunately, that respect isn’t always reciprocated. In fact, when it comes to the stunning Mei Chen, hostility might be a better word. Which makes things even harder for Darius, since Mei is his dragon mate. Without her, his dragon form is fading fast…and once lost, will be gone forever.

Mei can’t deny the fierce chemistry that simmers between them. If Darius were ever to discover who―or rather, what―she really is, she wouldn’t just lose him, but her place with the dragonshifters. The moment Mei’s past comes crashing into her present, she realizes her time for secrets has ended. Now she must reveal her true self…and risk both her life and her heart with the one man who could destroy her.

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16 Responses to “Top 10 List & Giveaway: Susannah Scott’s Real Life “Unusuals” & win Dragon Her Back”

  1. Ichabod Temperance

    Hello Urban Fantasy, I have just discovered this lovely blog!

    Fun post Susannah! I love monsters and monster myths! I want to believe!

    I love the pun in the book title, ‘Dragon Her Back’. The book and series sound fantastic!

    Cheers!
    Merry Christmas!
    Your pal,
    ~Icky.

  2. Janie McGaugh

    Interesting “real life” paranormals. I had heard of less than half of them.

  3. Lisa Richards

    Just started reading this and it is fabulous!

    (don’t entry me in the giveaway just wanted to let everyone know what a fun read it was)

  4. Suzanne

    Just started following this site and already found new authors to read, yeah! Love dragon shifters this book sounds great.

  5. Filia Oktarina

    Ilove to read about dragon. Looking forward to read this book 🙂

  6. Kai W.

    I just love the book cover and the storyline. It is going on my must read list because the book has dragons. I’m quite fond of dragons.

  7. Veronica

    It sounds like your book could make your “unusuals” list too, Susannah. I’m looking forward to it. 🙂

  8. Jessica

    The creatures in the list sound scary. I would love to read a book based on these creatures. Dragon her back sounds interesting! Thanks for the giveaway!