Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Guest Post & Giveaway – Angeline Kace


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Today we are lucky enough to have Angeline Kace, author of Descended by Blood stopping by to give us her thoughts on creepy legends! Check it out!

Creepy Legends

If you've read Descended by Blood, you know there is a secret compound where some of the vampires live, called The Base. The Base is a facility provided by the government but is controlled by vampires. This facility is so secret that it has signs posted around the outside perimeter, saying if you trespass, you will be shot on sight.

Most of the things I write into my stories, I like to think are believable. Yes, we all know that vampires aren't real (or are they?), but I write the story from the point of view of a teen girl who finds out she is actually a vampire, and how I REALLY think she would act in the real world had that happened. But a government facility with a sign threatening to shoot trespassers on sight? That seems a little extreme, right? Maybe not in fiction, but in real life, yes, it does. However, there is a place, far out in the dry and lonely desert, that might actually exist.

This place, to me, has the same intrigue and speculation that you get from the spooky house down the street that you and your friends always thought might be haunted. You've never actually been in the house, but your friends tell you stories about how they saw the lady in white in an upstairs window, or how a friend of theirs, who was brave enough to sneak in and stay the night, saw a ghost.

For me, these stories of the secret government place started when I was a teenager. I worked in a medical office, and one of our patients worked at a facility out in the desert, but he couldn't tell us where it was. However, he did say they carried loaded weapons and could shoot people when they got too close. That right there piqued my interest. Where was this place and what was was so secret about it that they could shoot at people to make them stay away?

A few years later, I told my friend, recanting it like you would your spookiest ghost story. Well, they did one better and told me that they actually knew where the place was. This person used to work not too far off from that place and mentioned that they had seen the signs threatening to shoot trespassers, and if you did get too close, dudes with guns would drive up in white Jeeps. Freaky right?

So, of course when I needed a secret place with intrigue and fear, I thought, "Why not take that and make it my own?" Some of the best touches in fiction come from urban legends and camp fire stories.
In my research, I went online and Google Mapped the place where my friend said it was. And you wanna know the crazy thing?

There is a place, out in the middle of nowhere, that you can see on these satellite images. Roads wind in and around this spot on the image, but there is also something stranger. The image looks like someone put it into PhotoShop and used the erase tool to create a fake road and to white out certain areas around it. Like someone didn't want people to see in the photo what was actually there. Right in the spot of the desert my friend said this place would be.

So, is there a sign out there threatening to shoot trespassers? Can people really shoot you if you veer too close? I have no idea, but the creepiest legends are the ones that could be true.

Thank you so much Angeline for taking the time to stop by and tell us about this creepy legend! It seriously makes me want to find out where the heck that place is and look it up on a map!
 
GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!
 
Now onto the giveaway. We will be giving away an ebook of Descended by Blood, 1 Nook or Kindle skin, a signed bookmark and a nail polish! 

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This giveaway is US ONLY! To enter just leave a comment with a way to contact you. Giveaway ends at 11:59pm on Wed 9/14!

22 comments:

  1. I would love to be entered!

    Jen
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    Http://lratrandom.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love spooky, and I love this giveaway! Thanks!

    annettesspot (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. This giveaway is so great!!
    Amy Fournier
    alf421.af@gmail.com

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  4. Thank you very much for the chance edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

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  5. I live close to a government facility like that and I've always wondered what really goes on out there. There are so many spooky stories about even the desert that surrounds it! Thank you for the giveaway! Love the blog!
    misscrazej@gmaildotcom

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  6. Secret government facilities fascinate me! I'm always so curious to know what goes on there...

    I'm even fascinated by testing facilities too. The ones that are super secure. Really makes you wonder...

    amanda(at)lettersinsideout(dot)com

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  7. Awesome giveaway! I like nailpolish (and books of course :P)

    thriftshopgrrl@hotmail.com

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  8. OMG! I am loving that nailpolish :) awesome giveaway! please count me in...

    Diana
    lovelygetaway@gmail.com

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  9. Great giveaway!
    insanityisnormal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Soooo...you just reminded me of a CRAZY flipping story my husband has of this "haunted" old boys school that I lived near growing up...I'm freaked out just typing that!

    jacindahinten(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Thanks for hosting me on the blog tour Missy! ♥

    Thanks to everyone who stopped by and shared their creepy stories, too! There's just something about getting together with others and scaring each other that's soo fun! Good luck to you all on the Giveaway!

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  12. Awesome giveaway!
    secamimom@yahoo.com

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  13. I lived 2 houses down from that house. The kids always had a dare to go inside on Halloween and see who could stay the longest. As I kid, I swore I saw that lady - but alas, it was just an old curtain.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Keeping my fingers crossed...
    tweezle(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I would love to have a kindle skin and a chance to color my nails =) lol I'm enjoying the tour!
    Have a safe and great week!

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads
    TValeros18 AT gmail DOT com

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  15. I have been by a place like that in Wyoming, they are underground nuclear missle launch sites from what I understand. They do have the authority to shoot trespassers on sight! They can also pixelate google views for reasons of 'national security'. great idea to work this into a story.

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