A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2013 has blessed me with many new followers. My thanks go to each of them. I’m co-hosting the challenge on Amlokiblogs, so drop me a comment there if you have something to say about the challenge itself. On this blog, I’ve been featuring mostly indie-published book excerpts for all of April. I love reading, and supporting author-friends, and this is a good way to do both.
Today, for Q, I give you a mystery novella: Quarantine by Sherri Fulmer Moorer.
Elevator Pitch: Caitlyn thinks it would be just another day at the office, until a quarantine closes their doors and traps her in the office with three colleagues, who then discover that their small town is hiding some shocking secrets.
Excerpt: “We’re sticking to the plan. This illness has already caused unexpected problems. People have been hospitalized, and the Health Department is snooping around.” She stared in the distance, toward the small administrative building across the parking lot. “We don’t need to risk it by disappearing too early. Be patient. It’s Friday. We’ll have the weekend to get away.”
“Do we have any time to spare if the Health Department is involved?”
“We’ll be fine.” The woman smiled. “Relax. Everything is on schedule. I have the money and tonight we’ll be on a plane to anywhere we want. Don’t do anything to stir up suspicion. In fact, it might be best if you were seen as little as possible.”
The figure nodded. “We should meet again to finalize our plans.”
An alarm sounded from the Nurses Station inside the door. The woman stiffened. “I better get in there.”
“Then we’re set?”
The woman nodded, exasperated.“We’re set. I’ll meet you this afternoon. Don’t be late. And try to get some sleep.”
The figure chuckled. “Who can sleep? We’re about to have an exciting day.”
Neither of them saw the man pressed against the side of the building as they parted ways.
This sounds pretty cool. I’m always down for mysteries and thrillers. I’ll have to look into it.
Thanks! It’s a short read, but it moves fast. I hope you’ll read and enjoy it!
Ooh, I love me a good hospital/medical thriller. Can’t wait ti check it out.
Thanks! I hope you enjoy it and will leave a review if you do.
Okay, you’ve got me. I’ll have to put this on my ‘to buy’ list.
Thanks! I hope you enjoy it. Please leave a review on Amazon if you do!
Sounds like my kind of book! I will have to check it out. 🙂
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Thanks! I hope you’ll check out the entire novella.
The cover is excellent! And the excerpt thank you. Enjoyed the tension!
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I’m glad you enjoyed it!
It’s a fast paced, easy read, but not gory at all. It’s mainly a psychological thriller. I hope you’ll check it out!
Enjoyed the excerpt.
Thanks! I hope you’ll read the whole story. It’s a novella, so it’s a short, easy read.
Looks intriguing by the way you have mentioned……but I am still claustrophobic about confined places………Will need to muster my guts for this one.
Don’t worry – it’s not too bad! Plus, I made an effort to make sure the entire adventure ended by the end of the work day 🙂
Goodness that was exciting
Thanks! Feel free to check out the whole story. It’s short – a novella, really, and it’s an easy read.
Good excerpt! Thanks for supporting indie writers with this blog.
Yes, I appreciate the feature and the support!
Sounds interesting in a scary sort of way. I would never pick up a hard copy book like this but I find I often get them and read on kindle. Go figure.
It is available for Kindle at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Quarantine-ebook/dp/B006UJWD4G/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1366414400&sr=1-1&keywords=Sherri+Fulmer+Moorer and at http://www.amazon.com/Quarantine-ebook/dp/B006UJWD4G/ref=la_B005G5DW9U_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1366414446&sr=1-4 . Feel free to check it out and review it if you like it. It’s a short and easy read.
Got the book on my kindle and will be reading when this challenge is over. Thanks for the links.