Fountain Dead by Theresa Braun

Fountain Dead Cover

Thank you to Shannon at Reads & Reels Blog Tours for having me on the tour today!


Mark is uprooted from his home and high school in the Twin Cities and forced to move with his family into a Victorian in Nowhere-ville. Busy with the relocation and fitting in, Mark’s parents don’t see what’s unfolding around them—the way rooms and left behind objects seem alive with a haunted past.

Of course, Mark keeps his ghostly encounters to himself, all the while sinking deeper into the house’s dark, alluring, and ultimately terrifying history. As romantic entanglements intensify, the paranormal activity escalates. Past and present come together. Everything is connected—from the bricks in the walls to the hearts beating in their chests, all the secrets of Fountain Dead are finally unearthed.

Fountain Dead House

My Thoughts

This was definitely a unique read! I liked all the references to water to tie into the story, opinions that “hold more water” heading into “unchartered waters”, etc.

I enjoyed the charcter of Emma who was smart and strong and the best shot in her family. In the timeframe in which she lived, to be in a medical field and want to go to university was very ambitious!

The story was written in two timeframes fluctuating between the 1800s and the 1980s. While the storylines complimented each other nicely, I found that they were, in themselves, a little sporadic. Sometimes the narrative was a little vague and confused and it was hard to follow what was happening.

The emotional responses were a little confused as well, I think. If your daughter was stuck in a vault, possibly suffocating.. Would you worry about the cost of a locksmith? Or, if you had just been attacked by something, sliced your hand open, and barely got away with your life… Would you immediately worry about having a zit? The emotion needed a more organic flow to have me relating to it.

I will say that the overall concept was interesting, and although it was your typical “family moves into a haunted house” kind of book. It was an entirely new spin in it!


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Author Bio

Fountain Dead Author

Hmmm. What’s this? Looks like Ms. Braun left her computer on and her Goodreads bio open.

This should be fun.

What can we say about Theresa? I mean other than the fact that she’s weirdly obsessed with smiley faces :-). Like, seriously obsessed >:-*. It’s kinda scary :-O.

I think she thinks she’s from Renaissance England or Venice or something. I never could figure out which one it was. (She’s really bad at doing accents.)

She likes romance novels and crime TV, which are pretty much the same thing when you think about it. Ha! Am I right?

She has a hell of a singing voice. Seriously. It’s, like, seventh circle of hell bad.

She likes editing. A lot. Just wait till she get’s aload a this.

Cats. Shoes. Chips and salsa. In that order.

Yeah, that last part didn’t make sense to me either.

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7 thoughts on “Fountain Dead by Theresa Braun

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  1. I don’t read horror but this sounds interesting. I’m apprehensive about the confused emotional responses. I’ve read a book or two with that issue and it ruins things considerably.

    But, THAT BIO. I love it!!! Unique and funny😄 It put a fresh spin on the oft used 3rd person format authors ALWAYS use these days.

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