Thursday, March 14, 2013

Guest Post & Giveaway - Time Killer by Todd Thiede

[The following is a guest post from Todd Thiede, author of the new triller, Time Killer.  Check out all the other stops on the blog tour at the Time Killer tour page.  For giveaway details, see below.]

Time Killer is a unique mystery/thriller. It is unique in the way that nobody has ever written about a serial killer that kills people for wasting time. Sure there are books about many serial killers killing for different reasons. For instance a voice or voices told them to kill, their dog told them to, or even their god told them too. But I was never able to find a story like Time Killer in any movies or books. 

The time killer in this book is so self absorbed that he kills people for taking his time away from him. In the first chapter I let him describe how his life is affected by people that waste his time. 

“Stephen, I know you and your type. You don’t have a care in the world outside of you and your family’s own little bubble. You don’t think that your actions have any effect on other people’s lives. You see, Stephen,” he intones, “I once had a nice wife and a daughter just like you. We were happy, just like you; we had the perfect life, just like you. But you see, things are not always as they appear. Are they, Stephen?”

The story in itself can be taken as a life lesson. You should be more considerate of the people around you. Their time is just as valuable as yours. You never know what other person is dealing with and sometimes it might just be better to let them cut in front of you at the grocery store. Maybe instead of wondering why that person sped past you on the highway and you decided to flip him off instead of letting him in you should just sit back and relax and enjoy life as it is. Your life might be hectic, you might have a lot on your mind, but so could the person next to you. They may have it even worse than you do. I truly believe if you respect those around you it will come back to you many times over. 

Time Killer, does take his feelings too far. That is the point. He has lost his mind because he blames his life on others. He thinks that he should be compensated for what he has lost. He blames all of the time wasters in the world for all of his problems. 

If you want to read a truly gripping mystery/thriller that is nothing like you have ever read before. Then you should give Time Killer a chance. Check it out on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or where ever books are sold.

About the Author: Todd Thiede discovered a passion for writing at a very young age, creating personal stories in order to pass the time. His vivid imagination—sometimes too much so—is fuelled by what he sees in his everyday life. Todd resides in Elgin, IL with his wife and four children. Visit his website at or on Facebook at

The Giveaway 
OK, here’s the deal.  You can sign up for the overall tour giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below.  Up for grabs are three signed paperback copies of Time Killer as well as a $10 Amazon gift card (whee!). 

OR… you can take advantage of Todd’s special one-day offer.  For today only, he’s giving out a free ebook copy of Timekiller to anyone who posts a question for him in the comment section below and e-mails him at  Just send him the address that is associated with your Kindle, and he’ll gift you a copy.  And if you don’t have a Kindle, then request it in another format.  Either way, get on this puppy quick, because it’s an exploding offer!

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  1. On behalf of Todd and Book Marketing Services, I would like to thank you for hosting Todd on I Read a Book Once today. Todd will be by later in the day to respond to any comments and/or questions your readers may have.
    Please remember to enter a comment to receive a Kindle edition of Time Killer.

  2. I love serial killers and this sounds very different. I love the cover too. How did you come up with the idea?

    sherryfundin69 at netscape dot net

    1. Sherry,

      The story of how I came up with this is kind of funny. I was actually on my honeymoon 3 years ago and I had a dream. The dream actually is the first chapter of the book. This dream woke me up in the middle of the night. I couldn't fall back asleep and instead of turning on the tv or something and waking my wife up I wrote the dream down. Then I started to put it into a different perspective and like I said that is actually the first chapter. My wife still gives me a hard time about starting to write a book on our honeymoon but hey it is a great story.

    2. That is so cool. It took me a while to find this link. I knew I had saved it. Well, your wife can even think that it is because of her that you wrote the book. You did write it down because you didn't want to wake her. Now you have really peaked my interestest and I will have to bump it up my TBR list. Thanks for the reply. I love it. Have a great day.

  3. Sherry. you have it in your inbox enjoy.

  4. The book looks very interesting. I'd love to get a copy. Thanks!

    1. Forgot to put this:


    2. Thank you Ty. I just gifted you your copy. enjoy the read!! if you have any questions look me up at

  5. I think this book sounds like such a good read...I love a good thriller :)
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

  6. I just sent your copy Sarah. Enjoy the read.

  7. looking forward to reading this with my book club.

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