#AMITYlaunch party, and an Instagram contest!

I’m looking forward to toasting #Amity this Sunday! But if drinks, snacks, and ghostly marshmallow peeps aren’t enough to tempt you to come out, how about a contest?

Come to the launch party (6pm, McNally Jackson). Take a pic. Post it on Instagram with the hashtag #AMITYlaunch. The poster with the most “likes” at the party’s end gets a fun grab bag of spooky, action-packed fall releases from egmontusa!

Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday
White Space (Dark Passages #1) by Ilsa J. Bick
The Dickens Mirror ARC (Dark Passages #2) by Ilsa J. Bick
Oblivion by Sasha Dawn
Contaminated (PB) by Em Garner
Mercy Mode (Contaminated #2) by Em Garner
Quarantine #1 The Loners (PB) by Lex Thomas
Quarantine #2 The Saints (PB) by Lex Thomas
Quarantine #3 The Burnouts by Lex Thomas

The #AMITY book trailer is here!

lizzzyb
lizzzyb:

Micol Ostow: Actually, my first introduction to the Amityville legend came via my favorite master of horror, Stephen King. In his early nonfiction treatise on horror, Danse Macabre, he dissected what he felt worked and what didn’t work in the movie, specifically. Ironically, if I recall much of his criticism of the original movie had to do with its focus on the physical manifestations of the house’s evil spirit rather than a build of psychological terror or dread. I didn’t end up seeing the movie until the 2005 remake, which I found really effective. Afterward, when I was kicking around ideas for my follow-up to the novel family, that remake was on tv and sparked something in me. That was when I went back and finally watched the original movie and read the book. So it was a surprisingly long time coming for a horror buff, in addition to my coming at it with a weird amount of preconception and bias given my total ignorance of the original subject matter! (via A Chair, A Fireplace, & A Tea Cozy: Micol Ostow Blog Tour for Amity — Interview)

Ooh, it’s an interview with me!

lizzzyb:

Micol Ostow: Actually, my first introduction to the Amityville legend came via my favorite master of horror, Stephen King. In his early nonfiction treatise on horror, Danse Macabre, he dissected what he felt worked and what didn’t work in the movie, specifically. Ironically, if I recall much of his criticism of the original movie had to do with its focus on the physical manifestations of the house’s evil spirit rather than a build of psychological terror or dread. I didn’t end up seeing the movie until the 2005 remake, which I found really effective. Afterward, when I was kicking around ideas for my follow-up to the novel family, that remake was on tv and sparked something in me. That was when I went back and finally watched the original movie and read the book. So it was a surprisingly long time coming for a horror buff, in addition to my coming at it with a weird amount of preconception and bias given my total ignorance of the original subject matter! (via A Chair, A Fireplace, & A Tea Cozy: Micol Ostow Blog Tour for Amity — Interview)

Ooh, it’s an interview with me!