Book Blog Tour and Giveaway for The Hotel by Jennifer Anne Gordon

From Daylight to Madness
The Hotel Book 1
by Jennifer Anne Gordon
Genre: Psychological Suspense, Gothic Horror
The latest book from the critically acclaimed author of Beautiful, Frightening, and Silent; Jennifer Anne Gordon.
On an almost uninhabitable rocky island off the coast of Maine, a Hotel looms over the shore, an ever-present gray lady that stands strong like a guard, keeping watch. For many who come here, this island is a sanctuary and a betrayal.
This is a place where memories linger like ghosts, and the ephemeral nature of time begins to peel away …like the sanity of all who have been unlucky enough to step foot on its shore.
In the late spring of 1873, Isabelle gave birth to her son Oscar, he cried for three startling minutes, and then went silent. During the months that follow, Isabelle is drugged and lulled into an almost hallucinatory world of grief and fear. Her life begins to feel as though it exists in a terrifying new reality separated from those around her …
When her grieving begins to make her husband, Henry, uncomfortable, he and his mother conspire to send Isabelle away to a Summer Hotel on Dagger Island, where she can rest and heal. While they are adamant that the hotel is not an asylum and that Isabelle will be able to return eventually to her home, Isabelle understands in her heart that it is all a lie. That perhaps, everything about being a woman in this time, may have always been a lie.
Her family has lied to her, and she has lied to herself.
The Hotel, of course, is not what it seems, and the foreboding Dagger Island begins to feel more like a prison than a retreat. Isabelle hears relentless sounds coming from the attic above her room, and the ever-present cries of small children scream in her head almost constantly. Are they hallucinations, or are they connected to the small cemetery she found, filled with the fresh dirt of little graves, the brokenhearted reminders of people that no one believes ever existed?
She meets a fellow guest at the Hotel, a young, enigmatic, and deeply damaged priest, named Francis.
Together they teeter on the edges of reality and try desperately to become free from the fates that their pasts have bound them to.
From Daylight to Madness is a poetic, and haunting Gothic Fiction novel that is both profoundly unsettling and darkly romantic.
**Only .99 cents!!**
When the Sleeping Dead Still Talk
The Hotel Book 2
Critically acclaimed Author Jennifer Anne Gordon’s conclusion to The Hotel Series, with the sequel to From Daylight to Madness.
In one startling moment in the late summer of 1873 a tragedy fell like summer sun on the gray jagged shores of Dagger Island. Francis loses everything he thought his life was, and what it could have become. His heart breaks and his feet run, all the way back to his childhood home, he reaches for a past that may not exist.
He is there, in the little house in Dorchester Neck. A place haunted with missing time. He feels the comfort from walls that lean in too close, but then …He feels the trauma that ripped his life in two and in a blink of an eye he is back at the hotel. He can feel the memories fade as the cold fingers of winter wrap around him. He does not know how he got there, or indeed if he ever left.
Francis has lived his whole life veiled in the memories that are more alive than his present. The current days fade away before he can hold on to him. Everything he was or thought he could have been is gone. He realizes he may be a monster, and the person he has fallen in love with may not even exist. Francis holds onto the memories he thinks are real …until he is almost consumed by them.
Francis is isolated in a world of mesmerism, with his tormentor and healer Doctor Hughes.
Francis is a guest in this hotel with his past, his present, and who he believes to be his future. Isabelle. His world is a labyrinth … he feels her hand in his. The fingers intertwine and there is nothing left but her …
She is a memory, a ghost, and a hallucination.
He can almost remember the moment when his father’s glass shattered into his face…he can almost remember who he was before he was broken in two.
He can almost remember…
He can almost…
He can…
He…
JENNIFER ANNE GORDON is a professional ballroom dancer and choreographer by day, and a curly haired neurotic writer by night. She is an actor, a traveler, a photographer, a lover of Gothic Horror, and a dog mom. She lives in the wilds of New Hampshire with her partner on and off the dance floor. Her novels include the Kindle Award for Horror 2020 Winning book, Beautiful, Frightening, and Silent, as well as the historical Gothic novel From Daylight to Madness (The Hotel #1) as well as When The Sleeping Dead Still Talk (The Hotel #2). She also has a published collection of her artwork, titled “Victoriana {mixed media art of jennifer anne gordon}.
Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!
An autographed copy of my novel Beautiful, Frightening, and Silent
(finalist for the kindle awards for horror 2020),
An autographed copy of my art book “Victoriana: mixed media art of Jennifer Anne Gordon”
and a $15 Amazon Gift Card.

Book Blitz for Chasing Bristol by Shane Morgan


Check out the promo event for Chasing Bristol, a clean New Adult Suspense.


22393590Release date: April 20th 2015
Publisher: TSW Books
Purchase: Amazon

Synopsis via Goodreads:


What if your freedom was threatened?

Bristol is trying to move on from a cheating ex. The last thing she wants are roses, gifts, and suggestive notes popping up at her apartment and at work.

When Bristol meets Mason—a charming and sweet guy who wants a chance with her—she’s convinced that he is the mystery guy trying to capture her heart. The thought fizzles when what appeared to be harmless turns into something much more terrifying, and Bristol realizes that Mason isn’t capable of such things—not in his position.

Bristol’s secret admirer is determined to have her for himself, no matter what. Will she have the courage to fight when control and privacy is being taken from her?


EXCERPT
Shocked, I peered around at the hundreds of pictures pasted all over the walls. I could make out every single one in the radiant sunlight shown through the window. Vincent had pictures of me walking along the bay, hanging out with my friends, going to work, at the cafe, with my parents, and even shots of me…naked in the shower.
 
