Friday, July 26, 2013

The Weekend Writing Warriors

I'm participating in the Weekend Writing Warriors mini hop again. The deal is to post 8 sentences from a writing project, published or unpublished. This week I'm offering a bit from Dreamscape. Written in homage to Agatha Christie, Dreamscape is a haunting, a murder, a thriller, a mystery, a time travel of sorts, and a love story that transcends time. Above all, this sensual tale is a reader's Easter egg hunt in the truest sense. Not everything is as it appears. Peppered throughout are little clues suggesting a story running behind the scenes. Finding them isn't necessary to the telling of the tale, just one of the fun twists I like to insert into my writing. Can you find them all before the story ends? But more importantly, can a ghost find love among the living?

Setting the Stage: Lanie and her friends are cleaning out the cellar and speculating on Jason Bowen's disappearance 120 years before. Clearing the space piece by piece, they find a deliberate tangle of junk and beneath it, a shallow grave.

From what Lanie had told them about the days spent clearing the tangled trash down here, it was clear that a century earlier the killer wanted the body to remain undiscovered. As far as they could discern at this point by fragments of shoes and clothing and obvious deterioration of bone, the skeletal remains of a woman in her early sixties had been buried under the mountain of debris for at least a hundred years. A cursory evaluation determined she’d been struck over the head from behind. The wound showed the direction of the blow and the instrument used was the iron fireplace poker. Its pronged end fit the two holes in her skull perfectly and had been discovered along with her body in the shallow grave. Both had been rolled tightly in an Oriental rug. She also held a Civil War revolver clutched tightly in her hand. Lanie knew at a glance this was the same gun the dream Jason had shown her.

Here's the story

"There are twists and turns and surprises galore in this novel, not the least of which is the ending which absolutely flipped me on my head and left me with my mouth hanging open." "Just an absolutely stunning story, and one that all lovers of romance fiction need to read." "It is all here and Ms Anderson has woven it all into a novel that is beautifully written, well-edited, and put together so that the parts of the story flow together seamlessly." "It is a novel I have no difficulty calling a work of art." "So readers who love erotic romance wrapped in the mists of dream and fantasy and time-travel will find this to be a delightful reading experience, an entertaining way to spend some time, and an exercise of the mind and imagination. This novel is already on my favorites list as well as my "to read again" list." "This is not a story that should be missed. I feel it has been a true delight and privilege to read this tale."
~ Dr. Judith's review


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  1. What a great 8, very intriguing! Great description! And a great premise for a story.

  2. Nice excerpt. I loved the trailer too.

  3. Fascinating! The excerpt really pulled me into the story and raises so many questions - well done!

  4. An intriguing eight indeed.