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October 3, 2017


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Color Of Evil Series Boxed Set by Connie Corcoran Wilson

Color Of Evil Series Boxed Set by Connie Corcoran Wilson

Publisher:  Quad Cities’ Press (Aug, 2017)
Category: YA, Psychological Paranormal Thriller
Tour Dates: Oct/Nov, 2017
Available in: E-book, 725 Pages

THE COLOR OF EVIL series presents you with characters who live, breathe and die in small town Cedar Falls, Iowa. Tad McGreevy, the focus of the series, has a paranormal power, Tetrachromatic Super Vision, that allows him to see auras that tell him whether a person is good or evil. At night, in horrifying nightmares, Tad relives the crimes of the evil-doers. Eventually, becomes the target of a particularly lethal antagonist, Michael Clay (aka Pogo the Clown) who wants to eliminate the teen-aged boy. In three books, we witness the power of evil faced off against a good-hearted young boy who just wants to protect those he loves.

Beginning with the first manifestations of this supernatural power at the age of 8, the book quickly takes us forward to the high school years of Tad and the band of friends we come to know well. We follow their progress from their junior year of high school through graduation with danger always lurking in the background. As others have said, it’s quite a ride.

Begin the journey today with this specially-priced trilogy: THE COLOR OF EVIL; RED IS FOR RAGE; and KHAKI=KILLER..

"THE COLOR OF EVIL series is old-school psychological horror, artfully blended with new-school shocks and twists. Bravo!" --Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author, multiple Bram Stoker winner.

Praise for Color Of Evil Series Boxed Set by Connie Corcoran Wilson

‘The book has all the elements of a compelling mystery and an inventive paranormal twist. One must credit Wilson for treating her teenage protagonists with respect, as they face adult dilemmas and resolve them with maturity and grace."- Kirkus

"Connie Corcoran Wilson weaves a deftly fine scalpel in an age where a crude blade is more the norm. Her work is a smooth, subtle hybrid mix of science fiction, thriller, and horror that realizes a unique and pointed vision in the great tradition of Phillip K. Dick and Ray Bradbury. Her voice is a wonder to behold, at once dark and somber while maintaining a glimmer of hope that shines in the hearts of her heroes, who cling to the light. Like Stephen King, nothing escapes her discerning eye, the result of which is tale after tale that bleed life onto the page, both literally and figuratively."--Jon Land, bestselling author of the Caitlin Strong Series

"Wilson's characters come alive on the page. Comparisons to Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Philip K. Dick aside, Wilson has spent 33 years teaching students in this age range. She knows what she is talking about."--Gary Braver, author of "Flashback" and 8 other thrillers.

About Connie Corcoran Wilson

Color Of Evil Series Boxed Set by Connie Corcoran WilsonConnie (Corcoran) Wilson (MS + 30) graduated from the University of Iowa and Western Illinois University, with additional study at Northern Illinois, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. She taught writing at six Iowa/Illinois colleges and has written for five newspapers and seven blogs, including Yahoo, which named her its 2008 Content Producer of the Year.  She covers politics and entertainment and writes for The Movie Blog, and her own blog,

She is a member of ITW (International Thriller Writers) and a member of IWPA (Illinois Women’s Press Association, Chicago chapter), which awarded her its Silver Feather Award in 2012 and 2014, MWA (Midwest Writers Association), AWP (American Writing Program) and MWC (Midwest Writing Center), which named her its Writer of the Year in 2010. She has won numerous E-Lit awards, a NABE Pinnacle award, an ALMA (American Literary Merit Award),  Lucky Cinda competition and two IWPA Silver Feather Awards (2012, 2014).

Her stories and interviews with writers like David Morrell, Joe Hill, Kurt Vonnegut, Frederik Pohl, William F. Nolan,  Anne Perry, r. Barri Flowers, Valerie Plame, Allen Zadoff and Jon Land have appeared online and in numerous journals.

Her work has won prizes from “Whim’s Place Flash Fiction,” “Writer’s Digest” (Screenplay) and she has 30 published works. Connie reviewed film and books for the Quad City Times (Davenport, Iowa) for 12 years, wrote humor columns and conducted interviews for the (Moline, Illinois)  Dispatch.

