Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What other THINGS are like Skeleton Lake? I use Fan-Answers! Check it out, and score your copy for just .99 TODAY!

People always want to know, what other books are like Skeleton Lake. My answer is always, there aren't any--well besides the prequel The Skeleton Song. Reviewers have overwhelming replied that Skeleton Lake is like nothing else out there. I pride myself on the level of insanity that has spawned not one, but multiple, totally original series, however, I realized people weren't asking to be critical. They want to know whether or not they are going to like the damn book. 

Yeah, I am totally cool with being totally crazy.

Since Skeleton Lake is Featured on Kindle Books and Tips today for just .99, I thought I'd list the top five things Skeleton Lake is compared to.

5. Edgar Allan Poe 

By a route obscure and lonely,
Haunted by ill angels only,
Where an Eidolon, named NIGHT,
On a black throne reigns upright,
I have reached these lands but newly
From an ultimate dim Thule-
From a wild clime that lieth, sublime,
Out of SPACE- out of TIME.

                                        --DREAMLAND Edgar Allan Poe

I can see Edgar Allan Poe in the seams of Skeleton Lake sometimes. The Hollows series is very lyrical very poetic. It's also dark and whimsical. Though Skeleton Lake is a Paranormal Romance it does, on occasion, produce that spark of insanity that appears always, somewhere, always lurking in Poe's work. I see that often in my own writing. Even in some places where you wouldn't expect. 

In the night, weeds like taloned hands reach at the road like needles looking deep for veins. Never will they reach them, but somehow never beaten all the way back. The small wisp of moon gives no light that our headlights can't block out. The sky is only as dark as the asphalt that lays before us, cracked and wrinkled is the skin we can't seem the shed. Stars that should fill the sky like specks of dust in the dark underside of things seem not to exist--and in the late hour it seems as though I have forgotten what they look like; standing both alone in their own light, and together in thick cluster families in the sky.
                                         --Dust of the Dead Sea
                               the upcoming Skeleton Lake Sequel 

4.Tim Burton's Animated Films

People are always throwing around comparisons to The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Corpse Bride, around, and lets be honest--that makes my inner fangirl want to barf and then faint. 

Then it makes me want to burst into song! Who wouldn't want to be compared to Tim Burton?

Despite the fact that Jack Skellington and the Skeletons in Skeleton lake are very different kinds of Skeletons. The fact that they are both Skeletons makes people link them instantaneously. 

Whew, I don't think I have ever used the word Skeleton so much in one block of text!

3.The Forest of Hands and Teeth

One of my favorite zombie novels of all time! It's beautiful and lyrical at times. It's also a book in which the setting is also a character in the story. In Skeleton Lake, the location is as much a member of the cast as the voice of the story is. But in the Carrie Ryan novel, the Forest isn't really alive or dead--but the lake in Skeleton Lake? Well I guess we'll have to see how the story ends.

2. Tim Burton's Live Action Films

To me the comparison to films like Beatlejuice and Edward Scissor Hands is obvious, but that's because I know so much more about the world of The Hollows Series than is currently in the books. However, I know people are basing their thoughts off the fact that you have these totally OUT THERE creatures coming to upset what is otherwise a normal existence.

1. Donnie Darko

I have had positive reviews and negative reviews claiming Skeleton Lake is destined to be a cult classic like Donnie Darko.

I'll just let that one hang.

Skeleton Lake is just .99 on Kindle for a VERY limited time. 

Want to live in the world of Skeletons? You can get the prequel to Skeleton Lake The Skeleton Song here . Fans disagree which book should be read first, I think they are best together.

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