Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Sitting around the campfire when I was a little girl hearing ghost stories, I remember the feeling of dread as I reached the bedroom and would jump into bed and hope nothing scary would reach from underneath my bed and grab hold of me!  I’ll be honest, the first night I started reading Ghost on Black Mountain made me take off to bed feeling like that little girl again!

 Ann Hite spins the web of Nellie Pritchard’s life. The story begins during the depression-era in North Carolina. Nellie is just a young girl serving food in a food line at the local church when she meets the handsome Hobbs Pritchard who changes the course of her life.  Everyone around Nellie told her to get away far away from Hobbs, but Nellie was in love and believed he was a good man. Shortly after arriving on Black Mountain the ghosts began to show up, one wanted her to leave and one had other plans for her. Life on Black Mountain wasn’t what Nellie thought it would be. She begins digging around the attic and learns more about who Hobbs really is and then the beatings start. Nellie soon realizes she may not be able to escape him.

A moment in time takes hold of Nellie--the mountain ghosts take their revenge! A past refusing to be forgotten like a noose around her neck. Submerge yourself into Ghost on Black Mountain, but remember, "Once a person leaves the mountain, they never come back, not really. They're lost forever" (Back Cover).
The book is broken up into six parts; each part is about five different women. Each story is an extension of Black Mountain giving us greater insight into who Nellie was.

I absolutely loved Ghost on Black Mountain. It wasn’t really scary, but has a dark eerie vibe during the whole book. I was completely engrossed the more I read the more captivated I became. I wanted to find out how all of this would come together and end. This was such a great book! I can’t wait to see what Ann Hite writes next! An absolute recommend!

I love when a book really grabs me the way this one did! I’m even more excited when I love a book and have an opportunity to give a copy away! If you are ready to, “Pull up a rocker and gaze into the hill at sundown. Old-time story telling unfolds in this dark, twisted tale where hardscrabble lives, murderous secrets, and ghosts intersect on a mysterious mountain”—Beth Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt  then comment below and make sure to leave your email address for your chance to win!

I have one copy to giveaway. The giveaway will close Dec 30, 2011 at midnight EST. The giveaway is US/Canada residents only! 


  1. I live in North Carolina and would love to read about Black Mountain!

    jordanweber at live dot com

  2. I just picked up a book from this author yesterday. Guess I'll try to add this one to my TBR list also. Thanks for the giveaway!


  3. Something dark for the holidays? I am in. =)



  4. Sounds like a mystery type of read which is my favourite. Thanks for a chance to win this exciting book.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  5. I would love to read a new mystery! Thanks for the opportunity.


    Kara D.

  6. Oh! Oh! Oh! - Jumping up and down - waving arms in the air. Who wants to read this book desperately? Me! Me! Me! LOL

    I really want to read this. Thank you for the fabulous opportunity.

    nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

  7. I really appreciate the giveaway. Book sounds great.
    jtretin at aol dot com

  8. Sounds like a great book! Would love to win a copy. Thanks for the contest :)

  9. This sounds like a book I'd enjoy. Thanks for the chance!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  10. Loved the story I read for you and would love to have the book. Story was creepy enough for me.


  11. Would love a giveaway..

  12. Oh my goodness, I would love to read this book from this author. I know i would not put it down. It sounds so haunting, but yet dangerous.. I would love a chance for this win!
    Thank you..

  13. Sound like I would really enjoy this one! Thanks for the opportunity to win it! : )

    lam430@ gmail.com

  14. This sounds really good! I love stories with ghosts in them.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  15. I read many of the stories just before publication via Ann...thank you Ann for that privilege;and fell in love with every single one of them. Would love to have the book as a keepsake and for rereading whenever desired. The stories hit close to home as it brought back memories of the earliest years of my life. I am proud to have this opportunity to win this wonderful book. sbennett@knology.net

  16. Sounds like a great book - I love discovering new-to-me authors and their books.


  17. This giveaway is now closed! Thank-you to everyone who participated!

    Congratulations to our winner Carol! Hope you love GHOST ON BLACK MOUNTAIN!