Monday, August 2, 2021

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway - Haunted Ends 3: Disco Inferno by Elizabeth Price

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Haunted Ends 3: Disco Inferno by Elizabeth Price. 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 for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Haunted Ends 3: Disco Inferno
Author: Elizabeth Price
Publisher: Liminal Books
Publication Date: July 27th 2021
Print Length: 256 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
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The team of the hit cable television show “Haunted Ends” joins up again to investigate the Galaxy Disco. While shooting their show at the disco, the investigation takes a turn for the worse when the investigating team is transported back in time to the 1970’s. The team, along with Sam, their ghostly teammate, must figure out how to return to their own time by solving the mystery of who killed thirty people.

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EXCERPT:
The bronze statue of Juan Bautista de Anza greeted them as Rocky parked the car in the roundish parking lot. Rocky glanced at the statue, finding it rather odd to see a Spanish conquistador riding through the park, perched on a beautiful stone horse.

Man on a horse? he thought. Surely not. The statue wasn’t there the last time he visited… though it had been a long time.

As he turned to the statue, the statue’s head turned to him, winked then returned to normal. Rocky felt the expression fall from his face.

“You see that?” he gulped. “Dude…” he waved his hand towards the backseat to gain Sam’s attention even though he wasn’t looking at Sam. His hand sliced directly through Sam’s stomach, causing his image to waver slightly.

“What?” Sam muttered.

Rocky jumped out of his car, pointing to the statue. “That! That statue winked at me!” he proclaimed in front of a large group of school children on a field trip. The children all giggled at the madman as their teachers hurried them away from the area.

Sam floated from the car and over to the statue. “Oh, him? Yeah. He’s our eyewitness. Come on, let me introduce you—”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elizabeth grew up in Redlands, California as an only child. The lack of siblings, cousins, or even kids in her neighborhood to play with sparked her imagination to life. She spent most days entertaining herself with elaborate stories, even doing so when her attention should have been elsewhere—like on her schoolwork.

As a teen, Elizabeth dove headfirst into the geeky culture of Star Trek and other science fiction and fantasy novels. She became so consumed that she spent all her free time and allowance on new books—eagerly anticipating their arrival. When she felt hindered by her limited allowance and the inevitable waiting period between new releases, it dawned on Elizabeth to revisit the creation of her own stories. This is where she was truly born as an author, pouring her imagination into multiple genres.

In 2009, Elizabeth graduated from California State University Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, emphasizing Entertainment Studies. She has taken numerous writing classes to hone her craft—everything from script writing to copywriting, story writing and more.

Elizabeth has been happily married to her supportive husband since 2001. He greatly encourages her in her writing endeavors and accompanies her on trips to haunted locations—her favorite pastime. She currently lives with her husband in Corona, California.

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GUEST POST:
- Have you ever had a ghostly encounter?

I have had many ghostly encounters. I’m one of the strange people who enjoys seeking out the strange and unusual, much like Wednesday Adams or Lydia from Beetlejuice. For several years before 2020, I would take trips up and down the coast of California and into Arizona and Nevada, seeking out haunted locations. I especially love to chat with people who work for haunted hotels or other haunted places. There’s always a good story to be told.

As for ghostly experiences, I have had several. Throughout my life, I’ve had interesting encounters with ghosts including a rather nasty one who resided in a building where I used to work. At first, I thought I was going crazy. Then when others told me of their experiences, I felt relieved, shocked, but relieved. Over time, I realized the ghost was nothing more than a bodiless jerk who only wanted my attention. Regardless, I was grateful to leave that job.
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GIVEAWAY:
Elizabeth Price will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway or its prize. Goddess Fish Promotions is responsible for both.)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

46 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Elizabeth! It's a terrific title!

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  2. Have never read a paranormal book before. this is will be my first.

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  3. How long was the writing process?

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  4. This particular novel took me 2 months to write.

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  5. It sounds like a great story, and I love the time period.

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  6. This sounds like a great book. Congratulations on it's release.

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  7. I would love to be transported back to the 70s as long as I can come back. This sounds like a terrific read.

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  8. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  9. this sounds like an exciting book

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  10. Love the cover and the excerpt sounds amazing.

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  11. Neat virtual tour, best wishes!

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  12. You had me at Disco! Thanks for the great excerpt and blurb! It's on my reading list, now.

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  13. Any story with ghosts at the disco is a story for me, Good work,

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  14. Sounds like a very good book.

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  15. thank you for a chance to win, this book looks so cool!

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  16. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover and excerpt.

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  17. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  18. Very cool cover and great excerpt - thanks for sharing!

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  19. Wow a galaxy disco and haunted, this sounds very cool! I love the 'About the Author' section, a very interesting background, and now I know you really do love everything haunted!!!

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  20. Paranormal Mystery - I really go for this!
    And with an amazing cover.
    Thank you for sharing this.

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  21. I love the way you added time travel in the story-I like that

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  22. I've been reliving my disco nights since reading your title! Think lurex catsuits ... ah those were the days!

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  23. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  24. Haunted Ends: Disco Inferno sounds like a book that many people would enjoy. The illustration of a disco ball on the cover is a real blast from the past!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  25. Where do you get inspiration from to write your books?

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    1. Hello Deborah. I enjoy researching and visiting haunted locations. A lot of the characters are based on the stories I leaned about or people I've met throughout life.

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  26. The book sounds interesting. Thanks.

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  27. Where is your favorite place to write?

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    1. Near the end of the novel, the team travels to Riverside, in Southern California. There's an old coffee shop in Downtown Riverside, not far from the Mission Inn, that is one of my favorite places to write. I've been going there since 06' and the owner knows me and he's been very supportive of my writing ventures over the years. Also... I'm pretty sure the place is haunted, but don't quote me on that.

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  28. This sounds like a fun and interesting read!

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  29. Do you listen to music when you write?

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    1. While writing the Haunted Ends series, I listen to a mix playlist:
      1. In the air tonight - Phil Collins
      2. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor for organ
      3. La Valse
      4. Organ Cantata in D Minor
      5. Symphony No. 7 in A Minor.
      6. She waits by the well - Faith and the Muse
      7. Otherworldly Concerto (Haunted Mansion - Disneyland)
      8. 999 Happy Haunts (Haunted Mansion - Disneyland)
      9. Horror melodies
      10. Terrible dance
      11. Dark Decedents
      12, (recently added) The Devil Went down to Georgia - (My cue to take a break)

      Other books or writing have their own soundtracks.

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  30. David HollingsworthAugust 5, 2021 at 1:00 AM

    What types of music do you listen to you inspiration?

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  31. Hello David. Thanks for asking. See above for my comment.

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  32. sounds like a fun one

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  33. I really don't have much of an opportunity lately. I'm usually working on multiple projects. I do attempt to spend time at the beach or the park, Disneyland (pre-pandemic when annual passes were available), and I also enjoy working with my miniature "fairy" gardens. And... I might sneak a few posts on Twitter.

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  34. This book sounds like a good mystery I especially like that it is a paranormal one.

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  35. This is my kind of book. I'm loving all the elements

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  36. I love a good haunting and I love disco!

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