SCREAM THE HALLS HOLIDAY PROMOTION

I have found one of the creepiest, eeriest groups of horror authors. Join us and sample our goodies if you want to tremble and shake while reading with the lights on. We’ll begin with a short introduction for each author and their spotlighted book. William Schumpert and I will be offering free ebooks. If you’d like one, post your comments. We’re eager to hear from you.

Paranormal Author Susanne Leist

A career in writing has been an enormous leap for me. After leaving my first career in finance, I pursued my dream of writing. I do not regret my foray into literature for one moment. I write every day and have even tried my hand at poetry. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s too late in life to try something different. It is never too late to follow your heart.

THE DEAD GAME SERIES brings fantasy and surrealism to the classic murder mystery with dead bodies, suspects, and clues. In addition, it offers vampires, vampire derivatives, and a touch of romance to spice the motley mix.

My new release, MEET ME IN MAINE, is the first book in THE BLUE HARBOR SERIES. A seaside town in Maine provides the backdrop for murder, mystery, and romance. Love falters and flourishes as the residents fight the persistent evil plaguing their small-town lives.

Sit back, put up your feet, and let me bring mystery and romance to your lives.

MEET ME IN MAINE

5-Star Amazon Review

5.0 out of 5 stars The quiet life, that isn’t. Yikes

Author Susanne Leist begins The Blue Harbor Series with a bang. Elizabeth Reading’s boyfriend, Martin, moves out. This gives Scarlett Harding, Elizabeth’s best friend, the chance to move to a small town. She announces a serious relocation to Blue Harbor, Maine. The goal is for these best friends to buy and run a
quaint bed and breakfast, a major shift from their busy city lives. A fresh start.

The two women arrive in town ready to settle in. Arriving at the rental place Scarlett arranged, the girls get move-in help from a tall handsome local named David. The sparks pass between them with dinner arranged for the next evening.

“Scarlett hurried through the narrow hallway to the right. “Isn’t this an awesome apartment?”
She disappeared into the first bedroom. I glanced into the two identical bedrooms before wandering to the end of the hall and entering the small den overlooking a compact lawn. David joined me at the rear window.

“I’ll collect the bags from the porch.” When I spun to him, he took my hand and raised it to his lips. “I’m happy I walked Stella on this block today. I got a feeling.”
“A feeling?”
He grinned. “I get those.”
“What other feelings do you get?”
“Let me see.” David paused as his thumb rubbed the inside of my wrist. “I got a feeling you’ll enjoy the French cuisine at the restaurant I picked for tomorrow evening.”

The fast pace of this story puts the reader next to the girls as they find beautiful quiet surroundings, handsome men at every turn, spirits, and murders. Lots of death. A twist also includes an ominous Indian curse placed on the original settlers waiting to pounce on the current town’s descendants. Elizabeth and Scarlett are not willing to give up their dreams, but they decide they can only trust each other as lies are exposed.

From the time these girls go for their first ice cream, a treat for completing the move, Author Leist turns up the action and the heat. Her world-building and characters are brought alive with realistic interactions. I enjoyed all the people, places, and things as I became immersed in the town.

Readers who love fantasy, romance, chaos, and murders will enjoy this page-turner. This page turner grabs your attention to the very end. I enjoy Susanne’s writing, and this series promises to be as compelling as her writing in The Dead Game series.

LINKS

Amazon author page https://www.amazon.com/Susanne-Leist/e/B00F253FE6/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1

Website https://www.susanneleist.com

Twitter https://twitter.com/SusanneLeist

Meet Me In Maine

Amazon   amzn.to/3z0EcsQ

Nook       https://bit.ly/3gj85hz

Kobo       https://bit.ly/3grfqL6

Ibooks     https://books.apple.com/us/book/meet-me-in-maine-book-one-of-the-blue-harbor-series/id1572019658

Horror Author & Blogger Christopher Zisi

Max Gunssler is the pen name of Christopher Zisi.  Under the Max Gunssler name, horror writer and blogger Christopher Zisi publishes pulp/exploitation novels.  Mr. Zisi produces the horror film blog Zisi Emporium for B Movies ( zisiemporium.blogspot.com ) and can be found on Twitter ( @cjzisi ).  The author is a retired FBI agent (25 years) and a graduate of Boston College and Tulane Law School.  After retiring from the FBI in 2015, he spends all his time traveling and writing horror.  He has two grown children and lives on his estate in central Virginia.

