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by Emma Right
Eighteen-year-old Brie O’Mara has so much going for her: a loving family in the sidelines, an heiress for a roommate, and dreams that might just come true. Big dreams--of going to acting school, finishing college and making a name for herself. She is about to be the envy of everyone she knew. What more could she hope for? Except her dreams are about to lead her down the road to nightmares. Nightmares that could turn into a deadly reality.
Dead Dreams, Book 1, a young adult psychological thriller and mystery
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I bumped into Peter Salazar as I flung my gym bag behind the front desk counter. I hoped I could exercise a bit before I had to leave for home and then my Starbucks stint. Might help to pump some adrenaline into my system and keep me awake.
“Hey, Pete. Got a sec?” I motioned for him to get behind the counter so no patron could overhear me.
Pete’s eyes widened when I told him. Of course, I skipped Sarah’s personal details. He stepped forward and petted my shoulder as if I were a puppy.
“Sure you’re going to be okay tonight? I could camp out in your living room.” He barked a short laugh, but his eyes spoke a concern I’d never seen before. Sarah could be right. He might have liked me more than I cared to admit. That could be a bummer, since he made such an awesome friend. Why spoil something with a relationship? I often wondered if Drew’s parents might have allowed us to keep in touch if we’d only stayed friends.
“We’re thinking of hiring someone to guard our apartment. At least till we feel comfortable with the alarm system Sarah’s getting.” I broached the subject of his brother, Jim. His half-brother, different moms, same dad, Pete clarified.
Sarah had agreed to a blank check, perhaps even having two persons back-to-back, I told Peter. “Maybe your brother could see if he could get burglar’s prints off the door. I think I know which window the thug came through. But, I’m no Nancy Drew.”
“I’ll call Jim, but he’d want to know what we’re dealing with.” Pete was smarter than he looked. He was tall and brawny, with a permanent tan some of us girls at Stay Fit tended to make fun of, but still, he was pleasant to be around. “What with Jim’s cop background, he can be very suspicious,” he continued.
I’d sworn to Sarah not to mention her fortune. “He’s not going to say anything to his old cop friends, right?”
“Jim didn’t exactly retire on good terms with his department, so he’s not going to tell them much. He’s discreet.”
“I appreciate it, Pete.” I tiptoed and pecked him on the cheek. He went as red as a fire truck.
“If you have to go, go. I’ll cover for you,” Pete said as he handed me Jim’s number. “Jim’s wife left him a decade back, and so he had to raise his only son by himself. He might be busy, but tell him you’re my friend and he’ll make time for you.”
Later, Jim called me back and agreed to meet at the apartment. He’d get there during my lunch break, a few minutes before my scheduled time with Sarah. I would return to Stay Fit later to finish my shift and repay Pete for the hours he’d covered for me.
I told Jim to call me when he got there so I could open the door. Sure wouldn’t want to let the burglar in by mistake. When I neared home, all sorts of scenes played out in my head.
As I inserted the key into the lock at the front door, the thought that someone might be inside waiting with an axe crossed my mind. Too many horror movies in my high school years. However, all seemed calm inside the apartment. Sarah wasn’t home yet. I walked to the kitchen and looked out the window. An idea struck me.
To be continued...
Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschool mother of five living in the Pacific West Coast. Besides running a busy home, and looking after too many pets, she also enjoys reading aloud to her children and often has her nose in a book. Right was a copywriter for a major advertising agency during her B.C. years. B.C.meaning “Before Children,” which may as well have been in the B.C.era, as she always says. Please feel free to contact Emma. She’s always happy to hear from her readers.
October 29 - December 3
Paperback Copy of Dead Dreams (US Only)
5 eCopies of Dead Dreams (Int'l)
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The Excerpt Tour
Each day will reveal another piece of Dead Dreams...
10/30: My Seryniti - Excerpt #1
10/31: My Devotional Thoughts - Excerpt #2
11/1: Mel’s Shelves - Excerpt #3
11/3: Giveaway Breaking News for Indonesia - Excerpt #4
11/4: The Bookish Fairy - Excerpt #5
11/5: My Love for Reading Keeps Growing - Excerpt #6
11/6: Tressa’s Wishful Endings - Excerpt #7
11/7: Nocturnal Predators Reviews - Excerpt #8
11/8: The Pensive Chronicler - Excerpt #9
11/10: kimberlyfaye reads - Excerpt #10
11/11: Min Reads and Reviews - Excerpt #11
11/12: The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl - Excerpt #12
11/13: Colorimetry - Excerpt #13
11/14: fundinmental - Excerpt #14
11/15: Bookworm Lisa - Excerpt #15
11/17: Sylv Jenkins Author - Excerpt #16
11/18: The Wonderings of One Person - Excerpt #17
11/19: Buried Under Books - Excerpt #18
11/20: Grand Finale