A few weeks ago, I believe I shared the cover for author Misty Provencher's debut Adult novel, Hale Maree. Well, she (the story) is now out in the world (HERE and HERE), and to celebrate Misty is touring and giving away some sweet prizes.
More on the prizes below but first--Misty ALSO (lady is crazy busy!) has a new, New Adult story slated to debut next week. It's called Mercy, and it's all about gargoyle shenanigans. Here's a sneak peak: (Excerpt provided by author.)
I have seen this thing in a book once. A photo that was not this, but similar enough to identify it. It is out of place here, but as the thing scrapes to grip the rock, I am almost certain I am looking at a gargoyle.
"Surprised? Disappointed?" The thing says. "That a grotesque, an ugly would be sent to save you? Not the beautiful, not the angelic? Haughty Slip. What is the matter with me? I have wings."
And the thing spreads out hideous, thin wings, darker gray than it's body and spiny as the backbone of a starving child. He pushes them down so hard that the water churns around me, bashing my body against the rock, over and over again.
Enough! I scream inside. Leave me for the angels to find!
The gargoyle's giggle escapes in charred wisps, but the thing tucks in its wings with one sticky, awkward fold.
"Strength is not exclusive to beauty, darling." The gargoyle growls, hovering closer to my face. "You will exist, Slip. And you will do it knowing that these ugly claws were the only ones that reached out for you. They are what came to save you, and not those celestial beings."
It's finger, pointy as a stinger, swoops down to prod me, but at the last second, all of the gargoyle's claws spread wide. The tines of its fingers clutch my skin and my soul is thrust back into my soft bread cage body. A caustic scream awakens from my bloodless shell and echoes among the milky-eyed fish that stare up at me as I am carried away.
Now for the giveaway! Below are two Rafflecopter forms where you can enter for a chance to win this pile o' booty:
So be sure to enter, and check out Hale Maree, too. The early reviews have been stellar. Best of luck on both Misty!