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THE HOLLOWED-EYED GIRL
Possessed by Passion Collection
BY JOHN WATSON ETAL
Crazy Ink Publishing, LLC is pleased to present a USA Today bestseller list-aiming dark romance and paranormal romance collection boxset for release on March 16, 2021. Featuring stories from USA Today and International Bestselling authors, this set includes more than twenty romantic novels and novellas aimed to ignite your passions and make you fall in love with the characters. Pre order your copy today!
Humans, angels, and demons alike are possessed with a common bind—desire.
Experience exquisite and sultry seraphs, demonic witches, a hellfire phoenix, a vengeful gargoyle, ordinary humans with dark sides, vampires, werewolves, ghostly spirits, and other creatures of the night, who will whet your desire for romance and seduction. Travel with them into their worlds as they lust for love, romance, and pleasure.
Will they find what they are searching for? Will you?
Find out in this twenty-plus, limited time paranormal and dark romance collection by USA Today, international bestselling, and award-winning authors.
Experience the passion.
Readers of Anne Rice, Debbie Paterson, Linda Howard, Dean Koontz, Kristen Ashley, and Paul Tremblay will love this dark collection! One click now to become POSSESSED…
Featuring the works of USA Today and International Bestselling Authors:
Bella Emy – USA Today Bestseller – For Better or For Cursed
Alyssa Drake – USA Today Bestseller – For Better or For Cursed
Cora Kenborn – USA Today Bestseller – Cast Stones
Catherine Wiltcher – Amazon All Star – Cast Stones
Erin Lee – USA Today Bestseller – Blank Slate
Olivia Marie –USA Today Bestseller– Blood Bound
Lorah Jaiyn – USA Today Bestseller – The Immortal Stone
Murphy Wallace – International Bestseller – Death in the Flames
N Isabelle Blanco – International Bestseller – Malice
Rena Marin – International Bestseller – The Arisen
Rita Delude – International Bestseller – Driven by Desire
M W Brown – International Bestseller – Under the Moonlight
Diana Register – International Bestseller – Electric Man
Stephanie Ayers – International Bestseller – Blood White
Yolanda Allard – International Bestseller – Gargoyles: Stone Curse
Sian B. Claven – International Bestseller – Neutral Ground
LJC Fynn – International Bestseller – Blank Slate
John Watson – International Bestseller – The Hollow-Eyed Girl
Tiffany Carby – International Bestseller – Meet Cut(e)
Michelle Edwards – International Bestseller – Demonic Destiny
Tracy A. Ball – International Bestseller – Blood Like Rain
Eve Corso – International Bestseller – Spellbound
Marie Ahls – International Bestseller – Villainous
Rheanon Nicole – International Bestseller – His Soul to Keep
Cloud S Riser – International Bestseller – Queen of Stone
Editor’s Note: Look for **Spring Madness** spotlights through March and April for authors included in this collection, a deeper look at the individual authors and their books, including Excerpts, Author Interviews, and Character Interviews!
What would you do to be famous?
Kayleigh Barnes runs a horror movie themed Instagram account that is beginning to gather some steam. Her goal, though, is to make it bigger and better, so that she can become an internet star.
When offered the opportunity to Beta test a subscription horror game called “The Hollow-Eyed Girl,” Kayleigh jumps at the chance.
Pretty soon, she is granted access to a live online feed showing a girl locked and bound in the basement of an unknown location. The clues that Kayleigh and her friends receive need to be solved in order to save the girl before time runs out.
The stakes are raised as the clock winds down.
Can Kayleigh and her friends save The Hollow-Eyed Girl?
Before we get started talking about your writing, tell us a little about yourself, where you’re from, what you do for a living (if you’re not a full–time writer) what hobbies you have, etc. Whatever you’d like to share to introduce yourself.
I am originally from Scotland, but I spent time living in Canada before moving to Atlanta. I write full-time between freelance articles for sports websites and my books. I am married to Penny, a Regional Chef, and we have 4 kids from previous marriages, as well as 5 grandchildren.
1. What’s your favorite part of the writing process?
I love those days were the words just come easily and a story take a turn in a direction you didn’t see coming. You feel in control and totally out of it at the same time.
2. If you were to choose one superpower, what would it be?
The ability to fly. It would be great to travel the world without spending countless hours in airports.
3. Do you ever get stuck when you’re writing a book? What do you do to get “unstuck”?
Sometimes. When it happens, I focus on writing something else, or I step away go for a shower. It’s amazing how many times the solution comes to you when you are relaxing under a stream of hot water.
4. What is your least favorite part of writing?
Editing, although I tend to do it as I go.
5. If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?
I would ask my wife to take care of it. There are benefits to being married to a chef.
6. What do you wish you’d done differently when you first started the publishing process?
I wish I hadn’t waited so long. I was 51 years old when I first got published. The reality, though, was that I didn’t have the confidence to submit anything. I wrote that first published book for NaNoWriMo, but I had no plans of doing anything with it. My wife talked me into submitting after she read it.
7. What is most difficult for you to write? Characters, conflict or emotions? Why?
Dialog is where I believe I am at my weakest. I wrote that first novel in transcript style as an exercise in dialog. I am better now, but I still doubt those words sometimes.
8. A penguin walks into your office, right now, wearing a sombrero. What does he say to you and why is he here?
I imagine he would be here to tell me that it was time to stop drinking for the night and go to bed.
9 If you could wave a magic wand, what ill in the world would you solve and why?
Hunger, specifically child hunger. No child should ever go hungry.
10. Tell us about your next book & when is it being published? Please provide links to your website, blog, books, etc.
My latest novella, Swimming Upstream, just released. It is a family drama tearjerker that is far removed from my usual horror fare.
Born under a gloomy, grey, Scottish sky, it is perhaps no real surprise that darkness has always felt comfortable to John Watson. After countless hours spent in his local library, he found that he was more at home in the worlds of Clive Barker, Stephen King, and James Herbert than he was in his own. The need to carve out his own niche in the horror genre drove Watson to slice open his mind and let the words spill onto the page.
From donuts to mysterious karaoke bars in the middle of nowhere, Watson mines the depths of the ordinary to find the evil that lurks beneath the surface. He dares you to join him in his ongoing forays into the dark side.
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