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Excerpt from Mimadamos, the Eden of Choice by Chadi B. Ghaith w/a rafflecopter giveaway! #Horror @mimadamos

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Chadi Ghaith will be awarding a copy of Mimadamos: The Eden of Choice, (US only) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Lebanese author Chadi B. Ghaith brings beliefs that were held in secrecy for a thousand years to awareness in Mimadamos: The Eden of Choice (Fifthscience Inc., July 5, 2017). Ghaith’s book revolves around an ancient triangle of the most significant characters on earth, paralleled by three of the most significant forces in life, and their combined story in space and time. Journey through this fable and explore the ideas that have mystified mankind for centuries: good and evil, heaven and hell, the beginning and end of the world.

Did the ending precede the beginning? Are we only here on earth to comprehend its machinations? Is there room for choice to shape our destiny in the wake of fate and its brutal logic? Mimadamos is a unique, philosophically-rich fantasy which journeys through the depths of conflict and harmony that we understand as the spirit. It decodes the magic of the most ancient scripts known to man, the symbolic fall from Eden and the long anticipated armageddon, revealing a logic so unique that it brings history to its conclusive end.

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As the door closed each night, dimming the light from the hall to a narrow beam, Destiny’s heart would flutter a staccato beat. She would clutch the blankets, drawing them up to her ears and nose, and shiver. Eventually the hour grew late, her wide eyes grew heavy, and her sister’s regular, slow breathing lulled her into slumber as well.

Her mother’s smiling face greeted her dream self, leading her on a path through the garden to the small pond where fish glided beneath the ripples. “See the fish?” her mother said.

“Look at the gold one! Do you want to touch it, Destiny?”

A much younger Destiny leaned across the edge of the pond toward the fish. She touched the cool water.

“Do you want to hold the fish?”

The creature swam nearer; Destiny scooped the fish from below with one hand, a trick her father had taught her. She laughed as the fish flopped, mouth gaping, slippery in her pudgy child hands.

“Kill it,” Mother said.

Destiny frowned and looked to see whether Mother was serious.

“Squeeze it until it dies in your hands. It has not the rights of life that you and I have. It is just a fish. Don’t be stupid, girl.”

Destiny shook her head, the fish wiggling free to fall with a plop into the pond. As she stared at her mother, the woman’s features melted into those of a woman Destiny didn’t know.

The strange woman sneered at Destiny, her face melting again and growing dark with hair, the teeth elongating and yellowing. The eyes glowed red, and the person grew larger than her father.

Destiny screamed, paralyzed.

Her sister kicked her under the covers, startling her from the nightmare. Destiny’s heart raced, her body drenched in sweat.

“Wake up,” her sister grumbled, turning over to face the other way.

About the Author: CHADI B. GHAITH has spent many years introducing an ancient mind science called Fifthscience to the public; Mimadamos is his first attempt at translating the magic of Fifthscience into a modern narrative. He is a native of Lebanon; however, he acquired his high school and university levels in Texas. Ghaith studied Arts and Film at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He now lives in Beirut with his wife and three children.

Website: https://www.mimadamos.com/.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/mimadamos

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mimadamos-Choice-Chadi-B-Ghaith-ebook/dp/B073SFYFQQ/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1

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This Side of The Crypt

 
Molly Maddison stands in the arms of Death, at the mercy of those who understand her world far better than she does. A creature of the night has her brother, but Molly will never allow her brother’s captor to take away the only family she has left even if that means damming the universe in the process.
 
For Molly nothing ever goes as planned. As the enigmatic Levi and the sensual guardian Damon vie for her body and soul, another secret of her past is revealed that just may shed some light on who and what Molly is along the part she is expected to play in this new world.
 
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Molly Maddison grew up in a funeral home that unfortunately backed up to the largest Insane Asylum in the state. Very few understand what happens after death, Molly does. While other children were playing in the park with their living friends, Molly was in the cemetery playing with the dead. To say she is troubled is an understatement.

 

Now Molly has a new plan, to attempt to lead a normal life, and ban the contact with any of the dead. Realizing that she is madly in love with one of them was never part of that plan. However neither life or death ever go as planned and Molly is called upon to perform her role as the family Crypt Keeper…

 

Is she up for the task? Only time will tell.

 

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K.A. Young writes fantasy. Dark, edgy and sexy fantasy books with a strong female lead for adults and exciting adventurous fantasy books for teens. KA is a non-conformist with a coffee and dark chocolate addiction. She loves the ocean, the sun, traveling, reading and spending time with her kids and hubby.
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Prophecy of The Female Warrior

 
Anna Wilkins is a prototypical housewife. She buys groceries, picks up the dry cleaning and host dinner parties.
 
Everything was picture perfect from the outside looking in until the life she was born to live collided with the life she was living. Her husband is murdered by a creature from another realm, a creature that is only visible to her. Through her pain, his death awakens a part of her she didn’t know existed. She is then thrust into a life of Vampires, Werewolves and Sexy Nephilim Warriors.
 
