Sunday, October 24, 2010

YA Spooktacular Story 1: DARKNESS, part 5

Hey everyone! Dying to read more of the first YA Spooktacular story, DARKNESS? Well I have part 5 for you!

Before we get started with my part, just a reminder that on October 29th, the grand prize packs will up for grabs! We have two of them--one for each story--and one for internationals. To enter them you must comment on every post in the story you are reading. We will be checking! When that day comes, you'll have to fill out an entry form here on my blog or on this one. You may enter for both Prize Packs by reading both stories! You can win extra entries and extra prizes along the way by clicking on the TRICK or TREAT buttons that you see. All of the ToTs are optional but a great chance to win more prizes and entries! For all the rules, the full rundown click HERE.

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Story 1, part 5 - written by Jennifer Archer

“Anna! You’re early,” he whispered. Jeremy dug his fingernails into the palms of his hands, but the pain didn’t squelch his desire for the taste of the nectar that pulsed through her veins. “How long have you been waiting?”

“Not long. Five minutes at the most. I wasn’t sure you’d come.”
He gazed down into her wide, green eyes – so innocent, so pure, so trusting. Why couldn’t she understand that danger lurked in the shadows? Loving him made her all the more vulnerable to his prowling, ravenous brethren, yet she refused to succumb to their threat. Or his.
It had been Anna’s request that they meet here, at the third headstone on the second row, an hour before dawn. Jeremy had panicked when her message arrived. He left early, intent on arriving before her, intent on making certain no others had learned of their planned rendezvous and waited to steal Anna’s light before he could stop them.
Jeremy pulled her to him and buried his face in her silken hair. He breathed in her orchid scent, aching to taste her. “I came only to tell you goodbye. I’m leaving the city in the morning.”

Leaving you -- the only light I love, he thought. Dooming myself to complete and utter darkness to save you . . . to save the only remaining shred of my dignity.

She pulled back, the moonlight illuminating her pale porcelain skin and the startled flash of her eyes. “Leaving? But, why?”
“Because you won’t listen to my warnings,” he whispered. “And I’m not certain how long I can resist you.”
Anna’s face softened as she cupped his cheek in her palm. “I’m not afraid of you, Jeremy.”
“That’s what worries me,” he said in a strangled voice. Hating himself, he turned away, unable to hold her gaze. “I’m of the devil. I’ll only end up hurting you if I stay . . .”
“No.” Her fingers warmed his icy chin as she coaxed him to look at her again. Smiling, Anna said, “I know your heart as well as my own. That’s why I asked you to meet me here – so that I can show you why I’ve no need to be afraid.”

She took his hand and led him closer to the third headstone. It was larger than the others and adorned by an ornate cross overgrown with tangled, winding vines. Pausing at the base of it she said, “Look, Jeremy.”

He followed her gaze to the inscription on the crumbling headstone, and his breath caught.


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* Two bookmarks
* Bag of candy
* Teddy Bear with shirt that says:
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Make sure to check out Story 2 of the YA Spooktacular event called A SOUL LAID BARE.

Click on the button to start reading Part 1.


46 comments :

vickyvak said...

Oh come on! I want to know what he saw! Can't wai to read more!

By the way your buttons don't work so I can't enter the treat!

Khelsea @ Once upon a review said...

Sorry about that Vicky! It's fixed now :)

Liz said...

Now I can't decide which story I like best, and I want to know what was written on there

Y'all are doing an awesome job!

Jane said...

Each time I read an installment of one of these stories it bacomes my current fav!

Awesome!

April X said...

suspense!!! must read the next chapter!

Britta said...

It must be here grave!

Britta said...

I meant her grave

Ariane said...

wooo, so we find out what Jeremy is for sure, but what's Anna's deal...?

Madeleine said...

Awesome! Thank you so much!

Pokadots1121 said...

This part was awesome. I really want to know what happens next.

*Jam* said...

Is she dead?!! And please don't make him another whining Edward!

sablelexi said...

Oh, that's an interesting twist. I wonder what it means for the story if she's dead...

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Erin said...

Holy crap, what's Anna's secret?? What does the tombstone say... I have to know now. ;}

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

Ahh, what's on the grave!??! :S

S.o.L.a.R. said...

This has to be my favorite out of the two stories! Gah can't wait for more!

marian said...

omg!! can't believe i was left hanging like that! definitely got to continue reading

Giada M said...

OMG! Is she dead? A zombie, maybe? Brainsssssssss! :P

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germaine.dulac said...

Maybe it's her headstone. Maybe it's HIS! I have no idea, but I'm looking forward to finding out.

Chrystal678 said...

Ahhh...must go read the next part now! Great!

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

Ooh... I'm going to check out the next part right away!!

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

This story is great so far. I'm really getting into it. I'm off to read the next installment :D

Danielle (Overflowing Shelf) said...

Can't wait to see what is on the headstone

Angela Sharp said...

cant wait to see what the hesadstone says, is it her name, is she already dead?

Tolley Family said...

What does the headstone say? Off to find out right now!

donnas said...

What did it say!!! Need to know.

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grumpybybirth said...

OMG what does it say! This is torture!

Nicole said...

Ack! What's on the headstone?!

BleuMoon said...

I want to know what it says - don't leave me hanging!

bleumoon

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Lbarra said...

Off to find out what that headstone says, is it her??? If so, what does that mean??

timestandstill said...

Like everyone else I'm thinking it is her headstone.

Lesley said...

I'm thinking it's HIS headstone! He gasped because she knows his secret. :O
I'm probably wrong but I don't care, I'm having so much fun!

Kristen said...

Ohhh What is Anna?? How is she like jeremy?? Ohh This story is soo good.

Kristen
My Bloody Fairy Tale

Katie_Fogle said...

What does the headstone say? I can't wait to find out!

Sandra said...

Now thats interesting..Is she already one of the undead?..
^"^

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Cinnamon said...

Is her name on the headstone, then...?

latishajean said...

So so good love it great story I need more!

Samiyo said...

I am loving this story so much, need to see what's on that headstone!

Lauren M said...

So passionate! Can't wait to read what's on that headstone!

Emiii8 said...

Can't wait to see what's on that headstone! I really love this story.

Kailia Sage said...

What is on that headstone?!

*Andye* said...

I really like this one! And I love that she left it open for the next author to figure out what's on the headstone! Haha!

throuthehaze said...

I can't wait to find out what it says!

Emily a.k.a WilowRaven : ) said...

What does it say! Running to next blog....

The Itzel Library said...

Awesome! Thanks for this is amazing! :)

Claire @ YA Bookie Monster said...

Woah, cliffhanger there at the end! What's written on the headstone???

Lady Kay said...

Wait, wait, wait! Just who is Anna, I wonder? We've seen so much of Jeremy... could he really have missed it if she's dead?

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