Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Taking A Blog Tour Detour... 2 Death!

Today I'm welcoming another author into the Den—J.R. Turner is the mind behind the YA Horror series, Extreme Hauntings and joins us today talking about her latest book, Detour 2 Death.


Detour 2 Death Blog Tour
Thank you everyone for being a part of my blog tour!

There are so many different, exciting things about my series that I’d love to share, but I think Kaylee’s developing paranormal abilities will be of the most interest.

In DFF: Dead Friends Forever, Kaylee is fourteen and she’s just an average girl in a small Midwestern town. By the end of that book, she’s a convicted offender and off to a girls reformatory, where School’s Out 4-Ever takes place. In that book, she begins to understand the powers she’s using are truly a part of her. Which brings us to Detour 2 Death.

Kaylee can heal people, though she’s not sure how or why it happens. Her best friend suffers from a condition called Transverse Myelitis. This leaves him wheelchair bound and prone to infections. He ends up in a coma and she rushes to be with him, hoping she’ll be able to heal him and get him back on his feet.

While she has other abilities, like reading minds and some telekinesis, the healing power is tied to the scar on her palm. The archangel Raphael healed her and in so doing, imparted some of that ability onto her. When she gets to the hospital to save Davey, she’s confronted by an entire building full of sick people, including babies and children. The idea of all that illness becomes a heavy burden on her shoulders.

Just before I wrote this book, both my parents passed away and I think it made her dilemma all the more poignant for me. Kaylee’s abilities are ones I wish I could have had in my life, to save the people I love. As she gets older throughout the series, this ability will be both a blessing and a curse for her. I’m eager to see how she handles what lies ahead.

Thank you for reading. Please leave a comment and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win an electronic copy of DFF: Dead Friends Forever!

Jenny :)


Detour 2 Death by J.R. Turner
~Detour 2 Death~
Extreme Hauntings
Book 3
By J.R. Turner

There are worse things than death, but not at Marsden Memorial hospital.

Kaylee Hensler knows her best friend Davey is on the brink of death. She knows this because she’s a psychic. When she flees the girl’s reformatory to get to him, she has no idea the special sort of hell waiting for her.

Reapers are collectors and they come in many forms. In Feverland, the world created by Davey’s sickness, the red reaper goes by the name of Molok, an ancient evil with deep roots. In Shadowland, the dark side of the hospital, a black reaper promises torture and torment to lost souls. The white reaper is the most fearsome, giving Kaylee three days before he collects both her and Davey’s souls.

Kaylee has one secret weapon, one she doesn’t fully understand. Her abilities will be tested, her loyalty betrayed, and her love misplaced. No one escapes Death.

School's Out 4-Ever
~School's Out 4-Ever~
Extreme Hauntings
Book 2
By J.R. Turner
Amazon ~ Powell's

Skater girl Kaylee Hensler gave up her freedom to save a trapped soul, only to be imprisoned with dozens of dead children. To make matters worse, if she stops smiling, she might not live to see fifteen.

You can take a Barclay girl out of class, but you can't take the class out of a Barclay girl.

The headmistress at Barclay Hall reformatory is gorgeous and the students are just as polished and beautiful. Beneath their proper etiquette lies a desperate fear and a dangerous secret. As one by one the students turn up dead, Kaylee will uncover an evil so ancient, only heaven can help her.

DFF: Dead Friends Forever
~DFF: Dead Friends Forever~
Extreme Hauntings
Book 1
By J.R. Turner
Amazon ~ Powell's

Skater Kaylee Hensler might not be Miss Popular, but there are some friends a girl can do without. When the decaying ghost of a murdered girl decides they need to be total BFF’s, Kaylee will sacrifice the trust of her family, her swim coach’s respect, and any hope of a date for the Harvest Dance.

And oh yeah… discover that super-evil entities are nothing at all like they are on TV or in the movies Aside from seriously bad attitudes, they not only like to kill…but replay the killing again and again for all eternity. To avoid that fate, she’ll have to rely on her wheelchair-bound friend Davey, the mysterious Madame Maggie, and the surprising depth of her own power.

Will Kaylee survive, or will she become someone else's DFF: Dead Friend Forever?

J.R. Turner
Award-winning author J.R. Turner lives in Central Wisconsin with her husband and three children. She began writing in high school, and after a decade working as a commercial artist, started her first novel in 1999. Aside from crafts, camping and cooking, she loves holidays. A favorite is Halloween, a combination of spooky supernatural fun and chocolate.

Visit her at http://www.jennifer-turner.com to learn more!

And remember to leave a comment below with a way to contact you
(e-mail or website) in order to be entered to win an e-copy of the first in the Extreme Hauntings series, DFF: Dead Friends Forever.
Entries will be accepted through March 15th.
Contest Now Closed

Thanks so much, Jenny, for stopping by!