Thursday 20 June 2013

One Tiny Secret Blog Tour

You know what's missing in the new adult genre?  Books written by guys.  Hello Adam Kunz!  When I was asked to take part in this blog tour, I jumped at the chance to promote a new adult book written by a guy and one that's getting rave reviews.  Let me introduce you to One Tiny Secret...

Just one tiny secret has the potential to ruin everything.

Being the daughter of the sheriff in a small town like Holden Ridge means that eighteen-year-old Danielle “Dani” Marks’ life is under constant surveillance. She’s made a habit of staying under the radar by being a floater among social circles at school, which has kept her out of trouble—until now.

After a missing persons case stirs up the entire town, Dani finds herself caught right in the middle of the scandal. When she’s labeled a possible suspect, things quickly go from bad to worse. The sudden return of her old flame, Parker Reed, manages to make her whole situation even more complicated.

When an elusive unknown person begins to blackmail Dani by threatening to reveal her deepest secrets, Dani refuses to play along. That is, until the person’s actions take a violent turn. Holden Ridge loses its sense of quaint town security, and Dani is caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Who can she trust when anyone around her could be a suspect?

One thing’s for certain though: Never underestimate the power of one tiny secret.

This is a whodunnit kind of mystery that I'm definitely curious to read and hopefully, you will be too now.  Thankfully, I just so happen to have an excerpt from the book for you to enjoy and here it is...

The location of the Shriek and Howl Halloween Bash is deep within a wooded area on the edge of the Holden Ridge city limits. We have to park our cars in a cordoned-off lot, already a ways into the woods, and then walk the rest of the way. This is a precautionary measure so that if the deputies find our vehicles, they have to maneuver the twisting and winding labyrinth-like path to find the party. Gunnar goes to great lengths to keep these parties as hidden as possible.
Reaching what I think is the entrance, Janice and I stop to admire the decorations. There’s a long passageway that seems like it was formed naturally by the surrounding foliage. Two scarecrows with gnarled branches for hands, arms, and legs stand guard on either side of the passage. The sinister smiles cut into their pumpkin heads are brought to life by the eerie flicker of the candles inside.
Just above the archway is an old wooden sign, bearing the words “Drink Me” painted in white. An arrow points to a table littered with shot glasses. There are a ton of empty glasses flipped upside down already, which means the majority of the party guests have been through here.
“Bottoms up,” I say, handing a drink to Janice. “Here’s to a rekindled friendship.”
“To a rekindled friendship,” she repeats with a smile.
We clink the shot glasses together in a toast and toss them back. An intense burn flows from my throat all the way up through my nose. I cough a little and so does she.
“Holy shit, that stuff’s strong,” I blurt after catching my breath.
“Yeah,” she manages between coughs.
“What the hell was in that?”
Janice giggles. “It kind of tasted like pumpkin pie.”
“Yeah, if it was mixed with kerosene.”
“So, now what?” she asks, placing her shot glass upside down on the table.
“I guess we travel down the rabbit hole,” I answer while staring into the passageway before us.
“Wait—we’re going through there?” 
I hear the hesitation in Janice’s voice. “I guess so. Do you need a little more liquid courage before we do?”
“Definitely not.”
“Okay then, in we go,” I say, leading the way into the vortex of foliage.
A little ways down the passage, it opens up and we find ourselves surrounded by jack-o-lanterns with scary carved faces. All of them are littered throughout the area above and around us. The scene is so beautifully haunting that it takes my breath away.

Adam Kunz is the A part of the mother and son author duo C.A. Kunz. Growing up, he always had a fondness for R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series. So, it was a no brainer when he decided to write his own novel that it’d be a thrilling mystery with a dash of horror, and some romance thrown in for good measure. When he’s not busy writing, Adam enjoys his job at a theme park in Orlando, Florida as a décor consultant. This job brings him face to face with all sorts of nightmarish creatures, especially when he decorates the haunted houses for the park's annual Halloween event. It’s been said by many that his addiction to Starbucks coffee will most likely be his downfall later in life.

To find out more about Adam Kunz and his books, please click here to visit his website.  You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter.

One Tiny Secret was published on 15th May, 2013 and you can win a copy of the book by entering the giveaway below!

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