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Excerpt of Torment by Lindsay Ann Kendal

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

When we got back to the motel it looked as though everyone who’d been staying there had left. There wasn’t a soul or a car in sight; it was very eerie. Even the office was shut up and the whole building was shrouded in darkness. Lily held on to my arm as we walked warily to our room. We closed the curtains and locked all the windows and the door. I pulled the book out and started to read. I only got halfway through the first few sentences when the door began shaking violently. I slammed the book shut instantly, wondering if it was causing it. Seconds later the windows started shaking too. The noise was so loud, it sounded like a hundred fists were being slammed repeatedly against the walls.
“What’s going on?” Lily said in a shaky voice, not knowing whether to watch the door or the windows.
“I don’t know,” I grabbed the book and the bag with all my research in it. “Come on, we’re getting out of here!”
“I’m not going outside.”
“Yes, you are!” I grabbed her and dragged her out the door.
We ran as fast as we could to the car. The doors were open and ready for us before we got within ten feet of it. I kept the book on my knee while I raced down the road.
“Keira, there are four people blocking the road,” she said, leaning forward in her seat to get a better look. “They’re wearing funny robes and hoods, like druids.”
“Well, if they don’t move they’ll die,” I said, speeding up.
They didn’t move until I was almost on top of them. They all levitated and I drove under them.
“Did you do that?” she asked me.
“No. Are they behind us?”
“They’re just watching us in the road, staring. Who are they, Keira? They scare me.”
“I don’t know, but at least we’ve gotten away from them. It’s all OK.”
We came to a stop fifteen miles out of town on a country lane. We were surrounded by darkness; the only light was from the full moon and the headlights of the car.
“OK, that was creepy,” Lily said, getting out of the car for some air.
“Well, it’s over now, so relax,” I said, getting out after her.
I shouldn’t have spoken so soon. The four figures appeared again, standing around us but at a slight distance.

Bloodlines: Keira Jameson used to lead a normal life, she just had a gift, passed down through the generations of her family.

Now, after hearing voices, having strange dreams of others calling out to her, and her grandfather's last words haunting her, she sets out to find other families like hers. Along with her best friend Lily, the only person outside her family to know about her gift, Keira begins a hunt for her ancestors. A chance meeting with a young man, Lucian Turner, sets them on the right track, but their discoveries change the way Keira will see herself for ever more.

Fear, superstition and heritage are shaping Keira's future and she must face her enemies, even if this could mean losing her life.

Through loss and love her destiny becomes inescapable.

Torment (Releasing November 1, 2011)

Keira has been through Hell, literally..... But now she’s back, and stronger than ever!

In this second gripping instalment of the Bloodlines trilogy Keira and her friends – Lily, Lucian, Tyler, Jake and Danny – continue to try and understand their elemental powers, and protect themselves from their enemies, whose ultimate goal is to destroy them.

This time, the stakes are higher – what seems to be a demon rebellion has broken out in hell and the Earth is plunged into chaos. Their problem is, no one – not even Lucifer himself – knows who the rebel leader is. It seems only Keira, her frightened but determined friends, and a new ally – a demon named Eligos - can find out who this person or thing is, why they are suddenly causing so much bloodshed, pain and upset for everyone, and destroy them.

Bloody awesome battles, amazing feats of magic, and a stronger-than-death passion, make for an intoxicating, unforgettable read in this powerfully imagined fantasy...

I have lived in Droylsden, Manchester, all my life. I live with my parents and my younger sister, Cheryl. I never knew what I wanted to do with my life until I began writing. This is my dream. 

I get most of my inspiration from music, I’ll sit there listening to it and suddenly I’m no longer in the room. My stories play like videos in my mind, then I go and write them down.

I’m a very dark person, I love anything spooky, supernatural, or unexplainable, and so that’s the genre I want to write in for the rest of my life. I love watching scary films, although I find it very hard to find one these days that actually frighten me.


  1. Thank you for hosing Lindsay today.

  1. Giselle said...:

    I love these covers! Very creepy and cool! I haven't heard of these books before they sound like something I would enjoy I'll have to look into them. :)

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