Clarissa Johal: #OctoberFrights Blog Hop - Voices by Clarissa Johal #bestseller #paranormal #suspense #giveaway

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

#OctoberFrights Blog Hop - Voices by Clarissa Johal #bestseller #paranormal #suspense #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 my paranormal suspense bestseller, Voices
If it strikes your fancy, the Rafflecopter to win an ecopy (ePub, mobi, PDF) & a Starbucks $10 egiftcard is at the end. 
Winner will be announced on October 16th


Book Details:

Genre: Paranormal Suspense
Author: Clarissa Johal
Editor: Bobbie Metevier
Cover Art: David Walker
Publisher: Permuted Press, May 2015
Pages: 264

About Voices:

Sometimes the ghosts from your past…are real.

Moira claims to hear voices and is sent a psychiatric hospital. Her doctor is hesitant to treat her as schizophrenic, as she doesn't show typical symptoms. As their sessions progress, she confesses there are two voices--and they aren't voices in her head, but the voices of ghosts.

And one is determined to drag her into the afterlife with him.


“Moira?” Dr. Cassano called from the end of the hall.
She bolted for the stair exit, slipping behind the door. It closed with a quiet hiss and she leaned against it, listening. Moira’s heart pounded in her chest with a force that made her head hurt.
“He’s going to drag you back into his office,” Jack whispered in her ear.
She nudged his presence away with her shoulder.
“You’ll never make it down all those stairs before he catches up with you.”
They were on the concrete landing of the fourth floor. Jack was right. Dr. Cassano would reach her before she made it down the first flight of stairs.
“I don’t like it when you talk to him about me,” Isabella whined.
“Of course you don’t,” Jack soothed. “Moira was being mean, wasn’t she?”
Isabella nodded, looking injured.
“Let’s play a game,” he said.
“A game, a game!” She clapped her hands, her previous mood dissolved. “Let’s play tag!” She grabbed Moira’s arm with an icy hand. “If he tags you, you’ll be it.”
“Tag, that’s perfect, Isabella,” Jack said. “I think Moira should jump. It’s the only way she’s going to get away.”
Isabella looked over the railing. An uncertain frown crossed her face.
“It’s not that far,” he said.
“It is so!” she argued.
“No. It isn’t.” Jack pressed himself against Moira. “I want to see her try and get away.”
“It’s a long way down.”
Shut up, Isabella” he growled.
Isabella shrunk back for a second and then cocked her head, listening. “He’s coming!” 
“If he drags her back to his office, no telling what he’ll do,” Jack said. “This is tag, Isabella. Moira has to get away or she’ll be it.”
Excited, Isabella ran back and forth between them and the door. “He’s coming, Moira! Jump!”
Jack backed Moira up to the railing. She glanced over her shoulder at the dizzying height of the stairwell. The railing dug into her back. The coldness of Jack’s presence seeped through her body. She could hear Dr. Cassano calling her name. Moira opened her mouth to answer him.
“Don’t,” Jack murmured.
Panicked, she tried to push past him and couldn’t.
“I can feel how scared you are.” Something bordering on hunger crept into his voice. “How scared would you be if you fell?” His presence pressed against her and she cringed. “Your heart is beating so hard, Moira. And your breath…it’s coming faster too.”
A wave of dizziness threatened to overcome her. In a fit of desperation, she pushed through Jack’s presence and stumbled. She grabbed the railing with both hands and fled down the stairs, grasping it tightly all the way down. Icy tremors reverberated throughout her core like aftershocks.


Bestseller in paranormal suspense

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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

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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katie M John said...

Happy Day 3, Clarissa. Great excerpt - really captivating; a great cover, too :)

A. F. Stewart said...

A wonderfully spooky excerpt.

Winnie Jean Howard said...

Another awesome excerpt. I'm really looking forward to reading your books.

Clarissa Johal, Author said...

Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting :)

Michelle Willms said...

Please enter me in your contest. Thank you for all you do. Every year, you offer such wonderful prizes to your readers. You do so much work every year. I truly enjoy reading your posts. Thank you for all you do for us.

michelle_willms at yahoo dot com

Random act of kindness: I was nice to a girl who was very unkind to my daughter several years ago.

Clarissa Johal, Author said...

Aww, I appreciate that, Michelle. And your act of kindness--that takes super-human mom-effort. Good for you. :)