Look what I found in my inbox at the end of last week!
Isn't it just deliciously dark, grungy, and gritty? I'm totally loving the fact that there is a Motel sign in the background. I heart that motel sign sooooo much.
Well, since this baby is due to be released sometime within the next month - still waiting for the exact date - I thought it only seemed right that I tease you with a small excerpt. Enjoy!
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A scrawny middle aged woman with faded brown hair stopped in front of us, her grey beady eyes almost glacial.
She studied us both. "How can I help you?"
"Hey, yeah we would like three rooms if that's possible?" Kacey asked.
The corners of her mouth curled, and a spark of delight lit her cold eyes. For some reason, the sight caused a shiver to run down my spine.
"It sure is. We charge only for the rooms, and they're thirty dollars a night." She glanced out into the dark lot. "You kids lost?"
"That depends, are we in Silver Creek?" Kacey asked as he pulled out his wallet.
"You sure are."
"Then no, it's just a little too dark for us to be driving." Kacey placed ninety dollars on the counter. "There you go."
"Thank you." She took hold of the money before she turned and walked over to the wooden cabinet on the wall and collected three sets of keys. "I'm afraid we only have rooms with double beds, I trust that won't be an issue?" she asked as she walked back over to us.
Kacey grinned. "Not at all."
"Great." She placed the keys on the counter and then tapped the open page of the guest book. "If you'd just sign your name?"
"If you have any questions or anything, you just pick up your phone and hit one and then hash and it will direct you straight to me —I'm Sarah, by the way —or my husband, Ernie."
"Do you own this establishment?" I asked.
"Goin' on four years now."
"It's lovely and we're so lucky that you're here, otherwise it would have been a crammed night in the car."
Sarah's smile grew impossibly wide, revealing a full mouth of crooked teeth. "Oh heck, we couldn't have that now, could we?"
My own smile faltered as uncertainty twisted in my stomach. I couldn't take my focus off the small woman standing before me. The longer I stared at her smile, the more I felt like a tiny fish standing in the presence of a hungry shark.
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(An Erotic Thriller)
“What happens in Silver Creek, stays in Silver Creek.”
After spending the summer as a recluse due to a bad break-up, Nicole Saunders agrees to go to The Heat Wave Festival with her best friends, Kacey and Tyler.
Along with three other friends they plan to take a short cut through the small town of Silver Creek; the last thing any of them expected was to become lost and end up pulling in to a motel for the night.
The Creek Motel is isolated and the last place Nicole wants to be, especially after meeting the glacial owner, but her discomfort is soon forgot as she finally gives in to her feelings and asks Kacey and Tyler to spend the night with her.
A decision she quickly regrets when she discovers that their friend has mysteriously disappeared from her locked room in the middle of the night. Worried, Nicole presumes the worst, but quickly discovers that Jayne's disappearance is more disturbing than any of them could have guessed.
Coming February 2013 from Secret Cravings Publishing.