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‘When I Wake Up’ By Jessica Jarlvi

Don’t forget that Jessica will be visiting on June 20th 2017, with a guest post for my slot on her virtual blog tour, so stop by and have a chat with us then! Meantime, check out these explosive opening lines..


She staggers backwards, her back ramming into the car door. There is no sense of time. Instinctively, she puts her hand to her head. There’s blood on her fingers. She stares at the dripping redness, amazed. Bewildered she looks around. Did anyone see?

She’s about to speak when another blow strikes her head. Her back bangs into the door again and this time she falls over. She immediately tries to get back up but a boot explodes into her stomach and she screams, or at least she thinks she does; nothing comes out as she gasps.

Part One – ERIK – MARCH 2016

Teacher of The Year brutally attacked in school parking lot.

Life-threatening injuries … coma.

No eyewitnesses.

Erik tries to make sense of the words in the newspaper. They read like badly written lyrics. He’s holding Anna’s bruised hand; her fingernails are raw and scraped for evidence. He feels sick, emptied of emotion; he stares at his wife, he stares at the white walls.

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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