Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Partners in ParanormYA: Paranormal Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

Happy Hump Day, Minions. Partners in ParanormYA are here today!  I repeat...the dynamic duo themselves, Angela Brown and Gwen Gardner are in Mina's mystic house!  Give it up for these rock'n babes. Wahoo!  This entire month they've been scaring up a storm with the release of their YA paranormal tales, Neverlove and Givin’ Up The Ghost.  As a lover of YA lit, I'm super excited to be a deputized paranormYA partner and thrilled to help get the word out about their fantastic YA novels.
Minions...I give you Partners in ParanormYA, Gwen and Angela!

Thanks for hosting the Partners in ParanormYA blog tour today, Mina!

A rather strange partnership you say? You could say we are opposites in many ways. Just look at our book covers.

The cover of Neverlove is photographic, real, in your face. The beauty on the cover has a secret as evidenced by her face being partially hidden. The teardrop adds mystery. You know there’s something dark happening there. Angela Brown writes dark paranormal.

About Neverlove: For Abigail and Basil, there is a choice they both fear making. Duty or love? There can be only one.

The cover of Givin’ Up The Ghost is illustrated. Even though the girl on the cover is clearly running from the goons in back, the cartoon-like nature of the characters takes the edge off the spooky stuff inside. Gwen Gardner writes light paranormal.

About Givin' Up The Ghost: Indigo Eady's life erupts into mischief and mayhem when a ghost enters her teen abnormal life demanding answers for his death.

You can see that paranormal isn't just for the stout of heart. The weak of heart can enjoy it, too.

So what do the Partners in ParanormYA have in common?

We have a secret...

The PIP’s are big fat scaredy cats. You heard right. We are scared to death of things that go bump in the night. We don’t watch stuff on television that: sends us scurrying to lock the doors and check under the beds and in the closets, or dump rings of salt around our homes or burn sage or make holy water or keep guns with silver bullets under our pillows.

The scariest Gwen goes is The Nightmare Before Christmas or Hocus Pocus.

And Angela? Let’s just say that while researching for a tour post, she had to quit reading Ghost Files and wing it.

Yes, we’re quite the anomaly, but we’re looking for a cure. Any suggestions?

How about you? Do you get scared watching movies, or at things that go bump in the night?


Thank you both for stopping by.  And no...I would have never guessed you two spook so easily.  
I love it! 

About Angela Brown

Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela now calls Central Texas home. She's a lover of Wild Cherry Pepsi and chocolate/chocolate covered delicious-ness. Steampunk, fantasy and paranormal to contemporary - mostly young adult - fill her growing library of books. Mother to a rambunctious darling girl aptly nicknamed Chipmunk, life stays busy. Her favorite quote keeps her moving: "You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result." ~ Mahatma Gandhi 

About Gwen Gardner

Running, writing and reading are my favorite things.  I am also a dreamer.  Have you ever told yourself that "someday" I'm going to travel or write or whatever it is that you are passionate about but can't do right now for whatever reason? You can go for years and years and keep telling yourself that "someday" you'll do it. Too often "someday" never comes. But mine did. I am a former Administrative Manager and Vice President of a successful swimming pool plastering company - until I woke up one day and realized that my "someday" had arrived. I quit my job, moved to the mountains and began to write. Crazy, I know. But even crazier? Is when you get to the end of your life and realize that your "someday" is too late. Life is much too short for that! So the adventure has begun.

These books are creepy good so hurry up and get your copy today!

Purchase Angela Brown’s Neverlove at Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble, Amazon FR, and Amazon DE.

Purchase Gwen Gardner’s Givin’ Up The Ghost at Amazon US and Amazon UK.

But wait...there's more!  There are two giveaways! Visit Partners in ParanormYA for the Big Swag Giveaway and for the Week Two Giveaway.  Enter today!

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Elise Fallson said...

Haha! Me too, I'm a big chicken when it comes to horror and scary movies/books. I don't mind gore and violence but zombies and horror, I can't do. (:

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Elise. Another to join the "spooked" side. As weird as it is, I love writing about the paranormal. I wonder if it is the direction of the flow? I'm writing it out and not watching something scary to send my overactive imagination into a tizzy lol!

Thanks, Mina and minions, for having us by.

Gwen Gardner said...

HaHa Mina! You found a scaredy cat sign! That's too funny. Thank you for such a warm welcome and for hosting us today.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Scaredy cats - that's funny!

Cherie Reich said...

That's so cute that you are scaredy cats but write paranormal stories. :)

Personally, I love scary movies and books. I was reading Stephen King in my early teens, and I loved RL Stine before that.

Gwen Gardner said...

Alex, it is pretty funny:)

Cherie - I'm not sure if I've even read a Stephen King book, lol!

Candilynn Fite said...

I love the scary. Actually the creepier the better!

Anonymous said...

I love scary stuff. I might jump, but I'll stay with the emotion and keep watching.

Mary Preston said...

It has to be SUPERNATURAL.

Gwen Gardner said...

Candilynn, I hope you're not scaring your young readers, lol!

Medeia, I might watch in the daytime, lol, but at night - you know these things always come out at night:)

Mary, I do love the supernatural - although it scares me. Weird, huh?

Morgan said...

Oooo... so many awesome things here... I love spooky things and this time of year! I need to read books that create the mood! :)

Gwen Gardner said...

Morgan, Halloween and the month of October is so full of awesomeness!

C.M.Brown said...

I just went to see Paranormal Activity 4 last night - I like scary!