Wednesday, September 25, 2013

CREEPY CLOWN - CHECK!


On a side note...I came across this photograph during an internet search. How amazingly awesome is this photograph! For all of you out there with a fear of clowns, this one is for you. Sleep tight...  


Monday, September 23, 2013

GOODBYE NOTHING ARC REVIEW AT NERDOPHILES


"If Chuck Palahniuk’s tropes have grown weary and Stephen King isn’t quite up to par these days, sit down with Goodbye Nothing and stare a little evil in the face today." 

Go see the four-star REVIEW over at Nerdophiles!


Friday, July 26, 2013

2013 BLOGGER BOOK FAIR FINAL DAY=SAD


The BBF is packing up today. I just wanted to thank the organizer of this shindig author Kayla Curry. Thanks to all of the authors who kindly answered all of my odd movie questions (hey, what movie monster would you make out with?) and to the ones that hosted me in their personal spaces. And last but not least, you guys. Yeah, you. No, not you. Thanks for visiting. It makes me feel all warm and gooey inside. 

Here's a recap, in case you're feeling nostalgic: 













ADIOS!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

2013 BLOGGER BOOK FAIR: GOODBYE NOTHING PRE-RELEASE EXCERPT 2




Go on over to Cole Knightly's blog and check out the second Goodbye Nothing pre-release excerpt:

EXCERPT 2

Catch the first one here at author Liz Long's blog: 

EXCERPT 1




BBF AUTHORS TALK HORROR MOVIES AND MORE: COLE KNIGHTLY



Okay, you guys ready? Let's kick off Day 4 of the 2013 Blogger Book Fair with the author of Creep, Cole Knightly!

Here's the preview: Freddy cutouts need love too, eventual gore, cool Sidney Prescott, and the big-boobed ditz. 

1. Who is your favorite horror or science fiction movie heroine?

Horror would have to be Sidney Prescott from the Scream series. For science fiction, it would have to be Ellen Ripley from the Alien series. I do have to say, though, that Alice from the Resident Evil series is also pretty high up there for me, too. (Would that be horror or Sci Fi?)


2. What is your favorite line in a horror or science fiction movie?

“I want to play a game.” Saw. Chilling.


3. Let’s talk gore. How much do you use, buckets full or thimbles full, and why?

Well, I love gore and don’t mind it, but I don’t tend to use a lot of it. I’m still fairly new to writing in this genre (though I’ve always been a reader and watcher since childhood), so I’m sure it’ll happen eventually.


4. If you were thrown into a horror movie and you had to fully experience the entire movie as one of the good guys (and possibly a victim), which movie would you choose, and why?  

Ooh, this one’s hard. I would probably choose Battle Royale. On the other hand, if I could choose a horror video game instead, I’d choose Corpse Party or Silent Hill.


5. What’s your most hated formulaic move of horror movie victims?

Ugh, I hate the slutty, big-boobed ditz who runs around half-naked or topless. She tends to be the one who screams more than anyone else and often trips while fleeing from the killer. It’s just so annoying.


6. If you could (had to) make out with any horror movie monster (serial killers included), which would it be and why?

Freddy Krueger. When I was really young, I’m talking like four or five years old, I would run up to Freddy cutouts and hug them. I can only imagine the looks on other people’s faces, but he was my favourite monster, and I’d totally make out with him. Hehehe.


7. Do you think horror in literature has the same impact as horror in film?

Unfortunately, no. And it’s so very sad because I wish that it did. I’m not sure if it’s because jump scares just don’t translate in literature or what it is. I’ve yet to find a book that creeps me out enough to be afraid of the dark, but I can list off several movies pretty easily. I’m still looking for the book that messes with me, though.


8. Tell us about the most violent movie you’ve ever seen. How old were you, and did you enjoy it?

I think the Saw movies were the most violent, but I was watching Nightmare on Elm Street when I was an infant. While not the goriest movie I’ve ever seen, I was pretty much raised on horror movies.


