Hello, and welcome to Rave Reviews Book Club’s Springtime Book and Block Party! Thanks for visiting From the Pen of Mae Clair, my online abode, which hails from Central Pennsylvania. In true party tradition, I have prizes to give away! You don’t have to be a member of RRBC to win (although we’d love to have you join).
Here’s what’s up for grabs:
1 $10.00 Amazon Gift Card • 1 $5.00 Amazon Gift Card
Total Prizes I’m awarding: 2
All you have to do to be eligible to win either prize is leave a comment
on my “out of this world” post. Easy Peasey!
Today’s Party Topic: UFO’s
(cue spooky music)
Whether you believe in UFO’s or not, the concept of alien visitors and mysterious lights/flying objects makes for interesting fiction. My most recent release A Cold Tomorrow weaves UFO folklore into the plot. Book 2 of my Point Pleasant Series dedicated to the urban legend of the Mothman, it can be read as a standalone novel. Even better, my publisher has reduced the price to .99 cents through April 30.
Writing the book required a good deal of research, including searching through multiple articles and books related to UFOs and alien encounters. These are just a few of the tidbits I found of interest:
- There are documented UFO sightings from 1850, 1846, 1866, 1820 and before
- Prior to 1848 most UFO sightings had religious connotations, relating them to angels and other spiritual beings
- 1896-1897 saw a huge number of newspaper articles and eyewitness reports of “mystery airships” starting in the Western United States and spreading east
- Most UFO sightings happen on Wednesdays (must have something to do with that midweek hump!)
- In 1966, fed by media hype, UFO hunting was almost a national sport with people gathered on hilltops, fields, even cemeteries, their eyes turned skyward
- Within one hour of the Silver Bridge collapse in Point Pleasant, West Virginia in 1967, twelve UFOs appeared in the “TNT Area” (reputed haunt of the Mothman), located six miles away
- Most UFOs are light sources rather than metallic objects
I’ve got pages upon pages of written notes on UFO phenomena and could go on and on, but I think you get the idea that UFOs have been around for a while.
A Cold Tomorrow is a more than a fictional tale of UFOs. It’s a story of betrayal and revenge, an experiment gone wrong, and a town—already suffering under economic hardship—plagued by inexplicable circumstances.
Where secrets make their home…
Stopping to help a motorist in trouble, Katie Lynch stumbles upon a mystery as elusive as the Mothman legend that haunts her hometown of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Could the coded message she finds herald an extraterrestrial visitor? According to locals, it wouldn’t be the first time. And what sense should she make of her young son’s sudden spate of bizarre drawings—and his claim of a late-night visitation? Determined to uncover the truth, Katie only breaks the surface when a new threat erupts. Suddenly her long-gone ex-boyfriend is back and it’s as if he’s under someone else’s control. Not only is he half-crazed, he’s intent on murder….
As a sergeant in the sheriff’s office of the famously uncanny Point Pleasant, Officer Ryan Flynn has learned to tolerate reports of puzzling paranormal events. But single mom Katie Lynch appears to be in very real danger—and somehow Ryan’s own brother, Caden, is caught up in the madness, too. What the skeptical lawman discovers astounds him—and sends him into action. For stopping whatever evil forces are at play may just keep Katie and Caden alive….
Purchase for .99 cent from any major book retailer using this
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Thanks for partying with me today! You can find the whole party line-up (including more stops today) by clicking HERE. Note: To my RRBC friends, I apologize in advance that I’ll be absent the latter half of the month and unable to comment on your posts, as I’ll be away on vacation with limited internet access (if at all). You know how UFOs like to interfere with reception 😉
Don’t forget to comment below for your chance to win
one of my two prizes up for grabs.
You’d also make me, the Mothman, and those busy UFOs very happy
if you’d consider grabbing A Cold Tomorrow at its
special discounted price of .99 cents.
It’s an out of this world deal! 😀