Thursday, September 23, 2010

Her Biggest Fan by Sharon Donovan

We are sending a special get well wish to our friend and fellow author,
Sharon Donovan. 
We are "her biggest fans." We love you and get well soon.
Please take a moment to ask a special blessing on her as we celebrate the release of her latest title from:
The Wild Rose Press.

Available September 24, 2010:
Men In Uniform Series

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Length: Pages 278 
Content: Sensual
ISBN: 1-60154-813-3

 

From the shadows of the woods, he keeps vigil. The stage is set to drive the pretty little princess insane. He’s coming for her. And when he catches her, he’ll pounce on her like the big bad wolf.
After receiving a disturbing fan letter, New York Times best-selling author Tess Kincaid flees to the New England home she’s inherited following her father’s death. The manor has been tainted, every room staged to resemble the way it was in its glory days. However when Tess calls the police, the chilling props vanish into thin air.
Ruggedly handsome Sheriff Mike Andretti is called to investigate the reported burning candles, dancing gargoyles and otherworldly events. When he discovers no trace of the eerie setting, he finds himself caught between duty and desire. Is the woman with the bewitching green eyes delusional or is this a trap of twisted wit set by a demented fan?

Excerpt:





Cool air drifted out of the ballroom, carrying the scent of burning candles and cigarettes.
Music floated through the corridor, the seductive undertone hauntingly familiar. The music was hypnotic, mesmerizing. Tess could barely think over the loud beat of her heart.
Every sense screamed to beware. She was about to come face-to-face with her stalker, her biggest fan. But over the hammering of her heart and accelerated senses, her will to put an end to this deadly game prevailed. She had to face him, find out who was behind this bizarre masquerade. Anticipation mounting, she made the turn at the end of the corridor and came to a riveting halt.
A female wax gargoyle stood in the doorway, long blonde hair billowing in the breeze. Her glass eyes shimmered with madness, an eerie smile on her face. In one hand, she held a mission bell, the other reaching out for a candle.
Music played from the old phonograph, the plucking of guitar strings laced with seduction. A breeze blew in through open terrace doors, stirring the sweet scent of jasmine from the candelabras.
Two wax nymphs stood at the bar, glass eyes shining bright in the candlelight, pliable fingers wrapped around flutes of pink champagne. Lit cigarettes burned in ashtrays. From behind the bar, a winged monster served drinks.
In the center of the ballroom, two gargoyles held a pose as if they were dancing, their waxy bodies closely pressed together, their reflections glowing in the mirrored ceiling. From the old phonograph in the corner, the hypnotic music played.
Tess gasped, her hand clasping her mouth. “Oh, my God!”
Mike raised his gun, circled the room. “Come out with your hands up. Hancock County Sheriff. Put your hands where I can see them.”


Buy Links: 
The Wild Rose Press
Print: TWRP Paperback Store 

14 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful excerpt, Sharon! Tense and exciting and real edge of the seat!

    Happy release day, Sharon!


    My thoughts and good wishes are with you - hope you soon get well.

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  2. So many people love you Sharon, and are praying for your recovery - this is a fantastic book and I know it's going to do well for you!

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  3. Sharon, you've done it again. You used your vivid gift of description to make me feel like I was right there.

    Now I have goosebumps and tingles running up and down my spine. Where's my hair gel? I need something to plaster this hair down, 'cause it looks like I stuck my finger in a live socket.

    Great job, Sharon, from one of "Your Biggest Fans."

    Hugs,
    Laurie

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  4. Another one of your biggest fans giving a shout out to you, Sharon. We all love you and are praying for a quick recovery, my friend.

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  5. Hey Sharon! I've tweeted about this book, LOVE IT! I will be buying my own copy today. This looks like such a good book! I hope you are doing well, everyone misses you! We love you so much! Get better soon.

    Love
    Val

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  6. Oh my goodness Sharon...all I can say is WOW! Sounds like a wonderful story!!

    My thoughts & prayers for a speedy, FULL recovery are with you.

    Congratulations on your new release!

    PamT

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  7. Wow, what an amazing book cover. It's very chilling and so is the blurb. I'm sorry to hear Sharon is still under the weather and hope she feels better soon. Best of luck with this enticing new book. It sounds great!

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  8. Hi Sharon,
    I enjoyed your excerpt. Loved all the scary characterrs. This is a perfect book for Halloween. I wish you good health and lots of book sales.

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  9. Sharon, goosebump time with your vivid description. Nothing like those gargoyles to the chill the blood.

    Here's to many sales.

    Get well soon!

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  10. Dear Sharon,
    Sending lots of positive thoughts and good, healing energy your way as well as lots of heartfelt prayers. Take care and we are all looking forward to when you feel better.
    Love and hugs,
    Regina

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  11. Hey Sharon,

    All the best with this release. We're praying for your complete recovery. Hang in there!

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  12. I'm sending prayers your way Sharon! Congratulations on your newest release!! Best, best wishes.

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  13. Sharon,

    Congratulations on your newest release - it sounds awesome.

    You are in my prayers and hope you get well soon. We all miss you so much. You are such a warm and caring person and there's a void now without your lovely comments.

    Blessings and hugs,
    Diane

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  14. Sharon,

    I'm praying for you! You have a great friend in Laurean! Cherish her. :)

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