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My Friday Love is a weekly where we want to share what we loved during this past week.
My Friday Love is…
The Home for Halloween Giveaway
One of my favorite horror/thriller authors, Scott Nicholson has a new book releasing soon, and he has an awesome giveaway running to celebrate the launch of The Home. I’m thrilled to host an excerpt from the new book and a Rafflecopter widget for everyone to enter this great contest!
Enter the Rafflecopter to win your choice of a Kindle Fire, Nook HD, or Kobo Glo, as well as signed books and audiobooks in the Home for Halloween giveaway from author Scott Nicholson.
The giveaway celebrates the launch of paranormal thriller The Home. Experiments at a group home for troubled children lead to paranormal activity—and the ghosts are from the home’s dark past as an insane asylum. In development as a feature film, it’s available in ebook at Amazon US, Amazon UK, BN.com, Kobo, and Smashwords.
EXCERPT: THE HOME
By Scott Nicholson
(From Chapter 30)
Freeman peeked out the window. The kids were in gym class, and Freeman had faked a sprained ankle. He’d been sent to the rec room again, where he was supposed to rest and watch whatever uplifting program PBS was broadcasting. Instead, Dr. Phil was brow-beating a couple into a changing day in their lives. He turned the sound on the television down so the noise wouldn’t distract him.
He reached into his pocket and pulled out the yellowed newspaper clipping. A tiny piece of it broke away as he unfolded it. The photograph had faded a little over the years, but it still had the power to reach off the page and squeeze Freeman’s throat.
Dad’s mug shot.
The headline above: “Psychiatrist Arrested In Wife’s Murder.”
And then came the deck: “Mills Was Respected In Mental Health Circles.”
Like all small-town papers, the Neuse River Tribune delivered sensationalism with a community touch. The article hinted at the gruesome nature of the crime with phrases such as “mutilated corpse” and “unsuspecting victim,” but also included eyewitness testimony:
“Dr. Mills was the nicest man you ever met,” said Doris Jenkins, who had lived next to the Millses for four years. “He was quiet and always waved hello. You never would have expected something like this.”
Doris Jenkins, as Freeman recalled, had been an old witch who shook her broom at the kids whenever a stray football bounced into her roses. In her account to the press, she neglected to mentioned she’d never waved back. Now she was frozen in ink as the voice of authority. Whatever.
Freeman read the article all the way through, though he knew it by heart. His name was in the last paragraph. The poor kid who hadn’t spoken since witnessing the terrible tragedy. The kid who was in an emergency foster placement until Social Services could figure out what to do with him.
The kid who grew up to be him.
Breaking Dawn Part II (and movie theaters with reserved seating)
When The Twilight Saga: Eclipse came out in theaters, about fifteen of us from several states and three different countries (including our beloved Danny and Pushy) got together here in Chicago to watch the midnight premiere. Since then, my sister and I have watched each movie at the midnight opening, albeit with a much smaller crowd because the hype has died down considerably. Now it’s just the two of us with reserved seating tickets at a theater near our house, which will make it so much easier for my old butt to drive home at three a.m. By now it’s just tradition, so we might as well finish out the series (and it’s a good excuse to take a Friday off of work).
While I’ll admit to laughing through a good chunk of each of these movies, I’m hoping for a real fight towards the end of this one. Please let this movie not be as much of a let down as the book was with no real confrontation! Bella does seem pretty bad ass now that she’s a vampire, and I’m looking forward to seeing all of the other vampire clans.
So Happy Friday, and Happy Columbus Day Weekend (if you’re in the States)!!!
and what do you think about the Twilight series movie adaptations? They’re okay, never should have been made, have gotten better with each movie, so over it? I’m personally more looking forward to the next Hunger Games movie!
Much Friday Love,
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