Blog Tour Excerpt and Giveaway – Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels

blogtourDEADFALL (1)

Hello Lovelies and welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for DEADFALL by Stephen Wallenfels  hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Today, I’ll be sharing an excerpt and a giveaway at the end. Happy Reading!!!

divider3

Deadfall

aboutbook

Title:  DEADFALL

Pub. Date:  December 11, 2018 

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 384

purchaselinks

  Amazon, B&NTBD

synopsis

Twin brothers Ty and Cory Bic are on the run. When they encounter a dying deer in the middle of a remote mountain road with fresh tire tracks swerving down into a ravine, they know they have to help. But when they reach the wrecked car the vehicle appears empty, with signs that the driver escaped.

Until they hear a sound coming from the trunk.

Ty and Cory are escaping demons of their own. But what they discover in the trunk puts them in the crosshairs of something darker and more sinister than their wildest nightmares.

Told through a gripping, lightning-fast narrative that alternates between present and past, this unputdownable survival thriller unravels the tangled circumstances that led Ty and Cory to the deer in the road and set them on a perilous course through the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest.

addongoodreads2

divider4readanexcerpt2

We run the final thirty feet. Inhale the stink of gas and oil and burning rubber. Shattered bits of glass are everywhere. I shed my pack while Ty checks out the driver’s door, which is crushed inward. The window is gone. He crouches down, pokes his head inside. I run to the rear passenger window, which is also gone, and shine my headlamp inside, fully expecting to see multiple dead bodies. But the backseat is empty. I don’t see anyone in the front passenger seat. 

Ty says, “Nobody here. But there’s plenty of blood on the airbag and the steering wheel. Oh, and there’s more on the roof. Shit. There’s a lot on the roof.”

Then, “Hey. Check it out.”

Ty shines his headlamp on the seat belt clip. A six-inch piece is hanging down, sliced at an angle. He says, “Looks like the driver had to cut his way out.” “Any sign of a passenger?” “Don’t see any blood. And the airbag didn’t happen.”

I say, “The gas smell is pretty bad back here.” Then I step away from the car and throw up. Ty knows the drill. He waits till I stop heaving, says while I’m wiping my face with my sleeve, “There’s a bloody handprint outside the driver door. And a couple boot prints going that way.”

He points up the slope we just hiked down. “Looks to me like he didn’t want to hang around here with all this gas leaking.” “I know how he feels,” I say as my stomach finally settles and the surrounding trees wind down to a slow spin. He says, “So? What’re you thinking?” “If he’s bleeding as much as you say, he could be hurt pretty bad. Since we didn’t see him up at the road, or on the way down, it could mean he collapsed somewhere between here and the road. With this fog it would be easy to miss him.” “Or her.” “Right. Or her.” 

“So? Can we go now, or do you need to search for the body?” “Maybe we should yell first. Do you mind?” “Go for it.” I yell, “HEY! WE’RE HERE TO HELP! WHERE ARE YOU?” We wait. Hear nothing. I yell again. Still nothing. “Well?” Ty says. Then I do hear something. But it’s not coming from the forest. It’s close by. A muffled, metallic sound. I look at Ty. “Did you hear that?” “Hear what?” “A sound. Kind of a clunky metal sound.” “Nope. All I heard is you yelling.” 

We wait a couple more seconds. The fog-drenched silence seeps in from the trees, coils in our headlamps, crawls up and over the big rock where the trunk of the car is resting. Whatever the sound was, it’s gone. “And the verdict is . . . ?” I say, “Let’s spread out. Stay about twenty feet apart and hike to the car. If we don’t find the driver, then we’re back to plan A.” Ty smiles. “Okay. Let’s do it. But do it now. I don’t want to kill the battery.” 

I put on my pack. Ty finds another boot print. It’s about the same size as his hiking boot, so I figure the driver is our size, six foot, maybe a little more. Ty walks fifteen feet away, starts hiking up the hillside. I walk fifteen feet in the opposite direction, then head straight up, scanning the beam from my headlamp in 180-degree arcs. I walk ten steps, when I hear the same sound again. But this time there’s no question about the source. 

I call out to Ty, “Wait! I heard something.” He swings around. I run to the car. Bang on the frame with my fist and yell while scanning the interior, “Hey! Where are you?” By this time Ty is back. He says, “Cory. The car’s empty. We checked. There’s nothing—” Then he hears it. A muffled thump, thump. He looks at me, says, “Oh shit.” The sound is coming from the trunk.

divider4

abouttheauthor

Stephen

Stephen Wallenfels lives in Washington state with his wife.  He wrote freelance for the Health and Fitness industry for fifteen years before turning writing novels.  His passions are family, hiking, cooking, reading, movies, climate change, and especially writing.

authorlinks

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

divider4

entergiveaway

3 winners will receive finished copies of DEADFALL, US only.

Rafflecopter Giveaway

 

divider4

tourschedule2

Week One:

 

12/3/2018- Simply Daniel Radcliffe– Review

12/4/2018- My Books-My World– Excerpt

12/5/2018- BookHounds YA– Excerpt

12/6/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

12/7/2018- Confessions of a YA Reader– Excerpt

 

Week Two:

12/10/2018- Book Bite Reviews– Review

12/11/2018- FUONLYKNEW– Spotlight

12/12/2018- A Dream Within A Dream– Review

12/13/2018- The Pages In-Between– Review

12/14/2018- Sincerely Karen Jo Blog– Excerpt

 

Week Three:

12/17/2018- Rhythmicbooktrovert– Review

12/18/2018- Savings in Seconds– Review

12/19/2018- Lifestyle of Me– Review

12/20/2018- Eli to the nth– Review

12/21/2018- Literary Meanderings– Excerpt

 

Week Four:

12/24/2018- Falling For YA- Excerpt

12/25/2018- Books,Dreams,Life– Spotlight

12/26/2018- Good Choice Reading– Excerpt

12/27/2018- Wishful Endings– Excerpt

12/28/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt

 

Week Five:

12/31/2018- All the Ups and Downs– Excerpt

divider3

Hope you enjoyed reading these excerpts! Don’t forget to add this series on your TBR! sincerelykjologo

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s