Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Book Launch Deadly Duo, Thriller & Zombies!

 Today is DAY 9 of the 
GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie  
BOOK LAUNCH BLOG TOUR!!!! 

But.... today you have to go to DB Corey's blog to get my questions, and comment to enter the prize giveaway. And please do comment here as well since I put in my two cents here and there, too. (Don't forget to follow the rest of the blog tour schedule at the bottom of this post.)

My fellow Intrigue author, DB Corey also has his book launching this month, so we decided to pair up and do a double post today. 

** A little about DB's book, CHAIN OF EVIDENCE: They say the evidence never lies, but don’t tell that to Moby Truax. He’s sure it’s the evidence itself that allows a killer of women to roam the streets of Baltimore.


The evidence is consistent—cyanide: identical in concentration, identical in purity. The victims appear random to all but Detective-Sergeant Moby Truax; a financially strapped cop nearing the end of his career. Truax sees that recent victims are suddenly younger, prettier, and questions the evidence that points to a lone killer. He suspects a copycat, but he must convince his new commander by overcoming the only flaw in his theory—the evidence itself. 

 (Be sure to go to the Amazon link and read the beginning of CHAIN OF EVIDENCE. Wow! And Bernie looks like such a nice guy.... :) )


    


**** Now some Q & A's with D.B. Corey:

Q- What’s scarier zombies or hit-men?
A-    Hit-men are scarier. They look the same as any average Joe carrying a violin case around with them, they don’t make a  racket dragging their own limbs, and they know to blow your head off, and not their own. 
(Chris: I'd be afraid of anyone with a gun, but I think I'd be more afraid of a monster trying to bite my head off!)

Q- Why did you decide to write crime thrillers?
A-    I like mysteries and thrillers, so I thought I should try one of those first to see how it turned out.

Q- If you could be part of a movie, which would you pick and why?
A-    I’m not sure what you mean by “part of a movie,” but if I were involved in a movie, a big screen adaptation of Chain of Evidence for example (talk about Blue-Skying it), I think I’d like a crack at writing the screenplay, or maybe even directing; logical choices for a writer, I think.

Q- In your opinion, what distinguishes a thriller from a mystery?
A-    To me, a mystery offers up clues while withholding the identity of the bad guy. That keeps readers turning pages while guessing who the bad guy is.
B-    A thriller, on the other hand, divulges the bad guy almost immediately. The reader sees the twist and turns that the good guy must overcome—one obstacle after the other—and find themselves looking for solutions right along with the protagonist. 

Q- What makes your characters/novels unique?

A-    I started writing very late in life, so I have an older perspective of the world. I draw my main characters from my own experiences, and invent the ones I need to fill in the blanks. Moby Truax, for example, is at the end of his career, but not the end of his life. His performance is down, his body is giving out, and he finds himself dealing with a young boss and a young partner who do not cater to the old ways. I wrap all this around a crime thriller, and make him deal with it.

Q- If you could meet one character from your book, who would it be and why?
A-    Vecchio. She’s an enigma.

Q- Will the story dictate that a character must die or grow old?
A-    It’s interesting that you ask that question, since Truax is already old, but he’s not ready to die just yet. I think Truax will be over 60 when we next see him. He’ll be retired and he’ll hate it. He’ll be as broke as he was before, and feel as useless as he did when we first met him. But he will find renewed purpose when the next bad guy comes to town.  I’m not giving anything away, am I? 

LINKS:
Twitter - @dbcorey    Facebook – DB Corey

** NOW OUT!!! Get your copy of GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie yet?? **
Sixteen-year-old Rebecca Herrera Hayes faces every teenager's biggest nightmares: bad skin, bad hair, and worse . . . turning into one of the living dead.

Becca's life changes forever when her cousin Spence comes back to their small Wisconsin town carrying a deadly secret—he's becoming a zombie, a fate he shares with her through an accidental scratch.

The Z infection, however, has mutated, affecting younger persons like her, or those treated early enough, differently. Now she must cope with weird physical changes and habits no girl wants to be noticed for. Then she meets Gabe, a good-looking part-Z like her, and fears falling for him. After all, how can he, who shows hardly any Z symptoms, be interested in someone like her?

But time is running out... Becca needs his help as she and her cousin Carm search for their missing mothers and fight off hungry Zs.

Most of all, she needs to find something, anything, to stop this deadly transformation before it is forever too late...

** See Rafflecopter to sign in for prizes ** (prize pix & rafflecopter on Day 1)



















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*** Don't forget to follow along the rest of the tour! ***

GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie Book Launch Blog Tour Aug. 5-17
Monday, 8/5 - Marian Allen,- http://www.marianallen.com
Tuesday, 8/6 - Armand Rosamilia, http://armandrosamilia.com/
Wednesday, 8/7 - GirlZombieAuthors, http://girlzombieauthors.blogspot.com
Thursday, 8/8 - StraightFromHel, Helen Ginger, http://straightfromhel.blogspot.com/
Friday, 8/9 - Dana Wright, ZombieGirlShambling, http://zombiegirlshambling.blogspot.com/
Saturday, 8/10 - GirlZombieAuthors, http://girlzombieauthors.blogspot.com
Monday, 8/12 - AR Von, Dreamz of Dragons, http://dreamzofdragons.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, 8/13 - B. Swangin Webster, Books, Shoes, Writing, http://booksshoeswriting.blogspot.com/
Today - Wednesday, 8/14 - DB Corey, http://dbcorey.blogspot.com/
Thursday, 8/15 - Wrap-up - GirlZombieAuthors, http://girlzombieauthors.blogspot.com
Friday, 8/16 – Austin Camacho, Another Writer’s Life, http://ascamacho.blogspot.com
Saturday, 8/17 – Winners announced after 12 noon Central – GirlZombieAuthors,http://girlzombieauthors.blogspot.com

1 comment:

  1. This was a good interview with DB Corey...I'm not sure but I think zombies AND hit men are scary. One will CHOP off your head...the other will EAT it!

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