Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Excerpt: The Rain by Amos Cassidy Blog Tour


Jake Pendragon has lost the love of his life. Desperate for a fresh start he moves to Longbrooke - a small British coastal town. The people are friendly, the town is quaint and Jake finally feels as if he could start anew.  Then the Rain falls – an ancient weapon that only Jake can manipulate – and Jake is thrust into a world where Myth and Legend are reality and his bloodline the only possible saviour of mankind. 

With the rebirth of The Rain comes something sinister and Jake finds his life and those that he has grown to care for in danger. Will he succeed in mastering the power inside him before it’s too late or will the sinister threat accomplish its deadly goal?

My Blog Exclusive Excerpt:

The rain had come down hard at around 6pm Saturday evening, falling from the black sky with fast, heavy and cold determination, and the wind had become aggressive, making the streets of Longbrooke whistle.

Jake was jogging along the beach in a beanie hat, jogging bottoms and jumper. He was drenched and he didn’t care. He didn’t care about the cold and the rain, didn’t care one bit. In fact, it was exhilarating. Running was his escape, his moment to himself, his chance to fully breathe. It didn’t matter what the weather did, he would always take a run, feel his heart beat faster, work up a sweat. The beach was the perfect place, even if the sand beneath his feet was wet and uneven.

The waves crashed hard against the shore, throwing themselves into the cliffs as though they wanted to smash them out of the way. There was something about the power, the sheer force of nature that Jake enjoyed. Mother Nature certainly knew how to put on some theatrics. It was terrifying watching the dark waves claw at the sand, longing to flood the lands. They almost had a voice that called out to the moon to cast aside all the tidal rules and look the other way, to let them become more than water, transform them into aquatic demons so they could run wild.

The beach was the best at night, especially at this time of year, a sense of solitude. The pier looked so bleak unlit, closed until the warmer months returned. There was the distinct sign of November in that image with no flood of people riding the fairground rides, eating the candy floss, the popcorn, the cockles and mussels and over-the-top-sized lollipops. Jake made a mental note to go and explore the pier – another place he hadn’t been to in the town.

Presiding over everything, high above the town atop the magnificent cliffs to the east, was the mansion of Karla Jones. He’d heard her mentioned around Longbrooke, an enigmatic mystery figure who seemed to own most of the town’s businesses. Greg didn’t know anything about her, just that her driver sometimes came into his garage – one of the few places she didn’t possess. It was poetic really that the woman who basically owned the town had a mansion at the highest point, her eyes on everything. It unnerved a lot of people. Enigmas can be unnerving. Some people had seen her car, he’d overheard, slipping through the streets like a silent black panther, but never the lady herself. No one knew what she looked like, the sound of her voice, nothing.

Jake stopped for a moment, catching his breath, letting the cold wind and rain wash over him and cool him off a little. He looked up at the mansion, staring for a moment, wondering what was going on up there in its intimidating gothic grandeur. He imagined it would be a big tourist attraction if it weren’t occupied or if a celebrity lived there; people at the gates snap, snap, snapping away, going gaga over the architecture.

“Fuck you,” he said to the mansion in the distance, the roar of the wind swallowing his gentle words. He didn’t know why he always had a negative response to the mansion.

He stretched a bit and then turned around and jogged back up the beach to home.

Author Info:

Amos Cassidy - a team of two. Amos is a 29 year old Diva and Cassidy a 36 year old mum of three.

Aside from a passion for writing and a love of reading they also share an addiction to coffee, love anything Joss Whedon and are constantly playing tug of war over Jensen Ackles.

They have been writing together for four years and their new novel - the first book in a brand new series - 'The Rain: Rebirth' is due for release on 17th January 2014.

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