Wednesday, November 2, 2011

All Hallows Eve Carnival Special-After Post: Guest Post, Suze Reese, ExtraNormal

Hey guys sorry for the delay on posting this; I did not get Blogger to work for me and it kept going crazy on me and deleting images and full on posts. Today and tomorrow I will have a special carnival wrap-up (after party if that sounds cooler) to just give you guys a bit more fun even after Halloween! 

Today, we will have Suze Reese, the author of ExtraNormal, doing a guest post! Everyone welcome Suze Reese! Also...guys you have to thank her with ALL of your heart cause...guess what? She will be sponsoring a giveaway for 2 ARCs of ExtraNormal for giveaway! Suze, you simply rock!!! Check the end of the post to enter the giveaway! I hope you all enjoy Suze's brief 'appearance' on Bookish Delights!

Hey all! I'm really excited to join this Halloween carnival! What could be better than a whole holiday that celebrates zombies, vampires, witches and monsters? I thought I'd take this opportunity to chat about a monster-type topic that's a little out of the ordinary: namely mind control.
Don't worry. I'm not going to make you do anything against your will. If I could do that, my kids would be eating their veggies.
But the premise of mind reading and mind control is a delicious one for writers. I like to think of it like this: the creepiest part of any story is just before the bad guy arrives—when the scary music starts and a door creeks and the good guy's pulse begins to race and you know something's about to happen but you don't know what.
But when mind control is involved, that monster never shows up. The hero can't stab anyone through the heart or pull a gun or even run away. Because the villain is in his head. And there's no way to fight him or even know who he is.   
Mind control happens to be a major theme in ExtraNormal, where inhabitants from the planet Nreim use their own electro-magnetic energy to chat with one another in pretty much the same way we use cell phones. The problem is, we mere humans don't know what to do with someone showing up in our head to have a chat. Which means the residents of Nreim could potentially just come on in and help themselves to our puny little brains.
Not that anyone would do that, would they? Yeah, of course they would, otherwise the story would be boring. And I'm in big trouble if it's boring.
Anyway, Happy Halloween all. Peace, love and safe brains.
Now go eat your vegetables.

Thank you so much for participating in the carnival, Suze! P.S. Finally the  post is up after that battle with Blogger! YAY! :)

Mira Johns is pretty much like any other teenage girl. Except that she knows how to harness electro-magnetic energy to communicate without words. And she's really, really far from home. Her assignment as an emissary to Earth sounds fairly simple: blend in, observe, and stay away from the planet’s primitive males. But after she finds one mysterious boy too irresistible for stupid rules, she realizes the real reason she's supposed to keep her distance: mates from her world can die if separated. But a series of serious accidents make it clear that someone wants to force her return. Mira decides her only hope is to uncover the truth to why she, the most mediocre of candidates, was actually chosen for this assignment—before the agency discovers her secret and sends her back home. (Via Goodreads)

Author of YA paranormal romance ExtraNormal. In real life I fight pirates, travel to outer space and am trained in lethal jiu jitsu. In my imagination I sit in front a computer all day writing and eating peanut m&ms. Or maybe its the other way around. I get confused. I have published in a different genre, but this one is way way more fun. I have a degree in communications. Which I guess means I know how to communicate good.
Check out what you have to do to be one of the two winners of the ARCs of ExtraNormal!
-U.S. Only..sorry guys..not sponsored by me...
-13 or Older
-Must be a GFC Follower!

Thank you for viewing day one of the carnival..after party! Tomorrow will be Day 2 and the end of the Carnival as we know there may be one next year...but yeah... :)


  1. Hey All! Glad this finally made it and thanks for letting me join the party!


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