Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Entice Excerpt and Giveaway

Welcome to the Prowl Trilogy tour hosted by I Luv Tours. Today we are featuring an excerpt from the second book, Entice.  Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

The blurb:  Mackenzie returns home from the summer with her grandma, certain that Wesley is out of her life for good. Until the nightmares resurface, and strange things start to happen. Is Wesley back?
When the danger escalates and threatens those closest to her, Mackenzie must fight to save them. Only this time the evil is more powerful, and Mackenzie is faced with an impossible decision.

Excerpt from Entice
Bump. Thump. Crash.  
I sat upright in my bed. The covers fell from my shoulders and gathered around my waist.  My room was dark. The light from the streetlamp shone through the cracks in the blinds, slashing across my walls.
Footfalls. Another thump.
The hair on the back of my neck stood at attention. Sweat beaded along my shoulder blades. My heart hammered in my chest. I crept off my bed, and tiptoed out of the room.
A crash made me jump. I clutched my chest, feeling my heartbeat bounce under my fingertips. I peeked into my mom’s room but she was gone. Her covers lie in a pile on the ground near the end of her bed. Her sheets were twisted as if someone had yanked her out of them. My stomach dropped.
More noises came from the family room. What was going on? I tiptoed down the hallway, scarcely breathing. Cold hair slapped me in the face.
The front door was wide open. The freezing night air rushed in. Our family room was ransacked. My Bible was flapping on the floor, and some of the pages were ripped out and littered the carpet. The end table was toppled over, a chair was overturned. A glass of water had spilled over and soaked the ground.
Swallowing hard, I took a step forward. My defenses were up. I swiveled my head in every direction, ready for someone to spring from the shadows. A woman’s voice caught my attention. It sounded like Mom. I followed the voice, which came from outside.
She stood on the grass, her sheer nightgown billowing around her like a cloud. Her blond hair framed her face in a ragged mess. She spoke in a monotonous voice like a chant. Almost as if she was reciting something. Her eyes were glassy, her pupils wide.
“Mom?” I stepped onto the grass. It was cold and wet under my bare feet.
She stared right through me. Her face was pale against the dark sky. Her flesh seemed to glow in the darkness.
“Mom?” I repeated but again she was unresponsive. Her lips continued to move in her unintelligible chant.
“Who did this? Did someone hurt you?”
Tears pricked my eyes. I reached out my hand, and gently touched her shoulder. It was icy. She flinched, and recoiled.

The Giveaway

What you can win: One (1) e-book from the Prowl Trilogy (Prowl or Entice or Unveil). Open internationally. There will be only one winner from this blog throughout the tour, although I will have a post for each book in the trilogy. Giveaway ends October 25th.

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There will also be a tour-wide giveaway. All three (3) e-books of The Prowl Trilogy + Surprise to one winner. Open INTERNATIONAL, ENDS October 30, 2012. To enter this giveaway and find the tour schedule, click here.

You can buy the books via the following links:
Prowl in paperback
Prowl on Kindle
Entice in paperback
Entice on Kindle
Unveil in paperback
Unveil on Kindle


  1. Thanks so much for the very detailed post:D

  2. Hi Stephanie! Fun excerpt, had to read it as my grandmother's maiden name was GARZA...:) Joined ur giveaway .
    M.C.V. Egan