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In the Heart of Darkness is the first in a series featuring Devonn and Mitch in a world gone all to hell. If you can name a creature that lurks in the dark, its probably slithered through the tears and made its way to Earth.
This series is dark, and I mean dark. I have a high tolerance for the grim, but parts of this made me cringe just writing it. An m/m horror with a splash of romance. Allow me to introduce you to Mitch as he spies one hell of a Banshee, and maybe get a hint of his love interest, Devonn while we’re at it.
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Mitch fell hard into a magazine rack and a shower of paper fell over top of him. He scrambled out of the magazines and scanned the area for the stranger, but his eyes were quickly drawn up to the ceiling.
She had to be the biggest banshee he’d ever seen. Her black vaporous form filled half the ceiling and she lashed out with her sheer tentacles, inching closer to his friends. All five had spread out to surround her, but she tossed them aside like toys. Greg and Travis stood closest to the beast, slashing at her with their machetes. The tentacles grew back, reforming almost as quickly as they were chopped off. Mitch brought his shotgun up and hit her with two solid rounds to the chest.
She whipped her head around to face him, and his heart stuttered a beat. Her pale face was like ash, lips still stained with the blood of her meal. She twisted, moving faster than he expected. He backpedaled and magazines slipped under foot. Staggering, he fought to keep his balance as a tentacle reached for him.
A glitter of metal caught his eye. The blond stranger whipped out a long, thin chain. It caught the moonlight through the windows and flew through the air, slicing off the tendrils before they reached Mitch and his companions. The man used the chain like a ribboned blade, twisting and slashing at the beast. Mitch had never seen anything like it in his life. The chain rippled in the stranger’s hands, and each movement seemed effortless, like a dance. His blue eyes focused so intently on his prey he seemed to see nothing else. It was the most beautifully lethal thing Mitch had ever seen.
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I’m getting excited. My book, In the Heart of Darkness is due to be release March 31st. That’s right, Easter Sunday only one week away. To celebrate I’m doing a contest. Give me your worst plot bunny.
Plot bunnies can be the bane of a writers existence or their muse fuel. But sometimes they’re just too dark, twisted, strange or bizarre that not even us writers know what to do with them. This is your chance to share your plot bunnies. The more strange, dark, humorous and bizarre they are, the better.
Here are the rules.
Contest is now closed. Winners will be announced Monday.
Thanks everyone for the great bunnies, it was a fun contest.
You can enter as many times as you like by posting in the comments. Or you can tweet it, but make sure you @ me and add the hashtag #InHeartDarkness. Each time you shoot me a new plot bunny, your name goes in a hat for a $20 Gift Card at Amazon. I will be picking one or two of my favorite plot bunnies and they’ll receive a free ebook version of my book, In the Heart of Darkness.
Contest begins Sunday March 24th and ends Sunday March 31st midnight EST. Winners will be announced Monday. Oh and don’t forget to leave your email addy so I can inform winners.
In The Heart of Darkness
Book I: In Darkness Series
By C.M. Torrens
Genre: Gay Horror Novel
*Please be aware this is horror with heavy romantic elements. Its dark and not for everyone.
Devonn has lived his entire life in Darkness and chained to the will of another for centuries. When the chance to be free comes in the form of an ancient soul, he grabs it and runs. But taking the soul and keeping it are two different things. Hunted by demons and a stubborn soul that tests his sanity, he seeks sanctuary with a group of survivors. He didn’t expect to find himself drawn to the surly ironsmith thwarting his charms.
Since the world fell into Darkness and unleashed the monsters that now prowl the earth, Mitch Banos has seen more than his fair share of death. With people dying and dangers closing in around the group from all sides, Mitch is sure that attached to people is a bad idea. Devonn’s persistence pays off but with the fae woods closing in around the group’s tiny sanctuary and traitors in their midst, Mitch finds himself betrayed and trapped among the fae.
Devonn rushes to find Mitch, which leaves the survivors vulnerable to the traitor within. With the soul tugging at Devonn’s sanity, finding Mitch may become far more difficult than Devonn had expected. With so many things pulling at him, it’ll be a miracle if they all survive.