Monday, September 14, 2015

When Stalking an Author Pays Off

You know J.K. Rowling? 
Of course you know her. She's my BFF (don't tell her, though, 'cause the surprise might shock her). I love her work, like millions and millions of others. The Harry Potter series is holy and no one should try prying it out of my hands. 

I also love the Hunger Games series. Like LOVE. But but but . . . that one I might let go in order to hold on to this one along with the HP set:


That should tell you how obsessed I am with this series. So obsessed I got the balls . . . or uterus—since I'm female—to reach out to the author in question. You know, like any proper stalker, I hid it well so he had no clue I was one. I fooled him. And so far I've managed to continue to pull off the stalkerish tendencies . . . under the radar. 

I deserve a medal, I must say.

You see, I've become friends with this Award Winning Author, enough so . . . that I made it into the series. Say what????? Exactly!!! It is an honor to be in a book where characters hold on to your little heart and keep you engaged through the apocalyptic place the world has become. It isn't just about "zombies" . . . if they're even that, or just about survival. It is about hope and love. And let me tell you, this third book in the series is a game changer. 

You have to read it!
When I thought I couldn't become more obsessed, 
Raymond Esposito totally blew my mind! 

If nothing else (because it's my blog, I can make it about me o_O), you can read through book 3 and there . . . along with my daughter Natalia, you can find my REAL name. Although he called my girl-child Natalie, authors making up their own stuff, pfft. Sup wid dat?

But but but, 
OMG Go read it! Go! Go! GO!

Check out the awesome Creepers saga book trailer 
and tell me it doesn't look like a super cool movie.
Go ahead, tell me that, I dare you . . . 



Raymond, congrats on releasing the third book in the saga. 
Hurry up and get book four out . . . STAT!

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The survivors—these warriors of an awful, dead world—are broken and divided. Pursued by the relentless Infected, they have fled into the wasteland to pay penance for all their foolish schemes: the schemes that have broken their once-strong bond, the plans that have cost them their friends, and the choices that they have paid for in blood. 

But still the warriors refuse to surrender, and in that determination they rediscover the thing that has driven them throughout their journey—hope. The Infected, however, are not the only dangerous mysteries of this new world, and safety is no longer a place to be found; it is something they must fight for. 

So they turn, once more, to face the Infected—to do battle for their lives and for the hope of all humankind. They will throw the last of their strength against the Creepers. They will stand together, willing to sacrifice all that is left of themselves as they again meet the infected horde. . . beneath the gathering storm. 


Click on the images to find the first two books:





About the Author:


Raymond Esposito was born in Northford, Connecticut in 1966. He discovered his love of horror when he saw The Omega Man at the drive-in. In 1984, he attended the University of Connecticut where he earned a degree in psychology. He currently works as an executive for an international professional services firm. Night and weekends are devoted to writing. He has self-published You and Me against the World in 2012 and All Our Foolish Schemes in 2013 as part of The Creepers Saga. You and Me Against the World won the 2014 Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal for Horror and received Honorable Mention in the 2014 WishingShelf Contest. In 2014, he published  The Devil’s Hour. He has written over thirty short stories, the latest of which appeared in Sanitarium Magazine.

Today Raymond lives in Fort Myers, Florida. He married the perfect women, he raised two perfect sons, and was blessed with three beautiful stepdaughters which he considers the best “gift with purchase” any second marriage could provide. He also shares his castle with their 145 pound “puppy” Zeus. The two often debate the merits and drawbacks of feeding Twinkies to a dog…to date Zeus has won all those arguments.

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31 comments:

  1. Sometimes stalking just feels so right...as you see your name in print. Haha.

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    1. So right . . . so, so right. Especially in this masterpiece series! #boom lol

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  2. How cool! I wonder if Meg Cabot would put me in her book if I bugged her enough!

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    1. LOL — it's worth a try. What's the worse that will happen? So she'll get a restraining order against you. First, you'll go back to regular life: her over there, you over here. Second, she would definitely have heard of you and maybe get inspiration for a novel o_O

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  3. I'm Facebook friends with Joyce Maynard, and she's sent me personal messages. Take that.

    Love,
    Janie

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  4. Congrats on getting yourself in a book - and one in a series that you really like. That is so cool!

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    1. I don't think you read the part where I said I was OBSESSED! But yeah, I see what you're doing, you're trying to make me look cool . . . yeah, it's nice to be in a series I "like" (wink, wink) lol

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  5. You even got a cool character. Not like those kids of his . . . all "save the world" and stuff.

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    1. Right??? So his kids get to save the world, pffft!
      I get to . . . well, I don't wanna give it away, but DAMN! Besides, go us on getting the book dedicated to us, who are the best stalkers ever? That's right, it's us ;)

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  6. We've talked with and traded e-mails with Christopher Moore and Joe Hill a few times. That was pretty cool. They won't write us into any of their novels, though, so you've got a definite one-up there. That's just beyond cool.

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    1. Okay, guys, now that I've made my debut in a zombie book you can clearly see I'm good dark-fiction material. Just let me know when I make it into yours too, kay?

      And yay for trading emails with them, let them know I'm accepting roles. :P

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    1. I know!!!! *giggling like a school girl* . . . ahem, it's an honor. :)

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  8. Very Cool! I'd love to be a bad guy in a book turned into a movie and then play the role of that character.

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    1. Heck yeah!!! Me too! But maybe a girl for me, so the casting director can't say much about it.

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  9. That is so cool! Jeez I need to start "stalking" my favorite authors. :P

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    1. Well that's the thing, take off the quotation marks, you have to mean the stalking for it to bear fruits . . . LOL

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  10. That is so cool! Let's hear it for stalking!

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    1. Yes!!! I mean, stalking has such a bad rep, it's stalkers like me who aim to change the way we're perceived, that truly make a difference. LOL

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  11. I knew you were a great writer, but you did seriously excel in stalking. And technically it's only stalking if you show up in my driveway (without coffee or vodka)...can't tell you how many times Ive had to explain that to the cops...jeez, you try to be nice, right? lol...as for your daughter's name change...well she refused to sign the waiver and kept demanding more candy so based on our creative differences I had to make the change.

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    1. Well, because I did my research I would never just show up without coffee or vodka, so really, I'm good to go for your next books. And, my daughter . . . she's a tough one to deal with, she wants candy means "Gimme candy NOW!" so good call on the tweak ;)

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  12. LOL! You fan girl. I love it when a book, series or author just totally grabs you. They're rare, but I have a few I totally adore and would read anything they put out.

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