Connie has three ongoing series: THE COLOR OF EVIL, HELLFIRE & DAMNATION (short stories organized around the crimes or sins punished at each of the levels of Hell in Dante’s Inferno) and THE CHRISTMAS CATS, which she writes for her granddaughters. (;;;;

Connie lives in East Moline, Illinois with husband Craig and in Chicago, Illinois and Austin, Texas. Son Scott and wife Jessica and granddaughters Ava and Elise live in Austin and her daughter, Stacey, currently flies for Southwest Airlines and flies from Denver, Colorado.

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Color Of Evil Series by Connie Corcoran Wilson

MY THOUGHTS:    First off, it seems like much of the beginning moved very slowly.  It was the same thing over and over.   I thought this isn't for me.  Too much repeating instead of getting on with it, but the pace picked up a little later. I found that this wasn't a read for the YA audience but for adults. You don't get that idea during the first part of the book.  It's centered in a high school setting..  I also found there were a lot of similarities to John Wayne Gacy.  Perhaps that came up in the author's research.  She must have realized this.  Was this a take off on John Wayne Gacy, aka, Pogo the Clown, the Clown Killer?   The author also would give descriptions in one chapter and then in another the descriptions changed somewhat. 

Who doesn't love a clown for a child's birthday, but Pogo the Clown( John Gacy was known at one time as Pogo the Clown) has evil surrounding him. He looks like your typical fun clown, dressed as such, but when Tad McGreevey saw him, he felt fear.  Why? Well Tad can see different auras around people, which tell whether they are good or evil. Tad has never told anyone of this power he has.  The ultimate worst color is the one surrounding Pogo and that is a greenish-gray.  What does this mean?   This isn't good for Tad.  The birthday party went fine but it's what happens after that will change your mind about the pace of the book.   53 days of nothing but violent nightmares, killings and Tad sees each and every one of them.   Who is committing these killings?   Are they just in Tad's mind and they aren't real?  Well, I wouldn't be inviting any clowns to any parties for a while if I were you.  This will take you for a ride that you won't soon forget.  You may even have those nightmares yourself.  If you do read, read during the day, have someone in the house with you and lock your doors. If someone knocks and you take a peak through the curtains, Pogo may be standing there.  DON"T OPEN THE DOOR! I was about to give up on this book during the first part, but once it grabs you, it grabs you and there is no turning back. Just when you think all is said and done, the villain is put in custody, Tad's nightmares stop, but - yes, there's always a but.  Eight years, all is fine.  Jenny, his friend shows interest in Jeremy and now Tad is wanting to be more than a friend.   That's when the nightmares begin again.  Why?  Is Tad seeing visions again? Visions about Jeremy, perhaps? 

The nightmares are giving Tad any information except, a crime will happen!  You get the feel you have it figured out and as you turn the page, you are totally taken aback.  You're wrong!  You only know that danger lurks, evil lurks and it is lurking in the entire town.  It's right in front of you but you don't see it. The suspense is building and you are getting closer to the edge of your chair.  I loved the way the author left you hanging with some questions to be answered, perhaps leading into the next book of the series. 

A word of warning.  This isn't for children, so take note and you decide if your teenager is up to reading this.  All in all, it's a good read even with the repititions, the changing of descriptions and some facts were misstated. 

I was given a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 4 CLOWNS.

Color of Evil Series Web Tour Schedule
Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus Sept 29 Review & Giveaway
Gayle Books Reviews Etc Oct 3 Review
Beverly's Book Blog Oct 13 Review, Excerpt, Interview, & Giveaway
Dawn Bound 2 Escape Oct 10 Excerpt & Giveaway
Angélica Amazon Review Nov 1 Review
Jessica JBronder Book Reviews Nov 8 Review
Shannon The Pulp and Mystery Shelf Nov 13 Excerpt & Interview
Donna Amazon Review Nov 15 Review
Cheryl's Book Nook Nov 21 Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway
Dawn Bound 2 Escape Nov 28 Review
Dr. Jacques Coulardeau Amazon Review Nov 28
Lisa Lisa's Writopia Nov 29 Review
Erica Bassgiraffe's Thoughts Nov 30 Review
Lorna Amazon Review Nov 30 Review

*This schedule is subject to change.

1 comment:

Teddy Rose said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed 'The Color of Evil Series' boxed set!