Monday, October 31, 2016

Book Blast for Halloween Tour


Paranormal Bar & Grill Tour

Will O’ the Wisp
by Craig Boyack

A Thousand Yesteryears
by Mae Clair

Vampire Island
by Sandra Cox

The Glade
by Harmony Kent

Love Set in Stone
by Staci Troilo


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GENRE: Paranormal

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BLURB:


October starts out warm and sunny, but this is the month when everything changes. Mornings grow frosty, leaves change colors, and the breeze takes on a bite.


Summer dies.


It’s a time for harvest celebrations. A boy loans a girl his coat. She snuggles a little closer and takes his hand. A riot of autumn splendor accompanies the farmer’s market where they stroll.


But the vibrancy of daylight doesn’t compare to the darkness of night. Is that chill on your neck the breeze or something else?


October night


You walk a tad faster and look over your shoulder. The trees creak when the wind whips through their branches—at least, you hope that noise came from the undulating bows.


You check under the bed and inside the closet before climbing under the covers. Sleep doesn’t come easy. The old house groans its complaints, and the night magnifies every innocuous noise until terror paralyzes you—because you know nefarious things go bump in the night.


Welcome to the


Paranormal Bar & Grille Blog Tour


where you can rub elbows with everyone from a gargoyle or vampire, to a creature from urban legend, or the ghostly realms of myth. Step up to the bar, grab a booth. You never know what’s on the menu, or if you might end up there yourself.


Sound like your kind of hangout? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’re a group of five authors who love nothing more than to trigger the chill that crawls up your back, the nervous glance tossed over your shoulder. We invite you to discover outstanding books and check out our awesome tour prizes.


Just be careful of what the bartender serves you. That heady brew may not be a beer, and witches can’t be trusted to provide effective antidotes.

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Excerpt Three:

Vampire Island

My name is Zoe Tempest. Just let me say, I had no intention of becoming a vampire hunter. My world revolved around the trendiest clothes, the boy of the week and shopping.

My life was as close to perfect as a seventeen year old can get. I had everything. Then my parents were murdered and my world came crashing down.

After their funeral, I went to live with my uncle Julian Kilmer. That’s when everything changed. In a manner more terrifying than anything I could have imagined.



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Author Bios

Craig Boyack


Just a fiction writer, trying to reach the world.
Craig came to fiction writing later in life than most authors. He always had to write, to one degree or another as part of various jobs. Early one winter morning, he conquered the Internet and didn’t feel like shoveling the sidewalk until the
sun came up. He tried a few pages of fiction and got hooked.

Craig doesn’t like limitations and calls himself a writer of speculative fiction. It’s a broad field, but he limits himself to science fiction, paranormal, and a bit of fantasy.

He has eight published works—six novels and two collections of short stories.

You can find him at the following locations:


| His blog: Entertaining Stories https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/






Mae Clair


Mystery & Suspense…with a dash of Myth & Romance

Genres:
Mystery, Psychological Thrillers, Supernatural Suspense, Romantic Suspense
Quirky fact I don’t want anyone to know:
(or maybe I do)….I saw a UFO when I was six. Probably why I write some of the stuff I do.
~ooOOoo~
Bio:
They say everyone has a story to tell.

I wrote my first childish “masterpiece” at six and was immediately bitten by the writing bug. Since then, I’ve been composing nonstop, and have dabbled in multiple genres over the years, writing everything from fantasy, westerns, and horror to inspirational fiction, romance, and sci-fi. It took me a while to find my niche, but I’ve settled comfortably into the mystery/suspense genre (with a just a dash of romance tossed in).

Several of my earlier works have strong romantic themes, but all are infused with threads of mystery. I have a passion for folklore, myth, and urban legends and that attraction often factors into my writing. You’ll find threads of archaic tales and mysterious places woven throughout many of my novels.

I am a member of the International Thriller Writers and a past president of the Central Pennsylvania Writer’s Organization. If I’m not camped out at my keyboard or have my nose buried in a book, I’m likely looking up blurry images of cryptids on Google, sorting through vintage photographs or imagining life as a cat.

Relevant Links:

Sandra Cox


Living life. Writing fantasy.

