#BadMoonRising A Killer Strikes (A Shade Darker #1) by Georgia Rose #thriller #suspense

Are you a thriller lover? Today’s author is featuring the first book in her new domestic thriller series – look for the preorder link below. She’d never bring a haunted doll into her home – but doesn’t mind buying one for someone else. Consider yourself warned if you receive a gift from her! Welcome Georgia Rose!

Which Stephen King novel unsettled you the most?

Oh, definitely Misery. The setting, the intensity of possible discovery and in the film that terrible scene with the ankles that makes me hide behind my hands every time. Although as I type this I’m now thinking, The Shining… and both involve writers… interesting.

Would you buy a doll that you knew was haunted?

Nope, unless I was buying it for someone else. Because that’s the sort of person I am – haha! Otherwise, I keep haunted articles well away from my home. If I experienced any type of haunting, I suspect it would freak me out.

What is the spookiest ghost story you’ve ever heard?

So, I found this one:

Sometimes the very short ghost stories are the best, and this tale, from Reddit via Buzzfeed, tells the story of a father putting his young son to bed:

“I begin tucking him into bed and he tells me, “Daddy, check for monsters under my bed.” I look underneath for his amusement and see him, another him, under the bed, staring back at me quivering and whispering, “Daddy, there’s somebody on my bed.””

This sums up what creeps me out. Somebody who shouldn’t be there already in my house, and possibly in place of a member of my family! Shudder.

How do you use social media as an author? 

Extremely badly is the honest truth. I’m very good at sharing the blog posts of others on social media, usually Twitter, but never get round to putting out stuff on my own books. But I’m aiming to improve with the new series on the horizon. I’m trying to get better at making images and adding quotes and snippets of reviews to jazz things up a bit. Plus, I am trying to keep to a schedule to post regularly now in the buildup, and thanks to Terry Tyler I’m even scheduling some tweets. Yay!

Have you ever traveled as research for any of your books? 

Yes, I went to Edinburgh and gathered the research I thought I needed but, as yet, I’ve not finished that book. I was trying to work out if I could squeeze it into the new series but I’m not sure I can.

Do you regret leaving out something in the final draft of any of your books?

Yes, actually. I do use bad language in my books but only when it’s necessary. However, there is an assault in Parallel Lies and in real life the attacker would have used a really, really bad word and I held back from doing so. I’ve regretted the lack of authenticity ever since.

What are you working on now?

Well, I have the first two books of my new A Shade Darker series already on pre-order – A Killer Strikes (to be published 1 January 2023) and Shape of Revenge (to be published 1 February 2023) and I’m keen to get the third book up on the 1 March 2023. I am way behind on it at the moment though.

The perfect family… The perfect murders…

A family massacred. A village in mourning. Can anyone sleep safely while a killer is on the loose?

Laura Percival, owner of The Stables, notices something wrong at her friend’s house when out on her morning ride. Further investigation reveals scenes she’ll never forget.

While the police are quick to accuse, Laura is less so, defending those around her as she struggles to make sense of the deaths. And all the time she wonders if she really knew her friends at all.

A chance encounter opens up a line of investigation that uncovers a secret life. One that Laura is much closer to than she ever realised.

A Killer Strikes is a gripping domestic thriller. If you like character-driven action, suspenseful storytelling and dark revelations then you’ll love this exciting novel.

Purchase Links

Universal Book Link: https://books2read.com/AKillerStrikes

Goodreads: A Killer Strikes (A Shade Darker #1) by Georgia Rose | Goodreads

BookBub: A Killer Strikes by Georgia Rose – BookBub

Genres: Psychological thriller, domestic suspense

Formats: eBook (available to pre-order now), paperback and hardback to be available by 1 January 2023.

Author Bio and Social Media

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. Following completion of the trilogy she was asked for more and so wrote a short story, The Joker, which is based on a favourite character from the series and the eBook is available to download for free at the retailer of your choice.

Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre and its sequel, Loving Vengeance, has now completed The Ross Duology.

She is now embarking on her third series – A Shade Darker.

Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination.





Georgia Rose – Author | Facebook




64 thoughts on “#BadMoonRising A Killer Strikes (A Shade Darker #1) by Georgia Rose #thriller #suspense

  1. A Killer Strikes sounds right up my reading alley! I love domestic suspense and psychological thrillers. Congrats to Georgia on her upcoming release.

    And my vote goes to The Shining—probably because I only saw the movie version of Misery and didn’t read the book as I did with The Shining. The books are always so much more disturbing!

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  4. alexcraigie

    Loved these answers – and can’t shake off the boy under the bed scenario! I’m going to have a disturbed night. A Killer Strikes is about to make its way into my groaning Kindle…

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  5. Terry Tyler

    Lots to say about this, G!

    1. LOVE the ghost story. One of the most scary films I ever saw was when a young girl was babysitting and kept getting anonymous phone calls asking her if she’d checked the children. The most frightening bit was when the police responded to her, and told her the call was coming from inside the house… (it was before the days of mobile phones – was an old landline).

    2. I chose Misery too!!!!!

    3. You’re welcome re the scheduling of tweets – and I have taken a leaf out of YOUR book by writing a weekly schedule for myself, for everything, generally. (eg, today’s says ‘write 2 hrs, ironing, TWD post, walk!!).

    4. Going somewhere for research – the details you ‘think you need’. I did that for Lindisfarne – when I started writing the actual book, I realised I needed a whole lot more, so had to go back – have written about it on my post for Teri’s feature!

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    1. You know, I think I’ve seen that film too! It seems very familiar although generally I don’t watch horror because I did once when I was babysitting and didn’t sleep (or babysit!) again, for weeks… and weeks…

      So pleased one of my better habits has rubbed off on you. 😀 Nothing better than ticking stuff off a to-do list!

      Oooh, perhaps I’d better head back to Edinburgh… collecting the wrong information for a book collecting dust seems as good an excuse as any!

      I’m looking forward to seeing your post! 😀

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  6. Terry Tyler

    ps, that horrible word – if it’s the ‘c’ one, yes, I think it is sometimes necessary for authenticity. I vow never to use it more than once per book, though!

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  7. Hi Teri, Hi Georgia, you can buy me a haunted doll any time you like. It will fit right in with the rest of the doll crew. I don’t think you should regret not using a swear word in your book, Georgia. Lots of people don’t like swearing in books and people can insert it in their imaginations if they want to.

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