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Adventure is alive when you mess with the dead....

When her brother was alive, Elyse Korbin used to live for Halloween. Now, a year after piano prodigy Patrick Korbin's untimely death by trick-or-treating, she finds it hard to live for anything.

School in Bootville is a drag, her parents have lost their minds with grief, and her best friend, Will Castle, is probably in love with her. Nothing seems to matter until the discovery of an ancient text filled with bizarre markings pulls Elyse from her mourning gloom and pushes her into a night of chilling adventure.

With the help of her fellow misfits, Will and the mildly-autistic Colin Niemann, the violin-slinging Elyse decodes the spidery encryption and discovers the uncanny ability to summon Patrick's ghost from beyond the grave with her rare musical gifts. Her wiseass brother seems to relish his newly-undead status, but their tampering with the barrier between life and the death has brought back an unspeakable evil: Colonel Spicy Jack Cavendish, the legendary boogeyman whose fury almost destroyed Bootville during the American Revolution.

As Spicy Jack and his trash-talking pumpkin-lantern sidekick bumble their way through the modern world, Elyse and her friends must seek the assistance of a gallery of eccentric town characters from both the present and the past in a race to unravel the mystery of Bootville's dark history, and thwart the Colonel's sinister plans to finish the job he started centuries ago.

Funny, irreverent (and perhaps even...emotional?), The Creeps dishes out king-sized fun for all ages, and scoffs at those who would hand out pennies or granola bars. You deserve better than that and you know it. So, celebrate in style this Halloween, and give yourself (wait for it) The Creeps.

©2013, 2014, 2015 Justin Zeppa (P)2015 Justin Zeppa

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