Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Blog Tour: Whispering Hills by Taryn Browning - Guest Post/Promotion Stop

Title: Whispering Hills
Author: Taryn Browning
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Release Date: March 2012
Edition: Ebook

For as long as she can remember, 17-year-old Alexis Forbes can hear the thoughts of others. Most recently, she is disturbed by the dark, unfamiliar voice of a frightening killer: callous, cunning, charismatic…and dead.

She hears his every sinister thought. But she can’t tell anyone. No one would believe her. Alexis is suddenly being haunted by a terrifying past she doesn’t remember, and a ghost with a serious score to settle. Even Chance, the gorgeous new guy she’s falling for, has his own ghostly secret. He’s definitely not like any guy she’s ever met. Alexis soon discovers she has a connection to the dead and it runs much deeper than she could ever imagine. And if the sociopathic entity has his way, she’ll finally be sentenced to the fate she escaped thirteen years ago.

 Taryn's Bio:

Check out my Author Interview with Taryn :) Here

Taryn Browning writes young adult paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels. Her debut novel, DARK SEEKER, is available on Amazon and B&N.  The sequel, DARK RETURN, comes out in late, 2012.
Taryn  graduated with a BS in Education from Towson University and went on to earn a MS in Reading from Hood College. She lives in Virginia with her husband, two young sons and their dog. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, music, movies, and the beach. Visit her at, on twitter and facebook.
 Guest Post by Taryn Browning:
Tell us some of the frustrations you go through when writing your books and what are some of the things that get you through those frustrations.

I have two young boys, so the most frustrating thing about writing a book is finding the time and a quiet place to write. I enjoy writing in the morning, but with my job and children, writing in the morning is more difficult. I end up doing most of my writing late into the evenings.
 Another way that I block out the noise is to listen to music with headphones. Actually, when I wrote Dark Seeker and Whispering Hills I got so use to wearing headphones that I preferred listening to music while writing. I enjoy putting together a playlist of my favorite rock and alternative songs from bands like 30 Seconds To Mars, Lifehouse, Daughtry, Trading Yesterday, etc. The right songs get me in the mood to write my urban fantasy and paranormal books. The words just seem to flow out of me with music in the background. I've always loved music and concerts, so I guess it doesn't surprise me that music inspires me to write, while at the same time drowning out any noise around me.
Whispering Hills Exert 1:

I’m going to kill her.’
     Dread shot through my veins. I lost my balance. My back slammed into my locker. The cool metal stung my bare shoulders and the grated slats dug into the exposed skin above my fitted tank. I gasped, dropping my notebook onto the waxy linoleum floor. The plastic binding bounced and settled to the ground with a hollow slap!.
     My heartbeat thudded in my ears. Clutching my sweater, I squeezed the soft thin cotton until my nails punctured my palm.
     Someone rushed by, snapping my focus up. His heavy footfalls pounded my chest with fast hard blows. The boy slung his backpack over one shoulder and skidded past a teacher through an open classroom door. A girl laughed. Still frozen in place, my eyes shifted. She giggled once more and slid out of her boyfriend’s embrace.
     I stood, paralyzed, pressed firmly against my locker. That unfamiliar voice, those words, the thought— I’m going to kill her’—held me captive.
     Life at Whispering Hills High went on around me.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait for my stop on the tour! I love the cover of this book :)