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Welcome to Short and Sweet's stop on the Eve Hallows Blog tour! Today the author, Robert Gray, is sharing with us a guest post on how he thinks a human would survive in the pages of his book!
How Would a Human Survive in Gravesville?
Since I'm not the best person to ask about surviving Gravesville, I thought I'd invite Eve over to give us some tips … Eve?EVE: Thank you, writer person. So, if you've ever thought about taking a vacation to Gravesville, think again. Humans are not allowed in Gravesville. Period.RG: But you're a human and you live there … or you used to, at least.EVE: That's different. I'm adopted. It's not like the average human can just walk through any old portal and go eat at Treats n' Treats or go fog surfing in the graveyard.RG: Okay, but what if, say, a little girl stepped through a portal by accident. How would she survive?EVE: That's an easy one. She wouldn't.RG: Can you elaborate a little on that?EVE: Well, even if she managed to get through the zombie tourists infesting the graveyard, she'd probably get swallowed up by some demons from the Waste Lands. And in the extremely unlikely event she managed to get past those adorable creatures, she'd have to deal with a whole community of hungry vampires. Sure, maybe she'd get lucky and a witch would turn her into a hellhound or bat before that happened, but it's doubtful. Witches aren't the most sociable creatures. They like to stay in the swamps, which are pretty unsafe.RG: This isn't turning out to be much of a survival guide. Let's say the zombies and demons and witches were gone. How could someone survive then?Eve: Yeah, not happening. You'd still have the goblins, ogres, gargoyles, were-things of all sorts--and don't get me started with the Howling Woods. There are creatures there that would give a human so many nightmares she'd wish she were dead. Oh, and then there's a bunch of URNS agents. Most of them are trained killers. Except for my dad, of course. He's an office worker, but you get the--Hey, why are you laughing at me?RG: I guess I'm a little surprised you like your home so much, seeing as how everything wants to eat you.EVE: Oh, Gravesville is the most horrible place in any world! You really should visit it some time. I can take you to my favorite bookstore, Books & Brimstone. They serve the best hot pumpkin ever.RG: Um, thanks for the offer, but I think I'll pass.
EVE HALLOWS AND THE BOOK OF SHRIEKS (BOOK 1)
For fourteen-year-old Eve Hallows, life can be summed up in one word—horrible. She has the most horrible friends. She lives in a horrible old castle. Even her family is a bunch of horrible monsters.
However, in the monster-inhabited world of Gravesville—a world where messages are sent through Ouija boards, jack-o’-lanterns get facials to suit their moods, and the worst thing Eve has to deal with are those annoying zombie tourists who overrun her favorite graveyard during the Halloween season—horrible means wonderful. And everything for Eve is perfectly horrible.
But her life is about to go head over heels when a mysterious group known as The Source starts terrorizing Gravesville. Now she must move to the human world—where everything is opposite ... and for Eve, that's absolutely adorable!
Ever since encountering The Source and its minions on Halloween, Eve Hallows has found life surprisingly quiet … not to mention adorably boring! So when Dad receives a Ouija message that she must return to Gravesville, Eve couldn't be happier—at least until she discovers the Director of URNS, also known as the Grim Reaper, has a special job for Eve … one that will lead her to New York City and to the true identity of The Source.
With The Book of Shrieks offering zero help and a new URNS agent driving the school boys—and Eve!—crazy, Eve's beginning to realize this whole saving-the-world nonsense isn't what it's cracked up to be.
All this and she still has to find The Book of Shadows....
Author Robert Gray
Robert Gray is a writer. If that job description doesn't impress you, how about fantasy writer? Too general? Well, he doesn't get insulted if you call him a horror writer. If horror's not your thing, then scratch out horror and replace it with suspense. And for the kiddies, you can slap on a YA or MG in front of that title.
Gray lives in Bushkill, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.
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