Thursday, June 6, 2013

Aberration Book Launch and Bloghop!

Today’s the big day, the release of Lisa Regan’s
second novel, the super creepy crime thriller,

I LOVE this book, and actually had a bit of a hand in it, working extensively with Lisa over the last couple years to help her get it just right.  And oh, how right it is!!  Go read my Amazon review here.

And now, to celebrate this momentous occasion, Lisa is hosting the Aberration Bloghop.  On June 6th  & 7th, participants will list their top 5 choices for the most aberrant characters in fiction, television, or movies.  If you're a writer, feel free to include a short paragraph about your own aberrant character.

Participants will be entered to win an Amazon gift card for either $25, $15, or $10, plus, 1 of 3 signed copies of the Aberration paperback and 1 of 5 ebooks.  How cool is that?!

Here’s my entry:

A cold, heartless monster who revels in her power over those in desperate need of compassion.

#4 - Max Cady in Cape Fear (formerly The Executioners) by John D. MacDonald

I love revenge stories, but this guy is insanely twisted and obsessed.

A seriously insecure and manipulative psychopath who gets away with murder.

#2 - Professor Joe Carroll, from the FOX television series The Following

Played by deliciously sexy Brit, James Purefoy, Joe is a diabolical serial killer who creates a cult of serial killers, and turns the act of murder into a pseudo-sexual experience for himself and his followers. 

#1 - Hannibal, from the NBC television series (based on Thomas Harris’ character in Red Dragon,) 

This character is suave, charismatic, and brilliant.  He loves the culinary arts, and, when not assisting the FBI in solving serial murder cases, prepares extraordinary carnivorous meals for his friends and colleagues.  Trouble is and unbeknownst to his guests, the main ingredients are harvested from his many victims.  The food preparation and dining scenes, while beautifully choreographed and filmed, totally gross me out.  

Those are all long-standing villains, of course, but if you want to sink your teeth into a few new members of this elite Club Aberration, check out Lisa’s books.  

Finding Claire Fletcher has the worst kind of monster, one who preys on children.

And in Aberration, you’re dumped deep into the psychopathic mind of an obsessive creep who’ll have you constantly looking over your shoulder for crazed stalkers.

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Some good choices. Ratched was a wretched creature.
Congratulations to Lisa!!!

Lisa Regan said...

Holy crap those are good choices! LOL. And you should be celebrating too cause this book would not even be here if it weren't for all your help and encouragement! Love you to pieces and thank you!

Mark Means said...

I've yet to watch "Hannibal", but will probably marathon it, at some point. Lecter is a great villain...all your choices were very cool and some truly aberrant characters :)

JeffO said...

Yeah, I see what's going to happen--I'm going to be reading these entries and saying, "Doh! How did I miss that one?" Great list, Nancy.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Very good aberrant choices, Nancy. I forgot about the nurse in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, she was dastardly.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I think you have the most unique list I've read so far. Even picking the television Hannibal over The Silence of the Lambs version.

Michael Offutt, "Johnny on the Spot" said...

Hannibal has been very popular today.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Okay, I'm gonna have to put my Kindle somewhere inconvenient when I'm working on my laptop. It's much too easy to order all these books I read about on blogs. Oh well. Too late. I already ordered "Aberration," It sounds terrific!

Another good creepy character is the wacko in Stephen King's "Misery" who kidnaps the writer. Talk about a dirty birdy.

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Loved both the Cuckoo's Nest and Red Dragon. Both amazing books and characters. Great choices. Writer’s Mark

Lara Schiffbauer said...

I had no idea they had a show named Hannibal. I have to get out more... Great choices!

Julie Luek said...

Oh Nurse Ratched is a good choice-- haven't seen her mentioned on the hop yet.

Carrie Butler said...

Nurse Ratched is such a good one!

Trisha F said...

Horrible (yet great for the purpose at hand) picks in your list :)

Gina Gao said...

This is a pretty good list! I'll check these books out.

Tammy Theriault said...

Lisa's book sounds and looks soooooo good!!!

Anonymous said...

Great picks . . . I need to check out Hannibal. Book sounds good too!