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Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Perfect Halloween Read

Happy Halloween all! Do I have a treat for you...

The description of this mysterious adult paranormal thriller had me chomping at the bit to read it. The co-authors only sweetened the deal and made me want to read it even more. I was in the Winter Wonders anthology with Tina Moss and Yelena Casale and I fell in love with their captivating writing styles at that point. So much so that as soon as I heard about A Touch of Darkness, I couldn't hardly wait for it to release. Thankfully, I was lucky enough to get an ARC! But you're in luck, it releases officially from the publisher today!

This novel is True Blood meets Immortal Instruments, only so much better. I couldn't get past some of the quirkiness of True Blood and Immortal Instruments was far too slow to hold my attention properly. But this blew them both away in those arenas.

 A Touch of Darkness rockets you along a pulse-pounding story and sucks you into the characters. You'll want to cheer for Cassie's fiesty spirit and loyalty and you'll come to love Gabe and all his wonderful flaws.

I highly recommend this for fans of adult paranormal novels who don't mind a bit of graphic material.

Find it on:
Amazon / B&N / Goodreads

Here is a bit about it:

Cassie’s working for a tightwad boss at a pretentious NYC diner, dealing with paralyzing pain that doctors can’t diagnose, and trying to hide her hands that glow purple whenever she ...well, whenever.

So, when a mysterious stranger walks out of her dreams and into her life to spout some nonsense about her being a mythical creature, she chalks it up to one more crazy thing to add to her it’s-a-crappy-life list. Yet, when the stranger’s predictions start to come true, she discovers a world that could shake up her humdrum existence.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Writers Road Recap: Scary Stories

As a special treat, last Monday we shared scary stories in honor of October. Some are true, some legend. See if you can tell which...

Well I took my kids (true story) to this haunted pirate inspired theme park over the weekend. #WritersRoad






#WritersRoad until, I think we are exiting this noisy "hotel" with chainsaw wielding monsters... #hotelhell



@StacySorrells No! Not chainsaw wielding monsters. *shivers* #WritersRoad



#WritersRoad thinking we will be back near the crowd...we weren't. We were in an eerily quiet cornfield


@StacySorrells Now I really am freaked out. I don't do cornfields. #WritersRoad


Yes! #WritersRoad and this cornfield was heavy with mist and there I was with my two terrified children trying to get out..trying to find


@HeatherMcCorkle Hmmm.... man in a cabin, just him & the dog. He wakes up to a *drip, drip, drip* sound. #WritersRoad





@HeatherMcCorkle He's about to get up, but his dog licks his hand, meaning all should be well. So he goes back to sleep. #WritersRoad



#WritersRoad, I was thrown for a loop and was only holding it together for my kids. As the last large scary scarecrow






@HeatherMcCorkle Less than an hour later, hr hears it again. *Drip, drip, drip* Once again, the dog licks his hand. #WritersRoad



#WritersRoad I said, "Just to let you know I have my pepper spray ready" I mean you never know in the bay area


@HeatherMcCorkle Thinking is *has* to just be the faucet or something, he goes to sleep. The next morning, his dog is missing. #WritersRoad






#WritersRoad, but we survived and entered the rest of the houses...okay some I had to do alone, but that one was the worst. The image of



@HeatherMcCorkle He steps outside to look, and his dog is DEAD on the front porch. Gutted. Blood everywhere. And a note on door #WritersRoad


@LurchzPrincess @HeatherMcCorkle NOOOO! Not the dog! #writersroad


@HeatherMcCorkle The note says.... "People can lick, too." #WritersRoad


that last Scarecrow #WritersRoad coming at me in the misty cornfield was awesome. Going to have to photoshop something like it.






































@chrstinef Seriously?! Wow! #WritersRoad


Changed her name to protect me (I was in elementary school). Made for an interesting childhood #WritersRoad

















of the same apartment, the current owner is woken by the sound of voices on his balcony. #WritersRoad


@Nightveil @teetate I wondered about that too. Lotta cops for 2 skinny dudes #WritersRoad


It's two men. Chatting. They glare at the man when he asks what they're doing on his balcony. #WritersRoad


@teetate And...?! #WritersRoad


They jump off the balcony, three stories down and disappear into the French Quarter crowd. #WritersRoad


They jump off the balcony, three stories down and disappear into the French Quarter crowd. #WritersRoad


All these things are documented. And are scary as hell! #WritersRoad


@teetate No way! True story? #WritersRoad


@teetate What the? #WritersRoad what are they?


@teetate So they were undead to begin with? No way! #WritersRoad





@HeatherMcCorkle yeah. That was one of the stories on the vampire tour. I'm telling you. That tour scared the crap outta me #WritersRoad



@teetate Moral of the story...beware New Orleans! ;) #writersroad


I don't know, I've read a lot of scary books an all it did was first make me a jumpy person, then desensitized me #writersroad


Seems that the key to "scary" stories is not so much the ick or creep factor, but the tension of the suspense. #WritersRoad



@LM_Preston True. The challenge is coming up with new ways to freak out readers. #WritersRoad


There were all sorts of creepy stories about that place. I lived there for 7 months. The creep factor was high the entire time. #WritersRoad



@chrstinef I used to want to work in forensics. SO glad I didn't go into it though. *shivers*


@chrstinef being a Profiler isn't as glamourous as you think, lol! Have a friend that did it. Writing Thrillers more exciting #Writersroad


Yeah, have to freak out readers that love the genre and expect their horror to be smart and unpredictable #writersroad @HeatherMcCorkle