95: [Sweet Dead Baby Doll]

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I watch my baby sister from across the lawn. She has her back to me, soft breeze lilting the tips of her yellow hair. I want to creep closer, but I cannot. A shiver is tracing the contours of my spine as I worry my raw lower lip.

She sits so beautifully still.

My breath is held. My fingers tighten around the knife in my hand, blood silently trickling from where there is too much flesh pressed to the blade. It slides down into the grass causing an almost black splatter in the warm sunlight.

Mother and father are lying in the kitchen. Their throats are cut and their eyes wide with preserved screams. My hand is not shaking.

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Breaking Cadence – eBook Release!

As Doc Brown would say, “Great Scott!”

My lovely, dark lady, Cadence Laurence, has had the first instalment of her tormented, dystopian future released today in ebook form (Kindle, Nook, online read, however you want it). Breaking Cadence is a love story, a rescuer’s tale and the account of a daring escape that pulls together zombies, giant spiders and the decomposed values of a society struggling to exist on their predecessors’ leftovers.

Already available on Smashwords (for any eReader device [Nook, Kindle, Kobo, etc], as a PC read, an online read & a mobile device in the following forms: ePub, Mobi (Kindle), PDF, RTF, LRF, PDB, Read Online) and on Amazon (Kindle & other devices), I will be updating its book page as the links filter to B&N and iTunes (iBooks).

And now for an excerpt….

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Excerpt Deux!

Didn’t I promise another excerpt of Preying On Time after I provided you with the prologue in my Whetting Your Appetites post?

Well here you go. I kept my promise – even if it has been delivered later than I planned.

1. John Doe

“So who do we think he is?”

The police officer glanced up at her and then down at his screen once more, a scowl etched into his face. He highlighted things, pressed delete and then hammered the same information in again, the old keys clacking like arthritic knuckles in the chaotic jangle of paper, chatter and phone calls. The screen refreshed and the officer’s frown deepened.

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Whetting Your Appetites…

Preying On Time has been released, but if you can’t see a reason to clicking your way through for a sample…

Well, here’s the prologue to get you guys started.

Prologue: Running

He ran, fire streaming through his tightened lungs, his eyes wide, pupils dilated with fear, the sound of feral feet thundering not far behind.

Growls tore at his ears from all sides, bouncing as echoes, stabbing his trembling skin. It was like something from a nightmare. If only he could wake up. Hackled laughter issued in his wake, inhuman and derisive with the thrill of the chase. Shivers spiked down his taut spine. Any bravery he had was burning up, disintegrating like the oxygen in his overworked lungs.

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