Wednesday, September 3, 2014

ISWG, Tina Downey, Murcat Manor Synopsis

IWSG: It’s the first Wednesday of the month and time for the Insecure Writers Support Group. Like the rest of the blogging world I’m mourning the passing of an amazing and most supportive blogger and writer Tina Downey. 

Tina's motto was always “Life Is Good.” I’d like to add, if I could, life is also short. We never know how many days we have numbered on this Earth. Every day is a gift to be treasured. 

In Memory of Tina Downey: the A to Z Team is hosting a sunflower tribute on September 8, 2014 – Remembering Tina Downey. If you can knew Tina, or would simply like to participate, then CLICK HERE.

What Can We Take Away? Be good to each other. Kind. Tenderhearted. Forgiving. Longsuffering. People are our greatest treasured and resources. 

If there is someone in your life that you had a relationship with, and something came between you, reconcile that relationship. You’ll be glad you did, and the world will become a little better place to live. 

Murcat Manor Update: I didn’t finish the MS and get it off to my editor my Labor Day. But I’m really close. And that’s good enough for me. Wrapping up the ending now. 

A Cat from Murcat Manor
There’s no hurry as I’m going to begin querying and looking for a publisher. If I find one, we’re looking at Spring 2015 anyway. But I will be looking for reviewers and critique partners. So if the synopsis below sounds like something you like, I’ll make it available in a month or so. I have to say, it’s so much fun nd refreshing to write in a genre so different that what I’m used to. 

Murcat Manor Long Synopsis: Following the loss of their promising careers, Bob and Debbie Stevens embark upon opening a bed and breakfast. Their savings depleted and desperate for cash, Bob reluctantly allows his meddling in-laws to co-sign a three million dollar loan. He purchases a burned down property on twenty five acres in scenic rural southern Michigan and builds Murcat Manor. 

Rumors of curses and ghosts haunt the property’s reputation. But the history of two previous houses burning to the ground and killing nineteen people do not deter Bob and Debbie from their dream; raising a family while earning a living with one of the only bed and breakfasts in the region. 

During construction, the Stevens adopt thirteen kittens found in the rubble of the property. The cats are possessed by disembodied souls from the daughters of the witches hung from the Salem Witch Trials. Each cat possesses a unique ability, and together they bring terror and death to the guests of Murcat Manor. 

Each killing brings more cancellations, and Bob has to think of creative ways to bring in new guests to pay the massive debt. But the malevolent felines have five previous lives spanning four centuries of mischief and murder. They devise clever ways to keep killing, including leaving evidence at the scene for detectives to believe Bob and Debbie are responsible. 

Murcat Manor is a dark suspense thriller set against events that spiral out of Bob’s control until he has no defense against a seen nemesis with an unseen power. 

One Liners: Murcat Manor is dark suspense thriller about an average young couple who build a bed and breakfast that is victimized by thirteen seemingly harmless cats possessed by disembodied witches who instigate a cycle of terror and murder. 

A centuries old evil is unleashed when the souls of the daughters of those killed during the Salem Witch Trials find a new generation of people to murder at a popular bed and breakfast owned by a young unsuspecting couple. 

Spend a summer at a present day bed and breakfast called Murcat Manor, and you too could become a victim of thirteen gifted and malicious killers from early eighteenth century New England. 

Weekend Follies: Yes, the Weekend Follies return. It's a great way to forget the stresses of the week and laugh yourself into the weekend. Friday we will spotlight what else? Cats. Evil cats. Ninja cats. And cats of Murcat Manor.

Finally: It’s great to be back from a summer hiatus of blogging. I've missed you all. How was your summer?

Finally Part Deux: Oh sure, they look so cute and cuddly now. But this is exactly how the cats from Murcat Manor started out.