Saturday, October 29, 2011

Faeries, witches and demons, Oh My! Creepy excerpt from Eve Of Samhain

Happy Halloween, peeps!

Because the plot of my debut novel, Eve Of Samhain centers around Halloween, I thought it would be fun to share a creepy excerpt with you. Don't forget! You can purchase Eve Of Samhain for .99 through the weekend! Get your copy while it's hot and cheap!

The following excerpt is from the heroine, Ryann's point of view as she's being stalked by a demon. Woohoo! Enjoy!

After downing a glass of water, I ambled down the narrow hallway that led to my room, threw open the door, and literally fell into bed. I eyed the alarm clock on my nightstand with contempt before rolling over and succumbing to sleep.

Vaguely aware I was dreaming, I watched myself jog through the courtyard and across the busy street toward campus. My pace was impressive, and I smiled to myself as I completed the first lap in record time, continuing on for a second circuit.

Approaching the halfway marker, I noticed a dark figure lurking among the trees. Whoever it was went unnoticed by Dream-Ryann as she jogged. I swooped down from above and closed in on the ominous figure to get a closer look. Terror covered me like an icy blanket, freezing me in place.

The mysterious lurker was a man dressed in all black, complete with a trench coat that billowed in the early morning breeze. Except, there was no breeze. The air surrounding us felt unusually still. His coal black hair fell to his shoulders, and his skin was unnaturally pale, almost transluscent in the early morning light. Black, spidery veins crept across his face and neck, but it was his eyes that frightened me the most. A pair of sinister black holes stared at me. Two gaping orifices ready to suck the very soul from my body.

Dread wormed its way through my gut, filling every cell, every inch of me. Looking toward my dream self, I saw the fear in my eyes as I scanned the area looking for the source of my unease. How could I have missed such a sinister, creepy-looking character? I turned to face my fugly stalker and fought to pull air into my lungs. He trailed several yards behind me as I jogged toward my apartment. With terror-filled eyes, I watched as he raised a long bony finger toward me and uttered a single word. "Mine."

Book blurb:
As a college senior and server at Hanaford Park's hottest nightclub, twenty-one year old Ryann Pierce's plan was simple: work hard, make lots of money, and avoid the ass-grabbers at all costs. What she never planned for was Quinn Donegan—the living, breathing advertisement for sinful behavior that waltzed into her life.

With an angelic face, a hard body and a butt-load of charm, Quinn had a way with the ladies—a lot of ladies. Cursed with a deadly, addictive touch, his trail of indiscretion blazed across five hundred years. Tired and jaded, Ryann is a shocking revelation Quinn didn't see coming.

Filled with desire, yet unable to touch one another, Ryann and Quinn embark on a daunting journey, battling frustrating physical limitations while exploring their new love. In a race against the clock, Ryann learns she must plead for Quinn's life before…the Eve of Samhain. Determined to end her lover's suffering, not even the danger dogging her every move can keep her from her mission.

Make sure to stop by my blog this weekend. I'm hosting the Romance Girls Gone Goblin blog hop and am giving away a print copy of Eve Of Samhain as well as some other fun goodies! 

Happy Halloween!


Na said...

Ryann and Quinn's story sounds like an exciting one. They are so different and because of it I imagine a lot of sparks will fly.

mnjcarter said...

I have never in my 43 years heard or saw the word Samhain as much as I have this year. Maybe it's all the paranormal I read now, or the fact that I am actuall looking so many books up on the internet and finding about about so many different authors. As a matter of fact, I don't think I've ever been aware of it until this year!!

Love the sounnd of this book, kind of like a forbidden lovers thing.

Anonymous said...

The excerpt was chilling and erie. Perfect for Halloween and so is the price. Thank-you!