Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Rain by Amos Cassidy Spotlight & Excerpt

Jake Pendragon has lost the love of his life. Desperate for a fresh start he moves to Longbrooke - a small British coastal town. The people are friendly, the town is quaint and Jake finally feels as if he could start anew.  Then the Rain falls – an ancient weapon that only Jake can manipulate – and Jake is thrust into a world where Myth and Legend are reality and his bloodline the only possible saviour of mankind.

With the rebirth of The Rain comes something sinister and Jake finds his life and those that he has grown to care for in danger. Will he succeed in mastering the power inside him before it’s too late or will the sinister threat accomplish its deadly goal?
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The world was blurry for a while; blurry then dark. He could hear something, a little, continuous beep.

Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep.

When his eyes stayed open the world came into focus. He was in a room he didn’t know with a beep beep beep beep, but the rain and wind were still going at it outside. No thunder anymore, no lightning.

There was something in his arm. He touched it; a needle. It stung a little. He looked to his left to see a curtain half pulled and half a bed exposed.

“Hospital,” he said aloud to himself and sighed in relief at having his voice back. His body no longer felt weak, it felt full of energy and…

Black stuff…

He sat up in the hospital bed and pulled off the blanket. He was still in his dark jeans but was bare-chested. Inspecting his jeans, bemused, he found not a single trace of black on them.

He wondered if it had really happened or if had just been a stupid nightmare brought on by the alcohol. But then why was he here?

“Hello?” he said.

Looking to his left he saw his dragon pendant lying on top of the white bedside cabinet. He put it on. It was then he noticed the silence, aside from the beep and wind and rain. He slid off the bed, pulling out the drip and removed the pad and wire that monitored his heart beat, causing the machine to flat line. He waited for someone to come rushing in at the noise it made. No one came.

His bare feet touched a cold floor. He walked slowly away from his bed and into a corridor, moving past more beds. There were people in them, obviously sleeping. But there was something about them that looked off, empty, almost like they were dead. He kept moving, pushing open a set of double doors and stepping out into a waiting room – Longbrooke Hospital’s A&E waiting area.

There were people in the waiting area. Some were sitting on chairs and some were lying on the floor. They were all asleep. He could see the rise and fall of their chests and the healthy flush of their skin. And there was something else – a violet residue coating the walls, here and there. It was also on the sleeping people. He could see it clearly on their faces, on their clothes, a fine purple mist.

“What the..?”

Jake was sacred, really scared. What was this? Was he in a nightmare this time? Why were all these people, some even doctors and nurses, all like the sleeping dead? Could it somehow be related to the strange residue and if so why wasn’t he affected? He prodded one of the bodies sitting in a waiting room chair – a man with a buzz cut and slight paunch - and got no response. He shook the man and he fell off the chair he was propped in. “What the fuck his going on?” His voice trembled with fear.

Jake was filled with terrible uncertainty. He wanted to scream and shout, to shake these people out of their stasis but the scream was locked inside him wrapped in the chains of uncertainty and disbelief. This wasn’t happening, couldn’t be happening.

“The Rain falls once again…”

Jake spun round to the sound of the whisper behind him. The lights in the waiting area flickered and dimmed a little.

“Hello?” he said.

“No place to run, no place to hide…”

About the Author~

Amos Cassidy - a team of two. Amos is a 29 year old Diva and Cassidy a 36 year old mum of three.

Aside from a passion for writing and a love of reading they also share an addiction to coffee, love anything Joss Whedon and are constantly playing tug of war over Jensen Ackles.

They have been writing together for four years and their new novel - the first book in a brand new series - 'The Rain: Rebirth' is due for release on 17th January 2014.

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