Monday, October 7, 2013

Spotlight & Excerpt: Red Threads by Stacey J. Mitchell

Title: Red Threads 

Author: Stacey J. Mitchell 
Release date: 2013 
Genre: Urban Fantasy 
Tour: Irresistible Reads Book Tours 

Book Description: 
Twenty-six-year-old Lily Robinson has her dream job in a museum, a great boyfriend, and is happy with her life – until the day she starts seeing red threads growing out of the chests of those around her. That same day Lily meets a stranger who seems to know her and understand what she is seeing. Lily doesn't believe him when he says she has a special ability, and it's only when he saves her life that she accepts something very strange is happening to her. Lily's life is rapidly turned upside-down when she gets thrown into the world of fate and meets the beings who influence it. Can she learn to control her ability to help herself and those around her who need it most? Will she actually want to when she finds out what she has to do? 

About the Author: 
ImageI am a tea drinker and history geek who lives in south Wales. I love reading, being outdoors, cooking, and stand-up comedy—but I don't like bananas and insects.  I have been writing stories ever since I could hold a pen. I have a degree in Egyptology, and I love writing so much that I even enjoyed my university coursework.  

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Twitter: @_staceymitchell 


Lily and her father went into the station building to check that her train was on time and find out its platform number. After they had made their way out on to platform two, Lily turned to her father.
“Dad, are you all right? You and Mum, I mean.”
The expression on his face was unreadable, and he casually looked around at some of the other passengers waiting nearby. “Why do you ask, love?”
Lily noticed that he hadn’t tried to reassure her instantly. “I just feel like all I see you two do lately is argue. I don’t know, maybe I’m overreacting.”
“Oh, you know, people argue,” he said, starting to fiddle with the collar of his polo shirt. “It’s not the end of the world, just a rough patch. We all have them.”
“You’re going to have to do better than that if you want to convince me.”
People were beginning to gather in clusters here and there, signalling the train’s imminent arrival. There was a youngish couple nearby standing very close together, arms locked around each other, whispering. They started kissing, and Lily looked away. Usually public displays of affection turned her stomach, but today it just made her think of Nick. She couldn’t wait to get back to him and back to normality.
Lily’s father stuck his hands in his pockets and looked both ways down the platform, but his face was still unreadable. Lily saw him open his mouth to reply to her, but she didn’t have a clue what he said. An excruciating pain flashed across her forehead and her vision failed for a few seconds.
When she could bear to open her eyes again, the pain was gone and every single person on the platform was attached to a woven red rope. It seemed to grow out of their chests, just as the hair grows on a person’s head, and then disappeared off into the distance or into the chest of a person nearby.
She looked around with a queasy feeling of muted horror sitting in a lump in her chest. The ropes passed through buildings and people, never tripping anyone up or getting in the way. The people around her didn’t even seem aware of their tethers.
Looking around, Lily saw that everyone had one of the ropes growing out of their chests, including her father. But when she looked down at her own chest, there was nothing there.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking part in the Red Threads blog tour! :-)