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Friday, April 27, 2012

The Mayfair Moon - JA Redmerski, Excerpt/Giveaway



After a nightmarish encounter with a werewolf, seventeen-year-old Adria Dawson loses her sister, but gains the love of a mysterious young man and his legendary family.

Strange and tragic things begin to happen in the small town of Hallowell, Maine: residents come down with an unexplainable ‘illness’ and some disappear. In the midst of everything, Isaac Mayfair is adamant about keeping Adria safe, even from her sister whom he has warned her to stay away from.

As unspeakable secrets unfold all around Adria, impossible choices become hers to bear. Ultimately, no matter what path she takes, her life and the lives of those she loves will be in peril. As she learns about the werewolf world she also learns why her place in it will change the destinies of many.

Excerpt – Werewolf at Finch’s Grocery 


I started to go back to the oatmeal boxes until I noticed a dark figure standing in the far corner of Finch’s parking lot. Moving out of the pool of light shining above from the fluorescent, I stood closer to the end of the shelf.

“Thirty more minutes and he won’t need to come anyway,” Harry said from behind.

I walked further up and edged my way toward the window to get a better look. The figure stood just out of the glow from the street light. He, if it was a man, wore dark clothes from head to toe. The way he stood there, still as a statue and staring toward the store, made my nerves short out like electrical wires.

“Me and Sebastian don’t hang out much anymore,” Harry went on, still shelving merchandise. “I mean, I get it and all, but it still sucks. Y’know?”

“Harry,” I whispered, as if the man could actually hear me from that far away, “come here.”

I felt him standing behind me then.

“Do you see that guy?” I said, taking my eyes off the parking lot for just a second.

“No,” Harry answered. “I don’t see anybody.”

I did a double take. The man was gone.

“No,” I said, moving quickly to the store window and almost pressing my face against it. “He was standing right there, off in the corner. He was staring this way.”

I turned around fully to face Harry.

“I can’t believe this,” I said.

“Don’t get so worked up, Adria.” Harry started to walk back to the aisle. “Could’ve been anyone; you’re really jumpy tonight.”

I turned around again. The man, with a grinning, maniacal face dripping with blood stood an inch from the glass.

I shrieked and stumbled backward, my foot catching under a metal newspaper rack. I fell hard on my side and newspapers came tumbling down.

Harry came running over.

“Holy shit!” he said.

Harry grabbed me and pulled me to my feet. The man’s eyes swirled black; his knifelike teeth glistening with blood.

Suddenly, Harry fell over the same newspaper stand that I did. He almost took me down with him, but let go of my arm just as he hit the floor.

“What the hell!” he shouted.

The man came closer to the window. His wicked, smiling face was like staring into the face of the Devil.

His hands were behind his back. He pulled his right arm out slowly and pointed his index finger upwards, the nail two inches razor-sharp and black like his eyes. His hand was covered in blood.

Blood stained the snow beneath him.

“I imagine uncles taste better than German Shepherds,” the man said so cold and menacingly through the glass.

I gasped. Harry had gotten to his feet and was trying to pull me backwards with him, but I pushed him away from me. I threw myself against the window, my face and the werewolf’s face separated by nothing more than a false sense of security. I banged my palms once against it, feeling the entire window shake and shudder.

“What did you do to him?” I screamed. “What did you do to my uncle?” I banged the glass once more; the palms of my hands stung.

The man grinned, revealing his deadly teeth even more to me in his malign expression.

Harry grabbed me more intensely and managed to pry me violently away from the window. I was mad with rage, trying to fight my way free, but Harry was too strong. I felt my shoes scraping across the floor as he pulled me into the nearest aisle.

The werewolf let out a menacing growl from outside, jerking back his head. The last I saw of him was how his hot breath had melted the cold from the glass.

Come find Jessica...


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36 comments:

  1. I'd have to say my favorite werewolf is Jeremy Danvers from the Kelley Armstrong series

    Thanks so much for the review and the giveaway :)

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    1. Ooh, I've not heard of that one. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for coming by Danielle!

