Where to get YOUR copy of Absolute Darkness?

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  • $18.00  Order an autographed copy from the author. (Plus USPS $2.99 media rate shipping. International shipping will be quoted prior to invoice.) Includes bookmark. Use form below. You will be invoiced via PayPal. Limited quantity available. Order TODAY!

 Reviews from the Blog Tour:

(https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/absolute-darkness)

“Tina O’Hailey nails it. She has a great talent, a gift. Character development is exceptional, the scenes are set so carefully that I found myself immersed in each.” 
–Ken Bangs, author of Guardians in Blue

“…the author has really put a lot of thought into how the time theme would work and she has managed to do it in such a way that it was understandable.” “It is a paranormal, time dimensional, friendship and love story, it was an intriguing and very interesting read, one I would recommend to other readers.”
–@yvonnembee, Me and My Books (vonnibee.wordpress.com)

“Tina has borrowed bits of myth and made characters and a world that is truly her own… Throughout the book you feel like something is coming, something big – it just keeps building and building to its ultimate crescendo.” 
–@purplekizz, Over the Rainbow (overtherainbowbookblog.wordpress.com)

“…couldn’t help but hold my breath during some of the incredibly tense cave diving scenes. I thoroughly enjoyed Absolute Darkness, it’s a fresh and intense read with a fine mix of the supernatural and real world elements. The idea of other beings able to manipulate the time stream of our lives is one with so much potential for further books and I’d love to see this world expanded upon” 
–@karlou, Hair Past a Freckle (hairpastafreckle72.blogspot.co.uk)

“Bloody hell this story took off at speed and I found myself gasping, feeling frustrated and loving every minute of it.” “It is heart in your mouth scenes with those adrenaline rushes with heart melting moments of romance to balance it all out. This author has got it perfect for me. The story will totally entertain you in every possible way. Very unusual setting, super love story and heart pounding pages. Super read!” 
–@susanhampson57, Books from Dusk till Dawn (booksfromdusktilldawn.blog)

“beautifully written” “The world building is great” “descriptions are literally breath-taking” 
–@richarddockett1, Welcome to my Worlds (richarddeescifi.co.uk)

“…a wonderful story with a hint at a prequel.” “…made me feel right there with the women as they explore.” “…a great change from the regular paranormal characters.” 
–Jessica Bronder, JBronderBookReviews (jbronderbookreviews.com)

“a romance but with a paranormal twist.” “The premise was something that I had never come across in a book before so I really enjoyed seeing the time aspect explored and what Alexander was capable of.” “I loved all the descriptions of caving even if I felt a little light headed when the tight spaces were described.” 
–@rae_reads1, Rae Reads (raereads1.blogspot.co.uk)

“keeps you engaged and I was hooked from start to finish.” “very different from the normal books in this genre and it made for a really exciting read!” “Five stars from me for this one – very highly recommended!!” 
–@dmmaguire391, DonnasBookBlog (donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/)

 

 

Remember – Please leave a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads and/or BookBub!!     Tell your friends. Help spread the word about this unique “adventure romance with a paranormal twist. Oh, and caving. Lots of caving.”

 

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Rig it Right (second edition) Releases Today!

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Get your copy now and get rigging!  https://tinyurl.com/y7suvsa5

Companion data backup is placed here:
https://employeepages.scad.edu/~tohailey/rigitright/  (the Focal Press website is presently being updated)

AR: How to use the AR feature of the book video (coming soon!)

To find out what’s new in the second edition read this post:

https://coffeediem.wordpress.com/2018/07/16/rig-it-right-second-edition-augus

While you’re waiting for your copy of Rig it Right to arrive – kick back and enjoy this thrilling read “Absolute Darkness”.  Free on Kindle Unlimited.  No coffee required for this one—but you might want to leave the light on. You’ll love it. Click here for your copy: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DPVRTGD 

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Rig it Right Releases tomorrow!

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Are you excited to get rigging?  I’ve seen all sorts of different publication dates, but Amazon says Rig It Right (Second Edition) releases tomorrow and we’ll believe that date.  To find out what’s new in the second edition read this post:

https://coffeediem.wordpress.com/2018/07/16/rig-it-right-second-edition-augus

The AR images are in place for the book. I’ll post a video over the weekend of how to utilize the AR feature. This will help you get a better look at the images for all the nerdy details.

Companion data link will be provided when that is posted and I’ll put a backup link out there too.

Happy rigging!  I will teach a 500 level class in the fall that will cover modeling and basic rigging. That will be the FIRST time I will have taught a class based on one of my own books!

