Christine Young

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Christine Presents ~ Marionettes by Kerry Alan Denney

Please welcome Kerry Alan Denney author of Marionettes.

Kerry Alan Denney will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Marionettes

by Kerry Alan Denney

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GENRE: Supernatural thriller

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BLURB:

 

Resuscitated after he drowns and dies in a flood, David Flint discovers he has returned from the other side with an uncanny ability: He can “jump” into people’s bodies and minds, and control their thoughts and actions.

 

David believes it’s a gift, and wants to use it to help people. Then four members of a ruthless drug ring savagely attack his fiancée and leave her in a coma, and David tries to use his new power to destroy the whole ring. But the ringleader, a voodoo priest known as the Zombie Master, is a formidable man with a deadly secret: He has the same incredible ability as David.

 

When the two human marionette masters clash in a brutal bloody showdown, using the ring’s members as their puppets, David discovers he’s battling for much more than his life—he’s fighting to rid the world of an evil human abomination.

 

Marionettes illuminates the greatest achievements of the human spirit and the darkest corridors of our minds, and answers the age-old question: What are the consequences of absolute power?

 

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EXCERPT:

 

My whole life changed after I drowned and died in the flood.

 

Upon my resurrection, I thought I was dreaming. My head felt fuzzy. A little man inside it was drilling away at my brain with a tiny but immensely effective jackhammer. My mouth felt like it was glued shut, my tongue ten times normal size and made of sandpaper. A crew of little men sliced furrows in my throat with dull rusty swords, cackling merrily as they destroyed my trachea.

 

Some sadistic bastard apparently burned a branding iron into my corneas.

 

It was far worse than any hangover I ever had—and I’d had some doozies since Karin died and left me alone, lost, and unmoored in a callous world.

 

When I woke, the acrid tang of antiseptic mixing with an unpleasant odor stung my nostrils. Through a crimson haze, I saw a pretty nurse gaze down at me and smile. She looked like an angel.

 

“Hi, David!” she sang, her perfect white teeth gleaming as if lit from within. “Welcome back.” She caressed my face with a warm hand, glanced at some monitoring equipment beside the bed I lay in, and turned and hit a switch behind me. “Laura, page Dr. Yamaguchi. Mr. Flint’s awake.”

 

The angel turned back to me. “I bet you’re thirsty. We’ll fix that shortly, okay? After the doctor sees you, maybe we can give you some ice chips.”

 

I shut my eyes to block out the combined glare of her smile and the overhead fluorescence. When I opened them again, an attractive Asian woman in her forties with close-cropped black hair streaked with gray stood over me. Her brow wrinkled, a tentative smile curling the corners of her lips upward.

 

“Welcome back, Mr. Flint,” she said. “I’m Dr. Yamaguchi. You’re lucky to be alive. It’s a miracle the couple who brought you in were able to resuscitate you. We almost lost you twice last night. Apparently you lead a charmed existence. Don’t try to speak yet.”

 

I tried anyway, but couldn’t. The miniature swordsmen in my throat were having a blast trying to cut their way out. I nodded, then grimaced as the movement made the mad Lilliputian with the jackhammer pound more little holes in my brain. I shut my eyes again and drifted off.

 

It was all surreal. I remembered my name and profession, but I couldn’t remember what happened to me. Every time I strained for the memory, it receded while raging torrents of dark waters overwhelmed me.

 

Consciousness was an assault upon my senses. But in what I initially mistook for dreams, my perception and sense of taste, touch, and smell were immaculate.

 

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Colleagues and readers have dubbed Kerry Alan Denney The Reality Bender. The multiple award-winning author of the paranormal thrillers Dreamweavers (Juju Mojo Publications, August 2015) and Soulsnatcher (Juju Mojo Publications, April 2014), the post-apocalyptic sci-fi/ horror thriller Jagannath (Permuted Press, February 2015), and numerous short stories published online and in anthologies, Kerry blends elements of the supernatural, paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror in his work: speculative fiction at its wildest and craziest. With joy, malicious glee, and a touch of madness, he writes reality-bending thrillers, even when the voices don’t compel him to. His protagonists are his children, and he loves them as dearly as he despises his antagonists… even when he has to kill them.

