March 9, 2014

And now, the mother enters. O_O RUNNING FROM SHADOWS #8Sunday #YAPNR #wicca #unicorns

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Today I'm sharing from my (unpublished) young adult paranormal romance Running From Shadows!

Follow Greta Shore (a 17-year-old, black-haired wiccan beauty) and Paxton "Pax" Craig (an 18-year-old, blond-haired college student with a dark secret) as they discover the fate of their forbidden love.
(Read last week's post. Set-up) Greta runs away from her surprise engagement partthrough the woodsPax saves her from a shadow demon. Oh, and he's a unicorn! 
Back at Pax's cabin, Greta and Pax talk. He tells her that the shadow has fed on her emotions. And that it's definitely someone she knows. And she must under no circumstance confront it because it will kill her. And don't get emotional about anything! >.< Pax takes Greta home. Now, she has to face...her mother! Only Aunt Lil greets her, and they talk about the marriage contract her mother signed... Eep!

Cover Art by Danielle Fine

“Lillian, is she back?” Mom shouted from the top of the stairs.

My aunt loosened her embrace, looked at me, and then into the hallway but didn’t answer. I wondered how long Aunt Lil would stick around once Mom came downstairs--my aunt avoided emotionally-charged situations like the plague. Although I’d overheard her giving my mom a good tongue-lashing or two in the past, she’d never been one for raising her voice. She said yelling should only be done at sporting events and no one should go to bed angry. She even kept a cool demeanor with the prisoners in lockdown. I wished I could be more like her; sometimes I wondered if my father was like his sister. Guess I’d never know.

Tune in next week for more angsty spooky goodness!

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Extra! Extra!

*My newest release is COMING THIS MONTH. Soo excited to be part of this fantastically talented group of authors. Check out the Lore anthology. My story is a YA LGBT about a girl, a genie, and a tone of bad decisions. 

*Would you like to see some pics of Greta and Pax? Check them out here! Gotta love Pinterest!! Ooo, stalk me there too, please...uh, here! ;)

 *Self-publishing? Need an editor and cover artist? Check out my uber-talented editor, Danielle Fine, she's wonderful to work with and does exceptional work! Click here for more info!


  1. I like that aunt! I think you've described how we'd all like to be, nice snippet.

  2. Sounds like Aunt Lil is a good person to have as an ally. I like her a lot!

  3. Ooh, the description of the aunt was fascinating, can't wait to learn more. And I liked the glimpse of the mother...great snippet!

  4. Love Aunt Lil. Super snippet. You're on the right track.

  5. I still think Aunt Lil is special somehow...

  6. Hmm. Conflict-avoidance? That reminds me of some advice Greta received...

  7. The aunt is great! I can't wait to meet the mum though.

  8. Oh bless her. I hope auntie sticks around a wee bit.