Friday, February 28, 2014

Book Blitz: Stalkers: A Collection of Thriller Stories / Featuring Author Phil Taylor! + Giveaway!

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Stalkers: A Collection of Thriller Stories Book Blitz

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Each blog on tour is featuring one of the stalkers authors. Mine is Phil Taylor!


Title: Stalkers: A Collection of Thriller Stories
Authors: Rene Folsom, Jason Brant, Elizabeth Collins, A.E. Killingsworth, S.L. Dearing, Andrea Stanet, Bart Hopkins, Chad Foutz, Eaton Thomas Palmer, Laurie Treacy, Jon Messenger, Lindy Spencer, Magen McMinimy, Michael Loring, Nicki Scalise, Phil Taylor, Nicole Clark
eBook and paperback, 498 pages
Release date: November 26th 2013
Publisher: Indie Style Press
Purchase: Amazon


Shadows follow you in the darkness of the night and the eerie sensation of being watched crawls up your spine. Your sanity pulls apart at the seams as the terrors stalk their victims, leaving you too frightened to turn off the light.

These twisted stories will leave you breathless, dreading the horrors lurking around the corner.

Seventeen authors. Seventeen tales of terror. Infinite nightmares. 

STALKERS.

Watch your back.

Stories featured in this anthology:
- Every Thorn by Rene Folsom
- Dead Ringer by Jason Brant
- Autumn by Elizabeth Collins
- Don’t Kiss the Dead Fred by A.E. Killingsworth
- Affliction by S.L. Dearing
- Lucid by Andrea Stanet
- Donations by Bart Hopkins
- Bernice by Chad Foutz
- Destination: Death by Eaton Thomas Palmer
- Powerless by Laurie Treacy
- Freezer Burn by Jon Messenger
- The Watcher by Lindy Spencer
- Immortal Luck by Magen McMinimy
- Izzy’s Assassin by Nicole Clark
- Say My Name by Michael Loring
- Damaged People by Nicki Scalise
- Blog Stalker by Phil Taylor


This except if from author Phil Taylor and his book BLOG STALKER

Excerpt from Blog Stalker: (this is a little different because my story was written using social media format, so the excerpt is a blog post with comments.)

The Phil Factor: Where Sarcasm Gets Drunk and Lets its Hair Down
Friday July 19, 2013
There’s More than One Way to Skin a Cat
Really? More than one way to skin a cat? Who the hell did that experiment? I hope his neighbors called the SPCA on him, or her. Secondarily, just out of curiosity, how many ways are there? Shouldn’t there be a saying that goes, “There’s 17 ways to skin a cat.” Sadly, there’s probably an instructional video on Youtube. Go on. I dare you to click that link.
Hey everyone, Happy TGIF! Any plans? I do. Besides going to a Green Day concert with my son tomorrow night I’ve made a date. No, I’m not cheating on my wife. I’m meeting Becca73 in a public place for coffee after work today. This issue needs settling and with my history as a mental health counselor I believe I can help rather than exacerbate the situation. Sometimes threats and punishments actually increase anxiety and acting out. More often if you treat people like adults with respect they actually act like adults. With my book coming out soon I don’t want to have to take down this blog and start over rebuilding an audience. Wish me luck.
Comments:
Becca73 said: Oh Phil, you won’t need luck! ; )
Question Girl said: Phil, I appreciate that you have a professional background but I really don’t think this is a good idea.
Attila the Mom said: The cat stuff was funny, but the stalker stuff, not so much.
LLCoolJoe: I don’t know about this plan. I mean I know the crazy chicks are the best, if you know what I mean, but this is a crazy internet chick. That’s different.
Becca73 said: Joe, you sad little man. You’re just jealous. And you should be. Phil is in for some great coffee ; )
Natalia said: Dude, this is just totally wrong. Don’t do it.

Phil said: Natalia! C’mon, you know what you did wrong. Don’t make me block you! :)



Each blog on tour is featuring one of the stalkers authors. Mine is Phil Taylor! Here is his guest post he wrote. :)


Although I’ve written and published two novels, my favorite thing to write is my blog, The Phil Factor. I started blogging in 2005. I was sitting around the office having a sarcastic rant about something when a co-worker said, “You should blog about that.” So I did. As I blogged I got a lot of positive feedback from other bloggers about my writing, so I started my first novel, White Picket Prisons.
The idea for my contribution to the Stalkers anthology came from a series of blog posts I wrote in the week leading up to April Fools Day in 2006. On my blog I posted about an online stalker as if it were really happening and not fiction. As the posts progressed the “stalker” became more and more intrusive and agitated, as did my blog commenters who believed that it was real. On April Fools Day I revealed the story to be a hoax. Many of the commenters in the Blog Stalker story in the anthology are real bloggers who commented on my blog at the time. Some of the comments used in the story are real also. I’ve kept in touch with some of them and have let them know I was using the blogger pen name and some of their comments in the story. So far there are no lawsuits that I’m aware of.
Truth be told, I enjoy writing fiction, but if I had a dream scenario play out it would be my blog getting syndicated and run weekly in newspapers and websites across the country much like Pulitzer Prize winning author Dave Barry whom I had the good fortune to interview for my blog back in September. So yes, please buy Stalkers and all my books, but more importantly go read The Phil Factor and share it with your friends. And yes, I believe that it is possible to be addicted to hyperlinking.



About The Author: Phil Taylor
Phil Taylor is a father of three, husband to one, and life-long smart ass to many. He has been well trained by his two dogs and a cat and is a loyal servant to them all. He has a Master's degree in Psychology and after trying stand-up comedy he turned to writing. His two fiction novels, White Picket Prisons and The Sneaker Tree are dedicated to the life-long friends that shaped his life. His third book, Fifty Shades of Phil, is the fifty best humor essays from the first eight years of his blog The Phil Factor


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4 comments :

  1. Cool post. Thanks for participating!

    P.S: Love how my purple banner ties in with your blog. We're both into the same color huh :)

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    1. Thank you Shane. I loved being part of this tour.

      Yes, I love purple! hehe :) It has always been my favorite color since I was young.

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