#WakeRobinRidge by @marciameara #Excerpt


Still trying to catch up after so many interruptions this fall, so not back on my normal posting schedule. Since we have no guest blogger today, I thought maybe I’d just share an excerpt from my first novel, Wake-Robin Ridge, available on Amazon for the permanently low price of $.99.

“Wake-Robin Ridge, where ghosts walk,
ancient legends abound, and things still go bump in the night.”

A slow, cold mile later, he could see the faintest hint of dawn through the trees just ahead, and knew he was approaching the clearing. The trick was to get close enough to see without being seen. He found a spot behind some thick but low-growing bushes. It was a perfect place to hunker down and wait. In the gray light of early morning, he pulled out his favorite filleting knife and a small whetstone, spat on the stone, and began to slide the knife back and forth across the surface. Falling into a rhythm, eyes half closed, he continued to hone the knife, metal caressing stone again and again. His excitement rose as he thought about the damage the razor-sharp edge was going to do, slicing deep into tender flesh, and releasing spray after spray of coppery-scented blood into the air. He smiled, already hearing the terrified pleading and the screams that would follow.

The soft noise of blade on stone kept him company as time passed. At last, morning broke in full, and spilled pink and gold daylight into the world, but his thoughts were not on the beauty of the new day opening in front of him. Instead, his hatred morphed into a cold fury as he thought about the full extent of the treachery committed against him, and the bloody revenge he planned to extract.

Lloyd crouched low in the bushes, peering at the little cabin in the clearing. This is what she chose to do with his money? Hide out on a deserted hillside in a stinkin’ little wooden shack that looked like it should have belonged to the Beverly Hillbillies, before they struck it rich? God, he could kill the bitch. “Oh, that’s right,” he said. “I’m going to.”


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19 thoughts on “#WakeRobinRidge by @marciameara #Excerpt

    • Thank you so much, Mae! I do love my mountains, and my mountain “folk.” So much rich material there to incorporate into my stories. From ghosts, to the Sight, to the Black Dog, to . . . well, I’m thinking the Brownsville Lights might be next. 😀

      Between the legends of Appalachia in one series to the little community of Riverbend, Florida in another, I’ve got a head full of stories. (No supernatural stuff in Riverbend, though. The people there are weird enough all by themselves. 😀 ) Hope you’ll like that one, too, when you get a chance to read it.

      Thanks for commenting and sharing!

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  1. The Riverbend novels are definitely on my TBR, Marica. I’ve been so behind in my reading while meeting my deadline on book 3 of my Point Pleasant series. Fortunately, I met my deadline the first of the month, and have now gotten the first round of edits back from my editor. I’m starting to be able to concentrate on reading again, something I really missed during the month of November.

    And, BTW, I love the legend of the Brown Mountain Lights. I’d love to see you do something with them eventually.

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    • Congratulations on making your deadline, and moving forward. I have to catch up with the series, too. I think I saw the second book is being released? Good luck with the edits, etc. And Riverbend will be ready for you when you’re ready for it. 😀

      I’ve been pondering those lights for a while. Don’t quite know how I can work Rabbit into the picture with them, but I’m going to dig into a possible scenario as soon as I finish “That Darkest Place.” This book is moving slowly, for sure, but it is so emotional, I snivel a lot while I’m writing it. 😥 That slows my typing down. 😀

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    • Hey, grab your copy, and start hunkering! 😀 It’s CHEEEP. 😉 And very hunker-worthy! (Says I, with absolutely NO sign of prejudice at all! Honest. No, really. Okay, some. It IS my baby, after all. 😀 )


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