Sharon's tale the Kiss of Death placed third in the Preditors and Editors Poll last year. This story was dear to her and features her beloved character Oliver!
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Re-posted from Sharon Donovan's Blogspot, Friday, October 14, 2011. Enjoy!
Oliver Presents Sharon Donovan
Good Evening! The lovely Sharon Donovan has a chilling tale on this most enchanted night. My dear, let us begin with a toast.
The glasses clink.
Who was Bloody Mary?
According to legend, some say Mary Worth was a woman who was horribly disfigured in a car crash. Others believe she was a witch that was burned at the stake and has risen from the grave to seek revenge. Still others say she is the devil incarnate coming to claim your soul.
Over the years, Bloody Mary’s spirit remains a mystery. The legend claims that the evil woman can be summoned by standing in front of a mirror in a dark room lit by one candle and chanting her name thirteen times. When her spirit appears in the mirror, beware! She may claw your eyes out, draw you
into the mirror never to be seen again or kill you.
Loosely based on the legend of Bloody Mary, the 1992 horror film Candyman was released. By
I remember playing with myths and legends as a child. A few weeks before Halloween, my brother, sister and I were at a friend’s house playing games in her basement. We decided to conduct a séance. Quite honestly, I don’t recall who we tried to bring back. But I’ll never forget what happened. The four of us were sitting around a candle-lit card table in the dark holding hands beneath a window. After chanting the deceased’s name several times, there was a loud knocking on the window. We all screamed loud enough to wake the dead. Our friend leaned down and hurriedly blew out the candle. To our horror, she caught her hair on fire! Fortunately, no one was hurt but we never called upon the spirits again.
About the Book:
When handsome Detective Oliver Sharone turns up at her New Orleans family home, he is searching for answers. The evidence against her seems damning. An image captured on the victim's camera resembles Camille, and the red feather mask worn by the murderer came from her shop.
The instant chemistry between Camille and Oliver is an added complication, which grows deeper as they work together to discover the truth. It becomes a race against time to find the real murderer before he not only loses his heart completely, but the killer strikes again. And this time the victim could be Camille herself.
Page Count: 149
Word Count: 36695
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The link below is a moving tribute by her sister, brother and niece, posted by her editor, Lori Graham.