The Island ~ A Paranormal Horror Novel by Clarissa Johal ~ Excerpt & Giveaway

Posted: March 10, 2016 in giveaways, horror, Paranormal or fantasy
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by Clarissa Johal

The Island cover art


Genre: Paranormal Horror
Author: Clarissa Johal
Editor: Marisa Chenery
Booktrope, Forsaken Imprint (2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1-5137-0161-5
Number of Pages: 210


Exploring a remote island can sometimes get you into trouble.
Especially when you stumble upon a cave and awaken two demons.

Rumors and superstition.

That’s what Emma thinks about local gossip concerning her grandmother’s “cursed” private island. Emma journeys to the island to ready it for sale. While out exploring, she unearths a hidden cave–a cave which holds answers to the island’s dark past.
There may be more to the rumors than she thought.

Excerpt from THE ISLAND

She was jarred awake by a cry. The vestiges of her nightmare dissipated as she orientated herself. Nightmare. Emma let out a sigh of relief. The cry sounded again. A distant sound, high and wailing. A baby’s cry. Her heart quickened. Good god, surely that can’t be a baby?
The fire in the stove had burned down, its embers lending a glow to the living room. Emma looked out the front window. The yard was still. She unlocked the door and opened it a crack. The cry drifted in with the breeze, faint but unmistakable. She ran through her mind what possible bird or animal could make the sound and came up with nothing. Characteristically, the island was blanketed with silence, almost like a vacuum. She stood, uncertain. After several minutes, the sound started again—the unmistakable high wail of a baby. She slipped on her boots and parka.
Fog trailed like cobwebs in her wake. The mournful cry threaded through the trees and came from the direction of the house ruins. In spite of a growing anxiety at what she’d find, she quickened her pace. If that is a baby, it’s still alive, and I need to get to it. If it’s not a baby… She blocked out the possibilities of what else it could be.
She approached the ruins and the sound stopped. Her heart raced. I know it was coming from here. The area held an unnatural heaviness. A branch cracked behind her and she turned with a start. Something dark darted through the trees.
“Hello?” Her voice sounded muffled in the fog. Emma’s attention snapped to the left. The dark figure ducked out of sight. She took one step backward, and fled.
Heavy footsteps echoed from behind as she plunged through the trees. They were catching up with her. Emma pushed herself to run faster, terrified she’d lose her footing on the uneven ground. The cabin loomed large, a haven in the thick fog. Stumbling across the cabin’s porch, she hurdled through the door and slammed it shut, locking it.
Emma rooted her feet to keep from running around in circles. Straining to hear, she was greeted with eerie silence. Several moments passed before the baby’s cry started again. And this time, it sounded from right outside the door.


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About the Author:

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Clarissa Johal is the author of paranormal novels, THE ISLAND, VOICES, STRUCK, and BETWEEN. When she’s not listening to the ghosts in her head, she’s dancing, taking pictures of gargoyles, or swinging from a trapeze. She shares her life with her husband, two daughters, and every stray animal that darkens their doorstep.

Find Clarissa Online:

Author Website:
Twitter: @ClarissaJohal
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  1. Thank you for hosting me in your blog! :)

  2. Sounds like an interesting book. :)

  3. Saph says:

    Thank you so much for hosting The Island and Clarissa today! Your post is wonderful.

  4. Loving that cover and the book sounds great. I’ll take one. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental

  5. Sandra Watts says:

    Paranormal Horror, Yep, that is my kind of book.

  6. Emma says:

    I can’t hear the words “the island” anymore without thinking of Lost first.
    Good luck to Clarissa. I had her over on my blog a few years back.

  7. This sounds intriguing! I love cover and the blurb and excerpt definitely grabbed my attention. I love the idea of exploring a private mysterious island though it sounds much safer to read about than actually do it!

  8. This sounds so interesting!! I’m definitely going to have to check this out! Thanks for sharing 😀

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

  9. atothewr says:

    Sounds interesting – love the cover, so ominous.