Monday, March 29, 2021

Virtual Book Tour: Night to Dawn 39 by Barbara Custer

 Good morning! Please welcome author Barbara Custer to Full Moon Dreaming! She is here to tell us about her new release, Night to Dawn 39. Barbara will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to one randomly drawn commenter via Rafflecopter during the tour. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. To find the other stops on her tour, go here. Don't forget to look for the Rafflecopter at the end of this post!



 

Night to Dawn 39

by Barbara Custer


 

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GENRE: Dark Fantasy

 

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BLURB:

 

The apocalypse of the movie screen and the printed page has become a reality. A microbe threatens humanity, making Corona seem like the common cold. Innocents die to appease young and hungry gods. A doctor feeds the souls of his patients to a demon. Featuring Marge Simon, Lee Clark Zumpe, Margaret L. Carter, Rod Marsden, Matthew Wilson, and other authors.

 

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EXCERPT:

 

 

 Matthew Wilson’s “I am No Witch”

 

I wasn't blessed with my own kids, and given the hate this town shines on me, maybe that is best, for the humiliation is terrible. I wouldn't wish old age on anyone. My house is made of brick, not candy, and I cannot help the hideousness of my face.

 

My neighbors whisper stories of my dear, dead Harry to their children. They laugh and sing about how he went mad, tried to kill me, and burnt my face. I stopped trying to cover it with makeup long ago, but my scars only add fuel to this witch nonsense.

 

Only evil things burn.

 

I like to eat in but must order out as supposed normals do. The minimum traffic of food deliveries at my door raises the children’s certainty that my oven is filled with their cooked brothers and sisters.

 

I have received no Hansel and Gretel here. Only hate.

 

Now I hate Halloween. Despite their fear of me, I still phone the children’s parents from time to time, seeking unity and to be invited into their homes.

 

Without their rare good manners, I would starve. My talons would rust and my teeth would fall out.

 

Only at the end do the few realize what I actually am.

 

And it is certainly no witch.

 

The End

 

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Barbara lives near Phila., PA, retired from her job as a respiratory therapist. Nowadays, she chases Mylar balloons at the supermarket, enjoys a fright flick, or works on horror and science fiction tales. Many of her short stories have appeared in numerous small press magazines. She’s been editor of Night to Dawn Magazine since 2004.

Books by Barbara include When Blood Reigns, Twilight Healer, The Forgotten People, Steel Rose, City of Brotherly Death, Close Liaisons, and Life Raft: Earth. She enjoys bringing her medical background to the printed page and then blending it with supernatural horror. She maintains a presence on Facebook,  Twitter, and The Writers Coffeehouse forum. Look for the photos with the Mylar balloons, and you’ll find Barbara.

 

Website: www.bloodredshadow.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/barbara.custer

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NighttoDawn1

 

Amazon Buy Link: - https://www.amazon.com/Night-Dawn-39-Barbara-Custer/dp/1937769674/ref=sr_1_1

 

BN Buy Link: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/night-to-dawn-39-barbara-custer/1138692108

 

Doylestown Bookshop: https://www.doylestownbookshop.com/book/9781937769673

 

 


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3 comments:

  1. Thank you for having me as a guest and for showcasing my work.

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  2. I love the excerpt and think the book sound really good.

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