Friday, September 26, 2014

2014 Debut Author Bash (Guest Post & Giveaway): Whitney A. Miller

Thank you so much for visiting by Bibliophilia, Please for my stop of the 2014 Debut Author Bash! Today, I'll be featuring Whitney A. Miller and her debut novel, The Violet Hour. I reviewed The Violet Hour back in March, and you can read it HERE.

Guest Post

Scary Books I've Read
Whitney A. Miller

It’s REALLY HARD to pick just one book I read as a teenager that was the absolute scariest. I spent A LOT of time reading scary books. Everything from Lois Duncan (seriously, what did you do last summer? based on the cover I’d say it has something to do with MURDER) to Christopher Pike (don’t open that chain letter! the person who wrote it also knows what you did last summer!!) to Margaret Atwood (I mean, summer, winter or fall, The Handmaid's Tale is terrifying, y’all).

But hands-down the scariest book I read was one I smuggled off my parents’ bookshelf as a nine year old...Stephen King’s IT. It had a sewer grate on the cover with an unassuming paper boat about to be swept into it. If you looked closer, there was a tiny, evil claw emerging from between the bars of the grate. This told me all I needed to know. I was probably not allowed to read this book and it was certainly going to give me nightmares. Two important criteria on my summer reading list. I had to have it immediately.

I stayed up late for weeks, squirreling away under the covers of my bed, reading with a flashlight, and hyperventilating with terror. If you haven’t had the pleasure, IT is about a shape-shifting monster who takes the form of an evil clown named Pennywise to lure children into the sewer and murder them. Excellent fare for a third grader.

As horrifying as IT was, it’s also a big part of why I write horror. I loved being terrified under my covers at night. I loved feeling my heart pound like a frightened bird and my skin getting six sizes too small as anxiety wound its way around me. It was fun. A thrill.

Can you handle IT?

Whitney A. Miller

Whitney A. Miller lives in San Francisco with her husband and a struggling houseplant. She’s summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, ridden the Trans-Siberian rails, bicycled through Vietnam, done the splits on the Great Wall of China, and evaded the boat police in Venice, but her best international adventures take place on the page!

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About The Violet Hour

Title: The Violet Hour
Whitney A. Miller
Publisher: Flux
Release Date: March 8, 2014

Some call VisionCrest the pinnacle of religious enlightenment.
Others call it a powerful cult.
For seventeen years, Harlow Wintergreen has called it her life.

As the adopted daughter of VisionCrest’s patriarch, Harlow is expected to be perfect at all times. To other Ministry teens, she must be seen as a paragon of integrity. To the world, she must be seen as a future leader.

Despite the constant scrutiny Harlow has managed to keep a dark and dangerous secret, even from her best friend and the boy she loves. She hears a voice in her head that seems to have a mind of its own, plaguing her with violent and bloody visions. It commands her to kill. And the urge to obey is getting harder and harder to control...

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2014 Debut Author Bash Schedule

September 1st
The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Melissa Landers
YaReads – Courtney C. Stevens
Swept Away By Books – Mary Crockett
Between Printed Pages – Alison Kemper

September 2nd
Two Chicks on Books – Bethany Hagen
Pandora’s Books – Kiki Sullivan
Gorgeous Books – Hillary Monahan
Books i View- Rachel M. Wilson

September 3rd
Fictional Thoughts – Kristin Rae
Beauty and the Bookshelf – Rin Chupeco
The Quirky Reader – Adam Gallardo

September 4th
Books As You Know It – Elizabeth Czukas
Book Briefs – Meredith McCardle
Bibliophilekid – Megan Whitmer

September 5th
My Heart Hearts Books – Philip Siegel
Books and Swoons – Katie Delahanty
Playing Jokers – Jocelyn Adams
Blissful Book Reviews – Lillie J Roberts

September 6th
The Book Tower – Lisa Colozza Cocca
Beauty and the Bookshelf – Kate Asha Boorman
Falling Down The Book Hole – Michelle Krys

September 7th
Reading is My Treasure – Bethany Neal
Ginger Reader 22 – Adi Rule
Pandora’s Books- Jennifer Longo
I Feel the Need, the Need to Read : Christine Kohler

