Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Fractured by Erin Hayes {Blog Tour + #Giveaway}

Hello! Welcome to my stop on the FRACTURED blog tour! Enter to win the EPIC giveaway and, please, enjoy your stay!

Fractured by Erin Hayes
Publication date: July 8th 2014
Genres: Adult, Horror

Blinded by a mysterious seizure when she was three years old, Bash Martin has managed to carve out a normal life for herself as an adult. Yet she still yearns for a deeper connection with her twin sister Lily, who has always been jealous of the attention their parents bestowed upon Bash due to her disability.

A dream vacation seems like the perfect chance to heal their relationship, but Bash soon realizes there is something terribly wrong with Lily and that her sister is hiding a dark secret. And when a supernatural fire engulfs their hotel and corpses come back to life, the sisters are plunged into a nightmarish world that threatens not only their lives, but their very souls.

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Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist, Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books, like the fantasy mystery Death is but a Dream and the sci-fi middle grade book Jacob Smith is Incredibly Average.

You can reach her at and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.

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How Reading has Impacted My Writing.

Hi there!

I’m Erin Hayes and I’m the author of the horror novel Fractured and a few other books across a wide variety of genres. I’m sci-fi nerd, a geek, and a bookworm. I’ve been a reader ever since I could read ”See Spot Run”, and I even sat by myself during recess in elementary school to read. If it weren’t for my voracious reading, I probably would have never written a single book.

Here’s why:

I devoured every book I could get my hands on as a child. From Redwall to Narnia and a Wrinkle in Time, I moved across universes and experienced different worlds. They opened up my imagination to infinite possibilities.

It was around this time that I started writing my own novels. While other kids played soccer or volleyball, I sat at my computer and typed. Pretty impressive for a nine year old, eh?

As I grew, my reading palette expanded as well. I learned more of the characters I liked to read. I learned how dialogue flowed and how different characters spoke. I learned story arcs and how keep the plot moving.

I took techniques from the books I read and combined them into my own. My books got more complex until they became what they are today. The best way to learn writing is to be inspired by reading. As I read somewhere, “Read more than you write.” I try to do just that.

I only took one creative writing class my entire life, and I was told that genre fiction like horror would never make it. If not for my reading, I would have stopped at that class and never pursued being an author.

So, here I am today as an author. And I have these different worlds to thank for their inspiration.

Thank you so much for having me today! Keep reading and be inspired with your imaginations in whatever you do!

Erin Hayes

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I hope y'all enjoyed your stay! Don't forget to enter the giveaway above and feel free to browse the blog! 


  1. I do think writing would come easier for someone who has read a lot of books - well maybe not easier but you'd be better at it for having read so much. And writing at 9 is def impressive. I'm always impressed at bloggers who are in 7-8th grade, even! Managing a blog takes time and patience that I would not have had at that age haha.

  2. I absolutely love the cover! And the book sounds amazing :)

  3. I've read Embracing her Wolf by Erin and loved it! It was so good.

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  4. Cover is really beautiful and the book sounds spooky.