Drawn to her by a bond as old as their race, a Nephilim Warrior finds Anna at her darkest hour and seeks to arouse what lies dormant within her. The scorching sexual attraction she and the Warrior feel for one another may be beyond anything either of them can control…
 
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Coven

 
Elise Michaels’ motto has always been: no guts, no glory. She is a thrill seeker, continually craving excitement and adventure. The idea of being tied down to a place or man never interested her, even though a betrothal spell was cast linking her and the Head of Council’s son when they were mere infants.
 
Being a distant third in succession to assume the Head Mistress role, she felt confidant that her secret would remain in her past along with Coven life. Unfortunately, nothing in our fun loving heroine’s future is anything she or anyone from the supernatural realm is prepared for.
 
Now, she’s forced to return to the place and the Sorcerer she so desperately sought to forget.
 
Elise has no idea the power and gifts that await her. Can she let go of her own desires and embrace her new role? Or will she surrender to the faceless evil coming for them all?
 
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Awakening

*14+ Young Adult* 

You know those times when you’ve just had a fight with your mom and behind closed doors you say horrible things like I hate you or I wish you were dead? Well, it really happened. Mom is dead, gone forever they all are; every single person in our entire town disappeared overnight, like some freaking nightmare. I’m Kylie Daniels and my brother and I are the only ones left and now we have to figure out how to survive… 

When sixteen-year-old Kylie Daniels wakes one morning to the sound of her kid brother hysterically screaming, she soon discovers that life as she knew it, had changed forever… 

Follow Kylie and her brother Mason as they discover that the veil that separated the human realm from that of the supernatural was compromised exposing them to shifters, slashers, demons and Valkyrie.
 
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Guest Blog from Marcus Damanda featuring A Devil in Daylight (The Devil in Miss Drake’s Class, Book #2) w/a $10 GC from Evernight Teen!

adevilindaylightEvernight Teen, 163 pages

Horror/romantic elements

16+ due to violence and adult situations

 

“You will account for what you did to Audrey.”

After three months in the suicide prevention wing of St. George’s, Audrey Bales is finally coming home. Enrolled at a new school, she plans to reinvent herself with a new look, new friends, and a second chance to be just like everyone else. But the kids who drove her over the edge aren’t through with her yet.

And one of her new friends has an agenda all his own.

“You, and all the others.”

During the day, the halls of Battlefield High will echo with their screams.

“It will never stop.”

And at night, their screams will be silenced.

“Until one of you ends it.”

 

 

 

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Topic Four: Cutting Your Baby to Pieces

This may come as a surprise to some, but the DEVIL IN MISS DRAKE’S CLASS trilogy was originally all one book. It was divided into three parts—“Devils in the Dark,” “A Devil in Daylight,” and “The Devil at Play”—but those parts were all originally intended to be delivered in one big tome. Then, Evernight Teen Publishing contacted me and asked, “Can we do this as a trilogy?” They even suggested using the given names as the book titles. They told me that the book was just a little long compared to what they usually sell to their intended audience.

I did what anyone in my position would have done. I said “Yes” immediately and uncorked the nearest libation I had with bubbles in it. And just in case you’re bracing yourself to hear that I regretted this decision, I don’t. I absolutely love these three little book babies that were originally born as one.

Having said that, I totally underestimated the amount of work I was committing myself to.

For one thing, DEVILS IN THE DARK, the first one, was absolutely tiny, by book standards. It was four chapters long. The last one, THE DEVIL AT PLAY, wasn’t much longer. Only the middle one, A DEVIL IN DAYLIGHT (the one being promoted on this tour), was long enough in itself to be considered a real book.

This was a problem, because I liked the parts of the original book, divided where they were, very much. It was impossible to have Part 1 end anywhere other than it did. That one is, very simply, the story of the consequences of a single action—not only for Audrey, who attempts suicide in the opening pages, but also the consequences for her tormentors. It’s the story of her friendship with fellow psych ward patient Gale Hastings, who only makes short appearances in the latter books. It’s the story of Audrey deciding to live—and taking the book past that point made no sense. The menace of the thousand ghosts is only hinted at, until Part 2.

If Part 1 was all drama and a hint of horror, then Part 2 is the “thriller” of the trilogy. To abuse the cliché metaphor of a chess game, this is the book where the thousand ghosts manipulate every piece on the board into position for their grand plan. It’s the story of Audrey re-inventing herself and taking her second shot at life—even as the enemies from her old school converge on her in a grand plan of their own. We come to see Audrey as a lone figure caught between two competing evil forces: one that wants to destroy her utterly, and one that wants to exact the worst kind of revenge on her behalf.

And, in Part 3, the thousand ghosts just throw that chessboard entirely off the table and unleash an endgame that I hope will be very difficult to forget. That’s the real “horror” book of the trilogy.

