Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Guest Post by Jeff Bennington Author of Reunion - and Kindle Giveaway!

Welcome Jeff!
Hi Shari! Thank you so much for this opportunity to bring my supernatural thriller, Reunion, to your readers. Before I interview Nick Tooley, I want to inform your readers that I’m giving away a Kindle on May 15th to one luck Reunion blog tour follower. For details about the Kindle giveaway, go to

Interview with Nick Tooley: The CrAzY One
Jeff: Before I bring in Nick Tooley, I want to give you a little bit of background information about this guy. He’s one of the survivors from the school shooting in Crescent Falls. He’s tough. He’s outspoken, and he comes from a long line of football players. When he was in high school he was one of the school bullies...but everything changed the morning David Ray shot and killed several of his classmate.
Now without further ado, I’d like you to meet Nick Tooley! How are you, Nick?
Nick: Doing just fine.
J: So, Nick…it’s been twenty years since that tragic day. Are you ready for a reunion?
N: Me? Hell no!
J: Not interested in getting together with your old pals?
N: No…it’s not that.
J: Oh, okay. Would you mind if I asked what it is that would keep you from going?
N: Not at all; it’s—it’s the school. That—excuse me, building. There’s something in there…something evil.
J: Inside?
N: Yes
J: You mean it’s haunted?
N: Oh yeah! It’s haunted! I’ve seen that thing…whatever it is, looking out the window, staring at me, tempting me to come inside.
J: So you visit the school?
N: Yes.
J: Often?
N: ‘Bout every week?
J: Why?
N: I don’t know. To think I suppose.
J: What do you think about?
N: I’d rather not say.
J: Fair enough. But there’s something in the school that frightens you and still you go there? I’m confused.
N: Yeah, well, it’s hard to explain. I hate the school, but I need it. I need to remember and…and that’s all I’m going to say about that.
J: Okay. I understand. Would you like to talk about your brother? You’re a twin right?
N: Yes, I’m a twin, but I told you that I didn’t want to talk about him.
J: Oh, that’s right. I apologize for that. What about Kate, your wife? How does she feel about the reunion?
N: Don’t know. You’ll have to ask her. We don’t talk much lately.
J: I’m sorry to hear that. Is there anything you’d like to say about that?
N: No. In fact, I’m done. I’ve got an appointment with my buddy Jack Daniels. Thanks for the chat, buddy.
J: Sure. Thanks for coming by, Nick. Take care… Nick Tooley, ladies and gentlemen. I hope you get a chance to see what’s troubling him in my supernatural thriller, Reunion. And a big thank you to Shari for having me!

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Also available in print, Nook, Sony, and ipad.

Thank you so much Jeff for stopping by and for the amazing give away.  Best of luck on Reunion, I know I loved it! You can see my review for Reunion here.  Good luck on winning that Kindle everyone!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Reunion - Review

Author: Jeff Bennington
Release Date: April 1, 2011
Published by: nexGate Press
Pages: 336
Target Age: Adult
Source: author asked for an honest review
Summary from Goodreads:
David Ray killed eight students and then turned the gun on himself. He thought the shooting and suicide would fix his world. It didn't. The massacre threw Tanner Khan and the other survivors into chaos.

Twenty years later, Tanner and his fellow classmates reluctantly agree to hold a reunion to lay the past to rest. Although they suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, they come back to their hometown and reunite in the defunct school building. Old flames are rekindled, fears are ignited, and their lives are about to explode in a whirlwind of memories, haunted by the spirit of David Ray.

Once they're inside the school, they discover that a dark entity has joined them. It has come to collect a debt, long overdue, and someone has to pay. Will Tanner and his classmates overcome their fears, putting the pieces of their lives back together, or will they be consumed by their worst nightmare?

 This novel starts out heartbreaking!  Jump ahead twenty years and it turns suspenseful, and oh so creepy.  It was so great, I loved the shift! The characters are so well written that they reminded me of  the kids I went to high school with.  David Ray is a character that you have to hate because of what he does, but at the same time you feel so bad for him.  He's been through so much and treated so badly in his short life.  I loved how Jeff Bennington gave the survivors each strengths to go along with the weaknesses of their PTSD.  Reunion is a book that will have you glued to the pages, and will leave you thinking about it long after you've finished.

REUNION is available at Amazon and Smashwords.
You can also check it out on Goodreads, where Jeff is giving away two signed copies to Goodreads members between April 1 and May 15, 2011.
Join me tomorrow along with Jeff Bennington and learn more about one of the great characters from Reunion.  You'll also learn how you can win a kindle in Jeff's Reunion giveaway.

Teaser Tuesday (4/26/2011) Clarity

Author: Kim Harrington
Excerpt from page 56

I sank down onto the sand and closed my eyes. I was so focused on the rhythmic push and pull of the tide that I didn't hear footsteps behind me.  I didn't know anyone stood over me, until two hands squeezed my shoulders.

 Miz B hosts Teaser Tuesday every week, check her out for the official rules.  I never seem to be able to stick to the rule about only 2 sentences. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

On My Wish List (5) Miles From Ordinary, Juliet Immortal, Capture

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post(found at Book Chick City). If you want to know more click here.

This week I'm wishing for:
Miles From Ordinary 
Author: Carol Lynch Williams
Released: March 15, 2011
Summary from Goodreads:

Thirteen-year-old Lacey wakes to a beautiful summer morning excited to begin her new job at the library, just as her mother is supposed to start work at the grocery store. Lacey hopes that her mother's ghosts have finally been laid to rest; after all, she seems so much better these days, and they really do need the money. But as the hours tick by and memories come flooding back, a day full of hope spins terrifyingly out of control....

Juliet Immortal
Author: Stacey Jay
Expected Release: September 2011
Summary from Goodreads:
"These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume."
—Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The most tragic love story in history . . .

Juliet Capulet didn't take her own life. She was murdered by the person she trusted most, her new husband, Romeo Montague, a sacrifice made to ensure his own immortality. But what Romeo didn't anticipate was that Juliet would be granted eternity, as well, and would become an agent for the Ambassadors of Light. For 700 years, she's fought Romeo for the souls of true lovers, struggling to preserve romantic love and the lives of the innocent. Until the day she meets someone she's forbidden to love, and Romeo, oh Romeo, will do everything in his power to destroy that love.

Author: Nicole Sobon
Released: March 17, 2011
Summary from Goodreads: 
Autumn Stone spent her life in Lunica City thinking she was free, that it was her home. All of that changed when she found herself sitting before Official Agnes below the Command Center with no recollection as to how she arrived there. Desperately seeking answers, Autumn sets out on a mission that will slowly, but surely, begin to unravel everything in she knew, including herself. Can she save the only place she knows as home from destruction or will she lose it all in the process?

So what books are waiting and wishing for this week?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Blog Hop Friday

 Looking forward to meeting some new bloggers again this week and stopping by to say hello to some I've been following for a while. (sorry this got put up so late, I've been having internet problems today.) Thanks for taking time out of your weekend to stop by.  I hope you enjoy your time here.  For all of the rules on Follow Friday visit parajunkee's amazing blog.  
Question of the week:
What is on your current playlist this week?
My Answer:
Jack Johnson
All Time Low
Death Cab For Cutie
Never Shout Never

Have a great weekend!