Thursday, May 12, 2016

Eerie by C.M. McCoy - Book Review & Giveaway


About C.M. McCoy


C.M. McCoy is an Irish dancer and former Air Force officer living in the Great White North. Though B.S.'d in Chemical Engineering and German, she’s far happier writing stories involving Alaska and a body bag (with an awkward kiss in the mix.) While working emergency dispatch for Alaska State Troopers, she learned to speak in 10-codes, which she still does...but only to annoy her family.

Find out more at

★ Watch the awesome book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPx4FELVxH4
Website: http://www.cmmccoy.com/
Blog: http://www.cmmccoy.com/blog
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eeriesaga
Twitter: https://twitter.com/eerie_o
GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27274308-eerie


Book review

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Review by Anniek

Hailey and her older sister Holly have a very strong bond. They have lost both of their parents in a house fire. They waitress and dance at the pub which now belongs to them. When tragedy strikes again and Holly goes missing the people around them are doing everything they can to find her back.

Hailey has always known about the dark creatures and dangers that lurk in de shadows. She has seen evil in her dreams. A boy regularly appears in them and she knows he's dangerous, but he also seems kind. He doesn't scare her.

Asher is an Envoy. An Envoy is not supposed to have feelings. Because of that he is tough and ruthless and many creatures and people fear him. He visits Hailey in her dreams and is surprised about what seeing her does to him. He's having feelings for her and he doesn't know how to handle this.

To keep her safe Asher makes sure that Hailey is attending classes at the ParaScience university in Alaska. Asher lives there so he can keep an eye on her. At ParaScience all the creatures come together (this really sounds like my kind of place). They have a zombie librarian (as long as she won't eat me I'll be fine), a demon barber and Hailey's roommate is a banshee who cries cobwebs. The main building where classes are being held is a haunted house which sways in the wind. Hailey is trying to cope with her new environment and hopes she can track down the one who took her sister.

Every chapter of the book starts with a quote. I really love quotes and I liked this one the best:

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Henri David Thoreau

C.M. McCoy made Eerie really creepy, but Hailey is a very strong character, so she can deal with it. That was a big plus for me. Instead of falling apart because of all the tragedy that hits her she faces everything head-on. Hailey is smart and knows how to put the pieces of a puzzle together. Eerie is a story which will take you to the darkness, but will also show you the light. You will be surprised and will find yourself on the edge of your seat while frantically flying through the pages. This book cost me some sleep, because I had to finish the story. If you like the supernatural genre you will eat Eerie up.

Giveaway

C.M. McCoy will be sending a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner. Good Luck!
 

33 comments:

  1. How has your environment & upbringing colored your writing?

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    1. Oh lord, EERIE is definitely a reflection of my upbringing, my great uncles, and my experience with the Catholic church. I set the book in the city where I grew up (near Pittsburgh) and in the state where I now live (Alaska) :-) Thank you so much for following this tour, Mai! I love your questions!

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  2. What type of research did you do?

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    1. Hi Debby! thank you so much for swinging by :-) <3 Research for Eerie included a trip up the AlCan Highway (The Alaska Canada highway), multiple camping trips in Alaska, my observations during a trans-continental flight on board an Air force cargo plane, Chatting with and flying with my husband in our little Super Cub bush plane, chatting with law enforcement officers in Pittsburgh and Alaska (about procedure and dismemberments), chatting with police dispatchers in Alaska, chatting with some fellow Irish dancers, and running my Irish-old-man-isms past a couple native Irish girls. I also did a lot of reading on Irish folklore, banshees, and fringe science. <3 <3 It sounds like a lot, but it was mostly fun!

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  3. Thank you so much for this awesome review, AnnieK!! <3 <3

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  4. Hi Colleen, Alaska is very high on my bucket list (especially after watching all of Northern Exposure!). Maybe we could do a house swop & you come & stay in my little village in Ireland!

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  5. Thank you for taking the time to offer us this giveaway

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  6. This sounds like a book with lots of suspense. I'm enjoying this type of book lately

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  7. Asher and Hailey are interesting characters. I would love to read their story.

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  8. I wish I could attend a Parascience University. What a great concept! Thanks for the post!

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  9. Thank you so much for the opportunity 😊😊

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  10. I think its cool how you stat each chapter with a quote!

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  11. Loved the notes on the author! :)

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  12. Did you always know that you had to write?

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  13. Did you always know that you had to write?

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  14. You always make great giveaways (:
    Haven't read\heard of the book but the goodreads blurb sounds interesting...

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  15. I love that the author speaks in 10 codes just to annoy her family. LOL

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  16. What was the most difficult part to write ?

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  17. Thanks for sharing info about this book!

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