I had to expand a lot of part one, but I did find that the friendship between Audrey and Gale needed some more meat on its bones—and I felt that the reader might want to see what wicked little Maggie’s first day in juvenile jail would be like. It was fun to write about these characters again, and Part 1 easily grew from four chapters to fifteen.

After that, I did end up scooting the boundaries between Books 2 and 3 to make the last one long enough to make the cut. It was important that some “real” action happen in A DEVIL IN DAYLIGHT, though—and so the hunt begins on the “bad kids” of the Facebook Fifteen—and if my readers of Book 1 stick around and read A DEVIL IN DAYLIGHT, I know they won’t be disappointed.

 

 

Excerpt: 

Audrey watched the knife go in. Alex’s Swiss Army knife, from Scouts.

 

That’s right, sis, Alex’s ghost said. You’re doing it. Good girl.

 

Blood welled up from her wrist, at first in bubbles and droplets, then in a line.

 

Ignore the pain. Block it out. Deny it, like it’s not even there.

 

And it wasn’t. Weird. This was supposed to hurt.

 

Her reflection in the computer screen showed black hair. And that, too, was weird. She hadn’t had black hair in months. Not since her first days in the hospital.

 

Nor was she supposed to be seeing him. She’d beaten him—banished him.

 

She had to saw to break the vein. A small, red jet squirted over her keyboard.

 

On the screen, Val—her one-time best friend—was reaching out to her. Audrey? Audrey, don’t be dumb. Come on.

 

Alex stopped talking, stopped coaching. From behind, he held on to her shoulders and squeezed.

 

She still had the strength to use the knife again, going down from the wrist. There was no pain, after all. She had the strength for that and for one more thing.

 

She set down the knife in a puddle of her own blood, then picked up her cell phone and took a picture, even as her wrist squirted again.

 

She hooked the phone to a USB cable and to the computer. She posted the picture, unhooked it, and let it drop. It clattered off the side of the desk and onto the floor, but Audrey didn’t even notice.

 

She tried to put her chin in her right hand. She wanted to watch the responses. See what Val thought. See what Maggie thought.

 

Maggie, who had started all of this. Maggie, who had ruined Audrey’s life because she’d thought Audrey had been ogling her in the locker room at school. Spoiled, rich little Maggie Lassiter, with the angel earrings—it had been those Audrey had been staring at—and the countless followers that Maggie called her friends. But it hadn’t been enough. No, she had to steal Audrey’s friend, Valerie Mills. Her only friend….

 

Putting her chin in her hand didn’t quite work out. Her elbow slipped in the blood on her desk. She felt her face hit the hard wooden corner of the desk on her way to the floor.

 

 **** 

 

But instead of hitting the floor, Audrey sat up in her own bed, awake and breathing hard and holding her left wrist with her right hand.

 

She looked… scarred, but whole.

 

Her parents had purged her bedroom nearly to emptiness, but her computer was still there, a shadow near the window.

 

Audrey kicked her legs over the side of the bed and went to it, powered on, and thumbed the monitor. And, amazingly, she yawned, even as her heart began to settle back toward its normal speed and rhythm.

 

She found her water bottle and Geodon, and checked her clock as the computer slowly hummed to life. Yep, close enough. She took her pill.

 

Taking a breath, she tried to access her Twitter account.

 

Blocked.

 

Instagram, next.

 

Blocked.

 

Facebook.

 

Blocked.

 

She smiled, rather sleepily. Everything was still normal. She’d just had to be sure.

 

Sunlight began to peek tentatively through her window. Audrey set her chin in her right hand and waited for it.

 

Daylight could not come soon enough. 

 

**** 

 

Alastair Hutchinson lay flat on his back on top of his perfectly made bed, but he did not sleep. Had not slept.

 

Never slept.

 

He watched the sunrise.

 

We should be looking, said one of the voices that lived inside of him. We’re wasting time.

 

“Why look?” he asked. “There’s an unsettled account at the school we’ll be attending. I’ve found everything we need.”

 

Audrey is not an unsettled account, the voices protested. She’s alive.

 

“I’m not talking about her,” Alastair said. “You haven’t been paying attention. There’s another.” He laughed, softly. “Three days from now, we’ll be sitting in her first period class.”

 

But not as Alastair Hutchinson, he thought. No. As a name she’ll recognize.

 

The host stirred. We need to move the line, said another voice. This isn’t helping.

 

“I’ve got that covered too,” said Alastair. “You won’t have to wait long. Trust me.”

 

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Marcus Damanda lives in Woodbridge, Virginia with his cat, Shazam. At various times throughout his life, he played bass guitar for the garage heavy metal band

 

Mother’s Day, wrote for The Dale City Messenger, and published editorials in The Potomac News and The Freelance Star. Currently, while not plotting his next foray into fictitious suburban mayhem, he spoils his nieces and nephews and teaches middle school English.

 

 

 

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