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Wednesday 30 September 2015

☀ The Dollhouse in the Crawlspace [1] - Ellen Byerrum

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Dollhouse in the Crawlspace, a Novel of Suspense by (, Lethal Black Dress Press, 396 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, and don't miss out on our Q&A with author Ellen Byerrum where she reveals all about the Dollhouse in the Crawlspace, including a timeless music playlist and the story behind her book cover.   Read the first six chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

The Dollhouse in the Crawlspace is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author Ellen Byerrum will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

Synopsis | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


If you lost your memories, would you lose your soul?

“In my memories, my eyes are always green.”

After a devastating accident, a young woman finds herself recovering in a memory research facility. Her eyes are brown; her memories are broken. Years of her life are blank, yet she remembers being two very different women, one called Tennyson, the other Marissa. If she can’t trust her memories or her own eyes, who can she trust? To save her sanity and her life, she begins a secret journal between the lines of Homer’s Odyssey—and her own harrowing odyssey into madness and murder. Lost among her shattered memories, can she find her true self?

Teaser: Excerpt

     The nightmare came again last night.
     The cast-off thoughts of an incubus haunt me and press me and smother me while I sleep. Recurring and mutating, but always returning to taunt me. It calls me out of the Fog.
     In the dream, I am running. It is very dark and the only thing I can see is the dim outline of a house. It resembles the home I lived in growing up. The home of one of me, anyway. It’s a little two-story white Victorian cottage with green shutters and trim, only three feet tall. There are lights on inside and the tiny door swings open for me. With every step I take I shrink, until I am almost small enough to fit through the front door. Something is hard upon my heels. Someone calls my name. This time, I can’t quite remember if the voice calls for Tennyson or Marissa. I’m almost home, almost up the front steps and through the door. But I never quite make it.
     My face was wet with tears when I woke up, my heart beating like a drum in my chest, a sour taste in my mouth. Despite feeling like someone was in the room watching me, I was alone. I was conscious of the ever-present camera, but it was dark. I put my hand on my chest and willed my heart to slow down.
     The first time I had the dream, weeks ago now, Giles was there beside me, suddenly turning on the bedside lamp. The glare hurt my eyes. “Tennyson, are you all right?” He reached for my wrist to take my pulse. He wore a T-shirt and silk boxer shorts. “What is it?”

The Dollhouse in the Crawlspace 
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About the Author

Ellen Byerrum is a novelist, playwright, reporter, former Washington D.C. journalist, and a graduate of private investigator school in Virginia. The Dollhouse in the Crawlspace is her first suspense thriller, which introduces Tennyson Claxton, a woman with two sets of memories from two very different women.

Ellen also writes the Crime of Fashion mysteries, which star a savvy, stylish female sleuth named Lacey Smithsonian, a reluctant fashion reporter in Washington D.C. ("The City Fashion Forgot").Two of the COF books,Killer Hair and Hostile Makeover, were filmed for the Lifetime Movie Network and can occasionally be seen on odd dates and odd times in the middle of the night. The latest book in that series is Lethal Black Dress, but there will be more to come.

She has also penned a middle grade mystery, The Children Didn’t See Anything. She occasionally writes a newsletter that contains her latest publishing information.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Oct 5: Long and Short Reviews
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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

MomJane said...

This sounds like a really frightening situation for her. I enjoyed the excerpt.

Stormy Vixen said...

I enjoyed the teaser excerpt, sounds like a really good book, thanks for sharing!

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

Victoria Alexander said...

This sounds awesome - thanks for sharing, I can't wait to read it :)