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What a Way to Go - Death's Realm Blog Tour day 15

Choosing a Way to Die

The idea of death is not something I like to think about. I have a fear – almost irrational – of death, which is something that has developed only over the past 10 years or so – right around the time I turned 43. Why then, why at all, I can't answer that. Before then, I'd never really thought about it. I obviously wanted to live – and live a long time! – but I never dwelled on it, never got obsessive about it. Now, however, I hate the thought of dying. Maybe it's because I've hit middle age, and the years ahead of me are statistically fewer than the years behind me. Maybe it's because I see the illnesses of people my age and older, and know that soon I'll be on meds, I'll succumb to the inevitable physical degradation that comes with aging. All I know is, if a cure for death comes around – be it a serum or a surgery to put my brain into a robot – I will spend everything to obtain it. I would love to live another one hundred, two hundr…
In honor of The Cure releasing on Cinco de Mayo, one of the prizes will be for the best picture of someone celebrating this traditional Mexican holiday!
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16 days until the big release party for The Cure! The party themes will be the Goddess Kali and Favorite Pets. Among the prizes, there will be one for the best Kali impression/costume, and one for the best picture of a favorite pet. So start getting yours together now and have them ready on the 5th! Remember, May 5, 3pm EST. If you haven't signed up yet, what are you waiting for?
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Today I am taking part in the Work in Progress blog tour, to help people get to know some new writers. This blog tour has some rules (which I, like several of those before me, will break), but just so you know:
– Each writer posts a little something from their work in progress. It's supposed to be the first sentence from the first three chapters, but in my case, I'm giving the whole first chapter because it's short.
– Like back to the blog post of the person who nominated you. Like Elyse, who nominated me, I'll do more than link because she deserves to have people know about her.
– Nominate three other writers. No problem there, I can think of a dozen who deserve a little spotlight time. Picking just three was the hard part, so I did four.
Okay, here we go.
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I was nominated by Elyse Draper, a highly talented writer from Colorado. We've known each other since 2008, when I first read FREEWILL (book 1 of her Freewill trilogy), an astounding piece of modern fantasy…
Because of all sorts of things interfering with my reading and posting of reviews (building a new website, writing a novella, etc., etc.), I have finally made up for my slacking ways over the past 2 weeks and now posting for all the books I had in queue. So, here they are:


The Cold Beneath, by Tonia Brown With The Cold Beneath, Tonia Brown has delivered an exciting mix of zombie, steampunk, and horror fiction that should delight readers of any or all three of these genres. Reminiscent of the stories I grew up on (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth), this book has several unique twists that will keep readers guessing to the very end. Brown's prose works wonders to capture the ominous atmosphere, sense of wonder, and tension that are vital to a story like this one. I definitely recommend it.







Boom Town, by Glenn Rolfe Something strange is going on in Hollers Hill. Weird tremors rock the land and strange liquid is oozing from the ground. This is the basic p…
Horror Authors Investigate Death and Dying
How is that for a catchy title? Well, it's true. I'm part of a group of writers doing a series of blogs about death and dying in support of Gray Matter Press's latest anthology, DEATH'S REALM, which includes my futuristic tale of life after death, "Foxhole."

I'll be posting about my preferred method of dying on April 30, but you can find the full 16-day schedule here: http://greymatterpress.com/horror-authors-on-death-and-dying-deaths-realm-tour/


May 5th is the official release party for THE CURE, and I'll be spending the next few weeks hard at work - along with my party director, Leslie Whitaker - getting everything ready. There will be giveaways, games, trivia, Q&A, book discounts, and more.

One of the things we're working is having people post pictures of themselves with their pets, especially rescue pets (since, you know, the book is about a veterinarian!).


It's official! The book launch party for THE CURE will be on May 5, at 3pm EST. There will be giveaways of books, totes, and t-shirts, plus special offer codes to get the ebook for 99 cents or the print book at $5 off.

Games, Q&A, trivia, and all sorts of shenanigans will ensue. Click the link below for full details.

The Cure Facebook Party


Well, the new website is live! Just working out a few bugs. Hope everything is straightened out by the end of the night. In the meantime, check out the place: www.jgfaherty.com. Seems like everything is working except the contact info and blog page formatting.
Great new review of The Cure from Horror Novel Reviews:
"J.G. Faherty’s The Cure is a terrifically written novel in the truest sense of the word horror. I think of it as a wild elevator ride where every floor is a new level within the story, and when the door opens on some of those levels, I wanted to peek my head out of the door, have a quick look, shut it, and get the hell away from there."
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"It’s a wild read with many unexpected turns. Faherty’s got a flair for this stuff as evidenced by his vast output of short stories and novels. Anyone who can write lines like, “It was napalm igniting in his veins, hammers pounding his bones, giant hands twisting each of his organs.” has got the stuff needed to craft a good horror novel. J.G. Faherty’s, The Cure, is worth the read." http://horrornovelreviews.com/…/j-g-faherty-the-cure-review/
There's a new interview of me at Authors Interviews, just in time to help me promote my new novel, The Cure! Ain't that a coincidence?
https://authorsinterviews.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/here-is-my-interview-with-jg-faherty/
Well, I've got a new website and a new blog, so rather than start from scratch what I did was copy all the posts from my old blog, which is now in permanent hibernation, and stick them into 1 giant post right under this one. So, if you want to quickly catch up with almost 10 years of happenings in my authorly life, read the post below.
And hopefully from this point on I'll be more prompt with posting information.
3/25/15
Another year has passed, and once again I've fallen behind on keeping this blog up to date. So here's the quick overview:
In December of 2014 I sold my darkly comical horror novel HELLRIDER, with Eldritch Press. This one is a crazy cycle ride through death and beyond, with some nasty characters and a lot of mayhem. The best part? It includes song lyrics by heavy metal icon Richard Christy of Charred Walls of the Damned. What could be cooler than that? I also signed contracts for my supernatural thriller THE CURE, which comes out on May 5, 2015, from Samhain Publishing. Filled with mystery, intrigue, and powers beyond our comprehension, it is about a veterinarian who has the power to heal and kill by laying hands. What happens when a big corporation, an international criminal, and the military all find out about her? You'll have to read the book!




In addition, Samhain Publishing will also be releasing two more novellas, WINTERWOOD and DEATH DO US PART, later in 2015.