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Saturday, October 15, 2011

A "Scary" Scene from my novel...Birthright (Happy Halloween!)


Horror Web Tour

October 24-31, 2011

What better month than October for horror writers to crawl out of their coffins and spread the Halloween spirit!

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Click on the links below to participating authors' websites. Each author has a contest to enter on their site.

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the gory details:

1) HAVE A SPOOKY FUN TIME!

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3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, October 24, 2011 at Midnight (PST)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, October 31, 2011 at Midnight (PST)
Winners will be drawn and posted November 1, 2011

4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH THE AUTHORS! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY SITE'S CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!

5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL SITES IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. THE MORE SITES YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES.

6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE A SPOOKY FUN TIME?

And to further scare you to bits, a scene from my novel, Birthright. Leave a comment with your email and I will pick three to be in the sequel! Good Luck!


Arriving back at the house, Mr Bennet stopped abruptly just outside the door front. “Something’s wrong; something or someone is here I can feel it.” He went inside and frantically began to search each room. “Candra, stay outside, it’s not safe in here,” he shouted, rushing upstairs, but I didn’t listen and followed him inside.
I walked in and found a stranger, a woman, standing like a statue by the stairs. Her clothes were torn and she swayed slightly from side to side. She looked distressed so I approached her slowly, trying to keep calm. She was breathing oddly; her diaphragm contracted awkwardly, as if laboring, when she inhaled and she looked dazed.
“Um, are you ok? How did you get in?” I watched her nervously as she turned her head slowly and looked right through me. Her eyes were lifeless and they were as dark as the night… like the child I saw in my vision. My heart thumped, self-preservation kicked in. Without outwardly showing the panic I was feeling, I started to inch myself backwards. The corners of her mouth curved upwards showing her fangs and her breathing rapidly changed. She started to pant very fast, almost convulsing as she sniffed the air, drool overflowed from her lips as she hissed, then leapt. I screamed out in terror as I hit the floor. She was now on top of me and grabbed my head pulling it upward toward her mouth.
With all my might, I punched her in the face and she fell to the side; quickly, I got up and ran for the front door. A loud growl came from behind me. Deep from within, my strength of character bubbled to the surface, the will to live still stronger than my will to die. My hand was within inches of the hall table and in one-fell-swoop I grabbed its leg, throwing the table at her, and ran. Within seconds, she had taken hold of me and held me fast by the neck.
“Hey, Candra… want to be blood sisters? No, I didn’t think you would, but we’ve almost known each other for so long I would think you might care that I’m hungry.”
I was nauseated. My mouth went dry as I tried to speak. “I remember you. You were the waitress at the diner,but I saw you the other day.”
She laughed at my words and her response held a note of impatience. “You were always such a loner, too good for the rest of us, a Rosewood, but right now I’ve got better things to do than talk to you. I’m hungry, starving in fact.”
“You’ll make my family angry if you kill me and I’m sure you wouldn’t want to deal with them, now would you?”
She wasn’t listening to me. She eyed me up and down just like a tasty morsel, ready to be eaten. “What do I care? When I am finished with you, then you can…” A guttural laugh came from deep within her as she said, “be with your parents.”
She held my throat so tight that just trying to take in a breath was difficult. “You’re hurting me.”
“Hurting you? That is my intention, Candra; this is what hunters call sport. I’m having fun watching you struggle. It makes your blood more pleasing, dinner should be a pleasure, not boring.” She exposed her fangs, moving in for the kill.
“Stop!” Mr Bennet stood at the top of the stairs. He had a huge crossbow with an arrow in place and aimed straight for her heart.
She hunched her shoulders and hissed loudly.
“You want to kill me so you can have her all for yourself, but we can share if you wish, I don’t mind.” Her fangs were resting on my throat when the arrow pierced her body. She arched, her head falling backwards. She clutched the stainless steel-tipped arrow jutting out from her chest. I will never forget the look of surprise on her face when she burst into flames. I scooted away from the vampire. Fire consumed her until she became nothing but a pile of burning embers smoldering on the floor.

23 comments:

  1. Very cool blog and I your book sounds awesome :) Happy Blog hopping.

    Dom

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  2. Thanks Dominique! Happy hopping to you too!

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  3. Nik Caesar Scary.art@gmail.com, www.scary-art.com, look forward to reading you!

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  4. Cool website! Thanks for participating on my blog!

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  5. Oh I love your blog, Sue! Great story excerpt also! Tense and creepy at the same time.

    I see you are on Goodreads as well! Sending a friend req your way.

    Happy blog hopping!

    Rae
    Rachel@Raelori.com

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  6. Nice blog and a nice little scene. Good luck with that and all your writing.
    renee@reneepawlish.com
    Renee a fellow hop-hoster :)

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  7. Great scene, Sue. Can't wait for the rest!
    Keep on hippity Hopping.

    Axel ;)

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  8. Awesome blog! And love the story!! Here is my email: jbtailspun9@gmail.com

    Happy Hallowdays!! - Joseph

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  9. excellent!
    sue is a great writer and artist!
    fabulous work.
    xxx
    carole

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  10. Chilling scene Sue.
    Your book sounds brilliant!
    Going to check out your artwork too.
    Nice meeting you on The Coffin Hop. :)

    - Kim
    My coffin is @ Wrestling the Muse

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  11. I thought I had entered....

    Johanna

    themanicheans@gmail.com

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  12. Menacing and nerve-jangling excerpt.

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  13. Ze tingling of the spine! That is a good thing. You do it so well, my friend!

    Blaze

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  14. You are too nice Blaze, thank you and thank you to everyone who left a comment and their email. I will be in touch with you as to who I have chosen to be in Birthrights sequel!

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  15. Good stuff!! Really enjoyed the read!!

    Erik

    balitiger at yahoo dot com

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  16. I am adding Birthright to my TBR list. BTW I love your header!!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win

    JenniferSmith.ga (at) gmail (dot) com

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  17. Wow Jen, thank you! You won't be disappointed I promise you that on Birthright.

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  18. Hello, Sue. How have you been? Sorry for the delay in getting here this week. I'm going through the list in order and I know I'll be busy catching up all weekend. Thanks for the excerp.
    Happy coffin hopping.

    -Jimmy

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  19. Love the blog...wallpaper is so cool. Having a great time Coffin Hopping & meeting new authors Birthright sounds fantastic..gonna have to read that!
    Happy Holloween!
    BOO!!!
    sandym1959@gmail.com

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  20. Thank you for the excerpt, crossbows are my weapon of choice when hunting vampires as well. :)

    fear.in.words@me.com

    Happy Halloween!

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  21. Happy Halloween! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    shadowluvs2read(at)aol(dot)com

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  22. Fellow dark fiction writer coffin hopping while hungry and waiting for hubby to come home for dinner. LOL

    Nora B. Peevy
    nora at norabpeevy dot com

    Hop on by and lurk awhile on my blog. Check out an interview with Ellen Datlow, some awesome pumpkins and a few black cat photos.

    -Nora
    http://norabpeevy.blogspot.com/

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