Haunted Lily: The Nightmare Ball

Reality is shattered for British filmmaker, Darby McGregor, when his beautiful fiancee is tragically killed on their wedding day After a dark time of mourning, Darby is tormented by a horrifying phantom bride in the eighteenth century church he recently renovated Is this the spirit of his beloved fiancee or something sinister Darby s sanity is in question, when fatReality is shattered for British filmmaker, Darby McGregor, when his beautiful fiancee is tragically killed on their wedding day After a dark time of mourning, Darby is tormented by a horrifying phantom bride in the eighteenth century church he recently renovated Is this the spirit of his beloved fiancee or something sinister Darby s sanity is in question, when fate steps in Her name is Lily, an enchanted young woman, who vibrantly shines through the darkness like a beacon of light for lost souls Lily has been surrounded by the dearly departed since she was born, and has the gift curse to penetrate the shadowy veil separating the living and the dead Feeling an immediate connection, Lily agrees to be the subject of Darby s new documentary However, Darby and his unsuspecting crew are not prepared for this chilling journey through the spirit world As they spend time together, their bond grows And when Darby learns of Lily s tragic upbringing and dealings with dangerous apparitions he wants nothing than to protect her But it turns out he is the one in need of protection, when Lily s horrifying childhood nemesis returns from the afterworld to claim her Ghosts, thrills, and chills drive the action in Haunted Lily, a tale sure to scare.
Haunted Lily The Nightmare Ball Reality is shattered for British filmmaker Darby McGregor when his beautiful fiancee is tragically killed on their wedding day After a dark time of mourning Darby is tormented by a horrifying phant

  • Title: Haunted Lily: The Nightmare Ball
  • Author: Sidney Fox
  • ISBN: 9780595487677
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. This book is genuinely scary…the kind of book that still stays in your mind after you've turned over the final page. Haunted Lily is, quite simply, the best debut horror novel in a very long time. I really loved it! Sidney Fox creates a novel that is sure to stand up proudly against any of the classic ghost stories that reside on your bookshelf. It is really a compliment to call a novel “visually stunning”, and it is!It's the kind of book that gets into your sub-conscious and you can’t l [...]

    2. Haunted Lily is such an amazing story with a creepy plot, and memorable characters, especially the ghosties. Once I started reading it, I literally could not put it down. It was that sooo good! I loved the combination of horror, romance, love, and the supernatural. I love it, love it, love it! Gwennie

    3. I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel which will hopefully be followed by a long career of great horror reads. I had been searching for a good ghost story type book for Halloween and this little gem was perfect for it. Highly recommended for horror buffs or for those with a taste for something spooky.

    4. What a great read - I loved this book a realy different premise and execution of a bookA really good story and people you want to meetSidney got the bits about London right and it makes me want to go to the South in America.Can't wait for next book

    5. A very good horror novel & I'm not a big fan of horror. This was well done. The story was lean & carried me forward every step of the way - I know no higher praise.The start was a little confusing, but it settled down to a very interesting & thorough suspense. The hauntings were well done - all the description & wording was excellent. The characterization was well done, too. There were more than a few threads that were dropped abruptly that I would have liked to have seen some fo [...]

    6. IN a short summary this book was addicting. It's not everyday that you read a book and are pulled to feel for a character(s). *SPOILER*It wasn't until the end of the book that I remembered the young girl in the beggining of the book. But it wasn't much of a surprise though. I enjoyed the little stories and background to some of the ghosts in the book. Possibly my favorite parts was the sections were they were at the amusment park and the plantation.Sidney, you really touch into my fears with Var [...]

    7. I am still trying to piece it all together. I loved it. It had every element that I loved in all my favorite horror stories over the years. And yes that evil clown that I hate even before I knew was there. This book makes you check out that bump you hear or that strange whisper. READ IT!!!!!

    8. I finished this book today. Before I rate or review it, though, I want to compare this edition with the new one, since the latter has some changes!Oct. 27, 2009:Ultimately, the task of comparing the entire text of the two printings of a 270-300 page book proved too daunting; and my friend Jim tells me the only changes are near the end, anyway. (I did pick those up, and they do add constructive clarification in places.) Some of the other sections I checked are the same in both editions; so I'll [...]

