Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Book Tour : House of Dark Shadows and Watcher in the Woods

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing a double pair

House of Dark Shadows
and
Watcher In The Woods
(Books 1 and 2 in the Dreamhouse Kings Series)

Thomas Nelson (May 6, 2008)

by

Robert Liparulo



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Robert is an award-winning author of over a thousand published articles and short stories. He is currently a contributing editor for New Man magazine. His work has appeared in Reader's Digest, Travel & Leisure, Modern Bride, Consumers Digest, Chief Executive, and The Arizona Daily Star, among other publications. In addition, he previously worked as a celebrity journalist, interviewing Stephen King, Tom Clancy, Charlton Heston, and others for magazines such as Rocky Road, Preview, and L.A. Weekly.

Robert is an avid scuba diver, swimmer, reader, traveler, and a law enforcement and military enthusiast. He lives in Colorado with his wife and four children.

Robert's first novel painted a scenario so frighteningly real that six Hollywood producers were bidding on movie rights before the novel was completed. His acclaimed debut novel, Comes A Horseman, is being made into a major motion picture by producer Mace Neufeld and his short story "Kill Zone" was featured in the anthology Thriller, edited by James Patterson.

Bob has sold the film rights to his second book, GERM. And he is writing the screenplay for a yet-to-be-written political thriller, which sold to Phoenix Pictures, for Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, The Guardian) to direct!

And his third book Deadfall. debuted to rave reviews!

ABOUT THE BOOKS

House of Dark Shadows
(Dreamhouse Kings Book 1)

Dream house...or bad dream?
When the Kings move from L.A. to a secluded small town, fifteen-year-old Xander is beyond disappointed. He and his friends loved to create amateur films . . . but the tiny town of Pinedale is the last place a movie buff and future filmmaker wants to land.

But he, David, and Toria are captivated by the many rooms in the old Victorian fixer-upper they moved into--as well as the heavy woods surrounding the house.

They soon discover there's something odd about the house. Sounds come from the wrong directions. Prints of giant, bare feet appear in the dust. And when David tries to hide in the linen closet, he winds up in locker 119 at his new school.

Then the really weird stuff kicks in: they find a hidden hallway with portals leading off to far-off places--in long-ago times. Xander is starting to wonder if this kind of travel is a teen's dream come true . . . or his worst nightmare.

Watcher In The Woods
(Dreamhouse Kings Book 2)

It's not just the house that's keeping secrets.
Pretending everything's all right is harder than it sounds. But the Kings know that even if they told the truth about the bizarre things happening in their house, no one would believe them. They're hyper-focused on rescuing their lost family member before anyone finds out what's going on.

But when a stranger shows up to take their house, their options start dwindling fast. Why would he be so interested in a run-down old place? And what secret is he hiding--just as he hides the scars that crisscross his body?

The mystery gets stranger with each passing day. Will the Kings be able to find a way to harness the house's secrets and discover who is watching their every move before another gets snatched into an unknown world?

The Dreamhouse Kings Series has three contests that you will not want to miss...Dream the Scene, a weekly "Thanks For Reading Trivia contest, and the Dreamhouse Kings Street Team contest. There are also free bookplates that you can request, and a chapter of each book that you can download!

You can get all those goodies HERE.

I have a set of these books to give away to one lucky winner!

To enter :
  • Leave a comment on this post. Tell me what about these books or this author interests you!
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end June 20th at midnight!

121 Comments:

lace said...

I've read Germ and that was such a great book. I would love to read more by this author.

Kimberly said...

OOOOOH!!!!!! These books sound awesome! I especially think "Watcher in the Woods" would be a GREAT summer time read! I love true crime, horror and suspense books and these really fit in with what I like.

Thank you for a GREAT prize giveaway!!!

Kimberly
HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

michelle said...

I have Comes a Horseman and would love to try other books by this author. I love to read books that are suspenseful and have unique twists to them, which these books sound like they have in spades. Something a bit unusual and unnerving can be good for a change. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

Mary512 said...

I love murder mystery type books. Awesome giveaway, thanks!

Mary512 said...

Blogged your giveaway:
http://mommyland512.blogspot.com/2008/06/giveaways-over-at-seven-dogs-baby.html
Thanks a ton!

gkstratos said...

