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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bewitching Book Tour & Giveaway: Hath No Fury by Hal Rappaport


Welcome to IAB. I'm so glad you could stop in today to chat. May I offer you a beverage? 

Vampire Wine please, there’s nothing like a deep red.



Excellent choice. Now that we are settled in, let's get to know you better.

BK: Looking out the nearest window, describe the scene you see.
No windows in the room I’m in now.

BK: Tell us about your office. Is it a mess like mine, or is everything in its place?
An organized mess (I know more or less where everything is)

BK: What is a must-have, such as coffee or a favorite pen, that you need to write?
Coffee is a MUST, Out of the house to do most of my writing.

BK: Do you like to write in silence, or do you need music or background noise?
Headphones on, usually with Rush or AC/DC playing

BK: Tell us a bit about your hero/heroine, and their development.
While the central character is a boy/young man, the women are really the stronger heroes.

BK: As a writer myself, I'm always curious how other writers get through stumble blocks. When you find a story not flowing, or a character trying to fight you, how do you correct it? 
Base your characters on real people. Even if their history and life are different, it makes the characters more alive and makes their dialogue flow easier.

BK: Using the letters of your first name as an acronym, describe your book...
Hokus-Pokus
And
Love

BK: How did your writing journey begin?
I was always into writing stories in high school, but my professional wirting career began by accident.
Back in the early days before Facebook and before Blogs, I created a web site for Horror themes called, Frightscape.com. It’s still in existence in its very primitive form.

Anyway, I decided to write an article for my own site about one of the scariest places I had ever been. It was a haunted attraction that had existed in the 1970’s and 80’s. It was called, Brigantine Castle. It was gigantic. It was five stories tall with over 80 live actors. Through the early search facilities of the web, I found a few of the original cast and got them together using a yahoo group (They still use it).

It gave me a unique opportunity to interview them and to write some great stuff about the place, with a lot of their pictures and even some sound recordings.

The editor of Haunted Attractions magazine read my web site and asked me to write one for him. It was my first professional writing. I’ve written a few more articles for Haunted Attractions Magazine since then, along with a few other industry publications.

BK: What is the craziest thing you've ever written about, whether it got published or not?

Top ways to blow up an entire planet (published by the SyFy Channel)


BK: Tell us one thing you've done in life, that readers would be most surprised to know.
I’ve performed a wedding


BK: What can we expect from you in the future?
A sequel –hopefully before the end of this summer!

This or That...

Coke or Pepsi?
Coke

Night Owl or Early Bird?
A Night Owl that is forced to be an Early Bird for the day job

Fantasy or Mystery?
Fantasy

Pen/Paper or Computer?
Depends what I am writing

Pizza or Burger?
Pizza

Rock or Country?
Rock…Classic Rock…”and a little bit country…”

Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate

Beach or Mountains?
Beach!!! Definitely BEACH!!!

Thank you so much for having us as one of your stops today. It has been great getting to know more about you and your book, and hope you will come back when the next release is out (*hinthint*)

Wishing you much success!

BK Walker


About the Author:

I currently live in New Jersey, in a small town just north of Princeton. I grew up in Philadelphia. I guess I’ve been writing stories since I was about 11 or 12. I loved the idea of being able to transport someone to another place, or to create my own.

I’ve always been into technology. I’ve worked in the field for almost 25 years. I wrote for the Syfy Channel’s technology site, DVICE and several of my articles were picked up by NBC (NBC Universal owns the Syfy Channel). I have regular articles that are science fiction inspired, but about REAL technology. It’s been my passion to incorporate something real from fiction. In the case of my book, it’s incorporating something real INTO the fiction.

Before any of the Syfy channel stuff, way back in the early days before Facebook and before Blogs, I created a web site for Horror themes called, Frightscape.com. It’s still in existence in its very primitive form.

Anyway, I decided to write an article for my own site about one of the scariest places I had ever been. It was a haunted attraction that had existed in the 1970’s and 80’s. It was called, Brigantine Castle. It was gigantic. It was five stories tall with over 80 live actors. Through the early search facilities of the web, I found a few of the original cast and got them together using a yahoo group (They still use it).

