EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
by Erik Therme
Resthaven by Erik Therme is currently on tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.
The last thing Kaylee wants to do is participate in a childish scavenger hunt - especially inside the abandoned retirement home on the edge of town. When she finds a bruised, deaf boy hiding inside one of the rooms, she vows to lead him to safety ... only to discover the front doors are now padlocked, and her friends are nowhere to be found. Kaylee is about to learn that not everything that goes "bump in the night" is imaginary, and sometimes there are worse things to fear than ghosts.
The room door banged open, and I jumped to my feet as Wren stumbled inside with one hand clutched around her wrist. Her face was white as chalk, and I grabbed her arm as she lowered herself to the floor with a cry.
“It hurts, Kaylee,” she said, her voice almost a moan. “It hurts so bad ...”
“What happened?” My eyes were fixed on the red scarf she was holding around her wrist, and it wasn’t until I took the flashlight from under her arm that I realized it wasn’t a scarf—it was a tattered rag. And it was soaked in blood.
“Tell me what happened,” I said, fighting to keep my voice steady.
She lifted the rag and I stifled a cry when I saw a gash of red. It immediately began to pool with fresh blood and she clamped the rag back around it.
“Keep pressure on it, right?” Her eyes began to shine. “That’s what they tell you to do? And keep it raised into the air?”
I tried to answer, but nothing came out. Her head thumped the wall as she leaned back. Strands of hair were plastered across her forehead with sweat.
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Praise for the Book
"Resthaven, by Erik Therme, is one of those books that is so vivid, fast-paced and real, with perfect dialogue and characters that are true to form, that you feel you’re watching a movie. A very good, thrilling, jump-in-your-seat, type of movie." ~ DTChantel
"The whole book kept me on the edge of my seat … this is the kind of book I could imagine as a movie." ~ Keystroke (Read, Write, Repeat)
"I could not stop reading. The atmosphere it creates will make your skin crawl." ~ Amazon reader
"Resthaven has a unique story line and is full of suspense." ~ Serious Reading
"Don’t read this book right before you go to bed." ~ Prairie House
About the Author
Erik Therme has thrashed in garage bands, inadvertently harbored runaways, and met Darth Vader. When he’s not at his computer, he can be found cheering for his oldest daughter’s volleyball team, or chilling on the PlayStation 4 with his thirteen-year-old. He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa - one of only seven places in the world UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature.
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