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Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for A Haunting of Words Anthology by multiple authors, a Drama/Horror available now from Scout Media.

The authors will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found at the bottom of the post.





A Haunting of Words Anthology

by multiple authors

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GENRE: Drama/Horror

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BLURB:

From Scout Media comes A Haunting of Words—the third volume in an ongoing short story anthology series featuring authors from all over the world.

In this installation, the reader will experience a multi-genre journey beyond traditional haunts; from comedy, to drama, fantasy, romance, and horror, these stories put eclectic spins on the every-day ghost tale. Whether you are running from the ghost of a vengeful mother, falling in love with an apparition, touring with a deceased famous musician, saving a newborn from a possessed crib, or having a specter cat as a sidekick, these stories of hauntings and apparitions will warm your heart, send shivers down your spine, and tickle your funny bone.

Whether to be enlightened, entertained, or momentarily caught up in another world, these selections convey the true spirit of the short story.

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW:

Brian Paone – short story: “Anesthetize (or A Dream Played in Reverse on Piano Keys)”


Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?

- My story is the lead-off story in the anthology, A Haunting of Words, which contains short stories from 30 international authors. Each story in the book had to involve a haunting or a ghost, but did not have to be genre specific. So, the book has romance, comedy, horror, sci-fi, drama, action etc. The intended audience of the book as a whole are people who like ghost stories but don’t necessary like just horror.


Who is your favorite character from your book and why?

- The female lead, Samantha. She has taken out a restraining order on her disenchanted and borderline dangerous ex-boyfriend. They are high school students and she’s just trying to move on from the failed relationship. She has her head on her shoulders and, even though had no choice for her own safety to take out the restraining order, she still cares about her ex and his wellbeing. Which creates a tough and complex emotional approach when dealing with him.

How about your least favorite character?  What makes them less appealing to you?

- Bonnie the cat. I’m allergic to cats. I hated writing her scenes; I could only write them in small doses before the sneezing and watery eyes would start.


Where did your love of reading/storytelling/writing/etc. come from?

- In 7th grade, I wrote my first original story called, "The Night is Young," and brought it into school for everyone to read. My classmates liked it so much they encouraged me to write more. Every weekend throughout 7th and 8th grade I wrote a new story, just for my classmates to read on Monday mornings. My teacher encouraged it so much, she would even go to the front office and photocopy the stories so each student could have their own to take home. I even had a friend start drawing front covers of all my stories, which would be stapled to the front of the printouts. So I think the “in-school popularity and quasi-celebrity” status I received in junior high because of my short stories was what fueled the fiction machine for me.  I still have every story I wrote during those 2 years, EXCEPT that very first one. Someone spilled water on the only copy and the paper disintegrated.  I only wrote short stories from 1988 to 2005. It was then that I began work on my first novel.


What's the strangest thing you have ever had to research online for your book?

- For my new novel that’s being released on Nov. 6, Moonlight City Drive (a supernatural, crime-noir thriller), I had to research how much a prostitute charged for different sexual acts in 1947.


What can we expect from you in the future? What are you working on now?
- A comedic-military novel about the eight months my wife was deployed to Djibouti, Africa, in 2010 and left me home alone with two toddlers, and the learning curve and craziness that ensued during those months. Every night, for the 221 days she was gone, I emailed her, reviewing that day's shenanigans. The main composition of the book will be centered around the content of those emails. Release schedule is late summer 2018.

Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?
- Work with a professional editor. Don’t think you can edit your own work effectively. Forest for the tress and all that. Also, as “artistic” as you think you are being with your unconventional writing style, remember: you need to know the rules before you can break them.

Is there anything else you’d like to say?
- Today is my 10-year anniversary of being a published author! My first novel, Dreams Are Unfinished Thoughts, was released on Oct 16, 2007. So today is a special milestone for me. In 10 years, I have published 4 novels and 3 short stories. If I could travel back in time to 2007 Brian and tell him about these past 10 years, I would probably want to know how much I’d been drinking.

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GIVEAWAY:  

The authors will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway





TOUR PARTICIPANTS:

October 16: Readeropolis
October 17: Laurie's Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews
October 18: StarAngels Reviews
October 18: Mello and June, It's a Book Thang!
October 19: Jazzy Book Reviews
October 20: Long and Short Reviews
October 23: Kit 'N Kabookle
October 24: It's Raining Books
October 25: Edgar's Books
October 26: The Avid Reader
October 27: Natural Bri 

About Mayor Sonni

Reader extraordinaire. Mayor of Readeropolis. Lover of books, lists, sweet tea, and vacations. Well, not necessarily in that order.
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35 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading the blurb and interview to get to know you and your book; congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to check it out!

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  2. Congrats on the tour and thank you for the interview and giveaway. I enjoyed this.

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  3. I really like that the collection has stories from international authors, because very often these things have a very heavy US bias, and you can miss out on having different perspectives and such. It sounds interesting, and the title is awesome!

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    1. Thank you! We have authors from multiple countries in the anthology.

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  4. Congrats, Brian! I'll toast to another 10 years and even more success for you. And OH MY GOD I finally understand why that happened with the cat *dramatic sobs* Really looking forward to that comedic-military novel, btw :D

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    1. Thank you! This made me chuckle. The military novel should be released late summer!

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  5. You started writing the year I was born. Lol
    You write to music a lot, do you typically write to singular song or full albums? And do you mirror the story the music tells or just use it as a seed to grow from?

    Congrats on the anniversary! ;)

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    1. I write to whatever the source material is. If its a full album, then I will listen to the album. If its just a song, usually just that song is on repeat in the beginning, and then I'll expand into the band / artist's other songs. Because having a 4-minute song on repeat for 10 hours is worse than Chinese water torture. And I use it as a seed to grow from (I like that analogy!)

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    2. That’s cool. ;) It’s interesting how we all find our creative seeds in different ways.

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  7. Love all of your stories and newest book - I've gotta read the others, too! And the comedic- military novel sounds like another great one.

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    1. I hope I can do it justice, since it's going to be marketed to military spouses.

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt.

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  9. Happy Monday! Great interview - thanks for sharing :)

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for taking the time to read it!

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  10. I enjoyed reading the Blurp! Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the blurb! Thanks for checking it out!

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    1. Thank you. Hopefully you'll check it out!

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  12. Good Evening! Stopping by to thank all of you awesome bloggers who work so hard to bring us such great giveaways. You are appreciated and I think you.

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  13. I always enjoy your stories, Brian, and look forward to reading the new novel. Congrats on the tour and reaching your milestone! You inspire me more than you know!!

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  14. I appreciate the chance at winning, thanks so much!

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  15. Hope your Saturday is a fun one. Thanks again for the chance at winning.

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  16. Hello! Enjoy your Sunday and I hope it's a relaxing one for you. Thanks again for the giveaway.

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  17. What is your favorite book cover of all time? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  18. Oh this sounds so good! I love your cover, and was wondering if you get ideas while writing of what you want the cover to be like?

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  19. Hope your Monday is a great one and a terrific start to the week. Thanks for all you do and the giveaway.

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  20. Good Morning! Thanks so much for the chance at winning.

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  21. Have yourself a fun Thursday and thanks for the chance at winning.

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  22. Happy FRIDAY!!!! Have an awesome one and thanks once again for the giveaway and chance at winning.

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