08 July, 2012

Special Feature :: Chasing Amanda by Melissa Foster

*** SPECIAL FEATURE - July'12 ***

... terrific suspense/paranormal thriller by melissa foster, would highly recommend to anyone that enjoys a well constructed novel with characters that are feel just like the folks down the street...       ~~  Andy Holloway on Goodreads about Chasing Amanda

About the Book
Nine years ago, Molly Tanner witnessed a young girl’s abduction in the busy city of Philadelphia, shifting her occasional clairvoyance into overdrive. Two days later, the girl’s body was found, and Molly’s life fell apart. Consumed by guilt for not acting upon her visions, and on the brink of losing her family, Molly escaped the torturous reminders in the city, fleeing to the safety of the close-knit rural community of Boyds, Maryland. 
Molly’s life is back on track, her son has begun college, and she and her husband have finally rekindled their relationship. Their fresh start is shattered when a seven-year-old girl disappears from a local park near Molly’s home. Unable to turn her back on another child and troubled by memories of the past, Molly sets out to find her, jeopardizing the marriage she’d fought so hard to hold together. While unearthing clues and struggling to decipher her visions, Molly discovers another side of Boyds, where the residents--and the land itself--hold potentially lethal secrets, and exposes another side of her husband, one that threatens to tear them apart.

Raves & Reviews

"Secrets make this tale outstanding." -- Hagerstown Magazine

"Great mix of suspense, paranormal, and character." --NYT Bestselling Author, Joni Rodgers

"...compelling, character-driven mystery with a paranormal edge." -- Honest Indie Book Reviews

"To say that this novel is sheer, literary brilliance is an understatement. This book will not let you down, nor will you be able to put it down." -- eNovel Reviews

Awards Won

Lesser known Facts 
The working title was, THE KNOWING
Pastor Lett was a man until a few weeks before publication
Most of the roads/landmarks really exist

Book Trailer


Tracey’s small body trembled. She grimaced as she pulled her knees, scraped and bruised, up to her chest. Her red hair, which was normally so carefully coifed, was thick with dirt and stuck to her forehead and cheeks. She tentatively lifted her hand and pushed the sticky strands away from her face—every careful movement a torturous reminder that she was not alone, magnifying her desperation and bringing more tears, which slipped silently over the newly-torn skin on her cheeks, stinging her face. She squeezed her eyes closed in an attempt to keep from making a sound but could not suppress the memory of the terror-filled night that had led her to the tiny chamber where she now huddled, shivering and scared, on a dirty, torn mattress.

She listened carefully to the slow and steady breathing of her captor, barely visible in the dark chamber. Tracey’s gaze shifted to a lone candle, standing sentinel on a crude table and casting scary shadows of jagged shapes across the room. The smell of the dank dirt floor lingered in the air, making her feel sick to her stomach. She suppressed the urge to gag and concentrated on her  surroundings. She saw makeshift wooden shelves stocked with canned food, batteries, and something else that she could not identify. Her eyes settled on a warped piece of plywood resting cockeyed against the dirt wall, blocking her only escape—an escape that Tracey knew would be impossible. Even if she could escape the chamber, she could never find her way through the twisted, narrow passageways that had brought her there. Tracey also knew that at seven years old, she could not outrun an adult.

A chill ran through her like ants crawling along her skin. She shivered and drew her legs in tighter, swallowing the sounds of fear that vied for release as she thought about the person who had lured her there with empty promises and lies. Her eyes spilled tears from the pain in her legs and the fear that consumed her. She shifted her body, making a slight scratching sound against the stale mattress. Her heart pounded in her chest, and her hand flew instinctively to cover her mouth—but it was too late. The terrified sound had already escaped her trembling lips.

Her captor stirred.

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Now for the most amazing news! The Giveaway!
Ms.Foster is offering you 'Buy 2 get 1 free'. Which basically means that if you buy 2 of her books, you can get the third one for free. Just send in your receipts showing the purchase of the two books to: thinkhappygirl (at) yahoo (dot) com
Also, each week during the Special Feature, she will be giving away Signed Copy (US Only) of  Megan's Way and an Ebook (Open Internationally)!! 

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2. If the compulsory entry is not completed properly, additional entries of that person will not count.
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4.The signed copy is US only. So it is open to US Citizens or who can provide us with an US mailing address.
5. Ebook is open to everybody.
6. I will be selecting the winner through Random.org every Saturday and will be sending an e-mail. They have to reply with their mailing address/e-mail id within 48 hours, or I will select another winner.
7.Please do not leave your e-mail id in the comment section.