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Midnight Thrills, Midnight Chills

 

Welcome to The HORROR/THRILLER B2B CYBER CONVENTION and EXPO 2018. 

This is the link to the B2B CONVENTION Website:  http://b2bcycon.com

And this is the link to the CYBER CONVENTION ON GOODREADS:  https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/154267-brain-to-books-cyber-convention-fairgrounds

 

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You will meet authors of all genres at the B2BCYCON, but here we focus on the scary and the bloody that authors of horrors and thrillers enjoy dabbling their fingers in.

 

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My book, The Dead Game, falls into this creepy category. With vampires, human vampires, and plenty of gore, it will take you to the dark side.

Be sure and visit my virtual booth at the B2B CONVENTION ON GOODREADS. I will be awarding books for playing my games. And if you’ve read The Dead Game, you already know that The Dead love their fun and games–preferably at night.

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/19252225-susanne-leist–paranormal-thriller-author

 

Come One, Come All to the Greatest Book on Earth!

The games will be dark.

They will be scary.

For The Dead take no hostages.

Stand back.

Eyes wide open.

And enjoy!

 

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Enter this link for a peek into book two coming this summer:

 THE DEAD RETURN TO OASIS FOR BOOK TWO

 

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BLOG HOP BOOK INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

 

1- Describe your main character in one or two sentences.

 

Linda wants a peaceful life for herself and her friends. She wants happiness above all else and sometimes tries too hard to achieve it.

 

2- Which one word would you use to describe your antagonist? Now, which word would your antagonist use to describe him or herself?

 

Todd is decisive. He would call himself a leader. He is a born leader.

 

3- What’s the worst thing your main character has done?

 

Linda agrees to go along with Shana’s plan of confronting Wolf in his home without backup.

 

4- What is the most prized possession of your antagonist? And why?

 

Linda loves her books. They allow her to escape from reality.

 

5- What is the one part of your book that you, as the author, like best?

 

I like all of it since I wrote it. If I were to pick one scene, it would be the party in the glass house. As snow falls outside, the guests dance around the lifelike ice sculptures of people.

 

After the questions, you will do a one paragraph reading of a beginning of a chapter (any chapter, author’s choice). Remember no graphic sex or violence.

 

The next morning, Louise arrived early at her store. As soon as she stepped through the doorway, she sensed that something was wrong: the air was frigid, and the lights wouldn’t turn on. From the corner of her eye, she noticed a shadow pass by her. She was terrified that the creeping shadows were now stalking her inside and in the daylight.

 

Turning to leave the store, she grabbed the door handle but found that it wouldn’t budge in either direction. Staring through the door’s plate glass window, she saw that the town was deserted. All the other stores along Main Street were still closed, except for the sheriff’s office, which was too far away to be of any help. She was all alone with no one around to save her. If she cried out for help, no one could hear her. She felt panic beginning to overwhelm her.

 

She couldn’t breathe; it felt like all the oxygen in the room had been sucked out. Panicking, she gasped for air, but there didn’t seem to be any left in the locked store.

 

THE VILLAIN CRAWL Blog Tour:

Join our tour through the websites and blogs of horrors and thrillers. Follow the chain that will bring you chills and thrills from leading authors of the occult, paranormal, and horror.

The villain from The Dead Game, Charles Wolf, teases and charms Linda Bennett. Will she allow herself to fall for a vampire, or will she choose a human-vampire? 

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Want to meet more villains from other awesome Urban Fantasy writers? The Villain Crawl continues…

 

Author K. Matt on Welcome to Hell Bent

Three brief interviews with three different villains: a genetically-altered serial killer, a centuries-old, supreme luddite of a mage, and a cyborg/arms dealer.

 

Author Debbie Manber Kupfer on Paws 4 Thought

Alistair is a werewolf seeking justice. When his mentor sends him on his first mission, he knows who the victim must be.

 

Author Maaja Wentz on Maaja Wentz

Necromancers are the unsung heroes of the undead world in FEEDING FRENZY. Find out why you should worship the fungus among us when the Entity rises!

