Friday, June 17, 2016

PORK by R.S. Anthony @goddessfish @rosebudmary

by R.S. Anthony

GENRE: Contemporary Suspense Thriller


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?

NOTE: “Pork” will be free on Amazon June 21-23, 2016


Exclusive Excerpt

After a hard day’s work, Bob gave them a bonus, as promised, and took Fenton, Steven, and Cesar out for dinner. Steven took the opportunity to order a fat steak, fries, coleslaw, a thick slice of mud cake, and a milkshake with Oreos. He enjoyed the selection immensely, aware that it was the most food he had eaten at once since Aunt Therese died. As he sat belching, Fenton picked his teeth with a toothpick and smiled at Steven.

“Not bad, kid.” Fenton nodded at Steven’s empty plate, clearly impressed with his ability to tuck in. Steven grinned sheepishly. Bob and Cesar were talking animatedly about a football game they’d watched on TV last night. A moment later, Fenton said, “You know, a Dr. Simmons came to visit the other day.”

Steven was startled and his forehead moistened. “What did she want?”

“Well, she didn’t want her car fixed, that’s for sure.” Fenton chuckled. “She asked a lot of questions about you, kid. Said she’s been talkin’ to you too. That true?”

Steven nodded. “Yeah. She’s been talking to me. Momma said it can help me improve my grades. But asking questions is all she does, and I have no idea how it’s supposed to help me at school.”

“Well, she was real excited about the ground house. Wanted to know all about it.”

Steven licked his lips. “Yeah.”

Fenton adjusted his position and looked Steven in the eyes before asking, “Kid, you got someone else stayin’ in that ground house?”

“No sir,” Steven said, and it was so spontaneous that he was sure Fenton believed it.

Fenton nodded slowly and shifted in his seat before saying, “Well, she’s a peculiar lady. You just make sure you stay outta trouble, okay?”

“Sure.” The woman was disturbing his tranquil little world with all her questions. Steven couldn’t wait to get out of the restaurant. He wanted to go back to his ground house where no one would ask him questions anymore. He was sick of them.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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 on:

Her debut fiction Pork can be found in:

NOTE: “Pork” will be free on Amazon June 21-23, 2016

What others are saying:

“Stay with this new author. She’s impressive.” – G. Harp

“The plot is elaborate leading to an unexpected twist in the end which I loved. It is a very good read-- you won't be disappointed!” – D. Mantzari

“...makes for an entertaining read, just prepare yourself to have a few WTF moments while enjoying the experience...” – Book Mafia Blog

“The author has a lovely writing style with clear, sparse prose that allows the story to breathe. Bit by bit each character plays a part in unraveling the mystery...” – The Welshbird


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