Welcome to Sunday and another round of short snippets! We’re now working our way through HAWTHORNE, a sweet romance set in a haunted house. It’s available for just 99 cents through most vendors, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
(The first line of this snippet was last week’s final line. It is repeated for clarity).
Emma Hawthorne tensed in the seat of the Mustang convertible, staring at her past with ice sluicing her spine. Anywhere else, the view would have been gorgeous. The drive, lined on both sides with live oak laden with Spanish moss, was the South personified. At the end, Hawthorne Manor held court. Pristine, proud, the boastful antebellum home beamed, lording over its acreage.
But it harbored the unspeakable. No amount of time could erase what had happened to her on the other side of the expanse of green lawn. Nothing could change what she’d seen there.
“This is a marvelous ghost story. The mystery, the suspense, the eeriness – all collaborate to weave a spell-binding tale . . . The story seamlessly flows to a shocking ending that is utterly brilliant.” — Coffee Time Romance
“When I finished it, honestly, all I could do was sit there – a little awestruck.” — Kick Back & Review
“Hawthorne is a well-crafted story that will amaze the reader and leave them gasping. It’s a story of literary merit, and I highly recommend Hawthorne to those who love a tale that will haunt them even after they put it down.” — Two Lips Reviews awarded HAWTHORNE “Recommended Read”