Special excerpt from YA paranormal romance novel Eerie by C.M. McCoy

I
have a special excerpt from the novel Eerie
today. It’s a mature YA paranormal romance by C.M. McCoy.

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(winner’s choice) gift card to a lucky randomly drawn winner. To be entered for
a chance to win, use the form below.
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A little
bit about the author:
C.M. McCoy is
an Irish dancer and former Air Force officer living in the Great White North.
Though B.S.’d in Chemical Engineering and German, she’s far happier writing
stories involving Alaska and a body bag (with an awkward kiss in the mix.)
While working emergency dispatch for Alaska State Troopers, she learned to
speak in 10-codes, which she still does…but only to annoy her family.

A little
bit about Eerie:

As seen in
People Magazine…
Hailey’s dreams have
always been, well…vivid. As in monsters from her nightmares follow her into
her waking life vivid. When her big sister goes missing, eighteen-year-old
Hailey finds the only thing keeping her safe from a murderous 3,000-year-old
beast is an equally terrifying creature who has fallen “madly” in
love with her. Competing to win her affection, the Dream Creature, Asher, lures
her to the one place that offers safety–a ParaScience university in Alaska he
calls home. There, she studies the science of the supernatural and must learn
to live with a roommate from Hell, survive her ParaScience classes, and hope
the only creature who can save her from an evil immortal doesn’t decide to kill
her himself.
Excerpt from Eerie:
Nowhere to Hide
“Judge of
your natural character by what you do in your dreams.”
– Ralph
Waldo Emerson 
Hailey
plunked her head on the desk and groaned. Why, why…why couldn’t she just tell
Asher that she wanted out, that she was afraid—afraid of the others, afraid of
dying, and even afraid of…of him. After all, he was planning to kill her. Only
temporarily, but still.
She
couldn’t believe she was even considering it, but she had no choice. If Asher
didn’t kill her, one of the others would.
Permanently.
And Asher
protected her. He cared about her. He loved her, right? Asher—an emotionless
creature. Hailey wasn’t sure if he was even capable of love.
Oh, this
made absolutely no sense. Kill her to save her? Was that love?
Freshman
year at her dream college was turning into nightmare, and as she rolled her
forehead on the desk, the library’s impossibly large ceiling clock echoed a
thump with her heart. She simply had to pull on her big girl pants and tell
Asher she was done.
That’s all.
She squeezed her eyes shut as a swarm of butterflies took
flight in her stomach.
Lately, she
felt an awful lot like Jekyll and Hyde: logical, rational ParaScience student
by day—emotional monstrosity at night. Come to think of it, this was more like
The Phantom of the Opera, and she was the naïve student who didn’t realize the
secret and strange angel she’d come to know was actually a homicidal maniac…
“I’m not a maniac.”
Hailey jumped up. She didn’t mean to say that out loud.
Asher slid
behind her, putting his lips next to her ear. “But I suppose I am homicidal,”
he whispered, his breath on her skin sending goose bumps down her arms and
legs.
She leaned into him and sighed.
So much for steadfast resolve.
Wrapping his arms around her waist, he pulled her closer.
 “How did you know I was here?” she whispered.
“You were dreaming, Hailey,” he murmured. “I’ll always find
you when you’re dreaming.”
 
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13 thoughts on “Special excerpt from YA paranormal romance novel Eerie by C.M. McCoy

    • Unknown says:

      Hi Mai! I think I struggle most with the "it has to be perfect" syndrome. I always, always forget that 1st drafts are supposed to stink, and I end up obsessing over little things instead of just getting the story down on paper first, and making it pretty later.

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