Friday, April 10, 2015

Clusters Blog Tour! (+$10 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Clusters
Author: TM Williams
Series: N/A
Pages: 290
Date Published: February 4th, 2015 
Publisher: AZ Publishing Services
Format:  Hardcover
Genre: Mystery 
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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Seven year old Olivia Baxter and her dog vanish while playing in the front yard of her family's home. After a week of searching, Olivia's body was suddenly found in the closet, even after the police had thoroughly investigated the home.

Ethan Franco is a troubled journalist working for the Washington Gazette. His inability to move on from the past has deflated the passion he had for his career, causing him to lose his edge. Frustrated with Ethan Franco, but not wanting to lose his once star journalist, Editor-in-Chief, Jameson Stone assigns him a story to cover as a last chance to prove he could be the reporter he once was.

Ethan Franco begins his investigation into the mysterious death of Olivia Baxter and other unexplained disappearances, believing there may be a connection in the cases. No sooner did Franco begin his investigation then he realizes he is being tailed by government agencies.

Large footprints in the woods, strange sounds, foul stenches, and a looming government presence become pieces of the puzzle in cases of the missing.

Inspired by real events, the author of the Bohemian Grove trilogy and the Apocalypse brings forth a story that has been kept a secret for over a century -- a story that a large group of people are still trying to keep under wraps.
~Guest Post!~
People go missing all the time. Some on purpose, some not. But, there’s been a strange phenomena happening in national forests around the world for over a century where people of all ages have disappeared under very unusual circumstances.
Some of the common patterns have been:
  • Huckleberries being in the area
  • The person is usually alone or last in the line of a group of hikers
  • There is usually a dog with them
  • The dog goes missing with them but returns soon after without their owner
  • If the person is found alive, they are vague on what happened or have blank memory spots
  • If the persons body is found, it’s found where it was least expected – often where searchers have already looked
I originally heard of these cases from David Paulides who is the author of several Missing 411 books documenting hundreds and thousands of these cases. If there was a chance that any of these cases were the result of foul play, animal mauling, or anything that could be explained even in the slightest, Paulides didn’t include them in his books. His thorough research over several years inspired me to write a paranormal mystery novel. 

One of the aspects of this is that I do come to my own conclusion in my book – but it by no means is the real explanation. Most of these cases are yet unsolved and we have very little understanding of what’s going on. My hopes in writing this book was to paint a picture of the realities of how grim and disturbing these missing cases are. To place the reader in the hearts of the victims and to hopefully spread awareness to a very real problem that many officials seem keen to cover up.
~Try an Excerpt!~
Just as Michael reached for the pot of coffee, replaying that scene in his head for the thousandth time, a noise from the back room stopped him. Claire was closest to the hallway where the sound came from and she spun around quickly, drawing her gun.

Deena shot up to her feet, her eyes bright with concern. “Who’s back there?” she whispered to the officers.

The Captain shook his head. No one was back there. Michael had checked the bedrooms just an hour before, like he had done every morning, hoping to find some missing clue as to Olivia’s sudden disappearance. Claire backed up to the north side of the hallway while Sean and Craig flanked the other side, their guns drawn as well.

The noise came again, clearer this time. “Is that a dog?” Claire whispered, her eyebrows drawn together in a deep V.

Whimpers filled the home, followed by – scratching? Claire narrowed her eyes as they made their way quickly down the hallway toward Olivia’s bedroom, with Michael leading. As they entered her room it was clear where the noise came  from.

“I think that’s our dog,” Deena said, wide-eyed.

The rangers all exchanged looks. The family dog had disappeared the same morning as Olivia.

Michael approached Olivia’s closet door and motioned for Craig and Sean to flank his right. He opened the door in one quick motion just as the frightened looking dog bounced out of the closet, causing Michael to stumble back at the sight inside.

Deena’s tortured scream pierced the air as she fell to the floor, crawling over to the dead body of her little girl, curled up on the closet floor.
~Meet T.M.Williams!~ 
T.M. Williams began her writing career by accident when a song inspired a story. Once she discovered the writing bug she couldn't stop. Since starting her writing career late in 2012 she has gone on to write several more novels, including two Amazon best-sellers.

She writes Experimental Fiction and Non-Fiction. She is also a freelance journalist, copywriter, and public speaker. 
The author will be awarding $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


  1. The intriguing excerpt is what I like best from today's post.

  2. I really appreciated the guest post section. Research makes any book better, IMO.

  3. My favorite part of the post is the "Guest post", enjoyed that, thank you!

  4. Frightening to think this has been gong on for so long with no real conclusions. I really liked the excerpt.

  5. ".M. Williams began her writing career by accident when a song inspired a story."
    I began my song-writing hobby by accident when I changed the words to a current song and sang it to 60 of my best friends (when the original singer backed out at the last minute).

  6. I enjoyed reading the guest post today

  7. The strange phenomena is certainly that.

  8. My favorite part is the author bio. Wish you great success.