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.


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Wednesday JUNE 23, 2021 – 7 PM ET (USA)



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Books will be given away!

See you there!

Author, Susanne Leist – #RRBC

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


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.




The Dead Game by Susanne Leist


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

RRBC Springtime Book & Block Party Blog Tour




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.




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!





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.









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!





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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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/


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. 




Play today & win a signed paperback of THE DEAD GAME!

Tell me about your favorite vampire characters below to win.

Title: The Dead Game
Author: Susanne Leist

The Book Fair is coming to the town of Oasis on the northern coast of Florida. A dead body washes ashore. The police search through the sand for clues. Where is Agatha Christie when you need her? Linda and her friends are afraid. Deaths and disappearances are happening too often in Oasis. Will they figure out who is controlling their small town? Who is playing the evil game, The Dead Game?

I’m a mystery lover. And so is my protagonist, Linda Bennett. She opens a bookstore in Oasis, hoping for fantasy and romance. Instead, she finds herself living in a community filled with secrets. The forest behind town wakes up at night with parties and strange guests. Are the original residents, living in the dark woods, responsible for the deaths and disappearances? Only The Dead know.

The Dead Game is the first book in a trilogy. You can read it as a stand-alone or continue with the story when book two is released in 2017.

For a chance to win a free kindle copy of The Dead Game, please follow my author page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSusanneLeist/, my blog at https://susanneleistwordpress.com and tell me about your favorite vampire character. The giveaway will end on November 21 and will be announced here on November 22, so check back! I will be giving away e-books on Facebook and WordPress.com.

The event is live November 12-21. November 16 is Paranormal Day and I’ll be giving away paperback copies of The Dead Game.

For more information, check out the event at THE VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR: https://www.facebook.com/events/927569970656592/

We have a Scavenger Hunt at https://www.facebook.com/events/927569970656592/ Collect the clues & win!
Scavenger hunt: 14

Welcome to the Fall Into Romance Kindle Giveaway!

Welcome to the Fall Into Romance Kindle Giveaway! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway  Enter it right here. Sept. 9th-Oct. 14th

Facebook Event Sept. 12th with the authors, plenty of games and prizes. Mine is 6:00 pm Est. Two of my winners will receive Kindle copies of my book, The Dead Game.




Great Prizes in a Rafflecopter giveaway  Enter it right here.

GRAND PRIZE – Kindle eReader + $25 Amazon gift card

1st PRIZE – $50 Amazon gift card (2 winners)

2nd PRIZE – $50 Amazon gift card (2 winners)

3rd Genuine blue topaz earrings (US only)

4th Signed paperback copy of Dominant Persuasions (US only)

5th Various swag items (3 winners – US only)


And we mustn’t forget the wonderful and talented authors who have made this giveaway possible: 

Nicole Morgan, Sharon Hamilton, Desiree Holt, Laura Taylor, Sarah Jane Butfield, Mimi Barbour, Cynthia Woolf, Bethany Shaw, Jerrie Alexander, Elizabeth Marx, Kristine Cayne, Janice Seagraves, Beth Caudill, Olga Núñez Miret, Lisa Gillis, Denyse Bridger, Misha Carver, Laxmi Hariharan, Tina Donahue, Susanne Leist, Lisa Kessler, Tamara Ferguson, Amy J. Hawthorn, Kym Roberts




Welcome to the second annual Brain to Books Cyber Convention and Book Expo.


Authors from around the world are currently compiling their sources, skills, and imagination to build the world’s largest online expo for readers.

8, 9, & 10 April 2016 hundreds of authors on Goodreads and Facebook will present book readings, interviews, and blog tours. Participate in discussions, enter a giveaway, or meet an author. Here you will find prizes, games, blog tours, excerpts, special features, and deleted scenes.

If you wish to attend the Convention, you will need a Goodreads account. 

The Fairgrounds of the Convention is located at: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/154267-brain-to-books-cyber-convention-2016-fairgrounds




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! 

Come one Come all


Don’t forget to check out my story for the

STORY HOP – Let us fire your imagination



Welcome to the second annual Goodreads B2B Cyber Convention Story Hop.

A select group of creative authors have come together to share their stories.

I will be presenting a sneak peek at the Prologue for Book Two of The Dead Game series.

It will have spoilers. So beware. If you haven’t finished Book One, you might find a few mysteries resolved at the beginning of Book Two.






     He lies dying.

     He must explain his dire circumstances to his last disciple, the one sired from his demon blood.