September 8th
Little Bookworm Reviews – Chanel Cleeton
Her Book Thoughts! – Mary Elizabeth Summer
Bookwyrming Thoughts – Christina Farley
Gorgeous Books – Helene Dunbar

September 9th
Bookish – Colleen Oakes
My Book Addiction – Emily Lloyd-Jones
Sweet and Sassy Reviewz – Veronica Bartles
Pond Across the Pond – Jessica Love

September 10th
Adventures in YA Publishing – Joy N Hensley
Never Ending Stories – Erica Cameron
Whimsically Yours – Rachel Searles

September 11th
The Phantom Paragrapher – Skylar Dorset
My Library in the Making – Sashi Kaufman

September 12th
Bookwyrming Thoughts – Kathryn Rose
Adventures in Storyland – Stephanie Diaz
Platypire Reviews – Louise Galveston
Next Page Reviews – Michelle Shusterman

September 13th
Taffy’s Writings – Jessie Humphries
Nocturnal Predators Reviews – AdriAnne Strickland
I Feel the Need, the Need to Read – Kory M. Shrum
Fiction Dreams – Bethan Cooper

September 14th
Pond Across the Pond – Rebecca Behrens
Adventures in Reading – Bethany Crandell
The Phantom Paragrapher – Lisa Doan

September 15th
Fiction Dreams – Sarah Harris
Playing Jokers – Laura Wettersten

September 16th
Ok, Let’s Read – Stefanie Gaither
Platypire Reviews – Lisa Ledochowski Survillas

September 17th
Swoony Boys Podcast – Heather Demetrios
Bumbles and Fairy Tales- AJ Pine
Pretty Sassy Cool – Lauren Magaziner
Book Lovers Life-Trinity Ambrose

September 18th
For The Love – Kristi Helvig
Rockin’ Book Reviews – Annie Cosby
Sleeps on Tables – Kelly Loy Gilbert
YaReads- Emery Skye

September 19th
Pimples, Popularity, and Protagonists – Jaye Robin Brown
Between Printed Pages – Kate Scott
Pop! Goes the Reader – Kathleen Hale

September 20th
Becoming Books – Lynne Matson
Bibliophilia, Please – M.G. Buehrlen
MindJacked- Heidi Schulz

September 21st
Keep it Fictional- Lisa O’Kane
Bibliophilia, Please- PA Warren
Bookcrastinators in Wonderland – Rebecca Yarros
Fiction Dreams – Kimberly Wheaton

September 22nd
Nocturnal Predators Reviews – Stacey O’Neale
Lisa Loves Literature – Jessica Gollub
Teen Scene Reading – A Lynden Rolland
Blissful Book Reviews – Katie Sparks

September 23rd
Skye’s Scribblings – R.C. Lewis
My Book Addiction – Joshua David Bellin
I Feel the Need, the Need to Read – Dawn Brazil

September 24th
Bookcrastinators in Wonderland – Tracy Clark
Platypire Reviews – Kym Brunner
BookLoversLife – Elissa Sussman

September 25th
Allodoxophobia: The Fear of Opinions – Lisa Maxwell
Turning Pages – Kelsey Macke
Sweet and Sassy Reviewz – Annie Cardi
YaReads – Carol Staff

September 26th
Curling Up With A Good Book – Martina Boone
Diane’s Book Blog – Julia Gibson
Bibliophilia, Please – Whitney Miller
Book Lovers Life – Ryan Gebhart

September 27th
Turning Pages – Robin Constantine
The Cozy Reading Corner – Kristen Lippert-Martin
Out of Time – Robin Talley
The Quirky Reader – K.A Barker

September 28th
Diane’s Book Blog – Stacey Nash
The Book Beacon – Sarah Bromley
YA Series Insiders – Nicole Maggi

September 29th
YA Series Insiders – S.L. Duncan
The Eater of Books! – Ryan Graudin
My Not So Real Life – Seth Fishman
Book Lovers Life – Jane Lively

September 30th
Fiction Freak – Sara Raasch
Read My Breath Away – Anne Blankman
Pimples, Popularity, and Protagonists – Linda Vigen Phillps
YaReads – Kate Hattemer


Thanks to Whitney A. Miller, there are two copies of The Violet Hour up for grabs today! Just read and fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

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1 comment:

  1. The Violet Hour sounds intriguing, I would like to read more of this book. Thank you


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