Creed Blog Tour: Excerpt!

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Hello everybody! Today I have a special excerpt of the upcoming book (it comes out tomorrow!!!) Creed by Lindsay M. Currie & Trisha Leaver as a part of the blog tour. Are you ready? Here it is!
About the book:
Creed by Lindsay Currie and Trisha Leaver
Published November 8, 2014 by Flux
Here’s the excerpt:
Joseph straightened up and moved over to where Luke was sitting. “Hold the lantern up again, toward the wall.”
I followed the light’s path. Hundreds of jagged scratches marred the walls, as if a wild animal had been turned loose in this tiny, confined space. I traced one with my index finger, drawing back suddenly as a sharp splinter of wood jabbed me.
“My father has a theory,” Joseph started. “Before you can rebuild a man in God’s image, you must break him down, strip him of his earthly sins so the blood of his soul can run pure. No one ever gets out until they’re broken and reborn. It could take days, but without food or water, nobody lasts long.”
He paused for a minute, his eyes glossing over. I didn’t want to know where he’d gone or what memory he was reliving. With a visible shake, he brought himself back and continued. “There’s no sound, no food, nothing to distract you. Only the image of yourself staring back at you. Eventually, you give in and tell him whatever he wants to hear, become whoever he wants you to be, just to get out.”
Joseph took the lantern from Luke’s hand and lowered it back to the floor. “Nobody ever comes here willingly. Trust me, this is the last place he’d think to look for us.”
I turned my attention back to the ragged scratches, my mind filling with images of tiny kids screaming as they tried to get out. “Those marks are from people, aren’t they? Like someone trying to claw their way out?”
Joseph wrung his hands tightly in front of him. “I’ve spent six full days in here, heard nothing but the irrigation motor, saw nothing my own reflection. Trust me, I came out saying whatever, doing whatever, and believing whatever I was told to.”

Back Jacket Copy:

Three of us went in.

Three of us came out.

None even a shadow of who they once were.

When their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Dee, her boyfriend Luke, and

Luke’s brother, Mike, seek help in the nearby town of Purity Springs. But as they

walk the vacant streets, the teens make some disturbing discoveries. The seemingly

deserted homes each contain a sinister book with violent instructions on

disciplining children. The graveyard is full of unmarked crosses. Worst of all, there’s

no way to contact the outside world.

When Purity Springs’ inhabitants suddenly appear, Dee, Luke, and Mike find

themselves at the mercy of Elijah Hawkins, the town’s charismatic leader who has

his own plans for the three of them. Their only hope for survival is Elijah’s enigmatic

son, Joseph. And his game may be just as deadly as his father’s . . .

Release date: November 8, 2014

Publisher: Flux

Genre: Young Adult psychological horror

ISBN: 0738740802

Buy the book:


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Advance Praise for CREED

“Debut authors Leaver and Currie make an auspicious foray into YA horror…creating

a believably desperate and terrifying situation for their characters, and Dee’s history

of physical and sexual abuse adds another layer of terror to this suspenseful and

sporadically gory thriller.” ~Publishers Weekly

Welcome to a town that makes “Children of the Corn” look like child’s play. There’s

no shortage of scary shenanigans happening in “Creed” … We’d rather take a year-

long gig teaching botany to the “Children of the Corn” than take a gas-and-bathroom

break on a sunny day in Purity Springs.  ~Kat Rosenfield author of Amelia Anne is

Dead and Gone/ MTV News

“This is: a straight-ahead, cover-your-ears tale of terror that grows more nihilistic

and grueling by the page…. Leaver and Currie do the best thing horror authors can

do, presenting protagonists who make smart choices, over and over, but to no avail.

Now that’s scary” ~ Daniel Kraus/ Booklist

Author Bios:


Trisha Leaver: Trisha Leaver graduated from the University of Vermont with a

degree in Social Work. She lives on Cape Cod with her husband, three kids and one

rather irreverent black lab. She is a member of the SCBWI, the Horror Writers

Association, and the YA Scream Queens




Instagram: @trishaleaver


About Lindsay Currie: Lindsay Currie graduated from Knox College in Galesburg,

IL with an English Literature degree. She is a member of the SCBWI, the Horror

Writers Association and a contributor to the YA Scream Queens.





Instagram: @lindsayncurrie


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