In this edge-of-your seat, tension filled retelling of Cinderella, a vengeful schizophrenic pulls sixteen-year-old Haley Tremaine into his dark world. She must make a choice: save her abusive, alcoholic father and bitter little sister and allow the only people who've treated Haley like family to die, or seek out the killer and save them all.
They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and that's great . . . as long as you don't die.
Sixteen-year-old Haley Tremaine had it all: top-notch school, fantastic family, and a bright future, but all of that changed when an accident tore her family apart. Now, an alcoholic father, a bitter younger sister, and a cold headstone bearing her mother’s name are all she has left.
Chris Charming has it all: a powerful CEO for a father, a prestigious school, and a fortune at his fingertips, but none of that matters when he lands a reputation as a troublemaker. Struggling to follow in his father’s footsteps, he reaches out to the one person he believes truly sees him, the one person he wants: Haley.
Little do they know someone's determined to bring the two together, even if it means murder.
Krystal Wade is happily married to the love of her life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. They live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day she wakes up to find herself stuck in traffic trying to get there. When she’s not working, commuting, or chasing after her three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find Krystal outside talking to her chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training her amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).
Krystal Wade's Guest postWhat Led to Creating an Intense Thriller?
Scary movies have always intrigued me, even when I was a little girl. I remember flipping through channels when everyone else was in bed, watching horrors! And I mean little, little girl. Some of them have stuck with me through the years: a woman running down a dark alley, screaming, her rapist pursuing her.
Wow. If my parents only knew!
And if that wasn’t enough, I also enjoyed snooping around the house. Especially near Christmas time. I wanted to find my presents, see if Mom and Dad knew me. They did. I also usually wound up bummed on Christmas Day because all the surprise was gone.
As I got older, more and more scary things happened around me. Things I took note of. Like the escaped prisoner who ran rampant through the county we lived in, avoiding the cops. What’s worse? The same day that news broke, my friend Keely and I were walking back to her house through the pasture, her dogs were going wild, and from the space below her trailer we saw someone jump from the back deck and take off running, jingling. Lots of jingling.
Of course, we suspected the escaped convict had somehow found his way into her trailer, stolen all of her money, and then taken off again.
We never did find out who that was, but we definitely armed ourselves with machetes before we continued. Oh, yes, we continued.
On another night, while my mom and I were watching TV, the window open behind us, we heard someone’s pager go off… not on TV. Then we heard footsteps pounding to get away. We locked the house down and set the dog loose. Or something. I can’t quite remember.
You see? My life has been a thriller. I’ve had so many experiences that I couldn’t NOT write something scary!
And what’s crazy is though I’ve experienced many difficult, trying, and frightening things, my life is better in spite of all of that. Maybe those experiences made me stronger, confident, courageous. So why not put a character through some of that torture?
No, I can’t say I’ve had any experience with a serial killer, but I have watched enough news to get the gist, and I hope you enjoy!
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Keep up with the tour by stopping by one of these fabulous sites:❏ Oct 1st ~ Katie's Stories (Guest Post), Obsessed by Books (Spotlight w/Excerpt & Review), and The Power of 3 Readers (Spotlight w/Excerpt)❏ Oct 3rd ~ Matthew Cox Books (Interview & Spotlight w/Excerpt)❏ Oct 4th ~ Indie Authors, Books, and More (Review)❏ Oct 5th ~ The Writer's Block (Interview & Spotlight w/Excerpt)❏ Oct 8th ~ Reese's Reviews (Spotlight w/Excerpt & Review)❏ Oct 9th ~ Vicki Keire (Interview)❏ Oct 12th ~ Elizabeth Seckman, Author (Guest Post)❏ Oct 13th ~ Paranormal Book Club (Spotlight w/Excerpt)❏ Oct 16th: Summer Weir (Spotlight w/Excerpt)