Friday, October 4, 2013

"The Mound " Featured in Online 'Zine

The inaugural issue of Dark Recesses E-Zine is a one-page write up (a bit of self promotion, really) about The Mound and a hint at where we pick up the story next. www.darkrecessesezine.com




http://whorlbooks.blogspot.com/2013/10/mound-featured-in-new-online-magazine.html

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Whorl Books Titles Available On Kindle


You can now find Strange State, The Mound, and other Whorl Books offerings available for download to Kindle.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

REVIEW OF THE NOVEL BY AUTHOR CHRISTY ELKINS


The Mound is an exciting tale about the renovation of an old hotel, which holds many secrets. This haunting story draws you in to each dark corridor, as the spooky building literally comes alive. There were times during my read I found myself holding my breath, fearful of what might jump out around the next corner.


The Hudsons’ have a stimulating writing style, full of thrilling energy and cleverly spun history. Though there were times I found I needed a dictionary for a few of the words, this is only a reflection of my own limited education. This book is brilliantly constructed for those who love a fast paced, chilling story, with exhilarating action.

The Mound has it all, engaging characters, goose bumps, a battle scene and the satisfying sigh that comes at the end of a long journey. The high intensity of this story was impossible to walk away from and when the voyage was over, just like a few of the main characters, I felt changed somehow; victorious and extraordinarily invigorated.



The Mound is an exciting tale about the renovation of an old hotel, which holds many secrets. This haunting story draws you in to each dark corridor, as the spooky building literally comes alive. There were times during my read I found myself holding my breath, fearful of what might jump out around the next corner.




The Hudsons’ have a stimulating writing style, full of thrilling energy and cleverly spun history. Though there were times I found I needed a dictionary for a few of the words, this is only a reflection of my own limited education. This book is brilliantly constructed for those who love a fast paced, chilling story, with exhilarating action.




The Mound has it all, engaging characters, goose bumps, a battle scene and the satisfying sigh that comes at the end of a long journey. The high intensity of this story was impossible to walk away from and when the voyage was over, just like a few of the main characters, I felt changed somehow; victorious and extraordinarily invigorated.




Co-Author Signing at Full Circle Bookstore, OKC

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cullan Hudson, co-author of The Mound Interview

Catch a great interview of the author Cullan Hudson, Strange State: Mysteries and Legends of Oklahoma and The Mound, at Ghost Hunting Theories.   Hudson is currently hard at work on several other projects which are taking him here and there.  Catch him on his popular blog, Strange State.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

BOOK SIGNING OKC OCT. 7 - UPDATED

Join co-author Marilyn A. Hudson on Friday, Oct. 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Carriage House at the Overholser Mansion, NW 15th and Hudson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.   Autographs, book sales, drawings, dramatic readings, and photo opportunities are on tap for the event.



See write up about book in local news outlet here.

NEW LOW PRICE FOR THE HALLOWEEN SEASON

As the nights grow longer and the darkness yields our deepest fears, you'll be glad to know you can revel in all the chills this season has to offer between the covers of this haunting supernatural thriller--all at a special LOW LOW price!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

NEW LOWER PRICE!!

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY AT A NEW LOWER PRICE. GET IN THE MOOD FOR HALLOWEEN WITH SOME PARAFICTION AS A GROUP OF GHOST HUNTERS STUMBLES AROUND AN ABANDONED HOTEL WHILE AN ANCIENT EVIL IS AWAKENING!!

You can also preview the book by clicking the "Look Inside" link at Amazon!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Chapter Thirty-Two

