Clarissa Johal: January 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Frightening Friday-The Nose Fairy

Photo courtesy of Krista76 via flickr
Remember that game you played with your kiddos when they were young? You grabbed their nose and held your thumb in such a way where it "looked" like you actually stole the poor child's nose. "Got your nose!" you would exclaim--to which they either laughed...or freaked the hell out.

Little did you know at the time--the Nose Fairy is real. He's the dark horse of the family and the Tooth Fairy's less talked about cousin. The degenerate sneaks into little children's houses at night while they're sleeping. Creeping into their room, he climbs up onto the bed, perches on their pillow and just when they begin to wake, he rips their noses off their faces.
"Got your nose!" he shrieks. And then, he goes running off into the night.

Horrifying, isn't it?

The Nose Fairy can't help it. He's a kleptomaniac, of sorts. The affliction runs in the family but the Tooth Fairy has learned to be patient and wait for her prizes.

Yeah, my brain is kind of twisted. It's how it is in there sometimes.

Monday, January 25, 2016

DWELLING by Author Thomas S Flowers - January 25-29 #FREE #Thriller #Paranormal

 DWELLING by Author Thomas S Flowers is FREE for a limited time only!! 

A group of inseparable childhood friends are now adults, physically and psychologically devastated by war…

A horrifying creature emerges from a sandstorm just before Ricky Smith dies in battle. Forced to leave base housing, his widow Maggie buys a home on Oak Lee Road in the town of Jotham. Maggie is isolated in the historic house…and disconcerted by strange clicking sounds inside the walls.

Jonathan Steele attempts to drink the painful past away…

Jonathan was wounded in that fateful battle and now suffers from PTSD. He wants to put the nightmare behind him, but when Ricky’s ghost appears with cryptic warnings about Maggie’s house, he begins to question his sanity.

Bobby Weeks is a homeless veteran struggling with a lycanthropic curse…

Afraid of bringing harm, Bobby stays far away from those he loves. But after a full moon, a mysterious woman approaches him and reveals a vision about a house with a sinister presence, and he realizes staying away might no longer be an option.

Minister Jake Williams lost his faith on the battlefield…

While Jake will do anything to reconnect with God, he turns to vices to fill the religious void. But a church elder urges him to take a sabbatical, and a ghost tells him to quit the ministry, and his life is more out of control than ever.

When Maggie wakes in a strange subterranean cavern, she can’t deny her home harbors dark secrets. Desperate, she sends letters to her old friends to reunite in Jotham, and events conspire to draw them all to the house…unaware of the danger awaiting them.

The friends have already been through hell, but can any of them survive the evil dwelling beneath the House on Oak Lee?


Monday, January 18, 2016

Hello 2016...I'm a bit late to the party

I hope everyone had a great holiday and is getting back into the swing of things. January definitely got off to a not-so-fab start with the death of two of my favorite performers; David Bowie and Alan Rickman. I never knew them personally, but their loss will be felt. Yesterday, I popped in a Bowie CD, only to be reminded of the fact that he was gone and we wouldn't be blessed with new music.

In spite of that, this year is looking up. The Island and Voices both hit the best seller lists on Amazon. Struck was accepted for a re-release by my publisher, Booktrope. I'm very excited, as it will have a fresh edit and cover art. This was in conjunction with Poppy, also accepted by Booktrope. Stay tuned
the release date for Struck is March 21st and Poppy is TBA.

After both these novels have been set free, I'll finish up a dark fantasy paranormal tentatively titled Whispers in the Wood. In February, I'm attending a Supernatural convention and geeking out with my daughter. Summer sends me to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, my old stomping grounds. Once fall hits, I have a writing trip half-planned. There's a little idea percolating in the back of my head and I'm eager to give it wings. I'm looking for a remote lighthouse to stayhaunted would be a plus. Easy enough, right? Apparently not, I've yet to find the perfect place.

On a personal level, I'm in my third series of trapeze classes and loving it. This move is appropriately called "The Coffin." Considering the neck bruising involved, I would rename it "The Hangman." I'm still working on "The Iron Cross" and something insanely crazy called "The Lotus." The fun and fancy moves are the most brutal!

Apologies for the lack of blog posts lately. I'm in edits, writing and working hard. I may be a bit late to the party, but bring it on, 2016!

Now Scheduling - March 7-11th Blog Tour - The Island by Clarissa Johal - #Paranormal #Horror

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THE ISLAND by Clarissa Johal
#1 Best Seller on Amazon UK and Canada 
On Tour from March 7-11th


Exploring a remote island can sometimes get you into trouble.
Especially when you stumble upon a cave and awaken two demons.

Rumors and superstition.
That’s what Emma thinks about local gossip concerning her grandmother’s “cursed” private island. Emma journeys to the island to ready it for sale. 
While out exploring, she unearths a hidden cave–a cave which holds answers to the island’s dark past.
There may be more to the rumors than she thought.


Friday, January 15, 2016

#ShoutOutFriday - #Proofreading Services for #Authors

Sending a shout out to a fellow author today. If you're in the market for a proofreader, she has her own business and an excellent eye for detail.

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Monday, January 4, 2016

VOICES by Clarissa Johal - Best Seller #supernatural #suspense - On Sale #99cents


Amazon Best Seller in supernatural suspense

Sometimes the ghosts from your past…are real.

Moira claims to hear voices and is sent a psychiatric hospital. Her doctor is hesitant to treat her as schizophrenic, as she doesn't show typical symptoms. As their sessions progress, she confesses there are two voices--and they aren't voices in her head, but the voices of ghosts.
And one is determined to drag her into the afterlife with him.

Amazon US
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