Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Mack Mulluncey to the blog today. Mack is the author of several books and is here to answer a few questions and share some information about Euthanasia. If this sounds like a book that you would be interested in reading, please use the buy links at the bottom of the post to pick up a copy.
IBP - Tell us about your new release?
Mack – Euthanasia is the story of an anti-abortion group (The Movement) that is plotting to kill the local abortion doctor. But, when you scratch the surface of the main characters’ motives, you find that they have more personal reasons for wanting to do this—reasons that have nothing to do with the love of life or children or anything else.
Meanwhile, the person who heads the group, Tobin Bartell, is simultaneously running a sect of The Movement that exists solely to harass women by prank calling them and pretending to be their aborted fetuses.
IBP – What’s your current guilty pleasure?
Mack - I have to admit, I love reality shows, especially the ones on Bravo. Right now, I would say “The Real Housewives” is my favorite guilty pleasure. I also enjoy watching shows about the paranormal and I’m getting hooked on “Paranormal Witness” lately.
IBP - If you couldn’t be a writer, what would you be?
Mack - I’m fascinated by birds and how they behave with each other, so I’d consider becoming an ornithologist if I could just focus on bird behavior. When it comes to the biology part of the job, I’d have problems since I was never good at science.
IBP – Do you listen to music while writing?
Mack – Absolutely! I find that music helps me clear my mind and it can draw out the emotions that I want to convey in my writing. Sometimes when I listen to music, I almost feel like I’m going into a trance state. It helps me to fully jump into character and shut out the real world around me.
IBP – Who is your favorite character in your new release?
Mack - I would have to say, the book’s antagonist, Tobin Bartell, hands down. It’s really a lot of fun writing villains and although I personally find him repugnant, as a writer, he really kept me on my toes. And despite his numerous shortcomings as a person, there is still some humanity to him—though you have to really dig deep to see it.
IBP – Did you know the title before you started writing?
Mack – Not at all. I came up with the title when it became clear to me that these characters really wanted to be put out of their own misery, and they thought that murdering someone else would accomplish that for them. Meanwhile, in public, they claim that what they’re doing is going to put the community out of its misery—which is not at all the real motivation for planning the murder.
IBP – Where do you get your inspiration?
Mack – I can really get inspiration from anywhere. Sometimes I’ll hear someone say something in public that turns on a light in my brain. Sometimes I get ideas from music, my favorite television shows, or even the news. And of course, reading other people’s work can often spark something inside of me.
IBP – What book is currently on your nightstand?
Mack – I’m reading a collection of short stories that inspired episodes of “The Twilight Zone”. I’m also reading The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce.
IBP - Where can readers find your books?
Mack – My work is available on Kindle, Nook, and Kobo.
IBP – If you could write with anyone who would that be and why?
Mack – I would need a Ouija board to accomplish this, but I would love to write with Rod Serling. He has been an inspiration for me since I was a kid.
IBP – Anything else you would like to add?
Mack – I just want to say that I appreciate anyone who has taken an interest in my work, taken the time to read it, and taken their hard-earned money out of their wallet to buy it. That means an awful lot to me.
She lies on the cold, metal table—clad in a loose, white paper dress—waiting, waiting, waiting, as her lover claims his next victim.
When Alex left the clinic that day, she thought she could move on from the rape that left her pregnant and the agonizing decision to have an abortion. That is, until the child she thought she left behind contacts her. Terrorized by mysterious phone calls and guilt, Alex feels her sanity slipping away as she becomes convinced that she must find the man who brutalized her to make a family for her dead daughter.
Anti-abortion crusader Tobin Bartell wouldn’t have it any other way. As The Leader of The Movement, when he’s not organizing protests or giving speeches, he’s orchestrating a campaign of harassment against women like Alex…and plotting to kill the local abortion doctor.
And Tobin has no shortage of candidates for the job: Paige wants money, Courtney wants love, Derek wants to belong. Tobin just wants it done…and it doesn’t matter to him who does it.
Life. Death. Murder. It’s all the same to them.
Euthanasia (78,000 words) contains adult language and themes. Please keep that in mind when considering this book.
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