Color of Evil + Giveaway
Color Of Evil Series Boxed Set by Connie Corcoran WilsonPublisher: Quad Cities’ Press (Aug, 2017)
Category: YA, Psychological Paranormal Thriller
Tour Dates: Oct/Nov, 2017
Available in: E-book, 725 Pages
THE COLOR OF EVIL series presents you with characters who live, breathe and die in small town Cedar Falls, Iowa. Tad McGreevy, the focus of the series, has a paranormal power, Tetrachromatic Super Vision, that allows him to see auras that tell him whether a person is good or evil. At night, in horrifying nightmares, Tad relives the crimes of the evil-doers. Eventually, becomes the target of a particularly lethal antagonist, Michael Clay (aka Pogo the Clown) who wants to eliminate the teen-aged boy. In three books, we witness the power of evil faced off against a good-hearted young boy who just wants to protect those he loves.
Beginning with the first manifestations of this supernatural power at the age of 8, the book quickly takes us forward to the high school years of Tad and the band of friends we come to know well. We follow their progress from their junior year of high school through graduation with danger always lurking in the background. As others have said, it’s quite a ride. Begin the journey today with this specially-priced trilogy: THE COLOR OF EVIL; RED IS FOR RAGE; and KHAKI=KILLER..
"THE COLOR OF EVIL series is old-school psychological horror, artfully blended with new-school shocks and twists. Bravo!" --Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author, multiple Bram Stoker winner.
Praise for Color Of Evil Series Boxed Set by Connie Corcoran Wilson‘The book has all the elements of a compelling mystery and an inventive paranormal twist. One must credit Wilson for treating her teenage protagonists with respect, as they face adult dilemmas and resolve them with maturity and grace."- Kirkus
"Connie Corcoran Wilson weaves a deftly fine scalpel in an age where a crude blade is more the norm. Her work is a smooth, subtle hybrid mix of science fiction, thriller, and horror that realizes a unique and pointed vision in the great tradition of Phillip K. Dick and Ray Bradbury. Her voice is a wonder to behold, at once dark and somber while maintaining a glimmer of hope that shines in the hearts of her heroes, who cling to the light. Like Stephen King, nothing escapes her discerning eye, the result of which is tale after tale that bleed life onto the page, both literally and figuratively."--Jon Land, bestselling author of the Caitlin Strong Series
"Wilson's characters come alive on the page. Comparisons to Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Philip K. Dick aside, Wilson has spent 33 years teaching students in this age range. She knows what she is talking about."--Gary Braver, author of "Flashback" and 8 other thrillers.
About Connie Corcoran WilsonConnie (Corcoran) Wilson (MS + 30) graduated from the University of Iowa and Western Illinois University, with additional study at Northern Illinois, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. She taught writing at six Iowa/Illinois colleges and has written for five newspapers and seven blogs, including Yahoo, which named her its 2008 Content Producer of the Year.
She covers politics and entertainment and writes for The Movie Blog, QuadCities.com and her own blog, WeeklyWilson.com. She is a member of ITW (International Thriller Writers) and a member of IWPA (Illinois Women’s Press Association, Chicago chapter), which awarded her its Silver Feather Award in 2012 and 2014, MWA (Midwest Writers Association), AWP (American Writing Program) and MWC (Midwest Writing Center), which named her its Writer of the Year in 2010.
She has won numerous E-Lit awards, a NABE Pinnacle award, an ALMA (American Literary Merit Award), Lucky Cinda competition and two IWPA Silver Feather Awards (2012, 2014). Her stories and interviews with writers like David Morrell, Joe Hill, Kurt Vonnegut, Frederik Pohl, William F. Nolan, Anne Perry, r. Barri Flowers, Valerie Plame, Allen Zadoff and Jon Land have appeared online and in numerous journals. Her work has won prizes from “Whim’s Place Flash Fiction,” “Writer’s Digest” (Screenplay) and she has 30 published works.
Connie reviewed film and books for the Quad City Times (Davenport, Iowa) for 12 years, wrote humor columns and conducted interviews for the (Moline, Illinois) Dispatch. Connie has three ongoing series: THE COLOR OF EVIL, HELLFIRE & DAMNATION (short stories organized around the crimes or sins punished at each of the levels of Hell in Dante’s Inferno) and THE CHRISTMAS CATS, which she writes for her granddaughters. (www.TheColorOfEvil.com; www.RedIsforRage.com; www.KhakiEqualsKiller.com; www.HellfireAndDamnationTheBook.com; www.TheXmasCats.com)
Connie lives in East Moline, Illinois with husband Craig and in Chicago, Illinois and Austin, Texas. Son Scott and wife Jessica and granddaughters Ava and Elise live in Austin and her daughter, Stacey, currently flies for Southwest Airlines and flies from Denver, Colorado.
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Excerpt from KHAKI=KILLER, Chapter Fourteen: January 15, 2005, Saturday
A few minutes passed. Declan Hunter returned, carrying a 100-watt light bulb.
Kelly glanced at the unconscious form of Heather. Heather was passed out on the bunk across from her. Kelly was too frightened to scream. She had screamed for help and Heather had ended up unconscious on the bunk next to her. Kelly made a conscious decision to sit quietly and act as though she were not totally terrified. It was a difficult choice, but she could tell that Declan Hunter was not “right” in the head. (If he ever had been).
Dec moved like an automaton. He pushed a chair from along the wall underneath the overhead fixture. He climbed atop the chair, light bulb in hand. He removed the dark bulb, inserted the new bulb. It lit up the dingy interior of the cabin.
Kelly thought, How many lunatics does it take to screw in a light bulb? Answer? One: Declan Hunter.
She saw the vacant look on his face. Declan was emotionless. Mentally absent. Strange. Weird.
Kelly noticed a room approximately twelve feet from the foot of her bunk, although she could only see a small part of it. It was a bathroom. A sink was visible. Kelly’s eyes were still adjusting to the gloom created mid-day by the boarded-up windows.
Finally, Kelly decided she would calmly question her captor.
“What are you doing, Mr. Hunter?”
It was a logical question.
Declan Hunter climbed down from the chair. He fixed his attention on the young blonde girl handcuffed to the homemade scaffolding. There were ready-made bunk bed sets. But Declan Hunter wanted the supportive material to be of metal, not wood. He wanted to save money for the always cash-starved facility. And Declan wanted a metal rod or pole to which handcuffs could be affixed.
Declan fixed a baleful gaze on Kelly Carter.
“I don’t want you girls to leave me. Everyone always leaves me. I want you to stay.”
Kelly was not sure what she should say to something so obviously loony. Just the way Declain Hunter looked when he said it made it clear that he was deranged. His hair was disheveled. His hands shook. His eyes had an absent look. It was as though he were physically there, but psychologically, he was a million miles away. Periodically, a sound from outside the still-open door would cause him to twitch. Finally, he approached the door. Slammed it shut, causing Kelly to involuntarily jump. She was trying to get as far away from this madman as possible.
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