Jul 25, 2012

{Excerpt + Giveaway} of The Cure by MC Foley

Today on Seeing Night Reviews author MC Foley has a special excerpt post for me to share of her latest novel The Cure. She is also giving away an ebook and paperback to two lucky winners!

The Cure
Genre: Adult (NC-17) Romance
Publish Date: June 2012
Purchase: Kindle or Paperback (Available in 3 different covers)
Author Information: Facebook | Twitter Goodreads

Los Angeles. 2012. After a beaten-down, sickly cog visits a faith healer, she develops a dark wish fulfillment power that stokes her appetite for sex and vigilante-style revenge. "The illness, the one that almost killed me, or almost killed my soul, was also the thing that brought me here. A new home in my city of angels. Heads on stakes. Enemies impaled. All of this revenge surrounding what used to elude me - Power. Until now. One visit to the bird streets and everything changed. They say absolute power corrupts. Absolutely. Yes, it does." Splashes of dark humor. Adults only. facebook.com/TheCureBookSeries 

I wonder how long they held him there.  Whether they laughed at him.  Heckled his gouged right eye.  I wonder if he felt fear.  Misery.  Anguish.  I wonder if he felt alone.

I suppose I’ll never be sure who did it.  My guess is that the bloodied hands belong to his fed-up, mercenary men.  You could, however, guess that the deed was done by those above him.  In those mob organizations, it always seems like there’s another boss… another higher authority in charge of it all, who’s just been disappointed.  And in the Cannibal’s situation, I can’t imagine the loss of that duffel bag – plus the information inside it – went over all that well.

These are the things I ponder when I see the story.  It’s the day after Brooks made his escape and, once again, it’s splattered all over the news.  I’m sure they were going to dismember him entirely.  That’s what Brooks said they’d do.  But by some twist of fate, or perhaps it was strategically devised, the reports say the cops went to that downtown LA warehouse off a tip and managed to interrupt the mutilation. 

There was a firefight.  Every cop was critically wounded, but none of the thugs went down.  None of them were even caught.  How is that possible, I’m sure some viewers are asking themselves.  Whenever I see something like that… I just wonder who got paid by whom and how many zeroes were exchanged.

Every internet portal and TV report tries to be creative.  Tries to find the bloodiest hook.  Despite the approach, they all pretty much share the same information.  He was bound to a chair.  His feet were nailed into a wooden board and every single finger looked like it was hacked off with a jagged or blunt instrument.  His neck, on the other hand, was a different story. 

The men who did this, they wanted to kill him slow.  They’d sawed him open from the back of his neck, likely knowing, full well, that his jugular was right up in front, on the furthest end of the opposite side. 

I wonder if they laughed at him while he died.

Mc foley's most recent YA fantasy novel, THE ICE HOTEL, is currently being adapted to screen by the 2011 Oscar-nominated screenwriters of THE FIGHTER, Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson.  mc (melinda corazon foley) was born in Cebu, Philippines, raised in Virginia and resides in West Hollywood, CA. After winning a poetry slam competition in Oakland, CA - foley paid rent with the winnings, and began touring as a performance poet, doing shows across the U.S. and overseas, including tours through the UK and Denmark, where foley performed on Denmark's national radio station, Radio P3. foley then wrote/acted lead in "The Coconut Masquerade," a play written entirely in verse and produced by Bindlestiff Studio in San Francisco's SOMA district. Segments of "Coconut," were featured in theaters around the country including the national Hip Hop Theater Festival and LA's Greenway Court Theater. Now in LA, mc foley is an active novelist, studying screen and television writer and weekly e-columnist on The Business of Show Institute's e-newsletter, which reaches 40,000+ global subscribers - thebusinessofshowinstitute.com.
AUTHOR LINKS: The Ice Hotel (YA Fantasy) Facebook | Amazon

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  2. make me want to read whole of this book not just only the excerpt ...

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