 

Author Rebekah Jonesy on Heart Strong

Leucosia, siren daughter of Achelous, is sick. And very hungry. With her health deteriorating she is forced to subsist on the softest human flesh, but she has a plan.

 

Author Aziza Sphinx from on Aziza Sphinx Into the Dark

My name is Emiliano Ortega. I didn’t ask to be a paw in Truth’s game yet here I am playing the Reaper when all I want to do is sleep.

 

Author Anastasia Poirier on Anastasia Poirier Author and Editor

My main antagonist is Ecrin. Her villainous path is a bit ambiguous. She’s good and she’s bad…but the why remains to be revealed. Mostly, she’s misunderstood and she’s acting out of desperation. I modeled her appearance after Tilda Swinton’s character in The Only Lovers Left Alive.

 

Author Tiffany Apan on My Haven on this Desolate Terrain

A 19th century Romanian aristocrat who takes pleasure in seeing those beneath him suffer…

 

 

Horror/Thriller Website Tour Authors

A. F. Stewart

K. Matt

Carmilla Voiez

Naching Kassa

KM Pohlkamp

Alice de Sampaio Kalkuhl

Brenda Mohamed

Susanne Leist

Tiffany Apan

C. Bilic

THRILLS AND CHILLS AND FUN FOR ALL!

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THE CANDLE FLICKERS

 

 

The candle flickers.

The music plays softly.

In an empty house.

The piano keys pound faster.

The wind screams louder.

The games are about to begin.

 

THE DEAD GAME 

 

HEAR THE WHISPERS

 

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The peace.

The quiet.

The silence.

The hush of the hallways.

The smell of books.

The taunt of knowledge.

Sit at a table.

Sit by the stacks.

Sit in the corner.

Feel the adventure.

Live the history.

Learn about life.

THE OLD BOOKSTORE

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“The old bookstore.
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Why don’t we have these anymore?
Books covering ceiling to floor.
Happiness between the binding.
What a perfect and safe finding.
Read in the candlelight.
Nothing can be as right.
Pictures and words before my...

 

aurelielise-anne:

The old bookstore.

 

Why don’t we have these anymore?

Books covering ceiling to floor.

Happiness between the binding.

What a perfect and safe finding.

Read in the candlelight.

Nothing can be as right.

Pictures and words before my eyes.

Reading about truth and some lies.

You’ll definitely find me hiding.

The tall shelves of books I’ll be minding.

 

Author, Susanne Leist – #RRBC

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Door prizes: e-book copies of “THE DEAD GAME” (4 Winners)

Bio:

I have always loved to read. I grew up with Agatha Christie, Alistair Maclean and many other authors who filled my imagination with intrigue and mystery. The TV show, Murder She Wrote, kept me entertained when I was not reading late into the night.
Over the years, my taste in books has expanded to include the supernatural and paranormal genres as reflected in my selection of shows, such as Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, and The Originals.

My first book, The Dead Game, is a paranormal suspense/mystery. It brings fantasy and the surreal to the simple murder mystery. It has dead bodies and suspects. However, it also has vampires, vampire derivatives, and a touch of romance to spice up the mix.

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

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“THE DEAD GAME”

The Dead Game by Susanne Leist

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SCAVENGER HUNT Clue: Which RWISA Member put a P in Silent?

WHY DO WE WRITE?

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WHY DO WE WRITE?

Our minds want more.
We need to explore the world.
To explore the unknown.

If we can’t fulfill our dreams in our daily lives,
Then we can fulfill them in our writing.
Stories about love, evil creatures, and deadly games.

I’ve always wanted to live in a small town.
So I created a small town in my book
And called it, Oasis.

I love to read books.
The main character moves to Oasis
And opens a bookstore.

You get the idea.
The main character, Linda,
Is living my dream life.

My mind takes a dark turn.
Life is too good and care-free.
Oasis needs a darker side.

The original residents live in a forest
And only come out at night.
This is when the fun and games begin.

Do you see where this is going?
If not, you can always read my book.
I finally got my small town,
Where fantasies come true,
And some just don’t.

