Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A BEWITCHING TAIL... THIRTEEN IN FACT...

HI, ALL,

The days are getting shorter and the nights longer. A cool whisper through the trees are shaking autumn's colorful leaves to the bare bones... 

Doesn't it sound like the perfect time to put on your jammies, stoke the fire, and curl up under an afghan with a good book?

Well, Stephen Tremp has written a ghoulish tale perfect for the occasion. 
Salem's Daughters


Today I am happy to host Stephen on his blog tour~

He is sharing some of his insights and not so fun facts...


TV and Movie Paranormal Shows There is no shortage of people who investigate the paranormal and supernatural disturbances, usually in houses or abandoned buildings that were once a psychiatric ward or built over an Indian burial ground. The audience for such shows is huge.
I had to incorporate this element into Salem’s Daughters. Running a bed and breakfast is expensive, and cancellations due to people dying violent deaths drive Bob and Debbie’s meddling grandparents, who co-signed on the three and a half millions dollar loan to resort to extreme measures. They allow a paranormal TV show called American Ghost Stories to film a live episode at Murcat Manor.
What happens next is one of the best scenes in the book as the crew discover the thirteen cats are indeed at the heart of the problem and want to expose them live on national TV. But the witches are a step ahead of them and all kinds of craziness erupts. Throw in an Indian shaman as the wild card and this may be the highlight of the story.
Not So Fun Facts When cats leave their poop uncovered, it is a sign of aggression to let you know they don’t fear you.
Did You Know Cats have a lower social IQ than dogs but can solve more difficult cognitive problems when they feel like it.
Short Blurb: A four hundred year old evil is unleashed when the daughters of those killed during the Salem Witch Trials find a new generation of people to murder at a popular modern-day bed and breakfast.
Stephen Tremp writes Speculative Fiction and embraces science and the supernatural to help explain the universe, our place in it, and write one of a kind thrillers. You can read a full synopsis and download Salem’s Daughters by Clicking Here.
Stephen Tremp posts weekly blogs at his website Breakthrough Blogs.
Next Stop: Wednesday November 18th Bench With A View for my favorite topic: Science Meets The Supernatural.
Here is a list of links to paranormal movies and TV shows:
One of my favorite paranormal shows is 1408 with John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson (based on a Stephen King novel) is one of my favorites. If you haven’t rented the movie, do so in the near future.
Question do you have a favorite Paranormal movie or TV show?

33 comments:

  1. Cats can solve difficult problems when they feel like it. Now that's cattitude to the max.
    Too early in the morning to think of my favorite paranormal movie, so I'll just have to go the with original Poltergeist.

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    1. Cattidude. Alex, I think you just invented a word that should be in the dictionary.

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  2. Interesting that cats have a lower social IQ than dogs. Not too surprising given the differences in how they interact with people. Congrats on your book, Stephen.

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    1. Natalie, our dog thinks he's a cat with a high social IQ. He's a small multipoo who spends his day sleeping on top of the couch in the sunlight coming in through the windows.

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  3. I do not love my cat for her poop! LOL

    13 possessed cats on national TV - that's a recipe for disaster.

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  4. I cracked up about the cats solving complex problems "when they feel like it." That's cats for you, no doubt. :D
    I got this book a week or so ago and look forward to curling up on the couch with my cat and reading it! Congrats, Stephen. And hi, Michael!

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  5. Such funny facts!
    Congrats, Stephen! Such a cool idea for a book!
    Hi Michael - how's the remodeling?

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    1. Yolanda, I could write a book about fun facts about cats.

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  6. I'm a direct descendent of the accused (and killed) Salem witch, Rebecca Nurse. I perk up when I see any book that is even remotely tied to that tragic - but endlessly fascinating - time period.

    Great post and I guarantee I'll read it. Sounds great!

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    1. Cherdo, that is so cool! How many people can say that?

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  8. That cat meme made me chuckle. Love the cat entanglement.

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    1. Crystal, yeah I love those cat pics from Google Images.

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  9. Thanks Michael for hosting me. Just getting up here on the west coast and checking in to these awesome comments.

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  10. I enjoy a good many paranormal stories. Like Alex, the first one that came to my mind was Poltergeist. There are a lot of good ones that don't immediately come to mind for me.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Lee, I do love Poltergeist. The reboot bombed. Can't beat a classic!

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  11. I love paranormal hunting shows. I wouldn't say I'm a believer, but I like seeing what evidence they find––if any. Sometimes what they say they hear, I don't hear.

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    1. Patricia, I hear you loud and clear. This is one of the reasons I wrote this particular segment in Salem's Daughters. This was the real deal live on national cable television.

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  12. Hi Michael and Stephen - another great take on Salem's Daughters ... reading about this chapter makes me feel a little wary about life and cats!! Cheers to you both - Hilary

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    1. Hilary, this was a fun section for me to write. So different than anything else out there. It is unique for sure.

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  13. Stephen has been teaching me lots of things about cats that I didn't know and poop facts are new to me. My favorite supernatural show is Supernatural with the Winchester boys and not just because they're eye candy.

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    1. Susan, I have not seen that show. I'll see if there are clips on YouTube.

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  14. Just ordered Salem's Daughters...can't wait to start reading.

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    1. Delores, thanks for your support and enjoy!

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  15. I've always had a soft spot for anything witchy (and for cats!). My favorite paranormal movie is probably The Craft. Witchcraft and teen angst, the perfect combination. :)

    Best of luck with Salem's Daughters Stephen!

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    1. VR, I remember that show, but only because Neve Campbell was in it and I really liked her.

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  17. This post is really informative and you have posted such precious and informative article which gave me lot of information. I hope that you will keep it up and we will have more informative and helping news from you. Thanks

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  18. Shaking it to their bare bones...wow. Such a great description. You're just simply awesome, Michael.

    That poor cat. My cat will give me thunder when there is pooh in her box. She's a very prissy kitty.

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  19. Congrats to Stephen, and best wishes for his book! Great descriptions. :)

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  20. Congratulations, Stephen!

    I did not know that about the poop. But why would my cats do it to me? I'm not trying to get them to fear me at all... I thought maybe they did it because they were displeased about something. Lucky it doesn't recur often!!

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