Hello, my Freaky Darlings!
Greetings from a once again chilly arse-end of Africa — because apparently, Mother Nature decided we were getting too comfortable. She unleashed her inner polar bear, and now we’re stuck shivering like penguins in a desert. In the realm of news, it’s been the BRICS summit extravaganza non-stop. It’s as thrilling as watching paint dry. Oh, but guess what? The Chinese have generously decided to pitch in a mountain of money to fix our ongoing energy crisis. With the government’s unmatched talent for turning everything into an episode of “Finders Keepers,” I’m sure this cash injection will vanish faster than my morning coffee. Who needs magic tricks when you have South African politics, right? 🌨️🐧💸
But anyway …
Hold onto your seats because I’ve got some exciting news to share before we dive into the shadows of a thrilling excerpt from one of my tales. Guess what? Both Requiem in E Sharp and Burning have scored golden tickets to the Kobo Labour Day sale bash, happening between August 31st and September 4th. Mark your calendars, set an alarm, or send a message to your future self—whatever it takes to remember that from August 31st, you can dive into the enigmatic depths of Requiem in E Sharp for the cool price of $2.99. Let’s make your upcoming September reading as unforgettable as a plot twist you never saw coming! 📖🎉🗓️
Here are the links for you to bookmark for the sale (the Kobo Sale page will go live when the event begins):
Get ready to experience a spine-tingling journey into the depths of darkness. Brace yourself as I share a riveting and unsettling snippet from my horror novel “Fury.” This sneak peek will leave you both intrigued and haunted, igniting a craving for more (I hope).
She ran for her life.
“Angela,” Andre shouted. “There’s nowhere to run. The gate is locked, and the street is deserted. Nobody’s going to hear you scream and even if they did, they wouldn’t care. They would simply close their windows and pretend they didn’t hear you. You’re on your own. No one is coming to rescue you.”
Her legs stopped working, and she fell on her hands and knees. Gravel bit into her skin.
“This can’t be happening,” she whispered. The enormity of what Andre had said slammed into her gut. She could hear her mother’s voice warning her about the bad men out there, who would do horrible things to her if they had the chance, and they would only have that chance if she was a stupid, silly little girl. Andre was one of those men, and she’d been a stupid, silly girl who had trusted his easy smile.
Whatever they had planned for her was not going to be pleasant. She wondered what the chances of coming out of it alive were. Probably slim to none. There was a chance, though, she tried to convince herself. She tried to hold onto hope. Instinct told her she was probably going to die badly, although there were apparently worse fates than death. Maybe they would rape her and sell her into slavery. She’d heard that human trafficking was big business in South Africa. Maybe she would get out alive if she kept her wits about her. Angela wasn’t sure life as a sex slave to some warlord in central Africa or the Middle East was a life worth living.
She made a decision about how she was going to react. Tears trickled down her cheeks as she stood up and brushed the gravel off her hands and knees. Angela turned to face them, adjusted her shoulders and walked tall and straight. She walked the way her mother had been trying to get her to for years. Her mother would have been proud. It was the longest walk she’d ever taken. Standing in front of them, her body shook with fear, a fear she’d hoped she would never know.
“So,” she said in a voice she didn’t recognise. “Should we get on with it?”
Angela stared at them, each in turn, and didn’t say anything else. She promised herself no matter what they did to her, from that point on, she would remain silent. She would not give them the power they wanted over her. She would not scream or beg for her life.
Grab your copy of Fury for $4.99 wherever good ebooks are sold.
Prepare to be immersed in a tale that’s chilling and captivating as we venture deep into the haunting mysteries shrouding the infamous Black Dahlia Murder.
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I’ve once again got loads of books for you to dive into and enjoy the adventures between the digital pages. So go get click happy and find your next favourite book.
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Well … that’s it for now. Until next time …
Happy reading, and thank you for being a Freaky Darling!