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Moon Grove Paranormal Romance Thriller Series 1
BY MAGGIE ANDERSON
An isolated town, a near death escape, and a man she should stay away from…
When psychologist Paige O’Connell learns of her uncle’s untimely death, and discovers she’s his sole beneficiary, she moves back to the rural country township of Moon Grove where she was born to begin a new phase in her life. But it’s not the new beginning she is hoping for. The picturesque town is rife with sinister secrets and the unwelcoming residents want no part of her.
Soon after settling in, a series of bizarre events puts Paige’s life in jeopardy and when the police are called in she is drawn to tall, dark and handsome Eli Blackwood, the local Sheriff. The attraction between them is undeniable, but what she doesn’t know is he possesses dark secrets of his own.
Secrets can come at a costly price. Will Paige follow her instincts and keep her distance or will temptation pull her into the nightmare world she’s stepped into and seal her fate?
The echoing, thunderous footsteps gained on her, the ground shaking beneath her feet. Paige pushed every ounce of strength she had left into her throbbing legs and propelled herself forward through the eerie trees, peering over her shoulder into the pursuing darkness, her blood pounding in her ears.
The creature was fast as lightning. It had matched her speed in micro seconds. She had hoped she’d have enough time to get some distance between them but it had remained at her heels with every terrifying step.
Her heaving chest constricted and she forced dry mouthfuls of air into her lungs to keep the oxygen flowing through her body so she could continue to run. To save herself. To flee for her life from – she wasn’t sure what. All she knew was the creature was big. Massive.
It’s gaining on me. I can’t go any faster! Tears stung the backs of Paige’s eyes and her throat burned as she rocketed through the gloom. She pushed her body to its limit, every tortured fiber screaming in agony. She tripped and stumbled forward, fumbling to retain her balance. Her breath caught in her throat, her knees buckled, and she crashed to the forest floor, skinning her hands and knees on jagged tree roots and rotting fallen branches.
She tried to scramble to her feet, the soles of her running shoes slipping on the soggy leaves beneath them, and landed flat in the mud. A huge clawed hand reached out of the dark, shredding her blouse and the skin beneath it. She opened her mouth to scream but the monstrous palm slid across her face, smothering the sound before she could make it.
Paige sucked in a strangled breath, her heart thumping against her ribcage, her sweat-soaked nightdress clinging to her trembling body. She sprang up in bed, nervous eyes flitting around the dark bedroom. Gulping in another mouthful of air, Paige attempted to calm her ragged breathing and racing heartbeat. “It was just another nightmare,” she assured herself with a shaky breath.
In the peculiar half-light, Paige studied the familiar shapes and shadows around her room and gave a relieved sigh. Nothing out of place. She’d been having these nightmares since she was a child and had no idea what they were supposed to mean. Even her psychiatrist couldn’t comprehend them. He’d told her it had to be related to some kind of childhood trauma locked inside her subconscious. But what? As far as she was concerned, she was a happy, well-adjusted young woman who had lived a normal childhood.
Paige threw back the covers, climbed out of bed and padded bare foot across the room to the window. She gazed up at the beautiful, iridescent full moon hovering above the soft, gray clouds and sighed. Maybe a change of scene would help. She’d been considering it for a while now.
A. Anderson (Maggie Anderson) is an author with a taste for the macabre and has always had a love of things that go bump in the night. At the age of fourteen she was introduced to Dracula for a book review in her English class. From the moment she turned the first page, she was seduced by Bram Stoker’s unorthodox, charismatic character, and has been a fan of the genre ever since. Needless to say, that’s the reason she writes vampire and other supernatural books.
All the current books in her Dark Legacy Urban Fantasy Series are available on Amazon.com. She also has a Paranormal Romance series called Moon Grove Paranormal Romance Thriller Series that currently has three standalone stories with more books to come in the future. She is also an incurable romantic and has published four contemporary romance novels: Driving Me Crazy, Love’s Twist of Fate, A Night of Passion, and Christmas, Mistletoe and You.
Her future goals are simple: to continue doing what she loves – write to entertain readers.
If you would like to know more visit her website: www.m-anderson.com.au
Driving Me Crazy
Love’s Twist of Fate
A Night of Passion
Christmas, Mistletoe and You
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Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008MFJ2YU
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