Wednesday, June 11, 2008

House of Dark Shadows & Watcher in The Woods by Robert Liparulo

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing a double pair

House of Dark Shadows
Watcher In The Woods
(Books 1 and 2 in the Dreamhouse Kings Series)

Thomas Nelson (May 6, 2008)


Robert Liparulo


Robert is an award-winning author of over a thousand published articles and short stories. He is currently a contributing editor for New Man magazine. His work has appeared in Reader's Digest, Travel & Leisure, Modern Bride, Consumers Digest, Chief Executive, and The Arizona Daily Star, among other publications. In addition, he previously worked as a celebrity journalist, interviewing Stephen King, Tom Clancy, Charlton Heston, and others for magazines such as Rocky Road, Preview, and L.A. Weekly.

Robert is an avid scuba diver, swimmer, reader, traveler, and a law enforcement and military enthusiast. He lives in Colorado with his wife and four children.

Robert's first novel painted a scenario so frighteningly real that six Hollywood producers were bidding on movie rights before the novel was completed. His acclaimed debut novel, Comes A Horseman, is being made into a major motion picture by producer Mace Neufeld and his short story "Kill Zone" was featured in the anthology Thriller, edited by James Patterson.

Bob has sold the film rights to his second book, GERM. And he is writing the screenplay for a yet-to-be-written political thriller, which sold to Phoenix Pictures, for Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, The Guardian) to direct!

And his third book Deadfall. debuted to rave reviews!


House of Dark Shadows
(Dreamhouse Kings Book 1)

Dream house...or bad dream?
When the Kings move from L.A. to a secluded small town, fifteen-year-old Xander is beyond disappointed. He and his friends loved to create amateur films . . . but the tiny town of Pinedale is the last place a movie buff and future filmmaker wants to land.

But he, David, and Toria are captivated by the many rooms in the old Victorian fixer-upper they moved into--as well as the heavy woods surrounding the house.

They soon discover there's something odd about the house. Sounds come from the wrong directions. Prints of giant, bare feet appear in the dust. And when David tries to hide in the linen closet, he winds up in locker 119 at his new school.

Then the really weird stuff kicks in: they find a hidden hallway with portals leading off to far-off places--in long-ago times. Xander is starting to wonder if this kind of travel is a teen's dream come true . . . or his worst nightmare.

Watcher In The Woods
(Dreamhouse Kings Book 2)

It's not just the house that's keeping secrets.
Pretending everything's all right is harder than it sounds. But the Kings know that even if they told the truth about the bizarre things happening in their house, no one would believe them. They're hyper-focused on rescuing their lost family member before anyone finds out what's going on.

But when a stranger shows up to take their house, their options start dwindling fast. Why would he be so interested in a run-down old place? And what secret is he hiding--just as he hides the scars that crisscross his body?

The mystery gets stranger with each passing day. Will the Kings be able to find a way to harness the house's secrets and discover who is watching their every move before another gets snatched into an unknown world?

The Dreamhouse Kings Series has three contests that you will not want to miss...Dream the Scene, a weekly "Thanks For Reading Trivia contest, and the Dreamhouse Kings Street Team contest. There are also free bookplates that you can request, and a chapter of each book that you can download!

You can get all those goodies HERE.

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Come visit the blogs participating in the tour:

Adam at Northwoods Blumer
Alexis at Ramblings From Life
Amy at sprightly
Amy at My Life
Andie at frommipov
Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
April at Projecting A
April at Living In A State Of Constant Kansas
Beth at The Write Message
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brandilyn at Forensics and Faith
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Camy at Camy Tang
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Carol at Blogging With Carol
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheri at Kudzu and Koolaid
Chris at Chris Wells: Learning Curve
Courtney at A Mom Speaks
Dave at Dave Rhoades
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Dawn at Book Junkie Confessions
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
E.J at Sword and Pen
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Gina at Upon Reflection
Gina at Portrait Of A Writer
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jim B. at The Bedford Review
Jim T. at One Small Stone--CFBA Book Reviews
Joleen at timetotalk
Karen at Mommy of Three"
Karla at Ramblin' Roads To Everywhere
Kelly at Scrambled Dregs
Kim at Window To My World
Kimberly at QuiddamChickee To Save The Day
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Lundie at Lundie's Life
Margaret at Creative Madness
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Just A Minute
Michelle at Michelle's Great Blogs
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Mike at wide-eyed fiction
Nicole at Into The Fire
Pam at Mom's Mutterings
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rachelle at Stifled Squeal
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Sean at Bookmark Cafe
Shauna at Shaunarumbling
Stacy at Vader's Mom
Stormi at Mystery, Suspense, And God, Oh My!
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tamera at Tamera Alexander's Blog
Todd at A Place Called Fiction
Tracy at Pix-N-Pens
Tricia at It's Real Life
Nessie at Illuminating Fiction
Vicki atThe Savvy Christian Writer
Virginia at CeCe Lane


Jenny said...

It's up at

Michelle said...

Mine is up with a review of House of Dark Shadows included.

April Erwin said...

Mine's up at along with a review. I Loved these books!

David Meigs said...


Rel said...

Up down under with a fantastic in depth interview with Bob adn giveaway. Please drop by and encourage him :)

Ausjenny said...

i didn't get this book but have posted and about to ping.

Deborah said...

mine's up

CherryBlossomMJ said...


Anonymous said...

Mine's posted.

Pattie said...

Posted and pinged, no review since I'm new.

Kim said...

Posted with a review of each book, and I will post an interview with Robert tomorrow! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Robert Liparulo's books!

My kids LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the Dreamhouse King series!!

As excited as I am, I may go ahead and post the interview later today!

Stop by!

Adam Blumer said...

Posted and pinged.

Shauna said...

Mine is up with a review.

Nicole said...

Reviews are up on both books at

Ernie W. said...

Post is up and running...

CeeCee@Book Splurge said...


Michelle Pendergrass said...

mine's up, right sidebar! :)

Janna said...

Mine's up and posted with a double giveaway!

Pam said...

Posted at with a short review.

Deena said...

Posted with a review of book #1!!

Tara said...

My first post!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Sorry, running late today - it's up!

Kim said...

I went ahead and posted my interview. I hope you will enjoy it!


Karla said...

Mine is up.

Brittanie said...

Posted with review of book one and giveway. :)

Erica Vetsch said...


Courtney said...

posted at

Vennessa said...

Up and running!

Takiela, the redeemed sinner...not the drink. said...

I'm up...YAY!!!

Kelly Klepfer said...

Both reviewed at the Dregs and also posted with the links at Novel Reviews.

Tracy Ruckman said...

Mine's up.

Jim Thompson said...

'Tain't fare! Getting us all involved with a strong adventure story, then telling us to wait half-a-year for the next installment ... why, that's cruel and unusual! Well, maybe not unusual.

Gretchen said...

Love this series! Posted...and planning to have a review by the end of tomorrow. (My husband instantly snags any books from Robert L. now!) :)

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Info up on my Thursday post.

carla stewart said...

I've posted.

Ruth said...


Georgiana said...

My post is scheduled for 5 am tomorrow. Wow! Great books!

Cheri said...

Mine's up!

Abi said...

Friday the 13th. my review is up for all to see now.

Savvy Views said...

Up with a short review at Savvy Reviews

Michelle K said...

I posted on these wonderful books!!