Heaven’s Prey is a novel of suspense and redemption, so let’s have some fun with a “blog chase.” Follow the trail between Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, 2013 for a chance to win a print copy of Heaven’s Prey.
You’re at the third stop in the chase. Welcome! You’ll need to visit each stop so you’ll know the answers for the quiz at the end … that’s how you enter the prize draw. To start at the beginning, click the arrow:
Let’s peek into the story world:
Disconnected images swirled in Ruth’s mind. Susan as a golden-haired six-year-old, in a blue flannel nightgown with white kittens on it, glowing with excitement over her first sleepover with Auntie Ruth and Uncle Tony. Susan the poised young woman, crossing the stage to accept her nursing diploma. The frayed teddy bear she’d taken with her to Toronto.
Frantic questions rang in a mental voice-over to the memory collage. What about my dream? God, where were You? Or couldn’t You do anything after all?
Tony’s breath warmed her hair. In the midst of the blackness, Ruth blessed this man who never said “I told you so.” She wrapped both arms around his thick waist and held on.
Ruth’s eyes were so dry they burned. Part of her heart begged God for help, but part held back. Her niece was dead. Murdered. And God … God hadn’t spoken after all. Hadn’t intervened.
Stepping out of the story …
Did you know? The ship on a Canadian dime is Nova Scotia’s most famous schooner, the Bluenose. (Link: Official Bluenose site)
Heaven’s Prey releases November 1, 2013. Visit Choose NOW Publishing to read a sample chapter … just don’t forget to come back to the chase! Preorder links are on the Choose NOW site as well.
Sandra, thanks for letting me join you here today. I’m glad to be introducing my characters to the wide world.
Delighted, Janet. And so excited for you!
Trying to remember Susan is a fictional character…while remembering that this does happen to far too many young women.
I have that trouble too… so many things that make good reads or movies — or jokes, for that matter — are spoiled when I realize they happen in real life.
I always think that if a terrible tragedy were to strike my family, I wouldn’t blame God because I know there are two forces in this world, both good and evil. Reading this passage, however, I empathize with Ruth and Tony, with how abandoned they feel. Yes, that would be the most difficult part.