Wednesday, January 23, 2013

When Inspiration Strikes - Dusty Crabtree Guest Post

It's Awesome When Inspiration Strikes by Dusty Crabtree
The idea for Shadow Eyes actually first came to me as a screenplay for a Christian horror movie, if there ever was such a genre. The movie would have been about a cast of intertwined characters going about their lives and making mistakes with dark, creepy shadows (demons) hovering around them, whispering to them, and influencing them to do evil things. Only the audience would see the shadows. The characters would be completely oblivious. A few years after I’d had that idea, my friend suggested I write a novel like the paranormal angel books we’d been reading and loving. I’d always loved the concept of angels and demons in stories and immediately thought back to that screenplay idea. I just continued tweaking it until I had the basic concept of Shadow Eyes – a 17-year-old girl who had this special ability to see the shadows and light figures when nobody else could.
Iris thought she could ignore the shadows...until they went after everyone she loved.

BLURB: Iris Kohl lives in a world populated by murky shadows that surround, harass, and entice unsuspecting individuals toward evil. But she is the only one who can see them. She’s had this ability to see the shadows, as well as brilliantly glowing light figures, ever since an obscure, tragic incident on her fourteenth birthday three years earlier. Although she’s learned to cope, the view of her world begins to shift upon the arrival of three mysterious characters. First, a handsome new teacher whose presence scares away shadows; second, a new friend with an awe-inspiring aura; and third, a mysterious and alluring new student whom Iris has a hard time resisting despite already having a boyfriend. As the shadows invade and terrorize her own life and family, she must ultimately revisit the most horrific event of her life in order to learn her true identity and become the hero she was meant to be.

To read an excerpt from Shadow Eye's, please click HERE.
Watch Shadow Eyes book trailer on YouTube.
Shadow Eyes is available at all major online bookstores.

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Heather Holden said...

Ooh, I'm so intrigued by the premise for Shadow Eyes. Its cover is pretty compelling, too! Adding this to my wishlist. :)

Sharon Ledwith said...

Sometimes inspiration strikes me on the treadmill! Hate when that happens! Cheers for an awesome (and inspirating) post, Dusty!

Rita Monette, Writer said...

Loved the trailer, Dusty, but it was pretty scary! I'd better not read it while I'm alone. lol

Lizzie said...

Excellent post, Dusty! Love your cover too.

Sloane Taylor said...

Wonderful post and trailer, Dusty. NOw I just need to follow your example.:)

Dusty Crabtree said...

Thanks everyone! It's not too scary Rita. :) More eerie than anything, although there are some pretty suspenseful parts!

Dusty Crabtree said...

By the way, Heather, I'll be doing a blog tour from 2/23 - 3/23 with all sorts of entries you can earn, and the grand prize is a kindle fire! Also, purchasing the ebook of Shadow Eyes gets you 10 entries, so that would be a great time to get it. :) You just have to forward the proof of purchase email that's sent to you. Anyway, just letting you know. I'm sure Nancy will post the link to the tour when it kicks off. :)

Thanks for hosting me Nancy!