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My Darkest Prayer by S. A. Cosby | Goddess Fish Promotions Presents Mystery Suspense

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for My Darkest Prayer by S. A. Cosby, a mystery/suspense available now from I...


Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for My Darkest Prayer by S. A. Cosby, a mystery/suspense available now from Intrigue Publishing.

S. A. Cosby will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found by clicking the tour banner.





My Darkest Prayer
by S. A. Cosby


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GENRE:   Mystery / Suspense


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BLURB:


Whether it's working at his cousin's funeral home or tossing around the local riff raff at his favorite bar, Nathan Waymaker is a man who knows how to handle the bodies. A former Marine and Sheriff's deputy, Nathan has built a reputation in his small Southern town as a man who can help when all other avenues have been exhausted. When a local minister with grandiose ambitions is found dead, Nathan is approached by his parishioners who feel the local police are dragging their feet with the investigation. What starts out as an easy payday soon descends into a maze of mayhem filled with wannabe gangsters, vicious crime lords, porn stars, crooked police officers and a particularly treacherous preacher and his mysterious wife. Nathan must use all his varied skills and some of his wit to navigate the murky waters of small town corruption even as dark secrets of his own threaten to come to the surface.


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EXCERPT:


Fella tried to sucker punch me, but I spun to my left and slipped his punch while driving the heel of my right hand up and under his chin. His feet came off the floor a few inches then his baggy jeans dropped to his ankles as he crumpled to his knees. His boxers were tattered and dingy, but at least he had them on. He looked like a penitent as I punched him dead in the mouth with my left hand. I felt his full lips flatten against his platinum encrusted teeth. One of them gave way, and I saw light bounce off it as it skittered across the floor. Fella fell on his side keening like a wounded calf.

The guy with the Trailer-Hitch was shorter but stocky with some solid muscle on him. He pulled a pipe wrench out of his back pocket.

Jesus, I was going to have to talk with Bradley about his security. He swung a forehand shot at my head like he was holding a tennis racket. I stepped forward, getting inside the arc of the swing. Instead of getting brained with the wrench, I ended up trapping his right arm against my side. I dropped the salt shaker and snaked my left arm around his right bicep and placed my right hand on his shoulder. Then I pulled down with all my strength. I raised my knee to meet his face and felt the satisfying crunch of his nose and teeth shattering. I picked him up by his shirt and his belt and tossed him over the back of the booth where Lisa and I had been sitting. Our drink glasses crashed to the floor as he landed on our table. He slid off the table and fell to the ground with a mouth full of blood. He began making wet, gurgling noises.




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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


S.A. Cosby is a writer whose work has been published in numerous magazine and anthologies. His story "Slant-Six" received an honorable mention in Best Mystery Stories of 2016. His life experiences include being a retail manager, a bouncer, a forklift driver, a landscaper, a roadie, a construction worker, a mortuary attendant, and he once wore a cow suit when he worked for Chik Fil-A. He majored in English at Christopher Newport University and now lives in Gloucester, Virginia.
Twitter: @blacklionking73


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GIVEAWAY:

S. A. Cosby will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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4 comments

  1. Hello! Thanks so much for sharing your book with us. Always fun reading about another book to enjoy.

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  2. Awesome excerpt, I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing :)

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