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Welcome to the Psycho Inside Me Blog Tour. Psycho Inside Me by Bonnie Paulson is a young adult dark contemporary thriller that was both disturbing and unique. I will be posting my review after the tour is over but for today we have an excerpt and giveaway for anyone who wants to give this book a shot.
Title: Psycho Inside Me
Author: Bonnie R Paulson
Genre: Dark Contemporary, Thriller, Young Adult
Release date: November 30th 2013
Publisher: Captiva Publishing
Find It: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository
I killed my first victim at thirteen years old – my age, not his. He was going to rape me, him and a couple of his friends. And so, I killed him. And then… I killed again. And again.
At seventeen, I’m killing four to six times a year – maybe more. Don’t stress out. I only go after the pedophiles and rapists. There are more out there than I could cover in a lifetime.
Saying I did this on my own would be selfish. Enforcing justice holds a glory all its own. But now, my lifelong friend and backup, Deegan, has been arrested. I have to decide if I want to give myself up and take his place or leave him with all the damning evidence. I don’t want to stop killing. But if I let him take the fall, I can’t kill anymore. And I need to keep doing that.
But the worst part of it all? I love him.
Arms engulfed me. I let out my sorrow in the middle of the woods onto the chest of a guy I quickly decided I couldn’t live without. Releasing my grief with him seemed the most natural thing for me. Like the most normal thing I could do.
“Cassie, I don’t want you coming this way anymore, okay? I can protect us only so far. Do you understand?” He waited for my nod, then he continued, his voice lower, slower, as if he really wanted – no, needed – me to hear what he was saying… and not saying. “And however I act at school or wherever, you cannot take it personally. The last thing I want is for us to get caught. Trust me. Okay? Everything will work out.”
He wanted my trust over minor issues when I’d shared things with him my own parents had no idea about. No matter what, I wouldn’t argue on it. But I needed assurances of my own. “Okay. I trust you. But can I join the boxing team at school? Now that my mom’s… gone… Dad won’t be tolerant of the private lessons anymore, you know? He was against it from the beginning. Can you make it happen?” Like a drug deal or some kind of illegal favor.
He pushed his lips out as he thought. “Okay, I can do that. Just be ready to deal with a bunch of crap from the guys. You being a chick won’t make things easy for you.” Deegan held up a finger. “I won’t make anything easier for you either. No one can suspect we’re together, okay?”
Together like “together”? I couldn’t force the question. He might mean it! Or he could just be saying it like we usually meant… Oh, man, the boy confused the crap out of me. What was I supposed to do with that kind of a statement?
“Cass? Got it?” His furrowed brow questioned my silence.
I blushed, grateful he couldn’t see me clearly. Lost in thought over his use of the word, I’d missed whatever else he’d said. Rather than further embarrassing myself, I smiled and agreed and pretended to have heard everything. “Sure. Okay, let’s get going.”
There are people who know a lot about a little, we’ll call them experts. Then there are people, like Bonnie, who don’t specialize, but rather gather information like pebbles in their pockets and drop them like Hansel & Gretel in the stories they write.
The question is, do you want to follow them back?
Certified as a Radiologic Technologist, Bonnie prefers a touch of medical in her storylines. Don’t be surprised if romance somehow runs through a hospital or comes in contact with a paramedic. It’s just how she rolls. And you know there's nothing more romantic than an 18 gauge needle poking your vein!
She and her Hubs delight in dirt biking, snowboarding, fishing, cooking, eating, spending time together and more with their adorable children.
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