I felt like a fish out of water. I couldn’t breathe. The layout of the room looked similar too. It reminded me of the spare bedroom in my apartment.
 
“Bristol! You lied to me!” His voice echoed from the bottom of the stairs.
 
Getting over the frightening scene, I hurried to lock the door I’d just come through, buying myself some time. Then I sprinted to the other door, unlocking it to scurry outside. I froze as I stumbled into the living room, glimpsing pictures of Mr. Farris and his wife on the table by the tan sofa.
 
This was my landlord’s apartment on the first floor. Vincent lived with Mr. Farris. How were they connected? How did he get away with having pictures of me covering his bedroom wall without Mr. Farris knowing?
 
I jumped at the sound of a door bashing in. “Liar!” Vincent’s voice bellowed from the room. “You’re just like Savannah!” I dashed for the front door just as he ran out of the room.
 
“No!” I screamed, trying to unfasten the chain in time. Vincent grabbed me and tossed me away from the door. I bustled into the kitchen and yanked out a knife from the cutlery block, pointing it at him.
 
Vincent came up to the island, laughing at me. “You naughty girl. You really had me fooled there for a second.”
 
“Don’t come closer or I’ll—”
 
“Or you’ll what?” He smirked. Sliding his hand behind his back, he pulled out a gun on me. “Now, put that down before you hurt yourself.”
 
 

About the Author

Shane Morgan is a bestselling author of contemporary romance, suspense, and urban fantasy. She lives in the beautiful town of Narragansett, Rhode Island with her amazing husband, who doesn’t mind being surrounded by books or inspiring the male characters in her stories. Aside from writing, Shane also enjoys blogging, reading, listening to music and watching movies.


Different stories… One Suspenseful Series
http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Julian-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00HJBNF9Q http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UMH9O62 
 

GIVEAWAY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What if your freedom was threatened? NA Contemporary Suspense – Chasing Bristol by Shane Morgan

What do you do when your freedom and privacy is threatened?

chasingbristolcover

About the Book:

Bristol is trying to move on from a cheating ex. The last thing she wants are roses, gifts, and suggestive notes popping up at her apartment and at work.

When Bristol meets Mason—a charming and sweet guy who wants a chance with her—she’s convinced that he is the mystery guy trying to capture her heart. The thought fizzles when what appeared to be harmless turns into something much more terrifying, and Bristol realizes that Mason isn’t capable of such things. Not in his position.

Bristol’s secret admirer is determined on having her for himself, no matter what. Will she have the courage to fight when control and privacy is being taken from her?

PRE-ORDER LINKS: Amazon US | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon FR | Amazon AU

Author Bio:

Shane Morgan is a Amazon Bestselling author of contemporary romance, suspense, and urban fantasy. She lives in Rhode Island with her amazing husband, who doesn’t mind being surrounded by so many books or inspiring the male characters in her stories. Aside from writing, Shane enjoys blogging, helping other authors, reading, listening to music and watching movies.

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Friday Reads for 04 Oct 2013

   

   

Well, it’s been quite a while, so I figured I should just right in and get all of my bookish things updated now that it’s October. As you can see, I’ve been on a Halloween-centric horror/suspense kick, and I’ve found some pretty good books for the occasion. (I really should do a Halloween special post, now that I think of it.) Anyway, I was on vacation, and now that I’ve retrieved some American books over my birthday, I have a list for you:

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

My finds:

  • Seconds Away by Harlan Coben – This is the latest suggestion from the Orange County Public Library’s Teen Book Club.
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke – I was searching writing advice for horror young adult literature authors, and came across this.
  • Bound to You by Christopher Pike – more than likely I read this at some point in my life, but with the new cover, I’m not sure.
  • Doctor Sleep by Stephen King – I got this for my birthday. It’s release was two days before, and we made a specific trip to Target to grab it.
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – I may have mentioned this book before, since it’s being talked about so much lately. It was another birthday book.
  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake – I’m trying to find good young adult horror, and this one came up in my search.

 

Also, I’ve been reading The Shining and Princess in the Spotlight. Two totally different types of books, I know. I needed to mix it up a bit. I’m really into the King book, but The Princess Diaries books are going to be my new guilty pleasure, right along with my Pretty Little Liars books.

Happy Reading, Happy October, and Happy Friday!

WWW Wednesday 31 Jul 2013 (Find out what I am reading this week)

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

I decided to read Carrie by Stephen King again for about the third time. It’s a great story, though I sort of don’t like the story as a historical account, but it makes sense. It needs that element of other people telling the story, so you can understand what Carrie’s going through. She’s not capable of explaining how weird her mother is because she has nothing else to compare it to. I’m almost finished. I put it down last night right as things were kicking off at the prom.

What did you recently finish reading?

I still am only half way through with Stunning. I read chapters here and there, but I’m not sucked in like I use to be (especially because now the mystery’s been solved, basically.)

What do you think you’ll read next?

Until the End: Final Friends Trilogy: The Party, The Dance, and The Graduation by Christopher Pike. I would really love to say that I’m going to read through all three of these books again. I’ve had it since my first trip back to Florida in 2011 and I just recently started rereading the first book. I absolutely loved Christopher Pike novels when I was in high school, and I distinctly remember this series to be more detailed and engaging as a young adult novel than the shorter books. I wanted to rekindle that excitement in reading for myself again. I want to remember what made me love a book when I was 15 years old.

By the way, the covers looked like this when I read them in the 90s:

   

Happy Reading and Happy Wednesday!