Saturday, October 1, 2011

Tour Party Mind Over Monsters


A Machete is a Girl’s Best Friend
Praise!

“Chills and laughter share equal time in Harlow’s fresh and funny debut…most engaging detectives to face the walking dead since Scully and Mulder…sure to amass an army of fans who are gnashing their teeth in anticipation of the next installment.”
-The Library Journal

“…readers can look forward to plenty of high-energy chases after odd supernatural baddies in future installments.” -Publisher’s Weekly

“If Donald Westlake had gotten around to paranormal mystery it would have sounded like this. Harlow’s debut is funny, creepy, and refreshingly brash.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Monstrously fun! Monstrously suspenseful! Monstrously good! Harlow’s debut had me laughing and gasping from start to finish.” -Victoria Laurie

“Wonderful! A gritty, dramatic police-procedural with a compelling heroine and facianting group of sidekicks.” –Karen Chance

“Mind Over Monsters is funny, scary, and creepy—and ridiculous amounts of fun!”
-Kat Richardson


Okay, that’s enough of that.

Hi! Thanks for attending my Tour Party! You really have no idea how much I appreciate you checking me out today. This is my first time, so be gentle with me. First off I have to thank Roxanne at Bewitching Book Tours for setting this all up. If you ever write a book she is the person to help you promote it. She’s got me running ragged. Also thanks to all those hosts who agreed to either review, interview, or allow me to guest blog on their sites. It warms my heart to know that there is such a large community who supports writers and their books. It is dwindling, but readers are not.

So, about my book. Here is the back cover copy. I couldn’t have done it better.

CLASSIFIED:
F.R.E.A.K.S. vs. Zombies

Beatrice Alexander is no ordinary schoolteacher—she can move objects with her mind, an embarrassing skill she hasn’t yet mastered or embraced. After nearly killing her brother by accident, she joins the F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad, the Federal Response to Extra-Sensory and Kindred Supernaturals. This top-secret branch of the FBI combats ghosts, ghouls, and other monsters threatening humanity. With her teammates—among them a handsome former-detective werewolf and an annoying Don Juan vampire who’s dead-set on seducing her—Beatrice investigates her first case. Disgustingly dismembered bodies have turned up, bearing bite marks of the undead. Someone—or something—is raising a horde of hideous, bloodthirsty zombies. And the master of the flesh-devouring corpses is guarding a secret that’s even more horrifying . . .

Featuring a team of monster hunters with unique paranormal abilities, the F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation series combines humor, suspense, and supernatural crime-fighting.

I’ll be talking about my inspirations, writing the book, publishing, all that good stuff in my interviews and guest blogs.

Now, about me. I spent my restless childhood fighting with my three brothers and scaring the heck out of myself with horror movies and books. I grew up to earn a degree from the University of Virginia which I put to use as a radio DJ, crisis hotline volunteer, bookseller, lab assistant, wedding coordinator, and government investigator. Currently I call Northern Virginia home but that restless itch is ever present. In my free time I continue to scare the beejepers out of myself watching scary movies and opening my credit card bills. Read my blog “Tales From the Darkside” and get the full tour schedule at www.jenniferharlowbooks.com. You can also friend me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter at jenharlowbooks.

So, I am at your mercy. I’m always happy to answer any questions or comments you have.

Now…let’s party!

October 1 Fang-tastic Books Tour Party

October 3 Interview

October 4 Interview and Review
Sizzling Hot Books

Oct 5 Guest Blog
Keeping Up With The Rheinlander's

October 5 Guest Blog
Bite Club

October 6 Guest Blog
Mama Knows Books-

October 6 Interview

Oct 7 Guest Blog
Book Lover's Hideaway

October 11 Interview
Authors By Authors,

October 12 Guest Blog

October 13 Guest Blog and Review The Book Nympho

Oct 13
31 Days of Halloween Event

October 14 Guest Post

October 15 Guest Blog
My Need to Read

October 17Guest Blog and Review *
Urban Fantasy Investigations

October 18 Guest Blog and Review *
Romancing the Book

October 19 Guest Post

October 19 Guest Blog and Review

October 20 review Braintasia Books

October 21 Interview
Laurie's Thoughts & Reviews

October 22nd
Guest Post, Review & Giveaway
Romancing the Darkside

October 22 Book Feature

October 23 Review and Excerpt The Wormhole

Oct 24 Live Radio Interview
7pm EST
BLogTalk Radio BK Walker

October 25 Review
Everyone Loves a SiNner

Oct 25 Guest Blog
Sarah Mäkelä

Oct 26 Guest Post Martha’s Bookshelf

Oct 27 Book Spotlight
Back of the Book Reviews

October 29 Guest Blog and Review

October 30 Guest Post

Monday Oct 31 Live Radio 11pm EST
Other Worlds of Romance


Mind Over Monsters
A F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation
By Jennifer Harlow

ISBN-10: 0-7387-2667-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-7387-2667-0
US $14.95 • CAN $16.95
Trade Paperback Original • 53/16 x 8 • 288 pp.
October 2011

Paranormal heroes take on zombies in this funny and thrilling debut.

