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June 24, 2013

Book Blitz: Vigilante Nights by Erin Richards – Excerpt with Giveaway

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A “good boy” will do anything for vengeance when a gang rite kills his twin sister. Will Lucas win, or follow his sister Silver into the darkness?

After a hideous car wreck, Lucas wakes from a coma to find that his world is gutted. Not only is his beloved twin sister, Silver, gone forever, but Lucas is broken in body and spirit. He will never be a college athlete, and is robbed of what he now realizes was the most important bond of his life. Although they weren’t identical twins, Lucas and Silver shared a bond so fierce it defied reason, and was nearly supernatural.

After her death, that bond seems to endure when Lucas sees Silver everywhere he turns. Either he’s crazy, or Silver is trying to tell him something about the California gang initiation they stumbled into that cost Silver her life. Lucas is bent on revenge, turning on Raymond, Silver’s former boyfriend; the one Lucas never wanted her to date. He forms a posse of vigilantes to take out the gangsters responsible for Silver’s death, but he risks not only his own life, but the love of the new girl on his block, who knows more about Lucas and Silver than can be accounted for by mere chance.

add to goodreadsVigilante Nights by Erin Richards Publication Date:  July 18, 2013 Publisher:  Merit Press

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Pre-Order your copy of Vigilante Nights before its official hardcover release date of July 18, 2013 and get an exclusive gift! Details at: http://www.erinrichards.com

 

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My strange new life continued. My physical healing pleased the doctors. No one expected me to use the crutches much anyway. The hike up to the second floor of the house winded me, and my leg ached constantly. Someday, normal lung function might return. I had months of physical therapy on my leg to go. Not that I cared. I’d never play football again.

One day, in a lame fit of despair, I dug out my letterman jacket. I sat on the bed fingering the haunting symbol of my former status, remembering Silver’s happiness the day I earned the letters. She loved the status I brought to her table.

“Will you miss football?” she asked.

“What do you think?” I said aloud before I whipped my head around to look for her. Holy. Crap. The air in front of my desk lamp wavered as if a cloud floated in front of it.

“Silver?”

“Who’d you think? Casper? Bloody Mary?”

“Right. Sure. Okay. Whatever.” I paced the room, looked at the lamp and waited.

“Raymond will take your place as team captain and first-string quarterback now.”

“No shit, Sherlock,” I said as if it was natural talking to the air. “He’ll be first to boot me off the A-list.” I slammed the jacket on the floor.

“I know,” she whispered. “I’m sorry. I hate him now and I want to burn him.”

“He didn’t cause the accident,” I yelled louder than I intended. Then I understood. Her hatred went back further, to a horrible day in April. Son. Of. A. Bitch.

“Not once did he come to the hospital. Half the team, Raymond’s minions, will shun you.”

My fists curled and I stared in the mirror. Windshield glass had left a network of tiny scars across my face. Safety glass, my ass.

“Bunch of losers. They’ve all wanted Raymond as top dog from day one. Well they can have the jackass.” Raymond’s family practically ruled the town. When I made lead quarterback instead of him, I imagined things eventually changing. Fat frigging chance.

Anger fueled my movements as I schlepped out to the backyard. I tossed kindling in the fire pit and set it blazing, adding lighter fluid until flames shot up three feet. Slowly, I fed the jacket into the fire. Flames devoured the material inch by inch. I squirted on lighter fluid until the fire blinded me and the charred leather and wool stunk up the backyard. I dropped the lid on the smoldering ashes of my childhood. They represented relics of a life that no longer existed.

It was that conversation with Silver when it dawned on me she wasn’t merely a figment of my imagination. I couldn’t possibly know about the smack Raymond spread while I was in Comaland. The convo left me epically disturbed. Also freakishly sane.

 

Chapter-by-Chapter-header---About-the-Author

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After bemoaning the lack of young adult books to read, Erin wrote her first novel at the age of eighteen hoping to shift the tide. Then everyday life took its toll on her writerly dreams until 2003 when she couldn’t ignore the writing bug any longer. By then, she had immersed herself in reading adult fantasy and romance novels. Writing paranormal & fantasy romance was a no brainer. Erin has published two adult romance novels: CHASING SHADOWS, a paranormal romantic suspense (EPPIE award finalist and Night Owl Romance 5-Star Top Pick) and WICKED PARADISE, a fantasy romance, released in August 2012. Erin will finally realize her lifelong dream of publishing a young adult novel when VIGILANTE NIGHTS debuts in July 2013.

Erin Richards lives in Northern California. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, photography, and American muscle cars.

 

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  1. Erin Richards
    6/25/2013

    Thank you for hosting me and Vigilante Nights on your blog today! I really appreciate it!

    Erin

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