Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway ~ Pork by R.S. Anthony ~ A Contemporary Suspense Thriller

Posted: June 9, 2016 in Contemporary Literature, Excerpt, giveaways, suspense, thriller
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Be honest! Would you buy this book just because of the wicked cover art?! I sure would.

But, never fear, after you read the synopsis and exclusive excerpt, you will want it all the more!

Check out Pork.

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by R S Anthony

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Genre: Contemporary Suspense Thriller



High school is torture for Steven Walthurst, and home isn’t a whole lot better. The only place that offers respite is an abandoned tree house at the edge of town. But something lurks in the nearby woods, and the long line of elm trees has a clear message for Steven: keep out.

Then one day, Steven finds a little girl lying unconscious, perilously close to the woods. As the two get to know one another, Steven experiences real friendship for the first time—and gets closer than ever to knowing the darkness that skulks between the trees.

He dedicates himself to keeping his new friend safe, but the tranquility of their fragile hidden world doesn’t last long. When an act of cruelty pushes Steven to his limits, his secrets—and those of the dark woods—come close to unraveling, threatening to destroy the one thing making his teenage life bearable. Can Steven save everything he’s built from crumbling under the pressure?


Enjoy The Exclusive Excerpt

“Hello, Mrs. Walthurst,” Sandy said when she saw Steven’s momma on the couch. She thought his momma looked a little tired, but Steven knew she was drunk. At least she was fully clothed in a decent nightie and sitting upright instead of half-naked in a drunken stupor.

“Hello,” his momma replied with a pleasant expression. “How are you, child?”

“This is my friend from school. Her name is Sandy,” Steven said.

His momma rose from the couch and walked over to them with a big smile.“Oh, what a beautiful name, Sandy!” His momma’s voice was high. “And what beautiful hair you have. Fiery,” she said, taking Sandy’s braid in her hand. “Tell me, what’s your favorite color?” he heard his momma ask Sandy just before he rushed into the kitchen.

He decided to make peanut butter sandwiches and slapped the pieces of bread together as quickly as possible before stumbling back into the living room. His momma was still talking to an impressed Sandy on the only other chair in the room.

“And then all the noblemen in the city came to visit Princess Atillia before she was taken by the dragon for a hundred years as promised,” Steven’s momma finished a story he’d never heard before.

“Let’s go, Sandy,” he said, desperate to get her out of the house. His momma’s mood could shift any moment now.

“Where are you two going?” His momma turned her attention to Steven.

“We’re going to study in the library,” Steven lied. Sandy stared at him.

“So you’ve been spending all your time with Sandy?”

“No. Sandy’s only joining me for today,” he said, reaching for Sandy’s hand.

“Well, you two should go on, then. Don’t let this old woman jabber on at you.” She smiled at Sandy, and Sandy returned it kindly. “I’ll see you later, son. Sandy, you have to come again another time and I’ll tell you what happened to Princess Atillia.”

“You mean there’s more?”

“Of course there is, dear. She can’t die in the dragon’s dungeon, can she? She’s a princess.” His momma made the grand gesture of a noblewoman and Sandy smiled.


Author Rosemary Anthony

Pork author

Rosemary Anthony writes suspense fiction with a twist. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Science Malaysia and recently made the jump from writing official documents to writing fiction novels. Blessed with 17 nephews and nieces, she finds the world of young adults to be a thrilling source of inspiration for her books.

Rosemary lives in a small town in Malaysia and travels as often as possible to broaden her cultural horizon. You can find out more about her books, giveaways, and new releases on:


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Her debut fiction Pork can be found on:


NOTE: “Pork” will be free on Amazon June 21-23, 2016


What others are saying:

“Stay with this new author. She’s impressive.” – G. Harp

“The plot is elaborate leading to an unexpected twist in the end which I loved. It is a very good read– you won’t be disappointed!” – D. Mantzari

“…makes for an entertaining read, just prepare yourself to have a few WTF moments while enjoying the experience…” – Book Mafia Blog

“The author has a lovely writing style with clear, sparse prose that allows the story to breathe. Bit by bit each character plays a part in unraveling the mystery…” – The Welshbird


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  1. Mai Tran says:

    If you weren’t a writer and could choose any job, profession, or career, what would you do and why?

  2. That sounds different. :)

  3. Lisa Brown says:

    thank you for the chance :)

  4. Peggy says:

    What do you find to be the hardest part of writing?

  5. Marcy Meyer says:

    Sounds like a very interesting story. Enjoyed the excerpt.

  6. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds like a great read.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Probably need to set aside a few hours before you start. Just in case you can’t stop:)

  7. kim hansen says:

    Interesting title.

  8. Victoria says:

    I enjoyed the excerpt, thanks for sharing :)

  9. James Robert says:

    Awesome giveaway and I am appreciative of you giving us the chance to win

  10. momjane says:

    Loved this excerpt.

  11. steph y says:

    It sounds a little creepy. As long as it’s not super creepy then I would love to read it.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      And I’m hoping it’s really creepy. LOL I’ve loved creepy stories and movies since I was old enough to understand them.

      • steph y says:

        I watched too many Steven Kings movies as a kid. I haven’t been able to handle the creepy stuff since then.

      • fuonlyknew says:

        You’d think the same thing would have happened to me. Instead, horror is my favorite genre.

  12. Mary Preston says:

    Good to read the reviews.

  13. I too would buy the book based on the cover alone! But the book itself sounds great too!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I know. I often grab a book because of the cover. Lucky that most of them turned out good. I have a feeling this one will too:)

  14. diannekc says:

    Sounds like an interesting book. Looking forward to reading. Thanks for the chance.

  15. Kim says:

    I have admit, the cover scares me.

  16. nikolina84 says:

    I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

  17. Sandra Watts says:

    This looks creepy good.

  18. I’m curious about what is going on in the woods.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  19. Lisa Brown says:

    Thank you for the chance to win :)

  20. Mindy Bel says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    The book sounds awesome!

  21. Sandra Watts says:

    Thanks again for hosting. Enjoy your weekend.