Write your story.
Add the details.
Don’t forget your characters.
Leave no event untold.
Leave no rock unturned.
Write your book.
Your life story.
Write it in blood.
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By Deneale’s Book Buzz on January 14, 2016
This book, “The Dead Game” would make an excellent horror movie. I just could not get enough of it and would love to see it on the silver screen. In fact, I think it would be even more fantastic in 3 dimensional. Let me start by saying: I read this in the dark, along with one light on and in a big house. Wait, did I mention I was alone? I might suggest that you might not want to do that. I’m just sayin…
Just let me be frank with you here. Okay, wait. I still want to be me. Here goes. I honestly love watching TV, and I know what would make for a good show or movie. And as I was reading this, I was just so totally freaking out all through it, I could totally visualize everything. I know this book would be amazing as a Movie, you seriously need to read it, because you know it goes. When they turn books into Movies, they ruin them. And if the words are this good, you need to read them now!
Another thing that I loved about this book, was the fact that it is portrayed in Oasis, Florida. As most of you know, I am I currently live in Florida. So I love it when books put Florida, or Ohio on the map, I’m in.
This book, “The Dead Game” has Vampires, Beachfront property, a scary haunted mansion, dead bodies, romance and of course people. What a unique kind of mix.
But let me tell you, never ever go to a place called: “End house” and never attend a party on a Friday night where the invitation envelopes are black. I mean if that doesn’t just say: “It’s going to get weird.” As a warning, then nothing will.
I was so impressed, with “The Dead Game”, I couldn’t put it down. I give it five stars, it was just that exciting. If you’re anything like me, and enjoy horror, with a kick, then you need to read this. And you better be ready to get comfortable, because you’re not going to want to put this book down! It’s just that enjoyable.
By Oscar A Wiggy on April 25, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
A GREAT 5 STAR REVIEW ON AMAZON AND BARNES & NOBLE
The Haunted Mansion Awaits?, March 22, 2014
The Dead Game by Susanne Leist is a psychological thriller set in the small town of Oasis, Florida where Linda Bennett and her friends embark on a haunted house expedition. Her clique of entrepreneurs includes Todd Morrison, a roguish fellow who easily navigates among the different factions within the community. Only Linda perceives the fact that Todd and the enigmatic Father John may know something more about the town than meets the eye, and the traumatic events to follow serve to confirm her darkest fears.
The author raises the bar in the Stephen King haunted house genre by combining an illusory backdrop to the standard demon-filled storyline. We are introduced to the evil Wolf, whose Dead subculture threatens to overwhelm those who trespass upon their perimeters. Yet Leist weaves an element of surrealism into the tapestry, creating scenes where each area of the property and room in End House appears to lead into a different dimension. Walls that reach into the sky and floors that lead into the netherworld are just some of the enhancements that Leist has built onto End House, and Wolf and his vampires arrive just as the protagonists appear to teeter on the brink of madness. It is rare when the environment is nearly as overwhelming as the evil that lurks within, but Leist has clearly made this happen in this page-turner.
This is an intriguing spin on the supernatural genre, definitely something to curl up with on book night. The Dead Game by Susanne Leist is a well-crafted novel you won’t want to miss.
I read this in one sitting because I couldn’t stop turning pages. The story is well done, to say the least. Leist weaves together a gothic horror story that includes both good and evil vampires. Unlike many stories that include vampires, The Dead Game focuses on our human heroines and their efforts to solve the mysteries of Oasis Florida.Keeping to the format for good gothic horror, Leist introduces a tantalizing romantic element. The haunted house had a personality all its own. Be certain to read the prologue to catch the house’s seductive side.
If you like good gothic horror, this ranks right up there with Anne Rice and Radcliff.
The Dead Game by Author Susanne LeistIt is not very often that I read paranormal novels, but “The Dead Game” by talented Author Susanne Leist is a real page-turner. I found it very difficult to put down.
The story takes place in the quaint town of Oasis, Florida. Shrouded in mystery, it is evident that this lovely oasis holds many secrets. Newcomers to this picturesque town soon realize that something is amiss. There is what appears to be a vacant mansion called “End House” which all local residents are aware of and usually, avoid at great lengths. When there is a foreboding black invitation sent to several young people, including Linda and her friends to attend a party on Friday 13th, there is much angst as to whether they should go or not. Pique by a combination of curiosity and fear, they decide to go as a group to get to the bottom of the mysterious aura and odd events that prevail in Oasis…
Scary people, vampires, a touch of romance, murder and mayhem all add to the many twists and turns in “The Dead Game”. The Prologue captures the reader’s attention right from the onset and after that…Leist entices her readers to hang onto to her every word.
