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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

GIVEAWAY/EXCERPT: "The Haunting Season" - Michelle Muto


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"The Haunting Season" 


By: Michelle Muto

Publication date: December 21st 2012
Published by: Dreamscapes, Ink 
Genre: NA Paranormal/Ghosts



Synopsis:

Be careful what you let in…

Siler House has stood silent beneath Savannah’s moss-draped oaks for decades. Notoriously haunted, it has remained empty until college-bound Jess Perry and three of her peers gather to take part in a month-long study on the paranormal. Jess, who talks to ghosts, quickly bonds with her fellow test subjects. One is a girl possessed. Another just wants to forget. The third is a guy who really knows how to turn up the August heat, not to mention Jess’s heart rate…when he’s not resurrecting the dead.

The study soon turns into something far more sinister when they discover that Siler House and the dark forces within are determined to keep them forever. In order to escape, Jess and the others will have to open themselves up to the true horror of Siler House and channel the very evil that has welcomed them all.








Excerpt:

“Allison?” she called out. She checked the bathroom. No Allison there, either. She must have already gone downstairs without her. Jess turned and walked back into their room.
“You shouldn’t be here,” said the little girl standing in front of the dresser.
Startled, Jess took an involuntary step back. She thought she’d be used to the way ghosts appeared and disappeared by now, but she wasn’t. Probably would never get used to it. The girl wore a pretty white dress and black shoes. The dress was tied around the middle with a red bow that matched the one in her curly, dark hair. 
She’s a ghost. She’s the ghost of either Gracie or Emma Siler, Jess thought, aware of her quickening heartbeat. Finally! Her first ghost sighting in months! The girl looked young and sweet, so why did she feel so jumpy? Probably because her roommate would have her believe the small girl sporting dimples and curls was Satan in disguise. 
Damn you, Allison! 
Her face didn’t look anything like Jess would have expected of a child who had been murdered. The girl’s complexion was healthy, with a glow like that of a living ten-year-old. Not one who had been dead for well over a hundred years. But, ghosts were like that—appearing how they wanted you to see them, or so she believed. Or, maybe it was how they saw themselves. Jess had never thought to ask. 
She could still see ghosts, which meant there was hope—hope of seeing Grams again and her father, too! Jess’s unease began to fade.
The girl waited patiently for her to do or say something.
“Hello,” Jess said softly.
“Hi,” the girl replied.
“I’m Jess. Are you Emma or Gracie?” 
The girl smiled. “I know who you are. I’m Gracie.” 
Jess tried to keep the remaining nervousness from her voice. “Thanks for letting me see you, Gracie. I like ghosts.”
Gracie’s smile faltered. “You’re still a little scared. I can tell. Are you here to hurt us? To make us go away?”
Ghost or not, Gracie’s words melted Jess. Hurt her? Never. Jess knelt down in front of Gracie. She reached out for Gracie’s arm, realizing she couldn’t actually touch the child—the gesture was simply automatic. Gracie stepped back, her arms still at her sides.
She thinks I’m going to hurt her, Jess thought. “No, Gracie. I’d never hurt you. In fact, I’m here to help you.”
“You’re very kind,” Gracie said, looking down at her shoes. 
“I try to be,” Jess replied.
Gracie’s head jerked toward the mirror, then back to Jess, her eyes wide. “I have to go now. You should go, too.”
“Is someone there, Gracie?”
She nodded. 
“Who’s there? Is it Emma?” Somehow, she didn’t think it was Emma at all. 
Gracie frowned. “It’s Riley. He says I can’t talk anymore right now.” 
Jess stood and looked in the mirror. Once again, she saw nothing but her reflection and oddly, Gracie’s, in the old mirror. Unease seeped back into Jess’s skin.
“I’ll help you Gracie. You and Emma. I promise,” Jess said, although she had no idea how to do that yet. She turned back to the child, but Gracie was gone. 
Slowly, as if a child were writing it from the other side of the mirror, the word hurry appeared. And underneath, we need you.



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Author Bio:

Michelle Muto lives in northeast Georgia with her husband and two dogs. She loves changes of season, dogs, and all things geeky. Currently, she’s hard at work on her next book.



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GIVEAWAY:

One (1) Winner will receive One (1) ebook copy of "Haunting Season." This giveaway is open international. To enter the giveaway, just leabe a comment with your name and email. This giveaway ends on May 24th. Good Luck and Have Fun!






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*Thanks for stopping by! What did you think of the cover and the excerpt? Does this seem like a book you would like to read? I plan on checking it out, definitely! Make sure you leave a comment with your info to enter the giveaway! Happy Reading & Writing!*

xxooB

4 comments:

  1. Enjoyed the post, the cover, the excerpt and the blurb. Loved the quite. It does seem like a book I would read.,
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. I'm happy you enjoyed it! good luck with the giveaway!

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  2. I like all book with Ghost, unless its a scary book ... its hard to read in your fingers over your eyes. ( you know like when you watch scary movie O_o)
    mariamaltais@live.ca

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  3. This one looks interesting i will deff have to check it out ps thanks for the giveaway

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