Book Tours: Starter Day Party Talking Walls and Cigarettes (And Other Dark Tales)


I’m happy to host the starter day party today for horror short story anthology “Talking Walls and Cigarettes (And Other Dark Tales)”. I’ll be reviewing the book later on during the tour, on February 27. Meanwhile, you can visit the other tour stops – there’s quite a few of them!

Tour Schedule

February 17th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

February 19th: Book Excerpt @ The Readers Hollow

February 21st: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

February 23rd: Book Review @ Star Angel’s Reviews

February 25th: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

February 27th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

March 1st: Book Excerpt @ The Book Gazette

March 3rd:  Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

March 5th:Book Excerpt @ The Book Daily

March 7th: Book Review @ Forever Book Lover

March 8th: Author Interview @ Editor Charlene

March 9th:  Book Excerpt @ 365 Days of Reading

March 10th: Book Review @ Auggie Talk

March 11th: Book Excerpt @ Hollow Readers

March 13th: Book Review and Interview @ Pretty Little Pages

March 15th: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness

March 17th: Author Interview @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

About the Book

Talking Walls and Cigarettes coverTitle: Talking Walls and Cigarettes (And Other Dark Tales)

Author: Erin Beck and Kelli Beck

Genre: Horror,  Short Story Anthology

Talking Walls and Cigarettes is a collection of seven dark short stories that deals with both real life monsters and those that dwell within us. A bartender still grieving the tragic death of her brother, shunning from her family, and the whispers in the street is visited by a man who appears out of thin air to offer her a way out of her own personal hell in The Salesman. A poor family is cursed by a mysterious old man in the woods and the children are at risk for falling victim to their parent’s unspeakable acts in Porcelain. The title story follows a man as he is tormented by demons in his own mind. In Homecoming, can a young woman find what she’s looking for years after her father’s abduction by other-worldly beings?

Author Bio

Erin Beck was born and raised on the mean streets of Chatsworth Illinois.  Every day was a struggle to survive, to overcome, to persevere.  At the age of twelve, she took up writing.  This passion for the written word saved her from such fates as teen pregnancy and tooth decay, that which have befallen many other great Chastworthians.  Erin is also the author of The Pursuit of Hair and co-author of Grabappleberry Punch: The Adventures of Mister Tennison Volumes One and Two.  Her influences include Kurt Vonnegut, Stephen King, and Christopher Moore.  Erin spends her leisure time tossing a ball around with her dogs and parasailing, and has on more than one occasion been caught napping in a box full of packing peanuts.  She is a drop-out of Hogwarts where she majored in English and minored in the contortion arts.  She has scaled the dark tower; she has trekked through middle earth; and she thinks cannibalism is a real hoot.  Erin now lives in the woods with her boyfriend and survives off of insects and pine needles.  She wrote portions of this short fiction collection on homemade paper and her own blood.

kelli bio picWhen she is not gold mining or globetrotting with her husband, Kelli spends her time writing, reading, and playing with her two dogs. Often described as “worldly” and “well-traveled,” Kelli is envied amongst co-workers and friends alike. She has a knack for reading minds and can often predict the future. Many people worldwide come to her for financial advice and money as she is the sole proprietor of the only money tree in existence. Her heroes include her father, Stephen King, and Albus Dumbledore. She has read the Harry Potter series many times over and is proud to share her birthday with The Chosen One. She has been described as a fearless leader, charismatic, even bulletproof.



One lucky winner will win a print copy of “Talking Walls and Cigarettes (And Other Dark Tales)” during the tour. Fill in the Rafflecopter form to participate! US/CA only.

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