SLAUGHTER OF THE DANGER DAMES

Four of the sexiest assassins in the world are all that’s left of the ruthless Danger Dames. Someone is slaughtering the Danger Dames and the four remaining beauties become hunted damsels. The sultry quartet are lured to a deserted island where they believe their enemy is headquartered. Alas, the Dames have been betrayed by their employer, the CIA, and ambushed in the South Pacific. The assassins are now strung up for rape, torture, humiliation, and execution. The beset lovelies must find a way to escape, kill their nemesis, and journey back home to deal with the government creeps that set them up for decapitation. To do that, the Dames will need to use all their seduction and lethal killing skills against forces bent on their annihilation.

5-Star Amazon Review

Slaughter of the Danger Dames, is another excellently written tale. This book is fast paced, with assassins unlike anything you’ve ever read before. It’ll blow you away, be careful not to get in the way of any of them, least if you want to keep your head. Make friends with them, if you want to stay alive. Filled with gratifying gore to satisfy you in everyway. Something I particularly loved. Nothing beats a blood bath to get your heart racing. You’ll get to know each of the dames, and you might just side with them, I know I did. They are evil, they are deadly. They will – well I won’t say, you’ll have to read it to find out. Be warned, scenes within the story are graphic, and excellently told. The author has done an exceptional job of story telling, that will hold your attention. Pages turn quickly. A must read for all fans who love gore, eroticism, and great characters. You’ll never look at assassins the same, ever again!

Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Max-Gunssler/e/B0956BMF8Y?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1639085342&sr=1-1

Horror Author Ellie Douglas

Ellie Douglas is a Kiwi, born and raised in New Zealand.

She’s addicted to everything related to Horror. Her love affair with horror led her to write award-winning horror fiction, and there’s always more of that on the way. She enjoys creating strong characters who rise above their ordinary lives in their quests to survive and prevail. She strives to give her readers amazing stories that she herself would read.

Being a natural Creative, she also has adult coloring books, themed journals, children’s books, and an online casino slot game in her repertoire; but her main focus is on her horror tales. She’s also available to make book covers, banners, logos, video trailers, and animation.

Her ultimate aim is to give back, by entertaining her audience, paying it forward by helping others, and constantly bettering herself. She donates what spare time she has to volunteer work with autistic children.

Ellie would love to frighten you out of your wits! Connect with her at http://www.authorellie.com/

PHANTASMA: FORGET THE FUTURE! FORGET THE PAST!

Set in Ohio, the story tells of the haunting tale of newly weds, Liam and Zoey Hall. After moving into their dream home, the Ohio couple started to feel as though they were being watched, stalked and taunted.

Unable to find any evidence of this, they tried to carry on as normal. Only to experience traumatizing apparitions that appeared during the night and day.

Not wanting to give up their home, they do everything to get rid of the unwanted spirits, but the phantasm has other plans.

Unheard and unseen, they find themselves trapped. Fighting an invisible force that should never have been fought with.

Flee their home? Or find a way to evict the most unwanted, uninvited guest on the planet.

Can they do this? 

Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Ellie-Douglas/e/B01GCA3H9M?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_6&qid=1639085427&sr=1-6

Horror Author William Schumpert

THE LAKEFRONT

A ghost story weaving of mystery and suspense…

Matt was always fond of River Falls after leaving to live in the city. Eager to visit the countryside he grew up in he drove in anticipation to his old home by the lake. The home he loved, and to be with family once again.

The memories of that warm, summer day by the lake. That special birthday he always cherished…. but along the way he finds a lost child. One who is also making his way to River Falls. And as hard as Matt tried to drive through that horrendous storm his car crashed.

