Sunday, October 30, 2011

Spooky Moment from Mia's Books

Hi again, hope you're all ready for another shiver down your spine, here's another spooky excerpt from Mia’s Books, my paranormal novella from Beachwalk. 
Thanks and keep reading for a chance to win a copy x x

As soon as she put the key in the lock, Mia knew her ghost lover was in the house. The chill penetrated through the keyhole and into her jangling bundle of keys. When she opened the door, the frosty air swept out into the sunshine and covered her in its foggy breath.
She went into the hallway and pulled her jacket tight around her. The ghost had filled every part of the house, and Mia sensed that the entity was angry. Fear rose in her throat as she slowly made her way through to the bedroom to find the book. As she looked in, she saw pages and pages torn out and scattered carelessly all over the place. Mia was scared and pulled the door shut.
She ran to the front door to escape, but it locked in front of her. Mia froze as something moved in the chink of light coming from under her bedroom door. Was the ghost there? She shuddered as the corner of a page was pushed under the door and flicked into the air as if a gush of wind had lifted it. Mia watched as another then another followed and started flying and fluttering toward her, red, angry words screeching into her face.
Where were you? they read one after the other, Where were you?
Mia shielded her face in her arms and sank to the floor. She’d never meant to hurt her ghost lover. “I’m sorry,” she wailed. “I thought it was you!”
The pages kept coming in attack, and Mia was terrified. The ghost had always been so gentle before. Suddenly, as quick as the storm began, it stopped. The pages dropped to the ground and silence engulfed her. She waited for a minute before she dared move, then she started to pick them up and carefully put them in order.
She looked at the red lettering, slashing the pages like angry scars, and felt awful. She didn’t want to hurt the fragile spirit, but she didn’t want to be scared either. Sorrow suddenly overtook her, and tears ran down her face and onto the pile of paper. As Mia cried and cried, the tears splashed onto the words and the ink ran, spoiling the angry phrasing. Mia couldn’t stop, and she just let herself go, heaving and wailing. She couldn’t even be sure of why she was crying, but somewhere deep inside it felt right.
As she watched, the red ink pooled together into new forms. Kneeling, Mia held her breath as hundreds of roses came into bloom around her. Around each flower came a new message, I’m sorry, Mia.
Mia picked up the pages and held them to her breast. “I only try to do what you ask,” she whispered into the tattered paper.
The pieces of the book lost their energy once more, and the presence left. She heard the tub running and went through to investigate. The bathroom was aglow with candles and a glorious bubble bath was being filled for her. Mia inhaled the scent of rose petals and lavender and peeled off her clothes...

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Ghost lover or mortal—can Mia have both?
Mia has a big problem. She is in love with two people, and one of them happens to be a ghost. After a late night seduction in a deserted library, Mia brings home a haunted book. The book contains a ghost which instructs her to seduce strangers on its behalf. Mia falls in love with one of her conquests and finds herself in a romantic tangle. Can she keep both her lovers, or will she have to choose?
Content Warning: graphic sexual content


Debby said...

It does make a shiver run down the spine. Great job!
debby236 at gmail dot com

Na said...

I don't know how I would feel having a ghost around, but I don't mind experiencing it from Mia's shoes.

Kaylie Newell said...

Hi Tabitha! Mia's books looks SO good :)

Tabitha Rayne said...

Thank you for your wonderful comments, I loved writing this bit of the story. I'm loving this spooky blog fest too x x