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Voices in My Head… End of the Road @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

Recap from last week's snippet: Cecilia returns to the study after making a cup of tea to read her father's journal and finds the book open to a page where her father had written an eerie message. She's spooked at first since she doesn't remember leaving the journal open, but the only other person in the house is her mother and her mother is asleep upstairs. She finally brushes the unease aside and sits down to read the journal from the beginning.

***The story is in the very early stages and has not been edited.

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Twenty minutes later she happened upon an entry that made her blush, an entry about her mother, private thoughts that were never meant for her to read. The tabloids had it right; Lars at one time did have the extreme hots for Phoebe Keddie. Too bad their personalities clashed. As much as their love affair proved a favorite pastime for the fans, their fights in public were legendary and sold more newspaper and magazine copies. If two people shouldn't have hooked up, it was these two, but then she wouldn't be sitting here contemplating the lists of reasons why her parents shouldn't have married.

"Despite your love/hate relationship," she said out loud, "you did have something in common: Your ferocious passion for music."

"We had you, too."

"Yeah, but—" She halted her words in mid-sentence as she realized she actually heard a man's voice. She whirled around expecting to find an intruder standing behind her, but of course, no one stood there and yet she couldn't tear her gaze away for one long moment.

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Unofficial Blurb for End of the Road

Lars Gunner, the frontman for Silent Plaids, died 23 years ago and is trapped in limbo until his daughter, Cecilia, unearths his journal and is able to see him. His death was ruled an unfortunate accident, but he's convinced it had to be murder despite the fact he can't recall what happened in his last moments of life. Cecilia seeks the help from Kaleb, a psychic, but as they resurrect the past, the secrets and lies surrounding Lar's rock and roll life just may be the death of them too.

If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

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A Premonition … End of the Road @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

Recap from last week's snippet: Cecilia found her father's journal hidden beneath a floorboard and placed it on the desk in hopes of reading it later. She turned away but a sound startled her and she whirled around in surprise.

The story is in the very early stages and has not been edited.

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She found the journal had fallen and lay at her feet, opened to a page where a slip a paper rested within the crease. She leaned down and reached for the note and unfolded it. The first lines seemed to jump out at her, making her feel dizzy and queasy as if she'd indulged in her mother's stash. "What the hell?" She stood and read the lines again.

I don't fear the reaper. It's the humans with death in their eyes that scare me shitless. If you're reading this, death found me when my back was turned.

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That's all for now. Only 8 sentences, but thought it was a good place to end this snippet. 🙂  So... was this a premonition or brooding lyrics to one of her dad's songs. He did jot down song lyrics in the journal? What do you think?

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Unofficial Blurb for End of the Road

Lars Gunner, the frontman for Silent Plaids, died 23 years ago and is trapped in limbo until his daughter, Cecilia, unearths his journal and is able to see him. His death was ruled an unfortunate accident, but he's convinced it had to be murder despite the fact he can't recall what happened in his last moments of life. Cecilia seeks the help from Kaleb, a psychic, but as they resurrect the past, the secrets and lies surrounding Lar's rock and roll life just may be the death of them too.

If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

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Hidden treasures…End of the Road @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

Last week recap: Cecilia knocked down the guitars in the walk-in closet and was putting them back in order when she realized a floorboard had come loose. She could see something hidden beneath it.

Now for the snippet.

This story is a WIP. The story is in the very early stages and has not been edited.

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She slipped out her phone from her pocket of her jeans and used the flashlight to see what had been secreted away beneath the floorboards before she stuck her hand down there to retrieve it. Creepy crawly things could be lurking beneath there for all she knew. However, a second later all thoughts of spiders and other creatures had slipped her mind once she could identify the object as a book. Her fingers curled around the binding and snatched it from its hiding place.

She sat down crossed legged and brushed the dusty film away from the front cover before she flipped through the pages to glance at the contents, which appeared to be handwritten in blue ink. She was about to flip through it again at a slower pace when a photograph fell out from its confines and landed face down beside her knee. She reached for it and turned it over. A chubby-cheeked and all eyes toddler stared back at her and it took her a second more to realize she stared at a photograph of herself. She was probably about two years old here. Her gaze riveted to the book again.

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Could this be her father's journal? What do you think?

Love to hear your feedback.

Unofficial Blurb for End of the Road

Lars Gunner, the frontman for Silent Plaids, died 23 years ago and is trapped in limbo until his daughter, Cecilia, unearths his journal and is able to see him. His death was ruled an unfortunate accident, but he's convinced it had to be murder despite the fact he can't recall what happened in his last moments of life. Cecilia seeks the help from Kaleb, a psychic, but as they resurrect the past, the secrets and lies surrounding Lar's rock and roll life just may be the death of them too.

If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday

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Gone Ghost Hunting @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

I'm  ghost hunting with the Strange Escape crew aboard the RMS Queen Mary so no snippet post this weekend. Don't worry, I'll be back next week with another snippet from End of the Road. Please, stop by then.

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Earth Day Celebration! @amazon @KMNbooks

SoulTaker_KarenMichelleNutt_final_smallFor one day only Soul Taker will be listed for 99 cents! Enjoy and eBook on your favorite eReader or on your PC or Mac.
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My Gift To You! @KMNbooks @amazon #Free #Kindle

Lost in the Mist of Time is free at Amazon for Dec. 23rd and Dec. 24th only! So grab your copy while it lasts! Enjoy and have a very happy Christmas!
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Blurb:

Aislinn Hennessy pens tales of courage, loyalty, and true love, but her heroes of old are pure fantasy—figments of her imagination. She long ago gave up thinking a knight in shining armor would sweep her off her feet, but then she never expected to run him off the road either.