Bill Clinton, James Patterson Team Up for Novel

Truly Amazing!

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton, James Patterson Team Up for Novel

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/73518-bill-clinton-james-patterson-team-up-for-novel.html

 

One of the country’s biggest bestselling authors is teaming up with a former president to write a new novel that will be copublished by two of the Big Five trade houses.

In a joint announcement, the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group and the Hachette Book Group announced that former President Bill Clinton and James Patterson have begun work on a novel called The President Is Missing. The book, which is being edited by Knopf chairman Sonny Mehta and HBG CEO Michael Pietsch, is scheduled to be released in June 2018.

Knopf is Bill Clinton’s long-time publisher, having released three of his books, including 2004’s My Life. The prolific Patterson has a 16-person team at HBG’s Little, Brown division that works on his adult titles, as well as his children’s books.

Clinton and Patterson met on a golf course about 10 years ago and have been friends since. The idea to work on a book together came from Washington, D.C.-based attorney Bob Barnett, who suggested the two join forces on a book. Mehta and Pietsch acquired world rights to the book–excluding the U.K. and Commonwealth, where Century will release the book–from Barnett.

The publishers said the novel will be “informed by insider details that only a President can know.” For his part, Clinton said: “Working on a book about a sitting President—drawing on what I know about the job, life in the White House, and the way Washington works—has been a lot of fun.” Patterson said he has enjoyed the collaboration. “Working with President Clinton has been the highlight of my career, and having access to his first-hand experience has uniquely informed the writing of this novel.”

Knopf’s Paul Bogaards said Knopf and HBG worked seamlessly in getting the deal done. “When you have two accomplished publishing teams working together on a project, decisions are arrived at collaboratively and without impediment.”

While Bogaards acknowledged that cross-publisher contact has been minimal in the early stages of the project, he said this will change as the book moves forward. Certain responsibilities, for example, have already been assigned; HBG will sell the book to retailers, while Knopf is handling foreign rights.

 

RRBC Springtime Book & Block Party Blog Tour

 

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Welcome to the Rave Reviews Book Club Springtime Book & Block Party.

Location: Woodmere, New York

I will be giving away 3 e-books of The Dead Game.

Number of winners for this stop: 3

To be entered into this Giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment.

If you love games & fun, then join us!

On this stop you must battle to win the prizes. A battle of the wits!

In addition to the 3 e-books awarded by the Blog Tour, I will be awarding 3

more e-books for the best answers.

6 e-books, in total, will be given away.

 

Are you ready?

 

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First, A Little About Me

I grew up in Brooklyn, New York. I graduated with an MBA in Finance. Over the years, I felt something lacking in my life. An outlet for my creativity.

I’ve always loved to read. I grew up with Agatha Christie, Alistair Maclean and so many others who filled my imagination with intrigue and mystery. The TV show, Murder She Wrote, kept me entertained when I wasn’t reading late into the night.

In recent years, my taste in books has broadened to include the supernatural and paranormal genres, which is reflected in my new selection of shows, such as Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals.

My first book, The Dead Game, is a paranormal suspense/mystery. I’ve brought together all of my favorites and created an enticing package of mystery, paranormal and horror. It brings fantasy and the surreal to the simple murder mystery. It has dead bodies and suspects. However, it also has humans, vampires and vampire derivatives. A touch of romance is thrown in to spice up the mix.

 

Time for our games! You can leave as many answers as you like to each question.

 

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Come One, Come All to the Greatest Book on Earth!

The games will be dark.

They will be scary.

The Dead take no hostages.

Stand back.

Eyes wide open.

And enjoy!

 

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THE DEAD GAME

Linda moves to a seaside town to live a quiet life. She opens a bookstore and makes new friends. Life is simple–that is until the dead body washes up on shore. Linda is horrified to find that dead bodies and disappearing tourists are common for this small town. As soon as the sun sets, the residents and tourists are stalked by dark shadows. But this is only the beginning.

