Title: The Reformation of Marli Meade
Author: Tracy Hewitt Meyer
Genre: YA Thriller
Release Date: December 1st 2016
Publisher : H2O
Born and raised on an isolated Appalachian mountain, sixteen-year-old Marli Meade yearns to break free from her father’s puritanical church, but fears its cult-like clutches are so deep she may never escape.
When she meets local boy Nate Porter, though, she realizes the life she craves—to be a normal teenager—is worth fighting for, even with the grave and deadly risk that fight would entail.
As her two worlds collide, exposing buried church secrets more sinister than she imagined, and unknown facts about her mother’s death, Marli must decide if she has the courage to fight for her future or if time has run out on her chance to live.
Here is an excerpt from the book!!!
Panic flooded through me like a tsunami. I wasn’t particularly afraid of the dark, but this would be darker than anything I’d ever experienced—tomb-like darkness. No moon. No stars. Black snakes slithering across the blackened floor.
“Just one candle? And I’ll have the church cleaner than it’s ever been!”
As Edna neared the door, I knew she would show compassion and leave one candle lit. Just one.Enough to see something…something besides complete and total darkness.
But Edna opened the door, blew out the candle, and shut it with a click. The grating sound of the lock turning was the single most frightening sound I had ever heard in my life, its echo lingering like the tolling of the devil’s bells.
A blackness darker than the deepest cave enveloped me. I could not see my hand, the door, the pew bench pushing into my knee. I could see nothing.
The building suddenly became alive with sounds, or was it my imagination?
Was I, in my terror, conjuring up the sound of dozens of long, thin snakes slithering out of their hiding places to come coil up by my sinful feet?
When I felt a distinct brushing of something against my foot, just a whisper-touch that was as real as my fear, I collapsed onto the pew, curled my body into itself and did not move for the rest of the night.
About the Author
I have always been an avid reader, spending many sleepless nights either buried in a paperback, or devouring yet another novel on my Kindle. When I decided to give writing a try, I discovered another way to get lost, only this time it was in my own imagination. Now a’days I can be found with fingers flying over my keyboard or still buried in a book, and have become a fan of listening to audio books in my car because even while driving I need to be immersed in a story.
In addition to writing, I have a license in social work and currently work as an addictions counselor.
I was born and raised in West Virginia, and this beautiful part of the country is often represented in my novels. I now live in Virginia with my family and an ancient goldendoodle named Baileypup. I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Romance Writers of America, YARWA and Washington Romance Writers.
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