Going Once, Going Twice…SOULED!!!

So, hey!  Amazing that a week has gone by since I released Souled.  Seems like just yesterday I clicked on the publish button.  The days are flying by for me.  I really wanted to take a few weeks off, but already the opening chapter for the sequel is pounding against my door, demanding to be let in.  I’ll see how long I can hold off.

What I would like to do, though, is give you another peek at a section of Souled.  The first passage was revealed when I got tagged in the Lucky 7 game.  So here’s another part of the story:

“Hey.” I pulled Dani against me again and rested my forehead against hers. “Thanks for going with me tonight.”

“I don’t know why you thought I wouldn’t.” Dani leaned back and searched my face. “Is everything okay?”

“Yeah, definitely.” This night was going to be great. “I love you,” I said.

“Me, too.”

I cupped her face, pulling her close enough to brush my lips against hers, closing my eyes to shut out everything that could possibly distract me from this moment. The dark behind my eyes became darker before it flared, and stopped me mid-kiss. Something didn’t feel right.

“What’s wrong?” Dani frowned.

“Your mom’s coming.” Perfect timing, because I couldn’t explain what was wrong, just that something felt off, as if something bad was about to happen.

Janice appeared in the doorway. “Sorry I took so long. I had to replace the batteries. This darn thing uses them up so quickly. Okay. Get closer,” she said, sweeping her hand through the air, motioning us to get closer.

I draped my arm around Dani and pressed my cheek against her hair, smiling at the lens.

In the split second after the flash went off, I blinked and in that split second of darkness, I saw it.

What the HELL?! Maksim?!

I focused on Dani, squeezing her shoulder and pulling her closer still. I wasn’t feeling so good anymore. “Thanks, Mrs. Parsons,” I managed to say. “I think we’d better go, Dani. Justin is probably waiting for us.” But there was nowhere I could run to hide from what I had seen. And it was more than seeing; it was suddenly knowing the truth. Knowing I had been duped.

I took a deep breath, causing a tremor in my chest.

The voice had a face. Freakin’ A. He had a face.

And that face told me that Maksim was no angel.

~ ~ ~

Slightly curious about what that was all about?  You can download Souled on your Kindle via Amazon, or pick up the print version, which is available through Createspace or Amazon.

As for the winner of the giveaway, I had my youngest draw a name out of the hat, and the winner is Debra Kristi!  Debra, you need to let me know if you’d like the eBook or print version.

As for the rest of you awesome peeps, I appreciate all of you stopping by and leaving me a comment and supporting the book’s release.  I’d like to show my gratitude by offering you an e-version of Souled.    Thank you so much!!

About Diana Murdock

California-grown, writer of contemporary and YA paranormal with enough energy to write, raise two boys, run, and dream.

Posted on June 27, 2012, in Paranormal, soul attachment, Souled, spiritual attachment, Tattoo, Teenager, Uncategorized, YA Novels, Young Adult and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Lucky Debra! I’m hearing good buzz about SOULED, Diana…congratulations! I’m completely proud of you. 🙂

  2. Congratulations on the new book, Diana! Your excerpt is very enticing. I’ve been out of town and off the grid since last week, or I would have congratulated you before now!

    I love your “About” statement, too–I admire your energy. 🙂

  3. Congratulations, Debra, you are going to love Souled! I’m still thinking about the story, Diana, and the fabulous manner in which you crafted that story. It really got into my head and under my skin. I mean, what if … ??? So happy to hear there will be a sequel after that surprise ending! Write on, my friend!

    • I have a couple of songs playing in my head that fit the sequel perfectly so I play them over and over on my iPod. Crazy stuff this soul attachment. Ya just never know…

  4. Oooooo! I love this part of the story! His first glance at the demon within! Gives me shivers! Great story! So excited for the sequel! Don’t make us wait too long!

  5. Congrats Diana and Debra on winning. The excerpt left me WANTING!!! Sounds soooo good darlin’ and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. As soon as I am done 50 shades, I’ll be off to purchase…I can’t wait! SQUEEE!

  6. You have me hooked, Diana– of course I was hooked on you after I read AGAIN. This is going to be a great read. I hope you sell a million!

  7. Loved this book! Great excerpt and I hope the week continues to be fabulous for you! Congrats again on your excellent book.

  8. Oh, yes – this is one of my favorite excerpts from Souled. Such an awesome read.
    You deserve a couple of weeks off from writing, after such a tremendous amount of work you put into getting Souled ready for publishing. But I hear you – when the Muse knocks, you gotta let her in! 🙂

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