I love books that have a sort of a dark or mysterious center. Would love to read either one, or both!
gkstratos @yahoo.com

gkstratos said...

...also a subscriber. Thanks.
gkstratos @yahoo.com

Aubrey said...

These books sound really interesting - I'm always running out of books to read and these ones sound like fun!
byubabe14 at yahoo dot com

emcdonald said...

Okay..I am a complete germ-aphob! I hate germs..so the thought of the germs taking over my dna sounds too freaky! But it also sounds fascinating!!! Deadfall also sounds fascinating..I love the show LOST and this sounds a bit like that..a total thriller!
emcdonald@interiority.org

windycindy said...

His writing background is amazing! The movies being made from his books is quite an accomplishment. I like his style of riding. Mystery and suspense books are my favorite genre.
The covers of his books are wonderful. Before this home we live in, we lived in a 90 year old home.
The "House of Dark Shadow" reminds me of our old house. We didn't have the hidden hallway with portals, thank goodness, but it was quite unusual. Please enter me in your fantastic book giveaway drawing. I always appreciate it. Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Kristinia said...

I love the thrillers and these both definately sound very thrilling, I even believe my hubby would enjoy reading these 2 books by Robert Liparulo, we also love support Christian writers!

Kristinia said...

We are subscribed to your feed/newsletter for an extry entry!

Kristinia said...

We also blogged here:

http://kristiniac.blogspot.com/2008/06/thursdays-tantallizing-finds.html

and of course your on my sidebar!
We love Seven Dogs & a Baby!

Michael said...

I want to win!

mar said...

I love to read. Thrillers like this are on the top of my list. Thank you for the contest.

traymona said...

I just LOVE horror novels. Stephen King is my favorite author of all time but I am always on the lookout for new horror authors that I might like. These both look like excellent reads.
traymona[at]aol[dot]com

bmorin54 said...

Seem like interesting books.

samsakara said...

Robert Liparulo is an inspiration. I always wanted to write a book myself. To see that his books are being made into movies is amazing. I have never read his books before but the descriptions sound very appealing. The pictures alone on the books draw you in.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

samsakara said...

Here is the link to my blog entry

http://samsakara.blogspot.com/2008/06/seven-dogs-and-baby-contest.html

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

lisawonbig said...

My son would love these!

Alexia said...

I have read all of Robert Liparulo's books so far and have loved them! I've yet to read this series, but know they will be just as great as his others! I'm a big fan of the dark adventure-type books.

pipasmom said...

I love horror novels - would love to win these books!
anastacer(at)verizon(dot)net

bison61 said...

these books sounds so great - I love to read horror and suspense books

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

judybrittle said...

love nothing better than a great thriller or horror story and these sound really thrilling and scary. what great books. i really hope i win.

susan1215 said...

I like dark mysteries

cathy said...

wow these books sure sound really good.

kygirl said...

I love the mysteriousness about it.

Rebecca said...

these are my type of books!!!

Karen said...

Great Prize !!

mom2boys said...

This is just my type of read. I love
his other books and would love to add these two to my collection. Thanks for the great giveaway!

grams said...

I've read all of Robert Liparulo's books and am looking forward to reading this series.

Aisling said...

I always enjoy finding new authors and Robert Liparulo sounds like a good one. I enjoy mysteries and supernatural stories, so these sound right up my alley.

Hil'Lesha said...

Alright. This has piqued my curosity. Sign me up! :)

agordon10 said...

I'd love to win because i love to read

delta dawn said...

Haven't read a go book in a while, these look good.

Kathy said...

These books sound interesting. I am already going to look for the author. I love these kinds of books. Scary with a touch of mystery.

Thanks for the opportunity.

puresirenangel@yahoo.com

tetewa said...

I'm always looking for new authors to read and this would be one for me. Sounds like my kind of reads, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

susies said...

These books look very intriguing! I'd love to give this author a try! I might just get hooked! Please enter me! Thank you for the contest.

carolyn said...

I would like house of dark shadows because I love books with Victorian mystery and hidden panels and passageways. Sounds great.
cbdileo@rock.com

Scrappy Do said...

I just LOVE horror novels. Stephen King is my favorite author of all time but I am always on the lookout for new horror authors

Tiggerriffic said...

