Thursday, July 11, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: The Haunting Season by Michelle Muto







Today friends, we have an awesome treat!! Author Michelle Muto has her wicked awesome book on tour, hosted and coordinated by Fae Books, and we get to be a part of it! Check out some really kick ass stuff that Michelle is sharing with us about her book, The Haunting Season.


The Haunting Season, by Michelle Muto




Be careful what you let in…

Siler House has stood silent beneath Savannah’s moss-draped oaks for decades. Notoriously haunted, it has remained empty until college-bound Jess Perry and three of her peers gather to take part in a month-long study on the paranormal. Jess, who talks to ghosts, quickly bonds with her fellow test subjects. One is a girl possessed. Another just wants to forget. The third is a guy who really knows how to turn up the August heat, not to mention Jess’s heart rate…when he’s not resurrecting the dead. The study soon turns into something far more sinister when they discover that Siler House and the dark forces within are determined to keep them forever. In order to escape, Jess and the others will have to open themselves up to the true horror of Siler House and channel the very evil that has welcomed them all. 





**This book is recommended for readers aged 17+, due to content!**


That being said, here are the links to the book on Amazon and whatnot so you can pick up a copy !

Buy Links

Amazon US Kindle: http://amzn.to/17GZtd1
Amazon UK Kindle: http://amzn.to/1ctUVn1
Amazon US Paperback: http://amzn.to/12qa33l
Amazon UK Paperback: http://amzn.to/128a6gV



Sounds like a pretty awesome story so far right? How about a little sneak peek? Michelle was cool enough to give us an excerpt from The Haunting Season-check it out!


Excerpt from The Haunting Season:


     “Allison?” she called out. She checked the bathroom. No Allison there, either. She must have already gone downstairs without her. Jess turned and walked back into their room.
     “You shouldn’t be here,” said the little girl standing in front of the dresser.
     Startled, Jess took an involuntary step back. She thought she’d be used to the way ghosts appeared and disappeared by now, but she wasn’t. Probably would never get used to it. The girl wore a pretty white dress and black shoes. The dress was tied around the middle with a red bow that matched the one in her curly, dark hair.
     She’s a ghost. She’s the ghost of either Gracie or Emma Siler, Jess thought, aware of her quickening heartbeat. Finally! Her first ghost sighting in months! The girl looked young and sweet, so why did she feel so jumpy? Probably because her roommate would have her believe the small girl sporting dimples and curls was Satan in disguise.
     Damn you, Allison!
     Her face didn’t look anything like Jess would have expected of a child who had been murdered. The girl’s complexion was healthy, with a glow like that of a living ten-year-old. Not one who had been dead for well over a hundred years. But, ghosts were like that—appearing how they wanted you to see them, or so she believed. Or, maybe it was how they saw themselves. Jess had never thought to ask.
     She could still see ghosts, which meant there was hope—hope of seeing Grams again and her father, too! Jess’s unease began to fade.
     The girl waited patiently for her to do or say something.
     “Hello,” Jess said softly.
     “Hi,” the girl replied.
     “I’m Jess. Are you Emma or Gracie?”
     The girl smiled. “I know who you are. I’m Gracie.”
     Jess tried to keep the remaining nervousness from her voice. “Thanks for letting me see you, Gracie. I like ghosts.”
     Gracie’s smile faltered. “You’re still a little scared. I can tell. Are you here to hurt us? To make us go away?”
     Ghost or not, Gracie’s words melted Jess. Hurt her? Never. Jess knelt down in front of Gracie. She reached out for Gracie’s arm, realizing she couldn’t actually touch the child—the gesture was simply automatic. Gracie stepped back, her arms still at her sides.
     She thinks I’m going to hurt her, Jess thought. “No, Gracie. I’d never hurt you. In fact, I’m here to help you.”
     “You’re very kind,” Gracie said, looking down at her shoes.
     “I try to be,” Jess replied.
     Gracie’s head jerked toward the mirror, then back to Jess, her eyes wide. “I have to go now. You should go, too.”
     “Is someone there, Gracie?”
     She nodded.
     “Who’s there? Is it Emma?” Somehow, she didn’t think it was Emma at all.
     Gracie frowned. “It’s Riley. He says I can’t talk anymore right now.”
     Jess stood and looked in the mirror. Once again, she saw nothing but her reflection and oddly, Gracie’s, in the old mirror. Unease seeped back into Jess’s skin.
     “I’ll help you Gracie. You and Emma. I promise,” Jess said, although she had no idea how to do that yet. She turned back to the child, but Gracie was gone.
     Slowly, as if a child were writing it from the other side of the mirror, the word hurry appeared. And underneath, we need you.



Pretty spooky, eh? Hehe, I'm interested to find out what happens in this book, and you should be too! Make sure you check out the links below to snag your copy of The Haunting Season today!


Now, here's something cool: Michelle put together a playlist just for The Haunting Season, and here's a snapshot for your amusement!

Playlist for The Haunting Season





Pretty groovy song choices! Gotta love me some Tom Petty!! Lol, now for some good stuff. Learn all about Michelle in this sweet interview.


Interview with Michelle Muto, author of The Haunting Season


Fae Books: How did you come up with the idea for your book?

Michelle Muto: During a trip to Savannah, I visited the Sorrel-Weed house, which is reported to be Savannah’s most haunted house.


Fae Books: What is different about this book compared to others you’ve written?

Michelle: For starters, The Haunting Season is New Adult. Secondly, the main characters are not supernatural beings.


