Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Gold Manor Ghost House

Today's special guest is Merry Brown. Born and raised in Bakersfield, California, Merry now lives in the northwest corner of Tennessee with her husband, three boys, and Daisy the cat. She teaches philosophy at the University of Tennessee, Martin, where she counts it a great privilege and joy to introduce students to perennial questions about the nature of the universe, meaning, morality, and the human condition. Merry Brown's love of philosophy and young adult paranormal and dystopian literature inspired her to write THE KNOWERS, the first book in the Exiled Trilogy. GOLD MANOR GOLD HOUSE is her latest YA paranormal romance book.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Anna thought life was going to be awesome.  She was right…and wrong.

Won her dream job acting in a hit TV series.  Check.

Working with her best friend.  Check.

The set’s haunted and she’s in the middle of a supernatural war.  Uh, check?

Anna Rose Ellington is sixteen and living in Hollywood, hoping to be a star. Anna just landed a major role on Ghost House, TeenTV’s new fall drama.  A show promising to be so hot, Meg Sweet (the reigning teenage diva), signed on for the lead, and Adam Lewis (international rock sensation) is a principal player.

Her dreams are falling into place until she gets on set and begins questioning her sanity.  It’s true she has an unusual dream life, where once in a while her dreams literally come true.  But it’s been a while.  On top of her dreams not staying put in her brain, including the guy she’d been dreaming of for years, the house they’re filming in, Gold Manor, might actually be haunted.  But that’s the least of her worries.
 
AN EXCERPT

“Keep your hands off her,” Corey yelled as he pulled his fist back for another hit.  A second before Corey’s hand made contact with his face, Adam’s eyes opened and quick as lightning he grabbed his fist.  Forcing it up and throwing Corey off balance, Adam jumped to his feet.

“I’m going to kill you, Lewis,” Corey growled.

I cleared my mind of everything but one thought, please don’t hurt him, please don’t hurt him. Adam instantly moved from retaliation mode to defense only.  Out of nowhere, Dom was standing in front of Adam, hands on Corey, trying to push him back and calm him down.

I was by his side, coaching him, reminding him, “Breathe, Corey.  In and out.  In and out.”

“No,” he spit back and lunged at me.

I barely escaped the blow to my jaw, but my thigh was not so lucky.  Going down with a scream, I wasn’t on the grass long before Corey was beside me, knocked out cold with Adam standing over him.

It didn’t seem possible for Adam to take Corey in a fight.  Corey was bigger, had more muscles, built like a line-backer to Adam’s thinner frame.  But no one could deny the evidence of Corey out by Adam’s fist.

My leg ached from the punch.  I’d have an ugly bruise for weeks.

“You okay?” Adam asked with an indifferent voice, but I wasn’t fooled.  I saw the hatred burning behind his eyes.

 
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10 comments:

p.m.terrell said...

Thank you for joining us here today. Your book sounds wonderful. I love ghost stories and supernatural themes. Best of luck on your book tour.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Andra Lyn said...

Thanks so much for sharing! Sounds like a fun story that I'd love to read :D

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Kate said...

Thanks for sharing!

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Merry Brown said...

Thank you for hosting Gold Manor Ghost House today!

Ingeborg said...

I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

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Catherine Lee said...

I can't quite figure out the cover from the excerpts and the blurb. She looks so elegant.
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Mary Preston said...

I do want to know what happens before & after that excerpt.

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merrybrown.com said...

Catherine, the cover is supposed to invoke the mood of the book. I hope it does!
Mary Preston, I hope you get a chance to pick up Gold Manor Ghost House to find out!

Natasha said...

Sounds like a great read!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
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