THE DEAD GAME–A PAGE A DAY–DAY 4

THE DEAD GAME--A PAGE A DAY--DAY 4

Shana Logan was running to hit the ball over the net, her long red hair flying in the wind. She was strong and athletic looking. Her long-lashed, pretty bright green eyes were focused on the game. Linda felt small in comparison…with her own petite frame and less flamboyant brown hair.
Linda shook her head at Shana’s need to be in control at all times. Shana was too serious about everything, even unimportant things like sports.
Shana hit the ball to Todd Morrison, who returned the ball over the net—right into Louise Cannon’s stomach. Louise squealed in pain while Todd rewarded her with one of his devilish grins.
Linda admired Todd’s rugged good looks…with his thick black wavy hair and dark brown, almost black eyes. He ran like an athlete, despite being tall and muscular. His muscles beneath his white t-shirt rippled as he dove to hit a ball. His muscular thighs beneath his denim cut-off shorts tightened and flexed as his legs pounded the hot sand. To her he looked perfect in every way.
Not being talkative, she often found Todd observing everyone from a discreet distance, causing her to wonder what was behind those dark, enigmatic eyes. Those two black pools to his soul allowed her very brief glimpses to his true feelings. What she wanted was a deeper access to his thoughts, t0 understand how his mind worked—
and to find out if he liked her.
On the other hand, Louise didn’t appear to be too happy with Todd right now. She clutched her stomach as if she were in extreme agony from the ball hitting her. Her stomach was flat and she looked stunning in her tiny blue bikini. Louise looked great in everything she wore, with her doll-like features and perfect toned body. Her hair was long, straight, and blonde and her eyes were light cornflower blue. She looked like a small doll, but one with an angry expression on its face.
Todd rushed over to soothe her, causing the game to break up. Mike Aronson and David Deer walked over to greet Linda, while Shana stood back from the others with an annoyed look on her face.
David said to Linda. “Did you receive that strange invitation in the mail today?”
While keeping a careful eye focused on the ongoing interaction between Todd and Louise, she replied, “I didn’t get a chance to go through the mail yet….What is it an invitation to?”
“It’s for a private party at one of those huge mansions.” His voice rose an octave higher. Mike said, “It’s not at one of those houses but at End House, which just sits all alone, empty and deserted.” A strange faraway look crossed his face as he continued, “It just hangs at the edge of the steep cliff overlooking the sharp rocks and the raging waters of the ocean….”

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Slowly his mouth lowered onto hers, drawing her into a swirling miasma of unexpected feelings and desires.  His mouth fully covering hers introduced her to a new realm of pure pleasure.  His powerful form enveloped her, making her feel feelings that were foreign and untried for her.  She couldn’t get enough of him.  She tentatively began touching his face and then his body with an eager and unrelenting hunger.  She didn’t know exactly what she needed, but she knew that she wanted and desired this beautiful man standing right before her.  Her past life was washed completely out of her mind, never to be considered again.  She begged him to take her with him tonight.  In response, Wolf lifted her in his arms—as if she weighed nothing—and turned to leave the party.  His beautiful face looked victorious and happy.  His black eyes filled with passion.  She hoped that it was because of her.  Then he looked down into her small face and gave a hearty roar.

While Wolf carried her in his powerful arms, a dark shadow swooped out of the house and flew directly at them.  Linda was knocked out of his strong grasp, while Wolf was thrown across the patio.

She looked up to see who had attacked them.  It was Todd, his eyes a deadly shade of green, standing there panting.

Linda backed away in horror.  His eyes clearing, Todd looked beseechingly at her.  “Don’t ever be afraid of me!  I’m here to protect you!”

Then he was struck down by Wolf.

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     The small town of Oasis offers tourists a promising glimpse of paradise with its sparkling white-sand beaches, majestic coastline, and legendary sunsets. But are its waters truly harmless? Or is evil lurking beneath its soothing waves, ready to ensnare unsuspecting victims into its dark and murky depths?

      Life changes in the remote town…people begin to disappear, and some even turn up dead on the beach. As darkness falls on the picturesque streets, the ominous sounds of chanting linger on the whispering winds as menacing shadows stalk the innocent tourists and residents. Overnight, the town turns from a dream vacation spot to an unsafe haven harboring dark secrets and murder.

      It all begins with the mysterious invitation to a party at End House. It is a night that neither Linda nor her friends will ever forget. From this night forward, they find themselves unwillingly trapped as pawns in a deadly game…caught in a deepening quagmire of deceit and horror…in a power play between good and evil. Being strangled by fear, they don’t know where to turn or whom to trust. As clouds of suspicion and distrust swirl around them, slowly picking up momentum, they are led to suspect everyone around them—even each other.

    Will Linda and her friends be drawn into the dark currents surrounding Oasis, or will they break free, and bring a new light into their spellbound town?

     Follow their treacherous journey through the descending realms of the supernatural. Pursued by unnatural creatures, they must fight off deadly illusions and traps. To save themselves and their town, they must reveal the true face of evil—the one controlling the game and its elusive players.

                                                                                                                                  

Splendidly crafted, expertly paced, with richly drawn characters, The Dead Game is a perfect supernatural thriller…with a touch of romance.Image

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Beneath its sandy shores lies an evil

so great and powerful…

The small town of Oasis offers tourists a promising glimpse of paradise with its sparkling white-sand beaches, majestic coastline, and legendary sunsets. But suddenly, life changes in the remote town…people begin to disappear, and some even turn up dead on the beach. Overnight, the town turns from a dream vacation spot to an unsafe haven harboring dark secrets and murder.

It all begins with the mysterious invitation to a party at End House. It is a night that neither Linda Bennett nor her friends would ever forget. From this night forward, they find themselves unwillingly trapped as pawns in a deadly game…caught in a deepening quagmire of deceit and horror…in a power play between good and evil. To save themselves and the town, they must reveal the true face of evil—the one controlling the game and its elusive players.

Will the young residents be drawn into the dark currents surrounding Oasis, or will they break free, and bring a new light into their spellbound town?

Splendidly crafted, expertly paced, with richly drawn characters, The Dead Game is a perfect supernatural thriller…with a touch of romance.