If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Nightmare Collection Blog Tour

This Friday I am taking part in Cheri's blog tour for her release of The Nightmare Collection. Below you will find links to buy the book and a giveaway which includes signed copies and a gift card! Thank you Cheri for Visiting with my followers.

Excerpt from Nightmare Ever After

“Young Cassie there told us a hairy monster killed her friends. Can you believe that?”
Normally, Tim would’ve said no, but seeing those eyes, his gut told him to trust her. “And I guess you think the killer’s back. Is that why you brought these folders to a crime scene?”
“You guessed right, Agent O’Conner. One man from the forestry service recognized the wounds, told me it might be the same killer. We rarely have crime out here. New Haven is a peaceful small town. I brought these reports to check it out. You still think it’s an accident?”
After seeing these pictures, Tim wasn’t so quick to label it one way or the other. “We’ll see what Patti says. I suggest we start a perimeter search. If the hiker was murdered, then this isn’t the primary scene. There’s not enough blood or disturbance. If it’s not an accident, could this be the work of a copycat?”
“I really don’t think it’s a copycat. But I agree this isn’t the primary scene. My office is willing to help. I know it’s the FBI’s call. We have little jurisdiction here.” The sheriff gathered the folders.
“We’ll be glad for the assistance. There’re a lot of woods out here. I’ll call in some backup and see if the Western Lab can speed up their lab work on what we discover.” Tim’s partner Jess Lawson had picked a fine time to go on maternity leave. He could’ve used her help. He removed his cell phone from his pocket and searched for a signal.
“Oh, those phones don’t work out here. You can borrow our radio. Mikey’s back with the ME.” Sheriff Jones nodded to the deputy’s truck, followed behind by the medical examiner’s vehicle and the State Police in their cruiser.
“Thanks, Sheriff.” Tim nodded.
Jones returned the gesture.
Tim glanced at the corpse again before heading to Patti’s vehicle. Even along the forestry road, the sun barely poked through from the dense tree canopy. Such a picturesque place for a terrible crime. If the sheriff was right this man had killed again, then Tim would find the murderer. He knew he would need to speak with the medical examiner as well as the State Police before he could call in a couple more teams, but he needed to talk to one other person.
Cassandra Richards was the lone survivor. How could they believe she had anything to do with her friends’ deaths? Plus, if this person was murdered and the evidence pointed to the same man who killed those teens back in 2002 and 2003, then she could give them insight on the case. Had she seen the killer up close and personal? Tim needed to find out. Persuading her to return, though, might be a problem, but Special Agent Tim O’Conner was up to the task.

Book Description:
A legend is hungry tonight.
A child monster will get its first taste of blood in Nightmare at the Freak Show. Four friend will enter the forest on December night, but only one can survive in Once Upon a December Nightmare. Almost ten years after Cassie's December nightmare, the monster awakens to hunt again in Nightmare Ever After.

Publication Date: November 17, 2012

Cover art by Nicemonkey at Dreamstime.com. Cover design by Aubrie Dionne. Bookworm logo for Surrounded by Books Publishing created by Cherie Reich.

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Author Bio:
A self-proclaimed bookworm, Cherie Reich is a writer, freelance editor, book blogger, and library assistant living in Virginia. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies. Her e-books include the horror series Nightmare, a short story collection with authors Aubrie Dionne and Lisa Rusczyk titled The Best of Raven and the Writing Desk, the futuristic space fantasy novelette trilogy Gravity, and The Foxwick Chronicles, a series of fantasy stories. She is a member of Valley Writers and the Virginia Writers Club.

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I am giving away prizes to two lucky people. The prize packages are open internationally and include: a signed copy of The Nightmare Collection, a signed copy of Gravity: The Complete Trilogy, and a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cherie rocks and I can't wait to read this!

Cherie Reich said...

Aww, thank you, Alex!

Thank you so much for hosting me today, Summer! I appreciate it!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Summer - Cherie's book doesn't sound fun - Nightmares - no thank you .. but a good buy for some I'm sure - including me!

Hope all's well and happy Christmas preparations .. cheers Hilary

Cherie Reich said...

Yes, the book might scare some, Hilary, but that's a little bit the point of horror. Hehe! ;) Thanks for stopping by!

Carolyn V said...

Cherie's book sound so good. ;)

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