Carrie Green has a unique style of writing that brings an element of humor to the horror. The story begins and you find yourself at the farm. You can hear the rustling of the stalks as you run through the corn field with the young lovers, Sarah & Todd. The newlyweds are quite sweet, but you quickly realize that all as not as it appears.
They had just been married in a no-nonsense civil ceremony. With no honeymoon in sight they moved directly in to the musty old family farmhouse that Todd shared with his mother.
The mother- in- law was not happy, and made no attempt to hide it. In fact, the only things that seemed to make her happy were her son and her bizarre penchant for creating mutant violets. She and Todd had run the farm for years- with the exception of his time away at college. But that was over and he was home where he belonged…with his mother.
Sarah had dreamed of a warm mother-daughter relationship with her new mother-in-law. She learned very soon, that this was not to be. What starts out as minor annoyances escalates to threatening behavior that now feels sinister. Her husband was no help- he refused to believe his mother was anything but perfect. Mama’s boy.
And in the end the lines blur and you cannot point out the monster.
Carrie Green Interview
I suggest downloading free books on Amazon then follow the authors that you enjoy; comment on their blogs, write book reviews, offer guest posts, be open to interviews, and Retweet book links and amusing tweets. I promote other authors with greater frequency than I promote myself and that is how it should be…
There are authors on Twitter, usually bestselling authors, who refuse to follow anyone back (but will send a Direct Message with a link asking you to buy their latest book). That is not how you engage in Social Media. They should just shut down their Twitter accounts, if they won't follow back, RT, and become part of the online community.
C: The #TeaserTrain Twitter hashtag was the idea of Kellianne Sweeney. She's a Woman's Lit author that I followed, regularly commented on her delightful blog, and RT'd her blog links. Back in December of 2011, she tweeted asking if any authors were interested in exchanging teasers. I thought it was a brilliant idea, too, and immediately responded.
We went on to recruit a group of other authors to participate. If you want to increase your blog traffic, #TeaserTrain easily doubles or triples your Internet visitors. We hope eventually, by exposing our books to similar readership through other authors' blogs, that it also will lead to more book sales.
We're always happy to add more participants, just contact myself (@CarrieGreenBook) or Kellianne Sweeney (@KellianneSweene) via Direct Message, with your email address. There is no cost beyond the commitment of your time every Thursday to tweet about teasers and to host a teaser once a month.
My mouth felt like sandpaper. I gave up trying to sleep and finally opened my eyes. What the hell? I found myself on a chaise lounge, outside, in the courtyard.
Sharon and Dante were an arm's length away, curled up on the ground, half-naked. Clearly, they must have passed out. Ryan was flat on his back on top of the patio bar, an arm dangling, and Kirk was slumped on a bar stool. His head was pillowed by Ryan's crotch.
I rubbed my eyes, trying to piece together what had happened last night.
K: That is fantastic! I love how you made that come to life. Thanks so much for the interview. I am looking forward to reading your new book, ‘Walk A Lonely Street’ when it comes out!
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