Spooktacular Giveaway Blog Hop!
Hey! Welcome to my page for the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop! The past few hops, I’ve given away ebooks. This time I’m going to give away your choice of a paperback, and a whole lotta fun holiday swag. What’s better than a book in the mail? A book plus fun Halloween treats! No candy, but fun nonetheless.
In TROLL OR DERBY, fifteen year old Roller Deb is singled out by town bullies for both her skates, and for being different. When her popular homecoming queen of a sister is kidnapped by a scuzzy drug dealer, Deb must flee the trailer park in which she’s grown up, and rescue her. Along the way, Deb becomes enmeshed in the magical realm of trolls and fairies, and the blood-thirsty version of roller derby at which these beings excel. But spending too much time among the fairies comes with a price. Will Deb choose to save her sister, with the aid of a mysterious troll? Or will she be lost to the lures of roller derby, and the blonde temptress April, forever?
A brooding monster. A quirky professor. A small Indiana town with a soul of its own.
Imagine if the writers of Northern Exposure sat down with Stephen King and decided to craft a dark fantasy thriller starring absent-minded academians, every day goofballs, and a dark fantasy creature for good measure. Pondering big picture questions like “Why am I here?” and “Does Love Conquer All?” has never been so fun.
That’s THIS BRILLIANT DARKNESS, the top-rated dark fantasy debut novel by the author of TROLL OR DERBY, Red Tash.
Nothing is as it seems to be, and no one behaves in ways characters are “supposed” to act. How will it end? It’s anyone’s guess, in a book that keeps you turning pages, racing to find out what will happen next.
Christine Grace finds her predictable scholarly life comforting, if a bit boring. Her live-in boyfriend presses her for marriage, but she’s too philosophically inclined to take an interest. So, really, why does she suddenly start imagining things in the window’s reflection? Is time truly starting and stopping all around her, or is she inexplicably cracking up?
Greachin is an age-old being so tortured by his own karmic cycle that he no longer knows how to connect, except to identify potential threats through the cosmic ripples of space. When he zeroes in on Christine Grace, he experiences second thoughts for the first time in millenia. Will he go through with his grisly plan of murder and destruction?
And what of these other characters—an aging physicist of ill-repute, a stubborn monk who takes his vow of silence too far, and a time-shifting star visible only from Bloomington? What a tangled web we weave, when monsters practice to deceive. Dive into This Brilliant Darkness, and follow the journeys of these characters, from Britain to the Heartland, from January’s snowfall to Halloween’s costumed festivities.
THIS BRILLIANT DARKNESS is a smart, karmic mystery populated by lovable brainy characters. Climb on, strap in, and hold tight.
$10.99, 32 reviews and a 4.5 star average, this book climaxes on Halloween night! It’s fast-paced and jumps from character to character with each chapter.
This Brilliant Darkness is a different book, and for some readers it is somewhat challenging. Still, that has not kept it from being on the Dark Fantasy Top Rated charts for over one year. It has often been in the top ten. Those who love it, love it. Those who don’t, do not!
So those are your two choices: Troll Or Derby, or This Brilliant Darkness.
Which would you rather read? Tell me why one or the other appeals to you, and leave me your email address in the comments so I can contact you if you win. That’s it! You’re entered!
There are 500 blogs in this hop! OMG! Have fun, don’t take any apples from anyone, and keep those flashlights turned on!