Friday, August 3, 2012

Guest Post/Book Feature - Don't Fear The Reaper by William F. Houle and J.E. Taylor

The day Nick Ramsay’s eighth-grade teacher drops dead in his classroom, Nick sees his first reaper. When another cloaked figure appears at his grandmother’s bedside, Nick issues an order for the vile creature to leave her alone.

This simple act of defiance creates a domino effect that brings Fate and Death to Nick’s door and reveals his true lineage, throwing his world into chaos. To make matters worse, a group of rogue reapers declares war on humanity and Nick is the only one who can stop them.

Guest Post - William F. Houle - On writing Don’t Fear the Reaper with my mom…

The idea for the book came from a dream I had when we were up at our beach home in Maine. When I woke up, I thought it would be a great idea for a book and that day my parents and I took a long walk down the beach. That’s when I told my mom about the plot and the idea for the trilogy and she loved it.

I loved working with my mom on this heart pounding adventure. The experience taught me there is a whole lot more to writing then just thinking of something and writing it down. It’s about more than just ‘this happened then that happened’. It’s about writing with every sense and not just what the characters see. It takes time both in writing a scene and then reading it over and over, fixing it here and there until its right.

It was a lot more work than I imagined, but the coolest thing besides writing with my mom, was actually holding the paperback in my hand for the first time. That’s when it was real, and I was filled with an odd mixture of pride and awe that we actually made that idea into a really great story. One that people would read.

It’s the kind of book I love to read, along the lines of the Percy Jackson series and Harry Potter. It’s filled with adventure and thrills and I hope you like it.

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Genre - YA Dark Fantasy
Rating - PG
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  1. Thanks for having us on Give Me The Scoop today!

  2. This sounds like a great book. I love that the idea came in a dream and I think it is so cool that it was written with his mom. Congrats and much success!