AN ISLAND ESCAPE


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. 

SOLITUDE

ocean wallpaper

A rare commodity is solitude.

It can be easily misunderstood.

To be all alone with no one else around.

You can do this in the air or on the ground.

You can sail off in the blue sea,

Or hop on a plane without me.

We can all use some time alone

Without T.V. or telephone.

Time to think about your goal.

You will come back feeling whole.

UNTIL THE NIGHT

Take the road to the Oasis Hotel,

Lined with trees shedding their pink petals.

A bright and sunny road

Filled with wishes & dreams.

No worries or despairs

Until the night.

PREY FOR THE DEAD

TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE

Follow your dreams & fantasies

to Oasis, Florida,

where nothing is what it seems,

and time is on your side.

THE DEAD GAME

by Susanne Leist

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

Thank you, Dawn, for the Author Spotlight!

Dawn’s Book Reviews

#SpotlightSunday THREAD – for authors who don’t get enough recognition

This week’s #SpotlightSunday features Susanne Leist (@SusanneLeist). Susanne is the author of “The Dead Game” series, which combines paranormal mystery, suspense, and a pinch or two of romance. There are currently 3 books in the series.You can read Susanne’s bio here: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7336492.Susanne_Leist

So, let’s explore the books!

“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!

Please do check out Susanne’s work – and don’t forget to leave a review!

Here are some links to get you started:

Author website: https://www.susanneleist.com/

Amazon Author page  https://www.amazon.com/Susanne-Leist/e/B00F253FE6

Amazon (UK) author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/…/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1

Author Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7336492.Susanne_Leist

Twitter  https://twitter.com/SusanneLeist

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/susanne.leist.98

Instagram   https://www.instagram.com/susanne.leist/

Bookbub      https://www.bookbub.com/profile/susanne-leist

Linkedin     https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanne-leist-1000/

Pinterest   https://www.pinterest.com/susanneleist98/

ESCAPE THE SNOWSTORM

The Dead walk the bitter cold.

Florida nights have lost their charm.

Wolf may be centuries old,

But he will never do me harm.

♦

THE DEAD GAME

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PASSIONS BURN HOT

Passions burn hot in Florida
as sizzling as a summer day
beneath the scorching sun.

PREY FOR THE DEAD

by Susanne Leist

PAST THE POINT OF NO RETURN

Down the rabbit hole we go.
Far beneath the earth’s surface.
Where The Dead wait for their savior.
We fall farther.
Deeper.
Past the point of no return.

PREY FOR THE DEAD

by Susanne Leist

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