Welcome to my tour stop for A Storm of Secrets by Shona Perrett! This is a new adult psychological thriller. The tour runs December 1-11 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.
Read an Excerpt
Rios breathed in deeply, opening his eyes to gaze at the water where a ray of sunlight had crept in through the trees.
What a mess. What kind of a person was he? He had killed a man without thinking twice. And he felt indifferent. His lack of remorse caused another sort deep within the folds of his being. At least if he understood who he was, he could justify his actions. Or could he? Perhaps his perception of right and wrong was usually fogged by his past. Maybe right now he was seeing things more clearly, at least in that regard.
Was he one of the good guys or the bad guys? And what constitutes a good killer these days anyway?
Rios’ thoughts were interrupted by the faint sound of snapping twigs. He tightened his muscles and focused his aural sensory, ready to pounce at the opportune moment.
“Hello?” It was the voice of a woman.
Rios let his guard down a little, curious. He stood and turned to face her, placing two fingers on the knife tucked into the back of his belt.
It was a young woman, Rios guessed in her mid-twenties. Beautiful and delicate looking. Her dark hair contrasted against her porcelain skin, as did her scarlet red cardigan against the surrounding green forest.
“Hands up” Rios commanded, his voice low.
The woman paused, looking confused, but then obliged.
“Who are you?” Rios asked flatly.
“My name’s Tia. P-Please, I need help, I’ve just crashed.” Her voice was shaky. “What are you doing out here? Are you part of the rescue team?”
“What? No. I woke up in the aeroplane wreckage. You were on the flight too?”
“Uh, no, no, I was flying a two man jet.” Tia lowered her arms. “Are there other survivors around, do they need our help?”
“No” Rios replied quickly. “Well I don’t know. But a man tried to kill me.” He shook his head. “It’s too dangerous to go wandering about right now.”
“Oh my goodness! Are you alright?”
Rios saw the fear on her face. “I won’t hurt you.” He reconsidered his statement. “That is, if you don’t try and hurt me. And I wouldn’t advise that.”
Tia looked at him for a long while, as if reading his soul. “Can I stay with you until I find my friends?” she said, ignoring his threat. “I don’t know where they are…if they’re okay…”
“Uh…” Rios didn’t know why he felt fearful at her request. Did he have friends? The feeling of her trust felt foreign to him. He feared he was a loner by nature. Or a liar.
“Why would someone want to kill you? Did they take over the plane?” Tia continued, not waiting for an answer to her first question.
Rios stared at Tia, analysing her face. Did she know something? Hard to tell. Her general demeanour seemed unthreatening, but he had to ere on the side of caution. “Who knows?” Rios answered to her first question. “So where did you say you crashed?”
“About a mile back, maybe. I wouldn’t have left, but my co-pilot ran off in a frenzy. I’m worried he’s suffered some sort of head trauma. It’s not like him to panic. Not at all.”
About the Book:
Special Agent Rios wakes up in an abandoned aeroplane. He finds himself on an unfamiliar island in the Bermuda Triangle, suffering from what appears to be amnesia. He must search for clues about his identity, as well as decipher the secrets of the island itself.
But will the truth be too terrifying to live with? Strangers hell-bent on murder, stranded young pilots, and signs of organized weapons trade. These things only touch the surface. What lurks in the skies above is far more sinister.
There is a strange energy high above the clouds, stewing deep within the Bermuda waters. And it grows restless. A storm is coming. A storm like no other, seeking to invade their minds. With the help of his newly acquainted team of special ops pilots, Rios must find a way to stop the storm before it destroys them…from the inside out.
Shona Perrett is a first time author, blogger and closet poet. Her novel A Storm of Secrets is due to release November 2015. Shona studied applied writing in her home town of Whangarei, and is now looking to branch out into creative business enterprising.
Passionate about finding beauty in the dirt, she aims to write stories of redemption. Shona believes that narratives exist to teach us how to love one another. That every day, we all communicate through the medium of story, seeking out ways to connect with the world around us.
She believes they are one of the most ancient forms of creative expression and vulnerability, and are therefore a fundamental part of what it means to be human.