He checked on the boy- but he wasn’t in the car! He leaves to find him, relieved that he found River Falls. 

Yet he finds that his old home is not what it used to be…

Haunted by a bizarre atmosphere and mysterious creatures in the very bellows of Hell. All while a child’s life hangs on the balance of intricate madness-

What nightmares lie in the fog?

“But that shadow- that foreboding presence… As hard as I tried I could not ignore its presence… there had to be an end to it! For God’s sake there must be an end to this menacing chaos!”

5-Star Goodreads Review

The Lakeside is about a guy named Matt he is on his way to his childhood Hometown and he wants to pay his family a visit since he has been so busy with city life and his job . On the way he reminiscences his childhood memories for example how he met his best pal whom was a chubby kid he met near the lakeside also how he spent his birthday with his mom and sister of course his father had died before he was born so he knew nth about him !

the weather is stormy and rainy and there are fogs everywhere which made me sense a Gothic aura kind of similar to that of Frankenstein story , then things happen on his way to his hometown and the moment he finally reaches there we have our first encounter with what he seems to be afraid of . page by page the story becomes darker and more interesting.

I have to say this was one of the best horror stories I’ve ever read ! Beautiful sceneries and description of them and the significance of the Lakeside . Everything was perfect in my opinion ! I loved it.

And for your listening pleasure, the author reads the book on audio.

https://www.amazon.com/The-Lakefront/dp/B09CG7FW24/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0

Horror Author Kit Reed

DARK CHAOS

The story of two star-crossed lovers, He, a mystical guardian who has protected the world from mystical threats since the American Civil War. She is a determined agent for the SPCA, the department of the mystical threats to the United States. Both of them connected by magic and time lost love. Together they must save the world from a threat beyond the imagination of man and the darkest terror of the gods.

Don’t miss the second installment in Kit Reed’s exciting new short fiction series Zombie Squad! Can Silversi save an up-and-coming rock star? And what will it cost him?

Get both Zombie Squad stories along with Kit’s Apocalypse Diaries at https://allthehorror18.wixsite.com/event/kit-reed

@RRBC_Org 48-HOUR MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

Hello, friends!

Today is your lucky day! I am a proud member of the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB and for the next 48 hours (11/15 through 11/17) there is a $25 discount on any membership tier when you join the club!

We aren’t just an organization where you add your name to our roster, and then you disappear.  We are the club that supports our members in numerous ways! Here are just a few…

-We purchase, read, and review our fellow member books that are listed in the catalog.

-We promote our fellow members and their books on social media, just as hard as we promote ourselves.

-We promote our members with interviews via our RAVE WAVES Talk Radio Shows for RRBC members only.  Books are always being purchased during those interviews!

-We keep our fellow members lifted and promoted even when they can’t promote themselves (in the event of personal emergencies, illness, etc.)

-We have a hard-working Tweet Support Team, promoting our members and their books daily.

-At RRBC, we believe that “each one should teach one,” therefore, we don’t compete against each other.  We lift as we climb.

There are so many more awesome ways that being a member of RRBC has benefitted me and I would love to share them all with you.  Do you have questions?  Just ask me! 

RRBC is such a fun place to belong!  We’re not just about books, you know, we’re also about making beneficial connections and lifelong friendships!

Today, Monday, 11/15 through Wednesday, 11/17 are our Recruitment Days and when you join, please list my name on your membership application as the person who referred you, as I’ll get a special prize!  You can join here > RaveReviewsBookClub.wordpress.com/rrbc-join-renew

If you have specific questions regarding membership, please reach out to Paula, our Club Personal Asst!  She’s a whole lot of awesome!

I hope to see you on the other side of membership soon and your books in the catalog!

Thank you for sharing this page to your social media platforms for me!

RRBC’s 6th Annual Writers’  Conference & Book Expo

Join me at RRBC’s 6th Annual Writers’  Conference & Book Expo.


