Friday, March 27, 2015

Troglodytes Approve 7: CREED by Trisha Leaver & Lindsay Currie (Interview + Giveaway)

I know Kyla has been posting a couple of giveaways already and now it is my turn!
Are you excited to know my pick is?
It is none other than...
by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie!

Genre: Young Adult - Horror, Thriller
Published November 8th 2014 by Flux
PURCHASE: AmazonBarnes and Noble
 Three went in. Three came out. None even a shadow of who they once were.

When their car breaks down, Dee, her boyfriend Luke, and his brother Mike walk through a winter storm to take refuge in a nearby town called Purity Springs. When they arrive, the emergency sirens are blaring and the small farming town seems abandoned. With no other shelter, they spend the night in an empty house.

But they soon discover that not everything in Purity Springs is as it seems. When the town's inhabitants suddenly appear the next morning, Dee, Luke, and Mike find themselves at the mercy of the charismatic leader, Elijah Hawkins, who plans to make Dee his new wife. Elijah's son, Joseph, offers to help them escape . . . but the price of his help may be more than Dee and her friends can bear.

Until now, I am seriously out of words on how I LOVE CREED! Is it weird to love something so disturbing and horrifying? Creed was able to deliver a really creepy horror story. The book definitely goes to my best of the best shelf. Everything was perfect -- the writing, the story, the pacing. DARK, GORY, TWISTED!  THE BEST!!! This is the creepiest YA horror book I have ever read so add it on your TBR, borrow a copy, buy it online. You won't regret! Once you start reading, Creed is hard to put down. I read it one sitting. It was truly suspenseful and it had me on the edge of my seat. I felt like I was the fourth member of the group. I keep giving Dee my unsolicited advice. I felt like I was part of the whole experience!  I look forward to the authors upcoming book releases!

Read through my interview with Lindsay below if you want to know more about Creed (and there's also a giveaway!!!)
Recommend your book CREED
(Personally, I feel like there’s a CABIN IN THE WOOD-ish aspect.  How about you?)

Oh my goodness! Recommend my own book? So hard! Well, I’d have to say that CREED is a psychological horror along the lines of Stephen King. There’s definitely a trapped sensation throughout the book and I can see how you came up with a comparison to Cabin in the Woods! I think of it as a cross between Children of the Corn and The Village, personally!

How did you come up with the idea of CREED?

Creed actually stemmed from a nightmare that Trisha had! She called me VERY early in the morning one day and told me this dream, then we decided mutually that there was a story hidden there somewhere and we just needed to find out what it was. From that starting point, the story unfolded in our minds!

Do you have any favorite horror movies?
(Or any other movie. Not necessarily horror.)

HAHA I have a ton of favorite movies. Hmmm…let’s see. I love horror classics like Friday the 13th, Halloween and Scream.  For mindless entertainment that just gives me the warm fuzzies, I love Clue and a lot of 80’s movies like The Goonies, etc. LOL, I have weird taste.

I’m just curious after writing all those dark, disturbing scenes, how do you get it out of your system?

Good question! Generally the writing of the scenes doesn’t bother me, but sometimes the research does. I like to leave it all behind and spend time with my kids to get out of that dark space. Generally, they remind me that the world is filled with beauty. 

What's next for Lindsay? Could you tell us more of your upcoming releases?

Yes! SWEET MADNESS is a historical fiction horror that reimagines the infamous Lizzie Borden murders in Fall River, MA back in the late 1800’s. That is releasing in September of this year! Then HARDWIRED will release from Flux in November…that is a contemporary science-fiction. Those books are both co-authored with Trisha Leaver, otherwise known as the other half of my dark brain. I do have two solo books releasing in 2016 and 2017, but until the ink is dry on the contract for those, I can’t talk about them! So hard!

(You should do this!!!)
Add CREED on Goodreads! 

What book have you devoured over and over again?
When I was a child, I read Where the Red Fern Grows probably four dozen times. No joke.

If you could be a fictional character for a day, who would you be and why?
I know a lot of people might answer this way, but I’d honestly have to say Harry Potter. I don’t want Voldemort after me, but everything else seems SO freaking amazing that I can’t help but wish I could walk a day in his shoes!

What are your three current wishes? Oooh hard one! 1. For my children to grow up happy and healthy, 2. For the world they live in to be filled with kindness 3. To be able to write in some form for the rest of my life.

Ice cream or Chocolate? CHOCOLATE
Pizza or Burger?
Cookies or Cupcakes? CUPCAKES
Twitter or Facebook?
Coke or Pepsi?
Peeta or Gale? PEETA       
Annabelle or Chucky? Oh this is hard. I like the legend behind Annabelle very much, but I hated the movie. So…Annabelle, but not in movie form?

About Lindsay Currie:
Lindsay lives in Chicago, Illinois with one incredibly patient hubby, three amazing kids and one adorable, but irreverent Bullmastiff named Sam. She's fond of coffee, chocolate and things that go bump in the night. 

An author of young adult and middle grade fiction, Lindsay is a proud member of SCBWI, The  Horror Writers Association and the YA Scream Queens.  Her debut novel, CREED (co-authored with Trisha Leaver), is out now and her second co-authored novel, SWEET MADNESS, releases from Merit Press in August of 2015.


 This giveaway is open to US residents only and sponsored by the author herself.
(For non-US readers, if you know someone ( relative/friend ) in the US, you can still join.)

Troglodyte Forever,


  1. Oooh Carmel, Creed sounds creepy...and fantastic! I can't wait to read this one :) The synopsis to this one is realllly good. Don't you think it'll make an amazing movie? ;P

  2. IT IS CREEPY! What I also like is that the book is just short. You are not given unnecessary descriptions. It's on point and well-paced! If you want like a movie, THE SACRAMENT is quite close to CREED.


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