It just happens to be National Book Lovers Day today! Hug your favorite author posthaste. 

While you’re waiting for your copy of Rig it Right to arrive – kick back and enjoy this thrilling read “Absolute Darkness”.  Free on Kindle Unlimited.  No coffee required for this one—but you might want to leave the light on. You’ll love it. Click here for your copy: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DPVRTGD 

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Heinlein and my name in the same paragraph = Cloud Nine!!!

“The way [Tina O’Hailey] treated time… reminded me of Stranger in a Strange Land by Heinlein.” “Absolute Darkness gave me the science fiction feel I was looking for.” “I would gladly recommend this book to fellow sci-fi/fantasy aficionados.”
–@ReadlingLit, 
Reading and Literature Resources Blog
(readingandlitresources.blogspot.com)

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That was the reply I received when I asked for a serious critique on the time travel aspect of Absolute Darkness from reviewer JD DeHart, who had given a five star review on Net Galley.  (Quote and review used with his permission.)

Humbling.

It’s been nearly 30 years since I voraciously read all of Heinlein, Varley, Asimov and others I can’t remember unless I’m in front of the book case in TN. I wonder what influence they had on this book?  I might have to re-read to find out.

A very kind review and quote that has me on cloud nine. Super sweet and I could only dream of being in the same league. I did a quick interview for JD’s blog:

http://readingandlitresources.blogspot.com/2018/08/three-questions-with-author-tina-ohailey.html

Absolute Darkness is no longer available on Net Galley.  It is still available on Edelweiss where reviewers can request a copy:
https://www.edelweiss.plus/#sku=1684330300

Get a copy for this weekend at:

…tina

p.s. Does anyone remember “grok”?

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Is Alexander a vam…..?

 

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…vampire? I left the question unanswered in the book description of Absolute Darkness purposefully. Most of the reviews left the question unanswered and only hinted at the nature of Alexander by calling him and his nemesis Yindi “a great change from the regular paranormal characters”, “very different from the normal books in this genre”, “a fine mix of the supernatural and real world elements”, “unique paranormal”, etc. Yet no one actually has called out Alexander for what he is.

Alexander is a vampire.

Better put, he could be mistaken for a vampire. I don’t have a name for his species yet.  In the prequel (currently being written) you will find out his origin story and learn more about his relationship with Yindi, the energy being that keeps trying to destroy the universe.  Also, you’ll find out why Alexander has a thing for linears (what you and I are – those who must experience time linearly).

This five star review finally called Alexander out:  “I love when storytellers go “all in” on a genre. In other words, they “go deep” and commit to a specific audience without a superficial need to attract the mainstream. O’Hailey does this and that is what I really loved about this book. If you’re into vampires and your tastes lean towards the quantum or even the metaphysical in terms of story premise, this book is for you. O’Hailey reveals a unique story-world that definitely has potential for more novels and her take on the “vampire” is unique.”

When I found the character Alexander – he literally appeared onto the page as a near-crazed, time-shifting being who was feeling the collapse of time across the universe as he ignored his duty of saving said universe from destruction. You can read more about his origin here (https://thescaryreviews.com/2018/07/03/guest-post-by-tina-ohailey/)  and how I fought against writing about how Alexander fell in love with my main character Brandy. (https://dashfan81.blogspot.com/2018/06/blog-tour-absolute-darkness-30618.html)

Alexander and his species are detached from time and can shift in and out of time somewhat easily after they come of age. They do need a certain type of food that can only be acquired when experiencing time and from those that are part of time (linears). Alexander has a soft spot for linears. You get a small glimpse of his past as he walks through his home to realize that Brandy is not his first linear love.

The prequel will explain where that need to save linears comes from. But the concept of being a vampire is not the heart of the book. He just happens to be someone you could think of as a vampire. I would say that my strongest influences for Alexander would be the character St. Germaine by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.  I read many of those books as a 18 year old and favored that type of vampire: a “cultured, well-traveled, articulate, elegant, and mysterious” vampire [http://www.chelseaquinnyarbro.net/saint-germain.html] vs the blood, lusty vampires of Anne Rice. Though I read all of her works as well and enjoyed them. Yet, St. Germaine has a special place in my heart.

If I were casting a movie with either St. Germaine or Alexander they would probably be played by the same person. And it would not be Tom Cruise. (I like him in other roles, but not for this vampire.) Read this character interview if you wonder who that would be. https://www.dlieber.com/single-post/2018/06/08/Tina-OHailey-Character-Interview

If you haven’t read the book yet, you can get your copy here:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DPVRTGD

Please leave a review when you finish the book. That helps an indie author making it into the Amazon marketing algorithm.

