13 Days of Chrismtas Giveaways: Day Six!

Today we have what just could be one of the scariest books I’ve added to my TBR pile. I’m already planning on reading it when Mr. Olive is home, and possibly sleeping with the lights on for weeks after. But, alas, I can’t pass up the chance to advertise a great novel, even if it’s going to scare the crap out of me!
So, on the Sixth Day of the 13 Days of Christmas Giveaways may I introduce to you Mr. Griffin Hayes and his novel Malice.
Griffin has so kindly offered to give away an E-book version of Malice and is, of course, adding Malice to the ever growing Grand Prize Pot!
Let’s get to know Griffin, shall we? I may have pinched this little bio off the net, hope you don’t mind J

I'm a horror and YA paranormal thriller writer. In September, I published my first novel, MALICE. Two of my short stories, THE GRIP and THE SECOND COMING, as well as my novella, BIRD OF PREY, are now also online. And don't worry, I've got plenty more in the pipeline, including a zombie novella that's currently in the works. –Quoted from Amazon

You can find Griffin Hayes at his blog, on Facebook and Twitter! I’m sure he wouldn’t mind at all if you felt lke stalking him.
I like a man who can keep things short and sweet! No need for fluff in an introduction. Now, why don’t we get down to business—of books that is. I don’t know about you, but this cover scares the crap out of me, but in that it’s so-captivating-creepy-I-have-to-know-what-it’s-about way. So kudos to Griffin. I think anyone who lays eyes on the Malice cover will buy it immediately, either out of fear of the creepy eye, or desperation to figure out why the eye itself is so creepy and what it means lol.  

Something unspeakable is murdering the townspeople of Millingham and only seventeen-year-old Lysander Shore knows what it is. A dark shadow that can possess its victims and force them into grisly acts of suicide. Lysander knows because he has seen it and he's pretty sure it saw him too.
Now he can't shake the eerie feeling he's being watched. And when his friends and neighbors begin to die under mysterious circumstances, he knows his only hope is to uncover what the shadow wants.
Lysander's frantic search for answers leads him to a dark secret. One that traces back to a witch's brutal torture and execution 350 years before. A secret about himself Lysander never knew. A secret he desperately wishes he could forget.
If it’s not the cover that grabs your attention, than it has to be that blurb! I mean come on, a book with a teenager, written from a male POV, with murder, mayhem, secrets and witches, who wouldn’t want to pick this book up and read it! Now, I must say, that this book is classed in the Horror section, so though I have not read it—yet—this might not be for the faint of heart. Be prepared, if the cover doesn’t give you nightmares, I’m sure the words will! But hey, some of us like to be scared, right?
Of course, you can wait and see if you win a copy of Malice, but if you're impatient and need to read it now, you can find it both on the Amazon website, as well as the Barnes & Noble site.

Griffin, who’s done so much already in contributing to this wonderful Christmas Contest, also stuck around to answer some questions. He's letting us get to know him and his novel, Malice, even more!
What would be the main theme song for your novel?
I think more in soundtracks than I do theme songs so I'd have to say the sountrack to Donnie Darko.
Can you come up with a one sentence super awesome tag line?
I'm not sure about super awesome, but this one sums things up pretty well I think. A murdered witch returns for vengeance in this chilling novel by Griffin Hayes.
If you had to choose movie stars to play your main characters who would they be?
Naively, when I first wrote Malice years ago, I'd already picked them out. In my (at the time) underdeveloped brain, Seth Green was going to play Lysander Shore and Christina Ricci, Samantha Crow. What can I say, I'm a dreamer. Note: My brain's better now.
If you remember, what were you doing when the idea for Malice suddenly hit?
Smashing my head against a keyboard because I really wasn't feeling my working title, The Rule of Three. It left me rather cold. I wanted something ominous and filled with foreboding.

Thank you so much Griffin Hayes for stopping by! We appreciate you taking the time, it was a pleasure J
Are you coming to the party late? Did you miss yesterday’s giveaway? Have no fear! You can use the linky’s below and enter any day you've missed—you have until Christmas Eve to get your name in the draws as well as getting your entries submitted for the Grand Prize Giveaway!

And if you forgotten the rules--though I doubt you have--you can find them here.

Day One- Avery Olive
Day Two- Dan Wright
Day Three- Clare Marshall
Day Four- Hildie McQueen 
Day Five- Read 2 Review

Also, let’s not forget about my blog follower, extra giveaway... If I can get to 200 Followers by Christmas Eve I’ll be giving away a little extra something, something, for one of my blog followers!
Now, up tomorrow we have Clare Havens!

21 Response to "13 Days of Chrismtas Giveaways: Day Six!"

  1. Lena Says:

    The cover looks almosr scary! :)

    Lena
    re(dot)komunikace(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. WakeAngel Says:

    Creepy cover!! But yet it makes me really want to read it! What does that say about me?

    mmbrack AT earthlink DOT net

  3. tammy ramey Says:

    it sounds like a great creepy story
    although i am not one that usually read horror, i am intrigued and looking forward to this one.
    i hope you have a Happy Holiday
    Season.

    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

  4. miki Says:

    i don' think it's a book for me...just the cover put me at ill ease

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. Krista Says:

    Looking at the cover all I can think is "wicked" with a semi-grin on my face. I usually don't read anything other than 'romance' but... I'm so going to make an exception for this book!!
    Krista405@gmail.com

  6. Ciara Says:

    That is one scary cover. Looks like a great read.

  7. Traci Bell Says:

    LOVE the cover!

  8. Anne Says:

    I agree with everyone, that cover is scary and really gets one's attention.

    acm05atjuno.com

  9. Hildie McQueen Says:

    Great post, I actually love the cover!

  10. Diana Says:

    The eye in the cover is so creepy. The sountrack of Donnie Darko is really good.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  11. Sarah Kalaitzidis Says:

    That really does sound like a scary book @_@ and his friends start to die as well I feel sorry for the main character! Great giveaway though!

  12. Carol Haller Says:

    Normally I don't like scary books but this does sound intriguing!

    Thanks for the contest!

  13. MB Says:

    Love, love, love a good scary book. This one looks great!

  14. Jennifer Mathis Says:

    oh wow Malice sounds awesome . Perfect for Hubby for Christmas Thanks :)

    meandi09@Yahoo.com

  15. sweety Says:

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    Happy holidays and Have a great day :)

    sweety225(at)rocketmail(dot)com

  16. Steven Whibley Says:

    Cool interview. I actually have read this book and it's very good! I love that cover!

  17. Aik Says:

    I'd love a chance to read this book! It sounds really intriguing!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  18. Lindsay K Says:

    The cover is definetly scary, not sure I would read this or not.

  19. Erin Says:

    Scary cover!!! I love scary but at the same time hate it!! If I get up enough courage I'm defiantly reading "Malice"

  20. Linda Henderson Says:

    That is one scary cover, but it's certainly going to grab your interest in the book. The excerpt will finish that off. I enjoy witch stories although I usually don't read the evil kind. This one has grabbed my attention now though, I'll definitely be putting it on my list.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  21. Avery Olive Says:

    This contest is now closed. Any comments made after will not be counted :)