What are your 10 favorite books?
Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Significance by Shelly Crane
Ethereal by Addison Moore
Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
The Host by Stephanie Meyer
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
The Vampire Academy by Richelle Meade
The Summoning by Kelly Armstrong
Deception by Cyndi Goodgame
Dinner with A Vampire (The Dark Heroine) by Abigail Gibbs
The Life and Death of Lily Drake by T. Michelle Nelson
-oops I had 12 J
~ About the Prequel ~
Title: Dancing with Deception
Author: Andrea Heltsley
Published: April 2013
Word Count: approx. 20,000
~ Synopsis ~
How far would you go to keep your nightmares a secret?
Wendy has been struggling with vivid, chilling nightmares that leave her exhausted and horrified. What will Wendy do to protect her secret when she discovers her nightmares are real? Death is coming and he’s coming for her.
Read the chilling prequel to the paranormal romance, Dancing with Death.
I squinted until my eyes adjusted to the surrounding cover of night. Once they had adapted to the darkness, my eyes widened. I was standing next to a tall cluster of trees in the forest not far from my house.
Confusion settled over me as I peered around for any sign as to why I was out there. It was chilly and the wind was slicing right through me. I wished I had a coat on.
Breaking through the haze of confusion, I suddenly shivered but not because of the cold. The hairs on my arms and neck stood on end and my heart was pounding. Thump, thump, thump, thump.
The only sound was the rapid beating of my heart. I didn’t know why, but I felt nervous and uneasy. Something bad was coming and I was blind to whatever it was.
Panic firmly took hold in my stomach and the butterflies caged inside me were let loose to flutter, fighting for freedom. My breathing had become harsh and labored.
All kinds of wild thoughts were racing through my mind. The waiting was excruciating and my unease increased with each passing second. That’s when I heard it.
The crunch of branches and dead leaves in the distance filtered through the silence. I tried to discern where it was coming from, but had no luck.
I strained to hear, but was too late. The sounds were coming in my direction. I spun frantically for a place to hide. The trees were thick, but not thick enough to cover me. I could only hide behind one and still myself.
My hand flew to my mouth to cover the gasp of surprise I was about to unleash. The situation was bad, so much worse than I could have imagined.
There, in the inky darkness of the woods, I focused on two figures ahead of me. It was a chase. The first figure ran with little care of their surroundings. Twigs were snapping and branches were whipping. Leaves crunched loudly below their feet.
The second figure was faster though. It caught up and yanked the first figure to the ground with a loud ‘thud.’ A panicked scream pierced the air and I realized it was a woman that was being chased.
~ About the Book ~
Title: Dancing with Death
Author: Andrea Heltsley
Published: May 2013
Word Count: approx. 84,000
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Recommended Age: YA
~ Synopsis ~
Murders have plagued the woods in the past, making them a place of fear. Eighteen year old Wendy and her friends become worried when a new string of murders come to their high school.
After a horrible car accident, Wendy returns to school, going from wallflower to popular overnight. Suddenly she is the center of attention, paying more attention to guys and clothes. Things are heating up for Wendy with more than one guy vying for her affections.
As the murderer edges closer to Wendy she realizes things are changing. She is afflicted with nightmares that are all too real and she herself is undergoing unnatural changes. Learning the truth about her past, could be the key to saving her future.
Andrea Heltsley is a biology nerd who decided it was more fun writing than dissecting. She has written four novels and three more will be out in fall/winter 2013. She lives on coffee and reads like a robot. Her husband and two Italian greyhounds usually have to tear her away from the computer…imagine that.
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