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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

☀☄ Eerie: The Eerie Saga [1] - C.M. McCoy

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Eerie, a Paranormal Adventure w/Romance by (, Omnific Publishing, 410 pages).  This is the first book in The Eerie Saga series and it is available for pre-order for only 2.99!

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis, trailer and excerpt below.  As well as some more teasers and advance praise.

Author C.M. McCoy will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter and you can enter until 31 December 2015!

On 15 December 2015, join Colleen on her Eerie Release Facebook Party.  Lots and lots of giveaways (big and small) are already waiting for you, with many more on the day and a host of other authors who will be taking over during the day; full details are available on the event's page.


Synopsis | Trailer | Teaser | About the Author | Giveaway & Advance Praise

Synopsis

Being a ParaScience freshman is a nightmare come true

Hailey’s dreams have always been, well...vivid. As in monsters from her nightmares follow her into her waking life vivid.

When her big sister goes missing, eighteen-year-old Hailey finds the only thing keeping her safe from a murderous 3,000-year old beast is an equally terrifying creature who’s fallen “madly” in love with her. Competing to win her affection, the Dream Creature, Asher, lures her to the one place that offers safety—a ParaScience university in Alaska he calls home. There, she studies the science of the supernatural and must learn to live with a roommate from Hell, survive a tunneling earworm, extract a carnivorous splinter, evade the campus poltergeists, and hope the only creature who can save her from an evil immortal doesn’t decide to kill her himself.


Teaser: Excerpt

A Guarded Girl

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” Bertrand Russell

     Hailey stared at the empty can on her tray, silently willing the caffeine to kick in. The last thing she needed was to fall asleep, dream of monsters, and have an “episode” in front of her 200 closest non-friends.
     No way she’d let that happen.
     Now if only her droopy eyelids would cooperate, because the hard plastic chair under her butt sure wasn’t. The dang thing was teasing her and feeling mighty comfy, like a puffy armchair, and she was sinking fast. Thankfully, though, just as her head bobbed, the bell rang, jolting her into a wide-eyed, full-body spasm.
     Great. Real smooth, she thought, rubbing her face with both hands as a few gigglers shuffled past.
     She groaned, rising with all the enthusiasm of a mushroom, not at all looking forward to another two hours inside the social torture chamber, or as everyone else referred to it, South Side High School.
     She was so intent on avoiding the students there for the rest of her senior year that she rarely looked up from her books anymore, and those last two hours dragged. When three o’clock finally rolled around, she bolted outside, took the first open seat on the bus, rested her head against the window, and let it bounce there. She was just about to make it through another day of school very happily unnoticed, when Tage Adams smacked her on the back of the head.
     “Ah!” she yelled, startled from sleep.
     The bus was waiting at their stop, like normal, and Tage was waiting for her in the aisle, politely—not normal.
     Tucking a wayward strand behind her ear, she hurried off the bus.
     Tage followed.
     “What’s up with you today?” he said nonchalantly, adjusting his pace to walk next to her.
     He’d never done that before.
     “Nothing,” Hailey said, surprised Tage was talking to her. They’d been catching the bus at the same stop for four years, and he’d never so much as looked at her.
     “You’re usually not like that, that’s all.”
     “Like what?”
     “Nodding off in class, falling asleep on the bus…you know, slacking off. It’s just, you know, you usually have your nose in a book.”
     He watches me?
     “Oh,” she said, unsure.
     “Guess you were working late last night…St. Paddy’s Day…”
     “Yeah.” Of course she was working late. Her family owned the most popular Irish pub in Pittsburgh. Hailey pressed her lips together. Small talk was not her thing. Especially not with him.
     Her mind went blank.
     Searching the pavement for a thought, she chewed her lip as too many seconds stretched the silence. Finally the pressure forced her good sense aside and she opened her mouth to say…anything.
     “What’s—”
     “Well, see ya ‘round, Dancing Queen.”
     She snapped her mouth shut and waved as he peeled off and trotted down Bridge Street. She tried to form the word, “bye,” but all that came out was “buh—”. Standing dumbfounded, she stared after him. She hadn’t realized Tage knew she existed, let alone the fact that she waitressed. And danced.
     Stunned, Hailey walked, then jogged, then stopped dead to puzzle over what had just happened. Then she jogged again until she finally reached the pub.
     Nobody at that school “chatted” with Hailey. Not since the fourth grade, not since the day a particularly mean girl concocted a particularly ugly rumor—that Hailey had started the fire that killed her parents. The whispers and sideways glances lasted close to a year, and in trying to defend herself, Hailey only made things worse. By the time she figured out that nobody else believed in pyromaniac-nightmare-monsters, it was too late. She’d already earned the label, “weirdo,” which, unfortunately, stuck.


Eerie
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About the Author

C.M. McCoy is an Irish dancer and former Air Force officer living in the Great White North. Though B.S.'d in Chemical Engineering and German, she’s far happier writing stories involving Alaska and a body bag (with an awkward kiss in the mix.) While working emergency dispatch for Alaska State Troopers, she learned to speak in 10-codes, which she still does...but only to annoy her family.

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Giveaway and Advance Praise

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Advance Praise for Eerie

OMG! 5 stars! I felt there was a mash-up between Hogwarts, Xavier Institute for Exceptional Youngsters, and Beauty and the Beast, AND I LOVED IT! The creatures, the classes, the college, the Middle of Nowhere! How awesome!  - Online book reviewer, A. Fae (Truth About Books)

I would definitely buy this series. I really loved these characters. It read very quickly, and the Alaska jokes really got me giggling.  - Online book reviewer, Jamie S. (Confessions of a Book Whore and The Chiq Blog)

EERIE is Harry Potter meets Twilight meets the Bible with a little bit of the controlling 50 Shades male mixed in. This is a really fast-paced, exciting novel. There is plenty of drama, romance, mystical beings and mystery to keep you flipping the pages and promising yourself "just one more chapter" before bed. And then before you know it, ten o'clock turns into two in the morning...again.  - Online book reviewer, Amanda (Amanda's Own Little Corner)

This isn't a genre that I'm much drawn to read, and yet, I still enjoyed the hell out of EERIE. There is a lot of smart, funny writing throughout this book, and C.M. McCoy has a great light touch with the magical elements of the story. None of it's belabored. She provides just enough fun, vivid, fast-moving detail. For me, the core of this story's appeal is the energy and clarity of voice. The writing is just consistently clean, clear and swift-moving throughout. A real pleasure.  - Assessment from professional editor David D.

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