Wednesday, September 30, 2015

RJ Sullivan - Darkness With a Chance of Whimsy Blog Tour

My Thoughts: I love the name of this book, the title is a perfect choice. All the stories were like going on a road trip and stopping at every weird attraction a long the way, like the world's largest ball of twine etc. It was a fun trip and I loved it. I was already a fan of Sullivan's writing style and I will be honest I was partial to the Rebecca Burton stories.  I loved Haunting Obsession  and was fangirl excited to see a couple of Rebecca stories.  I enjoyed how each short was a well written stand along piece.  I love short story collections and this is one of the finest I have read. Wonderful collection.  This is for sure a collection to read if you love the classic sci fi like Doctor Who or The Twilight Zone.  The collection just made me think of classic tales. 

My Rating: 4 out of 5.  

About the author: R.J. Sullivan’s novel Haunting Blue is an edgy paranormal thriller and the first book of the adventures of punk girl Fiona “Blue” Shaefer and her boyfriend Chip Farren. Seventh Star Press also released Haunting Obsession, a Rebecca Burton Novella, and Virtual Blue, the second part of Fiona’s tale. The short stories in this collection have been featured in such acclaimed anthologies as Dark Faith Invocations by Apex Books and Vampires Don’t Sparkle. His next book due out very soon will be Commanding the Red Lotus, which collects the series of science fiction novelettes in the tradition of Andre Norton and Gene Roddenberry.
R.J. resides with his family in Heartland Crossing, Indiana. He drinks regularly from a Little Mermaid coffee mug and is man enough to admit it.

Book Synopsis for Darkness With a Chance of Whimsy:  Collected for the first time since their initial publications, Darkness with a Chance of Whimsy presents ten tales from the imagination of R.J. Sullivan. Thrills and chills await you, but you may also get blindsided by the absurd. This volume includes a pair of stories featuring Rebecca Burton, the mysterious investigator of R.J.’s acclaimed paranormal thriller series. Among the ten stories, you’ll find:

“The Assurance Salesman” shows five strangers more about themselves than they ever guessed.

You don’t want to venture into Daddy’s basement in “Fade.”

Rebecca Burton tries to talk someone out of a bad idea in “Backstage Pass.”

A bullied police detective finally defeats his rival in “Able-Bodied.”

A desperate father finds the “Inner Strength” to save his young daughter, “Becky” Burton.

A child seeds his aquarium with a most unusual “Starter Kit.”

A brilliant robotics engineer creates a “Robot Vampire.”

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 Twitter: @rjsullivanauthr

Tour Schedule and Activities
9/28/2015 Jorie Loves a Story Review
Book in the Bag Review
I Smell Sheep Review
Bee's Knees Reviews Review
Deal Sharing Aunt Author Interview
fuonlyknew Review
L. Andrew Cooper's Horrific Scribblings Review
Shells Interviews Guest Post
Azure Dwarf Top Tens List
Coffintree Hill Top Tens List
Armand Rosamilia, Author Guest Post

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The book/eBook being reviewed was provided for an honest review.


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