Eve Hallows Tour Kick Off

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Author Robert Gray

Robert Gray is a writer.  If that job description doesn’t impress you, how about fantasy writer? Too general? Well, he doesn’t get insulted if you call him a horror writer. If horror’s not your thing, then scratch out horror and replace it with suspense. And for the kiddies, you can slap on a YA or MG in front of that title.

Gray lives in Bushkill, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.

Guest Post

One of the most common questions I get asked regarding the Nightmare Series (or the Eve Hallows books, as a lot of you refer to them) is why did I write the stories.  It’s sort of an odd question, because it can either mean why on earth did you waste your time writing those books? Or it could mean what drew you to the story in the first place? If it’s the former, I can only shrug and mutter an apology.  If it’s the latter, it’s because my daughter asked me her to write her a story, and so I did—
Yawn.  Really?  I hope no one’s paying you to write this nonsense.

Oh, hey, Eve.  I wasn’t expecting to see you here.
Yeah, well, that’s probably because you told me the book tour started tomorrow. How convenient.

Did I?  I’m sorry.
Whatever.  Look, if you want to get humans to read these books, you need to be a little more exciting.  This whole, ooh, look at me, I’m a writer thing, is boring.  It’s my adventures they want to read about, and the monsters, the mystery, the horror, the comedy … the pure exhilaration!  No one cares about some silly author going on about how hard it is to be a writer.

I’m not going on a about how hard it is to be a writer.  I was just—
Pah-lease. Here I am trying to save not one but two worlds, and you’re all stuck on whether or not readers understand the real you.  And don’t get me started on the whole book tour thing.

Book tour thing?  What are you talking about?
You let me write like two guest posts while you hogged the rest.  So not fair.

I let you write more than two.  And besides, I didn’t think you were interested in the guest posts and interviews, especially since you’re busy with finding the Nightmare Books and defeating The Source and all.
I am never too busy for my fans, unlike some people, who shall remain nameless, Mr. Robin Green.

Um, it’s Gray.  Robert Gray.  After all these years, I’d figure you’d have remembered that by now.
Ah-hah!  So you admit you are a selfish author who is too busy for his fans!

I think we’re getting way off track here.  This was supposed to be a kick-off post for a great blog tour hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.  We haven’t even mentioned the books yet.  And I haven’t even thanked everyone who participated.
Stop changing the subject, Mr. Gown.   

Anyway … thank you to everyone who let ME participate in the blog tour.  I do hope you enjoy MY posts.  And as far as the books—yeah, they’re pretty horrible.  Oh, and don’t listen to what my biographer has to say about them (or anything, really).  He’ll just put you to sleep. 

You just had to have the last word, didn’t you?
Yes, I did 🙂


For fourteen-year-old Eve Hallows, life can be summed up in one word—horrible.  She has the most horrible friends.  She lives in a horrible old castle.  Even her family is a bunch of horrible monsters.

However, in the monster-inhabited world of Gravesville—a world where messages are sent through Ouija boards, jack-o’-lanterns get facials to suit their moods, and the worst thing Eve has to deal with are those annoying zombie tourists who overrun her favorite graveyard during the Halloween season—horrible means wonderful.  And everything for Eve is perfectly horrible.

But her life is about to go head over heels when a mysterious group known as The Source starts terrorizing Gravesville.  Now she must move to the human world—where everything is opposite … and for Eve, that’s absolutely adorable!

Praise for Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks:

“Move over, Neil Gaiman’s CORALINE and THE GRAVEYARD BOOK … make room, Lemony Snicket’s A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS … you’ve got company and competition for shelf space!” — THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW

“WOW! What an absolutely horrible book (horrible meaning fantastic!) … This book was laugh out loud funny.  I loved when Mom accidentally turned people to stone.  Dad’s crazy attempts at running a pizza store were just hysterical.” — KIDS ‘N’ BOOKS

“This is the perfect book to be read aloud, read at night under the covers or simply devoured in one sitting. Robert Gray’s Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks simply shines with all of its fun creepiness, compelling characters and stellar writing. A MUST read for any MG fan!” — WORD SPELUNKING

