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Tuesday 2 April 2019

☀ The Basement: Alex [3] - Dianne Hartsock

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Basement, a Paranormal Horror by (, Solstice Publishing - Solstice Shadows Imprint, 236 pages).

This is the third book in the Alex series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below, as well as full details of the series.

The Basement is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author Dianne Hartsock will be awarding a $20 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 (☀),and reviews (✍).

|| Synopsis || Teaser: KCR Preview || The Series ||  About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


Alex is haunted by visions of the dying, but now it seems the ghosts he’s seeing are real as well.

In this sequel to ALEX and THE SHED, Alex wonders if he’s seeing ghosts. His friend Justin has bought the Fulton place, a beautiful old mansion on the edge of Oakton. But something’s wrong in the house. Alex has visions of a small boy, trapped in the basement, and a man at the top of the stairs who won’t let him leave.

And Logan Fulton has come to town, Helen Kramer’s cousin, a psychic medium who wants something from Helen, whatever the cost. He and Helen had spent time in the Fulton house as children and Alex suspects Logan has something to do with the spirits now awakening in the old mansion. But whether Logan is calling them forth or if something else is controlling them, Alex can’t be sure.

The child’s spirit calls to Alex, as do others trapped in the house. There is a dark entity holding them there, keeping the child forever in the basement, the others for his amusement. But Alex has never believed in ghosts, so what is really going on?

As he strives to learn the boy’s secret, his friends are one by one pulled to the Fulton place and put in danger while Logan works against Alex, having an agenda of his own. Will Alex be able to solve the haunting of the old house, or will he and his friends be taken one by one, doomed to walk the dark hallways forever?

Teaser: KCR Preview

Alex is haunted by visions of the dying, but are the ghosts he’s seeing real as well?

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The Series: Alex

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Alex [1]

Alex is twenty and confused. He always is. Severely abused as a child, he's left with scars on his body and even worse scars within his mind. But from this pain he receives his gift of empathy, his ability to see and react to the strong emotions of others. When a serial killer moves into the area and begins to threaten those around him, Alex is compelled by his visions to rescue them. When he can, he helps the police, yet some detectives suspect he's the cause of the problem, not the solution.

As Alex comes closer to uncovering the killer's identity, his visions turn to nightmares. He hears the cries of the children, the screams of the tortured. Will the support and love of his friends be enough to get Alex through this summer of terror, or will he lose himself in his dreams and become yet another victim to the killer's gruesome games?

[Published 31 May 2011, 397 pages]

The Shed [2]

As a Certified Mental Health Therapist, Scott Reid has his share of interesting experiences, though nothing compares with the time he spends with the psychic, Alex Elson. In this sequel to the novel, ALEX, Alex is once again plagued by terrifying images and dreams. He turns to Doctor Reid in the hopes of learning to control his visions. Instead, Scott’s own demons are roused, flashbacks of childhood sexual abuse and rape, and he’s pulled into Alex’s world, where dreams and reality mix with terrifying results.

Two young men, brothers, have been abducted from the lake outside of Oakton without a trace of who took them. That is, until Alex receives a silver pocket watch in the mail belonging to the elder brother, a taunt from the kidnapper for Alex to come find them. Alex’s visions become nightmares. Images flash in his mind of an abandoned well and a terrified, lonely boy slowly dying at the bottom. The shed looms close by, holding a horrifying secret, a dark place Alex’s frightened mind refuses to go.

With the help of Scott Reid, Alex endeavors to control his visions and find the brutalized victims before death claims them. But the watch is ticking away and time’s running out.

[Published 10 June 2014, 261 pages]

About the Author

Dianne grew up in one of the older homes in the middle of Los Angeles, a place of hardwood floors and secret closets and back staircases. A house where ghosts lurk in the basement and the faces in the paintings watch you walk up the front stairs. Rooms where you keep the closet doors closed tight at night. It’s where her love of the mysterious and wonderful came from. Dianne is the author of paranormal/suspense, fantasy adventure, m/m romance, the occasional thriller, and anything else that comes to mind.

She now lives in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon with her incredibly patient husband, who puts up with the endless hours she spends hunched over the keyboard letting her characters play. Dianne says Oregon’s raindrops are the perfect setting in which to write. There’s something about being cooped up in the house with a fire crackling on the hearth and a cup of hot coffee in her hands, which kindles her imagination.

Currently, Dianne works as a floral designer in a locally-owned gift shop. Which is the perfect job for her. When not writing, she can express herself through the rich colors and textures of flowers and foliage.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Follow The Basement's tour at:

April 1:
1: Casey's Corner
2: Christine Young
3: Danita Minnis
4: Fabulous and Brunette
5: fundinmental
7: Readeropolis
8: Andi's Book Reviews

April 2:
1: BooksChatter
2: Wake Up Your Wild Side
3: Edgar's Books
4: Sharing Links and Wisdom
5: Straight From the Library

April 3:
1: All the Ups and Downs
2: Jazzy Book Reviews
3: Kit 'N Kabookle
4: Notes From a Romantic's Heart
5: The Avid Reader
6: Tina Donahue Books - Heat with Heart

April 4:
1: Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews
2: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin'
3: It's Raining Books
4: Long and Short Reviews
5: Welcome to My World of Dreams
6: wendi zwaduk - romance to make your heart race

April 5:
1: Iron Canuck
2: Just Books
3: T's Stuff
4: Blog of Author Jacey Holbrand
5: JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder
6: Candrel's Crafts, Cooks, and Characters
7: Independent Authors


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

diannehartsock said...

Thank you so much for hosting me and also for mentioning my other Alex books! :)

Rose-Marie said...

This sounds spooky good!

diannehartsock said...

It kinda is! Thanks for stopping in Rose-Marie!