October 23, 2010

YA Spooktacular - "Darkness" Part 4 + Trick


Hi everyone, and welcome to Book Labyrinth's part in the YA Spooktacular, hosted by the lovely Danielle & Khelsea.

The YA Spooktacular is an awesome Halloween event which is comprised of two spooky YA stories. And if you thought that reading the stories was awesome, then you'll be thrilled to enter for the chance to win 1 of 2 great prize packs!

View the Twitter hashtag #YAspooktacular and follow the links in this post for more information. The stories will continue until the 28th, with prize pack details going up on the host blogs on the 29th.

THE RULES:
- Comment on EVERY post in a story to be eligible for the grand prize pack.
- You can enter for BOTH stories.
- Yes, this is international! =D
- Enter the Trick or Treats for extra entries or chances to win (these Treats are U.S. only).
- When the stories are complete, fill out the entry form(s) on the host blog in order to be eligible to win -- you have until October 31st.
- Winners will be selected at random.

And now, for the story...


--Click on the banner to read from the beginning--

Part 4: written by Chad Kallauner


They were waiting to envelop Anna like a midnight fog and steal her away for eternity, away from him and his spellbound desire.

The darker ones, horrendous, unholy fiends, weren't capable of Jeremy's overwhelming passion and admiration for such a lovely creature as she, a creature whose long auburn hair, creamy complexion, and faint orchid scent never failed to ignite a raging wildfire in his chest and throughout his being. No. They craved but one thing—her blood.

Their insatiable appetites were the rusty scythes that severed emotion and reason. It left them as the untamed, crimson-eyed beasts that they were, completely unlike Jeremy.

Or so he tried to believe.

Those beasts saw and knew everything. Anna's passionate willingness to hide in the shadows, and the naivete that allowed Jeremy to hold her in his strong, gentle arms did not go unseen.

He arrived at the cobblestone path on the outskirts of the city, the path that led through the trees to the decrepit wrought-iron gates of the cemetery. The glare of the city lights was suffocated by the thick tangle of oak branches that hid the collection of ancient headstones and statues from the side street. Only the moonlight in the cloudless sky illuminated the crumbling cherubs and Gothic crosses in the sprawling grounds.

Overgrown weeds and grass lapped at Jeremy's calves like ripples in a black lake as he made his way into the cemetery.

"Jeremy?"

It was her, his dear Anna. A wave of emotion overcame him, a tidal wave of lust and longing that toppled him with ease. He welcomed the refreshing tide. But another kind of lust dug into his essence like shards of glass; this yearning made him stop cold, made him afraid.

The lust for blood.

Want to read more?
You can read Part 5 at
Once Upon A Review.

Book Labyrinth is also home to a TRICK, which will get you extra entries into the contest.

Click on the button to fill out the form & follow the YA Spooktacular bloggers (the list can be find here) to receive your extra entries.

Would you like to follow the other story for more spooky fun & more chances to win? Click on the button below to read 'A Soul Laid Bare' from the beginning.


Any questions? Feel free to ask here, or contact our hosts on Twitter ( @daniellebunner OR @onceuponareview ). Thanks for visiting Book Labyrinth! =)

49 comments:

  1. I love the imagery. It's so wonderfully eerie!

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  2. Is he a vampire? What creature is she? I wonder...

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  3. I heard some people were having issues with the comments, so I did turn off the verification... hopefully it will work for you all now!

    Isn't the story interesting? Dun dun dun...

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  4. I can't wait. I didn't see it starting out like this and the twists added by the different authors are great!

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  5. Blood lust or love lust... This is a very intriguing story. So many questions running around my head. I must know what happens next. :}

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  6. This is good news! I wasn't sure if she had died. I wonder if it's just him keeping her alive or if she has a secret of her own.

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  7. I can tell that the ending could be either happy or sad, and thats the part I'm waiting anticapting.

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  8. omg! is he a vampire!?! man...i hate that i was left hanging.

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  9. I'm more and more curious about just what Jeremy is. This is another great installment. Too bad I need to wait for the next one now.

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  10. Another great installment. Really curious to see the next part. Hopefully there will be some answers.

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  11. I'm dying to know what Jeremy is. A vampire? I hope it's something really unexpected, like a zombie or something. Anyway, another great installment!

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  12. hmm...i wonder if he suddenly finds himself wanting her blood?

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

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  13. She is too sweet! But I like that she is a counterbalance for Jeremy...

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  14. So good and so evil to end there...dying to know more

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  15. will his dark side win out? or his "friends" get to her first? deffinately taking the story to a darker place.

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  16. This story is so great! Can't wait for the next part.

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  17. Ashley, thanks for hosting my part 4! I'm glad everyone is enjoying it so far. I also can't wait to see how it ends!

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  18. Lust for blood means vampire? Here thinking...

    milagp1@yahoo.com.br

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  19. Oooh! I knew it! I knew as soon as they wrote he had a dark side, it would have to do something with her blood. xD

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  20. Better and better! Can't wait to read more! *_*

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

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  21. Love the twist at the end. i want to know what he is

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  22. Great setting. Looking forward to finding out what happens next.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  23. awesome can't wait to see what happens next

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  24. All the installments are good an make me want to read more.

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  25. okay so he's a vampire/incubus but I still think she is something abnormal.

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  26. The lust for blood, yikes! Oh Anna, what have you gotten yourself into? :O

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  27. Ohh this is soo good! I hope that jeremy can control himself with Anna!!

    Kristen
    My Bloody Fairy Tale

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  28. Great job! I can't wait to see what happens next!

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  29. So he's seen as weak from his peers..but to him its whats makes him different..more alive to say..

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  30. This is getting interesting... A combination of love and lust.

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  31. I want to know what happens next very good makes you want to keep reading!

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  32. Jeremy, a vampire? Can't wait to see how this plays out.

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  33. Ooh, loving the setting description. Onto part 5!

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  34. Great setting! Can't wait to see what happens next.

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  35. A vampire? Well, this is getting interesting!

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  36. I knew he was a vampire ;) Ok, I'm assuming he's a vampire :)
    Great story!

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  37. Hmmm. Very interesting! I think that we're dealing with a vampire here :) Can't wait to read the next part!

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  39. Whoops, messed up what I wanted to say, haha! Delete, reload, restart!

    Anyway, I guess we can figure out what he is now, hmm?

    I wonder why they meet in the cemetery? Does that keep her safe, somehow?

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