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Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Lauren Carr’s The Murders at Astaire Castle book blitz October 6 – 31!

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PUYB Inside the Book

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The Murders at Astaire Castle Title: The Murders at Astaire Castle
Author: Lauren Carr
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Pages: 286
Genre: Mystery
Format: Paperback/Kindle

Never tell Mac Faraday not to do something.

In The Murders at Astaire Castle, Spencer’s police chief, David O’Callaghan, learns this lesson the hard way when he orders Mac Faraday to stay away from the south end of Spencer’s mountaintop—even though he owns the property. It doesn’t take long for Mac to find out what lies on the other side of the stone wall and locked gate, on which hangs a sign warning visitors to Keep Out!

Topping the list of the ten most haunted places in America, Astaire Castle is associated with two suicides, three mysterious disappearances, and four murders since it was built almost a century ago—and Mac Faraday owns it!

In spite of David’s warning, Mac can’t resist unlocking the gate to see the castle that supposedly hasn’t seen a living soul since his late mother had ordered it closed up after the double homicide and disappearance of Damian Wagner, a world-famous master of horror novels.

“Halloween has always been a fun time,” best-selling author Lauren Carr explains in a note at the beginning of her fifth Mac Faraday mystery. “It’s the time to break out and be someone else. As a child, I would pretend to be one of the Bobbsey Twins searching for clues to lead me to a secret treasure. If I was lucky, it was made up of chocolate. As a teenager, I was Nancy Drew. Always, when October rolled around, I craved mysteries with something extra added—something beyond the normal—something supernatural. As an author, I couldn’t resist taking this one Mac Faraday Mystery on a scary Halloween adventure.”

In this latest installment of Carr’s hit series, what starts out as a quick tour of a dusty old castle turns into another Mac Faraday adventure when Astaire Castle becomes the scene of even more murders. Mac is going to need to put all of his investigative talents to work to sort out this case that involves the strangest characters he has run into yet—including a wolf man. No, we’re not talking about Gnarly.

For More Information

  • The Murders at Astaire Castle is available at Amazon.
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  • Watch the book trailer at YouTube.

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PUYB Meet the Author

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Lauren Carr Lauren Carr is the best-selling author of the Mac Faraday Mysteries, which takes place in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. Twelve to Murder is the seventh installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series.

In addition to her series set on Deep Creek Lake, Lauren Carr has also written the Lovers in Crime Mysteries, which features prosecutor Joshua Thornton with homicide detective Cameron Gates, who were introduced in Shades of Murder, the third book in the Mac Faraday Mysteries. They also make an appearance in The Lady Who Cried Murder.

Lauren launched the Lovers in Crime (first introduced in Shades of Murder) mystery series in September 2012 with Dead on Ice.

The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, editor, cover and layout designer, and marketing agent for independent authors. This year, several books, over a variety of genre, written by independent authors will be released through the management of Acorn Book Services, which is currently accepting submissions. Visit Acorn Book Services website for more information.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She also passes on what she has learned in her years of writing and publishing by conducting workshops and teaching in community education classes.

She lives with her husband, son, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

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Lauren is giving away one paperback copy, two ebook copies and three audiobooks of THE MURDERS AT ASTAIRE CASTLE!

Terms & Conditions:

  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • Six winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter.
  • This giveaway begins October 6 and ends October 31.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on Monday, November 3.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

Good luck everyone!


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Book Blitz Schedule

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Monday, October 6

Undercover Book Reviews

CBY Book Club

Books, Reviews, ETC.

Fallen Over Book Reviews

Moonlight Lace & Mayhem

What is That Book About

Mom With a Kindle

Mary’s Cup of Tea

Tuesday, October 7

My Life, Loves and Passion

Wednesday, October 8

Book Reviews by Dee

Thursday, October 9

Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews

Teena in Toronto

My Life, One Story at a Time

Friday, October 10

Fiction Zeal

Brooke Blogs

Saturday, October 11

Bookingly Yours

Monday, October 13

The Book Connection

StoreyBook Reviews

The Wormhole

Tuesday, October 14

Jane Reads

Wednesday, October 15

Deal Sharing Aunt


A Cup of Tea, A Friend and A Good Book

Thursday, October 16

Emeraldfire’s Bookmark

Friday, October 17

Authors & Readers Book Corner

Monday, October 20

Vic’s Media Room

Tuesday, October 21

The Writer’s Life

Wednesday, October 22

Bea’s Book Nook

Thursday, October 23

Literarily Speaking

Friday, October 24

Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Monday, October 27

Lori’s Reading Corner

Carol’s Notebook

Tuesday, October 28

As the Page Turns

Wednesday, October 29


Thursday, October 30

A Book Geek

Friday, October 31

Bless Their Hearts Mom

Our Families Adventure

Booklover Sue