Linda and her friends receive an unsigned invitation to a party at a deserted house. They are pursued through revolving rooms and dangerous traps, barely escaping with their lives. Two of their own remain trapped in the house. Or so they think.

They must embark on a difficult journey, chased by unnatural creatures, not knowing whom to trust, to uncover the one controlling the game and everyone in town. Who are The Dead? Are they humans or vampires? Or a combination of both? Will Linda and Todd find love?

The Dead Game has begun.

Kindle

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Nook

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GAME 1

Three doors are waiting to be opened in the basement of End House. After trudging through a pool of water with descending circular saws and falling cages, Linda and her friends must find a way out of the evil house. What would you expect to find behind these doors? You are only limited by your imagination.

The best answer wins a kindle copy of The Dead Game.

Good luck!

 

 

WINTER FANTASY

GAME 2

A ball in a glass house.

Nothing can be as nice.

Snow falling on the trees.

Whispers in the soft breeze.

Snow falls on the small town of Oasis, Florida. The young residents arrive at the glass house dressed for the ball. Linda dances The Waltz with Todd, unaware of the dark undercurrents flowing through the cold room. Foreign visitors soon join the party. At midnight, the dance floor clears. The original residents keep many secrets but none as deadly as the meeting being held on the floor above.

What secret is the town protecting? Best answer wins.

 

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GAME 3

I am presently writing the second book of The Dead Game series. The Dead return to Oasis with a vengeance. They bring horror to a new level.

But I need a title for this book. I would like to use the words, “The Dead,” in the name. Whoever gives the best answer will win a kindle copy of The Dead Game. I might even use it as the title of my book. If that happens, I will award a signed copy of my book.

 

Thinking caps on everyone!

 

Thank you for joining our games.

 

Don’t forget to stop in and check out the other tour stops at https://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/rrbc-2017-springtime-book-blog-block-party/

THE WINNERS ARE:

I received so many great answers to my questions that it was hard for me to choose only three. These are worthy winners for many reasons.

  1. Nancy Burgess for her answer about a portal deep in the forest. Little does she know, but book 2 traps characters in a time portal in the woods behind Oasis.
  2. Mary Schmidt for The Dead Awaken. I’m thinking about that one. Her answer about an icy staircase and cold furniture is creepily close to the rooms in Oasis’ glass house.
  3. Larry Landgraf for The Dead Rule. One of my new top choices. 

THE BRAIN to BOOKS CYBER CONVENTION BLOG HOP!

Join our Blog Hop as we share tales of mystery, suspense, romance and adventure. Hop from one to the next. Each stop will having something unique to offer.

http://b2bcycon.com/blog-hop/

Check out Ann Swann, a fellow author of paranormal, mystery and suspense at https://annswann.blogspot.com  

Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so you won’t miss out on future events and giveaways!

I will be giving out pdf copies of my book to those who are interested. And I hope plenty of you are. Don’t hesitate to join the fun!

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My love of mysteries and the supernatural has led me to write the paranormal suspense “The Dead Game.” It has vampires, human vampires, murder, mystery, romance and much more. Welcome to my world.

Susanne Leist, Author of The Dead Game

 

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Welcome to Oasis, Florida where the grass is greener and the ocean is bluer. The tides rush in at night, bringing unwelcome visitors to shore. They drift through town disguised as dark shadows. Tourists and residents can feel their ungodly presence in the growing winds.

Linda and her friends are forced to face the evil creatures after being invited to a mysterious party at the deserted End House. They flee the scene of horrors, leaving two of their own trapped inside. 

It is now up to Linda and her fellow residents to seek out and destroy the evil intent on destroying their once peaceful little town. Do they succeed? Do they find their friends? Do they bring the evil one to the light of day? 

Read and find out.

The Dead Game has begun.

 

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I’ve written poetry about my book and its unusual cast of characters.

I will share two with you:

 

From under the sea

they have come for me.

Rising from the deep

they come when I sleep.

 

Through the small town, they roam

looking for a new home.

Blending with tourists at day

but at night they get to play.

