Tuesday, October 27, 2020

A Scary Story for Halloween by JQ Rose

Author JQ Rose is ready for Halloween. Are you?

Hello and welcome to the Focused on Story Blog. Halloween is coming up soon! Are you ready? I have a scary story for you, that is if you're not a scaredy-cat. Terror on Sunshine Boulevard has an element of horror mixed in with humor and the paranormal. Take a peek and add it to your reading list to make this Halloween fun (and scary.)

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

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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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Marsha said...

Great post, J. Q., and this is such a great excerpt from you scary book. I've shared. :)

Helena Fairfax said...

I love your graphic for the JQ Rose Courier! That was a great day out. Happy Hallowe'en!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I love the premises. I'm so behind in reading. No excuses, just running out of time. Happy Halloween, Janet! Your books are on my list. Have been for a while, actually. I know, I need to catch up.

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