Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Some Spooky Dark-Eyed Kids

When I signed up to be a part of the cover reveal for Death Knocks, I'd never heard the story about the black-eyed kids. But as the date for the cover reveal approached, I decided to do some research.

And wow...what a chilling story.

The legend of the black-eyed kids is a fascinating one, having taken on a life of its own in recent years. It began in the late 1990s, with stories posted online about encounters. Legend had it that these children would appear at your home or business and ask, in monotonous voices, to use your restroom or phone.

People survive the encounter. In fact, they live to post detailed stories of it online. But that doesn't make it any less spooky...

The legend has been certified "false" on for a while, but that doesn't make it any less compelling. In fact, it would make for a great book, wouldn't it?

Miranda Hardy and Jay Noel have turned this urban legend into a fascinating book...and here's the spooky cover.

If you'd like to read a little more about the black-eyed kids, here's a little bit about Death Knocks.

Death Knocks Blurb:
Who knew a knock at the door could rupture your entire world? They don’t demand money or possessions…they want much more than that, they want your life. 
Maverick is preparing for senior year: he’s no longer stuck in the “friend-zone” with the girl of his dreams, he’s looking forward to choosing the right college and being on his own, and he plans to have a blast along the way.
But a knock on the door changes all of that forever.
Maverick begins a mind-altering, life-changing journey to discover the truth—a truth that certain individuals will do anything to keep hidden.

Death Knocks is a Young Adult paranormal thriller about the strange global phenomenon known as the Black-Eyed Kids. Take a creepy and exciting ride in a world where myth meets reality. Death Knocks is scheduled for publication on September 26, 2014 by Quixotic Publishing.