Monday, August 2, 2021

Creating a series by Elizabeth Price, author of HAUNTED END: DISCO INFERNO

Haunted Ends: Disco Inferno (Haunted Ends, #3)
by: Elizabeth Price
Series: Haunted Ends
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Release Date: July 27, 2021
Publisher: Liminal Books
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The crew of the hit cable paranormal investigations television show “Haunted Ends” teams up to investigate the legendary and mysterious Galaxy Disco. While shooting the show at the disco, their investigation takes a turn for the worse when the crew is transported back in time to the late 1970s. The stars of the show, along with their ghostly co-host Sam, must solve the mystery of the Galaxy Disco by discovering who sabotaged the disco's electrical systems that caused the deaths of over twenty people.

Only once the mystery is solved can the crew return to their own time.


Creating the Haunted Ends series:

Several years ago, I became interested in haunted locations, restaurants, hotels, battlefields, and the like. I would drag my husband all over California, Nevada, and Arizona, researching stories about the paranormal. I came across a delightful boutique hotel in Ventura that claimed to have a ghost of a prostitute who haunted the male guests. I had to stop by and hear the whole story. That hotel became the model for the Juniper Hotel and the prostitute Melody.

Skip ahead a few years. The story of a haunted hotel had been brewing in my head for a long time. But like many stories, you start to write them, and they don’t grab you right away. One day, I read through one of my husband’s “manly” magazines and came across an article about the actor Peter Dinklage. At the time, I hadn’t bothered to watch Game of Thrones, but I like the actor’s responses to the interview. A day later, Sam was born… and then I killed him.

Many of the ideas I use in the Haunted Ends series are roughly based on stories I’ve come across in my travels researching ghosts and hauntings. As for the “live” members of my series, many are modeled after people I've met throughout my life. Silvia and Rocky’s grandfather, Wally, are both modeled after the people I grew up around. As for Rocky’s character, I spend a lot of time at Huntington Beach in California, known for surfing. One day I noticed an unusual surfer walking from the ocean and decided that he would be my Rocky.

He cupped his hand over his forehead, feeling a migraine coming on. “Oh, this… this is not good.” He hurried back to his crew. “By chance, do any of you have cell phone reception?”

Everyone in the group held up their dead phones.

“No,” Jennifer whined as she squeezed her phone to her chest in a panic. “OMG! This is like the first time in my life that I haven’t had a phone. What if there’s an emergency? How will we—” she cried.

Everyone in the group turned to her with annoyed expressions.

“Chill, girl. Just chill!” Silvia spoke in a calm voice.

Jennifer grabbed a chunk of her long, chestnut brown hair and began to pull at it violently. “Easy for you to say. You’re old. You’re used to not having a phone.”

“Watch it!” Silvia growled. She motioned for Rocky to step into the corner away from Jennifer, near the creates of liquor. “We’re stuck, aren’t we?”

Rocky nodded, nervously running his tongue along his lips. “Somehow we accidentally slipped through a paranormal vortex. One of the ghosts who died here inadvertently sucked us into his or her last moments. As long as we can find this ghost, we can return home.”

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The Haunted Ends Series:

Elizabeth grew up in Redlands, California as an only child. The lack of siblings, cousins, or even kids in her neighborhood to play with sparked her imagination to life. She spent most days entertaining herself with elaborate stories, even doing so when her attention should have been elsewhere—like on her schoolwork.

As a teen, Elizabeth dove headfirst into the geeky culture of Star Trek and other science fiction and fantasy novels. She became so consumed that she spent all her free time and allowance on new books—eagerly anticipating their arrival. When she felt hindered by her limited allowance and the inevitable waiting period between new releases, it dawned on Elizabeth to revisit the creation of her own stories. This is where she was truly born as an author, pouring her imagination into multiple genres.

In 2009, Elizabeth graduated from California State University Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, emphasizing Entertainment Studies. She has taken numerous writing classes to hone her craft—everything from script writing to copywriting, story writing and more.

Elizabeth has been happily married to her supportive husband since 2001. He greatly encourages her in her writing endeavors and accompanies her on trips to haunted locations—her favorite pastime. She currently lives with her husband in Corona, California.

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3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the post!!! - ESP

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  2. Wow! This book sounds really good! Paranormal investigations getting transported back to the 1970s! This book sounds like it would have a great soundtrack! Thanks for sharing an excerpt!

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