Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Catching Bubbles by Mav Skye - Guest Blog and Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Mav will be awarding a $35 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner and a signed paperback copy of Supergirls (interntional) will be awarded to another randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Catching Bubbles
by Mav Skye

Well, I’m not sure if this would surprise people about me or not, but I am terribly, terribly absent-minded. I’ve left my keys hanging in the car door more times than I can count. I’ve locked them inside the car even more than that. I’ve had to break into my house multiple times, and it’s truly amazing how small a window I can wiggle through at one AM. I tend to bump carts with people in the grocery store, and instead of saying I’m sorry. I say hello and ask them how they are doing. I told the librarian in Texas that her library smelled like books, and was forever branded bimbo. I write by the seat of pants, and I never know what will happen next. And true story, I was recently writing an essay about forgetting, and I forgot to put in the part about forgetting. Basically, my highest aspirations should be catching bubbles with a butterfly net. Fortunately for me, that’s what story telling is. Thank goodness.

Now that you know a little about me, let’s see how well you can guess!

Below are six true things about me. One is false. Write which you think is NOT true in the comments below. The first ten people that guess will receive a free ebook of Supergirls!

#1 I jumped out of trees for the thrill, off the shed for curiosity, off the cliff for the dare, and off the second story balcony because I was Supergirl.

#2 Once, I was almost abducted by a man in a pig mask with a knife.

#3 When browsing a book store, I always read the first and last line. If I can figure out the story, I put the book back.

#4 I was 14 when I received my first marriage proposal.

#5 I’ve skinned many animals.

#6 I have moles that shape the little dipper on my left arm.

#7 I still have the lips of the first boy who kissed me. In a jar. In the back of the freezer.

Sisters Jenn and May have finally found their golden ticket out of the slums. Pervy sugar daddy, Frederick Bells, promises to be an easy score with a big payoff—millions are hidden within his mansion.

The plan is simple: tie up the pig, steal his cash, and skip town. But fate has a different plan, including a villain with a wicked imagination. The sisters resort to playing their childhood game SUPERGIRLS to battle their fears in Bell’s den of horrors.

Will the SUPERGIRLS find their prize or will their heads join the pile behind the black cellar door?

Enjoy an excerpt:

A narrow door with a brass knob catches my eye. It blends into the wall. “The closet,” I whisper.

We both walk to it, look at each other. I open the door. It is dark. A lone pull string hangs from a bulb. It tick-tocks back and forth like a grandfather clock tongue. I watch it a second, willing it to stop ticking, but it moves anyway in its own ghostly rhythm. I hesitate. Do I really want to see? Not just inside the closet, but see our lives clearly: May and mine, always looking for the next 7-11 job to get screwed at, flip a trick to pay rent, grab a buck burger for dinner, never having a real boyfriend, the weight of paying for May’s meds. What is the price for a dream, for peace? Our mother’s price (her face appears in my mind, navy blue eyes and a pale pretty mouth, a scar the shape of a kiss on her cheek) was running away. The price, I know, is always hefty and… complete. What would my price be?

The string tick-tocks on.

“Maybe we should just leave,” whispers May.

Her statement reflects my thoughts, but in her voicing it out loud, I feel angry. Running away. It’s what we’ve always done, what our mother did. We aren’t going back to that life. No way.

Tonight everything is going to change.

“Not without the money,” I say, and grab the string.

About the Author:
When Mav Skye isn't turning innocent characters into axe murderers, refinishing old furniture, chasing around her spring ducklings, or reading the latest horror novel, she's editing at the almighty Pulp Metal Magazine.

She adores puppies, pirates, skulls, red hots, Tarantino movies and yes, Godzilla.

Especially Godzilla.

She is the author of Supergirls and The Undistilled Sky. Look for her wicked horror romance, Wanted:Single Rose, this fall and the second book in the Supergirls series, Night without Stars, early 2015.

Find Me:

Website: http://www.mavskye.com/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MavSkye
Facebook Page: http://on.fb.me/1qPcFVK
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1mtblVa

Supergirls is available in print or ebook at: Payhip, Amazon US or Amazon UK.

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  1. Serena, Rita, And Elena, thank you! Send your email address to darksoftly@gmail.com and I'll send you a free copy of Supergirls in whatever ebook form you prefer. ;-)

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks, BN. If you shoot me an email, I'll be happy to send you a digital copy of Supergirls.

  3. Replies
    1. Ha ha, Mary, thanks for playing along! You are correct. It isn't true. But I can't say that applies to my characters. ;-) Shoot me an email at darksoftly at gmail.com for your digital copy of Supergirls.

  4. Wow--great excerpt! (No, really!)

    1. Awesome, and thank you! Send me a message at darksoftly at gmail.com for your winning copy of Supergirls!

  5. Excellent excerpt. I've certainly added it to my TBR list :) And the cover? Love!

    1. Thank you, Sapphyria! Glad you enjoyed the excerpt and cover. And you are correct, it's number seven. Email me at darksoftly at gmail.com and I'll send you a free copy!

  6. Oh, and I think #7 is untrue.


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