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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Night to Dawn 39 by Barbara Custer - Book Tour - Exclusive Excerpt - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Barbara Custer and her new book, “Night to Dawn 39”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Barbara and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Night to Dawn 39

by Barbara Custer


GENRE: Dark Fantasy



The apocalypse of the movie screen and the printed page has become a reality. A microbe threatens humanity, making Corona seem like the common cold. Innocents die to appease young and hungry gods. A doctor feeds the souls of his patients to a demon. Featuring Marge Simon, Lee Clark Zumpe, Margaret L. Carter, Rod Marsden, Matthew Wilson, and other authors.



Excerpt from Rod Marsden’s “Hearts Rule”

Priestess Helga had just finished her review of the boys she had been tasked to evaluate. Thirteen were on the cusp and could either become knights or mavericks. She was wondering what to do about them when Priestess May approached her. “You have boys on the cusp, too?” she asked.

“Yes.” Priestess Helga sighed. “I’ll have to think hard about what to do with each of them. I wouldn’t want any child to be condemned to fight dragons when they should be running a business somewhere.”

“Most of those on the cusp we make into mavericks will eventually become knights anyway,” offered Priestess May, “so what we do with them here doesn’t really matter.”

“I suppose you’re right. Suppose these boys are on the cusp and find they can’t handle the responsibilities of being even a minor maverick. In that case, they will, sooner rather than later, be downgraded to knight status.” Priestess Helga had been involved in enough of these evaluations over the years to know this to be true.

“Some of us priestesses have gotten together to make figuring out what to do with those on the cusp more fun." Priestess May smiled a thin smile. "It's a card game. Aces high. A royal flush of hearts wins every time. Are you in?"

“Gambling for money is against the law.” Priestess Helga was firm on this.

“Oh, we don’t play for money,” said Priestess May. “We play for the lives of the boys on the cusp.”



Barbara lives near Phila., PA, retired from her job as a respiratory therapist. Nowadays, she chases Mylar balloons at the supermarket, enjoys a fright flick, or works on horror and science fiction tales. Many of her short stories have appeared in numerous small press magazines. She’s been editor of Night to Dawn Magazine since 2004.

Books by Barbara include When Blood Reigns, Twilight Healer, The Forgotten People, Steel Rose, City of Brotherly Death, Close Liaisons, and Life Raft: Earth. She enjoys bringing her medical background to the printed page and then blending it with supernatural horror. She maintains a presence on Facebook, Twitter, and The Writers Coffeehouse forum. Look for the photos with the Mylar balloons, and you’ll find Barbara.





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  1. Thank you for having me as a guest and the lovely showcasing of my work. As for the writer's block, I struggle with it especially if I'm tired. Sometimes a little time away from the book or working on a different scene helps. :)

  2. Very kind of you. This is a great idea.

  3. Interesting excerpt! Barbara is a talented writer and also a caring person. I met her through the Philadelphia Writers' Conference and have had many interesting conversations with her. I'm privileged to know her and her work.