Keep reading!

-tina

 

 

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Absolute Darkness book signing event in Atlanta 8/23 @ Sweet Hut – Midtown

Come over to the Sweet Hut in Midtown Atlanta on
8/23 between 5pm – 8pm!
We’re celebrating!!!

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Author Tina O’Hailey invites you to come celebrate the launch of Absolute Darkness. Hang out. Eat sweet buns. Win raffle prizes. Get your copy of Absolute Darkness autographed. Celebrate at this indie author event.

Thursday, August 23 | 5 pm – 8 pm

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Bring your copy (available on AmazonB&N and many other online stores) to receive an autograph. [SCAD students, if you happen upon this, you have to buy from an online retailer. You can not buy directly from the professor.]

Or pre-order from the author https://coffeediem.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/where-to-get-your-copy-of-absolute-darkness/ Pre-ordered books will be waiting for you at the event and will be invoiced via Pay Pal. The shipping will be waived.

Limited paperback copies will be available for purchase at the event. Other books by the author will be autographed too. (Rig it Right, second edition publishes 8/10/18!!)

RSVP at this Eventbrite link, please, so I have an accurate-ish count for the sweet buns.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/absolute-darkness-book-signing-celebration-in-atl-tickets-48356836600

*sweet bun picture from pixabay

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Writers Corner Live Interview: Tuesday

Put this on your calendar for  tomorrow:

Tuesday, July 24 11 am Central/ Noon Eastern
https://facebook.com/Bridgetti.Live/videos/732032493795591/

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“Writers Corner” Live TV Show with Hosts Mary E Jackson and Bridgetti Lim Banda. Guests: Thornton Cline, Hanna Goodman, Larinna Chandler, and Tina O’Hailey.

Tuesday, July 24 11 am Central/ Noon Eastern
https://facebook.com/Bridgetti.Live/videos/732032493795591/

Some great authors here. This is going to be a blast and a well used lunch break.  See you there!

Which one is me?  The goofy one. I wear a suit every day of the work week. Not going to wear one in my author photo!  🙂

….t

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Librarians, your patrons need excitement.

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*Absolute Darkness isn’t actually in the library of congress.  I achieved a life goal last week and was able to spend an afternoon doing research there. HAPPY BOOK NERD am I!*

Absolute Darkness is available for request on both:

Edelweiss (https://tinyurl.com/ycgtu6yl)
and
NetGalleyhttps://tinyurl.com/y7dmurgx).

Excerpts and author interviews are listed here:  https://coffeediem.wordpress.com/interviews-excerpts/

 

 

#Librarians Don’t miss this thrill ride!  A twisted tale through time that will make you hold your breath.

 

Sitting by the campfire, Brandy admitted a secret to her friends. She swore she saw a ghost when exiting a cave earlier that day. Was she seeing things? Did they believe her? The next day, breaking a cardinal rule, she snuck back to the cave alone. No one knew where she was. What if she fell or was trapped? There would be no rescue.

For ten thousand years Alexander had kept the time streams of this universe safe from an eternal destructive force that continually threatened to tamper and destroy all. Locked in an unremitting battle, the two foes become sidetracked by an unexpected visitor. An entangled journey begins with chilling twists and turns until becoming locked into an inescapable death in a submerged cave.

Who will come out of the watery depths alive?

“…the author has really put a lot of thought into how the time theme would work and she has managed to do it in such a way that it was understandable.” “It is a paranormal, time dimensional, friendship and love story, it was an intriguing and very interesting read, one I would recommend to other readers.”

–@yvonnembee, Me and My Books (vonnibee.wordpress.com)

“Tina has borrowed bits of myth and made characters and a world that is truly her own… Throughout the book you feel like something is coming, something big – it just keeps building and building to its ultimate crescendo.”

–@purplekizz, Over the Rainbow (overtherainbowbookblog.wordpress.com)

“…couldn’t help but hold my breath during some of the incredibly tense cave diving scenes. I thoroughly enjoyed Absolute Darkness, it’s a fresh and intense read with a fine mix of the supernatural and real world elements. The idea of other beings able to manipulate the time stream of our lives is one with so much potential for further books and I’d love to see this world expanded upon”

–@karlou, Hair Past a Freckle (hairpastafreckle72.blogspot.co.uk)

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#toberead #TBRpile #fiction#thriller #paranormalromance #thriller #scuba #timetravel

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