Monday, June 8, 2009

Giveaway! The Ghostwriter by Travis Thrasher

For years Dennis Shore has thrilled readers with his spooky bestselling novels. Now a widower, Dennis is finally alone in his house, his daughter attending college out of state. When he's stricken by a paralyzing case of writer's block and a looming deadline, Dennis becomes desperate.

Against better judgment, he claims someone else's writing as his own, accepting undeserved accolades for the stolen work. He thinks he's gotten away with it . . . until he's greeted by a young man named Cillian Reed--the true author of the stolen manuscript.

What begins as a minor case of harassment quickly spirals out of control. As Cillian's threats escalate, Dennis finds himself on the brink of losing his career, his sanity, and even his life. The horror he's spent years writing about has arrived on his doorstep, and Dennis has nowhere to run.

My Review:
Spooky. That would sum up how I feel about this book in one word--spooky. Although I like suspense novels, this goes way beyond suspense; this is a tale of horror. However, the author steers away from graphic violence; he allows the readers' imagination to work.

Dennis Shore, the protagonist, is believable as a man grieving for his wife, who has recently died from cancer. Furthermore, he suffers from writer's block and a deadline is approaching. His writer's block is not the only thing that torments him, nor is it the biggest terror he faces.

The name of Cillian Reed, sounds like the chill this reader gets as we peek inside his evil mind. And Bob ... oh, I cannot tell you about Bob.

Read this one with the lights on, and be prepared to keep turning pages rather than close your eyes and chance nightmares. Contains mild profanity. Interview with the author included.


The generous folks at Hachette Book Group are allowing me to host this book giveaway for three (3) copies!
  • Winners are restricted to the US and Canada. No PO Box mailing addresses, please.
  • Leave your email address in code in your comment (Please do not ask me to look it up! It's the only thing I ask of you.) Example of email in code: you[at]yourmail[dot]com
  • I'll close the comments at 6 PM EST June 20th and pick the winners. I will contact the winners via email to get their mailing information. The winners will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from a winner within three days, I will select another winner(s).
  • If you're interested, just say so in a comment with that all-important email address in code.

If you would like to read the first chapter, click here.

If you would like to buy a copy, click here.


Lyn said...

Posted the blurb about Ghostwriter at Bloggin' Outloud. Hope your blog tour traffic is up! :-)

bermudaonion said...

I'd love to be entered in this giveaway. milou2ster(at)

I Heart Book Gossip said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

Gwendolyn B. said...

Would love to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

ReadingRobin said...

Sounds like a great book, please enter me!
cmrobin (at) bellsouth net

Dixie said...

Sally... sounds like just the kind of book I like to read while Ricky's driving! Got a trip coming up... I'd love to read this one...


Anonymous said...

Please enter us into this contest: Our email is: gina_hendrix[at]charter[dot]net

bridget3420 said...

I would like to enter.


sharon54220 said...

I would really like to be entered.


Allison said...

Sounds creepy, sign me up!

Sweet Souhen Gal said...

I would love to win this book, I am homebound, due to a lung problem. Ijust love to win.
Thanks Phyllis

GramLin99 said...

I just read the first chapter and my interest is really piqued! I love reading spooky stories and would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for your consideration.


sara said...

I would like to read this one and I think my son would too!!


Kathy said...

Please enter me I'd love to win this to read!

Carlene said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

LO said...

Hi! Thanks for the opportunity! You can reach me at

Coloradolady said...

Thanks for a great giveaway..
smelkoski at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book.

cabadov at hotmail dot com

Luvdaylilies said...

I think both i and my daughter would enjoy this book!
Thanks for the giveaway=)

Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Neas Nuttiness said...

Count me in please - thanks for another great giveawy!

gaby317 said...

count me in please

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

TheGhostBlogger said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

After I read the review, I am wanting to win this book so much -
it sounds like the perfect thriller to curl up with on a rainy night & munch popcorn :) Thanks for the chance to win and I hope you have a truly wonderful week :)

Joy said...

Hi I am interested in the contest
jhoorm 01 at yahoo dot com

Marie said...

A spooky book sounds really good right about now, I'd love to try this one out!

LoveMyCoffee said...

I'd love to read this. Please enter me.


Mishel said...

I'd so love a chance to win this!!

Thank you so much,

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

bj said...

Oh, I don't know if I slid under the wire on this one or not...just discovered it..I've been so busy in the REAL world.
I love scary books and movies better'n anything!!!
xo bj