THE DEAD GAME — DON’T PLAY THIS GAME ALONE

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SUSANNE LEIST- THE DEAD GAME

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 1:00 AM comments (1)

THE DEAD GAME

by Susanne Leist

I would like to introduce you to a great person and fellow author, Susanne Leist author of The Dead Game. This paranormal book has been getting rave reviews and because of it, Susanne was recently invited to the Roundtable discussion on The Big Thrill, the International Online Magazine for Thriller Writers.

Here’s what Susanne had to say:

Why do you believe the world of the supernatural has captivated books & movies, and how do you think it has affected people and our society?

Tales of the supernatural and the vampire myth have been around for hundreds of years. Some say that the vampire was born out of sorcery in Ancient Egypt and was believed to have been a demon. There have been Asian vampires and Slavic vampires. But the most famous vampire was Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Dracula is speculated to have been based upon the Romanian prince Vlad Tepes of the fifteenth century.

All these stories have one thing in common. They were created from people’s fears and superstitions. Vampires were blamed for bad events. If there was a drought or a flood, the villagers feared that the dead had risen to punish them. Graves of the newly dead were unearthed and staked. But do fears and superstitions play a role in today’s love for the supernatural?

Supernatural and fantasy is prevalent today in books and movies. But do people believe in them? Do these stories affect their lives? The world of the supernatural is fun and entertaining, no matter whether they’re stories of witches, vampires, or demons. A little blood and gore doesn’t hurt anyone when it’s done for fun. So sit back and enjoy you next escape into the unknown

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The Dead Game

By Susanne Leist

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Synopsis

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 there be an end to their evil game? Will Linda and Todd find love? Will a second book be needed?
The Dead Game has begun.

About the Author 

Susanne Leist graduated with an M.B.A. in Finance. Wherever life has led her, through the hectic commodities’ markets or the number-crunching field of budgeting, she’s continued to read and daydream. Unbeknownst to her, she had been pursuing her dream all along, her dream of putting her words down on paper for everyone to enjoy. She currently resides on Long Island with her husband, two daughters, and Maltese.

Her first book, The Dead Game, is a paranormal thriller with humans, vampires, and vampire derivatives. Her goal has been to write a book different than the usual vampire story or murder mystery. She wanted a murder mystery with victims, clues, and suspects. She created that and much more. The book has revolving rooms, traps, falling cages, and anything her active imagination could create. The Dead Game is a fun ride into the realms of the supernatural.

Book Excerpt

THE DEAD ARE BACK!

THE DEAD ARE BACK! THE DEAD ARE BACK! The black raven called out.

Chapter 37

 

     They stepped outside into the hot sun. The town turned dark with hovering black clouds. The mountain rumbled and shook. Trees began to sway with their frightened leaves flying from their trembling branches. Loud blasts of thunder surrounded them from all sides. The sky above End House lit up with bright flashes of red and orange lights. In the opposite direction, above the dark mansion, sizzling lightning bolts were streaking across the blackened sky.

     David said, “What now?” They made a mad dash to their cars.

     Todd said, “We will meet at the mansion. That’s where the eye of the storm is focused.”

     Their cars raced past the estates, speeding along the dirt path by the bed and breakfast, spewing gravel and dirt everywhere. The gingerbread house was lit up. People were streaming out the front door. Shana didn’t recognize any of them, but suspected that they were Abe and Anna’s missing children.

     As they drove up to the mansion, the storm intensified even further until the entire sky was lit up with lights as bright and colorful as a fireworks display. At each of the many windows, faces could be seen grinning at them. They didn’t appear to be human faces. Their elongated, white faces were stretched out like Silly Putty. Their oversized green eyes were glowing in the darkness behind each open window.

     Abe and his people caught up to them at the mansion. They stood behind their group as they watched the bizarre scene before them. They wore long overcoats over their dark clothes. Shana was intrigued to see what they had on beneath their coats. Maybe they were armed with special weapons.

     “Those are the vampires that we must now extinguish,” Abe said in a loud voice above the roaring storm.

     “How are we going to accomplish this feat?” Shana asked, skeptical of him and his family. Just what they needed now—a new gang of players thrown into the old, uncertain mix.

THE DEAD GAME

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LIGHT THE WAY

whitechapelwitch:

Light the candles.

Follow me through

the empty corridors.

Past dark rooms.