Wooo Hooo Make me a winner!

Deanne02 said...

It's been YEARS since I've read a book that wasn't meant for children or for cooking....how sad is that? Reading the blurb about these books reminded me of how much I used to love to be entangled in a good mystery. These both sound like a real treat. I think it's time I get a book back in my hands!

yyeres said...

horror stories interest me, this looks like a good one! thanks

dwhogan said...

good luck to all

jsc123 said...

This is definitely a giveaway for me as I love to read. It is how I am able to leave home as a book will take me anywhere I would like to go.
Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway.
I would LOVE to win !!

Anonymous said...

I'd definitely like to read these.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I can picture it all now. The house is dark and quiet.I'm curled up on the sofa, sipping on a glass of ice tea and reading something dark and mysteriously chilling.
Please include me in your giveaway.
Thank you

vboackle said...

these look fun to read.

clynsg said...

I have recently gone on a kick of reading more suspense/mystery, and these sound as if they would fit right in!

littlelatina said...

I'd love to read these

Rachelle said...

I've seen these books all over the internet, and I'm really interested in reading them. I know my brothers and sister would love them to. Please enter me in the contest.

sweetsue said...

I love haunted house stories! These books sound wonderfully spooky and would make great summer reading.

Rachelle said...

I blogged about the contest at

http://shellarella.blogspot.com/2008/06/seven-dogs-baby-blog-giveaway.html

Karen said...

I have heard of this author and would love to read these books. They sound great.

Dee Dee said...

I love stories of this type. They sound like very good reads.
djeanq(at)gmail(dot)com

Zoly said...

I love to read

Zoly said...

I love to read.

Mike said...

i want to win

kristilb19 said...

I want to win!!! I love reading! Do daily, and these books look awesome!!!!! Please enter me to win!!! I'm excited!

noey718319 said...

I love reading books, they are great! thanks

reddon30 said...

Looks like really good reads...Thanks for the contest.

Erica G said...

These bools look interesting for me and my 12 year old step daughter. I love that they have mystery and adventure.

kari said...

haven't read them but would love to!! Thanks!

louiseb130 said...

Sounds like a good read

LINDALSHOT said...

Pick me! We LOVE books.

Laureen said...

Either book would be a great win and I am really curious as to the strong character development in each of them as well.

esper_d said...

Wow that book sounds creepy but I would love to read it!

Anonymous said...

I have not read a book by this author.This looks pretty intriguing.
platt
neneelynn@yahoo.com

Renee said...

I haven't read anything by this author before, but it sounds like we will be hearing a lot more from him. It appears that his career in writing has taken off with a bang. I'd love to discover what all the fuss is about.
rsgrandinetti @ yahoo.com

Megan B. said...

Oh wow, what a great giveaway! I absolutely love to read, and thrillers and true crime rank as my favorites. These sound absolutely wonderful, thank you!

lovelyluckymegs@yahoo.com

one6ylady said...

I'm into all kinds of thriller and suspense books, and "Comes A Horseman" was one of the first ones I read - it got me started. I read "Germ" and was even more enthralled. Book like this and ones from similarly great authors like Dean Koontz are ageless. All my old books have now fallen into the hands of son and his college buddies, so a whole new generation of thriller lovers has been started.

cherylfree said...

The titles distinctly spell horror for me ~ and that's my favorite genre :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

ols[dot]moonmaiden[at]gmail[dot]com

soha said...

I love suspense and thriller books. They are just as good as seeing a scary movie.

Channah said...

Oooh! I hadn't heard of him before, but the premises to these books sounds amazing!

blueviolet said...

I love suspense stories. These are totally up my alley. Nothing is better than crawling into bed and reading a book with a hint of a scare. Love it!
doot65[at]comcast[dot]net

Tracey said...

I love thrillers and mysteries. I was checking out the authors website and all the books sound like something I would like. Why havent I heard of them before. lol. this interest me because I love spooking house stories.

Anna said...

These look intriguing! Hope I win!

- Marybeth I. said...

This is a great giveaway! I am looking for a new author to read and this sounds like the type of books I like. Thanks!

Amy said...

I have never read any books by this author, but these books look amazing. I love wierd stories and bizarre tales! We are always looking for new authors to discover in my home, thanks for the heads up on him!

