Extract from The Wakening by JG Faherty – Blog Tour

Today I am so excited to be hosting an extract from The Wakening by JG Faherty. Thank you to Zoe-Lee from https://zooloosbookdiary.co.uk/zooloos-blog-tours for organising this tour.

Synopsis

Fifty years ago, Father Leo Bonaventura, a young exorcist, cast a demon out from a young boy in Central America. The demon, Asmodeus, vowed revenge. Now the demon has returned, in the same town where Bonaventura is a retired priest nearing the end of his life. At the same time, the possession of a young girl brings together an unlikely group of people, all of whom are linked in their pasts in some way: A group of paranormal investigators, including twin psychics. Robert Lockhart, a defrocked priest with a dark secret that only the twins know. A father whose dead wife was a college girlfriend of Robert’s and once conjured an evil spirit with him through a Ouiji board. Now they must all join forces and help Father Bonaventura rid the town not only of Asmodeus, but also the plague of poltergeists that have followed the demon into our world.

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Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wakening-JG-Faherty/dp/178758593X/

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Extract:First Extract

“This is not the end for us, Father Fucking Bonaventura! You cannot kill me, for I am eternal. We will meet again.”

An invisible force exploded outward and knocked Leo to the ground. The silver cross shot toward him and he threw up his arms to protect his face. Burning pain ran down one arm and he cried out.

Manic laughter filled the air and then faded away. A horrendous howling rose up throughout the jungle, reached a deafening crescendo, and then stopped. The light disappeared, leaving charred holes where Anibal’s eyes had been. With a final scream, the body dropped to the ground and lay still. The wind slowly dissipated and Leo had to cover his head as dishes and other objects fell to the floor.

With the candles extinguished and the mystical illumination gone, the only light came from the thin streams of dawn leaking through the tattered remains of the hut’s walls and ceiling. Leo rose to his knees, straining to see the body of the cursed boy, alert for any signs of treachery.

Anibal’s mouth fell open and a swarm of beetles flowed out, each as long as a man’s thumb and black as obsidian. More of them climbed from the empty eye sockets. Within seconds, hundreds of the giant insects scurried across the dirt floor, the sound of their legs and bodies like someone shaking dozens of maracas all at once. Careful to keep his hands and feet away from the creatures, Leo grabbed an empty jar and scooped up several of the bugs. He screwed the lid on tight and backed away from the body. Screams from outside the hut told him the beetles had found their way into the village.

And then as fast as they’d appeared, they were gone.

Author Bio – JG Faherty

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A life-long resident of New York’s haunted Hudson Valley, JG Faherty has been a finalist for both the Bram Stoker Award® (THE CURE, GHOSTS OF CORONADO BAY) and ITW Thriller Award (THE BURNING TIME), and he is the author of 8 novels, 11 novellas, and more than 75 short stories. He writes adult and YA horror, science fiction, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. He grew up enthralled with the horror movies and books of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, and as a child his favorite playground was a 17th-century cemetery. Which explains a lot.


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