Thursday, December 27, 2012

Meet the Awesome Author - Sara Brooke

Today, I'm very happy to host an amazing new voice in horror.  Author Sara Brooke is taking the world by storm and is giving horror readers a fresh, unique perspective into the genre.

I'm very excited to share with you that my new horror novel, The Zyne Project, is now available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble in eversion. Bram Stoker Award-Winner Joe Mckinney calls it "A Zombie outbreak like no other...Medical Research hasn't been this frightening since Michael Crichton!" I hope you get a chance to check it out and appreciate your support.
- Sara

Travel around the internet with Sara Brooke as she hangs out with some cool bloggers. Stops include reviews, guest posts, special excerpts and giveaways of Sara Brooke’s complete library. To stalk Sara and find out where she will be next, head over for a complete listing

The Zyne Project Synopsis:
Six people agree to participate in a first-of-its-kind clinical trial. They’re ready to change the face of science, but they’re the ones who start changing. As each subject succumbs to the horror of the trial, they begin to turn against each other…and discover the nightmare within. What was supposed to be a medical breakthrough is turning regular people into something unimaginable. And there may be a deeper truth even more frightening than the beastly evolution occurring...

And now, a few words from Sara:

What scares me – Author, Sara Brooke

A reader recently told me that she had to read my novels with the lights on in her bedroom, and that each night she suffered from insomnia because she kept on thinking about all of the scary stuff she’d ingested. She then looked at me with tired eyes and asked, “So, what scares you?”

Now, she isn’t the first person to ask me this question.  Being a horror novelist, people expect you to be immune to fear and revel in the unknown.

I’ll agree that my preferences are scary movies and books, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get scared. Quite the contrary. 

Many things frighten me.  

Zombies, for some reason, frighten me.  I think their untamed nature to sneak up on you when you least expect it, the fact that they’re dead and decaying, and their ability to convert you into a mindless, drooling creature – still scares me.  Shows like “The Walking Dead” and others are interesting reminders of how fragile our society is.  If part of our carefully crafted world moves out of place, then what we know as normalcy disappears.

Supernatural horror frightens me as well. I’ve had many occurrences throughout my lifetime that lead me to believe that there is more out there than meets the eye.  In my mind, it is foolhardy to think that life is as simple as it appears through a 2D or 3D lens.  Enough eyewitness documentation exists to suggest that we are not alone, and that the dead sometimes do watch over us.

Sometimes, fear is akin to being a believer in the things we can’t quite understand or describe fully (without feeling a little silly).  People who are not afraid of ghosts, demons, or the possibility of something from another dimension, often don’t believe in those things either.  So, it is easy to be fearless, when there’s no chance of anything happening.

Again, I’ve had these phenomena happen to me, so I do believe.  And I use my nightmares and experiences to help craft different novels.

What doesn’t scare me?

I’ve never been frightened by slasher movies.  First of all, they’re always the same.  You start out with a group of people and slowly, but surely, one person wanders off (usually to take a piss) and is killed.  Then the next person is killed, and the next.  Honestly, I can’t understand why these films are so popular.  They’re downright boring and use the same formula every time.

So, no…I am not afraid of Friday the 13th or Halloween movies. Well, maybe when I was 11 or 12 years old, but definitely not now.

One crazy thing that haunts me (and maybe I have a disorder of some type) is leaving the console light on in my car and draining the battery.

You may think I’m nuts, but that’s happened to me before and it sucks.  

At the time, I had to find someone to jump the car, and then take it to the shop and that is a nightmare in itself.  So, every time I park my car somewhere, I’m always double-checking to make sure the lights inside aren’t on. Sometimes, I’ll even walk away and then come back to the car to check.

Is anyone else afraid of this?  I certainly hope so…otherwise I’ll have myself committed.

What scares you?

If you are terrified of zombies, medical contagion, and a chaotic nightmare that unravels quickly – give The Zyne Project a read…I think you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Thank you for the post, Sara!

If you want to follow Sara on the remainder of her blog tour - the dates and websites are listed below.

Friday, December 28 - My Cozie Corner
   Review of 'The Zyne Project'
Tuesday, January 1 - Zombie A.C.R.E.S.
   Interview with Sara Brooke

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