Monday, July 20, 2015

Paranormal Road Trip: Destination Tangle Lake with Michele Hauf

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Come on boys and ghouls!  It's time to hop on Route 666 for a spooktacular Paranormal Road Trip.

This week's stop is Tangle Lake, MN and our special guide is Michele Hauf, author of THE VAMPIRE'S FALL.

Michele's Top 5 Spooky Places in Tangle Lake

Hey, Everyone! My current book, THE VAMPIRE’S FALL, is set in Tangle Lake, MN. It’s got the straightest lake in the state, and I doubt you’ll have luck walleye fishing. Which brings us to the first ‘creepy’ place in the town.

Tangle Lake: Like I said, not tangled, completely straight. (As straight as a lake can get.) And for some reason there are no fish to be caught, even though the DNR has attempted to repopulate various species every year. The fish go in, and then…they disappear.  But the leeches! Ugg.

The Darkwood:  A massive forest that edges the town. It is a no-man’s land, principally Faery, but also other ‘creatures’ tend to seek refuge there from humans. It’s rumored haunted by the local humans, and while you may not find a ghost in there, you will run into faeries, demons, werewolves, vampires, etc. You name it. It’s probably in there. The hero, Blade lives at the edge of the Darkwood and has wards up to protect himself from things leaving the woods. But he ventures in from time to time, because it is rife with magic and the otherworldly vibrations that often welcome him, a vampire.

Nightclub at the edge of the Woods: The nightclub has no name, and you need an invitation for entrance. Locals will scoff and tell you there’s no such thing as a nightclub out there. A big old mansion that looks like something out of a Tim Burton movie that plays tech-music under the full moon? Ridiculous! Unless of course, you do get an invite. Then you’d better be warded against demons. I’m just sayin’…

The strip mall on Main street: It’s a strip mall. In a tiny Midwestern town. And it has an arcade and a Woolworths. It doesn’t get any creepier than that.

Red Rooster Inn: Lovingly referred to by locals as ‘The Big Red Cock” due to the 8-foot red metal sculpture of a rooster out front. (In MN it’s the thing to have a big sculpture of some kind of animal out front of your business establishment.) Except don’t go near the rooster on the night of a blue moon or you’ll see the blood glinting on its metal talons. Some say there was a fight between two gentleman that resulted in one getting his head bashed against the sculpture’s talons. Others whisper that on the night of a blue moon the rooster takes flight and seeks the heart of an innocent.

Thank you Michele for giving us such a haunting tour of Tangle Lake!  

To learn more about Michele Hauf and her books, please visit her website.  You can add The Vampire's Fall here on Goodreads.

The Vampire's Fall paranormal romance by Michele Hauf

What did you think of Michele's picks for spooky places?

Last week on Paranormal Road Trip we visited Los Angeles, CA with Kate Danley.  Next week we'll be traveling to Savannah, GA with Emily Cyr.

Join us for another spine-tingling Paranormal Road Trip...
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