Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Book excerpt for paranormal suspense novel Yesterday People by Terri Herman-Ponce

I have a special book excerpt and promotion for the paranormal suspense novel Yesterday People by Terri Herman-Ponce.

During her virtual book tour with Goddess Fish Promotions, Terri will be awarding $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below.  To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit her other tour stops and enter there, too.

Blurb about Yesterday People:
David Bellotti’s only focus is to find his abducted twelve-year old daughter. When he sees her on a news segment with her captor, a renowned archaeologist who’s made a major discovery, David sets out to bring her back home. But the search leads him to a secret message that could alter man’s history forever.

A message David and his daughter inscribed twelve-thousand years ago.

A message that will prove dangerous in the wrong hands.

Protecting this powerful information seems simple until David realizes some people will use his daughter against him to get it, at whatever the cost. Now David must make a choice. Protect mankind from a secret past that must remain hidden, or save his little girl.


Excerpt from Yesterday People:
When Lottie entered the office Dr. Berzet flashed a smile, his teeth white and bright against the goatee. “Dr. Lottie Morgan.” He stood and gave her his hand. “You have no idea how wonderful it is to meet you.”

She shook his hand, noting how warm his skin felt, and took off her coat, admiring the office space around her. It was filled with an eclectic collection of antique furniture, paintings depicting various periods in history, and framed magazine covers of notable excavations and historical finds since the turn of the century.

“I appreciate your coming so early to meet with me,” he said.

Lottie laughed, brushing static off her sweater and slacks. Thanks to winter and heavy wool coats, she had to do it often. “It’s almost ten in the morning.”

“My apologies. I forgot you are not a student.” Dr. Berzet laughed with her. “I am an early riser and am usually in the office by seven-thirty. But the college students? Their idea of early is anything after lunch.”

“I remember those days,” Lottie said. And there were times she still missed them.

“But perhaps not all of them?” he said with a wide grin.

Lottie grinned back.

“I believe we have now appropriately warmed up the conversation,” Dr. Berzet said as he settled into his chair, and the way certain consonants and vowels rolled off his tongue made Lottie think he was French. “I do have to admit that I am beyond curious about you. I want to say that I asked to meet because I am a professor specializing in ancient civilizations and mystical practices, but that would be a bit of a lie.” He leaned forward, dropped his voice to a whisper, and added, “This mostly has to do with personal fascination because I have never met anyone who has had actual proof of a past life.”

“Lives,” Lottie corrected.

Dr. Berzet’s smile grew, and something sparkled in his gray-blue eyes that hinted of mischief and mystery and maybe a little mania.

“I want to study you because I am sure what is in here,” he said, pulling out the summer issue of Current Psychology, “is only the tip of something bigger. Something powerful. Something, I am thinking, you are not sure you want to tell.”


Author bio and links:
Terri looks for any opportunity to make stuff up. She thinks anything that can’t so easily be explained is worth an extra look and often makes a great story. She loves red wine, scotch, sunrises, Ancient Egypt, the beach—and a host of other stuff that would take too much real estate to talk about. The youngest of five children, Terri lives with her husband and son on Long Island. And, in her next life, if she hasn’t moved on to somewhere else, she wants to be an astronomer. Terri’s fascinated with the night skies almost as much as she’s fascinated with ancient Egypt.

Terri is a member of member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America, and you can read about her at http://terriponce.com/.

If you love social media, you can also find Terri on Facebook and on Twitter.

Come visit. She’d love to hear from you!


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10 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Curtis heining said...

What a nice excerpt

Nikolina said...

Enjoyed reading the excerpt!

Terri Herman-Ponce said...

Thanks, Curtis. Still chugging along with the excerpts...and hoping readers keep enjoying them!

Terri Herman-Ponce said...

Hi, Nikolina. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the rest of the tour as well!

Terri Herman-Ponce said...

Hello everyone and thanks for hosting me here today! Looking forward to spending the day.

Anonymous said...

It's an intriguing excerpt!

Trix, vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

Rita said...

Thank you for the excerpt, I enjoyed it.

Terri Herman-Ponce said...

Thank you vitajex and Rita. Looks like we've got a few familiar people following this tour!

bn100 said...

interesting premise