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February 16, 2018

Minder by Sandra Cox + Word Search



WELCOME, SANDRA!

Thank you so much for the opportunity to visit on your blog today and interact with your lovely followers and fellow bloggers, Chrys. I’m so excited to be here.

I don’t work a lot of crossword puzzles but I love word search puzzles. But whether it’s doing a crossword puzzle, a word search or writing a book, it’s all finding the right word. It’s about wordsmithing. I’m hoping everyone out there enjoys word search puzzles as much as I do because, just for grins and giggles, I developed one for MINDER. Anyone that wants to play please feel free to download it. If you find all the words and want to give a shout out just leave a comment that says ‘I did it.’



Now for a little bit about Minder.


MINDER a YA/NA Paranormal Romance with light elements of horror




Blurb:

On the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Aurora Valente goes through disturbing changes. She purrs and craves raw meat. Most alarming of all, she’s taken to chasing wildlife. 

Her aunt gives her a beautiful, antique choker and tells her a story about a shape-shifting
Minder princess and the beast that hunts the Minder’s descendants. To Aurora it’s only a story...till later that night when her world takes a turn into terror.

Available at Amazon

Excerpt:

A movement along the edge of the cliff caught my attention. A small rabbit nibbled at a tuft of clover growing between the rocks. I came to attention like a pointer. My nose quivered, my mouth watered. I twitched my butt.

Without thought, I bolted out of the house after the rabbit. My blood raced. I breathed in short, sharp pants. I could hear the creature’s heart pound and smell his warm vibrant flesh.

He took three frightened leaps and disappeared into the forest. I skidded to a stop, trembling so hard my teeth rattled. What’s wrong with me? I wanted to take a bite out of a poor, defenseless little bunny.  I pursed my lips and screwed up my face. Gross didn’t begin to cover it.  

This is way past PMSing.  Tears welled up and spilled down my cheeks.  

I turn eighteen tomorrow. Surely, there’s no connection.

A sharp wind blew off the water. My eyes closed. I stood perfectly still, except for shudders that racked my achy body as fear and revulsion washed over me like the loud pounding waves below.



Multi-published author Sandra Cox writes YA fantasy, and suspense and historical romance. She lives with her husband, a menagerie of pets, and an occasional foster cat in sunny North Carolina. You can visit Sandra at:
            http://sandracox.blogspot.com
            http://twitter.com/Sandra_Cox





Thanks for the fun word search, Sandra!

Please leave a comment for Sandra. :)



26 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Fun!
I do enjoy crossword puzzles although sometimes the NY Times one is a bit challenging.
Congratulations, Sandra.

Nick Wilford said...

I think most writers enjoy some good wordplay! Fun idea. Liked the excerpt too - visceral and gripping.

Juneta key said...

Congratulations on the new release. Great cover.

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Alex:) I haven't tried the NY Times.

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Nick! Visceral and gripping. I like it! :)

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Juneta. Charlie Volnek created it. She's amazing.

Sandra Cox said...

Chrys, Thank you so much for hosting. You're the best....

sherry fundin said...

I am always interested in covers and Charlie did a great job. Congratulations.
sherry @ fundinmental

Lisa Thomson said...

This sounds like a frightening read! Congratulations on your book publication, Sandra! The cover is gorgeous. I'm a huge crossword fan. I kind fell away from them in the last number of years only to pick up a crossword book for a long flight recently. So, I'm getting back into them. The word search is brilliant marketing :) Thanks for sharing Sandra's book release, Chrys.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

I love crossword puzzles, and occasionally, when I have time, I like to do word finds. How cool that you made one connected to your book. Your book sounds terrific, and I love the cover. I'ver ordered it. Have a great day.

Pat Hatt said...

I enjoy crosswords and word search at my sea. Found them all indeed!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

That would be a disturbing way to celebrate ones eighteenth birthday. Now I'm curious about what happens next. Congratulations, Sandra.

Toi Thomas said...

Word searches are really cool, even if I don't always finish them. Congrats to Sandra on her book.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandra and Chrys - I too enjoy word searches ... but don't do them often. This poor girl adapting to being 18 shortly ... is she going to shape-shift and cope or be bedevilled with some appalling goings on ... interesting idea - cheers Hilary

Patsy said...

It's a long time since I've tried a wordsearch - but I did find some of your words.

Sandra Cox said...

Good job, Patsy:)

Sandra Cox said...

Good question, Hilary:)

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Toi! Much appreciated.

Sandra Cox said...

It would definitely be disturbing, Beverly:)

Sandra Cox said...

That doesn't surprise me one bit, Mr. Eagle-Eye;)

Sandra Cox said...

You put a smile on my face, Elizabeth.
Appreciate ya.

Sandra Cox said...

Thank you so much, Lisa.
Crossword puzzles are challenging aren't they?
Charlie Volnek did the cover. She's amazing!

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Sherry. She's great to work with and has an amazing ability to envision what the writer wants.

Magic Love Crow said...

Fantastic Sandra! Congrats! Big Hugs!

Liz A. said...

I do love word searches, but I rarely have time to do them. Sounds like a great book.

Chrys Fey said...

Hi Sandra! I hope you enjoyed your time here. :) Sorry I wasn't around. I had the most exhausting weekend. Best wishes for you and Minder!