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Hath No Fury by Hal Rappaport with interview and giveaway

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Hath No Fury
The Lesson of Three- Book One

Hal Rappaport

Genre: Paranormal Thriller/Romance

ISBN-10: 1475243596
ISBN-13: 978-1475243598
ASIN: B007W4M70S

Number of pages: 472
Word Count:  75,095

Cover Artist:  Alex Kayne

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Book Description:

This is a fiction story, with factually reported paranormal events, written by an established, credible, science and technology writer for well-known publications.

I think you’ll find the story has in interesting world to immerse yourself in without losing an edge in reality that sets it apart. While the book has paranormal elements, it is not a typical, “drippy” vampire romance. Hath no Fury is about REAL magic. While the storyline is a fictional, any paranormal elements are actually based on real events personally observed in research or relayed by very credible witnesses.

Set in the 1970’s, Mark and Amy, the central characters of the story, live a life of discovery and wonder amidst a secret world of magic practitioners. As they mature, they discover their own magic and a new facet to their friendship. Just as they turn over a new page in their relationship, their worlds are suddenly rocketed out of control by a destiny and a source of evil that has been waiting patiently for a generation.

5*****Stars! Paranormal Romance Guild Reviews

Nominated for Best Paranormal-fantasy: 2012 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Awards

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Interview

Tell us about yourself.

I currently live in New Jersey with my wife and five cats. I’m in a small town just north of Princeton.  I grew up in Philadelphia.  I guess I’ve been writing stories since I was about 11 or 12.  I loved the idea of being able to transport someone to another place, or to create my own.

Are you a full time writer or do you have a “day job”?

I work full time in IT for a Fortune 100 company.  I’ve been in IT for 22 years.  I also write about technology for the SyFy Channel.  If I could write as a full time job I would.  Maybe one day…

How did you get started writing?

I wrote for the Syfy Channel’s technology site, DVICE and several of my articles were picked up by NBC (NBC Universal owns the Syfy Channel).  I have regular articles that are science fiction inspired, but about REAL technology.  It’s been my passion to incorporate something real from fiction. In the case of my book, it’s incorporating something real INTO the fiction.

Before any of the Syfy channel stuff, way back in the early days before Facebook and before Blogs, I created a web site for Horror themes called, Frightscape.com.  It’s still in existence in its very primitive form.

Anyway, I decided to write an article for my own site about one of the scariest places I had ever been.  It was a haunted attraction that had existed in the 1970’s and 80’s.  It was called, Brigantine Castle.  It was gigantic.  It was five stories tall with over 80 live actors.  Through the early search facilities of the web, I found a few of the original cast and got them together using a yahoo group (They still use it).

It gave me a unique opportunity to interview them and to write some great stuff about the place, with a lot of their pictures and even some sound recordings.

The editor of Haunted Attractions magazine read my web site and asked me to write one for him.  It was my first professional writing.  I’ve written a few more articles for Haunted Attractions Magazine since then, along with a few other industry publications.

 What inspired your latest book?

It would have to be, the Wiccan Rede (pronounced “reed”).  It’s part of an understanding that any witch or magick practitioner should understand.  Any energy you put out in the universe (magickal or otherwise) will come back to you times three.  Similar to Karma, with its balance, the Wiccan and Pagan beliefs are just multiplied by three.   It still comes out to be a balance, so it doesn’t strictly conflict with Karma, just that it shows its results with “broader strokes.”

 What is your next project and when will it be released?

The sequel, “Moments of Rhythm and Magic” should be done by end of the summer (probably in September) of this year (2013).

I also have a Vampire book which needs some work, but is close to being released.  That one is based on some reality.  Really!  Look out for “Dear Vampire Agememnon.”

What went into the process?

Writing, editing, cover design, formatting, etc. Share your ups and downs and how you went about it. If you used a service, can you share?

The story for Hath No Fury came to me more or less all at once.  I spent a month getting the basics out of my head onto paper.  I spent the next year actually writing it and another year editing it.

I have two pieces of advice for someone who is trying to write and can never get started.

1. Get out of your home.  Write in a coffee shop, a park, anywhere that you won’t be distracted to do anything but write (and maybe drink coffee)

2. Write an outline!  It doesn’t have to be pretty, but know basically where you are going on paper before you start up your word processor.  SO many projects get lost by hoping for inspiration from a flashing cursor.

How likely are people you meet to end up in your next book?

If I know you well, very likely.  I find it’s easier if you base your characters on a person (or sometimes two people).  It really helps with dialogue.

What is your favorite part of writing?

Getting in “the zone.”  The semi-hypnotic state when the story just can’t seem to get out fast enough.  It’s clearly a high akin to what some pro-athletes say they feel when they push themselves beyond normal expectations.

Give us an elevator pitch for your book.

Years of research and participation in magick have given me the chance to witness things I would have never thought possible.  All the magick and paranormal events in Hath No Fury are based on something I have witnessed myself or by someone I think is an extremely credible witness.

It’s a coming-of-age love story with thriller elements about real magick.


About the Author:

I currently live in New Jersey, in a small town just north of Princeton.  I grew up in Philadelphia.  I guess I’ve been writing stories since I was about 11 or 12.  I loved the idea of being able to transport someone to another place, or to create my own.

I’ve always been into technology.  I’ve worked in the field for almost 25 years.  I wrote for the Syfy Channel’s technology site, DVICE and several of my articles were picked up by NBC (NBC Universal owns the Syfy Channel).  I have regular articles that are science fiction inspired, but about REAL technology.  It’s been my passion to incorporate something real from fiction. In the case of my book, it’s incorporating something real INTO the fiction.

Before any of the Syfy channel stuff, way back in the early days before Facebook and before Blogs, I created a web site for Horror themes called, Frightscape.com.  It’s still in existence in its very primitive form.

Anyway, I decided to write an article for my own site about one of the scariest places I had ever been.  It was a haunted attraction that had existed in the 1970’s and 80’s.  It was called, Brigantine Castle.  It was gigantic.  It was five stories tall with over 80 live actors.  Through the early search facilities of the web, I found a few of the original cast and got them together using a yahoo group (They still use it).

It gave me a unique opportunity to interview them and to write some great stuff about the place, with a lot of their pictures and even some sound recordings.

The editor of Haunted Attractions magazine read my web site and asked me to write one for him.  It was my first professional writing.  I’ve written a few more articles for Haunted Attractions Magazine since then, along with a few other industry publications.

Web: http://www.hathnofury.com http://lessonofthree.com

Blog: http://halrappaport.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HathNoFurybyHalRappaport

Twitter: @HalRappaport

 

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