Friday, 1 February 2013

Hyping for a friend...

Normally, I use this blog to talk about my own exploits in writing. However, today I'm going to use this post to talk about one of my fellow writers.

For those who remember, my good friend, Allison Cosgrove, was working on the second edition of her debut novel, Sacrifice of Innocence. Well, I'm pleased to announce that it has finally hit the shelves over on Amazon. I had the pleasure of reading the first draft of it, and I thought it was compelling and entertaining. Miss Cosgrove loved my praise so much, she included a snippet of my review on the back cover of the new edition.

So, Allison, what's your book about?...


A cult has been killing children for its rituals and only one cop knows who they are. Detective Stan Brookshire knows but his past keeps people from believing in him. Can he rise above the stigma that shrouds his past and stop a cult from taking yet another innocent child from her mother’s arms before its too late?

Would you mind sharing an excerpt with us?...

The man in the corner listened in the darkness, the wind whistling through the crack in the window frame, billowing his hair around him. The child in the room with him was invisible in the darkness. Even the power of the sun, let alone the light from the full moon, could not dampen the gloom hidden behind the boarded windows.

Hearing a sound, the man stiffened. It was the child; the sweet, young child.

"Very soon, my precious, very soon," Joseph whispered, his breath coming in short gasps. Excitement filled his belly; time was drawing closer for the boy.

Footsteps in the hallway caused the boy to whimper in fear, lighting the man's loins on fire. Desperately wanting the forbidden, to touch and to play with the boy, he tried to force the urge back down. He wasn't allowed that pleasure, yet. The priests would come soon and the boy would have to be pure. The man's needs would have to wait. The boy would have to wait.

Dreaming of the day he would finally be able to have his way with the boy, the man fixed the delicious whimpers in his memory. The boy would no longer be able to cry and plea.

It was coming soon. So close now.

On the other side of the room, he heard the ominous creak of the door opening. Blinding light silhouetted a figure dressed in long robes.

He hurried over and retrieved his boy-child, his breath coming in gasps so ragged that he thought his lungs would cease to function.

A whimper was all that escaped the gag when the boy tried to scream. Cringing at the man's touch, he fought against the bonds, causing the man's groin to harden once more.

The man smiled. He tightened his grip upon the boy as he tried to wiggle free. The door stood open, waiting for him and the boy.

Suddenly, the door swung closed behind him, plunging the room into darkness once again.

Sounds suspenseful. So, Allison, tell us about yourself; your likes and dislikes, and such...

was born and raised in a suburb of Toronto, Ontario. I'm a married mother of three daughters, I work in accounting by day and create my own worlds by night. I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughters hiking in the woods or sitting by the fire reading a good book. I have had the love of reading and writing detective mysteries from the age of twelve but it has only been since the birth of my youngest that I have gotten serious about crafting some of my own works for others to enjoy. I credit my family and friends with being the driving force that has given me the strength to breathe life into my books.

Outstanding! Thank you kindly for your time. You can pick up your eBook copy of Allison's debut novel, Sacrifice of Innocence, over on Amazon by click right here.

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