Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Excerpt Tour + #Giveaway: Night to Dawn 39 presented by Barbara Custer @NighttoDawn1 @GoddessFish


Night to Dawn 39

by Barbara Custer

GENRE: Dark Fantasy


The apocalypse of the movie screen and the printed page has become a reality. A microbe threatens humanity, making Corona seem like the common cold. Innocents die to appease young and hungry gods. A doctor feeds the souls of his patients to a demon. Featuring Marge Simon, Lee Clark Zumpe, Margaret L. Carter, Rod Marsden, Matthew Wilson, and other authors.

Excerpt from Linda Barrett’s “Lianne”

When I opened the door of the Raden, the temple of the good luck goddess, Bree-Ahm, my nose picked up the smell of some freaky oil. It gave off this odor of sweet, musty flowers. It started me coughing and gagging for air in this stone dive. My canine-human mutant nose is ten times stronger than a regular person’s. That’s why I became a private investigator.

Watch out for the glass!” the girl shouted, her soft, sweet voice echoing in the Raden’s wide stone halls.

I looked down to see millions of glass shards glittering in front of me. I drew one foot back because I had flip flops on.

As I looked up at this crazy place, my eyes scanned everything. Stone statues carved in the columns along the walls surrounded the altar. Someone must have spent years on this place of worship. Wooden benches, stone statues, and even gold went into the making of this place. Even the incense smelled ritzy.

The guards in their black leather tunics reminded me of some 1980s sci-fi movie with Mel Gibson in it. They bared their arms and legs and wore metal spikes on their breast plates. I smelled sweat and cigarette smoke on their bodies. The girl guard towered over me. She looked too cute to be working with these moonlighting professional wrestlers.

She aimed a spear at me, her eyes doing the same thing.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Barbara lives near Phila., PA, retired from her job as a respiratory therapist. Nowadays, she chases Mylar balloons at the supermarket, enjoys a fright flick, or works on horror and science fiction tales. Many of her short stories have appeared in numerous small press magazines. She’s been editor of Night to Dawn Magazine since 2004.

Books by Barbara include When Blood Reigns, Twilight Healer, The Forgotten People, Steel Rose, City of Brotherly Death, Close Liaisons, and Life Raft: Earth. She enjoys bringing her medical background to the printed page and then blending it with supernatural horror. She maintains a presence on Facebook, Twitter, and The Writers Coffeehouse forum. Look for the photos with the Mylar balloons, and you’ll find Barbara.

Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter

Buy Links:

Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Doylestown Bookshop


$10 Amazon/BN GC

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Popple said...

Thank you for having me as a guest and for showcasing my work.