Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Closed Front Door

What do doors signify to us? A closed door can indicate no entry or that no one is home. On the other hand, an open door can be beckoning for you to enter, usually at your own risk. By having a door on the front cover of a book helps to create a specific aura for this book.

My book, The Dead Game, reveals a closed door with smokey shapes curling around it. This door indicates that the house isn't waiting for guests or interested in any visitors. In this case, it would be wiser to stay away. Run far if you can.

Without heeding the warnings, the characters enter the deserted house to search for the players of the evil game. The house appears empty. No one is there to meet them besides empty rooms, dead bodies, traps, and cages hanging from the basement ceiling ready to ensnare them.
The red door on The Dead Game cover has warned readers that End House must be entered with care since no one is welcome.  The residents disregard the closed front door and the unwelcome silence. They enter a house full of traps and secret passageways. Only some of their group make it out alive.

What would you do if you were faced with a closed door to an eerie deserted house?  Would you turn around and run? Sounds like a good idea.

Unfortunately, the young residents of Oasis didn't run but stepped through the doorway into a deserted house with powers of its own. But who was running this house? Humans or vampires? Or maybe it's computerized. They didn't have long to wait before the house turned on them, causing them to flee for their lives through revolving rooms and traps. 
Who escapes? Who is lost to the house? The residents are trapped in a malicious game that they must fight to the bitter end.

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