Reader’s Edyn

I always felt like I could do something more than just read. Finally, I have found both a creative outlet and a chance to do something meaningful with my reading. This blog was created in appreciation of and tribute to all of the authors who have brought me joy through their books. These reviews are my way of giving back to authors and providing recognition for the hard work that each one completes every day!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Book Spotlight & Giveaway with Morgan Hannah MacDonald

Book Spotlight & Giveaway with
Morgan Hannah MacDonald

Wuz up my lovelies? Reading a lot I presume! *nods* As it should be! Today I have another author to show some love for. Her name is Morgan Hannah MacDonald and she has a book out entitles SANDMAN! Ms. MacDonald is a new-to-me author, so I thought it would be fun to introduce her to both you and I. And you will have a chance to win a copy of the book at the end of the post, so be sure to read all the way through. Please allow me to introduce:


Here is a bit about Ms. MacDonald:
Morgan Hannah MacDonald writes Romantic Thrillers that are NOT for the faint of heart. She has always been interested in writing and serial killers, but it wasn’t until she found she had dated one herself that a true writer was born. She belongs to Romance Writers of America, the San Diego Chapter, as well as the Kiss of Death Chapter. She resides in San Diego, California where she is busy working on her next novel.  She can be found at Or you may contact her at

**Latest Release**

Beware the SANDMAN he’ll put you to sleep. . .forever.

A serial killer on the loose, a woman being stalked, and a homicide detective who must find the connection before it’s too late.

He collects women. He imprisons them, plays with them, tortures them. Until they bore him.  Then he removes a souvenir. They call him the Sandman.

Meagan McInnis is being plagued with late night calls, yet when she answers, no one is there. Then one night she makes a grisly discovery in her own backyard.

The caller is silent no more.

Homicide Detective, J.J. Thomas, realizes Meagan is the key to finding the Sandman. Now not only must he protect her, but he must find the connection between Meagan and the killer before she becomes his next victim.

Buy Link:  Amazon

(adult content)

Sean climbed out of the water with his surfboard under his arm. He dragged his hand down his face to brush the salt water away from his eyes. His breathing was labored; he’d gotten in a good workout today. He walked up the beach a good distance before he detected a strange odor. As he neared his destination, the stench invading his nostrils became more pungent.

I hope there wasn’t another damn sewage spill. 

Soon he heard a strange buzzing sound. He stopped, brows furrowed, and concentrated on zeroing in on the exact location of the noise. Failing at this, he shrugged, and then continued up the strand. But with each step his uncertainty grew. The irritating cacophony had increased in volume.

Within seconds Sean found himself about fifty feet from where he’d left his gear. Before him lay a blanket of black that appeared to be moving. “What the hell?” He hesitated, waiting for the synapses in his brain to start firing, before taking another step.  

When he found no logical explanation, he gently rested his board on the sand and made his way closer until he stood directly in front of the sight. His hand cupped his nose. The stench reminded him of hard-boiled eggs gone bad. Very, very bad.

Okay, strike the moving blanket crack. It was more like a black cloud hovering over his belongings. Flies. He had an inkling that it was not the seaweed they found interesting.  Something dead had washed up on shore and he was less than eager to find out what it was. A seagull? A fish? A seal? Whatever it was, it would not be pretty no matter how long it had been dead.

Slowly, he reached down to pick up his sweater with one hand, while the other reached for the strap on his backpack. The flies swarmed up for a brief moment, just long enough to reveal their prey, before settling back down into a dark writhing carpet.  

An unintelligible sound escaped Sean’s lips. He gasped for air while instinctively taking a step back. He’d seen some hairy things in his life, but nothing even close to this. Icy fingers of fear raced up his spine; his heartbeat hammered in his chest. 

Sean couldn’t look away even if he had wanted to. Some strange fascination took hold of his brain and wouldn’t let go. Systematically, his mind dissected the grisly scene before him.

Sticking out of the rolling mound of seaweed was a woman’s arm. It was stiff as a mannequin’s, extending skyward as if reaching to him for help. The mottled blue hand wore long red fingernails, two of which had been broken down to the quick. Seaweed was wrapped around her arm like a feather boa. 

Sean’s gaze then locked onto another object protruding from the sandy grave: a leg that seemed to be severed mid-thigh, but closer inspection revealed that it was really half-buried. It too appeared tangled in the bubbly brown vegetation. 

The foot, like the hand, wore a shock of bright red polish on its perfectly manicured toes, clashing with the bluish pallor of the flesh. His eyes grew wide at the sight of flies and sand crabs greedily devouring the soft tissue. He choked back bile.
The spell was broken.

Sean stepped backward so fast he tripped over his own feet and landed on his butt. He scrambled up and raced toward the shore. He couldn’t get away fast enough. He reached the water’s edge before collapsing to his hands and knees.  His insides lurched so hard that he thought he would spew his stomach lining. Dry heaves continued long after his stomach had emptied. He collapsed on the sand, exhausted. A wave washed over him, but he hardly noticed.

*shudders* Okay THAT would be creepy! UGH! Not typically my type of book, but the curious side of me want to know more. Therefore, TBR list it goes. So what did you think? Do you enjoy thrillers? If not, would you try this book out? Spill it and let me know!

For those of you who want a chance to read the book, you can win one now. Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form to be entered. But be sure to read “Da Rulez” to make sure you are eligible to win!

One commenter will be drawn at random to receive a digital copy of SANDMAN, by Morgan Hannah MacDonald. Must be 18 or older to enter. Contest open internationally as long as you have a valid e-mail address. Reader’s Edyn and participating author are NOT responsible for lost or damaged items. Anyone may be disqualified at any time so be sure to follow directions to avoid disqualification. No substitutions allowed. Contest ends May 8th at midnight MST. That means you will have through the 7th to enter. When the clock strikes midnight on the 8th, the contest will be over. Winner will be contacted by e-mail. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. Odds of wining depend on the number of entries received. Be forewarned! *serious face* Those who enter and do not follow the tasks properly will have their entries removed. *peers closer* Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I. Will. Check. Them. Not trying to be a pain. Sorry.

I hope you enjoyed getting to know more about Ms. MacDonald and her book SANDMAN!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Until next time …


  1. Thank you so much for having me on your beautiful blog!

    1. A beautiful blog that seems to be malfunctioning. Dang graphics! Oh well. I will work that kink out later ...

      I am more than happy to have you on the blog. Thank you very much for being here today. Feel free to come back anytime. :)

  2. Not entering, as I'm reviewing the book and giving it away on Monday. Congratulations on your release Morgan! :)

    Kendra's blog really is beautiful! I'm afraid mine is not nearly as lovely.

    1. Thanks for the congrats, Bea! See you Monday!!!

    2. Thanks for the compliments, Bea! :) Can't wait to read your review of the book on Monday!


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