     His life’s blood is draining from his body. He must find his pupil. He has to be somewhere in the castle. He climbs over the bodies of his fallen comrades, their chopped-off heads lying beside them. Room after room is filled with their blood and heads, so many heads.

     These vampires have been good. They have been trying to bring peace to their volatile community. But the witches think they know better. Kill all vampires except for the select few is their edict; the vampires who survive will become slaves to these witches.

     He must find him before he runs out of time. He yells, “Where is he?” The few left alive only shrug their shoulders at him. He climbs the stone steps to the tower. His pupil loves to paint pictures of the castle, its landscape, and its people. He’s too soft and artistic for the job that lies before him. He will have to harden himself and behave like a vampire. His people need him now.

     He reaches the top room of the tower and swings open the stone door. Inside, he spots his pupil painting. He moves closer. He is painting a picture of the damn sky. There is fighting and death all around him, but he just sits there and paints. “What is wrong with you?” He rushes into the room.

     The disciple looks up from the easel. Paint is smeared across his face and on his fingers. “Nothing,” he says looking back down at his painting.

     “You’re painting while our men are dying.” He stares down at the stranger sitting before him.

     “I can’t do anything about it.” He continues to paint, slow meticulous strokes.

     “Of course you can. You can fight like a man.”

     “You never trained me for battle. I’m not prepared.”

     “There’s no time to prepare you. You must replace me as the leader.”

     “I can’t.” His bottom lip trembles.

     “I’m dying. You have to take my place or all will die today.”

     “You will live forever. You can’t die.”

     “I’ve been cursed by the damned witches and I have but a few hours left on this earth.” He sits down as weakness begins to overwhelm him. He can’t continue on for much longer.

     “Find someone to reverse the spell.” The disciple stands up to pace around the room, running his fingers through his thick, black hair to push it back from his high forehead.

     “Please sit. I must tell you the vampire legend and how you will continue in my place.”

     The disciple is about to open his mouth to protest, but Dracula raises his hand to stop him. “The legend began with me. One night, I was bitten by a large creature. It was dark and I couldn’t see what it was. I was fine for a while until I began to crave blood. At first, I drank animal blood to assuage the need in me. I ate anything I could get my hands on: dogs, cats, and even wildlife. I was stronger and quicker than any other animal. I was the king of the jungle, but I was alone.

     “As a young man I fell in love with a woman. A beautiful woman with long, black hair and violet colored eyes. Her name was Sari. She wanted to marry me. I tried to explain to her my unique condition. She was horrified by me and ran away. I caught her, drained her blood, and then brought her back to life with my own blood. She became one like me. She despised me and ran away again. I let her go. I never saw her again.

     “Afterward, I was determined to feed only on animals and not on humans. I’ve had good times and bad times. I’ve turned people into vampires, who’ve turned vampires of their own. At one point, we had a large army of vicious creatures, who slaughtered humans for fun. I knew it couldn’t go on like that forever. We would be forced into extinction once mankind found out about us. After years of wars between vampires, we at last found ourselves in a better place; at peace with humans and between the different factions of vampires.

     “Our secret is now safe and hidden from humans. Vampires only hunt when needed. Most are satisfied with animal blood. We need the extra protein in blood to sustain us. This attack by the witch Neva has ruined everything. I and most of my followers will be killed by her spell. By morning this will be a deserted castle with only the dead as its occupants. She doesn’t know about you, so you should be safe for now. You must carry on my mission.”

     “What is your mission?”

     “We must keep our secret safe. Vampires must be careful never to allow the humans to become suspicious of us.  Only kill when necessary and only kill animals for their blood.

     “And even more important, you must keep your identity a secret from the others. No one can know that you are my replacement. You are to keep an eye on the vampire population and make sure that none of them stray from the rules. And you are never to assume control unless you are asked to.”

     “What happens now?”

     “The Watchers, a select group of vampires, will watch over the activities of all vampires and they will train you. They are a secret society only known to me. They will keep you and your secret safe.”

     Blood began to drip out of Dracula’s mouth. He stood up and walked across the room to his pupil. The disciple stood to grasp hold of his beloved mentor and teacher. 

     Before his last breath, Dracula kissed him on the forehead and said, “Take care, my son. I will be watching over you. You will not be alone. Keep safe. And keep secret. Goodbye my beloved Hayden…”

     Hayden is left holding his dead master in his arms while the battle rages around him. He allows himself a few tears to fall from his eyes in honor of his lost leader.


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