Today we're kicking off the Halloween Booktacular event with author, E.J. Stevens. She is sharing an excerpt of her new upcoming book, Legend of Witchtrot Road. She is also giving away a copy to one lucky follower.
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Legend of Witchtrot Road
The night of Samhain may be behind them, but Yuki and her friends have only begun to face the challenges of their paranormal gifts. Tensions are rising--in the pack, at school, and within their tightly knit group of friends.
The tragic death of Wakefield High student Dylan Jacobs has emotions boiling over. The J-Team, Yuki's arch nemesis, have turned the entire football team against her. They claim that Yuki is a witch and blame her for the death of their fellow teammate. Will Yuki be able to solve the mystery of Dylan's death, and the legend of Witchtrot Road, before tempers flare and things turn violent?
Surviving agitated ghosts, irritated witches, angry werewolves, and the horrors of high school has never been so hard.
“Hey, Witch!” Jay Freeman yelled.
I knew he meant me. “Witch” was the nasty nickname that the J-team, Jay Freeman and Jared Zempter, had given me freshman year after they blamed me for Jared falling on his face in gym class. They claimed I had put a spell on him and that I cast this hex using my evil eye pendant. That’s what an all black wardrobe and some cool bling will get you from the J-team. They don’t like anyone who’s a nonconformist, though neither of them could spell the word. Unfortunately, being bright wasn’t a prerequisite for cruelty. Jay and Jared went out of their way to make certain students’ lives miserable. I was one of the unlucky ones.
Ugh. This was really not helping my headache, which was starting to feel like demons were trying to claw their way out of my head…through my eyes.
“What now?” I asked, rolling my eyes and immediately wishing that I hadn’t. I had to dig my fingernails into my palm to keep from whimpering. Never show any signs of weakness in front of the J-Team. Not if you want to survive high school.
“What now?” Jay asked sarcastically. “What do you think, Freakazoid? Students are dying, that’s what’s what.”
“Yeah, I heard,” I said, staring him in the eye. It was a difficult thing to achieve, since Jay was like six feet tall and I was barely five-one, even with my awesome purple boots on, but I was determined not to back down from a thug like Jay. “In fact, the entire school heard when principal Anderson made the announcement this morning. What does it have to do with me?”
I was losing patience and having to hold my breath, since Jay had leant in threateningly and was now close enough that I could smell the tuna sandwich he had for lunch. So gross.
“Like you don’t know,” he snarled.
“Actually, I have no idea,” I said. “We’re done here. I have to get to class”
I started walking toward class, but Jared, the other half of the J-team, blocked my path. I should have known that Jay wouldn’t have threatened me without back-up.
“You’re not going anywhere, Witch,” Jared said, grabbing the strap of my backpack.
This was bad. Really, really bad. While Jay and I had talked, the hallway had cleared of other students. Everyone else had gone to class.
All except for Cal, who stepped confidently out of the shadows like a knight in shining armor.
“Yes, she is,” said Cal.
Cal looked calm and unthreatening with his hands hanging loosely at his sides, but I knew him well enough to know that he was at his most dangerous. Well, for his human form anyway. Cal may have looked relaxed, but he was actually coiled to spring in any direction with supernatural speed and strength.
Jay and Jared smirked, seeing only a new victim to torment. They didn’t know that Cal was in incredible shape and had the advantage of his werewolf abilities. He was also really ticked off. Not good.
Jared pulled me closer and Jay sneered, taking one step closer to Cal.
“Well, well, if it isn’t the witch-loving hippie,” Jay said.
“Let her go,” Cal growled.
Find out what happens next when Legend of Witchtrot Road releases October 2011!
E.J. Stevens writes poetry, urban fantasy, and young adult paranormal novels. E.J. is the author of the haunting collection of dark poetry FROM THE SHADOWS, the chilling collection of paranormal poetry SHADOWS OF MYTH AND LEGEND, and the young adult paranormal SPIRIT GUIDE series, which includes SHE SMELLS THE DEAD, SPIRIT STORM, and LEGEND OF WITCHTROT ROAD.
When E.J. isn't at her writing desk she can be found blogging at From the Shadows, a paranormal book blog, or hanging out on Goodreads and Twitter.
E.J. is a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She currently resides in a magical forest on the coast of Maine where she finds daily inspiration for her writing.
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