I imagine you are all having giveaway and guest post withdrawals after Something Wicked Comes, so I am excited to introduce you all to Daniel Marks author of Velveteen. I reviewed this book yesterday, you can see it here. This is a snarky, complex book with solid world building, and a sweet, unexpected romance. I was surprised by this book and discouraged that many people are giving up on it because they are expecting the entire book to revolve around Bonesaw. I can tell you the serial killer storyline is just one thread in this intelligent and complex book. I hope you will give it a try! If you like excellent world building, layered story lines and a delightful romance, this book fits the bill. I invited Daniel here today and he comes bearing goodies for you all!
Here is a bit more on Daniel:
Daniel Marks writes young adult horror and fantasy, spends way too much time glued to the internets and collects books obsessively (occasionally reading them). He’s been a psychotherapist for children and adolescents, and survived earthquakes, volcanoes and typhoons to get where he is today, which is to say, in his messy office surrounded by half empty coffee cups. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Caroline, and three furry monsters with no regard for quality carpeting. None.
Wow! He is definitely an interesting guy, and I always appreciate authors who have a soft spot for the furry friends, even if they are not kind to the carpet.
Daniel graciously wrote up a post during his hectic travel week. Thanks, Daniel!
Here he is:
I'm blogging today from sunny Las Vegas (edit: or sunny Long Beach, since this post has
been a long time comin'). Now, normally this would be a good thing. You'd think. I'm from the Pacific Northwest, after all, and bogged down by the doom and gloom of the constant rain. I should be happy. Perky. A veritable breath of fresh air. But things aren't always what they seem.
Over the last couple of weeks I've had to make a gigantic shift. The book came out on the 9th and while that was magical and fantastic and filled my head with wonder and all that, the high didn't last long and things happen to bring you back down to earth. I've been working on the next book (not a Velveteen sequel, that's probably not going to happen unless word spreads about my bad ass ghosty) but another, a standalone YA horror book that I was really enthusiastic about but is SUPREMELY edgy, very dark and limit-pushing and needs a very steady hand to pull off. My hand is little shaky.
So…I got word that I'm going to need to put that one aside.
It's not dead, I refuse to believe it's going to be one of those trunk novels, but it just won't be the next book. So I'm scrambling. The book should not only have been written by now, it should have been edited and in full on revision sequence. So, while I'm promoting Velveteen, I'm also scrambling for ideas and I think I've come up with something pretty badass that suits my sensibilities (dark, humorous, possibly gross, vastly inappropriate).
My outlining/brainstorming mode it’s like a racquetball court, ideas bouncing around everywhere, craziness. But then, when it’s time to jump back into promo, I, like many authors, am like a dear in the headlights. Blogpost? I have no ideas. All the balls drop. They’re still on the floor.
So I hope this was worth your read and I’m happy to offer a prize for just wading your way through it!
Daniel has graciously offered to one lucky Rafflecopter entrant a signed copy of Velveteen. You can either read or ignore the Contest Policies...Good Luck!a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thank you so much for taking time out to write this blog post, Daniel. I hope you are back hear promoting Velveteen #2 soon! You can find Daniel on his blog, Facebook, Twitter , Goodreads and You Tube!
Please give this book a try, you must might be surprised!