Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Chills and Giggles for Halloween: Terror on Sunshine Boulevard #BookHooks

Book Hooks Blog Hop 

Hello and welcome to the Focused on Story Blog. Today we're joining the Book Hooks Blog Hop sponsored by the Marketing For Romance Writers Group. Each participating blogger shares an excerpt from their book. I'm sharing my "terrifying" novel that is perfect for a scary Halloween read, Terror on Sunshine Boulevard.

A reader told me she discovered she shouldn't have read Terror on Sunshine Boulevard before bed. She was too scared to turn off the lights and go to sleep!

What readers say about Terror on Sunshine Boulevard

Do you enjoy being scared? Haunted houses? Horror movies? Scary books?
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Treat yourself this Halloween with a terrifying read!
Terror on Sunshine Boulevard
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Back of the Book: Terror on Sunshine Boulevard by J.Q. Rose
Rescuing a naked woman lying in a geranium bed or investigating mysterious murders are not the usual calls for first responder Jim Hart. He expects slip and fall accidents or low blood pressure emergencies in his retirement community of Citrus Ridge Senior Community and Golf Resort. The ghastly crime scenes turn the winter time fun into a terrifying season of death and mystery when the authorities cannot track down the predator responsible.

Jim and his wife Gloria could escape the horror and grief by returning to their northern home, but concern for their friends and residents keep them in Florida. With the entire community in a dither over the deaths, the Harts participate in the normal winter activities of golfing, dancing, and pool parties with their friends to distract them from the sadness and loss.

Can Jim and Gloria work with the authorities to discover who or what is killing the seniors on Sunshine Boulevard and stop the increasing body count?

                                         Terror on Sunshine Boulevard by J.Q. Rose


Excerpt: Terror on Sunshine Boulevard by J.Q. Rose, Chapter 8
Warning: This is the chills part of the blog post, not the giggles.

Turning on the warm water in the bathtub, she placed her hand under the faucet to gauge the temperature. When it was just right, she turned the shower on at full force, ready to step in for a relaxing indulgence with the warm water raining over her body.  Before Pamela could step in, she heard Noel’s moan from the bedroom. Terror clutched her throat. Oh, Noel, please don’t have a heart attack now! She yanked open the bathroom door and stood frozen in the doorway. The moonlight through the window added shimmer to the yellow stripes crawling across Noel’s naked body. When a blazing yellow light filled the bedroom, she slammed the bathroom door shut. The animal instinct to escape kicked in. Clambering onto the toilet and stepping onto the granite counter, she yanked the screen off the bathroom window and dove headfirst into the cool night air. She landed face down on top of the flowers in the wood-chipped flower bed below. Pamela’s screams pierced the night as she lay naked among the geraniums....to be continued.  

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Happy Halloween!!


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Helena Fairfax said...

Hi JQ, I just signed up for your 'Courier'. I live the graphic! Look forward to receiving my first installment x

Lisabet Sarai said...

Great scene! Setting a murder mystery in a retirement community is an original notion.

J.Q. Rose said...

Thank you, Helena! I look forward to sending one out--have to figure out how to do that with my email program!! LOL.

J.Q. Rose said...

Thanks Lisabet. It's a fun setting to use as a backdrop for murder.

Computer Tutor said...

Perfect book for this month, JQ. It does look frightening!

Janet Lane Walters said...

I've read the book and there are creepy elements galore

Personalized Marketing Inc said...

Great chills!
All blog post today have been shared on Excerpts & Promotions Facebook Page.

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J.Q. Rose said...

BOO! Jacqui....

J.Q. Rose said...

Thanks, Janet. Yes, you're right. Thanks for reading.

J.Q. Rose said...

Thanks for sharing on your FB page, Dee. I liked your page as Janet Glaser. My FB page is J.Q. Rose, Author.

Barbara White Daille said...

Definitely some chills going on in that excerpt. Perfect timing for Halloween!

Lyndi Lamont said...

Geeze, it's scary enough being a senior citizen without someone (or is it something?) trying to kill you! Sounds like a great read. Tweeted.

Anonymous said...

You've got me wondering what that yellow light was. It must have really freaked her out to jump out of the window naked.

J.Q. Rose said...

Thanks, Barbara. Glad the excerpt gave you chills!

J.Q. Rose said...

Hi Lyndi, Now that's the truth! Thanks for tweeting!

J.Q. Rose said...

Hi Ed, well you know, I can't tell you what that yellow light is. Sorry. You'll have to grab the book! hee hee Thanks for reading the excerpt.

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