    9. Lily was born with an ability few have, she can communicate with ghosts. When she was a child, Lily’s mother called her evil & tried to kill her, but Lily survived. On the day of his wedding, Darby’s wife is killed in a tragic car accident. Shortly afterwards, terrifying things start happening and he isn’t sure if its his deceased bride or if he’s lost his mind.In a series of coincidences, Darby meets up with Lily after viewing a TV show featuring her as a child. He believes she is t [...]

    10. I recently finished this fabulous, scary, funny book, Haunted Lily! I bought it because I thought the cover was so striking…and the book turned out to be a simply great Book!Lily Dufrene is one of my new heroines! The story is so vivid and atmospheric it grips the grips you from the start. Several times I found myself actually seeing scenes play out in my mind, I felt like I was in the middle of the action, which to me - separates the good books, from the really excellent ones! I felt drained [...]

    11. There's nothing remotely scary, thrilling, chilling or creepy about this book, and the writing is pretty trite. And why are some words singled out with italics or quotation marks? It makes no sense. The entire book reads like a litany of cliche ghost role models The characters are cardboard cut-outs and frankly boring. I also know that when a good number of characters have to use the "F" word in their sentences, that the writer is attempting to look "edgy" when all it really means is that the wr [...]

    12. I liked the characters but I never became emotionally invested in them and at times they were a little flat. The plot and sub-stories really had me hooked and the vibe of the book was just so cool; really urban but gothic. I'd love to see what else this author can do.

    13. Read Full Review HereHaunted Lily is not your usual run of the mill paranormal/urban fantasy romance. I’m not sure what my expectations were other than I read Wicked Lil Pixie’s review and thought ‘what a coincidence, I was asked to review this.’. Book fate? I think so.Darby is a successful film documenter who is on cloud nine, as he has fallen in love with a gorgeous young woman. On his wedding day, tragedy strikes and she dies in a fatal car accident in her wedding dress. (Hold’s han [...]

    14. " apt analogy for the relationship between writers and editors. writers are to editors as Scarlett O’Hara is to Rhett Butler–the former, passionate to the point of temporary blindness; the latter, surefooted and collected, all the while attempting pragmatism, though it must be passion, in the end, that drives them in the same direction."-In Defense of Editors, Deena Drewis, The MillionsIn a world where original ghost stories sometimes seem to be in short supply, Haunted Lily demonstrates bot [...]

    15. I bought Haunted Lily on Barnes & Noble after reading the reviews there and here at . I received it a few days ago. That first night I read it late into the night…then spent the rest of the night waiting for a ghostly bride to emerge from my basement and come upstairs for a visit! LOLThe next day at work I really could not shake the story and told my co-workers about it.I finished the book last night at about one am. I am sitting at my desk at work this fine morning and I am still overwhel [...]

    16. I was introduced to this book my a fellow member, he promised it to be a great Halloween read. It did NOT disappoint! I adored it thoroughly; made me cry a little, laugh out loud and actually had my heart racing at times.Anyone that is fascinated by ghosts or ghost hunting or just loves the spirit of Halloween will love this book. It's spooky and does get scary at times, things nightmares are made of. Sidney doesn't a fantastic job of describing and creating a freaky moments. I read it at night [...]

    17. I would probably give 3.5 stars. There is something about this book that brought you in. I really liked Lily and Darby's characters-- although they seemed a little "too good to be true"-- probably why I liked them:) ( hey-- I do like FANTASY ). It's like a combo of Ghost Hunters and Ghost Whisperer. What's missing is the explanation of what happened to Darby at the beginning and what happened to them in the end. I think it's because it's set up for a second book-- but rather than seeming like an [...]

    18. I finished this book in one day. I guess that tells you something about how well it sucked me in. The basic premise is that Lily is a young woman who sees dead people. She's a lot like the little boy in "The Sixth Sense", but she's grown up and she's learned to talk to the ghosts and help them. Darby is an English documentary producer who wants to make a movie about her, but he has an ulterior motive. He's living in a haunted church.As enthralled as I was with the story, I found it ultimately di [...]

