Sunday, 28 October 2012

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Original Title: The Spirit Clearing
Author: Mark Tufo
Series: Michael Talbot Adventures #1
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: September 1st 2012
Genre: Science Fiction

After a horrific accident Mike wakes to find himself blind in one eye. He now sees things that others can’t and nobody will listen to him.

That is until he meets Jandilyn Hollow. Will she be able to pull him out of the depths of his despair?

Can love transcend even death?


Hello fellow ghosts and ghoul hunters! Welcome to Mark Tufo’s Haunted Blog Tour. The Haunted Blog Tour will be a ten day chill fest that will take you from one Haunted Blog to another! Today is the seventh day of our Haunted Blog Tour...are you scared yet? Our host for this adventure, THE SPIRIT CLEARING’s Michael Talbot is currently guiding a very scared group of people towards the morgue as we read yesterday at Romancing the Darkside. Read his adventure and don’t forget to enter the giveaways. Along the Haunted Blog Tour you will have a chance to win Michael’s twisted story along with some other very exciting prizes (don’t get too excited it is only - over $200 in awesome prizes)! But, let’s get back to Michael Talbot...things are about to get weird.


His right hand was on the handle and with some unseen force the handle depressed and the door slid open, the freaky part was that frat boy still hadn’t moved, his feet were dragging in the heavy dust as the door swung open.
“Oh shit, are you seeing this?” The kid on the left side of Alan asked.
It would have been impossible not to considering Jed’s light was directly on him.
“Derek man what are you doing?” The kid on Alan’s right asked.
Derek’s head, with difficulty, turned to us, his mouth opened but no words came out, it was the eyes though, those will haunt me forever.
“My God!” Grace yelled. “His eyes...they’re black!”
Well, I was now officially freaked out.  I’d seen scary movies with this particular effect and it always scared the hell out of me.  Seeing it in real life, well that will put the fear of the devil in you. I noted that as a group we had moved to the far side of the corridor, not so that we were closer to Derek but rather so that we could see into the room he had now entered.
I had been under the impression that I had the fear producing juices at full operating power, that was of course until Derek’s feet began to lift off the ground and then I found a whole new threshold of nightmare nectar. His feet lifted completely up and got to the point where they were parallel to the ground, if he were to stick his hands over his head he would have been in the classic Superman pose.
“This can’t be good.” I said.  I ran the ten feet to get to him. I grabbed each of his legs by the calf and wrapped them under my arms. I could feel a pulsating power reverberating throughout his body. It was a nauseating sensation, as if he had thousands of maggots crawling under the top most layers of his skin.
Then he started to pull away from me, his hands dropped from the handle and he started to get sucked into the morgue.
“Help me!” I yelled as I arched my back trying to get leverage.
It was more moments than it should have been before I heard the approach of feet, by the time Jed got next to me I only had the very ends of Derek’s boots tucked up under me. Jed grabbed his right leg, I had his left and then as if someone had turned the vacuum cleaner on high Derek was ripped from our clutches, I ended up with one untied Timberland in my hand, Jed had nothing to show for his efforts except a ripped fingernail.
“What the…!?” One of the men holding Alan asked as he had rushed forward. “He’s...he’s gone. Jeets man what just happened?”
“I don’t know.” Jeets replied never coming closer.
I felt someone press by me but didn’t take my gaze from the room in front of me. The girl who I had not seen walked silently into the morgue. I don’t know why I followed that hooded girl in there but I did. 


What was the name of the man sucked away?


Mark Tufo is the author of several books, including Indian Hill, Indian Hill 2: Reckoning, and Timothy. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he is a former member of the U.S. Marine Corp. Mark lives in Maine with his wife, three kids and two English bulldogs.  You can find Mark at or on Facebook.




Prize: 1 ebook copy of The Spirit Cleaning by Mark Tufo
To win this..
  • please leave a comment below telling me what horror book you still are scared to think about and include your email address so that I may contact you to win!
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The prizes are

1.  Grand Prize for Tour – $50.00 Amazon Gift Card & The Zombie Fallout Audio Book Set
2.  1st Prize for Tour – The Zombie Fallout series on ebook.

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  1. Awesome tour! I love reading these excerpts. :)

  2. Replies
    1. Love This Tour!! Wish it was a full novel! Thanks Mark!

  3. Thanks for the great post and giveaway! This book sounds scary! :) Ummm... I haven't read anything that truly scared me but I do enjoy Dean Koontz for a little scare and weirdness :)

  4. Excellent continuation of the story Mark

  5. Love the story so far can't wait for tomorrow. Thanks for the chance to win

  6. That was extra creepy today.

  7. Also I read Timothy awhile back and am still freaked out by it. The way he got rid of people after he ate and his pants still on was sooooo gross.... I can not begin to imagine to stench...

  8. The book that scared the heck out of me and still does is Pet Cemetery by Steven King! I couldn't read it alone at night! It freaked me out!

  9. oh i would love to win this series! it looks awesome :) I actually didnt even get through the first chapter of intensity before I had to put it down - it seriously freaked me out and I still get weirded out when I see it on my bookshelf!

  10. This tour is great. Only bad thing is having to wait each day to continue with the story! If you are not familiar with Mark Tufo's work then you need to grab Zombie Fallout and see what all the buzz is about


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