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Friday, October 22, 2010

YA Spooktacular! Part 2 of A Soul Laid Bare by Bree Despian!

Thanks for stopping by the Coldwater eZine, news blog of the official Hush, Hush Saga fansite, Fallenarchangel! We're thrilled to be a part of the YA Spooktacular event and very excited to host Bree Despain's portion of the story, Soul Laid Bare. There's even a chance to Trick or Treat for a signed copy of Bree's book, THE DARK DIVINE, so please read the end of the post for your chance to enter.
If you didn't catch the first part of A Soul Laid Bare you can find it here at Pageturners Blog.

Enjoy!___________________________________________________________

A Soul Laid Bare - part 2 - Bree Despain


Tonya blinked. Her eyes had only been closed for a fraction of a second—only a single heartbeat—but when she opened them, the man loomed right in front of her. Only a few inches away.

Tonya jumped back in shock and hit the library cart behind her. Books spilled out onto the ground. She grabbed the edge of the cart to steady herself. She tried to shout, but her throat felt like it was closing in on itself.

She was trapped between the cart and this man.
He glared at her—his eyes black as two obsidian stones. “You have something I need.” His voice echoed in Tonya’s ears as he reached his large hand out toward her. “I need your help…”

***
“Sami?” a deep voice asked.

“Wha…?” Sami sat up with a start. She knocked a book off the desk in front of her. Wait, what desk? “Where am I?”

“Um . . . the library,” that deep voice said.

“Library?”

Sami looked at the guy standing beside her. His white oxford shirt-sleeves were rolled up to his elbows, exposing his mocha colored forearms. He smiled. Dylan Harris, Sami realized. She’d spent too many hours staring at that perfect smile from across the lunchroom to not recognize it—even if her brain was still in a fog.

“Pretty intense nap, huh?” Dylan made a wiping motion next to his mouth. “Might want to…um…”

Heat rushed into Sami’s cheeks. She wiped the corner of her mouth. Of course she’d been drooling in her sleep in front of Dylan.

But the thing is, Sami could have sworn she hadn’t been asleep. One second she’d been watching TV after school…at home…and the next she was here.

“Sorry to bug you, but the library is closing. Didn’t want you waking up here all alone.”

Alone.

Sami suddenly remembered her dream: The young librarian with the books. The man at the desk. His black, black eyes. The two of them in the library—alone. Only it hadn’t felt like a dream at all. It was like Sami had actually been living a day in the woman’s life…Tonya, yes, that had been her name. Sami could even feel the tender spot on her skin where she’d spilled hot coffee on herself in the dream.

This wasn’t the first time in the last week Sami had dreamed—experienced—the same scenario. Only this time she’d woken in the library where the dream had taken place.

“Interesting reading.” Dylan scooped up the book Sami had knocked from the table. “Colonial Witchcraft?”

“I don’t remember picking that out.” But she had seen it before. It was one of the books the woman in her dream had been carrying from her car. “I need to go.”

“I’ll walk you out,” Dylan said. “Do you need a ride home?”

Normally, Sami would have freaked out about Dylan Harris asking to drive her home, but the fact that she had no idea whether she’d driven here herself was freaking her out even more.

Most of the library lights had already been turned out, and it was even darker beyond the windows. Sami stopped short next to a small display filled with flowers surrounding the picture of a woman—who seemed hauntingly familiar.

“I heard it’s the ten year anniversary of her death,” Dylan said. “Strange how they never figured out how she died.”

Sami swallowed hard. She looked at the nameplate on the framed picture of the woman. Librarian, Tonya Sellers.

“I think I may know,” Sami said before she could stop herself. _______________________________________________

Dying to know what happens next? Visit Young Adult Books Reviewed here to find out!

To enter for your chance to win a signed copy of THE DARK DIVINE by Bree Despain please click on the Trick or Treat button below. Good luck!

And that's not all! There's another spooktacular story called Darkness that you need to check out. Click on the button to start at the beginning!



There's more! Not only are there Trick or Treat giveaways that can be found on some of the blogs, there's a BIG giveaway with awesome prizes (open Internationally) for all of you who comment on each post of the story. So keep reading and commenting! Happy Halloween!

