Monday, April 2, 2012

Who's Who of #pubtips: Alexandra Sokoloff

One of the first blogs I ever read on writing craft was Alexandra Sokoloff's. She's bloody brilliant.
If you're a new writer, and old writer, a young writer or a writer that's a multi-published international phenomenon (hiya Nora Roberts) you should read this blog. --->  Screenwriting Tips for Writers
It will change your writing life.
Okay, so you can't tell I'm a big Alex Sokoloff fan, can you?
Totally addicted to her blog.

But, I've never read one of her books. Oops.
Too busy using her advice to write my own.

I'm freaking-out excited because this week some of her books are FREE.
Click on the book cover to link directly to Amazon. Be sure to check the price before downloading as this promo is only for a short time and only for residents of certain countries (US &UK - possibly Canada too, I'm not sure.)

Monday-Wednesday you can get -
The Harrowing

The HarrowingFrom Publishers Weekly

At the start of screenwriter Sokoloff's first novel, a teen terror flick in prose, generic Baird College is emptying out for Thanksgiving break, but a few stalwart students have decided to stay on campus to avoid going home to their dysfunctional families. One night, under the influence of booze and drugs, they whip out a ouija board and inadvertently summon what they believe is the spirit of a student who died there decades before. In truth, it's something nastier, and the quintet spend the rest of the story desperately trying to send back to the void an evil entity that won't go gently. The characters, who include the mousy good girl and the nerd whose scholarly skepticism grows increasingly grating with each repeat expression, develop little personality outside of their carefully crafted types. The pyrotechnic climax, in which the kids prove unusually adept at occult subterfuge, stretches credibility but provides a suitably cinematic finale. (Sept.)
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Thursday and Friday she's got two books available.

The Price

The PriceBoston District Attorney Will Sullivan dreams of becoming the next governor of Massachusetts. With his beautiful wife, Joanna, and adorable daughter, Sydney, Will seems destined for greatness…until Sydney becomes seriously ill. Now both parents resolve to do anything to save their daughter’s life.

But in the twilight world of Briarwood Medical Center, nothing is as it seems. Patients on the brink of death are not only surviving but thriving, while others wither away…and the recoveries all revolve around the ministerings of a mysterious counselor, who takes an unsettling interest in Joanna. When Sydney’s health miraculously improves, Will suspects that Joanna has made a terrible bargain to save their child. Now Will must face a powerful, unknown evil before he loses…everything.

The Space Between
The Space BetweenSixteen-year old Anna Sullivan is having terrible dreams of a massacre at her school. Anna’s father is a mentally unstable veteran, her mother vanished when Anna was five, and Anna might just chalk the dreams up to a reflection of her crazy waking life — except that Tyler Marsh, the most popular guy at the school and Anna’s secret crush, is having the exact same dream.

Despite the gulf between them in social status, Anna and Tyler connect, first in the dream and then in reality. As the dreams reveal more, with clues from the school social structure, quantum physics, probability, and Anna's own past, Anna becomes convinced that they are being shown the future so they can prevent the shooting…

If they can survive the shooter — and the dream.

Based on the short story "The Edge of Seventeen," winner of the ITW Thriller award. 

You better believe I'm downloading all these books and reading them even though they are not in my normal genres. In fact, I rarely watch or read horror of any type. 
I just won't read these after dark, or during dusk, or even post-lunch.  Yes I'm a big scaredy cat.

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