Tuesday, 4 June 2013

The Ghosting of Gods Interview + Giveaway

Hello,

Today I am here to present to you the creepy debut novel from Cricket Baker titled "The Ghosting of Gods". You can check out the cover and blurb below, but also the awesome trailer as well. Also, stick around for an interview with the author and a giveaway.
The Ghosting of Gods
The Ghosting of Gods by Cricket Baker
Release Date:
May 31, 2013
Jesse is an apprentice exorcist who defies his priests when he learns his sister is in danger even though she’s dead. When he’s exiled to a haunted world, Jesse must unravel the mystery of ghosts if he is to save her. He plunges into a deadly game of hide-and-seek. The players include denizens draped in monkish robes, ghosts with matted eyes, the dead who tunnel underground in terror, and...Elspeth.



A coven scientist, Elspeth is both respected and feared for her abnormal spiritual powers. Jesse needs--craves--the knowledge of ghosts which she possesses. But is Elspeth a spiritual prodigy, or dangerously insane? The coven scientist begs him to trust her. He doesn’t. But he wants to.



Caught in a world on the brink of spiritual evolution, Jesse struggles to understand Elspeth even as frightening contacts from his sister force him to face the secret, shattering meaning of a verse he knows well: Blessed are the poor in ghost.

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Looking good, right? My review of the book will be published on Friday so make sure you check back if you want to hear my thoughts on it. It wasn't for me but you can check out all the other positive reviews for the book on Goodreads.

Now, let's welcome Cricket Baker!
How did you get the idea for The Ghosting of Gods?

I wanted to create a ghost world. You know, a severely haunted world. That’s how it started, and gradually, draft after draft, Jesse’s story evolved. Two plot lines emerged: saving his dead sister who is trapped, and discovering forbidden, esoteric knowledge his priests don’t even know about.

Which one of the characters is your favourite?

Poe, hands down. I love him. He’s vulnerable and open-hearted. And hey, his three passions are poetry, horror, and God. So, he’s rather...unusual. I LIKE WEIRD.
Will there be a sequel or companion novel?

Yes, but I’m not working on that one right now, though I have part of an outline done for it. At the moment I’m intimidated by writing a sequel for it...I won’t write it until I know there’s a good enough story there. A sequel needs to be able to stand on its own.

Sum up The Ghosting of Gods in under ten words.

Exorcist unravels mystery of what ghosts really are.

Do you have a favourite YA book/series?

Today I will say Harry Potter because I just saw a hysterical and PERFECT post on Tumblr about what’s in Hermione’s email inbox. I immediately reblogged it. And then I wanted to read a Harry Potter book again. Hogwarts is very, very real to me. I’m thinking that when I die, Hogwarts may be what heaven is.

Are you working on any other projects?

I’m working on a novel about a college town where students end up with mental illnesses. I’m a counselor for teens, so my day job is leaking into my writing! It will be creepy...I think I will only and always ever write spooky stuff. It’s my first love as far as genres go.
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Don't forget to add The Ghosting of Gods to your TBR lists if you're interested! Cricket has also kindly offered a $15 Amazon gift card so make sure you fill out the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win.
**GIVEAWAY ENDED**
Winner: Veronica D.
Reply to my email ASAP!
Have a good week,
Sam :)

22 comments:

  1. This looks really interesting and I think I might read this one soon :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. I think I will be! I love ghost stories. Thank you!

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  3. I think I will be! I love ghost stories. Thank you!

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  4. Heck yeah! I'll read it!! Who doesn't love ghosts? And family obligations? lol. And David Tennant/Dr. Who? lol. Great interview also!
    cindi
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    ccclubbs.com

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  5. Oohh I like the trailer.
    Well, I've added it to my TBR pile, so yes. :)

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  6. This book sounds very interesting and yes, I will be checking it out.

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  7. I have seen a few blog sites promoting this book and it has intrigued me. I will definitely be reading it. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  8. I like the synopsis! It really sounds great!

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  9. I need to add this to my to-read list. Love ghost stories!

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  10. I sounds spooky, I'd probably read it. If it was a movie I'd go see it for sure.

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  11. I really love a good scare. So yes it's on the list.

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  12. Oh definitely! Love scary books so I'm sure I'm going to love this one.

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  13. If I can find myself a copy, of course!

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  14. I think I probably will. This is the first time I have heard of the book so I would want to read an excerpt or two, maybe the free sample on Amazon and then probably buy it :)

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  15. i think i will..
    thx u for the chance :)

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  16. Def! Im buying w my next paycheck! :D
    Mary G loki

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  17. Yes I will!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. I would like to! I already had this book on my TBR list!

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  19. It sounds interesting and I will read it when I get my hands on it

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  20. I think I will, the synopsis sound interesting

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  21. I'm pretty sure I'll read it

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  22. yes, thanks for your reviews

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I am very greatful for all comments posted! :D