*Giveaway Rules-Each guest must comment on EVERY post in a story to be entered. (If guest is reading story 1, then they must comment on story 1.)
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-You must fill out form (posted on host blog) to enter the giveaway.
*A winner be selected at random upon the story's conclusion. The winner must have commented on each of the blog posts or a different winner will be selected

A special thanks to Danielle (@daniellebunner) & Khelsea (@onceuponareview) for including us in this awesome event!

42 comments:

Liz said...

And the story just got more interesting, I knew those dark mysterious boys where bad for a girl's health.

Ariane said...

Hmmm, I was wondering how the first story was going to turn into YA, and now I know! It seemed like Tonya was not a librarian in the first part, that she'd come from "the office", but it's not important. I like this Dylan character, he seems sweet despite is status. This part was definitely a little creepy with the books already picked out for her. I'm looking forward to Sami figuring out Tonya's story.

Day said...

Really loving this! Thank you so much! There is something so perfect about a spooky haunted library in a story!

grumpybybirth said...

OMG what a twist. Loved it very unexpected and very excited. I can't wait to see what is going on.

vickyvak said...

Oh! I can't wait to read more of this story!

Jane said...

Great twist! More please;)

Victoria said...

This is so much fun. I love how it's keeping me on my toes. Looking forward to more!

Minamostaza said...

That's it? GAH! I NEED MORE!!! :D I totally loved this and I'm looking forward to more. :)

Irish said...

Loving the twist. Can't wait to see what happens next.

April X said...

Ooohh I must know what happens next!!!

marian said...

whoa! twist!! didn't see that coming! very excited to read more!

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

Oooh, I am totally intrigued!! These stories are so great.

Pokadots1121 said...

This was a good suprise. I have to say I wasn't expecting that.

Madeleine said...

Awesome! This is so much fun!

Dani said...

This is fun! I'm loving this new twist!

Erin said...

This story just to a turn for amazing!! And Bree writing about another Dylan.... hmmm, coincidence?? ;] I for one can't wait to read more.

S.o.L.a.R. said...

Great twist. I love how both the stories are following different paths but are both perfect for Halloween time :)

jecca said...

Oh wow! i did not expect that!

Britta said...

Twists! Its funny how you always know there will be a twist, but yet you never fully expect it. Must read part III!

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Oh the twists and turns! I love it. This is a complete 180 from what I had expected, but in the best way. I can't wait to read about what's going on with Sami and just what happened to Tonya.

germaine.dulac said...

Ooooh! Now I'm really intrigued. This is turning into a good mystery, and I'm looking forward to the next part.

sablelexi said...

wow, this entry made me WAY more interested in this story. I can't wait to read more.

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Angela Sharp said...

i love the twist it was unexpected and deffinately intriguing, cant wait to see more.

Chrystal678 said...

Neat! Great add to the story.

*Jam* said...

I don't know why but I always love characters named Dylan! =)

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xSyn-Fulx said...

Well, I did not see that coming! Well done, I'm now officially addcited to this story!

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Kristina Barnes♥ said...

Wha! Twist this early on! That's intense! :)

Tolley Family said...

That was a great twist. I can't wait to see what happens next.

donnas said...

Oh! A twist already how great.

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timestandstill said...

Okay, this is good and quick a read so far. Time travel/seer paranormal maybe. Hummmm.

Giada M said...

I love it! This story is so awesome!*_*

(Please enter me in the Trick or Treat giveaway only if it is international. Thank you!)

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Andrea I said...

Interesting that it started with a dream.

Heather said...

I'm getting even more into this story. I love stories full of mystery. The longer it keeps me in the dark and guessing the better!

Kristen said...

hehe I like the twist with it starting off as a dream! this story is starting off great!!

Kristen
My Bloody Fairy Tale

Katie_Fogle said...

Love the twist! Can't wait to see what happens next!

latishajean said...

That was a great twist to the story I so want to know whats next!

Lauren M said...

Oh, very interesting. I like the sudden shift in perspective, and that twist was awesome!

resugo said...

oooh! what an surprising development. And a cute boy to boot. Awesome.

Emiii8 said...

Great twist! Can't wait to see what happens next!

Emily a.k.a WilowRaven : ) said...

Bree is such a good story teller. Loved this part!

Kailia Sage said...

Ok, this story is getting more interesting!

Lady Kay said...

I like this! I wonder, are they related or anything?

Favorite part:
"This wasn’t the first time in the last week Sami had dreamed—experienced—the same scenario. Only this time she’d woken in the library where the dream had taken place."