 

On July 24, 2015, Jagannath became a #1 Amazon bestseller. On March 31, 2015, Soulsnatcher won 2nd Place as 2014 Book of the Year in The Drunken Druid’s International Book Award competition. Jagannath and Soulsnatcher each received a rave blurb from New York Times bestselling author James Rollins.

 

Kerry lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia with his golden retriever Holly Jolly, a veteran professional Therapy Dog, where he is currently writing his next supernatural thriller… and deciding who to kill in it.

 

Be on the lookout for Kerry’s new post-apocalyptic/ paranormal thriller A Mighty Rolling Thunder, coming December 3, 2016 from Burning Willow Press.

 

Kerry’s website:

http://www.kerrydenney.com

 

Follow Kerry on his Amazon Author Page:

http://www.amazon.com/Kerry-Alan-Denney/e/B00K378HHS

 

Follow Kerry on Twitter:

@KerryDenney https://twitter.com/KerryDenney

 

Kerry’s Goodreads Author Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8187822.Kerry_Alan_Denney

 

Kerry’s Facebook Author/ Fan Page:

https://www.facebook.com/KerryAlanDenneyTheRealityBender

 

Join Kerry on Google+:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/102464185794371169075/posts

 

DREAMWEAVERS on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Dreamweavers-Kerry-Alan-Denney-ebook/dp/B013C9QH66

 

JAGANNATH on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Jagannath-Kerry-Alan-Denney-ebook/dp/B00SSGAHBK

 

SOULSNATCHER on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XINW892

 

Kerry’s short stories:

http://www.kerrydenney.com/published-short-stories.html

 

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

 

Kerry Alan Denney will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e4345f1723

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26 comments on “Christine Presents ~ Marionettes by Kerry Alan Denney

  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Mai Tran
    June 6, 2016

    Could you describe the mundane details of writing: How many hours a day to you devote to writing? Do you write a draft on paper or at a keyboard (typewriter or computer)?

    • kerrydenney
      June 6, 2016

      Hi Mai, and thank you for your question. I mostly use my Word processor for writing (Microsoft Word), but sometimes I hang out on the back deck in a lounge chair with a pen and my clipboard to soak in some sun, and write longhand, which I later transcribe into the novel or short story’s Word doc.

      I generally try to discipline myself to write at least four hours a day, including weekends. Sometimes I’m so “in the zone” and captivated by my muse and my story that I write up to eight or ten hours a day. However, I should mention that often a lot of that “writing” time is actually time spent thoroughly editing my work.

      I hope you’ll check out my new supernatural thriller MARIONETTES as well as my three other novels. (DREAMWEAVERS is currently FREE on Amazon through Wednesday 6/8!) Happy reading and thanks again for your question and for giving my work a look!

  3. Peggy
    June 6, 2016

    Do you write every day? Do you have a word goal for each day you write?

    • kerrydenney
      June 6, 2016

      Hi Peggy, and thanks for your question. Generally yes, I do write every day. However, I have to take a break once in a while! I love taking my Golden Retriever Holly Jolly — who is a professional Therapy Dog — to the park to hike and play tennis ball fetch when my brain is overloaded with too much writing and story creating. Plus, about 50% of my writing time is spent editing my work, which I consider of major importance for ANY writer.

      I set more of a “time” goal for my writing than a word count: To me, it’s more important to capture the scene, drama, story arc, and current action properly and in an irresistibly captivating way that makes my readers compelled to keep on reading than it is to achieve a set number of words. No matter how many words we writers write, they MUST develop the plot and characters and move the story forward at all times, with no superfluous action or drama. I believe that too many writers focus too much on quantity rather than quality. I always focus on quality versus quantity: the story must come out of my head and onto the “pages” in a compelling way that engulfs the reader in my stories, and “puts” them right into the action as if they’re experiencing it themselves.

      A great writer friend of mine once said that if we (writers) can make the words disappear, we’re doing our job right and well. I try to live my writing life by that philosophy.

