Friday, March 20, 2015

Virtual Tour & #Giveaway for Clusters Case of the Missing by T.M. Williams


Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for Clusters: Case of the Missing by T.M. Williams.  Please leave a comment or question for T.M. to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway, for a $10 Amazon/B&N GC, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also follow all of the tour stops by clicking on the banner above, the more stops you visit.  The better your odds of winning. 



How Real Life Being Stranger Than Fiction Inspires My Writing
by T.M. Williams


As a horror and mystery writer I often get asked how I can write dark topics without ‘losing myself’. Sometimes I even get asked if I have any personality or mental disorders. Besides wanting to answer with the obvious; ‘who doesn’t?’, I find these questions… interesting. I have to avoid the news and, mostly, my Facebook and Twitter newsfeed because so much of it is filled with the darkness and realities of the world.

But, I am not always successful and because I write about the strange and unusual, my friends and readers tend to want to send me the most unusual stories they can find. And let me tell ya… there’s an abundance!

A lot of the stories are so unique that I can’t write them because my readers would think they’re too absurd. Yet, in real life, they’re true! It goes back to the phrase; “You can’t make this stuff up!”

And you really can’t. I find myself shaking my head at the realities of life a lot. If I wrote some of the things that comes across our real lives I’d get 1 star reviews from people for an unrealistic story line. It definitely makes for interesting reading!

One of the stories that baffles me to this day is the Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam.  I wrote about this strange case on my blog (where I like to write about strange stories because it intrigues both me and my readers.)

I love stories like this! (minus the part where a real person actually dies) So if you ever see or hear any strange stories like this, please send them my way. If I don’t write a book based on it, chances are I’ll cover it in my blog. True life is definitely stranger than fiction!

Clusters: Case of the Missing
By T.M. Williams

Publisher:  AZ Publishing Services, LLC.
Release Date: February 4, 2015
Genre:  Horror/Mystery/Supernatural
Length: 275 Pages
ISBN:  978-1936037773
ASIN:  B00SCPA7BW

Buy Links:  Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Book Depository




About the book: 


Seven year old Olivia Baxter and her dog vanish while playing in the front yard of her family's home. After a week of searching, Olivia's body was suddenly found in the closet, even after the police had thoroughly investigated the home.

Ethan Franco is a troubled journalist working for the Washington Gazette. His inability to move on from the past has deflated the passion he had for his career, causing him to lose his edge. Frustrated with Ethan Franco, but not wanting to lose his once star journalist, Editor-in-Chief, Jameson Stone assigns him a story to cover as a last chance to prove he could be the reporter he once was.

Ethan Franco begins his investigation into the mysterious death of Olivia Baxter and other unexplained disappearances, believing there may be a connection in the cases. No sooner did Franco begin his investigation then he realizes he is being tailed by government agencies.

Large footprints in the woods, strange sounds, foul stenches, and a looming government presence become pieces of the puzzle in cases of the missing.

Inspired by real events, the author of the Bohemian Grove trilogy and the Apocalypse brings forth a story that has been kept a secret for over a century -- a story that a large group of people are still trying to keep under wraps.



EXCERPT



Just as Michael reached for the pot of coffee, replaying that scene in his head for the thousandth time, a noise from the back room stopped him. Claire was closest to the hallway where the sound came from and she spun around quickly, drawing her gun.

Deena shot up to her feet, her eyes bright with concern. “Who’s back there?” she whispered to the officers.

The Captain shook his head. No one was back there. Michael had checked the bedrooms just an hour before, like he had done every morning, hoping to find some missing clue as to Olivia’s sudden disappearance. Claire backed up to the north side of the hallway while Sean and Craig flanked the other side, their guns drawn as well.

The noise came again, clearer this time. “Is that a dog?” Claire whispered, her eyebrows drawn together in a deep V.

Whimpers filled the home, followed by – scratching? Claire narrowed her eyes as they made their way quickly down the hallway toward Olivia’s bedroom, with Michael leading. As they entered her room it was clear where the noise came  from.

“I think that’s our dog,” Deena said, wide-eyed.

The rangers all exchanged looks. The family dog had disappeared the same morning as Olivia.

Michael approached Olivia’s closet door and motioned for Craig and Sean to flank his right. He opened the door in one quick motion just as the frightened looking dog bounced out of the closet, causing Michael to stumble back at the sight inside.

Deena’s tortured scream pierced the air as she fell to the floor, crawling over to the dead body of her little girl, curled up on the closet floor.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
 T.M. Williams began her writing career by accident when a song inspired a story. Once she discovered the writing bug she couldn't stop. Since starting her writing career late in 2012 she has gone on to write several more novels, including two Amazon best-sellers.

She writes Experimental Fiction and Non-Fiction. She is also a freelance journalist, copywriter, and public speaker.

Twitter: @imtmwilliams
Website: www.theaccidentalwriter.com (Signed copy available to purchase)


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20 comments:

  1. My favorite part was the excerpt. It was chilling, and it grabbed my attention.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! It's the part of the first chapter in the book

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  2. thank you for the excerpt, i enjoyed reading it

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  3. This looks great. Love these psychological thrillers.

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  4. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

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  5. introduction to a new book!!!

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  6. Thanks for the guest spot! I look forward to chatting with your readers

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  7. Clusters... Ii was fortunate enough to read this as an ARC and I was hooked on the first page! I loved it. Keep up the good work! I'll be reading everything!

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  8. I loved the excerpt! It was so interesting!

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  9. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BOOK AND TOUR! THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  10. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. Sounds like an excellent story. Love the cover too.

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  12. Great excerpt, thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. My favorite part of the post is the blurb about the book!

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  14. I enjoyed reading the excerpt

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  15. Excellent excerpt, makes me want to read the book. Clusters is on my TBR list. Blessings and Thanks to all.

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