The Things In The Darkness Publicity Page

Welcome to the publicity headquarters for The Things In The Darkness by Ira Gansler. This tour is run by myself, Erin Al-Mehairi, and my business, Hook of a Book Media and Publicity, with help from Tim Busbey. Tim Busbey and I had the pleasure of working with Ira on this novel with content and copy editing. We had a great time with it and we really enjoyed the story. It’s absorbing, thought-provoking, and gives a great “bird’s eye view” into a normal  gone wrong…was it the accident trauma, the stress,  or malevolent Lovecraftian beings from the darkness taking hold? Does he need an exorcism? Therapy? Can anything save him now?

Follow along the tour for reviews, interviews, and guest articles and get to know the book and Ira better! He’s an energetic and passionate new author who is very excited about the craft of writing. He recently also wrote the segment “Office Case” which appeared in the movie Scarewaves.

We are happy to help Ira spread the word, can you? The hashtag is #DarknessEmerging and you can use that to “talk up the tour” for Ira. And if you have a blog to post on, and want to do a review or post, be sure to let me (Erin) know at

And there is a tour wide giveaway at each stop for READERS and one for REVIEWERS!! You can enter each day at each stop for the tour giveaway and up until the end of the year for the reviewer giveaway!

See the spots below under the graphic as well as the giveaway information!

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The Things in the Darkness~

“Terrifying and engaging, impossible to put down.”
Henrique Couto, Writer/Director of Babysitter Massacre and Director of Haunted House on Sorority Row and Scarewaves

“Creepy, contemporary riffs on Lovecraftian themes!”
John Oak Dalton, Screenwriter – Among Us, Haunted House on Sorority Row, and Scarewaves

An accident puts Kevin Tremmel into a coma. Upon waking, he is not the same.

Is it psychological trauma or something darker at work?

Until recently, Kevin Tremmel was at peace with his life. He had a wonderful family, a meaningful career, and his life is finally settling down. Everything seems to be going great – until the night he dies in a car accident. When the doctors revive him, it’s evident that he’s not the same. Strange urges and images haunt his waking hours, and he finds himself fighting frightening new impulses.

Has the trauma of the accident caused a mental illness — or has he brought some malevolent being back with him? In order to save his sanity, his sense of self, and his family, Kevin must discover what force is at work on him and how to overcome it. That or give up all he loves and become a servant to the things in the darkness.


Oct. 29, 2014

Creating Serenity Blog
Usually doing scary reads during her Horrifying Mondays, she’s agreed to kicking off the tour on a Wednesday!

Click below:

Guest Article by Ira: What Inspired Him to Write!

Oct. 31

Castle Macabre Blog

Stop by for an excerpt from the novel! Is the protagonist possessed?

Nov. 5

Hunter Shea, Author of Hell Hole, Evil Eternal, and More

Posting Guest article by Ira

Nov. 14

W.D. Gagliani, Bram Stoker Award Finalist for Wolf’s Trap and Author of Savage Nights

Posting Guest article by Ira

Nov. 21

Wag The Fox Blog

Posting Excerpt from the book!

Nov. 24

Creating Serenity Blog
For her Horrifying Mondays, she’ll be reviewing the book!

Nov. 26

Keith Rommel, Author of The Cursed Man, Major Motion Picture Coming Soon!

Posting Guest article by Ira

MORE STOPS TBA!! If you’d like to join the tour, contact Erin at as soon as possible.

Ira Gansler, Biography:

Ira GanslerIra M. Gansler is the father of three girls whom he adores and hopes to one day mold into fellow horror fans!  He has been married to his fantastic, supportive wife for almost twelve years.  Ira focuses on honing his writing craft through fiction, blogging, and screenwriting.  He was one of the writers for the film Scarewaves, having written the screenplay for the “Office Case” segment.

Ira has been an avid horror fan since the time at age five when he ran screaming back to his bed after having witnessed the scene in A Nightmare on Elm Street where Freddy was dragging a bloody and dying Tina across the ceiling.  Since then, he has embraced all types of horror. The Shining, anything by H.P. Lovecraft, and the original Night of the Living Dead will always hold a special place in his twisted heart.  He prays that when the zombie apocalypse does come that it consists of slow zombies and that the Elder Gods show mercy on us all.

You can follow Ira M. Gansler on his blog, The Rage Circus Vs. The Soulless Void at, on twitter @RageCircusBlog, or on Facebook at  Ira also writes reviews and conducts interviews for the From Dusk Till Con Network at


Enter to win one of two great prizes during the #DarknessEmerges Tour.

Ira is giving away a GRAND PRIZE of a signed print copy of his book, The Things in the Darkness, plus a signed copy of his “Office Case” segment from the movie, Scarewaves. As a second prize, he’s giving away another signed print copy! Enter to win through the Rafflecopter below.

Enter now until Nov. 28, 2014. This is a tour wide giveaway, and open to U.S. Residents only due to shipping. If you want to enter from outside the U.S., and you can, but if you win, you’ll receive an e-book.

Direct link to Rafflecopter:

Giveaway for Reviewers!

Anyone on the tour, or outside the tour, who reviews The Things in the Darkness on Amazon and GoodReads and sends their review link into Erin (Publicist for Ira Gansler) at, now through Dec. 31, 2014, will be entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card.

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