darkness that skulks between the trees #Contemporary #Suspense @rosebudmary @GoddessFish

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Hey folks! Today I’m happy to introduce you to R.S. Anthony and her story Pork!

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Rosemary Anthony writes suspense fiction with a twist. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Science Malaysia and recently made the jump from writing official documents to writing fiction novels. Blessed with 17 nephews and nieces, she finds the world of young adults to be a thrilling source of inspiration for her books.

Rosemary lives in a small town in Malaysia and travels as often as possible to broaden her cultural horizon. You can find out more about her books, giveaways, and new releases…

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High school is torture for Steven Walthurst, and home isn’t a whole lot better. The only place that offers respite is an abandoned tree house at the edge of town. But something lurks in the nearby woods, and the long line of elm trees has a clear message for Steven: keep out.

Then one day, Steven finds a little girl lying unconscious, perilously close to the woods. As the two get to know one another, Steven experiences real friendship for the first time—and gets closer than ever to knowing the darkness that skulks between the trees.

He dedicates himself to keeping his new friend safe, but the tranquility of their fragile hidden world doesn’t last long. When an act of cruelty pushes Steven to his limits, his secrets—and those of the dark woods—come close to unraveling, threatening to destroy the one thing making his teenage life bearable. Can Steven save everything he’s built from crumbling under the pressure?

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When Steven went home that afternoon, his momma was awake, blowing clouds of smoke from her seat on the couch. Her blond hair was tousled and her nightie askew. There were no pills or vodka bottle on the floor, but her eyes were red and misty. She looked sober, and Steven’s heart rate picked up.

“Do you want me to make you something to eat?”

“No, thank you,” he said and headed straight to his bedroom. He hadn’t seen his momma cook in a long time. She didn’t exactly seem like she would be capable of cooking right now.

“Aren’t you hungry?” she asked a little louder, her eyes following him.

“I’ll make some sandwiches in a minute,” he said.

“Sandwiches,” she repeated as if she had just tasted grit in her mouth. “Why do you always eat that shit? Why can’t you eat something else for once?” she yelled as he closed his bedroom door. He leaned on the door and let his backpack slide to the floor, sweat blooming on his skin. “Steven, get out here and listen to me when I’m talking to you. I’m your momma and I’m not done talking!” He took a deep breath, cracked the door open, and went out to face his momma’s mood. “Can I cook you something to eat?” she asked again, her tone surprisingly pleasant.

Steven’s heart pounded and he knew he was treading on thin ice. Either way, something was going to happen, and all his fifteen years screamed it wouldn’t be good.

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R.S. Anthony will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. CLICK HERE to enter to win! Readers, follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates and places can be found here: Tour Schedule

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R.S. Anthony, thank you for stopping by today!

Love & blessings to all! ❤


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20 thoughts on “darkness that skulks between the trees #Contemporary #Suspense @rosebudmary @GoddessFish

  1. James Robert June 3, 2016 at 4:20 AM Reply

    Good Morning, Happy Friday and thank you for this giveaway

    • rosemaryanthony June 3, 2016 at 8:15 AM Reply

      You’re welcome, James 🙂

  2. Goddess Fish Promos (@GoddessFish) June 3, 2016 at 4:38 AM Reply

    Thanks for hosting!

  3. Mary Preston June 3, 2016 at 5:43 AM Reply

    Such an unusual title.

    • rosemaryanthony June 3, 2016 at 8:16 AM Reply

      That’s the idea 😉

  4. Mai Tran June 3, 2016 at 6:20 AM Reply

    How do you keep yourself inspired? Do you have a private canon of authors you go back and reread?

    • rosemaryanthony June 3, 2016 at 8:22 AM Reply

      Thanks for the lovely question, Mai Tran. I get my inspiration through people watching and by keeping an ear out for unusual real life stories. With a little bit of research and tweaking, my mind wanders and ends up with a story 🙂

  5. Peggy June 3, 2016 at 8:42 AM Reply

    Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and, if so, how do you overcome it?

    • rosemaryanthony June 3, 2016 at 10:04 AM Reply

      Yes I do 🙂 I find it’s better to plow through with the storytelling even if it’s a pile of nothing I’m heaping on the pages. I usually get stuck on very specific sections so, as long as I can get past it into the next scene/section, I’m safe. I can always go back and clean it up during the editing process (which explains why I take more time editing than writing). After writing 5 books now, I think that’s what works best for me. I know I should never stop writing when facing a wall or that’d be the end of it 🙂

  6. Rita Wray June 3, 2016 at 1:17 PM Reply

    I liked the excerpt.

  7. Becky June 3, 2016 at 4:01 PM Reply

    Sounds like a great read.

  8. Victoria June 3, 2016 at 4:18 PM Reply

    I enjoyed the excerpt, thanks for sharing!

  9. Danielle M. June 3, 2016 at 5:52 PM Reply

    Sounds interesting, thank you for the giveaway!

  10. James Robert June 4, 2016 at 7:21 AM Reply

    Hope your weekend is great and thanking you for the giveaway

  11. lilallykitten June 5, 2016 at 1:57 AM Reply

    Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  12. lilallykitten June 5, 2016 at 5:14 AM Reply

    I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.

  13. James Robert June 5, 2016 at 10:10 AM Reply

    Sunday blessings to all and thanks so much for the opportunity to win

  14. Karla Sceviour June 5, 2016 at 12:36 PM Reply

    Sounds great,thanks for sharing!

  15. elmomomi June 6, 2016 at 6:34 AM Reply

    looks like a great read to add to my collection!

  16. lilallykitten June 7, 2016 at 1:16 AM Reply

    I have added this book to my TBR list and look forward to reading this book!

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