Down a long flight of stairs.

To the dungeons below.

Where shadows await us.

Waiting for company.

To wile away their empty hours.

Perhaps a game or two for us to play.

A game to lighten their boredom.

A pool of water appears before us.

Cages descend from above.

Their pointy edges facing us.

Circular saws soon follow.

What kind of hell are we in?

What kind of game are we playing?

Come closer to find out.

The Dead love to play.

THE DEAD GAME

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THE DEAD GAME — DAY 169

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Linda had been hanging over a tank of alligators, suspended by a poisonous snake. How much worse could things get for the residents of Oasis? Were they finally safe? Were The Dead gone from town?  

      Linda was snatched from the body of the large snake by Reece, who had flown up to her. He brought her down into Todd’s waiting arms.

     “I hope all the evil in town has been eliminated. Am I correct this time?” Todd asked the elders.

     You haven’t been correct once so far. Mike shook his head.

      Reece said, “I believe all the evil has been taken care of. You can all go home.”

     “Where was Hayden during all this?” Sam asked.

     “We sent him to Europe to take care of a few matters for us. We knew that either you or Sam would resolve this situation,” Reece said, walking over to shake Todd’s hand.

     “How did you know that one of us would be stepping in to save everyone? I was waiting for Hayden. I was trying to buy us some time,” Todd said.

      You were just lucky this time. If you had really tried, then things wouldn’t have worked out so well.

     “I knew that one of you would be successful, since you both have untapped powers that need to be further developed,” Reece said.

      “What type of powers?” Mike asked.

      “That’s for another day,” Reece said. He then disappeared with Leanne and Diane right behind him.

     Mike looked over at Todd and Sam, trying to figure out what these untapped powers could be.

WHERE THE DEAD GO

Tell me a story.

A scary story

worthy of a wolf.

I want to be frightened.

I want to hear of blood

and gore.

I want to hear of dead bodies.

What did you say?

The Dead?

Yes, I would like to hear of The Dead.

Are they deadly?

They play deadly games, you say?

I’m ready.

Where must I go?

To Oasis, Florida?

So that’s where The Dead go.

I’m off.

THE DEAD GAME

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REVIEW OF THE DEAD GAME

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Vampires and Humans- my favorite kinda story

By Jalpa Pandya “jae”on November 3, 2014

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

In some ways, The Dead Game reminded me of the Vampire Diaries. Personally, I really enjoy Vampire Diaries so I enjoyed this book. There are evil vampires, good vampires, human vampires, and humans. This story takes place in a small town and the main character, Linda, becomes suspicious that something doesn’t seem right. She and her friends end up in the End House, which is “haunted.” They are barely able to get out of there that night. Things really get crazy when their friends are missing, and dead bodies are found.
This is a fast moving story, with every page full of surprises. There are a lot of characters, but I have to admit that my favorite was Todd. He was very intriguing and luckily, he was a fierce protector of the main girl, Linda.
Todd and Linda’s relationship is a bit confusing, but the author has a nice epilogue at the end that gives the readers closure. The author also hints at a sequel, so I’m looking forward to see what happens next!

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THE DEAD GAME — DAY 168

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Linda was saved from the snake and the tank of alligators. But more dangers were in store for Linda and her friends. Whom could they trust?

     Linda was snatched from the body of the large snake by Reece, who had flown up to her. He brought her down into Todd’s waiting arms.

     “I hope all the evil in town has been eliminated. Am I finally correct this time?” Todd asked the elders.

     You haven’t been correct once so far, Mike said to himself.

     Reece said, “I believe all the evil has been eradicated. You can all go home.”

     “Where was Hayden during all this?” Sam asked.

     “We sent him to Europe to take care of a few matters for us. We knew that either you or Sam would successfully resolve this situation,” Reece said, walking over to shake Todd’s hand.

     “How did you know that one of us would be stepping in to save everyone? I was waiting for Hayden. I was only attempting to buy us some time,” Todd said.

     You were just lucky this time. If you had really tried, then things wouldn’t have worked out so well.

     “I knew that one of you would be successful, since you both have untapped powers that need to be further developed,” Reece said.

     “What type of powers?” Mike asked.

     “That’s for another day,” Reece said before he disappeared with Leanne and Diane right behind him.

     Mike glanced over at Todd and Sam, trying to figure out what these untapped powers could be.