Visions by Laura Anile #atozchallenge


A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2013   is in its last week, and with thousands of blogs to visit, I confess to a degree of exhaustion. I’m co-hosting it on Amlokiblogs, so drop me a comment there if you have something to say about the challenge itself. On this blog, I’ve been featuring mostly indie-published book excerpts for all of April. I love reading, and supporting author-friends, and this is a good way to do both.

Today, for V, I give you a paranormal thriller: Visions by Laura Anile.

Visons by Laura Anile

Visions by Laura Anile

Elevator Pitch: When Isabel begins to experience premonitions of strangers in potentially life-threatening situations, she must decide what she is willing to do – and sacrifice – in order to save the people in her visions. It is only when her life spins out of control that she is able to take chances that she never thought possible – including opening her heart to love.

Excerpt: The young girl began screaming; a scream that made your blood run cold. Her mother instantly tried to placate her, eventually smothering her mouth when those attempts failed. That only intensified the screaming, agitating the girl more.

The gunman flew into a rage, demanding the girl be silenced before he silenced her. His hand twitched in fury. Could he honestly harm a child? I wondered, as fear crashed over me. The interminable screaming shrilled through the bank as the girl thrashed in her mother’s arms. My skin tingled, the air electrified with trepidation.

The gunman pointed the weapon directly at the child, narrowing his eyes. A growl erupted from his throat as his feeble control shattered and his finger pulled back the trigger.

There was no time left to decide, to think. There was only time to act. Instinctively, I jumped in front of the young girl as I heard the deafening crack of the gun being fired.

I jumped so violently that I awoke, drenched in sweat.

For more information on the book, visit www.lauraanile.com or www.visionsthenovel.com

Are you a suspense fan? Would you buy this book?

24 thoughts on “Visions by Laura Anile #atozchallenge

    • The extract was from a key scene in the book, but overall it’s not scary! Her other premonitions are far less intense – things that would be plausible on a more regular basis. It’s not really a thriller – it’s more of a journey of self-discovery, exploring the ideas of fate and how we are all connected. And there’s a love interest or two thrown in :-)

  1. Wow, I feel so quickly drawn into the writing of Laura Anile. I think we have a page turner on our hands. Does anyone know the release date? Keen to read more of this novel.

  2. Hang in there – we can see the light at then end of the tunnel, oh no, wait, that’s just the light from my computer screen:) Love the cover of “Visions” very “eye” catching!

    • Thanks! I really appreciate the enthusiasm! Although in the interests of full disclosure, it’s not really a thriller. The drama and risk involved in her premonitions build as the story unfolds. The novel explores the ideas of fate and purpose – what’s controllable, what isn’t, what are we willing to give and what are we willing to lose?
      If you’re interested, you can check out the trailers :-)
      http://www.youtube.com/laurananile

  3. Makes you wonder just what any of us would do if we had such premonition dreams. Would we ignore them or go out of our way, risk our lives to save the people in them?

  4. Good grief, you’re not reading all these A- Z books are you? A book a day would be lovely, if you had no other responsibilities. I’m sure all the indie authors enjoy the promos though, even if you’re only getting to dip into a sample of each book, so it’s a nice endeavour.

    • On behalf of all of the indie authors featured in the challenge, you’re absolutely right, we really appreciate the exposure and opportunity to reach readers – thanks Damyanti for this incredible idea and support! :-)

  5. Visions is captivating. Love the concepts and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the book. It opens up the dilemma of “what would you do” and that intrigues me.

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  7. If you’re planning to spend most of this winter indoors with a good book, then this would be the one- I believe that its a must read that everyone talks about and bound to be part of your next dinner party conversation.
    Good Luck

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