Welcome, Wormies, to BLAKE CROUCH WEEK at the MAN EATING BOOKWORM.
This week will feature some reviews and an interview with Blake. If you haven't already discovered his writing I urge you to hang out on the blog this week and find out what all the fuss is about (at least why I am making a fuss).
Draculas: A Novel of Terror. Along with Jack Kilborn (J.A. Konrath), Jeff Strand and F. Paul Wilson, he managed to actually make a vampire novel fun again.
Like most of you out there, I was tired of the same old same old. And despite enjoying the Twilight books as much as the rest of the housewives and teenage girls out there, I kinda wanted to see some serious bite put back in the vampire. And these guys did it.
But who the hell was this Crouch guy?
SERIAL UNCUT (Extended Edition). It has been downloaded over 250, 000 times. That is a lot of downloads. So I gave it a shot and was thrilled with what I read.
From that point on I started to seek out Blake's work, for some reason focusing on his short stories, rather than his novels. I picked up his collection FOUR LIVE ROUNDS, and dug it. Then I read PERFECT LITTLE TOWN. After reading the recently released KILLERS - A Psycho Thriller I decided it was time to read Crouch's novels.
In the mean time I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Blake's e-book cover designer Jeroen ten Berge. If you haven't read that interview, please do. Jeroen is a terrific guy and in my opinion a damn fine cover designer.
With reviews in the wings of LOCKED DOORS, BREAK YOU: A Novella of Terror (Andrew Z. Thomas Thriller) and an interview, I decided to go all out and give you BLAKE CROUCH WEEK at THE MAN EATING BOOKWORM!
Later today I will be posting my thoughts on LOCKED DOORS.
But that's not all!
To make this week a little more fun I'm going to be giving away e-copies of various Blake Crouch publications via Amazon.com. For starters, anyone who makes a comment in either of my posts today will have a chance to win an e-book copy of Blake's Run. The winner will be chosen at random. If you comment but do not wish to be included as part of the contest, please make that known so as not to skewer the chances of others hoping to win.
Along with a couple of other give aways, at the end of the week it'll be my pleasure to give away one set of the Andrew Z. Thomas e-book thrillers (DESERT PLACES/LOCKED DOORS/BREAK YOU).
Please note that the give aways are through Amazon.com for the Kindle (my apologies to anyone with a Nook or Kobo or no reading device at all.)