Friday, December 15, 2017

Killing your Darlings by @EamonnHickson on tour with TERROR @PrismBookTours #Giveaway

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Terror
by Eamonn Hickson
Adult Thriller
Paperback & ebook, 336 pages
April 29th 2017
Have you ever felt that society consciously tries to undermine you?

In a society where everyone strives for growth, where everyone tries to build towards the heavens, there are some who wish to bring it plummeting down.

Terror is a thriller in which three people from different walks of life find a common enemy in the contemporary world. Yet, unlike most, they decide to do something about it.

Following his best friend’s death, military man Milton Haynes is forced to see a psychiatrist while he challenges his dishonourable discharge. Ally Winston, one year after being viciously assaulted, struggles to slot into the life her father has laid out for her, while Nestor Frings returns to Boston to find his parents have sold their home due to financial issues.

The three initially voice their pains through non-violent means, however, they soon find their efforts futile. In a world where outsiders are considered dangerous and are not to be trusted, it will be the insiders who do the damage. Follow Milton, Ally and Nestor as they come to, what they perceive to be, the inevitable conclusion: they must commit a terror attack.

Praise for the Book

“Eamonn Hickson brings the fascinating, dingy, and complex streets of Boston alive in his new novel TERROR, a probing novel of survival in the modern world. TERROR is a masterful portrait of the hard decisions and harder lives that must be lived during a dark time in American history – the present.” — Self-Publishing Review

Reviews of the Author's Other Work

“…a suspense thriller with a fascinating version of heaven versus hell that lingers after closing the pages.”

“Eamonn Hickson writes a vivid story of a war between angels and demons, and Heaven and Hell. The story captivates the audience as you witness deception, lies, and Heavenly Hosts that are working for the enemy.”

“Find yourself enmeshed in a roller coaster ride to a mind-numbing conclusion that will remain with you many a day to come.”



Killing your darlings

Breaking up is hard to do—and so is killing your favourite characters. I suppose it’s a compliment (from you to you) when there’s a character who is more than just a collection of letters and words and thoughts and actions. A non-existent persona, one conjured up and moulded in a joint collaboration between your brain and fingers, begins to relay messages back, asking you to spare them. You may have stamped their birth certificate with an expiry date, you may have plotted their downfall in ink and strings on the wall, you may even have discussed their inevitable passing with a friend. Why do we feel this way? Is it because there are parts of us in that character and we don’t want to destroy ourselves? Maybe. But there’s more to it than that: we want to spare our darlings because it’s the easy thing to do. We’re so familiar with them that it’s relatively easy to paint the plot around them. Fear—on our behalf—is what keeps the treasured character alive for a little longer; we fear what will become of our story without them. Will we be able to weave and create without them? The answer is yes. Yes we can finish stories, build worlds, break hearts, keep promises, and live on without our darlings. Breaking up is never a nice experience, but neither is lying to yourself and the reader.


About the Author


Eamonn Hickson is an Irish author of three novels. He currently works as a radio journalist in Tralee, Co Kerry.

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1 winner will receive a print copy of TERROR
Open internationally
Ends December 20th

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