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  2. I recently read Caged Moon by Rachel Deagan and I usually stick to the latest character I read about, so I might say Liam, but I'm also a big fan of Immortal After Dark by Kresley Cole so my eternal furball love would be Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan!

    Thanks for this chance :D

    Proserpine

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    1. I do that a lot too. I totally want to read IAD, just haven't gotten around to it yet. Good luck on the giveaway :)

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  3. Jacob. *gets bricked*

    Ok, maybe it's more because of the movie than the book, but he's hot....*drools*

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    1. No, Jacob is good!! I love how giant he is when he's a wolf :)

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  4. Adam Hauptman and Warren from Patricia Brigg's Mercy Thompson series.

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    1. Another to add to my list! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I do not have a favorite werewolf yet. But I will be checking out other people's comments to see what they say. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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    1. haha, I was totally excited to see what wolves people would put down, cause I just love them! :)

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  6. I love the wolves from The Wolves of Mercy Falls:)

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    1. Ok, you guys are making me think I don't know any wolves at all lol. I'm going to check these out!

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway! I liked Reuben from Anne Rice's new novel, The Wolf Gift. I don't really have a fave werewolf though.

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    1. I have a friend, a guy at that, who said that was a great book! Good luck on the giveaway!

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  8. No, I do not have a favorite werewolf yet.

    joellaelbert@gmail.com

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    1. I think there are some good ones popping up in this list that you could check out! I'm finding it very informative :)

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  9. Thanks for a great giveaway! This book sounds great!

    I'd have to second Anne's nomination of Adam Hauptman and Warren from Patricia Brigg's Mercy Thompson series. Love them!

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  10. Oh my! There are so many out there. I'd say for today my favorite is Wallace from Bonnie Bliss's were series. He's just so hot and mysterious :)

    Thank you for the chance to win! The book sounds very interesting!

    ~Ava~

    dragonlady029 @ aol . com

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    1. you definitely can't go wrong with the hot *and* mysterious combo!! Good luck!

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  11. My favorite werewolf is from TV, not books - Josh from Being Human.

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    1. I've seen him in previews when I watch Lost Girl. I like him! I wanted to watch Being Human, but I didn't want to pick it up midseason, then I found out this was not the first season, then I gave up lol.

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  12. Sounds interesting! I love Sheriff Gray White and the Dorland brothers, Mike and Drake, from Jianne Carlo's White Wolf series.

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    1. oooh white wolves? Sounds intriguing! Thanks for coming by, good luck!

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  13. I LOVE the excerpt! And I love the concept of werewolves!!!!!! It looks AWESOME!!!!!! My favorite werewolf is Jacob from Twilight.

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    1. Score two for Jacob! LOL I love him too, but I'm learning I like them a little more bad than he is. But he is definitely a wolf to be reckoned with!

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  14. At the moment my favorite werewolf is Ross Marshall from Rebecca York's Moon series.

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    1. LOL I don't know that one either!! I think I am missing out on a whole wolfy world!

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  15. A lot of awesome replies so far! I have to say that my favorite werewolf (other than the ones in my book!) is also Josh on Being Human - LOVE him! And Liz, you should get Season One and watch it - you're missing out. That show is genius!

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    1. I definitely think I do need to see it. The little blips I catch look amazing! Do you watch Lost Girl? Dyson, the wolf on there, is so dreamy :) Totally not my normal type but I love him anyway! (ok, yes, I am slightly delusional)

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    2. LOL, no you're right - Dyson is yummy! I watch the show sometimes. I really like the sidekick character, Kenzi. She's so awesome!

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    3. I adore her! I kind of think she should be Bo, although she might be too young. But she definitely has an exotic look. I would love to be her for a day!

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  16. Yeah, or just have her eyes for a day! OK, that sounded kind of macabre, but you know what I mean!

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  17. I'm actually torn between Sam from Wolves of Mercy Falls and Devon from Raised by Wolves. I really need to read some of my paranormal books to find some adult werewolves. lol Thank you for the giveaway!

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  18. I like Bowen from the Immortals After Dark series.

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  19. She's not a werewolf, but Mercedes.

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