Fae Books: Most unique or unusual research you’ve ever done for The Haunting Season?

Michelle: Besides visiting the Sorrel-Weed house? Asking a former mortician about embalming methods in the early to mid 1900’s and how embalming and burial procedures have changed and why. It’s both fascinating and a bit gruesome.


Fae Books: What is the hardest part about writing?

Michelle: Keeping my butt in the chair for as many hours as I need to per day. Resisting the urge to jump on the internet when I’m having difficulty with a scene.


Fae Books: If you could meet any author who is no longer living, who would it be?

Michelle: Tough call. Edgar Allan Poe, probably. But I’d also like to meet Rod Serling and Alfred Hitchcock.


Fae Books: Can you tell us a little about your next project?

Michelle: It’s a adult dark fantasy novel with action, castles, and gargoyles.  It’ll be out early this summer.


Fae Books: If you could do one thing over again in regards to writing, what would it be?

Michelle: Write faster.


Fae Books: Vanilla or chocolate?

Michelle: Chocolate.


Fae Books: Food you like the most? The least?

Michelle: I tend to like Italian food the most. I can’t stand brussel sprouts or peas.


Fae Books: Favorite television show?

Michelle: Supernatural


Fae Books: What weapon would you choose in the zombie apocalypse?

Michelle: Harry Potter’s wand or maybe Dean Winchester. He’d be a formidable weapon against zombies, right? (grin)


Fae Books: What scares you?

Michelle: Humanity. The way people treat others, animals, or the environment.




AH! Harry Potter's wand, I never thought of that one!! Gimme his broom too, though, so I can fly above their heads and zap em! Hehe, I'm a chocolate fan, too. This chick is already on my good list! :)

So, for a little extra awesomeness, Michelle gave us some pictures of the interior of the Sorrel-Weed House, which was the inspiration for the Siler House-how cool?! Have a looksie!

Sorrel-Weed House; Inspiration for Siler House























And now, a bit about this spectacular author!

Michelle Muto


Michelle has always loved storytelling. When she was a child, her favorite stories were of monsters and things that lurked in the dark. Telling stories often frightened her classmates and got her into a lot of trouble with her teachers. They had no sense of humor.

As an adult, Michelle traded her love of writing for the corporate life where she was an IT professional. Today, she's doing what she loves best - writing and storytelling.

Michelle grew up in Chicago, but currently lives in NE Georgia with her husband and their two dogs. She loves scary books, funny movies, sports cars, chocolate, dogs, and changes of season.


Check out these links for more information on Michelle, and don't forget to snag your copy of The Haunting season. Or...you could just enter the tour wide giveaway at the bottom of this post... :)





For more information on hosting your own virtual book tour, contact Sarah Fae Graham at Fae Books to book your tour today! Make sure you check out all Fae Books has to offer, including giveaways, more giveaways, hosting your book on the website, getting your book reviewed by one (or more) of the team, advertising, how to become a tour host, and so much more! What's best about it all? I work with em!! :)

Hope everyone enjoyed the tour stop, and feel free to follow Michelle on tour for more great posts, possibly more giveaways, and a ton more fun!! Here's the schedule, and best of luck to all the entrants for the giveaways!!

JULY 2013
1st - Fae Books www.FaeBooks.co.uk 
2nd - Black Words-White Pages http://blackwords-whitepages1977.blogspot.com/
2nd - Stop #2 - Buried Under Books http://buriedunderbooks1.blogspot.com
3rd - Cu's Ebook Giveaways http://cusauthorspotlights.blogspot.com/
4th - Marcy Rachel Designs http://www.marcyracheldesigns.com/blog-2/ 
5th - Wicca Witch 4 Book Blog http://wiccawitch4.blogspot.ca/
7th - Reader's Candy http://readerscandyy.blogspot.com
8th - Love, Literature, Art, and Reason http://meganm922.blogspot.com
9th - From the Writer's Nest http://throughthegateway.blogspot.co.uk/
10th - Gliterary Girl http://gliterarygirl.com
11th - Drunken Space Penguin (*THAT'S ME!!*)  http://www.drunkenspacepenguin.blogspot.com
12th - Little Read Riding Hood http://littlereadridinghood.com
13th - Jodie Pierce's Ink Slingers Blog http://www.jodiepierceauthor.blogspot.com
13th - Into the Land of Books http://etherealistic-reader.blogspot.com 
14th - A_TiffyFit's Reading Corner http://tiffyfit.blogspot.com
15th - Liz Long, Indie Author http://lizclong.com
16th - Tanya's Book Book http://tanyasbooknook.blogspot.com
17th - Authors to Watch http://www.authorstowatch.com
18th - Kelly P's Blog http://kellyatx.blogspot.co.uk/
19th - Fundinmental http://www.fundinmental.com
20th - Inside the Pages of a Book www.insidethepagesofabook.blogspot.com
21st - Cyrstals Many Reviews http://www.crystalsmanyreviews.blogspot.com/
23rd - Jein's Journey http://jeinsjourney.blogspot.com
24th - The Bearded Scribe http://thebeardedscribe.blogspot.com 
25th - Stanbrookshire www.stanbrookshire.com 
27th - Chaotic Reader http://chaoticreader.blogspot.com/
28th - We All Make Mistakes In Books http://weallmakemistakesinbooks.blogspot.com
29th - Room With Books http://www.roomwithbooks.com
30th - 4covert2overt A Day in the Spotlight http://4covert2overt.blogspot.com/
30th - Stop #2 - The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something...http://themisadventuresofatwentysomething.blogspot.com/

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