Sunday, May 27, 2012

Promo Monday with Eden Glenn's Galloping Ghoul

This Monday sees two things: 1. I start Uni (excitement!); and 2. The first of two Eden's with promo. Silly me almost posted the wrong one! But enough silliness, on to business with Eden Glenn's Galloping Ghoul!!(One of y favourite covers on Promo Monday so far, FYI)

The Galloping Ghoul rides each full moon, exacting revenge by frightening those who tormented
his past. By day, he is one of the town people, Nathaniel Hawkins, an affluent entrepreneur.
He identifies with Ike Sandhill, a government surveyor, and wants to protect him from the
same thugs who drove Nathaniel to revenge. Ike goes to the extreme to prove to everyone
how straight laced he is. He pursues Misty VonMix with the intention of marriage. Nathaniel
doesn't know how to confess his desire without driving Ike away. He comes up with a plan
of seduction. Before the night is over Ike discovers things about himself he always knew, yet

Massachusetts, 1790
            Somewherein the Bridgewater Triangle, old wives tell tales in hushed tones about strangelights in the sky and the Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp. They say thespecter rides on the night of the full moon. They don’t know what drives him tohaunt unsuspecting travelers. Those who’ve crossed his path flee in fear fortheir lives. If the victims know why he rides, they never say.
. . .
Nathaniel drewcloser in the deadly race. The gap closed but not fast enough and his heartjolted when the tired animal stumbled.
“Socrates!” Ikeshouted the encouragement to his floundering steed.
Nathaniel struggledto rescue Ike from himself. He didn’t have time to calculate a fancy plan. Hejust needed one that would work. His options werelimited but inspiration with a dose of blind luck seldom failed him. He threwback the cloak of his headless ghoul disguise, surprised the costume survivedthe mad race. The muskmelon head he carried to aid his full moon revelry wouldbe forfeit. “Mother luck, do not fail me now.” Nathaniel lobbed the ball shapedfruit at Ike’s ridiculous hat  to savethe life of the man he’d benefactored, secretly lusted after and suspected heloved.
He watched inhorror as the horse hit the mud. Simultaneously the horse stumbled into themuck and the melon impacted Ike’s head sending the man tumbling ass over earsinto a thicket of bushes. Pulling on Augustus’ reins, Nathaniel jumped whilehis horse slid to a stop. He leaped to the ground as the wretched Socratesmiraculously scrambled to safety on the opposite bank of bog.
Nathaniel collapsedto his knees by Ike, unmindful of the sharp sting of sticks slicing thru hisbritches. Prickly bramble bushes had cushioned the surveyor’s fall. Nathaniel’sshaky hand quested for a pulse and calmed at the pounding rhythm of life underhis fingers. He untangled Ike from the vines, fighting to inflict minimaldamage from the biting briers.
. . .
Augustus stoodpatiently while Nathaniel hoisted Ike’s lanky frame up into the saddle andmounted behind to support his unconscious burden. The flight brought them to theborders of Nathaniel’s estate.
“Time to go home,Augustus.”
Nathaniel’s pulsepounded at the proximity of Ike in the saddle, his head resting on Nathaniel’sshoulder. How badly he wanted to brush the wayward lock of golden hair backfrom the man’s brow. No more hiding. Before the night was over Nathaniel wouldbe sure Ike Sandhill knew his full intentions. He couldn’t go on in this limbohalf-life watching from afar. By dawn, they would both be changed men. Heprayed he could convince Ike to take what he had to offer, to take a chance, totake something, anything from him.

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You’ll finda slice of live from Nathaniel and Ike. There is also information about a funm/f/m ménage story “Raynia’s Magic” that came out this past February, 2012.
"The Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp" due to release June 3rd
 "Raynia's Magic" Available from all fine ebook vendors

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1 comment:

  1. Great post, fascinating story idea! Good luck with the release!