Friday, November 5, 2021

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway - Haunted Ends: Dead in the Water by Elizabeth Price

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Haunted Ends: Dead in the Water by Elizabeth Price. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the blitz wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops participating in the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Dead in the Water
Series: Haunted Ends #4
Author: Elizabeth Price
Publication Date: October 26th 2021
Print Length: 150 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
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The crew of Haunted Ends is diverted from filming their show when a cursed and extremely haunted pirate ship, the Serpents Cross, docks off the coast of San Francisco. After repeated attempts by the Coast Guard to tow the pirate ship back to the sea have left many hospitalized, they call Rocky and Sam to help. The paranormal duo must persuade the Serpents Cross’ phantom captain to leave San Francisco Bay peacefully. However, if the Captain's requests are not satisfied, he has deadly plans for the citizens of San Francisco.

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EXCERPT:
Five hours later, the three men stood by the shoreline, gazing out at San Diego’s clean skyline, each with their thoughts and feelings for the exact moment. For Rocky, his thoughts led him to the last time he visited San Diego. It was for a paranormal convention located not too far from where they were staying. For the life of him, he couldn’t recall attending the convention or even leaving the city after the convention. His mind was a fog of random images of the event. The convention took place during the time he and Rose were going through their divorce, and he had to admit, if to no one other than to himself, that he was drinking a lot.

“Good times,” he thought, his words escaping his lips.

“What was that?” Paul asked as he watched the sailboats skim across the water.

“Oh, nothing,” Rocky returned. “Are we ready to find Flores?” he asked his friends.

Sam shrugged as he scanned the area. “I am rather curious what kind of body he ended up with. The haunts back at the hotel have a betting pool going. Five to one odds say he went native,” he mentioned.

“Native?” Paul questioned.

“The first post card we received was from South America, Brazil I believe. Melody expects will find him wearing a loincloth. Or maybe she’s hoping,” Sam explained.

“Then how did you know he was in San Diego?” Rocky asked, a little concerned that they were wasting time and a trip to San Diego.

“He sent me another postcard. You know, one of those “Wish you were here” written across the top and some bikini girl lounging on the beach. Though, I haven’t seen many beaches around here,” Sam pointed out.

“There’s a few, but not many.” Rocky noticed an empty pedicab driving by. “Come on. Maybe he’ll know where we can find Flores,” he said, waving for his two friends to follow. He gave a quick whistle to signal the driver.

The mid-twenty year old male driver raised his hand to show he heard Rocky. He swung his pedicab back around to wait for them.

“Thanks!” Rocky called as all three took seats in the cab. Sam sat in the middle. Paul motioned to the space between Rocky and himself, feeling chilled. He moved over, giving Sam more room.

The pedicab driver glanced to the large space between the two men.

Paul held up his hand. “It’s a long story,” he said.

The driver shrugged. “That’s cool. Where are you two heading?”

“Three,” Sam corrected.

“Sam, cut it out. If he can’t see you, you’re not here,” Rocky scolded low.

“Just because I’m invisible doesn’t mean I want to be treated like I am,” Sam grumbled back.

“Uh, okay. Guys, I don’t know—“ the driver’s voice cracked with his anxiety as he stared at the empty area between Rocky and Paul.

“It’s all good. Pretend you didn’t hear that,” Paul handed the driver a fifty. “We’re here searching for anyone out of the ordinary,” he explained.

“We’ve got plenty of that. How out of the ordinary are we talking?” the driver asked seriously.

“Like strutting around in a body like it’s a new suit, out of the ordinary,” Sam spoke up.

The driver shook his head, glancing to the ocean then back. “Look, I don’t know what your scheme is, but—“ he began. Again, Paul handed him another twenty. The driver paused, nodding. “He’s a ghost, right?” he asked, motioning to Sam. Rocky and Paul both nodded. “Is it his body you’re looking for?” he questioned.

