Friday, October 26, 2012

Wicked Haunt-o-ween with Lyndi Alexander: What's behind the Mask?

KAREN: Lyndi Alexander is the author of magic, aliens and spirits and her new release is a real killer. She's here today to give us a sneak peek at Love Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me.

***CONTEST: Lyndi will be choosing one trick or treater to win an Ebook copy of LOVE ME, KISS ME, KILL ME. Read on and find out how you may add this treat to your goodie bag. CONTEST ENDS NOV. 1ST AT MIDNIGHT.

WATCH OUT FOR WHAT’S BEHIND THE MASK! By Lyndi Alexander

Halloween is a traditional time for fears and frights, especially those presented in bright, plastic costumery and masks. Sometimes we come to expect things that are scary to be kind of obvious—a friend hiding inside a white sheet, pretending to be a ghost, or a rubber snake that our child leaves under the couch to startle us.

But how do we learn to protect ourselves from things that aren’t plainly frightening? Often, dangerous things in our daily lives can be much less obvious. We trust those who love us, even though they may have the power to hurt us the most. Our environment exposes us to toxins that can make us ill, even kill us. Distractions while driving kill people every day. (And I haven’t even gotten to political ads, yet!) The bottom line is that each of us needs to use our critical thinking skills to determine whether the people we encounter are genuine, and safe, or whether they hide a treacherous intent behind a pleasant mask, just waiting until we let down our guard…

In LOVE ME, KISS ME, KILL ME, Sara Woods has to make just this decision, deciding whether the doctors at her Ohio town’s Goldstone Clinic are working to help or hurt her and her friends. Fortunately, she has allies to help her, a doctor to help teach her psychic self-defense techniques, and the assistance and constant attention of one of the town’s police officers. Or does she? Running away isn’t necessarily the answer.

In her mad rush to escape a failed marriage, Sara Woods takes the first job available and lands in the middle of a mystery. Her first assignment as a news reporter for the Ralston Courier is the investigation of a string of deaths, all young women, all her age.

She becomes a patient at the Goldstone Clinic, a local mecca of healing, to deal with chronic pain from her past. But all is not as it seems at the Goldstone, its doctors and nurses are all the picture of perfect beauty and health. Patients at the clinic first seem to get better, then they deteriorate. Sara enlists the help of Dr. Rick Paulsen, who teaches her how to access her internal power, skills she never knew she had, revealing secrets from her past. Police officer Brendon Zale also takes an interest in Sara, but he acts like a stalker, watching her every move, and he won't leave her alone.

As she digs deeper into the story, and more young women die without explanation, she tries to choose allies wisely, but not till the last confrontation does she discover the identity of her true enemy.

By then, it’s too late.

Purchase a copy of Love Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me at: Amazon


***Are you ready for a giveaway? You can win an ebook of LOVE ME, KISS ME, KILL ME by leaving a comment in the next week sharing your most shocking revelation ever. Did your daughter leave a plastic spider in the popcorn bowl while the family was watching Arachnophobia? Oh wait, that was mine. But what’s scared you? Tell us, and one lucky commenter will win! Don't forget to leave your email.


About the Author: Lyndi grew up in the Midwest, knowing from the time she was very young that she wanted to write stories. Please visit her Website for all the latest updates.

8 comments:

LisaRayns said... Best Blogger Tips

When I hear a noise in the middle of the night and turn a corner to have my son jump out and scare the crap out of me. Yes, I nearly had heart failure.

The book looks great!
lisarayns(at)gmail(dot)com

Jean MP said... Best Blogger Tips

My husband loves to sneak up on me when I am absorbed in reading or working on the computer.
Your book sounds really good.
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Lyndi,

Thanks so much for joining us. Your book sounds really good.

My husband has scared me a time or two by sneaking up on me when I'm involved and not paying attention. Sometimes it's not intentional, but I jump all the same. I've actually startled him, too. lol

Lyndi Alexander said... Best Blogger Tips

Husbands are the worst--the worst!! :) Thanks to all for stopping by. I'm not one for those practical jokes where people really scare each other.

Cathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Enjoyed the post.
I don't care to be scared and I prefer movies that have happy endings. lol

bn100 said... Best Blogger Tips

I'd say scary Halloween costumes.

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Kathy Otten said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi,
When I hear a noise in the middle of the night I think, what did those stupid cats do now? Love your title. Looks like another great read! :)

Lyndi Alexander said... Best Blogger Tips

I used to be less twitchy when we lived in Miami, because we often thought we were going to be shot at. (Well we WERE shot at. So you can understand. Story here: http://awalkabout.wordpress.com/shootout-at-the-mango-corral-parts-i-and-ii/) But up here in PA, I've let my guard down. So I get scared more easily...