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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A New Dream

A New Dream was released today at http://www.astraeapress.com I'd love for you to check it out. Please put March 29 on your calendar as well. I'll be doing a cyber release party for A New Dream right here at my blog, and I have a wonderful prize lined up.

Here's an excerpt to (I hope) pique your interest.

Prologue

The red convertible cut a path through the moonlight, its
headlights dancing along the arched limbs of the trees above the
road.

“Oh, Matt, it’s such a beautiful night,” Stacey declared with
a sigh. “I’m going to miss you when you leave tomorrow.”

Matt reached for her hand and brought it to his lips. “I’ll
miss you too, but if I don’t report on time, I’m in trouble with the
coach.”

“That’s what I get for falling in love with a pro football
player,” Stacey teased, her blond hair turned to frosted silver by
the light of the full moon above them.

Matt squeezed her hand that wore his engagement ring. “It’s
too late to back out now,” he teased. “You’re mine.”

“Mmm, do I like the sound of that!”

The car rounded a curve, and without warning a deer
bounded across the road.

“Look out!” Stacey screamed.

Matt braked sharply to avoid the animal. The tires slid on a
patch of loose gravel in the road, and he lost control of the
convertible. It fishtailed and started to spin in the road.

Matt hauled the steering wheel to correct the slide, but it was
useless. The car turned around once more and skidded backwards
for a short distance before it charged off the road. It jumped a steep
ditch and went airborne. All Matt could see was a blur of trees and
darkness as the car careened into the woods. It made a lazy turn in
the air and came to rest bottom side up.


The last thing he remembered was the sound of Stacey’s
screams.

3 comments:

Jane said...

Happy Release Day, Elaine.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Thanks, Jane.

kayspringsteen said...

Congratulations on another release. Looking forward to reading this one over the weekend!