Good Sunday morning to you, Sixers! It’s been a while since I posted an excerpt on here (my alter ego has been hogging all my attention) but I’m back with another six from Shrapnel, my strange mutt of an upper-YA piece set at Oakleigh House in Mobile, Alabama.

I’ll have some major news about this story in the near future, so be sure to check back. 😉

In the meantime, this six takes place near the climax of the book, and is told from tough-as-nails Dylanie’s POV:

I cross the threshold.

I wish I hadn’t.

Ashley—or what’s left of her—sits on the sofa, bandages wrapped around her arms and legs. She smells like blood and looks pale and scared in the orange light from the antique lamps. Not the same whiny scared as this afternoon when I reamed her for being a wuss, but scared like the very foundation of her short life has been shaken apart and will never, ever fit together the way it once did.

I know the feeling.

As I said, news about this coming soon. Here’s the synopsis:

It’s been six years since Dylanie and her family visited a Civil War site and the place came alive with cannon fire. Problem was, no one could hear it but her.

Now she’s sixteen, her dad’s moved out, her mom’s come out of the closet and Dylan’s got a spot on Paranormal Teen, a reality TV show filming at historic Oakleigh Mansion. She’ll spend a weekend with two other psychic teens—Jake and Ashley—learning how to control her abilities.

None of them realized how much their emotional baggage would put them at the mercy of Oakleigh’s resident spirits, or that they’d find themselves pawns in the 150-year-old battle for the South’s legendary Confederate gold. Each must conquer their personal ghosts to face down Jackson, a seductive spirit who will do anything to protect the gold’s current location and avenge a heinous attack that destroyed his family.

The playlist can be found here.

Please be sure to check out the other Six Sunday participants. Among them is my writing partner and honorary brother Israel Parker, whose latest WIP is a freaky sci-fi/dystopian piece.

Have a great week!


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