Wednesday, October 31, 2012

JESSICA Blog Tour - Free Download & Giveway

In honor of the first of many Blog Tours I plan to host, I'm offering a giveaway at the end of this post. First, you must read about JESSICA by Laura DeLuca!
 

Today is my stop on the JESSICA Bookmark Blitz Tour presented by Buy the Book Tours. Author Laura DeLuca is offering her short story eBook for FREE today and tomorrow. Download your copy now! Read the story description and an excerpt below and get to know Laura.

Title:  Jessica
Author:  Laura DeLuca
Genre:  YA Paranormal
Format:  eBook (Short Story)

Blurb:
Wilbur was used to going to his college formals alone. He thought the Halloween Ball would be no different. He’s amazed when a beautiful girl in a Victorian costume displays an interest in him and even more amazed to find himself alone with her on one of the campus nature trails.

What Wilbur doesn’t realize is that another woman has her eye on him too. The White Lady returns every Halloween to take revenge on the men of the campus for her brutal murder. She has chosen Wilbur as her next victim.

**The first chapter of Laura DeLuca's new book, Morrigan (Release Date October 31, 2012), is also included with this short story**

Buy Link:
Amazon (Book will be a Free Download 10/31 & 11/01)

Excerpt:
Wilbur thought he was going to collapse when Jessica wrapped one arm around his waist. He could feel her fingers, soft as silk, touching the nape of his neck with her other hand, and it made his flesh tingle. She even went so far as to lay her head on his shoulder. Her hair brushed against his cheek and the fresh, flowery scent made his vision blur. At first he thought it was just his allergies, but then the whole room and all the people in it seemed to change. The woman all wore full lacy gowns with their hair piled up in fancy up dos, while the men waltzed beside them in tailored suits with long tails and top hats. Even the music had changed from the typical sappy love song to a classical ballad played by a string quartet. He swore he saw the musicians in the corner; their bows sliding effortlessly over the strings of their instruments while their fingers pulsated in perfect vibrato. Even the floor under their feet had changed from the faded gymnasium floor, marked with the lines and circles of the basketball court, to hand laid tile in intricate patterns reminiscent of a Victorian ballroom.

As they circled the dance floor in an oddly quickened pace, the faces of the dancers started to transform even more. The beautiful nineteenth century ballroom aged and decayed, as did the men and women that surrounded him. Grotesque monsters with bloated skin and empty eyes dragged their decaying limbs in slow motion. Wilbur watched them with growing horror, almost forgetting about the girl in his arms. The monsters noticed the stranger among them. They reached for him with fingers green from rot. Catching his breath in fear, Wilbur pulled away from Jessica and very nearly stumbled to the ground.

Buy Link:
Amazon (Book will be a Free Download 10/31 & 11/01)

About the Author

 
Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and four children. In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the sole author of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years. She is the author of four young adult novels including: Destiny, Destiny Unveiled, Phantom, and Morrigan and has many other works in progress.
 
Read more about Laura at:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads
Bookmark Blitz Tour Page (List of all Tour Sites)
 
Giveway!
 To celebrate my first time as a blog tour host, I will give away one eBook copy of my novel CHASING SHADOWS to one random commentor on this post, plus one eBook copy of my new novel WICKED PARADISE to one random person who follows my blog! Comment and/or follow my blog for your chance to win one or both of my books!  Contest ends November 2, 2012 midnight EST.

 

4 comments:

teresa said...

Ooo, I love that excerpt especially the part when he sees all the decaying ghosts watching them. Great! Best wishes and good luck. I see your from the Jeresy shore, hope all is well for you.

GabbyLowe said...

Thanks for sharing my short story on your blog.

Lily McKenzie said...

Sounds like a spooky Halloween read! I plan to read it. Best regards on your blog tour.

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