Saturday, February 7, 2015

Happy Release Day to Me!!

Happy Release Day to Me!
Now Available!
Sixteen-year-old Leocadia arrives home from school to find 
her mom’s bloody body. Unaware that the killer still lingers, 
she rushes to her mother’s side, only to be grabbed from 
behind and then everything fades to black.

After a year of retrograde amnesia and battling personal 
demons, Leo’s dreams are getting worse—she’s starting to 
remember. More bodies are discovered and they seem to be 
oddly linked to her mom’s unsolved homicide.

When Leo allows her friend, Henry to drag her into the 
haunted Lucien Mansion, misty ghosts appear, ghosts that 
just might lead to her mother’s murderer.

Will Leo let her memories threaten her into a relapse or, will 
she fight to find her mother’s killer – only to become his next 

Moonlight played tricks with my eyes as we circumvented gravestones like an obstacle course, and pluming fog licked our legs as misty ghosts danced on marbleized stones. My breath shuddered as Henry bypassed me, leading the way. “Hurry—” he whispered and nudged my shoulder.
I picked up the pace and cranked my head to the left. Dark moving shapes appeared in the distance and moaning floated past my ears, probably the wind or just my imagination? Goose flesh pebbled my skin as I stumbled over an urn. Henry lugged me up urging me on.
“What are we running from?” I gasped quietly so not to wake the dead. 
“Them—over there.” Henry jerked his chin, the lenses of his glasses captured raining moonbeams. “I think it’s cops.”
His hand reached back, palm up. I latched hold. “Why would police be patrolling the cemetery?”
We whipped around a mammoth tombstone, a squared foundation for a glorious angel. He halted and threw me unceremoniously to solid concrete. My heartbeat migrated up my esophagus. Henry covered my mouth with his hand. “Sh-h...don’t breathe so loud.”
My pumping lungs slowed as I stabilized my swallows of air. Henry squashed his body into mine. A tad too close. His speedy heartbeat harmonizing with my own while cold leached into my back. I cringed at the discomfort of my head pressed between his chest and the stone. 

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  1. Wheeee! I'm so excited for you! Your book looks amazing and I hope it's a huge success! :)

  2. Fabulous, how exciting for you!!! Wishing you the best of success!!

  3. Oh, how exciting! Yay you! Love all the tension in that excerpt. Hope you have heaps of success with Don't Forget to Breathe! :D

  4. Congratulations!!! Enjoy your release day.

  5. Happy release day!! Congratulations! So exciting! Hope all goes well!

  6. All the best to you. And when I read this, I'll need my blankie!!!(smile)

  7. Congratulations! I wish you much success.

  8. Congratulations, Cathrina. I enjoyed the excerpt.

  9. Congrats Cathrina on your new release!

  10. Happy release day! That sounds like one intense book! :)

  11. So exciting! Congrats. And being in a cemetery in the fog with cops chasing you and who knows what is intense.

  12. How exciting for you, Cathrina! Good luck and keep up the good work.

  13. Congrats! Email me. I'd love to feature you on my blog for this release. khashway(at)hotmail(dot)com.

  14. Wow! Sounds like a fabulous thriller! Congratulations and best wishes for its success!

  15. Congrats, Cathrina!! It sounds like a great read. I love the cover too.

  16. Congratulations! Wishing you tons of luck. :)

  17. I thought I commented on this on Saturday but apparently not! So let me say Congratulations again and I know you will kick butt with this book. :)

  18. Congratulations on the new release. Sounds pretty creepy--the story not the release day.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  19. So exciting!! Enjoy every moment. :)