Friday, July 25, 2014

Black Eyed Kids Everywhere - Creepy Story #1

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Death Knocks cover reveal, and the kind words about the cover and our story. We are so very pleased with the response and appreciate each and every one of you.  

So, in light of Death Knocks coming out in September, I thought it would be neat to feature those dreaded Black Eyed Kids stories that have surfaced throughout the last several years that inspired Jay Noel and I to write our story. Although some of the stories are quite long, I plan on shortening them up a bit, but will always link to a longer post in case you are interested in reading all of the creepy details.

So, the Black Eyed Kids stories came to light by the journalist Brian Bethel, who wrote of his eerie encounter that occurred sometime in the spring or summer of 1996. Click on his name for his version of the events after the passing of several years.

Our esteemed journalist was out one evening, stopping to pay a bill. As he sat in his car, writing out the check to drop in the night box, two young boys approached his vehicle and knocked on his window. As he cracked his window a bit, a fear overcame him instantly. The two boys at his window, dressed in over-sized hooded pullovers, asked him for a ride.

The more they stood there, the more fear built up in Brian's very soul. As he stared at the two black eyed kids standing next to his vehicle, his hand drifted toward the door to let them in, but when he broke eye contact, he jerked it away, and the immense fear consumed him even more. He knew he was in danger, and fled from the scene as quickly as he could possibly manage.

Thus began the phenomenon of the black eyed kids, the urban legend, the stories to keep us up at night, had all started with this one reporter recounting this scary event in his life. 

Please note that each story I feature is open to your interpretation by the story teller. Although every encounter may not be a true telling, it's always fun to allow the imagination to run wild. Until next week, enjoy your nights, and remember "Don't let them in..."

Monday, July 21, 2014

Death Knocks Cover Reveal & Book Trailer

Jay Noel and I are excited to share the Death Knocks book cover and book trailer with you today. Thank you all for taking the time to help us share in this amazing adventure. We couldn't have done it without you! 

Death Knocks Blurb:
Who knew a knock at the door could rupture your entire world? 

They don’t demand money or possessions…they want much more than that, they want your life.

Maverick is preparing for senior year: he’s no longer stuck in the “friend-zone” with the girl of his dreams, he’s looking forward to choosing the right college and being on his own, and he plans to have a blast along the way.

But a knock on the door changes all of that forever.

Maverick begins a mind-altering, life-changing journey to discover the truth—a truth that certain individuals will do anything to keep hidden.

Death Knocks is a Young Adult paranormal thriller about the strange global phenomenon known as the Black-Eyed Kids. Take a creepy and exciting ride in a world where myth meets reality.

Death Knocks is scheduled for publication on September 26, 2014 by Quixotic Publishing.

Take a look at our book trailer:

So, what do you think? Are those Black-Eyed Kids creepy or what?

We really hope you enjoy our cover, and will love our book. Jay and I are very excited to be sharing this today.