Oct 21, 2011

{Excerpt + Giveaway} The Deepest Cut by J.A Templeton

The Deepest Cut (a MacKinnon Curse novel, book 1)
Seeing Night Reviews is happy to welcome J.A. Templeton author of The Deepest Cut, who is here to give us a little insight with an excerpt of her novel. Also two lucky followers will win 1 ebook or paperback of The Deepest Cut!

Sixteen-year-old Riley Williams has been able to see ghosts since the car crash that took her mother's life and shattered her family. Guilt-ridden over the belief that she's somehow responsible for her mom's death, Riley is desperate to see her mother's elusive spirit to gain her forgiveness. 

When her father moves the family to Scotland so they can all start over, Riley believes her life couldn't get worse––that is until the ghost of nineteen-year-old Ian MacKinnon catches her purposely cutting herself. An uneasy truce quickly turns into friendship, and soon Riley's falling hard for Ian.  
Riley believes her gift could help Ian end the curse that has kept him tied to the land for centuries, but that would mean letting him go forever and she's not sure she is strong enough to do that. As if her life wasn't complicated enough, the spirit of the woman who killed Ian returns and she'll stop at nothing to keep Riley from helping Ian find eternal peace.
I stared at him, and I don’t know what came over me, but I took the steps that separated us and I kissed him. I had meant for it only to be a chaste kiss, a you-make-me-so-happy kind of kiss, but it ended up being something completely altogether different.
"I sensed his surprise, but only for an instant. The next thing I knew, his arms came around me, crushing me to him. I sighed into his mouth and he smiled against my lips before he deepened the kiss, his tongue sliding against mine, silky soft.

  Exhilaration and need rushed through me as my hands flattened against his back. I could feel the play of muscle and sinew beneath my fingers. What I felt for Ian was real, and ironically he made me feel alive in a way I hadn’t been since my mom’s death.
Ian pulled away the slightest bit, looking down at me, his blue eyes intense. “We’re playing with fire, Riley Williams.”
“I don’t care.” And I didn’t care. I wanted Ian MacKinnon more than I’d ever wanted anything in my life. 

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  1. I do believe in ghosts actually, or at least spiritual energy or "shadow" that a person leaves behind after they die. I don't know if they're like the ghosts in movies and tv shows, but I do believe in them. This is probably because my family and extended family has had a lot of experiences with ghosts and other supernatural things. For a while, our house was haunted too. I've also felt ghosts grab me, and when I was a child I could see some of them. Now that I'm older though, I rarely see or feel anything anymore, but my belief in them still remains.

    Anyway, thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

  2. I don't believe in ghost..if i don't see it i don't believe it

  3. I absolutely believe in ghosts! In fact I'm pretty sure I'm living with one. I've had too many unexplained and personal ghost experiences to not believe.


  4. I don't disbelieve. Not the same thing I know.


  5. I love this discussion!
    Comments from J.A.

    Like Demijel and Aeicha, I believe in ghosts. I lived in a haunted house for three years, and that experience made me a firm believer in the paranormal.

    Warm wishes,
    Julia (J.A.)

  6. I do believe in ghosts. I may not have seen them before, but I believe there are some unrested souls wondering the Earth.

  7. Sorry, not "wondering", I mean wandering.

  8. I don't disbelieve. Not the same thing I know.

  9. Yes I do. I believe other peoples encounters are real and my mom had her own encounter when she was a child and to this day she can still recount it down to the last detail. It really scared her