Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Ash and Darkness Teaser #1

Hi readers!

I hope you all had amazing weekends and, for those of you who are heading back to school, great summers. (But seriously, where did it go? I swear it was June only yesterday.) As much as I’m sad to see summer end, I’m excited for fall. The chillier weather, pumpkin spice everything (yeah, I’m not afraid to admit I’m hooked on the stuff), football games, and … Ash and Darkness’s release!

On September 14, Ash and Darkness (Translucent #3) hits the shelves! I’m beyond excited to share this installment with you. So excited, in fact, that I’ve decided to post teasers every Tuesday for the next three weeks! If you haven’t read the description for Ash and Darkness, click here to do so. And if you haven’t started my Translucent series, click here to see Translucent, the first novel in the series.

Now, without further ado, teaser #1:

Ash and Darkness (Translucent #3), Teaser #1

I stared in horror as the wood pointer scraped across the Ouija board, spelling out another message.

It pointed to the letter ‘I.’

It pointed to the letter ‘A.’

But . . . but who was moving it?

It slid to ‘M’ next. I gaped in disbelief. What was moving it? I leaned forward to watch as it skidded over to ‘D,’ then ‘A.’

I tried to swallow, but couldn’t quite manage, could only stare in disbelief as it slowly crept to ‘R.’

Finally, it pointed to ‘K’ and stopped.

I AM DARK.

My pulse rang in my ears, and a dry pressure built at the base of my throat. It was talking to me again—the creature, dark matter—like it had through my cell phone.

But this was different.

This time it had acted directly on the physical world, it had moved an actual object.

Something was wrong with my left arm, I realized belatedly. It felt wrong. Numb. Like it had been in a funky position for too long and the nerves had stopped responding. Perplexed, I lifted it up . . . and felt my hand lift up from the planchette.

The planchette.

Where it had been resting the entire time.

In a moment of sickening clarity, I understood.

My own invisible hand had moved the planchette, not something else. Dark matter had acted through me.

I was becoming its puppet.


As I faded, its presence grew stronger. Soon, all of me would be gone, and the only thing left would be . . . it.

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Ash and Darkness is available for pre-order, and I’m hosting several giveaways on Facebook exclusively to readers who’ve pre-ordered the book, so, (1) click here to see Ash and Darkness on Amazon, and then (2) check out my Facebook page to get in on my giveaways!

Happy reading,
Dan

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