Halloween is this Saturday and what better way to count down the remaining days than participating in a special blog tour highlighting scary reads? We're hosts for Leap Books' Crossroads Blog Tour 2015 featuring fantastic authors and their books. This tour runs for seven (yes, seven!) days and on each day we will be spotlighting an author or two, as well as showcasing their latest book and their answers to our two questions. There's also a giveaway!
So, without further adieu, we present Day 1 of the Crossroads Blog Tour with authors Tina Ferraro and Dorothy Dreyer. We hope you enjoy this special tour (and make sure to check out the FANTASTIC covers for Dorothy Dreyer's YA book series below. *LUV them!*). We thank the authors for taking the time to answer our questions. Don't forget to follow the tour on Twitter @TheCrossroadsBT and on Facebook.
A two-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America's RITA award and the National Reader's Choice award for her young adult novels, her interests include Facebook Scrabble, the color orange, and chasing coyotes out of her neighborhood.
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What is your creepiest memory?
Home alone, the kitchen overhead light suddenly snapped on. Later, I found out my friend had died at about that minute.
What is your favorite thing to do during the Halloween season?
I love predicting Halloween costume trends, and seeing my success rate with our neighborhood trick-or-treaters.
Half a life is not worth living.
Probably not a good idea to take advice from your dead twin sister.
High school sophomore Trisha Traynor and friends have played the Halloween mirror game for years, the one that’s supposed to show a glimpse of the guy they’ll marry. But no one’s ever seen anything.
Until tonight—when Trisha is gob smacked by the candlelit arrival of her long-deceased twin sister, instead of her crush, Kirk Maxwell.
In a voice and vision that only Trisha can hear and see, Chessie claims to be back on a compassionate journey. Trisha fears she's gone nuthouse crazy. But she nonetheless follows the instructions Chessie outlines in their nightly conversations, until she finds herself stepping across some ethical lines, and probably ending all chances with Kirk.
When a sisterly showdown ensues, resulting in the shattering of the mirror, Chessie’s gone again, and a heartsick Trisha sets about righting her recent wrongs. That is, until she stumbles upon the real reason Chessie had come back and the most important glimpse yet that the mirror could never predict.
Author Dorothy Dreyer
Dorothy Dreyer has always believed in magic. Born in Angeles City, Philippines, to a Filipino mother and American Father, Dorothy grew up a military brat, living in Massachusetts, South Dakota, Guam, New Jersey, and New York. She now lives in Frankfurt, Germany, with her husband, two teens, and two Siberian huskies. Dorothy not only writes books with some element of magic in them, but has a fondness for reading those kinds of books as well. She also enjoys movies, chocolate, take-out, and spending time with family and friends.
Once I was vlogging in the park when suddenly a dark shadow came at me. Can’t remember it all, but here’s the vlog (or watch below).
I love dressing up in different costumes and slipping into a creepy role. It’s so much fun to be scary!
MY FRAYED ETERNITY (Reaper's Rite Book Three) -
YA Dark Paranormal
Just when Zadie thought life was returning to normal, one of the most important people in her life turns up missing. When Zadie finds out this disappearance has something to do with Reapers, her worst fears are realized.
Not only have the Reapers returned, but a plan to up the stakes and bring the Reaper’s Rite to the next level is discovered. Using their Vila powers, Zadie and her sister Mara must set out to rescue their friend and do what they can to put an end to the pact between witches, faeries, and Reapers, before all is lost for eternity.