Sandra writes YA Fantasy, Paranormal and Historical Romance, and Metaphysical Nonfiction. She lives in sunny North Carolina with her husband, a brood of critters and an occasional foster cat. Although shopping is high on the list, her greatest pleasure is sitting on her screened in porch, listening to the birds, sipping coffee or a latte and enjoying a good book. She's a vegetarian and a Muay Thai enthusiast.
Relevant Links:

Harmony Kent


The author who gets write into your head.
Genres: Multi-genre
Quirky Fact I don’t want anyone to know: Wrote the entirety of The Glade while listening to the Twilight movie soundtrack. And she’s not mentioning the glass of white (ahem) ‘grape juice’ that kept finding its way to her computer station.

Author Bio:
Harmony Kent is famous for her laughter, and has made quite the name for herself … she’s also, um, a writer … and fairly well known for that too. She’s even won a few awards. Harmony lives in rural Cornwall with her ever-present sense of humour and quirky neighbours and refuses to admit to her age.

If you catch her at work, you’ll see that she also offers editing, proof reading, manuscript appraisal, and beta reading services. Not to mention being passionate about supporting her fellow authors.

Links to Harmony and her books:

Twitter: @harmony_kent







Staci Troilo


Staci Troilo. Writing Relationship Wrongs.
Genres:
Romance, Suspense, Paranormal, Mystery, and Mainstream

Quirky fact I don’t want anyone to know:

The socks in my sock drawer and the books on my shelf are arranged in rainbow order.

Bio:

I’ve always loved fiction, ever since my parents read me fairy tales when I was little. Today, my interests are much more eclectic. I love getting lost in sci-fi battles, fantasy realms, horror worlds, suspenseful intrigues, and romantic entanglements.

As goes my reading, so goes my writing. I can’t pick a single genre to focus on, so I don’t even try. I’m proud to say I’m a multi-genre author.

When I’m not reading or writing, I’m spending time with family and friends, possibly cooking for them, or maybe enjoying an afternoon in the pool. To learn more about me, visit me at http://stacitroilo.com or connect with me on social media.

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE


The authors will be awarding a $50 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.



21 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting us today! :)

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  2. Thanks for being a stop on our book blast today.

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  3. Happy Halloween! Thanks for hosting us today. :)

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  4. Q. for Mae Claire: is there any particular reason why I'm being blocked from following you?

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  5. All of these books look great and so much fun for the Halloween season. I am especially interested in reading Love Set in Stone. I wish everyone a very Happy Halloween!! <3

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  6. I love the cover and would love to read it.

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you found something of interest. :)

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  7. WOW what a set of books. They all looks great.

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  8. Hi Teresa, a couple of us (that I know of) are being blocked from following Mae Claire - any ideas?

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  9. Hey, gang, I'm sorry. I've been inundated with SPAM lately on Twitter and it's been hard to tell what's legit and what isn't. You would believe the amount of SPAM accounts that have glommed onto my account lately. I apologize for the blocks and will certainly correct that.

    So, so Sorry. I wish social media were easier to manage!

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  10. Kate and clojo9372 you're now unblocked and I'm following you both. Again, I apologize. My fault for not connecting a lot of my new followers to the tour. Twitter has exploded on me lately. If I blocked anyone else inadvertently please let me know in the comments and I will correct.

    Many thanks for hosting today and to all who took the time to comment and also bring to my attention the problems with my Twitter account!

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    1. Thanks so much! Your book looks great! :) I really like the cover... it looks like the creepy woods nearby the house I grew up in. :)

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    2. Thanks so much for the kind words (and for overlooking my ineptness with Twitter, LOL). The woods on the cover are representative of the TNT area in West Virginia where the Mothman was sighted by over 100 eye witnesses. My husband and I actually visited the area....3600 acres of dense woods, ponds, marshland, abandoned weapons igloos and the crumbling shells of old buildings. The whole place was once a WWII munitions site.

      I should probably mention too that my publisher just put A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS on sale for .99 cents for the month of November. The regular price is 3.99. Should you take a chance on it, I hope you enjoy! :)

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  11. Thanks so much! Interesting what you had to say about the Mothman!

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    1. Thanks, Kate. I love the Mothman legend :)
      And I really appreciate you letting me know about the Twitter snafu. Wishing you an awesome day! :)

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  12. Thanks so much! Interesting what you had to say about the Mothman!

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