Thursday, April 6, 2017

THE WINNERS of Theresa Braun's DEAD OVER HEELS GIVEAWAY are:

http://tometender.blogspot.com/2017/03/theresa-brauns-dead-over-heels-giveaway.html
A Ghostly Tale of Love, Murder & High Heels
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The Winners are:

Brandi D

Debra G

Blythe J

Rachel 

Happy Reading!  
Dead over Heels
by Theresa Braun

 

Publisher: Frith Books (November 16, 2016)
Publication Date: November 16, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance | Ghosts
Print Length: 38 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
Veronica’s first date with Sebastian not only stirs up a powerful attraction, but also a series of supernatural events that will tear them apart.

After countless hours of dead end online dating, Veronica meets up with Sebastian at a reportedly haunted restaurant, since he knows she has a fascination with the paranormal. While enjoying their meals and each other’s company, they share a shocking supernatural experience. Their romantic connection is overshadowed by the ghosts of their own pasts that threaten to destroy their budding relationship. Veronica decides she must return to the restaurant to face her past and dig up more answers. Unfortunately, she realizes she must go back, this time with a reluctant Sebastian. In the end, they join forces against the evil that stands between them, but will they make it out alive?

 
Dead Over Heels by Theresa Braun

Dead over HeelsTalk about killer heels! Theresa Braun’s DEAD OVER HEELS is a short, but dark and ghostly tale of Fate, Love, Rejection and possibly mistaken identity over a pair of high heel shoes.
Veronica was desperate for love, but it was that desperation and maybe the love spell she cast that gave her both the pleasure of love with Sebastian and the horror of seeing into the past.

On her first date with Sebastian, Veronica notices an older couple, deeply in love. There is something about them, something special, almost unearthly. In celebration of their one month anniversary, they return to the restaurant and there, at the same table are that special couple. And that is when both Veronica and Sebastian’s pasts collide and their most painful memories return with a vengeance, a vengeance that becomes a living nightmare for one of them because of a pair of shoes.

Not all authors can write a short story and please readers, but Theresa Braun has done it! Well thought out, good characters, fascinating action and just enough paranormal to leave one wondering, what if…

Perfect when you can sneak in some quick reading time!


 
I think I’ve always been interested in the idea of facing one’s fears. From the moment we learn to sleep in a dark room alone, or check the bedroom closet or under the bed without crying out for our mommies, we confront what we’re afraid of. And, it’s not just the Boogey Man. I remember getting lost in a department store, scared out of my mind. Another time I got locked in the bathroom of a fast food restaurant. I pounded on the door, yelling for help that thankfully finally came. Then, there’s the first day of school. I cried when my mom dropped me off to kindergarten, the thought of having to fend for myself in a roomful of strangers wasn’t my idea of fun. It still isn’t, sometimes.

Then, as adults, those traumas seem to be in hindsight. But new fears arise. They can range from being scared of success to things of a more supernatural nature. Do demons exist? Can a ghost harm me? Will I be abducted by aliens anytime soon? And, those are just scratching the surface. There are supposedly a whole host of monsters in our midst, including Big Foot and the Chupacabra. And, we can’t leave out serial killers and child molesters. Surely they qualify as monsters, too. Those of you who have kids are probably terrified they might fall victim to online predators.

So, the endless supply of things that terrify us is really fascinating to me. I like to write about characters who have both realistic issues like having to socialize at parties to things that we can’t explain. And, how do we deal with these encounters or situations? Are we valiant, or are we cowardly? Do we cover up the truth of what happened, or are we extremely bold in our retellings? One of the aspects about Poe that I love is his toying with the unreliable narrator. We are the heroes in our own stories, aren’t we? That gives us the power to put a personal spin on reality.

The emotional and psychological aspects of fear are also of interest to me. Can we recover from something traumatizing? Do we go crazy, or do we pull on our big girl panties and carry on like a superhero? And, whether or not we interact well with others gets explored lots of times in horror fiction and films. Just watching something like The Purge is enough to make us lose faith in humanity. But there are also books like The Road that give us hope. It all depends.

My wish is that I can write captivating stories about characters who face their fears. Sometimes they will come out victorious, and other times they will meet a tragic end. But, isn’t that what life is really like? It’s not only filled with horrors, but surprises, whether good or bad. And, we don’t always know how we will handle facing our fears until we are eye to eye with it. That’s the ultimate test.


 
 
Hmmm. What's this? Looks like Ms. Braun left her computer on and her Goodreads bio open.

This should be fun.

What can we say about Theresa? I mean other than the fact that she's weirdly obsessed with smiley faces :-). Like, seriously obsessed >:-*. It's kinda scary :-O.

I think she thinks she's from Renaissance England or Venice or something. I never could figure out which one it was. (She's really bad at doing accents.)

She likes romance novels and crime TV, which are pretty much the same thing when you think about it. Ha! Am I right?
She has a hell of a singing voice. Seriously. It's, like, seventh circle of hell bad.
She likes editing. A lot. Just wait till she get's aload a this.
Cats. Shoes. Chips and salsa. In that order.
Yeah, that last part didn't make sense to me either.

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