Just in time for Halloween, Pavarti K. Tyler brings this fitting short story. It has all the heat that one expects from a decent erotic story combined with the horrors that come with vampires in their true fashion. If your expecting romance, this wont be a story for you. But if your looking for a short read that will get your blood pumping and.other "side effects" that comes with reading erotica be sure to check Dead Girl out. You wont be disappointed. Pavarti was not lying when she said "This short piece is boundary pushing, it's sexy, it's violent, it's of questionable taste, and I think you're going to love it"
Its that time of year again folks! I absolutely love Halloween and I am excited to be apart of the PHOBIC book tour. Not only will I tell you more about the book and the fabulous author who wrote, but I have had the added bonus of interviewing Cortney Pearson. After you have finished reading this wonderful blog post, head over to one of the sites listed below to buy the book. Its on sale through Halloween for only $.99!
A little bit about Phobic
Fifteen-year-old Piper Crenshaw knows her house is strange. It’s never needed repairs since it was built in the 1800s, and the lights flicker in response to things she says. As if those things aren’t creepy enough, it’s also the place where her mother committed murder.
To prove she’s not afraid of where she lives, Piper opens a forbidden door, which hides a staircase that leads to the ceiling. That’s when the flashbacks of the original residents from 1875 start, including a love affair between two young servants. Each vision pulls Piper deeper into not only their story, but also her house. Piper confides in her best friend, Todd, whom she's gradually falling for, but even he doesn't believe her. At least, not until her house gets axed during a prank, and the act injures Piper instead, cutting a gash the size of Texas into her stomach.
Piper realizes her house isn’t haunted—it’s alive. To sever her link to it, she must unravel the clues in the flashbacks and uncover the truth about her mother’s crime, before she becomes part of her house for good.
Q&A With Cortney Pearson
Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?
-Piper is a musician who is determined to win a scholarship audition (in the hopes of escaping her creepy house!). She's very driven and ambitious and gets up early every morning to practice her clarinet. She's also timid but learns to stand up for herself, which is huge.
Which actor/actress could you see playing the lead character from your book?
-I picture someone who looks like Saxon Sharbino for Piper. Only with zits, because that's something Piper struggles with and gets bullied for.
What made you decide that you wanted to write in this genre?
-Every year during Halloween/October I get the urge to write something to encapsulate the mood of the season, because I LOVE it! And writing this genre really captured that creepy mood!
Is there a certain type of scene that's harder for you to write than others?
-Not really, actually. If I play music that fits the mood of the scene I'm trying to write, that really helps.
If you didn't like writing books, what would you do for a living?
-This was tough, because I've always loved to write!! I could be a firefighter or a librarian or a flight attendant...nah...drawing a blank here... :-p
What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
-Being a mom, definitely. I love my kids! I feel so blessed to have such great kids and I love to see them try and succeed, to learn new things. It's so gratifying to me, as a parent. And aside from other major milestones like graduating college and marrying a spectacular guy, publishing Phobic was definitely huge! Talk about dreams coming true! :D
What do you think makes a good story?
-Wow, so many different things! I think the number one thing for me is having sympathetic characters with a cause I can root for. Characters whom I can connect with, cheer for, cry over, laugh with. Plot, pacing, description are all important as well, along with having tension and suspense to keep things moving.
What books have most influenced your life most?
-As far as fiction goes, I love Jane Eyre -- I've never had a story hit me like hers did. I'm reading The Night Circus right now too (for the third time, ha ha), and that book is pure magic. I'd love to be able to craft something so intricate and magical! As far as non-fiction, definitely The Book of Mormon. I get something new out of it every time I read it! Also, The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. That book has helped so much! The way we think and view things really makes a difference.
What can we expect from you in the future?
-I have a lot of projects waiting in line to be finished! I'm in the middle of edits for a YA sci fi/fantasy called SEALED WITH A KISS, as well as a YA contemporary, and YA steampunk. A companion novel to PHOBIC, titled PANIC, is also in the works!
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
-Read a lot, write a lot, study a lot. Find great beta readers who'll give you honest opinions, go to conferences, learn all that you can, and be prepared to revise! And it's great to be open to advice and learn all you can, change what you have to, but don't lose sight of *your* vision for your stories as well. It's definitely a delicate balance, learning which advice is good and also sticking to what you know you want for your writing career!
Other fantastic blogs participating in this tour
October 25 www.321golivelaughloveandread.blogspot.com
October 26 http://authorcandyodonnell.blogspot.com/
October 27 julkbearreads.wordpress.com
October 28: semishort.blogpost.com
October 29 http://authorsandralove.blogspot.com/
October 29 mehousdonblog.weebly.com
October 30 http://pennybrojacquie.wordpress.com/
October 30 http://krmorrison325.wordpress.com/
October 31 http://abookandacupofcoffee.wordpress.com/
When a daredevil teen pushes herself too far, she must choose between two boys: the one who wants to keep her safe, and the one who dares her to return to her old self.
Seventeen-year-old Dyna comes from a family of risk takers and is an avid thrill-seeker herself, until the day she splinters her ankle in a terrible fall. Her whole life goes from mountain biking and rock climbing to sitting at home and attending group sessions at the bizarre alternative healing center that her hippie mother found. The boy who witnessed Dyna’s accident believes her injury is a wakeup call and he encourages her mild new lifestyle, but a young Afghanistan War veteran she meets at the healing center pushes her to start taking chances again. Forced to face the consequences of her daredevil impulses, Dyna finds herself in danger of risking the one thing she’s always treated with caution—her heart.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Laurie Boyle Crompton is the YA author of BLAZE (or Love in the Time of Supervillains) and THE REAL PROM QUEENS OF WESTFIELD HIGH (Sourcebooks, 2013 & 2014) as well as the upcoming ADRENALINE CRUSH from Farrar Straus Giroux. Laurie graduated first in her class from St. John’s University with a major in English and minor in Journalism. She’s written for national magazines like ALLURE as well as numerous trade publications and has appeared on Good Day New York several times as a Toy Expert. Yes, that is an actual thing that people sometimes get to be.
When she’s not writing Laurie enjoys hiking, cycling, reading, cross-country skiing, running, going to the movies and drinking tea by the gallon. She lives near NYC, but loves to escape to the mountains in New Paltz, NY where she and her family can often be found climbing over rocks or tromping through the forest. She is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Agency.