Thursday, November 6, 2014

Affairs of the Dead: The Contest

Affairs of the Dead Contest

In Affairs of the Dead, if someone dies with unfinished business, their ghost sticks around until that business is taken care of. If it’s not, then the ghost turns into a deadly, rampaging monster. Needless to say, helping ghosts settle their affairs is a top priority. The main character, Selene, is a necromancer who has helped ghosts with unfinished business from skydiving to helping a ghost lose her virginity (it’s possible!). For this contest, I want to read the craziest, funniest, most outrageous or creative unfinished business you can think of that would cause a ghost to stick around.

If you win, I will incorporate your entry into the sequel I am currently working on, which is tentatively titled Requiem for the Living. The prize will also include a $20 Amazon Gift Card, and Urban Fantasy ebooks from my publisher, Etopia Press.

I look forward to reading your entries and hope you will check out Affairs of the Dead!

The contest entry:

I think about what would draw me back if I were an undead spirit. What secrets in my life would I be concerned with? Or-what would I want to do? The possibilities are endless. Two things stand out. Something really embarrassing and something to do with a loved one who was in danger. These are my two scenarios. 

Scenario one-

Teacher (clean cut average next door kind of girl) who works at night as a blogger for an adult toy (clears throat) company and has product testing experience. She has to get those things out of her house before her mother gets in from out of town. To do anything else would be disastrous. She can't just ask anyone. This is a girl to girl cry for help. (more like a desperate and pitiful yipe)

Scenario two- 

Girl has a fight with her boyfriend after another guy spells out a scene between said boyfriend and another girl. The event has a moment of truth and girl believes him only to fall victim to a horrific crime as he takes her away to console her. Now she is dead and watches boyfriend grieving and is powerless to stop the bad guy as his net of revenge draws closer. Guy has a bone to pick with boyfriend and is out to destroy more than his life-he won't stop until everything he loves is gone. She has to find someone who will hear her and help to prevent the boyfriend from being hurt-and tell him the truth. She is torn-she wants him with her but it is not his time-she can prevent any more evil from happening.

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Author Bio: A.J. Locke is an author and artist, originally from Trinidad, now residing in New York City. Affairs of the Dead is her debut novel, and other than writing she enjoys reading, drawing, painting, graphic design, and watching too much television.

1 comment:

A.J. Locke said...

Great entries! The first one is funny and the second one is dramatic. Thanks for participating!