Sunday, February 6, 2011
Happy Valentine's Day... right?
Meet Jess from THE KILLER VALENTINE BALL by C.A. Verstraete.
Valentine's Day is the ultimate of relationship days. At least if you believe all the Hallmark commercials. So what happens when it's V-Day, and you're alone?
For Jess, it becomes a day of compromise: she'll go out with her mother's friend's son as a favor; she figures it beats staying home by herself. What can she say? She's a sap when it comes to all that mushy hearts and flowers stuff. Still... a blind date, on V-Day? Yikes! Can you say loser?
Ever have one of those days when you wish you'd listened to your gut? Jess must've felt that way when she walked into the hall where The Killer Valentine Ball is being held. It's a weird little party... The lights seem to be playing tricks on her eyes...
I guess that's the premise of my short "light horror" eBook, playing on that funny feeling you get when you know you should've made a different choice, and the things that play out as a result.
But in the end, Jess is vindicated. Kind of. That's the fun of writing horror. It doesn't have to be all blood and guts. It can be a little ghoulish—with a funny, odd little twist. Call it horror with a smile! So I had some fun with Jess... but you have to read it to see!
* Read an excerpt and get details at the MuseItUp Publishing bookstore