Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dark Corners by Liz Schulte - September/October tour

Dark Corners Description

Ella Reynolds knew from the first moment she walked into the old house someone or something was watching her. Waiting. Her husband's violent murder sent her spiraling into a world of grief and isolation, but Ella isn't alone. Who or what is responsible for her husband's death is still with her. Darkness has engulfed the past year of Ella's life. Everyday reality slips a little more between her fingers as she struggles to break free from her memories.

She must look deeper into her past as well as the present to discover truth of her husband's homicide. A string of uncanny events takes place and practical explanations run thin as Ella follows the terrifying road to closure. As the past and present come to a head, Ella must decipher who or what the murderer is before it takes her as well.

Guest Post by Liz Schulte

I love scary. I have my entire life. Perhaps it’s the product of being the youngest child of four, or maybe I was just born this way, but for as long as I can remember I have always liked everything scary. My favorite book as a child for my mom to read to me was Mickey and the Haunted House. I used to love the Halloween cartoons the very best, I even had the Legend of Sleepy Hollow on tape and would watch it all the time. I was also a huge horror movie fan, read everything RL Stine (I was the Fear Street generation not Goosebumps) and Christopher Pike ever wrote, and used to make up wild, chill inspiring stories about the woods surrounding our house. Something about scary just clicked for me and that has never gone away.

I still attend every new horror movie release with one of my very best friends, just like we did as kids. The only difference now is our standards have changed. Obviously, we are not expecting great cinematic feats or anything, but over the years and years of love and appreciation we have honed down the elements we find to be scary in movie, books, TV shows, etc.  This is part of my inspiration for writing mystery/suspense/horror. Judging by what is available, I saw an opening. It seems to me somewhere between Alfred Hitchcock and the 2011 version of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark we have lost a key element of scary.

For me the scariest monsters live in my imagination. Less really is more. I don’t want to see the bad guy until the very end if at all. I want the suspense, the mystery, the buildup to a big finale. Now this doesn’t mean that the big scary bad guy/monster/whatever isn’t scary. It also doesn’t mean the horrifically gory scenes are not gruesome enough to make me turn my head.  I love those movies too, but they don’t scare me. I find the elements that really stick with me and leave a lasting impression are the ones that don’t leave me when I walk out of the theater, or turn off the television, or put down the book. It’s those elements that I can identify with, those pieces of real life that are infused with something just believable enough that it makes me second guess something I would do in my life. The doorbell rings late at night when I am not expecting something, there’s a strange noise in the house when I am home alone, the phone rings and no one is one the other end. . .

I kept this in mind while writing Dark Corners. What are the things that happen to all of us that if accumulated would be terrifying? I was also careful not to show too much or tell too much because I want the reader’s imagination to run wild. I wanted the reader to feel what Ella was feeling, wonder what was real vs. what was her imagination running wild, and question everything. The best complement I get about my book is when people tell me it made them jump at the noises in their own house.  

So that’s what scares me, what scares you?

If that trailer made you want to run out and buy the
book, you are welcome to click on the Amazon icon below. Happy Reading!


I have a copy of the book to give away along with the contest listed below.
Just follow my blog via GFC or NetworkedBlogs and leave a comment below
with a valid email address so that I can contact you. The contest for
an e-book is international or US/Canada for a hard copy.
A winner will be chosen on September 30th!

Liz's Info
                                                                           Blog - Bat Country

Dark Corners Contest

     Author Liz Schulte and Promotional book tours is pairing up to bring you an awesome prize pack for her Dark Corners Tour!
      Winner will receive a Signed copy of Dark Corners, a Signed Copy of Secrets - Guardian Trilogy Book one (Coming out in Nov), a $20 Amazon Gift card, AND a $20 Barnes and Noble Gift card. 

How do you win? Follow the book tour and leave your comment on any stop for a chance to win. The more stops you comment on, the more chances to win! Remember to leave an email to contact you!

                                    Contest is open to US/ Canada for signed prints or ebook and ecards Int. Must be 18+

It would be REALLY AWESOME if you took a moment to tweet
or post the giveaway on your Face book page. Thanks!

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  1. Hey there! Here to show my support!


  2. You know I love a good suspense thriller! Sounds creepy and good! Thanks for letting us know about it, Rae

  3. Thank you for having me on your blog! If you read Dark Corners I hope you like it and I would love to hear from you.

  4. Hi Donna!
    Sounds like an interesting story! Different than what you usually read!! I am tweeting this and here is my link:!/laurieisreading/status/114537574546161664
    laurieisreading at gmail dot com

  5. Sounds like an awesome book! New follower :)
    And thanks for entering my giveaways! I really hope you enjoy the ebook! Let me know!

  6. Hello, I haven't visited for a while! This sounds like a nice read! Joining in^^

    ladykrishna at gmail dot com

  7. DYING to finish this one, I'm in the middle and it is really drawing me in!

  8. This sounds like something I'd enjoy. Please enter me in the draw and thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

    Here's my tweet:!/DarleneBookNook/status/114752286030430209

  9. I read it and loved it and YES - I did hear bumps in the night! I also couldn't put it down until it was finished.

    If you haven't bought it yet, buy it. You won't regret it!

  10. sounds like a book i will like.thanks for stopping by at the exposure 99% bloghop.following you back through network blogs.

  11. Hi, Donna, it's me. A couple of things: I'm agog at what a generous giveaway and awesome marketing you've done of "Dark Corners." I say that Ms Schulte has alot to be grateful in you! You've also written a very comprehensive and good review for her novel. Bravo on all counts!
    Secondly, what do you think about this new announcement that Emma Thompson has been slated to write a new adventure of our old faithful Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter? I need your input!
    Also, please add me in on yourgiveaway. I'm going to try to stop off at the other tour spots, though I see I'm a late-comer at this point! :] Happy week to you!
    PS: What scares me most? Visits from dead people when they aren't invited.

  12. Sounds like a good read! Cant wait!


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