The publicity tour for Hunter Shea’s THE WAITING, coordinated by my business Hook of a Book Media & Publicity, has begun!! It all started Friday evening with an announcement by Shea of the schedule, then yesterday with a notice and a giveaway at Renae Rude’s The Paranormalist blog (she’s having a separate giveaway on her blog for a signed print copy of Sinister Entity and 2 e-copies of The Waiting–3 winners total). Her giveaway is in addition to the tour-wide giveaway, to be clear, but you can enter both.
Stay tuned for the schedule below and main giveaway option. Watch for this graphic around the web! It’s going to be a scary good time, so hold on to your hats, or grip the arm of your chair…..
Shea always impresses me with his excellent writing and fast-moving interesting books. I was scared to death to read this “based on true events” ghost novella, The Waiting. However, was glad I did….I mean….glad I read in the DAYLIGHT. From the background stories he told me, I was petrified. I will never vacuum again without looking over my shoulder, want to be alone, or want to be ill. I’m learning more things about ghosts and spirits than I ever wanted to know. Am I curious? Yes, probably too much so. It holds my interest to learn of the unknown. Am I scared still? Yes. And I will forever be haunted by this novella. I read The Waiting in one morning session after I woke up one day, because I couldn’t put it down. I HAD to know what was happening as the story progressed. I didn’t eat breakfast that day and didn’t want to go downstairs until Tim and the kids got home.
This book will be either, depending on your mindset, fun for you to read and be a good, cheap investment for a thrill of a read, OR it will scare you to death and make you incense every corner of your house. I loved the characters in Shea’s novel, particularly for some reason, the old woman next door.
There is a ton of back story to this novel so I would be sure to follow this tour if you are interested. He’ll probably divulge some of it in his interviews and several of his guest articles. It was a blast putting this tour together for Shea and talking about this “inspired by true events” novella. I would really love to see this turned into a movie.
Tour and Giveaway~
I hope you enjoy the publicity tour and let us know what you think. Be sure to enter to win!! Giveaways include one (1) signed paperback of Sinister Entity (this is a full-length print novel of Shea’s that includes paranormal and dopplegangers) plus he’s giving away 5 e-books, one of each of his works: Forest of Shadows, Sinister Entity, Evil Eternal, Swamp Monster Massacre, The Waiting. So there will be six (6) winners in all from the tour-wide giveaway. You must do the Rafflecopter provided to enter. It’s already begun and ends on April 28 at midnight and winners will be notified. Look for the Rafflecopter below the schedule!!
Hunter Shea’s The Waiting Online Publicity Tour
April 11: Tour Kick-off Announcement at Author Hunter Shea—www.huntershea.com
Tour-wide Rafflecopter Giveaway Starts!
April 12: Inclusion in The Paranormalist’s NetNet Round-up, Plus Giveaway— www.theparanormalist.wordpress.com
Tour announcement/review at Hook of a Book—
Review at Dreadful Tales—www.dreadfultales.com
April 14: Review at Creating Serenity—
April 15: Review/Interview at Top of the Heap Reviews—www.topoftheheapreviews.com
April 16: Review at Wag the Fox—www.waggingthefox.blogspot.com
April 17: Review at Girl with Book Lungs—www.girlwithbooklungs.com
April 18: Review and guest article at Bookie Monster—
April 19: The Paranormalist Giveaway Drawing— www.theparanormalist.wordpress.com
April 20 Easter
April 21: Review at Tim Busbey—www.timbusbey.wordpress.com
April 22: Interview (and review re-post) with Jennifer Matlock
The Entertainer Magazine, Print in Lima, Ohio
Online at www.etjenmatlock.tumblr.com
April 23: Guest article at Promote Horror.com
April 25: Interview at Author Russell James–www.russellrjames.com
April 26: Interview at The Paranormalist—www.theparanormalist.wordpress.com
RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY LINK–
CLICK TO GO TO ENTRY FORM
Click here to enter———————->a Rafflecopter giveaway
The Waiting, Synopsis~
Clinging to life…haunted by the dead.
Newlywed Cassandra Pagano lies in a state between life and death, her body fed and preserved by the machines at her side. While she struggles, unaware of the world around her, someone waits—a boy. A phantom that appears solid, real, alive. Cassandra’s husband, Brian, sees him in the house, by her bedside, running down darkened hallways. The boy walks without sound, whispers words that can’t be deciphered.
Terror and tension are driving Brian to the breaking point. Why is the boy there, and what does he want with Cassandra…and her fading soul?
“It has all the makings for a classic ghost story. If you enjoy being spooked by ghastly little children with sinister intentions, this novella is definitely for you.” — Tim Meyer, Horror Novel Reviews
Available April, 2014! Published by Samhain Horror Publishing
Hunter Shea, Biography~
Hunter Shea is the product of a childhood weaned on The Night Stalker, The Twilight Zone and In Search Of. But he doesn’t just write about the paranormal. He actively seeks out the things that scare the hell out of people and experience them, then he puts those stories to the page.
His novels and novellas Forest of Shadows, Evil Eternal, Swamp Monster Massacre, Sinister Entity, and The Waitingare published through Samhain Publishing’s horror line. He’ll have The Montauk Monster out soon from Pinnacle/Kensington and Hell Hole from Samhain this summer.
He lives with his family and untrainable cat close enough to New York City to get Gray’s Papaya hotdogs when the craving hits.
He’s also proud to be one half of the Monster Men video podcast, along with his partner in crime, Jack Campisi. Their show is a light hearted approach to dark subjects. They explore real life hauntings, monsters, movies, books and everything under the horror sun.
Feel free to contact him any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. Writing is lonely work.