Thursday, December 27, 2018

Blog Tour with Excerpt and Giveaway: Beneath the Lighthouse by Julieanne Lynch




Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Vesuvian Books (June 26, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1944109188
ISBN-13: 978-1944109189


Praise for BENEATH THE LIGHTHOUSE

“Beneath the Lighthouse grabs you by the nether regions from the word go. Then it squeezes. Hard. With a nailed glove … A truly scary ghost story … a powerful ‘coming of age’ drama … a young man growing into adulthood against a backdrop of despair and quite shocking abuse … unpredictable and ever building. Blood and bone revenge, retribution and salvation. The strength of friendship, the power of love. You feel the dread and the underlying fear … not your typical tale. And what a tale it is.” ―EM Faustus


SOME SECRETS ARE MADE TO BE UNCOVERED.

Sixteen-year-old Jamie McGuiness’s sister is dead. Sinking into a deep depression, he frequents the lighthouse where her body was discovered, unaware of the sinister forces surrounding him.

When an angry spirit latches onto Jamie, he’s led down a dark and twisted path, one that uncovers old family secrets, destroying everything Jamie ever believed in.

Caught between the world of the living and the vengeful dead, Jamie fights the pull of the other side. It’s up to Jamie to settle old scores or no one will rest in peace—but, first, he has to survive.


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Julieanne Lynch is an author of YA and Adult genre urban fantasy, crime and contemporary romance books. Julieanne was born in Northern Ireland, but spent much of her early life in London, United Kingdom, until her family relocated back to their roots.

Julieanne lives in Northern Ireland, with her husband and five children, where she is a full-time author. She studied English Literature and Creative Writing at The Open University and considered journalism as a career path. Julieanne has several projects optioned for film.

Julieanne is both traditionally and independently published.

Excerpt:
Jamie found himself coming to the spot where Emer had been found. A daily habit, he sometimes visited the causeway twice a day. He felt close to her here, as if her soul was out there, listening to him. He begged for forgiveness, for not being a better brother.
Jamie held on to so much anger and regret. He wished it had been him who died. Then again, who would have stepped up to protect his mother from the drunken, violent wreck his father had become?
He looked out at the rising tide. His mind had been blank since the unexpected weirdness in his room. He would never tell anyone about what had happened. It would be a means to have him locked up in the nuthouse.
Fifteen minutes later, Lenny appeared with a plastic bag in his hand. “A little something for your troubles,” he said, handing Jamie a bottle of Frosty Jacks. “It helps chase the ghosts away.”
“You’re a stupid clart.” Jamie chuckled.
Jamie wasn’t much of a drinker. The best way to rid his mind of his troubles was at the end of a bottle of cider, however. After taking a swig, he handed it to Lenny.
The two of them sat down on the rocks. A beautiful summer evening, the sun’s amber glow hovered over the horizon.
“I don’t know why you keep coming here,” Lenny said, shaking his head and rolling a cigarette. “It gives me the creeps every time I sit here.”
“Not me,” Jamie responded. He looked up at the old tower and squinted. “I wish I knew what went through her head during those last moments.”
“That is some fecked up shite you’re talkin’. Seriously, lad, you’re gonna end up mad like your da if you keep on doing this. Emer’s dead, long gone, and buried. Doing this isn’t going to bring her back. You can’t keep lingering in the past, lad.”
Lenny had a point. Who in their right mind held on to the ghosts of the past? But Jamie couldn’t let go.
“I can’t not think about it,” Jamie said, looking down at his feet. “It’s there every time I close my eyes. Her face and the marks on it, as well as the blue of her lips. Those things can’t be unseen. And the smell …”
“Jamie, I’m not sure if I’ve answers to all this stuff you’re going through, but the way I see it, you’re alive. You have the whole future in front of you. Do you really want to lose it all to something you never had any control over?”
“I know,” he replied, and took another swig of the cider. “I just can’t look at me ma. Every time she looks at wee Sarah’s face, all she sees is Emer. Do you have any idea how much it hurts watching her slowly die, pulling herself apart to keep a man who’s long given up being happy?” Jamie’s voice broke. “It’s not fair, Lenny. They deserve so much more. I deserve something better than this.”
Lenny shook his head, took a drag of his cigarette, and looked out at the ferry sailing by. “Honestly, if it was me, I’d be long gone. But you’re not like me—you have sense. Too much of the stuff, if truth be told. Still, you’re a good person, and it’s what makes you stand out from the crowd. It’s why you think the way you do.”
Copyright © 2018 by Julieanne Lynch 
 

        
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2 comments:

  1. She definitely writes in a lot of genres from across all the age groups! The excerpt made it sound really cool ^.^

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