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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mythic Supernatural Suspense Thriller, Surviving Curtis Hall: The Lure of Blood by @LAMatthies


Attempting to avoid the violence and drugs at Hibernia High, sixteen-year-old Tristen McCoy and his friends have transferred on a sports scholarship to the elite Curtis Hall boarding school. Hometown lacrosse heroes, the boys are tested as they attempt to assimilate into a student body where excelling is the norm.

Surviving Curtis Hall

The Lure of Blood

by
L. A. Matthies






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Tristen hones his leadership skills and sense of humor while finding his way in this new environment. He and his friends must rise to the challenge of competing with peers whose skills equal and perhaps surpass their own. Tristen’s attention is soon captured by the beautiful and alluring Marcella Venier. Despite their different origins and upbringings, the two are drawn to each other. Marcella, compelled to live a clandestine life with dark secrets and a covert research mission, struggles with her desire to further her own designs and still remain in Tristen’s world.

Events spiral out of control, and a student is lost in the subterranean tunnels beneath the school’s campus. Tristen and his friends stand accused of foul play, and in an effort to make things right, he enlists Marcella’s help in organizing a search party. During the perilous rescue attempt, danger threatens to not only sever the bonds of friendship of the group, but take their lives as well. They hope they can survive until graduation.

Praise for Surviving Curtis Hall


Think you have to be a tween to enjoy this book? Think again! This book provided the perfect "escape" from the daily grind. Linda Matthies' emotionally-charged writing style had me relating to each of the characters while picturing them right down to their lacrosse jerseys in my mind. With so many twists and turns, I had a hard time putting the book down. I can't wait to read what happens next!


What a surprise at every turn. Had to stay up all night.


This book was a pleasant surprise, it was exciting and hard to put down. My favorite part was the unexpected and suspenseful ending.


I could relate to almost all of the characters and could not believe the plot twists!


Author Bio


Born and raised in the " Three's Company" generation, Linda Matthies started out a fairly awkward introvert. Never quite catching on to fashion or popularity during her childhood, Linda opted for drastic change in her teen years. In order to combat her painfully obvious shyness, she chose to pursue a career in Hairdressing & Cosmetology. Talk about coming out of your shell...

Through this avenue,Linda was able to cultivate her love for people, advertising and promotions. At the very pinnacle of her career, she once again changed course, finding the yearn for a family to be an overwhelming draw.

Three children and fifteen years later, in the midst of what could be considered a contentedly crazy life, fate intervened once again. Linda found herself fighting for a cause very dear to her heart. Although it appeared at the time the solution to her predicament was evasive, she found her greatest comfort in writing. The more she wrote, the more real it all became,and so SURVIVING CURTIS HALL was born.

Linda truly believes this has been a life changing experience for her, and is unspeakably grateful to writing for " Saving My Sanity", which anyone who is raising three children would comprehend. Linda shares a home with her husband and three children in New York.

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