Join me and win a prize! I’m chatting about my latest release, Tenth Degree of the Paranormal!


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Thanks so much for stopping by. To enter the contest, you’ll need to make a comment on this webpage so I can contact you and mail your prize to you. I’ll write the names from the comments and draw for the prize winners. The necklace and earrings are designed by J. Vamm in Historical Charleston. Other prizes are a $50 Amazon gift certificate, Tenth Degree T-shirts and cups, as well as other cool stuff like my books! The contest starts today, Saturday, May 17th, and will run until Sunday midnight, May 18th. You’ll be notified if you’re a winner via e-mail. The contest is officially over. Congrats to: Kim, Sarah K., Karenna C., Gina G., Sarah, Robin, Mel, and Rosemarie. Thanks to all of you who stopped by and made comments!

Tenth Degree of the Paranormal is a paranormal suspense with romantic elements. It’s actually a book that means a lot to me because I actually started it when my own daughter was twelve, which is the same age as the young girl in the book. It has morphed over time, with multi-layered themes, dealing with mother/daughter relationships, forgiveness, and the age-old battle of good against evil. I love when people read it and get what’s between the lines. It’s now out in both Kindle and hard copy!

Blurb from Tenth Degree of the Paranormal: Paranormal suspense

We thought the Cold War was over, but apparently not for Barbara and Tiffany Stevens in Tenth Degree of the Paranormal, it could be a battle to the death.

Whether a hunch, intuition, or something more sinister, Barbara knew she had no choice. Self-deception was no longer an option—comfortable but not an option. She knew each denial she’d ever made left a scar on her soul, each more painful than the last.

An epic battle between good and evil pits a mother who struggles to deny her paranormal powers against a megalomaniac intent on world destruction.

Barbara Stevens has always struggled with her inexplicable powers. Her unwillingness to acknowledge her pent-up abilities has not stopped her young daughter Tiffany from exercising her own powers.

Recruited by a group intent on honing and harvesting these paranormal powers to create a super race, Barbara and Tiffany are soon kidnapped and held on an island off the coast of Russia.

Suspicion soon grows that Tiffany may, in fact, manifest the ten highest paranormal abilities of astral projection, aura reading, bio-energy transference, levitation, past life regression, precognition, spontaneous healing, telekinesis, and telepathy.

If proven true, Tiffany’s abilities will trigger an opening to the gates of hell. But can this descent into evil be stopped in time?

Excerpt from Tenth Degree of the Paranormal:

The roar of surf pounded in Barbara’s ears, and the freezing salt spray stung her face. Rain poured down in solid sheets as she raced across the beach. Drenched, she felt a chill ice over her heart. A nameless evil lurked on the beach, insidious and powerful, and there was no doubt Tiffany was its prey.

Above her head, a thumping roar that sounded like a frightened heartbeat drowned out the surf. She paused in midflight to watch a helicopter appear out of nowhere. It seemed ready to crash on the beach. She held her breath until the rotors started up again, and sand blasted her face. The prop wash left her blinded by grit and rain.

The helicopter landed, and Barbara ran away from it. Lightning ripped the sky, while the thunder blended with the whirring of blades. She paused, trying to get her bearings.

Tiffany shouted, and Barbara looked around, praying she’d spot her daughter. They were angry. Were they mad because she’d used her powers? This crazy puzzle must fit together somehow.

She needed to think. Again, she heard Tiffany’s voice, but this time, her daughter cried out a clear warning. Before Barbara reacted, someone grabbed her, and she tumbled into the sand. Too late, she screamed.

I hope you enjoyed this excerpt from my book and good luck in the contest. The contest ends midnight, tomorrow, so make those comments now so I’ll be able to contact you when you win. Tenth Degree of the Paranormal was truly a labor of love for me, so I certainly hope you enjoy it. The King’s Vampire is now in hardcopy as well at Amazon. Both books can be ordered from Barnes & Noble.

Your support for my writing means a lot to me. Thanks for stopping by.


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42 Responses to “Join me and win a prize! I’m chatting about my latest release, Tenth Degree of the Paranormal!”

  1. Steve says:

    FANTASTIC, what an honor to participate in this wonderful event…

  2. Linda Sandewrs says:

    Having read the King’s Vampire- and even though I don’t read much in the way of historical romances – I enjoyed very much. I am looking forward to reading this paranormal suspense set in more ‘contemporary times’.

  3. BrendaStinnett says:

    Thanks so much, Linda. I’m so glad that you enjoyed The King’s Vampire, and I hope you’ll enjoy Tenth Degree as much, or more. I think you’ll like the mother/daughter aspect, since I know how close you’ve always been to your daughter!

  4. Rosemarie Kelly-Cunningham says:

    Congratulations and good luck with your new book ” 10TH DEGREE OF THE PARANORMAL” Sounds both exciting and intriguing. Did not realize that you started the book when Tiffany was 12 years old. Can’t wait to read how good triumphs evil and the strong relationship of a Mother/Daughter and how they protect one another with their intuition and God given powers…..God bless you Brenda! You are one amazing woman!

  5. BrendaStinnett says:

    Rosemarie, Right back atcha! Thanks so much. Even though we communicate mostly through phone or media, your support and positive energy has meant so much to me. You’ve always been my hero!

  6. Melanie Sanders says:

    I haven’t yet read “The King’s Vampire” but my mom enjoyed it. From reading your story of how long you’ve been working on this to reading the actual excerpt, this book sounds very interesting and I look forward to reading it after mom does!!

