Saturday, September 23, 2017

Mirror, Mirror Sale Blitz and Giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Card


Mirror, Mirror
by Jessica Jesinghaus
Genre: Paranormal Mystery Thriller


Nearly twenty years ago, a teenage girl was murdered... 

Samantha Williams was just a young girl when her cousin, Emily, was brutally raped and killed in her own home. As a child, Sam's family did their best to shelter her from the gruesome details. Now, working the crime beat for the Portland Tribune, Sam has the resources at her fingertips to investigate the case for herself. 

Through the eyes of a killer... 

After inheriting a family heirloom, an antique vanity table that once belonged to her murdered cousin, Sam begins seeing visions in the mirror's depths. Like watching an old home movie, she bears witness to Emily's murder. As if that weren't frightening enough, she starts to see other things too: fleeting glimpses of the killer himself! Are the things she sees just a figment of her imagination or could something otherworldly be trying to communicate with her? When the killer strikes again and leaves clues behind meant specifically for Sam it becomes a race against time to try to catch him.


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From the Shadow
by Jessica Jesinghaus
Genre: PNR Horror / Occult



What makes a man a monster? 

For too long, Jacob has lived in isolation. Forsaken by God and cursed by a Shadow, he is doomed to an eternity of solitude with only the demons of his past for company. For nearly two hundred years, he has longed for that which he knows he can never have: forgiveness, love, and redemption. 

A chance encounter could hold the key... 

When Jacob meets Lynn, she shines a ray of hope across his bleak existence. But will she be strong enough to shoulder the truth of his past? Can she forgive the horrors he has wrought? Can she help him come to terms with his past and move with him into a brighter future? 

An old nemesis threatens... 

Confronted by an ancient enemy, Lynn and Jacob travel halfway around the world. There, they face the daunting task of sifting through ancient history for clues to their tormentor's weaknesses and a way to loose his grip on their future. 

What good can come From the Shadow?

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Desolation Gulch
by Jessica Jesinghaus
Genre: Romantic Suspense



Valerie knew fairytales weren't true... at least not the happily-ever-after kind. In her world, nothing ever worked out so neatly. Her life was full of dark secrets and deep hurt. Until she met Fallon. Somehow he could read her hidden chapters and he knew exactly how to turn her life into a dream. 

But Fallon isn't everything he seems; he has dark secrets of his own. 

When Valerie finds herself in a dangerous situation and must flee, it's a daunting task. With nowhere to run and no way to guarantee Fallon won't follow, Valerie finds herself stranded in a small Central Oregon town at the mercy of a handsome stranger. He promises to help her, but can anyone save her from desolation?

An Excerpt from Desolation Gulch

The drive back to my apartment seemed to take forever.

After Fallon’s insistence there was nothing wrong, heavy silence had fallen between us. Neither of us spoke as he navigated the car fluidly through traffic, wending the way back toward my apartment complex. I sat in quiet discomfort beside him, wondering what could have possibly happened to change his demeanor so drastically.

No obvious answer came to me and in the silence my mind swam with unbidden memories of my uncle.

I felt now as I always had after my uncle’s ‘visits,’ like the outcome was somehow my fault. I tried to push the memories away, but to no avail; they were just too strong. It seemed the more I thought on them, though, the more detached and angry Fallon became. I could almost feel the anger pouring off of him in waves, washing over my skin and chilling me to the core.

When we arrived at my apartment Fallon pulled the car to the curb. His dark eyes fell upon my face and I was startled to see they were filled with icy rage. Despite the warmth in the car, I shivered.

Fallon seemed to notice. “I’ll walk you upstairs,” he breathed, contrition starting to edge past the anger that had hardened all the angles of his handsome face.

“No,” I mumbled, my hands wringing nervously in my lap. “I can manage,” I began, but Fallon shouldered his door open even as I spoke.

He led me inside and onto the elevator without another word. I cast him periodic, sidelong glances during the ride up to the seventh floor, still perplexed by the change that had derailed our otherwise wonderful evening.
While the elevator made its slow climb upward I replayed our time together in my head, smiling inside at my acute awkwardness at the restaurant and at Fallon’s seeming enjoyment of my company. I could see nothing that would have triggered his anger like this, yet still I could feel his boiling rage just under the surface.

Why?

When Fallon spoke, it came as a shock. “I’m sorry about this. I wish I could explain...” The elevator chimed then, interrupting him, and the doors ground open. He placed his hand in the small of my back and pressed me forward out of the confines of the lift and toward my apartment door.