It gave me a unique opportunity to interview them and to write some great stuff about the place, with a lot of their pictures and even some sound recordings.

The editor of Haunted Attractions magazine read my web site and asked me to write one for him. It was my first professional writing. I’ve written a few more articles for Haunted Attractions Magazine since then, along with a few other industry publications.




Twitter: @HalRappaport

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Hath No Fury
The Lesson of Three- Book One
Hal Rappaport

Genre: Paranormal Thriller/Romance

ISBN-10: 1475243596
ISBN-13: 978-1475243598
ASIN: B007W4M70S

Number of pages: 472
Word Count: 75,095

Cover Artist: Alex Kayne


Book Description:

This is a fiction story, with factually reported paranormal events, written by an established, credible, science and technology writer for well-known publications.

I think you'll find the story has in interesting world to immerse yourself in without losing an edge in reality that sets it apart. While the book has paranormal elements, it is not a typical, "drippy" vampire romance. Hath no Fury is about REAL magic. While the storyline is a fictional, any paranormal elements are actually based on real events personally observed in research or relayed by very credible witnesses.

Set in the 1970’s, Mark and Amy, the central characters of the story, live a life of discovery and wonder amidst a secret world of magic practitioners. As they mature, they discover their own magic and a new facet to their friendship. Just as they turn over a new page in their relationship, their worlds are suddenly rocketed out of control by a destiny and a source of evil that has been waiting patiently for a generation.

5*****Stars! Paranormal Romance Guild Reviews


Nominated for Best Paranormal-fantasy: 2012 PRG Reviewer's Choice Awards

Excerpt:

Prologue – The Demon

The demon controlled the man’s actions. It caused him to perform acts that, even in the deepest places of his id and lust, he would never have even considered. Not that he was a good man by any stretch of the imagination. His personality was cold and evil in ways that would give a hardened criminal a case of the chills.

The demon, however, acted on its own desires, free from any human morality. Acts of sex and acts of murder were only tools to satisfy its lust and to gain power. The act the demon now presented to the man was especially satisfying to the demon. He had given the man the guise of one whose presence would please the woman. He knew the human man would have sex with just about anyone once he became aroused.

The night was the festival of all Hallows eve. This night is when the veil between the worlds of humans and the world beyond were the thinnest. The man made his way to the woman’s bedroom. The demon had piqued his desire. His passion was powerful and borderline violent.

Her desire rose to meet his.

The improbability of the guise the demon projected about the man was disregarded by the woman. This was the appearance of her former lover. He was her deepest and most desperate wish. Her longing removed all common sense typically found in most women. Desperation removed her doubts of the near impossible nature of the encounter with a man who was not hers anymore.

The nature of the demon’s sexual technique was more powerful than anything she had
experienced. She convinced herself that it was just a product of his renewed rising desire for her.

The demon worked its control over the man giving him almost superhuman ability as it fulfilled their mutual needs again and again past the point when the woman would have thought was humanly possible.

After hours, they lie, spent and exhausted. The demon’s influence now left the man along with his projected disguise. Sensing this, the human man rose quietly in shame and disgust. He hoped she would be asleep or too tired to realize that the demon’s disguise had left him. In truth, the woman had noticed his true identity. At least she thought she had. The idea was so difficult to bear that her brain decided that it would rather believe the disguise than accept the truth it was now presented with. It was a more "comfortable” truth that her former love impossibly appeared.

Its earthly purpose and lustful needs fulfilled, the demon no longer needed the man. Now the demon would soon have what it most desired, a child created by its own lust and the love of a willing partner. When the child was old enough, it would become powerful, and an ideal host.

The human man knew that the child he had created, at the behest of the demon, would be
destined for greatness and power. He knew that he would be there to guide the child toward greatness and share in its power.









3 comments:

Nightly Cafe said...

Thanks for stopping in Hal, it was great chatting with you :)

Teddy Rose said...

I use to be a nite owl, forced to work a job that started at 5 AM, so I can relate. I'm so glad those days are well behind me! I wish you well on your tour!

Rhomy PP said...

Such a shame I'm out of the U.S to participate in the giveaway, but I'll sure be reading this one! Sounds great :)

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