Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Bolder Guilt-Edged (Zack Bolder #3) by Janice Tremayne

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Bolder Guilt-Edged by Janice Tremayne. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a great guest post from the author. There's also the tour wide giveaway to win a digital copy of the book. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
Title: Bolder Guilt-Edged
Series: Zack Bolder #3
Author: Janice Tremayne
Publisher: Millport Press
Publication Date: May 17th 2021
Print Length: 251 pages
Genre: Supernatural Suspense Thriller
A demon hell-bent on playing psychological games to torment its victims. A guilt-edged past comes to the fore to be relived again. Can Bolder overcome his mental suffering and destroy the voracious demon?

In the Australian ghost town of Ravenswood in North Queensland, a gruesome suicide occurs after the famous annual Halloween ball. Bolder is called in by Detective Wellock to help track the evil incarnate responsible.

However, has Zack Bolder met his match? Can a trained parapsychologist by the Church withstand the guilt-edged torments of the demon? This poltergeist dangles psychology as its weapon by tempering that frail part of the mind to those that get in its way. Bolder is taken back to relive dark secrets—ridden and guilt-edged.

Can Bolder overcome this tempest of the mind and save the town before more people take their lives?

**The eBook is only $0.99 during this tour.**

View the book trailer by clicking here or watch below.
An ominous shadow glided across the room then rested on the classic armchair next to the window that was covered in blue police tape. The shadow transposed into an older man, well-dressed, and carrying a gentleman’s walking cane with a lion’s head handle, appearing in front of him. He wore a distinctive 1842 Prince Albert coat, brown jacket, yellow vest, check brown trousers, and a gentleman’s bowler hat—a hard hat with a short, rolled brim and a thin grosgrain band. He placed his right hand on the rim, tipping in acknowledgement of Bolder’s presence. Then he took a seat and crossed his legs.

“Well, I’m glad to leave my eternity box for a while. My coffin, that is. I keep forgetting you’re not from my time,” the poltergeist said.

Bolder squinted, looking straight ahead, his eyes fixated on the demon. It was a death stare and not meant to be welcoming. “It’s you? I can feel it.”

“Hmm, you were always more in tune with the afterlife than anyone I have encountered before. A special talent, if you ask me, my dear boy.”

Bolder took a couple of steps forward to get a closer look at the demon. “But that’s not why I’m here?”

“Ha-ha, you know that, too?”

“It’s not coincidental unless you think I’m stupid.” Bolder folded his arms across his chest and remained silent. He knew this demon was a conversationalist.

“I had to stage it, you know. Poor girl, she was so sweet, but I don’t deal with amateurs.” The demon pointed toward the balcony. “I encouraged her to jump, and she leapt without a second thought.”

“You killed a young, innocent woman?”

“No need to get emotional. A small sacrifice to get you here. Fimble-fumble. A lame excuse to get your chief to send you to this dreaded town.”

“I don’t understand.”

“We have unfinished business, you and I.”

“You took my Kelly from me, demon, and I’m not done with you!”

“A fighting priest … Revenge will get you nowhere. Or didn’t your God teach you that? Love thy neighbor, my dear boy.”

Bolder brushed his hand over the side pocket where he always carried a small bottle of holy water. He patted it gently to make sure it was still there.

“Oh, that water is useless,” the demon said in a sarcastic drone. “I wouldn’t even bother, if I was you.”

Bolder took the holy water from his pocket, ignoring the demon’s claim that it was ineffective. He unscrewed the lid and raised it toward him.

“You know, my dear boy, a new demon often asks me how it feels to be splashed by holy water. It’s a good question, don’t you think?” The demon appeared to be more agitated as his mild-mannered tone became aggressive. “I tell them it feels like boiling water on your skin at the beginning—and yes, it’s painful—but after a while, you learn to manage that pain. It’s only short-lived.” The demon stood up from the armchair while resting on his walking stick and said, “But to avoid the pain of holy water … I have a surprise for you.”

“What surprise, demon? You only carry tricks, lies, and deceit.” Bolder raised the holy water, ready to propel it toward the demon.

The demon raised his hand for him to stop. “No, no, it’s not like that. I have someone who would like to say hello. And keep in mind that I can bring Kelly back whenever I like … She lives in my world now.”
Janice Tremayne is an Amazon bestselling and award-winning ghost and supernatural writer. Janice is a finalist in the Readers' Favorite 2020 International Book Awards in Fiction-Supernatural.

She is an emerging Australian author who lives with her family in Melbourne. Her recent publication, Haunting in Hartley, reached number one on the Amazon kindle ranking for Occult, Supernatural, and Ghosts and Haunted Houses categories, for hot new releases and bestsellers.

Janice is well-versed in her cultural superstitions and how they influence daily life and customs. She has developed a passion and style for writing ghost and supernatural novels for new adult readers.

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- What was your inspiration to write a supernatural series?

Since a child, I had been fascinated with horror, the paranormal, and the supernatural. I grew up watching the X-Files, Stephen King, Twilight Zone, and The Night Stalker (Kolchak), to name a few. As I grew older, I started to unpack my faith and Christian beliefs. I concluded that if you believe in God, then you must believe in the spirit world and that demons exist. That took me a long time to work out because it’s an internal discourse.

I have always been interested in writing from a young age, and when I decided to become an author, the supernatural/paranormal horror genre was a logical choice. It allowed me to explore the fight between good and evil and the other dimension—the spirit world. What happens when we die? Where do we go? What happens to those that cannot cross over? Who can communicate with the spirit world? How do we fight evil? Is evil embedded around us? The problem is we are conditioned to think in a two-dimensional landscape that we don’t see what’s on the other side.

My books explore all these points of view with unique settings and characterization. Every instalment of the Zack Bolder Series explores a new ghost town in outback Australia. There are so many found on the back of gold exploration, mining and convict penal settlements. They were decadent places, where mystery sickness, superstition, and death prevailed. The main protagonist in the Zack Bolder Series is a young priest turned supernatural detective—a spirit hunter--Zack Bolder. He teams up with a hard-nosed detective who’s a skeptic and can’t understand what the fuss is about with ghosts and demons.

Together, as an investigating team, they uncover the curses that have controlled these towns for over a hundred years. Some are dormant and re-awakened when threatened and caught in a mysterious revolving curse. In the end, the evil is defeated, and the murders cease—or is it? Demons are more intelligent than we think and motivated to succeed. You will need to read the series to find out more.
Janice Tremayne will be awarding a digital copy of Bolder Guilt-Edged via BookFunnel to five randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
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