Gut Check

Hey y’all! As promised, here is an excerpt from book 2 of my young adult/new adult psychological thriller series, Step into Darkness. This book is available now to buy in paperback and on preorder in eBook. It will be publishing on September 24.

To say I’m in love with the cover is an understatement. I’m already having some great reviews on what’s inside the cover make their way to me too. I hope you will enjoy it. The fact that this book–or any of my books–are real, is something I still can’t quite wrap my mind around. Thank you for checking it out!

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Excerpt from Chapter 16~Gut Check

8:45 a.m. Adnerba, Ohio.

 

At the library, Justine steps out of the car and her gaze travels the towering grandeur of the building, the columns of its Roman architecture standing strong against the bluster and poking out beneath the snow. She peeks through the glass door and spots Mrs. Troupe, her graying black mane tumbling over her shoulder, and taps on the window.

“Justine Leonard!” Mrs. Troupe squeals, ushering her inside.

She smiles, pulling her scarf away from her face and shivering in the chill of the still waking building. “How have you been?”

“Feisty as ever.” Mrs. Troupe shimmies her hips. “How have you been? I heard about your dad, such a shame.”

Justine glances at the ground. “I’m fine.”

“What brings you here?”

“I was hoping to do some studying.”

“Well,” she glances around as if looking for prying eyes, “we aren’t open yet, officially, but for you I will make an exception.” Mrs. Troupe wraps her arms around Justine

Her vision clouds at the sudden affection, but she blinks the tears away before they’re noticed. Continue reading

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Hey, everyone!

I’m going to try really hard to get the blog back up and running with things like pieces of my books, author life posts, and character interviews. I promised I wouldn’t leave you all behind, and I did mean it when I said that. Getting my feet under me with all the lessons that come with being published has been a learning curve, to say the least. I wouldn’t trade it for anything, though. Believe it or not, #2 of my Step into Darkness series Gut Check is now on preorder in ebook and live in paperback! I’ll be sharing a bit more about that next week, but in the mean time, I wanted to share a scene from my debut novel Would You Have Believed Me? in case anyone here isn’t sick of me talking about it yet. haha What can I say? I’m excited!

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Excerpt from Chapter 10 of Would You Have Believed Me?:

1:40, January 12 Adnerba, Ohio.

Naked trees dance with the wind, the sun shining bright and making the world outside the SUV look deceptively warm. Glancing at the car’s thermometer, Justine sees that it’s only 34 degrees. It’s supposed to be our coldest night yet.
Taking the off ramp to the lake, she lets her mind drift, her memory navigating the well-worn path without trying. Pulling into a parking spot, she grabs her gear from the back seat and heads for the shoreline.
She picks her way over the rocks, stabbing bits of trash as she goes and dropping them into her black garbage bag. Every so often her gaze flits to the frozen lake, a pit growing in her stomach. The same question playing in her mind like a stuck record. Is he out there? For a mile stretch, she continues her slow combing of the shoreline trying to leave her path pristine.
Coming around the side of a large pile of boulders, she spots a familiar hunter green tent. The flap zipped closed against the elements. Continue reading

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My Debut Novel Is Live, Y’all!

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Hey, y’all!

Sorry I haven’t been around much, things have been beyond crazy, but as stated I did it! I am now a published novelist! Every time I write those words I want to squeal. As so many of you know, my journey to get here has been a long one with ups and downs, but such is life for any creative person, I guess.

To catch you up on how all of this came to be, about the middle of last year I signed on to take part in an anthology to help a fellow Indie author battling cancer. Continue reading

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Ten Questions for a Fictional Character: Justine of Would You Have Believed Me?

Check out the third and final character interview from my debut novel Would You Have Believed Me?
Would You Have Believed Me? publishes tomorrow.

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Hey, everyone! This is the third and final in the character interview series for Would You Have Believed Me? which is publishing tomorrow! Don’t miss this wonderful book!

To read Interview 1 click here, to read Interview 2 click here.

12/29 3:00 p.m.

Eric rises from the chair to be replaced by the same young girl I had met hurrying from the house earlier, Justine.

I extend my hand, offering her a smile which she returns despite the bags beneath her eyes. “Annya Qunitero.”

Her head bobs in acknowledgment, her handshake firm. “I’m sorry I had to run off like that earlier. Last moment errands I had promised Mom I would do before the big day.” She fidgets in her seat, her gaze flicking away for a moment.

“Not a problem. Shall we begin?”

She excuses herself for a moment to grab us two cups of hot tea…

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Second Character Interview from Would You Have Believed Me? by Justina Luther — Becoming Eryn Ryans

Hey, everyone! Here’s the second character interview for my novel Would You have Believed me?

Ten Questions for a Fictional Character: Eric Mitchell of Would You Have Believed Me? #1 Of the Step into Darkness Series Hey, everyone! This is the second in a series of three character interviews for Justina Luther’s upcoming book Would You Have Believed Me? To find the first interview, click here: https://justinaluther.wordpress.com/2019/03/18/ten-questions-for-a-fictional-character-camille-arnold-martin-of-would-you-have-believed-me-1-of-the-step-into-darkness-series/ 12/29 2:30 p.m. […]

via Second Character Interview from Would You Have Believed Me? by Justina Luther — Becoming Eryn Ryans

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Ten Questions for a Fictional Character: Camille Arnold Martin of Would You Have Believed Me? #1 of the Step into Darkness Series

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12/29 2:00 p.m.

My cab pulls up outside a nondescript suburban house with tan siding in Adnerba, Ohio and I tug my bag with notebooks and pens after me, swinging it over my shoulder. You’re Annya Quintero, you can do this. So what if this is the first interview you’ve done where your name is connected to it? You’ve got this! Shivering against the winter blast, I start up the front walk, passing a hulking man with auburn hair and amber eyes. I smile at him, readying to see if he knows where Camille is, but the glower he gives me makes me rethink the idea.

When I ring the doorbell the front door swings open and a petite girl with brilliant gray eyes stands smiling up at me. “You must be Annya! Come in, Mom is back in the kitchen. You’re interviewing her first, then my boyfriend Eric, and I’ll be last.” She thrusts a hand out to me, her smile not quite meeting her eyes. “I have to run but I’ll see you later. The kitchen is just down that hall.”

With a quick motion the way I should head, she scurries off, pulling on a thick white overcoat.

I follow a long front hallway to a kitchen with bright yellow walls where a woman sits hunched over a stack of thank you cards.

“Camille?”

Her head snaps up, eyes just like the girl’s ,sparkling. She stands, waving her hand to an open chair. “Annya, please, sit. I couldn’t believe someone wanted to interview little old me about my wedding.”

I smile. “Shall we begin?” Continue reading

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Here is my interview with Justina Luther

I was interviewed on Author Interviews! Check it out!

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Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.

Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

Hey, y’all and thank you Ms. Fiona for letting me take part in your blog today. My name is Justina Luther and I’m 27 years old.

Fiona: Where are you from?

Originally I’m from Missouri, but when I was growing up my family moved so often that now I simply say I’m from the USA. My mom was in retail and very good at her job. When a store was having issues the company she worked for would move her in as the manager to clean things up and then off we’d move again.

Fiona: A little about your self (ie,  your education, family life, etc.).

Due to moving so often, my parents offered me the option of being home schooled…

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