‘NetNet: Book give-away of THE WAITING – an inspired-by-true-ghost-story, Vampira, scary (very) short films, the Yankee Pedlar Inn, Sherlock Holmes, and a mystery vending machine.Posted: April 12, 2014
ENTER A SPECIAL DRAWING FOR A FREE DIGITAL BOOK, OR AUTOGRAPHED PAPERBACK, BY HUNTER SHEA
I’m honored to be kicking off the virtual book tour for a favored author and stalking victim, Hunter Shea. At the end of the month, he and I will be doing an interview in which we’ll discuss his latest novella, THE WAITING, and how it was inspired by a true-life haunting.
It will be my first interview, and this is the first time I’m participating in a book tour, so I hope you’ll all be patient and supportive.
I have every intention of asking him probing questions about how THE WAITING and the true events relate, so it would be best if you all have read the novella by the time of the interview. (I suspect there may be spoilers.) I’ll have the actual drawing on midnight of the 20th, so that the winners of THE WAITING will have time to read it … and the rest of you will have time to buy it AND read it, if you want, to get all you can out of the interview.
NOTE: The book tour, as a whole, has a rafflecopter give-away going too … for the same set of prizes that I’m offering, but don’t be confused! There are TWO rafflecopters and one of them (accessible below) is just for The Paranormalist readers. To maximize your chances, you may want to visit some of the other stops on the blog tour and enter into that rafflecopter too. To find links to all the tour’s stops, visit Hunter’s launch post at his website, huntershea.com.
Yes, I am spoiled. Either that or Hunter
fears likes me.
In addition to TWO digital downloads of THE WAITING, I’ll be giving away one autographed paperback copy of my favorite Hunter Shea novel (so far) SINISTER ENTITY, which is a new and interesting spin on the concept of dopplegangers.
In order to enter the drawing, please click below to be taken to The Paranormalist Portal.
Once there, you will find a widget that allows you to earn chances (think of them as raffle tickets) by completing simple actions that will support Hunter. Tasks that can earn entries for you range from following him on Twitter to purchasing and reviewing any of his books. (THAT sort of behavior, will get you multiple entries, of course :))
Once you’re done there, there will be an easy link to come back here, so you can continue reading this week’s NetNet.
LEARN ABOUT THE ORIGINAL VAMPIRA
VIEW AN EXPERTLY CURATED SET OF SCARY SHORT VIDEOS
VISIT THE YANKEE PEDDLER INN (SETTING OF THE MOVIE ‘THE INNKEEPERS”)
DREAM OF OWNING A VERY SPECIAL VENDING MACHINE
GET PRIMED FOR A SERIES OF EXAMINATIONS OF THE SHERLOCK HOLMES PHENOMENA, FROM AN EXPERT
There is no way I’m going to capture every great thing that happens in my personal web, let alone on the wider internet. The posts I feature here just happened to catch my eye. They resonated with me and whatever is going on in my life right now. And they are worth sharing.
2014.01.22 UPDATE: The streaming option at PBS has now expired. All 6 episodes from seasons 1 & 2 are available via Netflix streaming: HERE.
I saw this notification from PBS and thought I might not be the only one who is just discovering the PBS Masterpiece Mystery series, Sherlock.
I stumbled onto the show in the last couple of weeks. Prior to that, I knew the show was on TV, but – when I first heard about it – I wasn’t too keen on the idea of a Sherlock Holmes adaptation set in present day.
I think I was under the weather when the first episode was recently rebroadcast. Too lazy to look for something else, I watched it. It was quite entertaining … in large part because of the relationship between Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martín Freeman.)
So far, I’ve seen A Study in Pink, The Blind Banker, and The Hounds of Baskerville. All of them took an interesting, even sly, slant on the classic versions. The series is both fresh and respectful. (And there’s a fair bit of funny – always a good thing.)
The new season starts this Sunday, but you can catch all the previous episodes online.
Sherlock, Season 1:
Sherlock, Season 2:
- A Scandal in Belgravia: http://to.pbs.org/1iUs6VV
- The Hounds of Baskerville: http://to.pbs.org/1kBOrM7
- The Reichenbach Fall: http://to.pbs.org/K28O4X