Saturday, October 9, 2010

Is Your Writing Terrifying?

Then you could win big from Lerner Publishing!

With the release of the new Night Fall horror series from Darby Creek (an imprint of Lerner Publishing), Lerner is having a Scary Story Writing Contest! The contest is open only to those between the ages of 11 and 18 and all you have to do is read the prompt on that main information page and write the ending in 500 words or less. Easy, right? Just make sure it's spooky!

You could win two sets of the Night Fall series, editorial guidance from the sitting editorial director at Darby Creek, publication on the Lerner blog and have your name become a character in a Night Fall book! So what are you waiting for? You have until October 31st to get your entries in.

In the meantime, you can check out the Thaw eBook for free on the Lerner website. All you have to do is register and you're good to go. I have three of these books, including Thaw, in my pile now and I can tell you, I can't wait to read them. The YA market is barren when it comes to true-to-form horror so to see a series like this emerging, it's like a blood-covered light at the end of the tunnel. Below is the blurb for Thaw from the Lerner website.
A July storm caused a major power outage in Bridgewater. Now a research project at the Institute for Cryogenic Experimentation has been ruined, and the thawed-out bodies of twenty-seven federal inmates are missing.

At first, Dani Kraft didn't think much of the breaking news. But after her best friend Jake disappears, a mysterious visitor connects the dots for Dani. Jake has been taken in by an infamous cult leader. To get him back, Dani must enter a dangerous, alternate reality where a defrosted cult leader is beginning to act like some kind of god.
Different, right? None of that romance stuff muddling up the creepy. It's total terror from the get-go. The rest of the books sounds equally creeptastic. Such a nice breath of fresh, horrifying air! So get up, get out and start writing!

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