     “Okay, Cookie, we’ll be running a camera over here,” Skyler pointed to where a bored Alex stood holding a camera over his shoulder.  “As you begin to sense the rooms, we’ll just tag along.  Don’t let us bother you.”
     “Oh, dear, you won’t bother me. Once I begin to read a location, I notice nothing but what the spirits and angels wish to communicate through me.”
     Skyler glanced sideways at Alex, “Well, perhaps we should begin then.”
     Cookie walked out into the middle of the hallway and placed a hand to her temple, “I’m sensing…a sadness here. It’s important that we all project positive energy. Then we can welcome the dear lost souls with love and light. We will guide them to crossing over, to complete their journey.” 
     God, my head is splitting! I should never have had that third martini on that layover in Dallas. I need food! Just let me get through this…just get me through this….
     “Yes…there is a lot of energy here. Spirits! Speak to us! We are your friends.” 
     Cookie began walking down the hall as Skyler and Alex trailed behind. She stopped at a room that had once held supplies for the maids on this floor. However, it was recently designated the catchall for old nursery furniture bound for an antique auction. Whimsical cribs, emblazoned with fairy tale paintings, now filled the small room.
     “What are you sensing, Mrs. Daniels?” Skyler noticed that Cookie had fixated on the far corner.
     Alex trained the camera on Cookie, as tears welled up in her eyes and her countenance became grief-stricken. “So much loneliness…so young….”
     Composing herself, she continued, “I’m sensing the pitiful soul of a child that has lost his way. Perhaps our love and energy will guide him home.” Cookie looked imploringly at Skyler, one performer to another, “Skyler, will you assist me?” 
     Skyler quickly crossed over to Cookie, making sure her best side always faced the camera. The two stood face to face, holding hands as the camera zoomed in on their awkward clasp.
     After a few moments, Cookie lifted her head upward and called out, “My precious lost soul, we are here in peace.  Listen to the comfort and love in my voice. Follow it. Let it guide you to whatever warmth and solace you seek. Relinquish your earthbound ties and soar free through the sky, following the sound of love homeward.”
     The floor shifted beneath them, sending the tiny rocker in Motion while a shower of dust and plaster  rained from the ceiling above.
     Skyler cried out to Alex as she shook the dust from herself. “Did you get that!?”
    “Yeah, I got it,” he said, coughing up the plaster dust. “But I don’t know what the hell I got!”           
     “Keep it rolling, Alex. We’ll edit later,” Skyler commanded before turning back to Cookie. “Mrs. Daniels, you’re the expert in these matters. What happened? What did we just witness?”
     Cookie, completely confused by what had transpired, could only stare around her at the fallen plaster. She glanced up to the ceiling where tiny spider cracks branched out from the light fixture. This had never happened in the old days when she and her late husband worked the medium circuit. She stammered slowly while her mind raced, seeking something to say.
    “Yes. Well. That was certainly interesting. Some-sometimes, spirits become…attached to a place.”
     “You mean it views this as its home? Does that mean it lived here once?”
     “Perhaps. Or it simply became lost, in a manner of speaking. Any familiar place can become a wayward spirit’s home. And just as we wouldn’t want to be kicked out of ours, these spirits can grow fiercely attached.” Cookie was actually rather proud of herself for coming up with that one. “Yes, I think that’s what we witnessed. The spirit was angry, fearing we were trying to get rid of it.”
     “Thank you, Cookie. That was…interesting.”
     Switching off her mic, she turned to Alex. “Let’s wrap it there. I think that was a great shot.” She brushed away the plaster that seemed to coat her whole body.
     The room suddenly reverberated with a metallic moan that had them covering their ears. Like a giant bellows, the ceiling expanded outward, belching a fresh shower of plaster and dust down on the trio.
      As they rushed to the door, a ceiling joist fell free, slamming Alex into the wall and knocking the camera from his grip.
      “My God!” Skyler screamed. “The video!”
     Cookie staggered to where Alex had fallen. Blood gushed down one side of his face and he was unmoving. She bent over him and listened, relieved to hear a heartbeat.
     “Get help!” She called to the reporter.
     “What?” Skyler snapped as she bent over to pick up another piece of the ruined camera. “We have to have that film! I gotta have it!”
     Cookie was astonished. It seemed the stories about Skyler were true: she was a careerist bitch!
     But to be so cold….
     “He’s hurt badly!” Cookie screamed. “My God, call for help!”

Friday, July 29, 2011

PURCHASE NOW

You can purchase your copy today, directly from createspace.com.  Shortly, it will be listed on amazon.com for even greater ease of purchase.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ON AMAZON

PRESS RELEASE

To view a media release for this title, click HERE

Monday, July 18, 2011

THE MOUND GOES TO PRINT

The long-awaited novel finally goes to print this week. Look for ordering details soon.

It has been a long road getting here, but we both hope you find it worth the wait--at least, an enjoyable summer read.