Friday, August 16, 2013

{Book Blog Tour - Review/Giveaway} Wink by Eric Trant

File Size: 445 KB
Page Count: 275
Copyright: April 16, 2013
Publisher: WiDo Publishing
Twitter Hashtag: #WINK

Book Summary:
(As provided by the tour host)

A moving, fast-paced and incredibly emotional story about love, friendship and transformation.

In this thriller set in a rural Gulf Coast town, Marty Jameson finds refuge in the attic from his mother's abusive rages. But only during the day. At night the attic holds terrors even beyond what he witnesses in his home. With a family made up of a psychotic mother, a drug-dealing father and a comatose older brother withering away in the spare bedroom, Marty feels trapped.

Next door, wheel-chair bound Sadie Marsh obsessively watches Marty's comings and goings from her bedroom window, despite her mother's warning about the evil in that house. Evil which appears to Sadie as huge black-winged creatures.

Marty, emotionally torn by the violence and dysfunction in his family, is drawn to Sadie and her kindly mother. But if he is to save his new friend from the supernatural horror threatening them all, Marty must transform himself from victim to hero. And to do so, he must first confront what lurks hidden in the shadows of his attic.

Wink is a thriller that captivates readers and leaves them longing for more. Trant is a talented author whose character descriptions go far beyond the physical.

Author's Bio:

Eric W. Trant is a published author of several short stories and the novels Out of the Great Black Nothing and Wink from WiDo Publishing, out now! See more of Eric's work on his blog:, order directly from Amazon, or wherever books are sold.

Eric is an advocate for organ donation and lost his 18mo son in May of 2012. Eric and his wife courageously donated their son's heart, kidneys, and liver. The couple went on to begin a foundation to support organ donor families. Eric speaks openly about this emotional journey on his blog and the topic of organ donation is very close to his heart.

Find out more about the author by visiting him online:

Mandy's Review:

By the time I got around to reading this, I had forgotten what the book was about. So, while I was reading it, I was often thinking, "what the heck?!" This book was weird and freaky in a good way.

Marty is a quiet boy who stays to himself. If he doesn't, he is usually in the line of fire from his parents. His mother is out to kill him every chance she gets. And, let me tell you, this woman is psycho-crazy. Some of that may be from the drugs she takes, but I believe that her actions stem more from an emotional break a few years back. Marty's father's preferred method of abuse is to beat on him, until one night when Marty's father gets a taste for killing, then he sets out to kill Marty, too. This kid just can't catch a break.

Sadie, Marty's neighbor, lost the use of her legs a few years back from an accident she and her parents were in. The accident killed her father and left Sadie and her mother alone. Where Marty's family is dark and evil, Sadie and her mother are good and wholesome.

I enjoyed hearing about Marty's uncle, whom Marty used to stay with when he was alive. Before Marty's uncle died, he gave Marty some guidance on what to do when he needed help the most. On one of the worst nights of Marty's life, he remembers his uncle's advice and goes to dig up the required artifact ... which helps transform him from victim to hero.

I loved this story. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. The supernatural aspect was surprising, yet perfectly fitting. I've never seen good and evil portrayed in this way before. The uniqueness of it was superb. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys these type of stories. With the way it ended, I do hope there's another one in the works. I want to see what else is in store for Marty. Well done, Mr. Trant!

*An ecopy of this book was provided by the tour host for the purposes of this tour in exchange for an honest review.


I'm going to make this easy for everyone: Leave your name and email address in a comment below. A winner will be randomly chosen on Wednesday, 8/21.

Good luck everyone!


  1. Thank you much much for the honest and kind review! I hope you genuinely enjoyed it and found it time well-spent.

    - Eric

  2. Sounds like an amazing book! I'm Julia Asel Thomas, email Please enter me in the drawing so I can get to reading it right away!

  3. Weird and freaky can be very good in a thriller.



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