9. If you found yourself in a horror movie and got to choose your weapon not knowing who or what you were up against, what weapon would you choose?

Is very powerful magic out of the question? Haha, if it had to be a real weapon, I suppose a tank would be a good bet. Though it wouldn’t help me against anything supernatural.


10. As a horror writer, do you find that you’re wary of strangers?

I don’t think that’s because I’m a horror writer necessarily, but I suppose it could contribute.


Okay, in one word describe your latest release, and toss us that Amazon link already!


Creepy! Haha, it’s called Creep, so I should it could be described that way, right?





Wednesday, July 24, 2013

VOTE FOR REVAMP IN THE BBF THEME SONG EVENT


Going on over at Happy Tails and Tales blog is the Theme Song Event. The idea was to match a song to a scene in your book. I put "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees to Seven's escape from the hospital. The song is actually playing on the truck's radio. You can go vote and check out the classic "Stayin' Alive" music video. Styling. 

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

BBF AUTHORS TALK HORROR MOVIES AND MORE: LIZ LONG



Okay, you guys ready? Let's kick off Day 3 of the 2013 Blogger Book Fair with the author of Gifted, a Donovan Circus and Witch Hearts, Liz Long!

Down to it. 

1. Who is your favorite horror or science fiction movie heroine?

I don’t watch a lot of horror, but since I just recently watched Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters I have to say I love Gemma Arteron. The film was bloody and creepy, but she was pretty awesome as a kickass witch hunter who could hold her own in any fight or conversation. 


2. Let’s talk gore. How much do you use, buckets full or thimbles full, and why?

In my newest book Witch Hearts I’d say it’s several buckets. (Maybe just 3 or 4 buckets in my fantasy circus book Gifted.) A serial killer is hunting witches and the body count ticks up as the book moves forward.


3. If you were thrown into a horror movie and you had to fully experience the entire movie as one of the good guys (and possibly a victim), which movie would you choose, and why? 

I like to think I’m feisty, so I’d probably choose a movie like Scream where there’s a slim chance I could get away (as opposed to vampires or murderers under your bed). 


4. What’s your most hated formulaic movie of horror move victims?

Oh god, I hate the girl who runs up the stairs. I know it’s been said a million times, but the girl who runs up the stairs will always get pitched from a balcony or stabbed in her closet. At least try to bash out a window on the first floor!


5. If you could (had to) make out with any horror movie monster (serial killers included), which would it be and why?

Ummm, I don’t know that many monsters or serial killers, but I’d still make out with Billy (Skeet Ulrich) from the first Scream movie J


6. Do you think horror in literature has the same impact as horror in film?

No and I’m a key example of why: I can read horror all day long, but I prefer not to watch it because of the gory stuff. Reading about blood doesn’t really faze me, but seeing it makes my hands slap over my eyes. 


7. Tell us about the most violent movie you’ve ever seen. How old were you, and did you enjoy it?

Um, any Quentin Tarantino film? Pulp Fiction was honestly a little life changing as far as learning to avert my eyes from the screen due to all the blood. I was 18 and when they shoved that giant needle in Uma Thurman’s chest, I curled into a ball and tried not to weep in fear.


8. If you found yourself in a horror movie and got to choose your weapon not knowing who or what you were up against, what weapon would you choose?

Maybe a sledgehammer if I could pick it up and swing it. I’d rather crush a kneecap than stab someone, but if it was too much weight for me, I’d probably go with the biggest kitchen knife I can find. (If this is fantasy horror, I totally choose a wand or the speed to RUN AWAY!!)


9. As a horror writer, do you find that you’re wary of strangers?

Oh my god, yes. I’ve always been very aware of my surroundings, especially alone/at night, but after writing Witch Hearts and coming up with a creepy villain, I’m suspicious of anyone I don’t know. 


Okay, in one word describe your latest release, and toss us that Amazon link already!


“Creepy!” 



Author Links:
Twitter: (Handle: @LizCLong) https://twitter.com/#!/LizCLong