Book Tours: Starter Day Party Weirdville


I’m hosting the starter day party for the book tour for my chapter books in the Weirdville series: “The Doll Maker”, “House of Horrors” and “Fright Train”. I hope the tour will be a great success, so please visit all the blogs below.

There’s also an epic tour-wide giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card. Scroll down to the bottom of the starter day party to participate.

Tour Schedule

May 1st: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading  and Majanka’s Blog

May 2nd: Book Review “The Doll Maker”@ Cajun Book Lover

May 4th: Book Review “House of Horrors” @ Cajun Book Lover

May 6th: Book Review “Fright Train” @ Cajun Book Lover

May 8th: Author Interview @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

May 9th: Featured Friday @ Jo Linsdell’s Blog

May 10th: Guest Post @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

May 12th: Book Review “House of Horrors” @ Book in the Bag

May 13th: Book Review “The Doll Maker” @ Auggie Talk

May 14th: Character Interview and Review “House of Horrors” and “Fright Train” @ MHZ Book Reviews and Giveaways

May 15th: Book Review “House of Horrors” @ Auggie Talk

May 17th: Book Review “Fright Train” @ Auggie Talk

May 20th: Author Interview @ The Writer’s Life

May 22nd: Promo Post @ The Single Librarian

May 24th:  Book Review “The Doll Maker” @ Andi’s Chapter Books

May 26th: Book Review “House of Horrors” @ Andi’s Chapter Books

May 28th: Book Review “Fright Train” @ Andi’s Chapter Books

June 2nd: Author Interview @ Realm Tramper

June 8th: Guest Post @  Endazzled Reading

June 10th: Book Review “The Doll Maker” @ All Sorts of Books

June 12th: Book Review “House of Horrors” @ All Sorts of Books

June 14th: Book Review “Fright Train” @ All Sorts of Books

June 18th: Book Review “The Doll Maker” and Author Interview @ Enchanted Scrolls

June 19th: Book Review “House of Horrors” @ Enchanted Scrolls

June 20th: Book Review “Fright Train” @ Enchanted Scrolls

June 22nd: Book Excerpts @ Books Direct

June 23rd: Book Review “The Doll Maker” @ Iequals Alissa

June 24th: Promo, Guest Post and Excerpt @ NaYa Books and More

June 27th: Book Review “The Doll Maker” @ Brooke Blogs

June 29th: Book Review “House of Horrors” @ Brooke Blogs

July 1st: Book Review “Fright Train” @ Brooke Blogs

About the Books

Series: Weirdville

Author: Majanka Verstraete

Genre: Chapter Books, Kids Books, Horror, Lower Grade

The Doll Maker

Weirdville_Doll_Maker_300dpi_200x320Derek’s little sister wants one of those creepy-looking dolls, staring at him from the strange new doll shop in town, and what his sister wants, she gets. Now they’re stuck with a doll that looks so human, it gives Derek the creeps.

When Derek tells his friends, Martin and Jamie, about the new shop with creepy human-like dolls, they want to see for themselves. That has “bad idea” written all over it, but he takes his friends there anyway.

They meet the mysterious doll maker, who reminds Derek of Dr. Frankenstein, and who brainwashes Martin into buying one of those scary dolls. Derek and Jamie push and pull Martin out of the shop, but something isn’t right with their friend. He’s shivering all over, and he has no memory of what happened in the shop.

Martin’s condition worsens every day, and Derek’s sister grows more and more obsessed with her new doll. Derek and Jamie have to find out what’s going on, and fast, because…

…the doll maker seems linked to a bunch of mysterious disappearances, and the last thing Derek wants is his sister, or his friend, being next on the doll maker’s list.

House of Horrors

hh_5x8When her parents allow her to go to the fair, Jacky is over the moon. The fair is most famous for its haunted mansion, the House of Horrors, and her friend Ben can’t wait to try it out. Her best friend, Cass, is a little more reluctant, but then again, Cass has always been a chicken when it comes to getting scared.

Jacky and Cass are determined to act tough, so when Ben suggests they try out the House of Horrors, the girls tag along, even though the place gives them the chills.

As soon as the three of them enter the spooky monstrosity, the ride comes to a screeching halt, and the horror begins.

The lights fade, and a hooded figure appears and tells them they’re stuck in a twisted game of cat and mouse. He will show them their worst fears, and if the kids manage to face down those fears, they’ll have a chance of getting out of the House of Horrors alive. If they don’t, well….

Thirty minutes to go. Thirty minutes to face their nightmares… and the clock is ticking.

Fright Train

ft_5x8Charlie’s parents drop him off at the train station so he can visit his grandma in Weirdville. It’s a cold winter evening, so when his usual train is cancelled at the last second, Charlie wishes he’d stayed home.

An hour later, shivering from the cold, he climbs onboard the next train to Weirdville, even though he’d rather not. It looks like something straight out of the nineteenth century, as if it used a time machine to arrive at the station.

His shivering doesn’t stop, for soon after Charlie boards, he realizes just how right he was to be wary of this strange train. Something is seriously wrong with all the people onboard. If only he could figure out what was going on. If only he could get off the train

Author Bio

authorpictureMajanka Verstraete begged her Mom to teach her how to read while she was still in kindergarten. By the time she finished fifth grade, she had read through the entire children’s section of her hometown library.

She wrote her first story when she was seven years old, and hasn’t stopped writing since. With an imagination that never sleeps, and hundreds of possible book characters screaming for her attention, writing is more than a passion for her.

She writes about all things supernatural for children of all ages. She’s tried to write contemporary novels before, but something paranormal always manages to crawl in.

Majanka is currently studying for her Master of Laws degree, and hopes one day to be able to combine her passions for law and writing. When she’s not writing, reading or studying, she likes watching “The Vampire Diaries” and “Game of Thrones,” spending time with her friends, or playing “World of Warcraft.”


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