Monday, June 17, 2013

The Difference Between Night and Day: Tens List and Excerpt: Juniper Grove Book Solutions


What are 10 weird things about you? 

  1. I eat one food at a time on my plate until it is gone, then the next and next.
  2. As a kid, I had a crush on Spock from the original Star Trek.
  3. Then I had a crush on Data on Star Trek The Next Generation.
  4. I married a very logical and unemotional man. Love him to bits. (I’m a writer. I have more than enough emotions for the both of us.)
  5. I hate the feel of velvet. Makes my skin crawl. If you rub velvet on me, I might punch you.
  6. I like Doritos on my ham and cheese sandwich.
  7. I love spicy Thai food. Just worked my way up to spice level 10 for my coconut curry and feel quite proud. Not sure why I’m proud of that, but I am.
  8. I’m a proud Whovian. I love Doctor Who and my boys and I love to watch it and then we quote Doctor Who lines and my husband (Spock) gets all irritated because it is a bunch of illogical mumbling to him.
  9. The Big Bang Theory reminds me of my lunch table in high school. I’ve always thought the geeks were really the cool kids and the cool kids were just a bunch of morons and somehow I knew the truth of it all.
  10. I would love to go to Comic Con and dress up as either a Doctor Who character or one from Star Trek.

Difference Between Night and Day Cover
Title: The Difference Between Night and Day
Author: Melissa Turner Lee
Published: 2/12/2013 by AltWit Press
Word Count: 70,000 words
Genre: Christian Paranormal Romance

Nathaniel Taylor was a Christian who thought believers were exempted from “dark times.” That was until he entered his own long time in the dark. When he meets Lilly, a young woman in danger, it sends him on a journey to discover the difference between night and day and that during dark times, the Light is hidden, not gone.


The drumming of two additional heartbeats echoed in my ears. The smells of adrenaline and body odor combined with that of chemicals being cooked. Upon closer examination, I could see the padlock on the shack was not engaged; the latch was open. Immediately, I grabbed Lilly’s arm and swung her behind me. She did not resist.

One of the brown wooden doors flew open, revealing two men pointing black 40-millimeter guns at us. The gaunt and filthy men were both in dirty jeans, too old and worn to be worth washing. One had on a black t-shirt with the name of a heavy metal band on it, while the other wore a filthy hole-infested blue shirt. Same sandy blond hair and hazel eyes. Related.

“Look-a-here, a couple of trespassers,” the man in the black shirt announced. “What was it the boss said to do with trespassers?”

An evil smile grew on the face of the other man. “Shoot ’em dead. But he never said we couldn’t have a little fun first.”

“I like how you think, little brother,” he replied, never taking his eyes off of us. A disgusting glint appeared in his eye as he gave Lilly a head-to-toe look. He nodded into the direction of the trees just to the left. “The two of you are going to walk with us into those woods there. It will make it a little easier for us to shoot you and drag you to the lake without being seen.”

I secured Lilly’s position behind me and drove ice into my tone as I answered, “I don’t believe we’ll be making things easy for you this evening.”

“Tough guy huh?” the older one responded almost cheerfully. “That’ll only make it more fun when you start to beg.”

“Oh, I won’t be the one begging.”

“No, that’ll be your girlfriend’s job,” answered the one in blue with a chuckle.

In less than a second, I shoved Lilly several feet away and lunged at the man in the blue shirt. A shot rang out at close range, followed by Lilly’s scream.


Melissa Turner Lee

Melissa Turner Lee holds a BA in Communications with a concentration in Journalism from the University of South Carolina. She has studied fiction writing since 2008, attending various writing conferences and workshops, along with guidance from professional writing coaches. She resides in Spartanburg, SC with her husband and 3 sons.

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Reverend said...

Have not read yet but will put on my list thanks for the giveaway

Missy said...

Thank you for having me on today :)


thank you for the chance to win

Shadowwolf said...

Thank you for this wonderful interview and feature for one of my favorite books!
This book is amazing, and how I would love to see a sequel to it (or two)! :)
Keep up the outstanding work that you do, Melissa!!

Karen Mobley said...

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Karen Mobley said...

Can't wait to read your books. I am a new fan and I love to read.

Dusty Moretto said...

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