Friday, October 25, 2013
SPRG series author A.S.Santos teamed up with Cyburban.org to create a Virtual Ghost Tour anyone can take in Intramuros, Manila (Philippines) starting Halloween 2013.
For fans (and future fans) of the SPRG Series, this ghost tour is your chance to experience being a paranormal investigator for a day (and at your own schedule!).
Here's the feature about it on GMA News TV, filed under "Dark Tourism."
If you'd like to experience this ghost tour,
click here for your complete "Intramuros Ghost Tour" kit.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The SPRG (Student Paranormal Research Group) Series -- the teen/college romance that is set in Manila, Philippines -- now offers the second book in this paranormal trilogy!
Book 1: Voices In The Theater
Voices in the Theater, she was still coming to terms with her secret: she could hear other people’s thoughts.
Transplanted to a strange country and estranged from her family and peers, she had to learn to trust others and, most especially, the voice that she had long suppressed—her own.
(Click here to read the first five chapters of Voices In The Theater.)
Book 2: Corpse In The Mirror
Corpse in the Mirror.
This time, we see her powers deepen as she realizes that she can now also see things through others’ eyes.
They aren’t much—momentary glimpses, really—but these are dark things. Twisted things. Things she can’t bear to watch. But since she is the only one who can see them as they happen, she may be the only one who can prevent them from happening again.
(Click here to read the first five chapters of Corpse In The Mirror.)
Corpse in the Mirror launches on October 30, 2013, but you can start pre-ordering from iTunes and Kobo.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Manila, Philippines (October 2013) — Student Paranormal Research Group (SPRG) Series author A.S.Santos is offering to deliver a highly informative talk about The Top 10 Things Teens Need To Know About The Paranormal during this Halloween month of October to high school students,college groups, and organizations who reserve their spot by emailing info(at)flipside.ph this September.
A.S.Santos is the author of the SPRG Series, a paranormal romance trilogy for college students set in one of the well-known universities in Manila. Beginning with book one titled Voices In The Theater (released last year) and now followed this year by book two, Corpse In The Mirror, the series follows Filipino-American Samantha Davidson as she comes to terms with her growing psychic abilities, and as she tries to find answers by joining her school’s newly-formed Student Paranormal Research Group.
“It was during my teens that I started having paranormal experiences of my own,” reveals Santos, “And in my current work with teens and new adults, I’ve come to realize that many of them encounter many strange experiences, too. They just don’t often know how to make sense of them.”
The SPRG Series has become the author’s way of helping teens make sense not just of their ghost experiences, but also of the other mysterious experiences that come with the territory of young adulthood: changing relationships with parents, managing priorities, nurturing friendships, and--of course--figuring out this mysterious phenomenon called love.
“All of our strangest experiences seem to happen during our teens,” the author says, smiling.
“One of my own personal experiences with the paranormal happened when I once used a Ouija board to contact a spirit. In response to my question, the spirit spelled out the full name of the person I was supposed to marry. At that time I didn’t know anyone by that name, but that same week a classmate told me someone from a neighboring school wanted to meet me, and when I asked who it was she mentioned the exact name that the spirit gave me through the Ouija board.”
(Before we continue this story, Santos gives us a warning: DO NOT ever play with the Ouija board, or Spirit of the Glass, or Spirit of the Coin. The author will tell you exactly why during the talk The Top 10 Things Teens Need To Know About The Paranormal.)
“My classmate asked if I wanted her to arrange a meeting between me and this person,” continues Santos. “At that moment I realized I was about to make a major decision in my life. I knew that if I actually met this person--at that moment in time, when I was only fifteen--I would always carry around in my mind the idea that this was the person I was going to marry. This idea would naturally influence my decisions,until, eventually, I probably will end up marrying this person. Not because of my complete choice, but because an unknown spirit had planted the idea in my mind.
“So I told my classmate, ‘No, please don’t introduce us.’ If I was really supposed to be with this person, then I knew we would have the chance to meet each other eventually. But at that point in my life, I knew that our meeting each other would not be good for me at all.”
Santos realized then that our paranormal experiences often have something to teach us, not just about life and death, but also about who we really are.
The author concludes that “This is what my characters go through in the SPRG Series as well. Because every kind of experience we have helps us become who we’re supposed to be.
“Even the paranormal ones.”
For more information on the SPRG Series and to read more about the author’s other real life ghost stories, please visit www.StudentParanormalResearchGroup.com.
To reserve an October talk schedule for your school group or organization (YES, bookstores, cafes, and radio show invites are also welcome!), please email info(at)flipside.ph with the subject heading “We want to invite A.S.Santos.” Schedules will be booked on a first come, first served basis.