It’s that time of the year again! Welcome to #Coffinhop @CoffinHop Day 7

Phew, I made it! I’ve been waiting for this tour for a year now! And it’s with utmost excitement that I welcome you to my blog, and encourage you to visit http://coffinhop.com/ to see the list of all the participants.

81wNCS9WHzL._SL1500_I started my writing journey with these folks, and have grown since then… Just a little, I admit, but enough to have published two books. The first one, Stories from the Underworld, is an anthology of horror short stories. The second one, that will be released in November, is called 32 Seconds, and while using some horror elements, is a psychological YA paranormal novel. 32secondsfinalcover.jpg

Halloween is around the corner! The spooky and scary comes in many shapes and forms. To me, nothing is scarier than insanity. The world can collapse around me, and all material things can disappear, if I lose my mind, I’m done. Therefore, as a teaser for your taste buds to celebrate the release of 32 Seconds, I will focus my blog tour posts on insanity.

At the end of each post, please write a comment and tell me what scares you the most to be entered into the list of contestants to my Halloween raffle (don’t forget to put your name and email so I can get in touch with you once the tour is over)! The three lucky winners (with the scariest answers!) will each receive an autographed copy of 32 Seconds and the first prize is a $25 Amazon gift card!

Hop on! The tour has begun!

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Day 7 – Sociopathy

A sociopath suffers from an antisocial (or dissocial) personality disorder, which is characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for, or violation of, the rights of others. There may be an impoverished moral sense or conscience and a history of crime, legal problems, and impulsive and aggressive behavior.

Sociopathy and psychopathy are used as interchangeable terms, but social factors and the environment create sociopaths, whereas psychopaths are subject not only to environmental, but also genetic, biological and psychological factors, which make them the ultimate killing machines!

Silence of the Lambs (1991) is a great example of a psychopath – Hannibal Lecter. American Psycho is another one.

Sociopaths are hidden among us. They disregard others’ feelings, show a lack of remorse or shame, manipulative behavior, unchecked egocentricity, and the ability to lie in order to achieve one’s goals. They’re outwardly calm, but every once in a while, snap and demonstrate an extremely violent behavior.

And guess what, contrary to the public opinion, Sherlock Holmes isn’t a sociopath. 🙂

Basically, if you’re a sociopath, you can’t feel like normal people do and you’re a compulsive liar. It’s as simple as that.

Tomorrow is the last day of the hop! And our topic will be addiction.

Happy hop!

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32 Seconds by Johanna K. Pitcairn

To the average onlooker, the city of Los Angeles represents glitz, glamour, and the celebrity lifestyle. But to seventeen-year-old Julie Jones, the city is a vast host of problems she’s longing to get away from. The latest? An unfortunate disagreement with her ex-boyfriend Mark—one that could land her in some serious hot water.

So rather than face the troubles that torment her, Julie decides to run away from her old life and start fresh somewhere new. But her parents aren’t on board with the plan, and she soon finds her bank accounts frozen and her wallet empty.

With just seventy-five dollars and a full tank of gas, the troubled teen is far too stubborn to turn around and head home. So what’s a girl to do?

What Julie doesn’t know is that her travels are about to take her somewhere unexpected—a place where she’ll be forced to come face to face with the ghosts of her past in order to secure her future.

A tale of redemption, hope, and freedom lost and found, 32 Seconds is a thought-provoking exploration into the human spirit and the nature of forgiveness.

10 thoughts on “It’s that time of the year again! Welcome to #Coffinhop @CoffinHop Day 7

  1. Lori Joyce Parker (@BookwormPOV)

    I am afraid of the dark – Enter your comment here…a strange phobia, but I have never had 20:20 vision. To be literal, I am blind. My sight decreases almost every day, so darkness truly stalks me, an enemy I cannot outwitt. bookwormpov (at) gmail (dot) com

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  2. KK Ghost Writer

    I recently watched a program on the discovery channel of an experiment to see whether a person had sociopathic or psychopathic tendencies. They tested a whole room of people, about 100, at the beginning of a cocktail party function in the evening. Then without revealing the results they asked each person tested to pick people they thought were displaying sociopathic/psychopathic tendencies at the end of the evening.
    At the end of the night they revealed the answers. It was uncanny how many people displayed these tendencies. Ironically enough the people who actually tested positive for a high tendency towards these disorders were the ones least picked by the remainder. Just shows you that “normal” masks so much. You can’t always tell. That was very scary.

    Great post.
    – Kim 🙂

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