Take me away from a world without color, A world where life is dull and grey. I want to swim through the ocean’s waves, Where rainbows can frolic and play.
The sun’s rays shimmer off the water, Leaving trails of gold, yellow, and red. Beacons of light for me to follow To a new land where to lay my head. I fly through the rolling waves, Touching down on a spot of land. I am lifted by arms of fountains And laid to rest on the pink sand.
Turtles scurry away from my hand. Birds fly around as they have fun. The waves recede in their farewell dance, Leaving me alone in the sun.
Who lives on this small island? It’s time for me to explore The hut of branches in the tree. I must see if there is more.
The steps are pretty steep. I climb and step inside. The room is small and dark. Who knows what it may hide?
I hear footsteps from the room beyond. They’re coming closer to where I hide. It’s too late to run for the door. I must face whoever is inside.
A man saunters into the room, Candles and two places set. He throws me a big grin As if I am his prized pet.
We both wait in silence. He slowly moves toward me. “I hope you like my surprise.” I feel as cold as can be. I don’t like surprises. Especially from him. He keeps me at arms-length, Not letting me in.
I lower my eyes From the fire in his eyes. They’re consuming me alive. I am burning from his lies.
He makes an abrupt movement And strides across the room. He kisses me with great passion Under the blood red moon.
“The Dead Game” is the first book in “The Dead Game” series. It was a fast and enjoyable read, with well-crafted characters. Susanne takes the haunted house theme to a whole new level, and has created a story that delivers far more than the blurb promises! Don’t take my word for it though – get your copy as soon as you can!
“Prey for the Dead” (book 2) and “The Dead at Heart” (book 3) are on my to-be-read list, and I’m hoping to get to them very soon. I have it on good authority that these 2 books are just as good (if not better) than the first. Book 2 centres around the main character from the first book (“Linda”), while book 3 makes “Shana” the main focus – and I’m very much looking forward to catching up with them!
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