When we reached it, I gulped once, gathering the courage to speak. The words poured out in a hushed whisper. “I’m sorry, too,” I started. “I don’t know what I did, but…”

“No!” Again, the anger in Fallon’s voice was tempered with another emotion, but I didn’t have time to consider what it might be. “You’ve done nothing wrong,” he repeated forcefully.

His dark eyes glistened and he stared at me for a long moment before suddenly pressing his lips against mine. This wasn’t a tender kiss, meant to reassure me like the one in the restaurant, but rather a kiss full of fury and heat. It took my breath away.

His body pressed against mine, trapping me against the door of my apartment. I could feel tension in his frame, as if he restrained some wild animal. Suddenly, his hands were upon me, slipping beneath the coat I still wore until they found the bare skin of my arms. His fingers tightened around them, making me gasp in surprise and pain. He stopped abruptly, his hands falling away, his eyes wide with shock.

“I’m sorry.” He kept his face near mine and his words were a whisper of breath against my cheek. “I should go.”

I was surprised by my response. My hands darted out to grip his shoulders, pulling his body closer to me again and pressing my head against his shoulder. “Please,” I managed, my voice a mere croak, “tell me what’s wrong.”
Despite his words to the contrary, I still thought the fault must be mine. I was desperate to see his anger somehow appeased; I just didn’t know how to go about it.

“I can’t,” he said. Although I couldn’t see his face, I could hear the conflict in his voice. I knew what I would see should I look up; Fallon was torn. His arms wrapped around me, encircling my body tenderly, his hands stroking gently upon the sore places on my arms where he’d only just hurt me. “I wish I could tell you Valerie.” His voice hitched as he spoke and I could feel his hot breath against the top of my head.

A sudden urge gripped me. I didn’t know how he would react, but I acted upon the impulse anyway. Stretching up on my tiptoes, I kissed him. The action was completely unlike me, and I felt almost as if my body moved of its own accord. My hands moved to cradle his head and my fingers became lost in his soft, dark hair.

He was slow to respond, as if fearing his anger would hurt me again, but gradually he warmed to my affections. He pressed me against the doorframe once more and his hands began to move tenderly across my body. The rage was still there, but it wasn’t as potent. I could feel the heat beneath his skin returning as my lips moved against his.

I tore away, breathless, and looked up at him, surprised to see the glimmer of damp tears clinging to his lashes. It didn’t appear that any tears had spilled over, but the mere fact they were there at all shocked me deeply.

“Are you okay?” I whispered, moving one of my hands to his cheek and wiping the moisture away with my thumb.

Fallon’s eyes closed heavily and his chin sank to his chest. “I should go,” he whispered, although his arms didn’t lessen their hold.

I sighed. I couldn’t move away from him, he still had me pressed against the door of the apartment, but I began to shrug off Fallon’s jacket so I could return it to him. I was surprised when his hands moved to stop me.

“No,” he breathed. “Keep it. You can give it back later.”

“Later?” I dared to hope.

Fallon smiled. That act alone transformed his face, and the anger seemed to melt away. He mimicked his own actions from earlier in the evening and kissed the tip of his index finger, then pressed it against the end of my nose. “I hope I haven’t made so much of an ass of myself that you don’t want to see me again.”

I shook my head with conviction. “Not a chance.”

My words made his smile grow even wider. He leaned in again and kissed me, softly and quickly, before saying, “I’ll see you tomorrow.” With that, he turned and strode away down the hall.


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Born and raised in Southern Oregon, Jessica has been writing since she was ten years old. She attended Willamette University with the intention of going to law school and becoming a criminal prosecutor. But, as is the way with life, plans changed. Since 2002, she has worked in the medical field and absolutely loves the challenges and positive impact she can have on the lives of others. She loves the outdoors and considers herself blessed to call Oregon her home. 

Following the birth of her second child, she committed herself to writing her first novel. Unfortunately for her, story ideas rarely present themselves one at a time and she often has two (if not three) manuscripts in progress at once. When she's not writing her own material, she enjoys reading a wide variety of books, many of them aloud to her husband and two children.




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8 comments:

  1. I think I like Mirror Mirror the best. However, they all sound extremely interesting, and I love all the covers.

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  2. I think the books look interesting. I'm usually a Non-fiction, True Crime reader, but I've been trying to expand my horizons. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. I think "Mirror Mirror" sounds like an interesting read. I really enjoy reading paranormal mystery/thrillers and I'm adding to my TBR list.

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  4. I think "Mirror Mirror" sounds like an interesting read. I really enjoy reading paranormal mystery/thrillers and I'm adding to my TBR list.

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  5. The books sound really good! I would like Mirror,Mirror first. And will we be able to read some more of the books on your site?

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  6. They all look like good books, my daughters would enjoy them.

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  7. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    I would really like to read the book!

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