Posted by: Author | December 11, 2014

M V Freeman Has a New Release

Ms. Freeman is a friend of mine as well as a fellow member of the Southern Magic RWA chapter. She has a new book out and I signed up to help get the word out. mv

Excerpt from Incandescent, by M.V. Freeman

She could stay in this room and wait—for what? She wasn’t waiting to find out. She let the curtain fall, moved to the door, and opened it. That she wasn’t in a cell, chained up, or locked in proved she had an opportunity, and she was going to take it. If she couldn’t find her way out of this creepy compound, then at least she needed to find a phone. She’d watched enough episodes of I Survived to know that staying put was the worst thing to do. The police needed to be called. She wasn’t anyone’s captive.

With a sense of determination, Laurie followed the same path she took earlier. This time the house was silent, and she didn’t allow herself time to pause. As she descended the darkened stairs, she spared a thought about her earlier collapse. Maybe someday she would figure out what had happened, but she wasn’t going to hang around here just to get answers.

Below her, the foyer was in shadows. The only light was through the large palladium window over the front door. It struck the elaborate crystal chandelier and sent erratic dots of light into the murk.

As her foot touched the bottom step, a door in the foyer slid open, and a thin sliver of light stretched across the floor like an accusing finger pointing in her direction. Laurie dropped into a crouch and pressed close into the shadow of the rail. She almost forgot to breathe as she spied a silhouette framed in the doorway.

Go away, Laurie chanted in her mind, biting her lips. As if hearing her, the door shut.

Laurie exhaled and moved. Another tidbit she learned from I Survived: keep going. Don’t stay—or was that the opposite? Too late now. She’d thought about using the front door, but it occurred to her that, although the guards weren’t in the foyer any longer, they still might be on the other side of the door. There had to be another door or possibly a window she could slip through.

Laurie wasn’t normally afraid of the dark, but now it gave her a creepy feeling, as if the darkness had eyes. She’d be glad to get the hell out of this place. She moved cautiously toward the back of the house, passed a dimly lit open doorway, and realized it was the laundry room. A familiar flash of green inside the room stopped her.

There atop other ruined items in a trashcan by the sink were the frayed remains of her purse.

Oh God, please let my phone be in there.

Laurie eagerly picked up the purse, her hands shaking as she felt the melted fabric for a way back into the bag. She finally gave up and tore into the weakened material, stunned to find her wallet miraculously intact.

Thank God.

She shoved it into her pocket and continued digging. After pushing aside a couple of unrecognizable melted lumps, she pulled out her Blackberry with a barely suppressed whoop of triumph.

“Please, please work,” she whispered as she turned it over in her hands. The face plate was warped and cracked—not a good sign. She pushed the green button. When was the last time she’d charged it?

To her knee-weakening relief, the number keys glowed. Laurie punched in 9-1-1 and waited with her heart in her mouth to hear it ring. It rang.


And then her phone went dead.

Available Now:

Author: M.V. Freeman

Title: Incandescent (Hidden Races series, book one)

Genre: Supernatural Romance

ISBN: 978-1-623421-51-9

Release Date: December 9th, 2014

Available in eBook and Paperback

Author Website:

Twitter: @MVFree

Author Bio:

M.V. Freeman lives in North Alabama. A nurse by day, at night she enjoys creating and exploring alternate worlds within our own.  She gravitates toward stories of determined heroines and anti-heroes who push the boundaries as they both fight to find their light in the dark.

M.V. is represented by Victoria Lea from The Aponte Literary Agency. Her award-winning and best-selling debut novel INCANDESCENT is the first in the Hidden Races Series.  Currently she is working on the third book in the series, while plotting others. When not writing, she can be found reading, cooking, throwing around kettle bells, or making coffee. You can find out more about her here at:


  1. This one looks interesting, and I look forward to nosing around the rest of your site.

    • Thanks. We appreciate you coming by. M v is awesome and the book will assuredly be as well. I have mine on the kindle already.

      • Jillian–thank you for having me! I always enjoy spending time with you!!

    • Thank you! 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!

  2. I love the way this blurb ends. Good job.

    • It’s a great blurb, isn’t it?

    • Thank you! 🙂 I had fun writing this book!

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