Wednesday, November 15, 2017

ROMANTIC/SUSPENSE - THE REMAINS IN THE POND - WIN A SIGNED COPY


Random drawing for one signed copy of my new Romantic/Suspense 
THE REMAINS IN THE POND
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Winner will be drawn December 20th by Random.org

I didn’t see Matt anywhere. There weren’t any vehicles in the gravel lot. I parked but didn’t roll down the windows. Something felt wrong. The night began to feel as opaque as the murky water. If Matt wanted to see me, where was he?
            Backing up, I shined my headlights a different direction, then I made a small tight circle and lit up the entire parking area a little at a time. Low mesquites and spindly live oaks bordered one side of the lot. It was the sort of foliage that loved a little water now and then but thrived just as well without it. I saw neither Matt nor Rose.
            After a few minutes, I pulled out of the lot and circled the pond as far as I could go. The gravel road didn’t loop around the entire thing, only about three quarters of the way, and then you were forced to turn around in the only remaining wide spot unless you wanted to get out and have a picnic beneath the single stand of oaks tall enough to give good shade.
            Of course I didn’t need any shade now. And I really didn’t want to get out of the car. This seemed too weird. I put the car in reverse and executed a careful turnaround. When my headlights picked out the figure at the edge of the water, I inhaled sharply. It was not what I expected to find.
            I rolled down my window. “Rose?” I called. “Is that you?”
            A branch cracked, a shadow moved, and panic slid between my ribs like a blade.  The figure turned toward my headlights, definitely female. She wore her long hair lose and flowing. Under the moonlight, I couldn’t be certain if the woman’s hair was red or light brown.
            “What are you doing here?” No answer. “Where’s Matt?” I tried to keep my voice steady, to show her I wasn’t afraid. I put the car in PARK and opened my door tentatively, putting one foot on the ground.

            She stared into my headlights, one hand shielding her eyes like a sailor looking for land, and then, like a flash, she ran straight at me. Straight toward my little Honda with the window rolled down. Her hair flew out behind her and it was all so surreal that for a moment, I simply sat there, paralyzed. Then she raised her right hand above her head. In her grip, I caught a glimpse of silver.


Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Remains-Pond-Ann-Swann-ebook/dp/B076PH5V37

16 comments:

  1. I want to read more. Sounds intriguing.

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    1. Great - you're entered into the drawing. =)

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    2. Oh, Janice, I'll need your email address if you win...

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  2. This does sound exciting & I LOVE the cover.

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  3. Very intriguing. I would love to read more.
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    1. Thanks, Debby. I'll put your name into the drawing!

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  4. Thanks Ann! Very ahunting cover - love it.

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    1. Thank you, Lesley. I'll put your name in the drawing. =)

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  5. What a beautiful cover! Can't wait to read :)

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer - I'll put your name in to win!

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  6. Congrats on your latest novel!
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  7. Really enjoyed the sample. It makes me want to read more.
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  8. Congrats on your new release - sounds really intriguing - jody.714@hotmail.com

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