Raven Dock - Book Blitz and Giveaway
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I was surprised when Jeff had handed me the letter. You could tell that Mary handwrote it with a fountain pen, in neat cursive letters. Jeff was impressed. He loved old school stuff, like his prized LP collection. The letter was quite short. Mary wrote how sorry she was for my loss, how much she looked forward to seeing me, and that she was planning a big party in my honor. Olive made a bet that she’d serve herbal tea and quinoa. This made me laugh, but suddenly I felt dizzy.
“Are you okay?” asked Olive. Her voice seemed to come from far away. Everything was blurry. I blinked and suddenly found myself somewhere else. I wasn’t physically in this other place, just seeing it in a disembodied way, like in a virtual reality game. I was inside a school bus full of Mexican children, who were jumping between the seats as kids do. One little girl wore a white ribbon in her hair. She turned to look at me, with big brown eyes. She opened her mouth as if to say something.
“Harper?” I blinked again, and Olive was in front of me, looking at me quizzically. I didn’t want to freak her out about what I had just seen, even though I was shaking inside. I chalked it up to a hallucination. After all, I was a nervous, depressed wreck. My mind was undoubtedly on a slippery psychological slope. But it sure was a strange and vivid one. I made a mental note to ask Janet about it.
The strangeness persisted as we wandered through the empty house. It felt bigger without our stuff, and our bodies zigzagging through it with the business of each day. A thin layer of dust had built up on the wooden floors, which squeaked underfoot. I looked out the front window, to where the accident had happened. All the flowers and candles were finally gone, a painful reminder that life goes on. Jeff had taken me to the spot a few days after the accident, so I could appreciate the kindness of our neighbors and strangers, many of whom had left personalized notes.
Shirley Ann Speakman
10/10/2018 06:28:26 am
Congratulations on your new release Sara I enjoyed the excerpt the book sounds like an intrguing read.
10/15/2018 09:40:39 am
Thanks so much! I appreciate everyone's comments and hope you enjoy the book.
10/10/2018 06:37:56 am
The cover art is awesome!
10/10/2018 09:46:00 am
I love the cover
10/10/2018 12:21:49 pm
Such a beautiful and "dark" cover! Can't wait to read this!
10/10/2018 02:47:20 pm
The Powerful, haunting glare draws one in
10/10/2018 08:02:15 pm
I love the cover and can't wait to check this one out!
10/10/2018 08:03:13 pm
Thanks for telling me about thi sbook.
10/10/2018 10:05:38 pm
10/11/2018 03:45:35 am
Sounds great. I love the cover.
10/11/2018 09:02:02 am
Congratulations on the new book release and thanks so much for the giveaway. I love the book cover and excerpt. This is a must read for me.
10/11/2018 03:32:18 pm
This sounds like one that I would love to read and I also love the cover.
10/12/2018 09:56:01 am
I just love your cover.
10/14/2018 12:32:50 am
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