K. Cleaver said...

I'd be interested in reading these fantasy type books. I'm always looking for something new to read.

sherri419 said...

These books are right up my alley!!! I love books you can't put down because you are scared to go to sleep!!!!!

sherri419 at gmail

diane.dougherty said...

These novels look like they'd be right up my alley. I always love to read new authors. Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

Cuddle Cottage said...

I love mystery novels, especially creepy ones that make me want to leave the bathroom light on at night! These sound like they'll do the trick!

Cuddle Cottage said...

I am subscribed via email to your feed:
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llsdogmom said...

These look like a good read!!

nvtribefan said...

I love creepy stories.

Belinda said...

These sound interesting. I've never read anything from him before.

matternu said...

Interesting books,I would love to read them or even 1 ,count me in to win

Tammy said...

We are always looking for new books for our daughter to read that are "safe". She is especially interested in the fantasy books, and a book published by Thomas Nelson would fit the bill! Thanks for the chance.

ppriebe1@yahoo.com said...

These books have gotten such
good reviews, I just have to have
them!!

ppriebe1

Cas said...

These books have my interest!
firefly_blue14(at)yahoo(dot)com

Molly C. said...

I love finding new authors to read! His books sound right up my alley too. I love mysterious & scary books!

Dorothy R. said...

Love to Read

Mary said...

Sounds like something I would enjoy reading

reb said...

this looks interesting

Paula said...

I love scary books. I hope you pick me.

skipthelaundry said...

Watcher in the Woods sounds great, I like to read semi-scarey books but just can't watch them.

Jaime said...

I love reading and scary books are my favorite. I'm putting this author on my wishlist!!

Anonymous said...

My neighbor, Yolanda loves these types of books!

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jaydonco1 said...

I love those "spooky houses"! Supernatural thrillers where stuff happens that just shouldn't be happening! You're trying to figure out what's going on and why things are the way they are!

jaydonco1 (at) aol (dot) com

AICORP said...

I've read Germ and it was a great book. I would love to read something else by the author.

yellowlabs said...

I would love this!

chromiumman said...

sounds great

Leslie said...

They sound great would really love to read them. :)

Susan said...

I love these type of books and they sound really good. Thanks for the contest.

Anonymous said...

love the contests and please keep them coming. many thanks SW

Anonymous said...

When people say, "I’m so tired it's not even funny" or "my head hurts so much it's not even funny", why would it even be funny in the first place?
Do stairs go up or down?
Why is there a top line on lined paper if we never use it?
Do coffins have lifetime guarantees?
Why do the numbers on phones go down while the numbers on calculators go up?
If Hooters were to become a door-to-door service would they have to change
their name to Knockers?

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ldrnc2000 said...

I want to win! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

calgirl said...

I want have a great summer read. These books look very suspenseful and I like series so there is more to come.

Steph said...

These books sound right up my alley. I LOVE fantasy and suspense books and these have both. In House of Dark Shadows the description of the "prints of giant, bare feet appearing in the dust...and David tries to hide in the linen closet, he winds up in locker 119 at his new school." Makes me really excited about reading the book. Great author, thanks for introducing him to me.

klp1965 said...

i love reading new books by authors i have never read before :)

bndraldy said...

I love good horror and mystery books. The more I hold my breath in anticipation while reading, the better. These books sound like ones I would hate to put down. Thanks for the chance to win!

drala said...

I love to read stories about hauntings. These would be great reads. I hope to win if not I intend to buy the books anyway. Thanks.

Emilie said...

I love a good mystery and it is my turn to pick at our book club next week. One of these would be perfect!

Ginny said...

I have never heard of him & he seems totally up my ally! Anything that patterson is involved in sounds good to me as well. I'm going to check out his books that are already out, they sound great!

Anonymous said...

I love suspense and thrillers! I love the "unknown" factor of what's out there!

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bev said...

I would love to read these 2 books. Thanks for having the contest!

purango said...

I like the suspenseful tone of these books. The theme of strange occurrences at an old house makes very interesting reading. garrettsambo@aol.com

girlof80s said...

I like these books because they sound like good mysteries and I love reading good mysteries. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.

lilyk said...

The books sounds like interesting mysteries.

lilyk said...

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