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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

New Release -- THE GUARDIAN by Gil McDonald -- Giveaway!

Mike, a thirty-something “regular guy”, befriends an older man as an act of kindness that takes a turn he never expected. When Mike shares a meal at a local diner with Bill Crowley, he begins to wonder if Bill is demented. After all, the elderly man claims to have fought with Admiral Nelson—in 1798!

Bill has a thousand stories, and they are all convincing. When Mike visits Bill at his home, he finds something even more astonishing: Bill’s collection of antiquities. Bill wears a beautiful gold ankh around his neck—and vows that he’ll give it to Mike if Mike will promise one thing. Mike covets the mysterious ankh—all he has to do is agree to take care of the collection...


It seems simple enough, but will Mike become THE GUARDIAN? And will the bargain bring him what he wants most? Sometimes, the old saying is true...Be careful what you wish for—you may get it!

EXCERPT

     “If I told you my nineteenth birthday was in the year 1799, you would struggle to believe me, would you not?”
     I did some quick mental arithmetic. Then, I did it once more, just to be sure. I’m certain my eyes were on stalks when I looked at him again. I shook my head and smiled.
     “Uh—that would make you something like—two-hundred-and-seventeen years old, Bill! I don’t think so. Really. Look, let me take you back to your home. My car’s just around the corner.”
     I was sure by now that he must live in some retirement home and his mind wasn’t quite all there. Maybe he’d escaped from the wardens. He must just have got his dates mixed up. It’s easy done once you get older. Gramps used to do it all the time.

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26 comments:

  1. Jill, I really enjoyed this little tale of yours, dear lady! What a surprise--and perfect for the upcoming Halloween season!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl! I'm so pleased you took it on. I enjoyed writing it. It was just an experiment actually. I'm so pleased it worked this well!

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  2. A very interesting premise. Best of luck Jill!

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  3. The ankh anchored me! Sorry about the bad pun, but it really did catch my attention and I like the sound of the tale. Good luck and I hope you sell oodles for Halloween.

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    1. Oh, thank you, Keith, that means a lot! I hope so too!

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  4. Ooh, but I do love Halloween-ish stories that don't scare me so much I have to sleep with the light on. *grin* I'm looking forward to reading this one. :-)

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    1. Hi Kaye. Thank you. I hope you enjoy it. (It's not too scary, don't worry!)

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  5. Big congratulations on your new release, Jill. I wish you every success with The Guardian. I like that title!

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  6. Jill, this sounds awesome. I sometimes shy away from some of the paranormal or Halloween scaries, but this excerpt was delightful. Looking forward a great read. Wishing you much success with this one.

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    1. Hi Beverly. Don't worry this one is not too scary, more 'tingle down your spiney!' Thank you.

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  7. I do not like books that fall into the true horror category. From the description and the excerpt, it is hard to tell how scary this will be. I do enjoy good paranormal stories.

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    1. Hello, thanks for commenting. As I said to Beverly, this is not a horror story, and I don't think it will have you hiding behind the cushions. But it might make you take a second look at your mirror!

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  8. Wishing you a gajillion sales! Looks like a great story. I love the premise.

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    1. Thank you for popping by Jacquie! And for the wishes! that many sales would do me nicely thank you!

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    1. Hello Robyn, twice! And thank you! I hope you enjoy reading it at some point.

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  10. Thank you all for coming by and commenting here. I've made the draw now, and the winner is .... librarypat! Congratulations! I hope you enjoy the story. If you will send me your Kindle address at Amazon I will send it to you soon. Thank

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  11. Jill, A day late, but you've a great premise for a story, and in your hands it has to be good. Here's to the world knowing and loving your story. Doris

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  12. Hi Doris! Thanks so much for coming by anyway! I hope you enjoy reading it!

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  13. Hello all! I put this post up yesterday, but it doesn't look as if it's been published? I'll try again. Thanks to you all for coming by, and for your lovely comments. The winner of the draw is -- librarypat. Congratulations! Will you send me your Kindle address at Amazon and I'll get it to you shortly. Enjoy.

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    1. Jill, We were out of town for two weeks and I am just now catching up. It was almost not worth taking a break I have so much to do. Anyway, if it isn't too late, I use my regular email for Amazon books.
      library pat AT comcast DOT net.

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