There will be games, prizes, surprises and other goodies. Be sure to visit each Author Booth, take a look around, and then leave a comment for your chance to win each Author Booth’s door prize.

 
There is a Scavenger Hunt Game to play, a 2 Truths & a Lie Game to play and more. In each Author Booth, you will find a clue. If you find the correct answer to all the clues and are the first to submit your answers, you could be the winner of an awesome prize.

  
If you’re into BINGO, purchase your BINGO cards and join us for a game or two.


And what we wait for every year – our RAFFLE– is back.  We raffle (7) $100 Amazon gift cards, and this is open to the public. Raffle tickets are only $5. Some of the cards include additional goodies like other gift certificates, ebooks, and more.  Enter for your chance to win one or more of these $100 Amazon gift card gift baskets.  The more tickets you buy, the greater your chances of winning.


This year for the first time ever, we’ve added our BEST BOOK COVER CONTEST. Share your comments with us and let us know which one you think is best. Meet Me In Maine is entered in the contest.

https://rrbcwritersconferencebookexpo21.wordpress.com/rrbc-wcbe21-book-cover-contest/

Click for a full ITINERARY OF EVENTS!  

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

Thank you, Dawn, for the Author Spotlight!

Dawn’s Book Reviews

#SpotlightSunday THREAD – for authors who don’t get enough recognition

This week’s #SpotlightSunday features Susanne Leist (@SusanneLeist). Susanne is the author of “The Dead Game” series, which combines paranormal mystery, suspense, and a pinch or two of romance. There are currently 3 books in the series.You can read Susanne’s bio here: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7336492.Susanne_Leist

So, let’s explore the books!

“The Dead Game” is the first book in “The Dead Game” series. It was a fast and enjoyable read, with well-crafted characters. Susanne takes the haunted house theme to a whole new level, and has created a story that delivers far more than the blurb promises! Don’t take my word for it though – get your copy as soon as you can!

“Prey for the Dead” (book 2) and “The Dead at Heart” (book 3) are on my to-be-read list, and I’m hoping to get to them very soon. I have it on good authority that these 2 books are just as good (if not better) than the first. Book 2 centres around the main character from the first book (“Linda”), while book 3 makes “Shana” the main focus – and I’m very much looking forward to catching up with them!

Please do check out Susanne’s work – and don’t forget to leave a review!

Here are some links to get you started:

Author website: https://www.susanneleist.com/

Amazon Author page  https://www.amazon.com/Susanne-Leist/e/B00F253FE6

Amazon (UK) author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/…/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1

Author Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7336492.Susanne_Leist

Twitter  https://twitter.com/SusanneLeist

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/susanne.leist.98

Instagram   https://www.instagram.com/susanne.leist/

Bookbub      https://www.bookbub.com/profile/susanne-leist

Linkedin     https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanne-leist-1000/

Pinterest   https://www.pinterest.com/susanneleist98/

Welcome to the GHOSTLY INTERFERENCE 1 Day/5 Blog Tour! @JanSikes3 @4WillsPub @4WP11 @RRBC_Org @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC #RWISA

Win (2) e-book copies of GHOSTLY INTERFERENCE

THE THREE P’S

Hello, everyone, and welcome to one of my last blog posts on the Ghostly Interference book tour! It’s an honor to be here, and I’m happy to announce that Ghostly Interference is currently on sale through January 22nd!

Today I want to talk about something I’ve learned over the years that deserves to be shared.

The three P’s – Patience – Persistence – Practice

Patience:

When you begin any writing journey, whether it be a short story or novel, be patient with yourself and with the process. Rushing through any part of the story creation will not yield a great story. The reader will feel the rushing and miss out on the depth that your story or character needs. Be patient when life interferes with your writing time. It will happen. Be patient when you get stuck in a scene and spend your entire allotted writing time wrestling with a paragraph. It will unfold. Be patient when your characters invade your life and keep you awake at night. And most of all, be patient with what your body needs. Sitting for long periods is not healthy. So, when your back starts to ache and your butt feels glued to the chair, be patient. Give yourself a break. Take a short walk, do ten minutes of yoga, or simply stand and stretch. Another excellent and super affordable alternative is an adjustable desktop that will allow you to stand and work.

