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Sweet Saturday Sample–House of Cards

Welcome to another  Sweet Saturday Samples. Some of you are new to this so, this is just a little blog hop where authors share bits of their work.  For instance, this little scene. This is from my new paranormal horror story, House of Cards. I hope you find it intriguing. 🙂



Embraced by the carriage’s comfort, Sinjon remained unaffected by the horses’ wild flight through the darkened French back roads. The storm clouds above hid the moon from sight. But Sinjon wasn’t focusing on anything other than the tarot cards he shuffled in his hand. The exercise did nothing to drive away the memory of his escape.

A flipped card, a second: Death stared up at him. His blue eyes peered at it through the darkness, disgusted with its appearance. He’d had enough of Death; the year was awash in blood: the Terror had decimated his circle of friends and family. The king and queen deposed, imprisoned, beheaded; their friends and supporters incarcerated, many families devastated. His parents were most likely dead. Why had his family hurried him off to safety? For Porter, his mother’s firstborn, Sinjon could well understand.

Glancing out the window as they passed a lonely, barren tree he wondered, But why me? It made no sense, given their history. Disdaining his mother for his conception, as the son of another man, most of the time Father ignored him or treated him as second best. His father’s family wouldn’t lend him a helping hand. His paternal grandmother’s home in Dover now might be the only refuge.

If we can make it.

He hoped the cover of night, the serpentine route they traveled toward the border of Calais, from where he hoped to sail safely to England, would serve them well. He couldn’t count on his bastard blood sparing him the bloody fate of the rest of Paris’ elite…

Will Sinjon make it to safety? You’ll have to read to find out!

House of Cards

You can’t escape Fate….

A young nobleman escapes the Reign of Terror in 18th century France to find himself dragged into an even worse fate–a hellish underworld wherein he is cajoled and put on trial by a demon tribunal for crimes he never committed. Can he answer thwart his fate, one worse than the guillotine?

House of Cards

If you’d like to find out what happens, House of Cards is available for $.99 at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. You can also *points* add it to your Good Reads lists from here, if you like. 🙂 Thanks for reading. For more Sweet Saturday Samples, see the Sweet Saturday Samples site at http://sweetsatsample.wordpress.com/

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5 thoughts on “Sweet Saturday Sample–House of Cards

  1. I enjoyed today’s post. Since I mostly read women’s fiction, most of the books are written in a female point of view. It was fun reading something from a male’s perspective. This sounds like an awesome book with a great premise.

    1. Thank you, Sandra. 🙂 A lot of the old fantasy I’m inspired by is from a male perspective so in this instance, it seemed a natural choice somehow. 😉 I have a sequel in mind from his sister’s pov. So…I don’t know. We may see his family again sometime!

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