Monday, August 20, 2012

Book excerpt tour stop for paranormal suspense novelist Donna Galanti

Today I'm part of a virtual excerpt tour for paranormal suspense author Donna Galanti for her novel A Human Element.

During her virtual excerpt tour, Donna will be awarding a $50 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter. If you want to be entered in the contest, leave your e-mail address with your comment. And if you want to increase your chances of winning, stop by other tour stops and do the same thing!

Donna Galanti is the author of the paranormal suspense novel A Human Element (Echelon Press). Donna has a B.A. in English and a background in marketing. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, Horror Writers Association, The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, and Pennwriters. She lives with her family in an old farmhouse in PA with lots of nooks, fireplaces, and stinkbugs but sadly, no ghosts. Visit her at:

One by one, Laura Armstrong’s friends and adoptive family members are being murdered, and despite her unique healing powers, she can do nothing to stop it. The savage killer haunts her dreams, tormenting her with the promise that she is next. Determined to find the killer, she follows her visions to the site of a crashed meteorite–her hometown. There, she meets Ben Fieldstone, who seeks answers about his parents’ death the night the meteorite struck. In a race to stop a mad man, they unravel a frightening secret that binds them together. But the killer’s desire to destroy Laura face-to-face leads to a showdown that puts Laura and Ben’s emotional relationship and Laura’s pure spirit to the test. With the killer closing in, Laura discovers her destiny is linked to his and she has two choices–redeem him or kill him.

Doctor Britton spat out a brittle laugh that turned into a hacking cough. He took another drink. "And this." He shook his glass at them. "This is how I live with myself. But delivering Laura here was my saving grace. I would have killed myself long ago." His face sagged and he put his drink down on the edge of the end table. The glass teetered and fell on the floor, splashing whiskey up his leg. Tears rolled down his wrinkled face.

"You should have killed yourself, old man," Ben said. "You don't deserve to live."

Doctor Britton cried harder, soaking his whiskey-stained shirt.

"I am not your saving grace," Laura said to the doctor, bent over in the recliner. She felt no pity for him, only anger. "Where is my brother?"

"I don't know. We delivered him to the man waiting outside."

"What man?"

"I don't know his name." Doctor Britton closed his eyes. "I just called him the man in black."

Ben shook the doctor's shoulders. "Old man, wake up! What did he look like?" Ben shook him again and then let go. He slumped back in the chair. "We'll have to come back. He's passed out."

"Could it really be our man in black?" Laura looked at Ben.

"I don't know but let's get out of here."

They couldn't leave the dank house quick enough and hurried to the car outside. Ben started to drive away when a hand clamped down on his shoulder. He jumped, braking hard. Laura screamed. They both turned around fast, Ben with his fist ready to hit.

The man in black stared back at them from the back seat with his bright green eyes.

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Readers, don't forget about the $50 gift card giveaway! If you want to be entered to win, leave your e-mail address with your comment.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Donna today.

DonnaGalanti said...

Thanks so much for having me on today! This scene leads to one of the most intense scenes in the book- which was a ton of fun to write.

MomJane said...

It sounds really exciting and intense. Great story line.

Anonymous said...

That's a grabber of an excerpt, for sure!


Rita Wray said...

I enjoyed the excerpt.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the excerpt,it sounds like it going to be a real page turner!

Chelsea B. said...

I am soooo diggin' the way this book sounds-- and loving all the info on it! Thank you!


DonnaGalanti said...
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DonnaGalanti said...

Wow, so many excited readers! I like to say A Human Element is murder and mystery with a dash of steam all wrapped up with a nice serving of love, loss, and redemption. Hope you enjoy if you read and good luck on the giveaway!

Catherine Lee said...

Hi Donna...I love your description in the comment above. Makes it sound very intriguing.

You're in PA? I lived in DuBois, PA for a few years but my hubby needed more heat & sunshine...and a lot less snow! LOL. I sometimes thought our old Victorian home there was haunted, but I think it was just old!
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Mary Preston said...

An excerpt in sync with the cover. Both creepy good.


DonnaGalanti said...

HI Catherine Lee, I am in PA! But we dont get much snow here - southeastern PA. Now watch, we'll have a bad winter now! Yes, haunted and old can be quite similar...doors that blow open, windows that slam down. LOL