Thursday, March 15, 2018

Jinxed by Thommy Hutson - Book Tour + Giveaway



Jinxed
Jinxed Trilogy

Book One

Thommy Hutson

Genre: YA Horror/Thriller

Publisher: Vesuvian Books



Date of Publication: 3.13.2018

ISBN: 978-1944109127
ASIN: B076ZJX9G1

Number of pages: 243
Word Count: 66k

Cover Artist: Sam Shearon

Tagline: High school can be a real killer

Book Description:

Break a mirror
Walk under a ladder
Step on a crack

Innocent childhood superstitions…

But someone at the Trask Academy of Performing Arts is taking things one deadly step further when the campus is rocked with the deaths of some of its star students.

Layna Curtis, a talented, popular senior, soon realizes that the seemingly random, accidental deaths of her friends aren't random—or accidents—at all. Someone has taken the childhood games too far, using the idea of superstitions to dispose of their classmates. As Layna tries to convince people of her theory, she uncovers the terrifying notion that each escalating, gruesome murder leads closer to its final victim: her.

Will Layna's opening night also be her final bow?


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          Excerpt

There’s no way
off the island until Monday,” Daniel said to Max, after returning from checking
the perimeter. He shook off his hat, which was slick with moisture. “What we
need to do—”
“Listen,
asshat,” Max exploded. He picked up the manuscript splayed out on the table.
The thing that had caused so much trouble, so much pain. So many secrets.
“You don’t get
it, neither of you,” he added, looking from Daniel to Parker and back again.
“It’s all right here in these pages. What’s going to happen, how it’s going to
happen. The messed up thing is we still don’t know why, and I blame McKenna for
that. If you two don’t do something to get us off this rock, one by one, we are
going to die.”
Max looked at
Layna, whose eyes roamed across everyone in the room. He knew she was thinking
exactly what he was.
Who would be
next? Who was doing this?
Max also
wondered who was going to help them, if not Daniel or Parker.
Nancy grabbed
the script from Max’s hands. “Jesus Christ, if you’re all gonna sit there and
act like Helen Keller, I’ll figure it out.”
“What I’d like
everyone to do is calm down,” Parker said calmly. “We’ll find everyone, stay
together, and we will get off the island safely.”
“You did a
bang-up job with Alice,” Max said. “If you had listened to me—” But he stopped
himself. More to the point, the lump in his throat stopped him.
Layna grabbed
his hand and locked her fingers with his, turning toward Nancy as she flipped
through the script. “Well?”
Nancy stopped
turning pages and slowly ran her finger across the lines of black ink. “It
isn’t specific,” Nancy offered, “but this is what it says.”
Parker stood.
“Before anybody starts jumping to conclusions, let’s remember this is a piece
of fiction.”
Max shook his
head in disbelief, even as he watched Daniel nod his. “It’s a piece of fiction
somebody wants to turn into a really cuckootown crazypants version of MTV’s
True Life,” he stated. “Maybe, ‘I Was a Teenaged Murder Victim?’ So, I’m all
ears, Nancy. Go ahead.”
Parker cocked
his head and Max felt the man was unhappy with the attitude he was throwing.
But Max didn’t care. And he didn’t like the detective.
Nancy read,
“Should the white hare cross the wayfarer’s path from right to left, his
journey will be disastrous.” When she was done she realized the room was
silent.
It was Daniel
who broke the stillness. “I thought a rabbit, at least the rabbit’s foot, was
lucky.”
It sickened Max
he hadn’t thought of it before. That his friend, their friend, was out there
alone, maybe hurt, maybe worse, and here they were, locked away safe and warm
and talking about their fate in a way that felt strangely, frighteningly
cavalier.
He turned to
Nancy and frowned. He knew she would be affected the most. “White rabbits?” he
asked.
“Oh, God,” Nancy
yelped, dropping the script. “Crosby’s next!”

About the Author:

Thommy Hutson is an award-winning screenwriter, producer, and author who is considered the foremost authority on A Nightmare on Elm Street. A graduate of UCLA, Thommy also wrote and produced critically acclaimed genre projects such as Scream: The Inside Story, Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, More Brains! A Return of the Living Dead, His Name was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th, and Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th.

Thommy was born and raised in New York but now resides in Southern California with his husband and their cat.






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12 comments:

  1. Congrats on the tour and thank you for the excerpt and giveaway. I appreciate the opportunity to win.

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  2. I absolutely loved this book. I have a review coming on March 30th for it. Probably my favorite novel of 2018 so far.

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  3. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour and I hope it is a fun one for you :)

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  4. I wish I could read every book available. Thanks

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  5. Thrillers are so exciting to read. This sounds fantastic!

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  6. I enjoyed reading the excerpt, thanks for sharing.

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  7. Thank you for taking the time to help spread the word about Jinxed!

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    1. You're welcome! Always happy to help an author out. :)

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