July 18, 2012
BROKEN by A. E. Rought!
As an added bonus, not only are we revealing this totally awesome cover, but we also have an exclusive excerpt as well as giveaway, all of which can be found at the end of the post.
Are you ready for the awesome…!
Imagine a modern spin on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein where a young couple’s undying love and the grief of a father pushed beyond sanity could spell the destruction of them all.
A string of suspicious deaths near a small Michigan town ends with a fall that claims the life of Emma Gentry’s boyfriend, Daniel. Emma is broken, a hollow shell mechanically moving through her days. She and Daniel had been made for each other, complete only when they were together. Now she restlessly wanders the town in the late Fall gloom, haunting the cemetary and its white-marbled tombs, feeling Daniel everywhere, his spectre in the moonlight and the fog.
When she encounters newcomer Alex Franks, only son of a renowned widowed surgeon, she’s intrigued despite herself. He’s an enigma, melting into shadows, preferring to keep to himself. But he is as drawn to her as she is to him. He is strangely…familiar. From the way he knows how to open her locker when it sticks, to the nickname she shared only with Daniel, even his hazel eyes with brown flecks are just like Daniel’s. The closer they become, though, the more something inside her screams there’s something very wrong with Alex Franks.
And when Emma stumbles across a grotesque and terrifying menagerie of mangled but living animals within the walls of the Franks’ estate, creatures she surely knows must have died from their injuries, she knows.
BROKEN by A.E. Rought
Publish Date: January 2013
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Ok, why am I super excited about this book? Well first off, it’s a modern spin on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein! That in itself is freakin’ awesome! Second…look at that cover! Eerily beautiful and third… did ya read that tagline from Trinity Faegen! “Hauntingly beautiful, achingly romantic, and edge-of-your-seat-scary!” = WIN! Enter for you chance to win an ARC of BROKEN by A.E. Rough! Open to U.S / Canadian residents only as it’s coming from the publisher. Fill out the Rafflecopter below, and thanks for stopping by!
A heavy breath escapes me, and if he wasn’t holding me so close, I might melt and pour from this dress.
Alex clings to me like I may honestly be a fairytale princess and when he lets go, I’m going to disappear. He pulls off one glove, tingles following his bare hand as it glides over the curve of my back, up my neck to tangle in my curls. He guides my head to his chest. Thunder rumbles in his heartbeat, and his electric surge slicks over my skin like warm oil.
Neither of us speak. Words have less meaning than time in his arms.
“There’s so much I want to say,” he whispers in my ear. I press my fingers to his lips. My heart jolts when Alex kisses them. Then he curls them in his gloved hand and holds my hand pressed above his heart. “Feel that? It doesn’t beat for me, Emma.”