Sir Dougray Fitzpatrick has buried one wife and vows to never love again—but destiny has other plans for this 16th century Irish Lord. During a battle, a mist separates Dougray from his men and casts him into the future. Dougray must return to Dunhaven and to his century, but Aislinn follows him into the mist, leaving him no choice, but to take her home with him.

Conspiracies, feuds and unexpected violence are commonplace threats, but along the way, Aislinn and Dougray discover a surprise neither one expects: a chance for love even when they're Lost in the Mist of Time.

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Character Blog Hop at KMN Books! Meet Dougray Fitzpatrick! @KMNbooks #timetravel

Join me at KMN Books for the Character Interview Blog Hop!

Meet Dougray Fitzpatrick, Lord of Dunhaven @KMNbooks #timetravel http://kmnbooks.blogspot.com/2013/11/character-interview-blog-hop-meet.html

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To All Souls… @KMNbooks #Free #Kindle @FreeEbooksDaily #vampire

SoulTaker_KarenMichelleNutt_final_smallSoul Taker is FREE on All Souls' Day only! Don't forget to pick up your copy before midnight tonight! www.amazon.com/Soul-Taker-ebook/dp/B00BSWORN0/

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Happy Halloween! @KMNbooks @WildRosePress #halloween #vampires #werewolves #ghosts

Fun Halloween Trivia:

ghost wallpaperWerewolves are known to have unibrows, hair on their palms, a long middle finger (not the normal length), and possible tattoos.

Vampires are known to avoids daylight, drinks only red colored liquid, have pointed eye teeth.

Gargoyles: Many people believe gargoyles were created in the medieval times to ward off evil spirits.

If you see a spider on Halloween, it is believed to be a loved one watching over you.

In Salem, the Ouija Board outsold the game Monopoly. Over 2 million copies were sold!

Halloween Facts:

The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips.

Girl and Ghost harp7d8cNov. 2nd is All Souls Day where the living pay homage to souls who have passed. All Saints Day occurs on November 1st and All Saints Day, also known as All Hallows, is where the lines between the living world and the spiritual one are blurred. This night was once called All Hallows Eve, and eventually became known as Halloween.

Owls and Halloween: In Medieval Europe, owls were thought to be witches, and to hear an owl's call meant someone was about to die.

Trick-or-treating evolved from the ancient Celtic tradition of putting out treats and food for the spirits who roamed the streets at Samhain.

 Samhain is a sacred festival that marked the end of the Celtic calendar year.

According to an old Irish legend, Jack O’Lanterns are named after a stingy man named Jack, who tried to trick the devil several times. He was forbidden entrance into both heaven and hell and condemned to wander the Earth, waving his lantern and trying to lead people away from their paths.

Colors of associated with Halloween: Orange is a symbol of strength and endurance. The colors brown and gold stand for the harvest and autumn. Black is a symbol associated with death and darkness. These colors act as a reminder that Halloween once was a festival of souls, representing the boundaries between life and death.

Harry Houdini was one of the most famous and mysterious magicians who ever lived. He died in 1926 on Halloween night.

On Halloween, it is believed if a young woman peers in a mirror in a darkened room, she will catch a glimpse of the face of her future husband.

During the pre-Halloween celebration of Samhain, bonfires were lit to ensure the sun would return after the long winter. Druid priests would throw the cattle bones into the flames. The name “bone fire” eventually became “bonfire”.

Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.

Centuries before The Wolfman and Bram Stoker’s Dracula became Halloween favorites, the ancient Greeks and Romans loved tell scary stories about monsters, ghosts and the afterlife.

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Adryanna, a Lathe Sith, mourns the death of her recently mated sister, but she finds solace in the most unlikely place—in the arms of Bram, an Oiche Sith. She should fear him, loathe his existence, but instead she longs for their twilight embraces. Bram admires Adryanna’s strength and wishes only to protect her, even if it’s from him.

If Bram cannot find a way for Adryanna to survive the blooding ritual, the romance is doomed. They seek help from Sheerin, Bram’s cousin, who believes he’s found a way for the Lathe Sith to survive, but others in the Oiche Sith clan do not wish for them to succeed.

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Trey Brennan knew he was dying, but he awakes in another realm where the goddess Scáthach wants to teach him to be a warrior. He is sure he's dreaming, but what did he have to lose? He would train and he would fight. Perhaps his destiny on the Isle of Skye would also change his path in his world.
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Lady Catrione Johnstone knows of the Devil's Wolf and his ruthless exploits. However, the myth is nothing like the man. In his arms, she forgets he is her enemy. Will the magic of love bring peace to the feuding clans or will it only inflame the hostilities?

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No soul is safe...
A vampire from the Grim Sith sept is sucking the souls out of young women from the Boston area, but this sinister crime is far worse than a vampire seeking substance. He's selling the souls to the highest bidder and it seems business is booming.

A vampire, a werewolf, and a Necromancer are a most unlikely team, but Garran, Harrison, and Isabella plan on putting a kink in the dubbed Soul Taker's plans. It's personal now. One of their friends has fallen victim to the Soul Taker's charms, but to stop him from hurting anyone else, their efforts may involve raising the dead.

Don't forget to trick or treat at  Emma Lai's blog! I'm their today chatting about Fall!

 

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