Monday, March 26, 2018

Jinxed Blog Tour


Jinxed
Thommy Hutson
Publication date: March 13th 2018
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Young Adult
High School Can Be a Real Killer
Break a mirror
Walk under a ladder
Step on a crack

Innocent childhood superstitions …
But someone at the secluded Trask Academy of Performing Arts is taking things one deadly step further when the campus is rocked with the deaths of some of its star students.
Layna Curtis, a talented, popular senior, soon realizes that the seemingly random, accidental deaths of her friends aren’t random—or accidents—at all. Someone has taken the childhood games too far, using the idea of superstitions to dispose of their classmates. As Layna tries to convince people of her theory, she uncovers the terrifying notion that each escalating, gruesome murder leads closer to its final victim: her.
Will Layna’s opening night also be her final bow?

MY THOUGHTS:  Once again this month I ended up grabbing with a school setting, except this time it is a privileged Academy of Performing Arts.  There seems to be quite a few fans of school settings, boarding and otherwise, out  there and I think "Jinxed" is a book many would enjoy. 

When reading this book I was reminded of some of the more well-known 90's slasher films such as "I Know What You Did Last Summer" where someone is racing against time to solve a murder mystery before they themselves fall victim.  In this case, it's Layna.  While I didn't find Layna particularly likable, I did feel invested in what happened to her so the book was still enjoyable.  In addition, the incorporation of superstitions and tying them into the deaths added some extra flair.

"Jinxed" is a fun and quick read and I will be looking forward to seeing what this author comes up with next.

RATING: 3 PAWS



Author Bio:
Born and raised in Upstate New York, Thommy graduated from UCLA and launched his career co-writing the story for the Warner Bros. animated hit SCOOBY-DOO IN WHERE’S MY MUMMY? He followed that with co-writing the concept and additional material for CHILL OUT, SCOOBY-DOO!
His career then took a thrilling turn when he wrote and produced several definitive genre film retrospectives for television and home entertainment: SCREAM: THE INSIDE STORY, NEVER SLEEP AGAIN: THE ELM STREET LEGACY, MORE BRAINS! A RETURN TO THE LIVING DEAD and HIS NAME WAS JASON: 30 YEARS OF FRIDAY THE 13th.
He was also a staff writer on Hulu’s daily web series “The Morning After,” a smart, witty, pop culture program aimed at getting viewers up-to-date on the latest entertainment news and celebrity interviews.
Thommy also produced the critically acclaimed feature THE TROUBLE WITH THE TRUTH, an insightful relationship drama starring Lea Thompson and John Shea. He also produced DREAMWORLD, a quirky, romantic dramedy.
He co-wrote and produced ANIMAL for Chiller Films and Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films. The project debuted in iTunes’ top ten horror films (reaching #1) and became the network’s highest-rated original movie.
Continuing his passion for uncovering the stories behind the story, he went on to produce CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13th, which is the most comprehensive look at the popular film franchise.
As an author Thommy crafted a limited-edition coffee table book detailing the making and legacy of Wes Craven’s 1984 classic A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. A trade version distributed by Simon & Schuster reached number one in Amazon.com’s Movie History & Criticism category. He also has a deal with Vesuvian Media to write a YA thriller trilogy with the first book due out spring 2017.
He produced and made his feature directorial debut with THE ID, an independent psychological drama/thriller. Filmmaker Magazine stated it was “a deeply unsettling thriller that’s as moving as it is frightening…with skillful, provocative direction that has echoes of early Polanski.”
Most recently, Thommy wrote the screenplay for CineTel Films’ supernatural horror film TRUTH OR DARE. He is also directing, writing and producing a documentary with Clive Barker’s Seraphim Films in addition to developing other film and television properties with the company.
As an author, he is currently writing another book that definitively details the history, making and legacy of another fan-favorite genre film from the 1980s.
A member of the Producers Guild of America, Thommy continues to develop unique, compelling and provocative projects across multiple genres for film, television, publishing, and home entertainment through his company Hutson Ranch Media.

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9 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting today, Barb! This sounds like a fun read! :)

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  2. This does sound fun and I'm glad you liked it. I might give it a try.

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  3. Oooh, great review Barb, it does sound like a interesting one!

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  4. oh my lord that cover! wow I LOVE IT! You know I on;t read many mysteries but a cover like this could have convinced me LOL Glad to hear you enjoyed it despite Layna :)

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  5. This sounds interesting. I could have a lot of fun with a book that has the 90's slasher vibe.

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  6. I love the cover and title. 💜

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  7. Thank you for taking the time to read and spread the word!

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  8. Thank you for the chance to win

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