A most chilling and thrilling horror story!
Omg, I just know I will have nightmares tonight. This book scared the heck out of me, so much so I had to skim past some pages to get back into my comfort zone as those pages were getting to me. If you want a good read on a blustery night then choose this book! The Dead Game You can’t go wrong if you like scary stories. This book has a great story, from a great scare the pants off you type of author. Wonderful descriptions. In truth, should have read this book with a glass of wine or something, to make me a bit more relaxed. Maybe I am just a coward…. Thank you, Susanne Leist for such an entertaining, though scary read. It would make a great “hide behind the cushions” type of movie!!!Honest review by Jessie B Tyson author of 1st edition “White Heaven Women” AND 2nd edition WHITE HEAVEN WOMEN on Pre-Order, coming out soon, so I know about things that bump in the night..haha.
Time has stopped in mid-flight.
Clouds have ceased circling the earth.
The sun refuses to show its face
For time has come to an end.
The roar echoes through the land.
Lights flicker in erratic spurts.
The power reaches its hand down
To the silent earth below.
My heart feels hollow and empty.
Panic fills the empty spaces.
My love has come to an end
And so too has the world.
A battle rages between my lovers.
Built upon anger, passion, and deceit.
The winner takes all,
And soon even me.
Todd must win this battle.
His heat must melt the ice.
He must save us from the evil one,
Who holds us in the palm of his hand.
The earth shakes and trembles in despair.
A blanket of darkness descends in slow motion.
The battle rages on in its fury.
Clashes of swords echo its thunder.
All is black.
Darkness, my only friend.
No sound to direct me
To the battlefield of hell.
OUR GAMES HAVE JUST BEGUN
THE DEAD GAME
Thank you http://worldofharley.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for a Liebster Award. I love to read his quirky posts that have an element of darkness to them. Check him out and you won’t be disappointed.
Once you receive a nomination for this award, you have to answer questions, create your own questions, and find nominees. The nominees are supposed to have no more than 500 followers. Some of mine have a little more. I can’t help it if you are all popular. And who is Liebster anyway? I’m sure he’s not watching me.
I’m happy that I’ve found great blogging friends to nominate.
Answer 11 questions.
Write 11 random facts about myself.
Nominate 11 bloggers.
Come up with 11 questions for my nominees.
11 QUESTIONS FOR ME TO ANSWER
Are you afraid of clowns?
I have never been afraid of clowns. I love their mystery.
If you were asked to spend a night in a supposedly haunted mansion for a fortune, would you?
I would spend a night in a haunted mansion for free. I love being scared and scaring others.
Do you prefer poetry or prose?
I prefer prose. It takes more time to read poetry and it’s harder to figure out the underlying meaning.
What is your favorite genre?
My favorite is genre is mystery. If there’s no mystery, then what is the book’s purpose?
On a relaxing night in, do you prefer a book or a film? Why?
I prefer books. I could set my own pace and relax.
Cats or dogs?
I’ve had cats. But now that I have a dog, I prefer dogs.
What is your opinion of the situation in Ukraine?
This is a strange question for someone who doesn’t like politics. I don’t speak about politics or religion.
Do you listen to music while writing? What kind?
When I write I need total quiet. I get lost in my words.
Do you like/watch anime?
Describe yourself in three words?
I believe I’m sensitive, serious, and giving.
What is your quote of the day?
If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. I believe Dumbo said that.
11 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME
11 QUESTIONS FOR NOMINEES:
1 Who is your favorite author?
2 What genre of book do you like best?
3 What is your favorite movie?
4 What is your favorite TV show?
5 What is your favorite book?
6 Where would you like to travel? Why?
7 What is your favorite spot in the world? Why?
8 What do you do for fun?
9 What is the most important characteristic in a person—in your opinion?
10 Who is the one person, dead or alive, you would like to meet? Why?
11 If the world were to end tomorrow, what one item (not a person) would you take with you? Why?