Persistence:

Writing a book is not easy. Coming up with a fantastic story idea that gets your blood rushing through your veins is so energizing. But it takes persistence to stick with the process of transferring those vivid images in your head to the written word. It takes persistence to keep going when you feel overwhelmed. It takes persistence to stick it out to the end. Without persistence, you’ll never write those coveted two words, “The End.”

Practice:

While there are many aspects of the craft of writing you can learn by taking classes, reading books by experts, and sitting in on workshops, nothing replaces the value of practice. The old saying, ‘practice makes perfect,’ fits here. The more you write, the better you will get. You will learn to recognize weak verbs and how to replace them with power words. You will learn to spot repetition when you tend to use a crutch word over and over throughout the manuscript. You will get proficient at forming sentences that convey your thoughts in a concise and visual way and avoid passive writing. Scenes that move a story forward are essential in telling any story. Learning to spot the scenes that do nothing to advance the story comes from practice. The experts say to write every day. That doesn’t mean you must work on your WIP every day. It means you must write something every day. I would venture to say that most of us do that either through social media posts, blogs, or emails. Learn to look back over what you’ve written before you hit the ‘send’ button. When I’m in a hurry, I often fail to see a glaring typo, and I hate that. Everything we write reflects on us as authors. Think about that. If you consistently post sentences with typos, it will deter possible new readers from picking up your book. When I became a member of RWISA, that idea firmly cemented itself in me. I never want to write anything that would reflect poorly on that professional organization. It held my feet to the fire in a good way.

So, be persistent, be patient, and practice as you grow in this beautiful art form of writing. It will pay off.

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

BOOK BLURB

Jag Peters has one goal in his quiet, comfortable life—to keep his karma slate wiped clean. A near-miss crash with a candy apple red Harley threatens to upend his safe world. He tracks down the rider to apologize properly. Slipping into a seedy biker bar, he discovers the rider isn’t a “he”, it’s a “she”, a dark-haired beauty.

Rena Jett is a troubled soul, who lives in a rough world. She wants no part of Jag’s apology, but even while she pushes him away, she is attracted to him. When he claims to see a ghost—her brother—can she trust him? And could her brother’s final gift, a magical rune stone with the symbol for “happily ever after” have the power to heal her wounds and allow opposites to find common ground—perhaps even love?

BOOK TRAILER LINK: https://youtu.be/NHaLVSe_flI

BOOK PURCHASE LINKS:

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Ghostly-Interference-White-Rune-Sikes-ebook/dp/B08KW1KFMW/

BARNES & NOBLE: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ghostly-interference-jan-sikes/1137871003?

KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/ghostly-interference

iTUNES: https://books.apple.com/us/book/ghostly-interference/id1535082886

GOOGLE PLAY: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=PCwNEAAAQBAJ

JAN SIKES SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

http://www.jansikes.com

https://jansikesblog.com/

https://jansikesblog.com/

http://www.facebook.com/AuthorJanSikesBooks

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00CS9K8DK  (Author Page)

To follow along with the rest of the tour, please visit the authors’ tour page on the 4WillsPublishing site for the additional stops that are all going on today.  If you’d like to book your own blog tour and have your book promoted in similar grand fashion, please click HEREThanks for supporting these authors and their work!

THE CARD YOU’RE DEALT

At Oasis, time moves forward or back,

depending upon the card dealt from the stack.

♣️

PREY FOR THE DEAD

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http://bit.ly/2XCDuD7

PAST THE POINT OF NO RETURN

Down the rabbit hole we go.
Far beneath the earth’s surface.
Where The Dead wait for their savior.
We fall farther.
Deeper.
Past the point of no return.

PREY FOR THE DEAD

by Susanne Leist

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LIGHT MY FIRE

Come on, baby, light my fire.

Please don’t inflame my ire.

A vampire I might be,

I still want you with me.

THE DEAD GAME

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