Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday Feature: Don't Forget To Breathe



Sixteen-year-old Leocadia arrives home from school to find her mom’s bloody body. Unaware that the killer still lingers, she rushes to her mother’s side, only to be grabbed from behind and then everything fades to black.

After a year of retrograde amnesia and battling personal demons, Leo’s dreams are getting worse—she’s starting to remember. More bodies are discovered and they seem to be oddly linked to her mom’s unsolved homicide.

When Leo allows her friend, Henry to drag her into the haunted Lucien Mansion, misty ghosts appear, ghosts that just might lead to her mother’s murderer.

Will Leo let her memories threaten her into a relapse or, will she fight to find her mother’s killer – only to become his next victim?

Anyone else in love with this cover? I am!

Excerpt:
Moonlight played tricks with my eyes as we circumvented gravestones like an obstacle course, and pluming fog licked our legs as misty ghosts danced on marbleized stones. My breath shuddered as Henry bypassed me, leading the way. “Hurry—” he whispered and nudged my shoulder.
I picked up the pace and cranked my head to the left. Dark moving shapes appeared in the distance and moaning floated past my ears, probably the wind or just my imagination? Goose flesh pebbled my skin as I stumbled over an urn. Henry lugged me up urging me on.
“What are we running from?” I gasped quietly so not to wake the dead. 
“Them—over there.” Henry jerked his chin, the lenses of his glasses captured raining moonbeams. “I think it’s cops.”
His hand reached back, palm up. I latched hold. “Why would police be patrolling the cemetery?”
We whipped around a mammoth tombstone, a squared foundation for a glorious angel. He halted and threw me unceremoniously to solid concrete. My heartbeat migrated up my esophagus. Henry covered my mouth with his hand. “Sh-h...don’t breathe so loud.”
My pumping lungs slowed as I stabilized my swallows of air. Henry squashed his body into mine. A tad too close. His speedy heartbeat harmonizing with my own while cold leached into my back. I cringed at the discomfort of my head pressed between his chest and the stone. 

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23 comments:

  1. Like that cover. It really ties into synopsis, the whole being submerged under water and just about to break the surface, like the MC and her memories.

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  2. Awesome cover! Definitely an intriguing premise. :)

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  3. Great cover. And the story sounds interesting and thrilling!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to check it out.

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  4. Spooky excerpt and super cover. Congratulations to Cathrina.

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  5. Congrats to Cathrina! It's so exciting to see her new book around the blogosphere. Wishing her much success!

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  6. Amazing cover and description. I'll take a look at the Amazon page.

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  7. What a cover! This sounds like an intense read! From the description it really starts off with a bang. Thanks for sharing. :)
    ~Jess

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  8. Lovely writing, I really felt like I was there in that cemetery. And, yes, amazing cover!!

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  9. Amazing cover. And love the blurb...sounds awesome! Congrats!

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