Because of her cancer, Anna Chadwick wouldn't live long enough to carry her twin infants to term. Yet she wanted nothing more than for them to have a chance at living. Learning one would be stillborn didn't lessen her desire. It would take a miracle....so she prayed for one. When an electrical entity arrives to take the place of her stillborn, some would reflect that prayers aren't always answered the way we'd expect them to be.
Excerpt from Sue Dent’s Electric Angel through Black Bed Sheet Books. This book and all of Sue’s books can be purchased wherever books are sold but specifically at www.downwarden.com/blackbedsheetbookstore
Monty’s low baritone hum preceded him as he pushed the food cart along and down the hall, shuffling about his business as he routinely delivered dinner trays and meds to those patients housed on the hospital’s basement level, those deemed criminally insane and too dangerous to be housed with the others. Their behavior controlled by a variety of antipsychotic drugs, depending on their condition, Monty likened them to zombies. Mute, will-less individuals, provided they took their medication. And of course that was part of his job, to make sure they took it.
Monty made his way around the first corner, systematically placing trays in a slot just beneath the small barred window in each heavy locked door after each patient had downed their pills. He’d then move onto the next cell.
The patient at the end of his route had been with them the longest and truth be told, Monty had developed a bit of a soft spot for him. Dark hands gripped the cart’s push-bar as he moved along to finish up his shift for the day. He belched laughter upon spotting his favorite patient grinning out at him, the only patient he had to show any emotion. Yet the grin seemed much wider today. Appeared a little like a grimace.
"If I didn’t know better, I’d think you were up to something," Monty said while he set a tiny paper cup with pills and a larger one with water down on the slot in the door, but didn’t watch like he did with the other patients. He knew this patient would comply. He always did. He turned instead to get the food tray.
"Yeah, it’s like you’re planning something," he repeated, chuckling as he straightened.
Upon turning back toward the door, his eyes widened with fear. Loose items on the tray rattled as he shook. He glanced at the patient, the closed door the patient now stood in front of, and then back to the patient. "H-how did you get out? How the hell did you get out?"
No words followed. Instead, an arm extended out. Monty dropped the tray he held and backed up, bumping into the food tray behind him. "You–you get back in there," he tried. "I won’t tell anybody. You just get back in there." As he backed away the young man stood his ground, arm extended.
Monty slid along the wall and almost made it to the elevator. He reached out to hit the call button, but was caught up in a force so strong he couldn’t move.
An overload of current raced through his body. Muscles convulsed, contracting involuntarily. Seconds later he collapsed in a heap onto the tile floor.
Thirsting for Blood Series:
What happens when a determined werewolf and a skeptical vampire join forces at the request of an aging friend? Will they succeed in finding a way to rid themselves of their respective curses in spite of their natural hatred for each other or will they suffer at the hands of a radical and evil stem cell researcher who wants the fame and immortality he believes their blood will give him? "Spunky heroes.....crisp storytelling.....the straightforward prose, vivid action and moral crises of our favorite monsters will enthrall audiences....!" ----W.D. Gagliani (author, Wolf's Trap) for Horror World "Sue has a gift of bringing her characters to life, drawing the reader in to experience every emotion and scenery....." --British Fantasy Society
A new vampire inhabiting Richard’s castle, a stranger with the alleged knife of the Akedah, a malevolent werewolf stalking Ceese, and the impossible-to-kill Dr. Henderson. Now mortal once again, Richard and Ceese thought their troubles were behind them. What will they do when they learn that isn’t true? And how will they survive the new evil that threatens to destroy them all? Forever Richard. A vampire, a werewolf, a madman . . . again.
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