 

Blood-thirsty as they are

they don’t have to go far.

They take sustenance within reach

leaving dead bodies on the beach.

 

Tourists flee the hotel

before they’re doomed to hell.

The evil one walks tall.

Our town will surely fall.

THE DEAD GAME

 

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MY BEAUTIFUL TOWN


Oh, beautiful town of mine.

With beaches and white sand so fine.

Views to take your breath away.

For the tourists want to play.


Oasis, a perfect name for you.

Waving palm trees and skies so blue. 

But come night bets are off.

Once The Dead chop heads off.


I don’t want to move from here.

But I can’t live with this fear.

Please help rid the town of The Dead.

Then I could sleep safe in my bed.

THE DEAD GAME

 

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A SMALL TASTE OF THE DEAD GAME

Linda finds herself in Wolf’s arms…

     Linda was horrified to find herself wrapped in Wolf’s strong, muscular arms. She became hypnotized by his black eyes and tempted by his deep voice. He seemed perfect in every way. She only wanted to be with him.

     “I’ll be back for you.” Wolf held her tight against his body and whispered in her ear. “I love the way you stand up to me with your flashing blue eyes. Soon you’ll be mine, my beautiful ice queen.”

     Linda couldn’t move her body. She was stuck in some kind of trance…she couldn’t leave…didn’t want to leave if given the choice. His voice soothed her and made her think of love, passion, and great need: a need that could be satisfied only by him with his expert hands and mouth. She knew that one day she was going to be with him, to be joined with him.

     He lowered his mouth onto hers and drew her into a swirling haze of unexpected feelings and desires. His mouth fully covering hers introduced her to a new realm of pure pleasure. His powerful form enveloped her, making her experience feelings that were foreign and untried for her. She couldn’t get enough of him. She tentatively began touching his face, then his body with an eager and unrelenting hunger. She didn’t know what she needed, but she knew that she wanted and desired this beautiful man standing right before her. Her past life was washed out of her mind, never to be considered again. She begged him to take her with him tonight. In response, Wolf lifted her in his arms, as if she weighed nothing, and turned to leave the party. His beautiful face looked victorious and happy. His black eyes filled with passion. She hoped that it was because of her. He looked down into her small face and gave a hearty roar.

     While Wolf carried her in his powerful arms, a dark shadow flew out of the house at them. Linda was knocked out of his arms, and Wolf was thrown across the patio.

     She looked up to see who had attacked them. It was Todd, his eyes a deadly shade of green, standing there panting.

     Linda backed away in horror. Todd’s eyes cleared, returning to their original dark color. He looked at her. “Don’t ever be afraid of me. I’m here to protect you.”

     He was struck down by Wolf.

     They circled each other like two wild animals. Todd thrust his body at Wolf, causing Wolf to lose his balance. They crashed together to the ground. Wolf pushed Todd aside and stood. He lunged at Todd, who sidestepped his maneuver. Todd retaliated by lifting him high in the air and flinging him through one of the glass doors to the house. Wolf rose and dusted glass off his clothing.

     He said to Todd, who stood before him, “We are not anywhere near finished, my dear friend. The next battle between us will be more private—without so many witnesses. If I were you, I would watch your back…and your pretty little girlfriend.” Wolf stalked away with Hayden following close behind. Todd quickly followed.

     Linda was left standing alone outside. She felt bereft without the touch of Wolf’s lips on hers and the solid strength of his arms holding her. She’d felt the unmistakable pull by him on all her senses. In his arms, she’d felt weak and needy—as if she needed him to live. Todd and Wolf were extremely powerful and both had taken hold of her senses.

 

THE DEAD GAME BUY LINKS

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THESE ARE MY SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show…

https://twitter.com/SusanneLeist

http://www.amazon.com/author/susannel…

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

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSusanneLeist/

 

AND HERE ARE MY BLOGS

https://susanneleist.wordpress.com/

http://susanneleist.blogspot.com

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http://thedeadgameblog.tumblr.com/

 

Remember to request your free pdf copy of The Dead Game. 

Let the games begin!

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