Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Gretchen McNeil's AWESOME TEN Dare

We are so excited to welcome Gretchen McNeil to the blog today for many many reasons. But the two most important are that 1. Gretchen is the most amazing person and we love her! and 2. Her new book TEN goes on sale on September 18th, 2012!!


And their doom comes swiftly.

It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives — an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.

But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.

Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off the from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine.

Look at the reviews TEN is garnering!!!

"A scary gorefest of murder and mayhem, not for the faint of heart [...] a breathless read." (Kirkus)

"Agatha Christie meets Gossip Girl [...] in McNeil’s (Possess) throwback to old-school thrillers [...] has all the hallmarks of a traditional slasher flick, including imprudent sex, gory slayings, and dramatic revelations." (Publisher's Weekly)

Doesn't that sound thrilling!! Ok so we dared Gretchen to write a theme song for her book or one of her characters and sing it. Well, prepare to be amazified!!

Singer ~ Writer ~ Clown

Gretchen's YA horror/paranormal POSSESS debuted with Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins in 2011. She's also a former coloratura soprano, the voice of Mary on G4's Code Monkeys and she currently sings with the LA-based circus troupe Cirque Berzerk. Online, you can find her as a founding member of the vlog group YARebels where she's known as "Monday," and blogging with The Enchanted Inkpot and The Apocalypsies. She also blogs here and tweets here.


  1. My absolute favorite part was the 10 countdown! So awesome!!!!


  3. LOL Gretchen you are my new favorite person. That was so fun. You are a brave woman. And pretty darn hot too. :) Thanks for showing us all how a dare should be done. :)

  4. Gretchen I love you so much there are no WORDS.

  5. The whole thing is amazing, but the dancing during that 8-measure musical break was made of cool.