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Monday, September 13, 2010

New Suspense Thriller by Sharon Donovan

Many of you have probably already heard about Sharon’s health problems. In case you haven’t she suffered a major heart attack, followed by a minor stroke, last month. Although she is doing much better, and is out of the hospital recuperating at home, it will be some time before she’s able to get back on line. Sharon has a new release coming out Sept 24th that I encourage you to check out. Below is a blurb and excerpt. For those of you who like suspense, this sounds like a doosy.

From the Men In Uniform Series:


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.”


Rated Sensual, Her Biggest Fan can be purchased Sept 24th at this link: http://www.thewildrosepress.com/her-biggest-fan-p-4234.html?zenid=ea0c71ef12af9b28efd0dfb9186339a8

If you would like to send Sharon a 'Get Well' wish, or if you'd like to keep up with her progress, drop by her blog.  http://sharondonovan.blogspot.com/  Fellow author, Hywela Lyn is keeping us updated.  I've never met Sharon in person, but I've shared many emails with her and we've visited each other's blog.  She is one of the most inspirational women I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.  Sharon still has a long and difficult road ahead of her so ask that you remember her in your daily prayers.
 
Thanks friends!
Anne

2 comments:

Lisa Lickel said...

Thank you for sharing this, Anne. My best wishes for Sharon - at such a rotten time, as if there was a good time to be so ill. Her latest books sounds like a winner!

Erotic Horizon said...

Thanks for the heads up...

It's on my calendar...

E.H>