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25 March 2013

ASYLUM by Jenny Miller...Sneak peek and Giveaway!

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After being found guilty of first-degree murder, sixteen-year-old June Foster is sentenced to life at Washington Pines Sanitarium. June remains convinced that she was right to kill a man she knew was evil, but as time goes on in the asylum, she begins to question everything she knows. Or thought she knew. As the events leading up to her incarceration are recounted, she begins to understand that the web she finds herself in is far bigger and stickier than she ever imagined. The warden of the facility, both violent and vindictive, is intent on making June’s life a living hell. June’s previous boyfriend, beautiful turquoise-eyed Frank, is the only one she can trust. Or is he? Caught in the middle of child experimentation with untested drugs, arson, and murders, June Foster is reduced to two options—accept the fact that she has gone crazy, or hatch an escape plan from the asylum to get her life back. Set in America during the 1950s, Asylum is a book you will not be able to put down. The author pulls you along relentlessly in a page-turning thriller that leaves you wanting more with each sentence—to a mind-blowing and unexpected conclusion you will not believe.

ASYLUM is the first in the trilogy by Jenny Miller.  It's only available on Amazon, OR you could win an ebook copy (either mobi or epub--your choice) RIGHT HERE!  



 Still not sure?  Here's a sneak peek just for you...
Those few moments of wringing my hands together in the Jeep felt like hours. I turned

over every possible scenario in my head. Frank struck by a burning beam; Frank sunk in a

burned-out floorboard; Frank gone forever before he even had the chance to take me to the

movies. Just as I was picturing his faded jeans engulfed in flames, there he was, running out the

front door carrying a mass of bodies. I counted four heads among the bobbing limbs. There was

Bitsy and her husband Charles, one across each of Frank’s shoulders, and Dolly and Charles Jr,

one cupped under each hulking arm like human footballs. I knew Frank was strong, but Jesus. He

was running at an impossible pace down the porch steps and across the grass toward me. Sirens

finally echoed across the pastures. Help was coming.

I jumped out of the Jeep as Frank dumped the Flannigans down on the grass.

“Get down!”

Frank tackled me to the grass as the house exploded in a ball of flame, a monstrous boom

announcing the house’s demise. The world went quiet, replaced by a loud ringing in my ears.

Frank was on top of me, the weight of his body forcing me to pant for breath. All my lungs could

come up with was smoke. Then I realized that it wasn’t just Frank’s weight that was crushing

me—a giant piece of wood from the explosion had landed squarely across his back. It was on fire.

“Frank! Frank!” I hit his arm and screamed. At least I hoped I was screaming; without

being able to hear there was no way to gauge the volume of my voice. “Frank!” I pounded his

shoulder. He finally pushed himself up, dazed.

“Are you okay, June?” The fire from the beam had spread to his jacket.

“Your back! Your back!” I pointed. He peered over his shoulder and with one hand

grabbed the giant beam, flinging it ten yards across the grass. He rose and casually slid off his

flaming leather jacket as if it weren’t a thousand degrees and melting even as he pulled his arms

from the sleeves. I laid on the grass staring in disbelief. He reached out a hand to help me up.

“Are you okay?”

“What?” He came close and spoke directly into my ringing ear.

“Are you okay, June?” I nodded.

Without another word he grabbed my hand and we were running back to the Jeep. Frank

tossed me in the passenger seat, turned the ignition and we were off. I screamed words of protest

(was I screaming? I was certainly trying), but he didn’t seem to hear or care. As we sped away I

turned to see the kids attempting to sit up. That was a good sign. Charles was hunched over his

wife’s body, shaking her. He looked like he was screaming. Bitsy didn’t move.

The Fire Department would be here soon and they would have questions. We had to

stay. We had to help. But every objection seemed lost on Frank. The Jeep was already cutting out

through the back pasture and bumping through the orchards.

To win a copy, just leave a comment with your name, email and preferred format (epub or mobi).  I'll use a random number generator to choose the winner on April 1.  After that, I'll email the winner with their prize!  Good luck!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, boy this one sounds good. Thanks for the teaser-I always love being able to read a snippet from the book to check out the author's style,etc.

    I hope I win, I hope I win...

    Shannon Clark
    Either format would be fine with me! :)


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