Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Where's Konrath? Blog Tour Day #17

To promote my horror novel, AFRAID, which debuts March 31, I'm eating seventeen Leprechauns. Ha! Kidding! I'm blog touring.

Today is St. Patrick's Day. I'm not Irish, but I am today, because the bars open at 8am and it's the only day my wife lets me drink before noon.

I start the tour this fine morning at the terrific blog of Maurice Broaddus, where we discuss extreme horror.

http://www.mauricebroaddus.com/2009/03/ja-konrath-and-extreme-horror

Then I'm off to Amy Krueger's blog, Random Thoughts.

http://writeonetwo.blogspot.com/2009/03/dont-be-afraid.html


Then to Dana Kaye's blog, The Chicago Contingent.

http://danakaye.blogspot.com/2009/03/from-newbie-to-novelist-interview-with.html

Nick Kelly has some nice things to say about Afraid it over at Horrorview:

http://www.horrorview.com/Reviews/A/Afraid.htm

Susan Tunis thought Afraid was sick, but still enjoyed it, reviewing it on her blog:

http://inoneeyeouttheother.blogspot.com/2009/03/youll-read-it-in-day-but-itll-keep-you.html

Sara J. Henry thought it was repulsive, and didn't enjoy it:

http://sarareports.blogspot.com/2009/03/review-jack-kilborns-afraid.html


Why am I linking to a negative review, you may ask? While I disagree with Sara's opinion, I certainly respect her right to voice it, as should you when you visit there today. Be nice.

5 comments:

Karen from Mentor said...

At the sinister minister site:

"AFRAID has a body count of over 900..........so it's a feel good book that will also scare the pants off you"

Joe,
I KNOW that there was the part about the themes of love and redemption in the middle there, but I just loved these two statements side my side.

What time did you say you started on the green beer?

Would NEVER have found a lot of these sites were it not for the tour, I'm expanding my horizons.
Thanks
Karen

Nadine said...

Don't think Sara's review was negative at all - "impeccable pacing" and great characters sounds good to me. I may have trouble reading about chewed off toes too - you can't win 'em all, and you wouldn't want to anyway. Who wants to be vanilla? : )

Morgan Mandel said...

After all that's going on, I can see where you might need a few drinks to relax a bit.

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

Bob Collins said...

Body count over 900? Sounds like the last time I had sex.

I am Irish.

Karen from Mentor said...

Hey Joe,
I thought what Bob Collins said was funny, so I went to look at his profile (I was the second look) and it had a "caution mature content" warning. I didn't go inside. (cause I'm immature)

It made me wonder if you picked up some new fans during the whole "torture porn" debate over at Erica's site. LOL

How's your head today?

Karen