Adrian “A.D.” Dawson. Loving son and brother. Deceased. 1972-1986
When Turtle Dawson’s 14 year-old brother returns after being dead for two years, he brings with him fond memories of the old days, and a chance at redemption for the entire family. But there’s something different about A.D., something dark and sinister, and if Turtle continues to do as A.D. tells him, he could wind up in a world of hurt, or worse, he could wind up dead himself.
Is Turtle’s once loving older brother a giving spirit? a vengeful ghost? or is he something else all-together? That’s what overweight and under-confident Turtle must discover. He needs to find out soon, lives are at stake, including his and that of his very first girlfriend, Rita Calderon.
And who or what is the Teddy Bear?
Written in my typical page-turning style, The Memory Giver is a sweet, romantic thrill-ride. Like most memorable tales of horror, this book is rich in character, and is as much about redemption as it is about the spooky stuff.
Looking for an unforgettable, horrific treat? Read on, dear reader, read on.
The mist played against the moonlight like dust motes in the air, yet these motes hung with deadly purpose. The mist drifted toward him, a slow moving cloud. As it neared, the room grew even colder. Turtle hunched the covers up around himself to keep from shivering.
“Close your eyes,” the voice in the mist whispered. “Close your eyes and remember the good times.”
The chilling mist was hanging just in front of him now. “Okay,” Turtle said softly.
A part of him wanted to run. This was ghostly stuff and he was afraid of ghosts. Yet the comforting words relaxed him.
Turtle closed his eyes and shivered as the mist split into two wishbone-like streams, travelling up his nostrils. He breathed in deeply, a wintry chill stinging the membrane in the back of his nose. It burned, oh, how it burned.
In the vein of Stephen King’s The Green Mile, The Memory Giver is a tale filled with the magical wonder found in memories. It’s a story of love, loss, adventure, horror, and ultimately revenge.
The Memory Giver will be available in chapter-by-chapter installments on Wattpad beginning Monday June 9th, 2014, and throughout the summer–FREE. The freebies will run all summer long. To follow along, go to Wattpad.com now, type The Memory Giver into the box labeled “Discover” and that will take you to my page. The beauty of launching our latest WIP on Wattpad is you can leave comments, suggestions, or tell us how you think we’re doing. We’re offering it for free hoping you’ll read along, tell your friends. And when the fully edited novel comes out next winter, We’d love for you all to grab a copy.
To help whet your appetite for this romantic, horror, thriller, I’ve made an audio recording of the prologue in two parts. Yes, I did it myself, so don’t look for Lawrence Fishburn. It’s crude–you can hear a few slips and background sounds. But isn’t that part of the charm of a work in progress? You can download part 1 of the prologue now: The Memory Giver Download Or listen to it right here. It’s fourteen minutes, so grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy the latest by me, E. Van Lowe and my horror writing alter-ego, Sal Conte, read by me–E.
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I mention at the end of part I that part II will be available on iTunes. It won’t be because I couldn’t figure out how to get it there . Instead, it’s right here. Enjoy! BTW, part II is only about 10 minutes long.