 “Eve Hallows is highly imaginative without being too complex for its target audience. Fall in love with Eve, her friends and her family of adorable monsters. Lose yourself in a light read that will remind you of those days when your English teacher just want you to read something, anything. This book is it. The one that you wish you read when you were in grade school.” — JOYOUS READS

“Overall, this book was fantastic. It presents an admirable role model as well as a strong family unit which will benefit young readers. When so many books right now have presented teens in a not-so-flattering light, it is so wonderful to find a book like this one.” — BOOK COVER JUSTICE



Ever since encountering The Source and its minions on Halloween, Eve Hallows has found life surprisingly quiet … not to mention adorably boring!  So when Dad receives a Ouija message that she must return to Gravesville, Eve couldn’t be happier—at least until she discovers the Director of URNS, also known as the Grim Reaper, has a special job for Eve … one that will lead her to New York City and to the true identity of The Source.

With The Book of Shrieks offering zero help and a new URNS agent driving the school boys—and Eve!—crazy, Eve’s beginning to realize this whole saving-the-world nonsense isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.

All this and she still has to find The Book of Shadows….

Praise for Eve Hallows and the Book of Shadows:

“This book was perfectly horrible! Horrible meaning amazingly awesome, of course. Eve’s world once again sucked me in and would not let go until this part of Eve’s story was finished” — LILI LOST IN A BOOK

“This is a perfect combination of YA, Horror, Paranormal and Fun!” — BOOK LOVERS PARADISE


Tour Giveaway
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Ends 12/27/12

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Eve Hallows Blog Tour Schedule

December 10th
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – Tour Kick Off

December 11th
Multiple Blogs – Book Blast

December 12th
Pandora Poikilos – Peace from Pieces – Interview
Fade Into Fantasy – Tens List
icefairy’s Treasure Chest – Excerpt
From the Bootheel Cotton Patch – Review
Book Flame – Guest Post

December 13th
Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews – Interview & Excerpt
Parsimonious Posh – Guest Post & Review
Word Spelunking – Tens List
~Oh, The Books You’ll Read – Review
Bookworm in Love – Tens List

December 14th
Geo Librarian – Review
Cuzinlogic – Guest Post or Interview
Books Beside My Bed – Review
Scribbler’s Sojourn – Guest Post
Fantasy Book Addict – Interview

December 15th
Hazel the Witch – Tens List & Excerpt
Bibliophilia, Please – Guest Post
Bookworm Lisa – Excerpt
An Avid Reader’s Musings – Excerpt

December 16th
Imagine! Create! Write! – Interview or Guest Post
Readaholic’s Reviews – Guest Post & Review
A Soul Unsung – Guest Post

December 17th
The Romance Bookie – Except
Mommy and We – Review & Guest Post
Mochas, Mysteries & More – Review
Musings of a Writer (Val Muller) – Review
Lisa Miller ~ Moon Shine Art Spot – Review & Guest Post

December 18th
Lizzy’s Dark Fiction – Guest Post & Review
Monique Morgan – Review & Guest Post
FireStarBooks – Review & Interview
JeanBookNerd – Excerpt
Reader Girls – Excerpt

December 19th
Mk McClintock Blog – Tens List
Stephanie Keyes, Author – Guest Post
Fictitious Musings – Guest Post
Cici’s Theories – Guest Post & Review
A Dream Within A Dream – Excerpt
Earth’s Book Nook – Tens List

December 20th
Books & Other Creative Adventures – Review
Must Read Faster – Review
Reading with ABC – Review & Guest Post
Bibliophile Mystery – Excerpt
Short and Sweet Reviews – Guest Post

December 21st
Lili Lost in a Book – Guest Post
The Solitary Bookworm – Guest Post & Review
The Bunny’s Review – Interview
Promiscuous Diva – Guest Post
Books, Books the Magical Fruit – Interview & Excerpt

December 22nd
Turner’s Antics – Review
Mom With A Kindle – Guest Post
Lovely Reads – Tens List

December 23rd
The Book Mark Blog – Review
Vanessa Morgan – Guest Post
Me, My Shelf and I – Tens List