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The audiobook for The Tear Collector is going on a blog tour with Rachel's Random Resources. If you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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The Tear Collector by Shawn Burgess

Narrated by Lou Petrella

Genre: Paranormal thriller

Blog Tour Dates 12th - 16th January 2021

Publication Date: 31st August 2020

First book in a two book series

Estimated Run Time: 10.5 hours

Formats Available - UK Audible Codes

Type of Post Available - Review Only

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The misdeeds of our ancestors are debts passed from generation to generation. They lurk, hidden in the shadows, waiting for the right time to be collected. For the residents of Harper Pass—their debt is due.

When a young autistic girl goes missing from a small Appalachian community, the residents of Harper Pass descend into chaos. Brooks Raker and his friends stumble across the police investigation, and as they dig deeper into the mysterious events, the boys realize the fate of their missing classmate pales in comparison with the evil lurking in the shadows of the quiet little town.

With four boys who believe something sinister is at work, and an ambitious reporter breathing down his neck, Detective Holt of the Harper Pass Police Department must confront his doubts and follow the evidence. A chain of disappearances and suspicious deaths, leads Holt to the doorstep of the mysterious and reclusive Professor Wadlow who may know exactly what has come to collect in Harper Pass.

Can the detective and the boys work together to unravel the dark secrets of Harper Pass before those secrets devour them all?

About Shawn Burgess

Shawn Burgess has a BA in English from the University of Florida, and he focused on literature for his postgraduate studies at the University of North Florida. His travels have taken him to most parts of the country, where he often drew inspiration for his stories through meeting interesting people and experiencing unique places. Beware! If you find yourself behaving curiously within the crosshairs of his vision you might end up on one of his pages. In his spare time, Shawn enjoys travelling, attending concerts, reading, and playing golf. He typically makes year-round preparations for Halloween by building props and elaborate sets. Shawn claims Jacksonville, Florida as his home, but he has lived all over the southeastern United States. Many of his stories are set in those towns he once called home, or in fictional places inspired by them. He says, "I enjoy building upon the natural mysteries surrounding those areas I've personally experienced." The Tear Collector is Shawn's debut novel, but he's currently working on a YA Fantasy novel, as well as The Tear Collector's sequel. He is active on social media, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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Audible Blog Tour

Capacity per day as shown. Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

12h January

  1. Jane Hunt Writer

  2. c.isfor.claire_reads

13th January

  1. Coffee, Dogs & Books

  2. Booky Charm

14th January

  1. Lecari's Livejournal 2.0

  2. World Geekly News

15th January

  1. Rosie Writes...

  2. sharon beyond the books

16th January

  1. Zooloo's Book Diary

  2. The Pufflekitteh Reads,

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