24.6.13

Thrills and Chills

Today is The Thrill of it All Blogfest, hosted by Tara Tyler and Heather M. Gardner. The point of the fest is to thrill fellow hoppers with your own personal brand of thrillage.

My entry is an excerpt from my latest novel, but before I give you that, I want to share some other thrilling news---to the left you will see the newly revealed cover of Hold Tight by Cherie Colyer. Hold Tight is the upcoming sequel to Embrace, a fabulous YA novel that has also gotten a brand new cover! Click on either image to see them bigger and get all the wonderful info. on these books. Congratulations, Cherie!

For my blogfest entry, you'll see that I definitely went for thrills via chills. Here is an excerpt from Divine Temptation:
Strings of vomit spilled out the sides of Tommy's mouth. The demon was trying to get out. A flash of fear ripped through Maggie, and then eased. Everything was going to be okay. She could take the pain from this child. She had the ability. All she needed to do was open up to accept the spirit into herself instead. She’d be a savior. As an adult, she’d be much better able to handle the gifts this being would bestow upon her. Of course a stupid child had failed to deliver. But she wouldn’t. She was so much more worthy than this sniveling creature and his insipid parents clutching their trinkets. As if those could ever save them.
Maggie gasped. These thoughts weren’t hers. She shot her gaze desperately at Monsignor Sarto and saw that his eyes were opened, watching her with an odd expression of expectation.
Below is the list of fellow Thrill Hoppers, but before you go, I'd love it if you'd click over to my new page where I talk (spoiler-free) about the original ending to Divine Temptation---which was far different than what made it into print. I also offer you an opportunity to get a pdf copy of it. [Hint: Some of you have already earned that right. ;)]


24 comments:

Carolyn Brown said...

This is great! Full of descriptive detail.
I wonder what Maggie will do with these memories?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Whose thoughts were they then?
Cherie's new covers look great!

Huntress, aka CD Coffelt said...

Love the cover reveal! I'm going to check out Embrace too. Thx.
CD Coffelt ponders at Spirit Called
And critiques at UnicornBell

Suze said...

I think I can see where the one reader noted elements of horror in the story. :)

Angela Brown said...

Although I liked Cherie's original cover for Embrace, the new cover definitely lines up with the sequel making it a nice looking duo of covers.

And that is quite the thrilling excerpt. Very intriguing.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Nice thrill, very nice!

Thanks for joining the blogfest!

Heather

sydneyaaliyah.com said...

Very cool piece. You have a gift for description, something I need to get better at.

Rena said...

Nice way to get a creepy sort of feel. And it leaves me wanting to know who's thoughts those were. Great job!

LD Masterson said...

What!?!? Is that all we get? Rats.

Jennifer Lane said...

Cool idea for a blog hop! Sorry I missed this one. Those thoughts of Maggie were definitely not hers, and very creepy!

Janie Junebug said...

I shall click. I look forward to seeing the original ending.

Love,
Janie

michelle said...

Thrilling and creepy... who did the thoughts belong to...?
Writer In Transit

Cherie Colyer said...

Great excerpt. I really enjoyed Divine Temptation.

Thanks for highlighting the covers :)

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

Great excerpt...thanks for sharing a bit of your story. :)

M Pax said...

Ooo! Intense and creepy. Great job, Nicki!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I was blown away. Excellent work.

Tara Tyler said...

eek! the exorcist comes to mind. scary!! but thrilling!
i need to know more! this doesnt sound like you at all!
way to branch out!

Stephen Tremp said...

I"ve seen this happen in real life with the vomit and all. Its a crazy world we live in.

Morgan said...

LOVED this. Thanks, Nicki!

Miss Tutti said...

Wow, that ending sent shivers down my spine while the introduction make me feel queezy (it could've been the vomit statement while I was chewing on some pizza). Lovely piece, well written.

Julie Flanders said...

Wow what a great excerpt! Definitely gave me the chills.

Murees Dupé said...

Oooh! This was so good. Chilling even. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your kind words.

Editors At Work said...

Intensely creepy! But love the cover reveal!

Nas

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Great passage, thanks for sharing! Sorry I'm a day late with the hop, my internet's been down. :(