      I hope you’ll give my new supernatural thriller MARIONETTES a look, along with my other three novels. As I mentioned in another comment, my paranormal thriller DREAMWEAVERS is currently FREE on Amazon through Wednesday 6/8, only 3 days left to grab a free ebook copy! My post-apocalyptic sci-fi/ horror thriller JAGANNATH was a #1 Amazon bestseller in July 2015, and my paranormal thriller SOULSNATCHER won 2nd Place as 2014 Book of the Year in The Drunken Druid’s International Book Award competition.

      Thanks again for your question and for giving my work a look, and happy reading!

  4. achristay
    June 6, 2016

    Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

    • kerrydenney
      June 6, 2016

      Hi Christine, and thanks so much for featuring me and MARIONETTES on your site today!

  5. Becky
    June 6, 2016

    What comes first for you–the story or the characters?

    • kerrydenney
      June 6, 2016

      Hi Becky, and great question. Thanks for asking. For me, it all depends. Often the story concept comes first, and the characters quickly fill in the story arc. But sometimes a character with a certain dilemma to overcome and goals to achieve will fill my head and make the story come alive in the process of developing the character or characters.

      However, in all of my novels and stories, the characters and their ordeals, goals, and journey to accomplish those goals is always more important to me than the story concept. In other words, my stories are primarily character-driven rather than plot-driven.

      To me, the characters MUST seem and “feel” real to my readers, regardless of the plot and story concept. In my opinion, if a writer doesn’t create characters that the readers love and care about — or love to hate, in the case of villains — then it doesn’t matter how spectacular and/or bizarre or compelling the story concept and plot is; it will always fall flat without realistic, interesting, and intriguing characters.

      I hope you’ll check out my new supernatural thriller MARIONETTES, and give my three other novels a look too — they’ve all received lots of rave reviews from readers on Amazon and Goodreads. Plus, my paranormal thriller DREAMWEAVERS ebook is currently available for FREE on Amazon through Wednesday 6/8! Only three days left to get a free copy.

      Thanks again for your question and for giving my work a look, and happy reading!

  6. James Robert
    June 6, 2016

    Monday so soon? Hope you have a great week and thank you for the chance to win

    • kerrydenney
      June 6, 2016

      LOL James, it seems as if Monday keeps rolling back around every seven days!

      Thanks for your comment and for following me on Twitter (I followed you back!). I hope you’ll give my work a look, and happy reading to you!

  7. Danielle Corrow
    June 6, 2016

    sounds like a really good book!

    • kerrydenney
      June 6, 2016

      Thanks Danielle, I hope you’ll give it a look and get your copy! I guarantee that if you love paranormal/ supernatural and lovable, realistic characters, you will enjoy it.

      By the way, as I mention in other comments here, my paranormal thriller DREAMWEAVERS ebook is currently available for FREE on Amazon through Wednesday 6/8. Thanks again and happy reading!

  8. Victoria
    June 6, 2016

    The cover freaks me out.. I hate dolls! But that doesn’t stop me from watching movies about them… or reading the books LOL.. Thanks for sharing!

    • kerrydenney
      June 6, 2016

      Hi Victoria, and thanks! I love when my covers affect prospective readers. I’m super happy with this cover art and design. I hope you’ll pick up your copy of MARIONETTES — I’m confident you will enjoy it. Happy reading!

      • Victoria
        June 7, 2016

        I’m definitely looking forward to reading it! Thank you 🙂

  9. Rita Wray
    June 6, 2016

    The book sounds very intriguing.

  10. momjane
    June 6, 2016

    This was really a great excerpt. I loved it.

  11. Cali W.
    June 6, 2016

    Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. 🙂

    • kerrydenney
      June 7, 2016

      Thanks Cali, I hope you’ll pick up a copy… you will like the rest, too!

  12. lilallykitten
    June 6, 2016

    Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

    • kerrydenney
      June 7, 2016

      Thanks lilallykitten! Give my work a look, you may find something you like. 🙂

  13. Dario
    June 6, 2016

    Sounds like a great read, hope I’ll have a chance to read it soon!

    • kerrydenney
      June 7, 2016

      Thanks Dario… pick up a copy! I’m betting you won’t be able to put it down.

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