    19. Loved this book! I couldn't wait to get my hands on it but had to wait a bit since no stores here carry it. It was definitely worth the wait! I recommend it to everyone that loves a little spooky fun. Perfect for reading late at night, next to a fire. It's one of those curl-up-to-read books that you won't be able to put down until you finish it. The storyline was haunting and well thought out. I loved the characters, even the ghosties! I will be reading it again later this year as Halloween appr [...]

    20. I read this book over the past weekend and literally did not want to put it down until I was finished. I thought the story moved along quickly and did not have a dull moment. I felt like I was along on this fun wild ride, going to each of the haunted locations and experiencing the, at times, rather chilling sequences.I loved the character of Lily and felt a great amount of empathy for her. The ghost storied were thrilling and imaginative, I especially loved female spirit on the roller-coaster. I [...]

    21. I really liked Haunted Lily. It would be a great read for a dark October night! I felt the story was rather fast paced and kept you interested throughout. I loved the intertwined ghost stories, and the story of Darby and Lily.

    22. Scary, thrilling, spirits, dark, exhilarating, frightening, imaginative, emotional, complex, beautiful, fast-paced, freaky, clown, fires, supernaturalat's all I have to say!

    23. ‘Haunted Lily’ is the first book in Sidney Fox’s ‘The Ghost Memories’ series.Darby McGregor’s life is changed forever when his fiancée dies on their wedding day. Deep in grief and seeking some kind of solace, he investigates an American woman who claims she can see ghosts. Darby even watches video evidence of Lily Dufrene conversing with ‘spirits’. . . and when Darby is haunted by a spirit of his own, in the form of a rotting corpse bride, he doesn’t hesitate to seek Lily out. [...]

    24. Review originally posted at smexybooks/2010/10/revFavorite Quote: “What kind of psycho likes clowns?”Documentary film maker Darby McGregor had ia charmed life until his fiancee is killed on their wedding day. When ghosts, real and imagined, threaten his sanity he finds himself searching for an answer to his problems. He finds Lily Dufrene. Lily has been interacting with ghosts since she was a small child. Circumstances forced her to lie low and not advertise her talents. Now older, she and h [...]

    25. Books that are truly scary - i.e. the kind that make readers actually jump at every little sound they hear - are (unfortunately) few and far between. Happily, though, this book is one of them. The characters are all interesting, with personalities that make them seem (for lack of a better word) real. The various ghosts that are featured all have intense back-stories, and their interactions with the living make for some very creepy moments. Fox did very well in terms of the atmosphere she created [...]

    26. Hi everyone, new to the board. Funny story, my mother actually knows the author, so anytime someone hands you a book to read saying they are friends of the author, they is always trepidation. I decided to delve in that night and give it a try. Needless to say, I never put the book down and didnt get to sleep until 6am. It was also a very light sleep, based on the after effects of the book. I read about two to three fiction books a week for the last ten years, so I do not say this lightly that th [...]

    27. Haunted Lily was very intriguing for me and going off of a recommendation, I didn't think I was one to like ghost stories, but then again, here I am reading one. I really, REALLY enjoyed this book. It was spooky yet the characters were very genuine. I loved Lily and would be interested in reading more about her life in other books. It was an easy read since the plot kept me captivated, and I couldn't wait to find out more. The descriptions were very real, and I could visualize the whole story be [...]

    28. I went to high school with Sidney Fox. Although we had the same friends, I didn't know her personally. I didn't know what to expect in the book but wanted to support her. I finished it and LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!! The reasons why are that you attach to each of the characters. Haunted Lily is basically short stories of adventures. I love ghost stories. One small criticism is there were a few typos, but nothing I couldn't overlook and I'm a stickler for typos.

    29. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED THIS BOOK! I WAS HOOKED RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING! I ALMOST CRIED AT THE END, BUT WAS GLAD TO KNOW THEY STAYED TOGETHERCAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM AND WHAT HAPPENS WITH TIGERLILY!!!

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