Tuesday, January 24, 2017

"Color Me Dead" by Teresa Trent

Color Me Dead
(Henry Park Book 1)
by Teresa Trent

Color Me Dead by Teresa Trent is currently on tour with Great Escapes Book Tours. The tour stops here today for a guest post by the author and an excerpt. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

Artist Gabby Wolfe has the ability to see not only the beauty of the living, but the despair of the dead. When she returns to her childhood home in Henry Park Colorado, she is forced to bring along her younger brother Mitch. He is on a “break” from college where he was majoring in wine, women and song. If that isn’t enough they also have Mitch’s rambunctious beagle Luigi along who prefers to spend his days wallowing in junk food. When Gabby draws the death of a young woman before it happens, she knows she must tell someone and risk a new job and her professional credibility. Will she reveal her secret in time to save the woman in the water or will it be too late?

Click below to read an excerpt.

Praise for the Book
~" From the beginning, I was absolutely riveted by this book…" ~ Valerie’s Musings
"5 PAW REVIEW – I thought this was a great start to a new series!" ~ Storeybook Reviews

Guest Post by the Author
Could You Trust Someone Who Has a Vision About You?
Would you trust a psychic if they told you your life was in danger?
In Color Me Dead, Gabby Wolfe, artist and slightly uncontrolled psychic keeps zeroing in on a dead woman. She doesn’t know who it is at first, but if she did and conveyed her fears, you have to wonder how the other character might respond to her. 
If I was confronted by someone who told me they thought my life would be in danger somewhere in the future, not sure how, not sure when, just watch out ... I’d have hard time believing in the legitimacy of the claim. There are just too many scammers out there trying to push buttons of innocent people. This is one reason why my main character, Gabby, chooses not to share the little circus she has going on in her head. She’s starting a new job and doesn’t want to screw it up. She has always had these visions but it was usually something harmless like a phone about to ring or where her keys were. (Personally, I would love to have that ability to find my keys) Now she seeing grisly things and isn’t even sure how to turn it off. Then she realizes she will need to go the other way and try to make her visions stronger to solve the mystery.
Gabby is helped by her little brother Mitch who has been dumped on her after six years of unfinished college and along with him comes his junk food addicted beagle, Luigi. As they return to the small town in the mountains where they lived before their parent’s divorce, not much has changed. The tourists come. The tourists go and the town quiets down from October until May. That’s when Henry Park really gets interesting. 
I hope you’ll come along for a little trip to Henry Park and pick up a free [to 27 January] copy of Color Me Dead today. Leave me a comment below and tell me if you would put your faith in a psychic or tell them to hit the road.

About the Author
Teresa Trent lives in Houston, Texas and is an award-winning mystery writer. She writes the Pecan Bayou Mystery Series, is a regular contributor to the Happy Homicides Anthologies. Teresa is happy to add her Henry Park Mystery Series to her publishing credits with Color Me Dead, the first book in the series. Teresa has also won awards for her work in short stories where she loves to dabble in tales that are closer to the Twilight Zone than small town cozies. When Teresa isn’t writing, she is a full-time caregiver for her son and teaches preschoolers music part-time. Her favorite things include spending time with family and friends, waiting for brownies to come out of the oven, and of course, a good mystery.