T.J. Adams has teamed up with Goddess Fish Promotions to celebrate the release of her book, In His Keeping. As part of her book tour, T.J. will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter. See the bottom of this post for more information.
At eighteen, Elise Duxten must end her life. Her younger sister, Marly, lies dead because of her. To pay for her crimes she sell’s her soul to the devil in exchange for her sister’s life.
Matrix, King of the crossroads, the Devil’s right hand man for the last twenty years, is willing to make the deal, eager for another pawn. To sweeten the exchange he gives her one year to mourn her decision before he takes her for good.
In that year he’s determined to torment her, driven by envy at the strength in her soul. Though having lived years apart, the same heartless man, Manx Sloazan, destroyed their lives.
With her remaining life, Elise must teach her sister to live without her and find the courage to say goodbye. It won’t be easy. Sloazan is determined to make Elise pay for a bungled drug sale and Matrix wants to torture her soul. Or does he?
With Elise, Matrix has discovered something he thought he’d lost. His heart. But he is the devil’s, without the ability to choose. When the time comes, will he be prepared to let her go in order to save her soul? Or will the Devil make sure he gets what is his due?
Like a slap in the face the cold water took my breath. Every pore slammed shut at the assault, drops dripping off my nose, hitting the vitreous china inches from the plughole then coalescing together before circling the metal and disappearing down the drain. I remained bent, my hands holding onto the edges of the bowl, watching the thin stream of water disappear through the small plug grate. When I stood I would see a woman chained. No, a girl living a mother’s life, my feet refusing to cross the line into the adult world, although my responsibilities had long carved through the border.
I straightened, wiping my fingers down the front of my standard issue Tucker’s Small Goods shirt, dampening the oil stains from the leaking olive tubs, and caught my face in the mirror. The same girl stared back, not the condemned soul destined for the pit. It was the same face that greeted me yesterday, with hair pulled tight into a ponytail because Ryan knew stuff all about hygiene but recently suffered the bruising of a warning stamped across his wrists by the Health Authority for low health standards in the delicatessen.
The girl in the mirror carried the washed out look of the homeless, a look nurtured through years of neglect and loss of belief. Although in this case the terrible years condensed into one night, a girl lying dead in the street, a butcher’s knife with my blood polishing the shine, lips burning through my soul and a tongue freezing my heart. The only new addition I saw on the face was dark smudges, which hung in semi circles below the eyes, giving the image a haunted look.
Marly lay in the ICU ward at St Michael’s Hospital surrounded by elated but confused doctors on the verge of calling in a priest to sanctify the miracle. The paramedics swam through the blood, pronouncing her dead before they reached her. No doubt with as much kindness as they would pay a squashed cat, she was bagged, zipped and loaded before the van made its way back to base, perhaps the drivers muttering about the waste of gas for the round trip.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
TJ Adams couldn’t decide what she wanted to be when she grew up and travelled instead. She returned from overseas with the thrill of adventure still inside, so decided to train as a commercial light aircraft pilot, flying out of the remote aboriginal communities of north Western Australia.
A badly damaged eardrum clipped her wings, and she returned to Perth to complete a BA of science. During this time she meet her husband halfway up a rock face, while engaging in one of her favorite past times, rock climbing.
Somewhat tamed, TJ Adams and hubby settled in the Perth Hills with their three children.
When her children were little, TJ Adams found her new passion—books. Countless books later and the idea of becoming an author emerged.
Her favorite genre is paranormal with her first novel Bound under contract with Eternal press. Unable to stop her fingers from tapping, TJ Adams has since formed a partners with another Perth author, Renee Hammond to complete the Hells Gate series. In His Keeping is her latest release.
Amazon author page: https://amazon.com/author/tjadams.com
The author will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. To be included in the drawing follow this link to Rafflecopter: a Rafflecopter giveaway
The complete list of tour dates can be found on the Goddess Fish website at: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2016/02/excerpt-tour-in-his-keeping-by-tj-adams.html