Clarissa Johal: #OctoberFrights Blog Hop - The Island by Clarissa Johal #paranormal #bestseller #giveaway

Thursday, October 13, 2016

#OctoberFrights Blog Hop - The Island by Clarissa Johal #paranormal #bestseller #giveaway

Welcome to 2016 October Frights Blog Hop! You're in the right place, so pour yourself a cup of coffee, and read on...

Today, I'm treating you to an exclusive excerpt from paranormal bestseller novel, The Island
If it strikes your fancy, the Rafflecopter to win a signed paperback (or ecopy -ePub, mobi, PDF- if you'd prefer) & a Starbucks $10 gift card is at the end. 
Winner will be announced on October 16th


Book Details:

Genre: Paranormal
Author: Clarissa Johal
Editor: Marisa Chenery
Publisher: Faeriemoon Press
Number of Pages: 210

About The Island:

Exploring an island can get you into trouble
Especially if you awaken two demons

Rumors and superstition.

That’s what Emma thinks about local gossip concerning her grandmother’s “cursed” private island. Emma journeys to the island to ready it for sale. While out exploring, she unearths a hidden cave which holds answers to the island’s dark past.

There may be more to the rumors than she thought.


She was jarred awake by a cry. The vestiges of her nightmare dissipated as she orientated herself. Nightmare. Emma let out a sigh of relief. The cry sounded again. A distant sound, high and wailing. A baby’s cry. Her heart quickened. Good god, surely that can’t be a baby?
The fire in the stove had burned down, its embers lending a glow to the living room. Emma looked out the front window. The yard was still. She unlocked the door and opened it a crack. The cry drifted in with the breeze, faint but unmistakable. She ran through her mind what possible bird or animal could make the sound and came up with nothing. Characteristically, the island was blanketed with silence, almost like a vacuum. She stood, uncertain. After several minutes, the sound started again—the unmistakable high wail of a baby. She slipped on her boots and parka.
Fog trailed like cobwebs in her wake. The mournful cry threaded through the trees and came from the direction of the house ruins. In spite of a growing anxiety at what she’d find, she quickened her pace. If that is a baby, it’s still alive, and I need to get to it. If it’s not a baby… She blocked out the possibilities of what else it could be.
She approached the ruins and the sound stopped. Her heart raced. I know it was coming from here. The area held an unnatural heaviness. A branch cracked behind her and she turned with a start. Something dark darted through the trees.
“Hello?” Her voice sounded muffled in the fog. Emma’s attention snapped to the left. The dark figure ducked out of sight. She took one step backward, and fled.
Heavy footsteps echoed from behind as she plunged through the trees. They were catching up with her. Emma pushed herself to run faster, terrified she’d lose her footing on the uneven ground. The cabin loomed large, a haven in the thick fog. Stumbling across the cabin’s porch, she hurdled through the door and slammed it shut, locking it.
Emma rooted her feet to keep from running around in circles. Straining to hear, she was greeted with eerie silence. Several moments passed before the baby’s cry started again. And this time, it sounded from right outside the door.


#1 Bestseller in paranormal horror

Book Trailer:

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Don't forget to enter my other October Frights Giveaways  

Giveaway #1 - a signed copy of Poppy & a Starbucks $10 gift card
Giveaway #2 - Struck is FREE from October 10-14th. 
Giveaway is for a $10 Starbucks gift card
Giveaway #3 - an ecopy of Voices & a Starbucks $10 egiftcard

Clarissa Johal is the bestselling author of paranormal novels, Poppy, The Island, Voices, Struck and Between. When she’s not listening to the ghosts in her head, she’s dancing, taking pictures of gargoyles, or swinging from a trapeze. She shares her life with her husband, two daughters, and every stray animal that darkens their doorstep. 

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Debbie Christiana said...

Creepy...great job!

katie M John said...

Congratulations on your #1 slot - well deserved, Clarissa. :) <3 Really enjoyed reading this - will have to add it to my TBR pile. So many good books on this blog hop.

Clarissa Johal, Author said...

Thank you, and thank you! Enjoy the hop, ladies :)

Susanne Matthews said...

Well done. Gave me shivers.

A. F. Stewart said...

An excellent, and most unnerving excerpt.

Juli D. Revezzo said...

Enjoyed the excerpt. I have enjoyed the hop. :) Let's see...random act of kindness. I recently helped a lady at the grocery store who couldn't lift a few heavy purchases up onto the check out conveyor belt. Does that count? :)

MJM said...

Oh that was creepy! Thank you!

Clarissa Johal, Author said...

Thank you, everyone! Good luck in the contest :)

Winnie Jean Howard said...

Very haunting writing. I love the cover!

Michelle Willms said...

Please enter me into you contest. I'd love to win. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

Today, realized I don't get out enough anymore since I live here. I no longer see people enough. *SIGH*

My random act of kindness: I stopped what I was doing COMPLETELY and read my son's military book with him, looking up types of ammunition on the computer for him.

Unknown said...

I've had my eye on this one for a while. The Island sounds like my kind of story ;)

Clarissa Johal, Author said...

Aww, always good to make time for the kiddos, Michelle. Good for you :)
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. Good luck in the contest, and I do hope you check this book out!

dismise said...

i entered