Sep 8, 2013

An excerpt from Silenced 2: The Overtaking by @raebethmcgee


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Welcome to the fifth day of the Silenced Series blog tour.  First we are going to start of with an excerpt of Silenced: The Overtaking. This is from Chapter Eleven. Enjoy.


Excerpt
Chapter 11

The house looks too familiar. As I turn the corner, I see someone lying on the floor. Without delay I realize it’s Sarah. It’s hard for me to see, but there are several things in the room which stand out. I see a white book shelf, which matches the other furniture in the room. On the shelves, the scrapbooks stick out.

I realize everything in this room is black and white, except for the scrapbook. They are the only things in the room that has color.

I run to the closet and the same boxes I moved earlier are in color too. I bend down to move the boxes. I move the small piece of the wall that hides Sarah’s cutting tools. The tools aren’t there but there’s a piece of paper; I pull it out. Opening it up, I see there are words written on it. Once it was fully unwrapped, I can read it:

Dear Amber,

I want to thank you so much for all you’ve done to help my mom and dad through my death. I know this is really hard for you to do, but I know deep down inside you can handle it.  I want to thank you for removing my “tools” before Mom found them. Please don’t worry about me. I’m a lot better now than I was my entire time on earth. Heaven is exactly how I pictured it to be and more. I’m at peace now, and I couldn’t be happier. I love you Amber, and I always will.

Your Best Friend, Sarah

I fold up the note and slip it into my pocket. In an odd way, this sends love and comfort through my body. I replace everything in the closet, I return to the room to find Sarah’s body isn’t lying there anymore.

I decide to toddle down to the family room to discover what else I can find. When I enter the room, I don’t see anything out of the ordinary. Everything’s in place. I walk over to a picture of Sarah from her sixteenth birthday. Her dress was made for this party and especially for her. Allen made sure she felt like a princess. She liked the pink, girly girl look at this time. Well, we both did. This is when we tried changing our look to fit in and see if that made a difference in how the girls treated us. Needless to say, it didn’t.

Just as I turn around, the TV comes on and it’s loud. I can’t even hear myself think. I jump when I see what’s on. It’s the tape Allen and Donna made for Sarah for her third birthday and mine too. We shared our party. As I watch the tape, I notice the same guy that was in the picture, is on this tape too. Who in the hell is he?

We have the same outfits, ate the same cake, and got pretty much the same gifts. This was the party that tied us together. This was the time everyone said we would grow to be sisters, and we did.

“Amber...”

I hear a gentle and calming voice coming from the doorway. I turn to see Sarah standing there. I don’t know how to react; I just stand there. I’m not sure if I should talk to her or if it’s just my mind messing with me. A few moments go by and I decide I need to talk to her.

“Sarah.” I say wearily.

“Please don’t feel bad for me.” Sarah starts to say.  “I’m happier now. I don’t feel the pain or darkness anymore. This was for the best.”

“Before you go on, answer me a few questions. Why? What happened? What went wrong?” I ask her.

“I fell into a deep depression when you moved. I tried calling you several times, but hung up before the phone connected. I didn’t want to seem like I was bothering you.”

“Sarah, you could never do that! We are sisters.”

“I didn’t do it on purpose. It just kind of happened. I was trying to take away my really bad headache. The bottle I got them from didn’t say how many to take. I started with one, and it didn’t do anything. I took another, still the same thing. The third, and then the fourth. After I took the fourth, my body seemed to take control all on its own. The next thing I knew, well… here I am. I wasn’t trying to kill myself. I just wanted my headache to go away. Don’t feel bad for me. I am free.”

“It’s good to know the truth. I miss you. We all do. And…” I begin to say, but Sarah cuts me off.

“I don’t have much time. I want you to know that Landon is good. He will be your husband one day. You may not believe me but just watch. Tell Patrick that Stacey is a good girl. Amber, she’s going through the same thing we did. She needs you. Don’t let him push her away. Casey will be fine. She’ll move on. Hopefully, we can talk again soon. I’m sorry, but I have to go now. Love you bunches lil sis!”

That was it; she disappeared. I fell to the floor sobbing. I cry harder than I ever have. My hands start shaking. I don’t want her to go. I want her to stay. I want her to live!

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We really hope you enjoyed that preview. Below you can read more about the author and where to find her. 
Bio: RaeBeth McGee-Buda was born in southwestern Pennsylvania in 1987, the second daughter of Rachel Yost and Arthur Curtis McGee. RaeBeth grew up loving to read and write poetry, as well as short stories. Her childhood dream was to become a teacher. Rae Beth's dream of writing was created in her eleventh grade literature class where writing became her passion.

RaeBeth married in August 2012 to her husband, Gregory Stephen Buda Jr. and resides in a small Pennsylvania town of Fairchance. RaeBeth is a full time mother of one beautiful daughter Emma, and a mother to an angel, Dakota Emily.

She graduated from American Intercontinental University in 2010 with her associates in business administration. She enjoys spending her time writing and feels connecting with readers and sending her messages are her main goals.

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Author Facebook Page Link:  https://www.facebook.com/raebethbuda



 

Silenced

Publication Date: December 12, 2012
Genre: Christian Suspense

Check out my review here.


Amber Brown spent her entire existence believing Dave was her father. When her mother reveals this is untrue, she goes through an emotional spiral with depression. It's hard for her to believe her mother had lied to her all this time. A move to a new home and town causes Amber to be consumed by her "darkness" and reverts to cutting to free herself from her pain. When Casey, her new friend enters her life, she introduces Amber to parties, drugs, and Amber's new boyfriend Landon. The secret of cutting begins to take affect on Amber as she tries to hide it from her friends and family. In the midst of everything, Amber has the desire to find out who her biological father is. Follow Amber through her trials of depression and cutting, along with the discovery of love.



Purchase Links for Silenced (1st book in Series)



Link on Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/17Kp2Do

Silenced 2: The Overtaking

Release Date: August 2013
Genre: Christian Suspense

In life when one thing goes wrong, it can feel like everything goes wrong. Secrets come to the surface while friendships twist out of control, romantic relationships end, and even a dear loved one can die! In Silenced: The Overtaking Amber’s life turns to chaos when she finds out Sarah, her childhood friend dies suddenly, her stepfather reveals another devastating family secret, and her boyfriend begins pushing her away. After all the truth comes out, Amber turns to her darkness for comfort when her worst fear becomes reality. Her secret with cutting is discovered when she loses control and ends up in the hospital. Amber’s long journey to recovery begins with a battle. While she’s fighting her way to freedom, she discovers the one love she’s been missing her entire life.

Will Amber overtake her darkness of cutting or will the darkness overtake her? 

Amazon Buy Link: http://amzn.to/17Kp9ii

9 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for being part of the Silenced Series blog tour. I appreciate all you have done to help make the tour a success.

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  2. Jaime Robinette-BraySeptember 8, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Great christian book to read. Awesome twists and turns with every page. Love it!

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  3. Great blog post! I love this series!

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  4. Great blog post! Great music to the video. I enjoyed the video (it's not hte type I usually enjoy but I did on this occasion.

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  5. Absolutely an EXCELLENT read! Raebeth is VERY talented.

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  6. Love the video, thank you for posting that. Loved the chapter also!

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  7. I love this blog stop. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Great stop on the blog tour, really enjoyed it.

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