Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Excerpt & Giveaway: Chosen by R.S. Broadhead


Chosen
R.S. Broadhead
(The Urban Legends Series)
Publication date: October 24th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Supernatural, Thriller
Black eyes. No emotion. No sympathy. Only emptiness.
Piper McAdams’s life was normal. Career? Check. Boyfriend? Check. Friends? Check. One unsettling run in with a homeless man turns everything from normal to terrifying. She begins seeing…things.
Things she can’t seem to explain or make any sense.
As if things aren’t already getting out of hand, Piper receives news that the only family member she has is dead. She thinks maybe a trip across the country to her hometown will get her away from all the strange events happening.
After a late night accident, Piper isn’t in her hometown burying her loved one. She’s in a town called Hell. All she wants to do is leave, but the people seem to be holding her there for some reason.
A reason she feels threatens her life. Around every corner things become darker and scarier.
Can she escape what is coming for her?

EXCERPT
I took the steps two at a time, not caring how unstable they appeared. At the top, I stopped dead in my tracks. The platforms were vacant. The bones had turned to an old off-white color; maggots crawled in between them and fell to the floor. Low growls from above made the hair all over my body stand on end. The creatures once standing on the platforms were poised, ready for attack, as they perched along the walls near the ceiling. A jolt of pain in my head, made me squint and take a step back. I opened my eyes to find they’d returned to the platforms. I blinked erratically, feeling confused. I wasn’t waiting around to see if they changed again. No way.
I flung the door open, hoping the birds had decided to move on. They shrieked from the branches above. But that wasn’t what worried me. Beside each grave stood a child. They didn’t move. Not a single inch. They only stood there … staring. I had nowhere to go. I was surrounded.
A bird landed at the foot of the steps, and I gasped.
Its black feathers were gone, leaving only skin. Its head cocked as beady red eyes ran the length of my body before opening its mouth. There was no beak. The mouth opened to the sides, exposing row after row of jagged teeth. All at once, the children raised an arm and pointed at me, their solid black eyes never blinking.
I tore down the steps, jumping over the hideous, deformed bird. Running was my only chance. I couldn’t stand there and wait for them or something inside that building to decide it wanted me. The ground rocked beneath my feet as another pain surged in my head. The warm liquid poured from my nose again. It dripped over my lip. I looked up, and the graveyard was empty. Swiftly, I turned toward the trees to see the birds were back to normal. I was almost out. Just a few more feet, and I would be back in the woods. The ground began to moisten, making the surface slick. I trudged through, my feet making a sloshing sound.
At the last row of graves, the ground was covered in blood. One tombstone in the middle had it dripping down the front. I stopped and dropped to my knees. I wasn’t sure why. My better judgment told me to keep running, but I couldn’t. Some invisible force wouldn’t let me.


Author Bio:
R. S. Broadhead lives in Jackson, Alabama with her husband of ten years, their two little girls, and a pug named Wednesday Love the Duchess, or Winnie for short. She has a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in business administration. She loves to snowboard, travel (Australia is her favorite place so far), and dance (not professionally, just whenever she feels like it). When she was sixteen-years-old, her and her friends would take pictures and make up funny stories about them. Fourteen years later, UNVEILED was born. UNVEILED, her first novel, is the first book in a four book series.

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29 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading the excerpt to get to know your book; congrats on the tour and I hope it is a fun one for you :)

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  2. Wow, Chosen has a great cover. Thank you for the giveaway and participating in the hop. I love Halloween and all the cool books during this time :) Tanyaw1224@yahoo.com

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  3. Sounds like a very interesting, exciting read!

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  4. That's a wonderfully creepy cover, and from what I can tell by the blurb, it fits the book perfectly

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  5. If a town is named Hell I won't be visiting anytime soon. This sounds like I'd really enjoy it. One of my favorite genres.

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  6. Terrifying excerpt! Gave me goosebumps!

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  7. I love that cover and really enjoyed the creepy excerpt. Does make me wonder what comes next.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  8. Sounds great and love the cover! Thanks for the chance x

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  9. Chosen sounds like a crazy good read! Thank you

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  10. Added this to my wishlist as soon as I read the blurb

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  11. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway.

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

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  13. This looks very scary. Great cover.

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  14. That cover is great! Wowza! LOL - except now I'm going to have nightmares! LOL!

    Happy Halloween!

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  15. The cover is terrifying! Haha Perfect for these days!

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  16. Sounds like a good read. The cover looks cool

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  17. This sounds like a great read!

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  18. This sounds great!! I can't wait to read more!!! Thanks!

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  19. This book sounds super creepy. Thanks!

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  20. This is such a creepy cover. I love it, and the excerpt is awesome!

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  21. The excerpt sounds very interesting. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. Those black eyes on the cover is seriously creepy. I know this book would scare me and keep me on my toes.

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  23. This book is "my cup of tea", looking forward to reading it!

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  24. Sounds like a dark and gripping story with an unknown terror lurking throughout!

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