  7. BrendaStinnett says:

    Thanks so much, Mel. I think you’ll really enjoy it! I look forward you to reading it, too.

  8. Tiff says:

    Looking forward to reading the final version! =D

  9. Jeanne says:

    Loved the king’s vampire, can’t wait to read this!

  10. BrendaStinnett says:

    Thanks, Tiff, I hope I’m not giving away all your paranormal powers. LOL!

  11. BrendaStinnett says:

    Thank you so much, Jeanne. This definitely has some of the themes of The King’s Vampire, but there’s definitely some surprises and it’s in a contemporary setting!

  12. Jaime Westfall says:

    I will read your books as soon as Nursing School ends… I promise:)

  13. Patrick Comiskey says:

    Congrats on your book release, Brenda! We got the hard copy in the mail and I’m looking forward to reading it soon! P.S. I hope you didn’t kill off Tiffany in this book… killing off my lovely wife would just be awkward! 🙂

  14. Robin says:

    I want to read this now, if only to find out how much the story Tiffany resembles the real Tiffany! Compelling stuff.

  15. Sibeli Enciso says:

    Congratulations on your new book!!

  16. Sarah says:

    Congratulations on your new book! The passage was very intriguing.

  17. Kelly says:

    I’m so impressed by anyone who can not only come up with a storyline, but dedicate themselves to it and see it through to write a novel. That’s creativity and discipline I don’t have. Congrats and good luck!

  18. Sarah K says:

    This book sounds intriguing! I just gave birth to a daughter 3 weeks ago, and I have been looking for new material to read while nursing her. I will definitely check this out!

  19. Debbie Toepfer says:

    I really enjoy the mother/ daughter relationship in this book! Often times you just get the man and woman relationships. It’s exciting to have a aunt who’s a author and writes books I like.
    Debbie toepfer

  20. BrendaStinnett says:

    Thanks for all your kind comments. I can’t begin to tell you how much all your support means to me. And Patrick, you know that I’d never kill off Tiff in my book. She’s my hero. Deb, I’m so glad you liked the mother/daughter relationship. The romance is secondary to that. Tiff, I remember that Snoopy floating around. Sarah K., I hope you don’t start worrying about your daughter having paranormal powers. LOL! Kelly, thanks, writing isn’t easy for me, although some people say the stories just flow out. I wish! Sibeli & Sarah, thanks so much. Robin, don’t let Tiff kid you, that Snoopy was floating all over the place. LOL!

  21. BrendaStinnett says:

    Jaime, I can’t wait for you to read the book, and I am so proud of your becoming a nurse!

  22. Gina Cartwright says:

    I’ve once entertained the idea to write a book. I have several essays that were written in college and although they were easy reads they are more like diamonds in the rough. Good luck

  23. Brenda Stinnett says:

    Thank you so much, Gina. Those diamonds in the rough could turn into priceless gems! Never give up on your dreams!

  24. Kim Comiskey says:

    Brenda, I plan to take your new book on vacation in July. Last vacation i read 10 books in two weeks. Guess you can tell I don’t have much time the rest of the year. 🙂

    It sounds like a great story and I am sure it is as well written as the King’s Vampire was. I wish you lots of success with the 10th Degree.

  25. Brenda Stinnett says:

    Kim, Thanks so much for your support. I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed “The King’s Vampire.” I had a lot of fun with this one. Wow! I can’t believe you can read ten books in only two weeks. You must be really ‘thirsty’ for reading!

  26. Kim Comiskey says:

    I have always been a fast reader so that definitely helps. I wish I had more time throughout the year but between my day job and my cake making at night, there isn’t much time so vacation I cram it all in.

    Hope to see you next time you are in Texas.

  27. Brenda Stinnett says:

    Thanks, Kim, I’ll see you next time I’m there. You are a very busy, efficient person with all that you do. And a great cook and pastry chef! I’m sure you, Danny, Tiff, and Patrick will have a blast in Hawaii!

  28. Karenna Costa says:

    A new book? You are prolific. Good luck with it, Brenda.

  29. Brenda Stinnett says:

    Karenna, Yes, another book, but not exactly prolific, more like plodding. Thank you so much for your kind words!

  30. Shel says:

    Oh i’m so looking forward to reading ” 10TH DEGREE OF THE PARANORMAL”.. Please keep writing!!

  31. Brenda Stinnett says:

    Thanks so much, Shel. Somehow, I just can’t seem to help myself, and I can’t STOP writing. LOL! Remember, the T-shirts and cups were your idea!

  32. Kelli Smith says:

    Wow!!! That’s amazing. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  33. You’re welcome, Kelli. Thanks for stopping by!

  34. Gina Gotti says:

    Wow! I wanna get my hands on this 🙂

  35. Brenda Stinnett says:

    Well best of luck, Gina!

  36. Robin says:

    I commented last night, glad I checked because I don’t see it anywhere.
    I really want to know how much Tiffany in the book and Tiff are actually alike. I want to read it as much because of the intrigue of the names as for the story line!

  37. Brenda Stinnett says:

    Hi Robin & Tiff, I see both of your comments, as well as I see that you are both nightowls. I have you both in the Jelly Belly container. Will draw the winners in five minutes!

  38. Nancee Stephens says:


  39. brendastinnett says:

    Nan, Thanks so much for all your kind words. It almost makes me cry because your reaction was everything I hoped for in my readers. You really got me!!!! That is so awesome. Right back atcha! I’m so glad that we are friends.

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