Tuesday Teaser – WHIL is Coming Soon!

It’s right around the corner – the release of the 4th Find Me book, ‘Where Hope is Lost’. You’ll need to wear your big kid panties for this book, y’all. Things are messy in Riley’s world.

“Stay down,” Jin warned.

Two more shots. That was five total. From all fours, I searched the shadows for answers. They played with my eyes, twisting and morphing into shapes that weren’t real. We couldn’t crawl back to the cabin, but I couldn’t stand either. A shift was happening in my brain; reality and fantasy became dance partners, mingling and moving in tandem. Every shadow of the forest turned into someone I knew. Matt leered at me from behind a tree, with Bobby and Alan shimmering into shape beside him. My head spun. Skip stepped out from behind the skeletal remains of a bush, a smile on his broad face. Fin was there too, talking from across the woods. He waved for me to come to him, to follow him down the trail. At his back, two children, my children, darted from one tree to another, laughing. Fin kept talking, his mouth moving with urgency, but I couldn’t hear him. I couldn’t hear anything. 

“What’s he saying,” I asked. “I can’t hear…” Someone tugged on my arm as Fin turned away from us, fading into the trail like mist. “Wait,” I called. “Wait for me!”

Both my arms were lifted and my heels brushed against the ground as I was dragged away. I felt it coming, another break that would take me out of this world and into another, but then the scenery changed and I was set down hard on my ass. My cheek exploded from pain. Jin had slapped me hard across the face. While a tear ran out of my left eye from the sting, I stared up at him, shocked.

“Are you here?” he demanded, his voice thick with concern. “Are you here with me?”

I nodded, trembling in every joint, unsure of what was real and what wasn’t. “I’m here,” I said. “I’m here.”

He bent forward and yanked me upright. With his face an inch from mine, he hissed, “Then run!”

– © Trish Marie Dawson, Book 4 of the Find Me Series, Coming January 2017


COMING SOON

San Diego Skyline At Dusk Reflected In Sea

Tuesday Teaser – WHIL

Happy Tuesday, again! WHIL is right around the corner…releasing later this month. Want another Teaser from the 4th book in the Find Me Series? Read on…

Have you met Jin?

He wasn’t good with people, his father always told him so. His mother was the more philosophical parent. She always reminded him that if you are your own person, friends would find you. As he sat at the window and watched Riley doze in her chair, he wished he knew what to say to calm her, but words would not help the woman. She had yet to mention any details about how it was that she ended up half-dead in the woods, covered in dried blood that wasn’t all hers, and he wouldn’t ask for them. It was not his story to tell.

Curiosity sure was a nag, though.

To settle his mind, he refocused on the view outside the window, at the shadows below their sanctuary that moved around the base of the evergreens trying to find the ones that didn’t belong. Jin had been watching the woods for weeks, more so over the last few days. He knew when Riley had entered them because the normal bird chatter shifted to more of a whisper, more of a warning. Just like they were now. Present, but quiet. Like Riley’s mood…

– © Trish Marie Dawson, Find Me Series Book 4, Coming January 2017


COMING SOON

San Diego Skyline At Dusk Reflected In Sea

That old sadness is creeping back in…A Teaser Quote from Dying to Know

My greatest fear here is not that I’ll never find my purpose, it’s that I will, and then I’ll ruin all my chances of a happily ever afterlife and end up just as miserable and lonely as I was the day I died. I thought that was my rock-bottom, that beautiful sunny Southern California day when the first me left.

Nope.

Today, in this very moment, that old sadness is creeping back in, as well as the anger, the pain, and the overwhelming feeling of being utterly insignificant. Fear has dug its way back under my skin, scraping along my bones, and filling my veins with poison. It’s become a neighbor again to Doubt, which is currently ripping into my heart and making a forever home there.

I just want to go back to sleep where it was dark and quiet. Where for just a fraction of a moment, I forgot it all. I felt nothing, because nothing is what I had become.

And right now, that sounds like Heaven.

– Piper Willow, Dying to Know – Coming Soon © Trish Marie Dawson

Dying to Know

“Love isn’t meant to be easy, even after you die.”

“Love isn’t meant to be easy, even after you die.”

The Station Series, Book 4. Coming Soon.


 

“Don’t you dare let her open that door,” Hector warns Leif just above a whisper. “We’ll lose them both.” But Leif drops his head and steps aside, allowing me access to the door. Hector starts waving his hands around again. “Damn, man! What are you doing?”

Dying to KnowLeif, normally the calm and collected one, juts a finger out at Hector and raises his voice. “We’re doing the only thing we can, if you won’t help, go find something else to do.”

Hector begins to back away from us toward the door. “I can’t watch this. I won’t be here for this.”

With a dismissive wave, Leif grunts at Hector, “Go then. I’ve got this.”

When the door closes and Leif and I are alone, I begin to run through everything I know about the inner workings of the Station for a second time. How the connections are assigned, how they work. Why they work. It’s a maze, a tangle of rules and invisible wires, yet I have a feeling that I can fix this. That I really might be able to save this volunteer. I was able to bring someone from the beyond to the Ones portal with just a damn quarter, I can do this. When I put my hand on the door, it dawns on me that I don’t know the trapped girl’s name. She’s not here, so I can’t ‘feel’ her.

“Leif, what’s her name?” I whisper…

Piper, Dying to Know, book 4 of The Station series – Coming Soon


 

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Tuesday Teaser – Dying to Know

“Not every moment here is a pleasure,” his gruff voice says above my head.

I shrug. “Right. But, it’s not meant to be a pleasure though, is it?”

“No, I suppose not,” Rush answers.

We both stare at the wall, and he reaches out to touch the picture of Mallory’s face as it comes up. “She’s a good friend.”

I shrug again. “Yeah. And a good volunteer, even though things didn’t go so great with me, obviously. That’s not her fault though.” I pause to take a long sigh, bringing the air deep into my lungs before letting it back out in a loud puff. “I don’t know how she can stand to look at my face after what I did. Maybe Sloan’s right – volunteers really shouldn’t be friends with their failed cases.”

Rush nods. “I can see how that makes things…difficult. In a perfect world, none of you would be here. And I’ll admit with more than a little embarrassment, that sometimes I wonder how different both our lives would be if you’d not arrived at the Station at all.” His voice is quiet, pensive. Whatever else is going on inside his mind, he’s keeping it to himself.

My own thoughts are racing circles around its own silent track. “You know, I think about things like that all the time. Part of me wishes I’d never woken up here, but then I feel grateful to have this place. The Station is a second chance for those of us who felt no chances were left.”

– Dying to Know, Coming Soon


Dying to Know

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