Very few people know the truth about Beatrice Alexander. She’s no ordinary schoolteacher with a fondness for classic movies. Beatrice can move objects with her mind, an embarrassing and dangerous skill that she’s never learned to master — or embrace. After nearly killing her brother by accident, she joins F.R.E.A.K.S. The Federal Response to Extra-Sensory and Kindred Supernaturals is a top-secret offshoot of the FBI that “neutralizes” ghouls, trolls, and other monsters threatening humanity.

Beatrice has no desire to become Buffy the vampire slayer. But F.R.E.A.K.S. offers training to control her power. Also, she doesn’t feel like such a freak next to the other supernatural members, including a cute former detective who’s a werewolf and an unbearable vampire determined to seduce Beatrice. Despite a natural instinct to flee from hideous, bloodthirsty zombies, Beatrice must prove herself on her first mission to find a cunning necromancer.

Praise for Mind Over Monsters:

“A wonderful debut! Jennifer Harlow has written a gritty, dramatic police-procedural with a compelling heroine and a fascinating group of sidekicks. Looking forward to the sequel!” —KAREN CHANCE, NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF CASSANDRA PALMER SERIES

“Mind Over Monsters is funny, scary, and creepy—and ridiculous amounts of fun!” —KAT RICHARDSON, AUTHOR OFTHE GREYWALKER NOVELS

“Monstrously fun! Monstrously suspenseful! Monstrously good! Jennifer Harlow's debut novel had me laughing and gasping from start to finish!"“ —VICTORIA LAURIE, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE GHOST HUNTER MYSTERY SERIES AND THE PSYCHIC EYE MYSTERY SERIES

About Jennifer Harlow:

Jennifer Harlow earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Virginia. She has been a bookseller, radio DJ, lab assistant, and government investigator. She lives in Northern Virginia and is hard at work on her next book.

Jennifer Harlow spent her restless childhood fighting with her three brothers and scaring the heck out of herself with horror movies and books. She grew up to earn a degree at the University of Virginia which she put to use as a radio DJ, crisis hotline volunteer, bookseller, lab assistant, wedding coordinator, and government investigator. Currently she calls Northern Virginia home but that restless itch is ever present. In her free time she continues to scare the beejepers out of herself watching scary movies and opening her credit card bills.

Jennifer is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Horror Writers Association, and Sisters in Crime.

Visit Jennifer at www.jenniferharlowbooks.com

5 copies of Mind Over Monsters
are being given away tour wide

Open to US Shipping



10 comments:

Barb P said...

I'm ready to party! Mind over Monsters sounds terrific. I can't wait to read it! bpatrick64113@sbcglobql.net

Barbara E. said...

Mind Over Monsters sounds like a fun book and I'm looking forward to seeing if Beatrice learns to control her powers.
Barbed1951 at aol dot com

Scorpio1974 said...

Wow what a great giveaway!! =) Thanks so much for the chance to enter! =) The book sounds great! Hope I get a chance to read it! =)

Valerie Long
just.val.1974@gmail.com

lindalou said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I'm excited about reading this! It sounds fabulous!
lindalou(at)cfl(dot)rr(dot)com

JenM said...

The book sounds like lots of fun, and I'd love to check it out. Best wishes with it.
jen at delux dot com

Jennifer Harlow said...

Thanks for all your kind words. They mean the world to me.

Julie said...

I love the idea of the F.R.E.A.K.S.!! I think I'm really going to enjoy reading this book :)

jwitt33 at live dot com

angie lilly said...

LOVE the cover art! awesome! thanks so much for the chance to win this book! It sounds really fun!
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

Pam S (pams00) said...

This sounds like a great read - like the humor and paranrmal blend. Can't wait to read.

pams00 @ aol.com

Jennifer Harlow said...

Barb P, Jen M, Julie, Pam S-Happy reading. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

Barb E-I'm looking forward to seeing if she does too.

Scorpio1974-U rock!

LindaLou-I'm excited about you reading it too, more than you know.

Angie Lilly-the cover's great, right? Exactly as I always envisioned it.

Good luck to all who entered the contest.

 
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