Thursday, April 18, 2013


Maggie’s haunted. Images play a repeat performance daily ... a purple light flashes. The scene drifts and mysteriously fades ... A rock formation appears ... Two large hands covering hers ... weathered brown leather boots trudge along at eye level ... a hand, burned charcoal on one side ...  a strange woman standing by a broken lighthouse — blood dripping from her fingers ... a whisper of a hoarse voice ...

One afternoon, Maggie blacks out ... her attacker, a dark-eyed man, sporting a spider web tattoo over his left eye.

She falls deeper ...

Deeper into unconsciousness ...

*    *     *     *     *

Maggie flutters her eyes. She wakes. A face looms over hers. She screams. 

“Maggie. Calm down. It’s me, Marcus.”

She focuses on the pale gray eyes. A vague memory of this man registers. “What happened to me? And why are you here?” Although frightened, she wanted answers.

He looks at her and raises his dark brow. “You don’t remember where you’ve been?”

A blank expression creases her face. “Been?” 

“We must go at once.”

A chill races through her. “I don’t understand what’s happening and why you want me to go with you.”

“I’ll explain everything to you once we get there.”

“But, where are we going?”

“Back to the future ...”

In BCO (Brain Chemistry Optimists) headquarters, Maggie’s jaw drops and her eyes glaze at the news her brain was attacked in a battle with the Collectives.(people who linked their minds together and gave up their individuality)

Will Maggie regain her memory and continue to fight against the Collectives? Or, will her Persistence of Vision hinder her ability?


GoodReads: Link 

Amazon: Link

L.K. Hill, Author
"Knowledge of our past is our inheritance. What we do with that knowledge will shape our destinies."

This story definitely has the CREEP factor. The cover alone sent chills up my spine. This premise is beyond bizarre .... but I must admit I am intrigued. Aren’t you?

Liesel is a new blogger friend, so I hope you all drop by and say hi to her.

Hope you all enjoyed a bit of the Macomb this morning. Tomorrow’s intro is a complete surprise so I hope to see you.

I'd also like to welcome my new blogger friends... I have 700 now!

Have a awesome day everyone!


  1. Knew it was Liesel's book from the first line! Another great introduction. And Liesel is a great friend.

  2. I haven't met Liesel yet.
    Collection of minds? Wow. The story sounds great!

    Writer In Transit

  3. Sounds great especially the way you wrote about it.


  4. Love the cover! Sounds like a good read.

  5. Oh yes, a properly chilling intro for an awesomely chilling cover! Well done & nice to meet you Liesel.

  6. Creepy, you say? I love creepy.

  7. Congrats on 700!! The cover is creepy and you give a great introduction. It reminds me of those previews they do for movies, with flashes off all the good stuff.

  8. Wow this sounds so good! You're making my TBR list totally unmanageable, Michael. :D

  9. Your intro's are so intriguing. You are making everyone' TBR lists too long!! :-)

  10. I am absolutely intrigued! I'm with TBR list, which is already out of control, is even more so after your A to Z posts, Michael. Fabulous job!

  11. what an intriguing story! Thanks for sharing :) Also 700 followers! wohoo!

  12. Stories with the creep factor are the best! Thanks for featuring this one today. And here's to 700 more followers.

  13. Sounds like a great read! And sorry we had to miss meeting today but we'll set something else up soon!

  14. Another great sounding book. Will add it to my list and check Liesel out. Thanks for introducing me to her and her book. :) (my list just keeps getting longer and longer...i know what i'm doing this summer!)

  15. Another book new to me. Another book added to my Amazon list. I'm thinking you should be in the book publicity business, Michael :)

  16. I so much want to read this book since first I saw it!

  17. Interesting premise. I'm definitely curious! Congratulations to Liesel :)

  18. Thanks so much for featuring me today, Michael! Post is awesome! :D

  19. I love the concept behind the book.

    Congratulations on 700 followers! :)

  20. That spider tattoo would be enough to make me scream, too. And faint!

  21. This excerpt TOTALLY makes me want to read the book and visit Liesl's blog. Very creepy-cool. Congrats on reaching the 700 club.

  22. Back to the future - very clever twist!

  23. Great to meet Liesel, and PERSISTENCE OF VISION sounds like a terrific book. I love creepy. :) There is a problem with these intros, Michael. Like everyone else, my TBR list is getting out of control. How much longer do we have in this Challenge???

    VR Barkowski

  24. Oh chilling! That cover gives me shivers. Hard to believe the challenge is almost over, eh? Thanks for introducing me to so many great books and authors!

  25. Oo, this story sounds exciting. I like the creep factor ;)

  26. This sounds like a really intriguing story, made all the more interesting by your fabulous intro. I have to give you a call soon. I miss you and hope that you are coming back to Chicago very soon. Hugs!

  27. Ooooh, this sounds like my kind of story! I love creepy stuff!

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: