Daily Archives: January 17, 2014

Psycho Inside Me Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Psychoinsideme Psycho Inside Me
Bonnie R. Paulson
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 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.

Excerpt

We stopped beside my bike.  I ran my fingers through my loose hair.  “Thanks for the flower.”

“Of course.  Together, right?”  He leaned with one arm above his head on the wall beside the bike rack.  “I don’t think the two crimes will be linked.  The techniques and circumstances were too different.  We should be in the clear.”  The late springs sun already worked on kissing his blond hair lighter in spots.  I couldn’t stop staring.

“I wanted to talk to you about that.”  I folded my arms and titles my head.

He brushed his bangs from his eyes. “Oh?”

“Yeah.  I was thinking it’d be good to, I don’t know, continue?”  I bit my lip and looked down.  How was I supposed to propose we find other sickos?  He’d never shown anything other than guilt regarding our actions.  While I had more complex emotions surrounding the circumstances, I didn’t doubt the sincerity or weight of the feelings he had.

The silence drew my gaze.  We stared into each other’s eyes.  He spoke first, his voice soft.  “Do you really want to do this?”

I shook my head no while saying, “Yes.”  Pressing my fingers to my forehead, I stopped moving.  “I’m sorry.  It’s not that I want to do this, like I want to?  It’s more like I almost feel like I need to.  Two people who no longer can hurt anyone else.”  Despair welled inside me.  “You think I can sleep afterwards?  I feel sick, can’t eat.  But then I saw Kari’s face when she heard he was gone and I… I felt a sense of accomplishment, like I’d done a good thing.”  I covered my face, breathing deep – the hot air recycling back to warm my skin.  Sliding my fingers onto my eyelids, I pressed up onto the upper curve of my eye sockets.  “But how can what I’ve done be good, right?  It’s wrong to kill.  It’s wrong to feel good about it.  It’s wrong to think about a possible next one.”  I dropped my hands.

Deegan watched me, his eyes sad and his lips curved in a side smile that held no humor.  “I don’t know how much of what we’ve done is necessary, you now?”  He shoved his hands into his jean pockets and hunched his shoulders.  “Do you know how many of these guys get off everyday?  Or they get such light sentences and then they’re released to go hurt more kids again.”

I spun from him, raising my hands and beseeching the sky.  “What are we doing?  Murder is wrong.”  And to so bluntly use the word slapped me across the face.  Murder.

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About the Author

bonnierpaulson 

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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My 2014 Reading Challenges

So this year, I am doing 4 challenges.  I didn’t do so hot in last year’s challenges, but I did have my own IRL challenges I had to deal with, so it’s ok.  This year though, I am not going to try to over exert myself and I’m definitely wanting to finish all of these and surpass my goals if I can.  We will see how it goes this year 🙂

2014 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

I definitely think I can outdo myself this year since last year I read a whopping 35 books.  I see people reading 200 books and I just shake my head at myself, lol.  I am going to stay safe with the level Breaking a Sweat, which is 11-15 more books.  My goal for this year is 50, which seems so tiny in comparison to these super readers out there (seriously, how do some of y’all do it?!).  Hopefully I won’t have anything too crazy this year to keep me from my goal.

 

Bookish

My shelves have so many books on them that I have bought, but still haven’t read yet, so this challenge is a necessity!  I really should be ashamed that I had to grab up all those books I just had to have, but then..there they are…staring at me…still unread.  So, TBR Pile Challenge, here I come!  I am going to commit to A Firm Handshake and try to read between 1-10 of my stack, which doesn’t seem like much, but there are so many books coming out I want to read too!

 

New Author Challenge

This one is always one of my favorite challenges because I love finding new favorite authors.  I will be including known and debuting authors for this challenge and I hope to find plenty of new favorites!  I am going to commit to 15 for this year.

 

Book to Movie Challenge

I LOVE to compare between movies and books, though I am a watcher then reader, so when I found this challenge I knew I wanted to participate.  I think I will start off with Movie Devotee, which is 6 books, and see how it goes.  Maybe I’ll get more in than I hoped :-)

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