“No, I’m buried in Los Angeles. My guess, the guy we’re looking for is either Mexican or Brazilian, something like that,” Sam mentioned.

The driver scratched a small patch of stumble on his chin. “You know, I think I might know the guy you’re looking for. Juan, works the convention route. He struts around like his body… like it’s is a new suit or something, yeah, yeah.” He pointed to Sam, agreeing. “That’s it exactly. He’s a real freak show to watch.”

“Juan?” Rocky questioned, scowling at Sam. “That sounds about right. Can you take us to him?”

“Uh, yeah, sure thing.” The driver began to peddle down the walkway, not once looking back.

“I can’t believe you sometimes. Why do you have to do that?” Rocky grumbled to Sam.

“Do what?” Sam questioned, toying with him. He knew exactly what Rocky was talking about. Meanwhile, Paul leaned to the right side of the pedicab, pretending not to be part of the group.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elizabeth Price is best known for her Paranormal Mystery series Haunted Ends, which makes light of the dark side of death. Born in Southern California, Elizabeth has always been drawn to Science Fiction and fantasy stories. Having also lived and worked in haunted buildings for many years, she has a deep interest in the paranormal and anything that goes "BOO!" in the night - with the exception of critics that is.

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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, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions assumes all responsibility with this giveaway.)

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59 comments:

  1. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  2. Sounds good, thank you for sharing.

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  3. Sounds like an exciting book.

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  4. thanks this sounds like a wonderful book

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  5. Cover looks great! Excerpt sounds interesting.

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  6. Paranormal Mystery - Oh boy I would love this!
    And what a unique cover.
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  7. Happy Friday! I like the cover, synopsis and excerpt, this sounds like a must read for me. Do you have any specific reading or writing plans for the weekend?

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

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  9. I enjoyed reading the excerpt, Elizabeth and your book sounds like a terrific read for me! Thanks for brining it to my attention and have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. Looks like a great scary mystery. Good work.

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  12. Oooo a spooky pirate ship and ghostly captain and a paranormal fighting duo? Sounds pretty exciting! Thanks for sharing an excerpt!

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  13. David HollingsworthNovember 5, 2021 at 6:25 PM

    Congrats on this book! It sounds suspenseful.

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  14. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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  16. Sounds fascinating. Would really like to read.

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

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  18. Spooky book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  19. Do you like book signing events?

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  20. David HollingsworthNovember 7, 2021 at 1:33 AM

    Sounds like a really suspenseful book.

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  21. Best wishes to your future endeavours.

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  22. I think that Haunted Ends: Dead In the Water has a very eye catching book cover.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  23. Do you usually write in one genre or several?

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  24. I like the cover and excerpt. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  26. What was the best gift you've ever given?

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  27. Dead in the Water in the series Haunted Ends by author Elizabeth Price sounds like it would be a mysterious and haunting book to read.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  28. I think that the cover of this book looks quite dark and creepy.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  29. I am asking the library to get this book.

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  30. David HollingsworthNovember 9, 2021 at 9:04 PM

    I need to add this to my reading list.

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  31. What are your thoughts on ebooks?

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  32. This book sounds like it is very unusual and interesting.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  33. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford

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  34. David HollingsworthNovember 10, 2021 at 9:27 PM

    What is your favorite place to write in peace?

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  35. I would so enjoy reading this book and I like the cover too. How long did it take to write it?

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  36. I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. –Benjamin Franklin

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  37. Where's your favourite place to be?

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  38. Sounds like a fantastic read, do you like to sail

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  39. looks like a fun one

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  40. It is interesting to read about the authors of books.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  41. Do you write more or read more?

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  42. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.– Thomas A. Edison

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  43. Do you remember the first scary book you read as a child?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  44. Sounds like a scary book. I like the cover.

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  45. This is way outside my normal reading choices, but it sounds really interesting and unique. I'd love to read it.

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  46. The details of the book sounds great.

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