NICOLAS #rainbowsnippets #snipsun

snippetsunday2rainbow snippets3Welcome to Rainbow Snippets and Snippet Sunday! Today, the nightmare begins…

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He started at a thump and scraping sound under the bed; then, to his horror, he heard the creak of a door. Tremors ran through him as fear slithered up his back. He didn’t want to look but his gaze was drawn to the closet beside the bed. An inch of blackness showed, then more as the door swung on its hinges. Jamie’s heart galloped, if a clown jumped out….

A form appeared in the doorway, stepped into the room, and it took Jamie’s horrified brain a moment to register what he was seeing.


 Dreamspinner Press

Betrayed by a lover, Jamie rents an isolated cabin on Lake Huron, wanting only to be left alone. Instead, he is pulled from his solitary existence as an artist and tumbles headlong into the legend of Saint Nicolas.

As a young man, Nicolas accidentally killed a man intent on murdering three children, only to have the man’s malicious spirit rise up against him. Fleeing through the centuries from the Krampus, the evil troll-like creature that dogs his steps, Nico finds refuge with the young artist who takes him into his home and bed. But Jamie has questions. Who is Nicolas, and why does the Krampus want to destroy him?

When the Krampus begins to torment and torture anyone Nico comes in contact with to punish him, Jamie’s life is put in danger. And Jamie isn’t sure whether he can help Nico defeat his nemesis or if he’s merely a pawn in the Krampus’s game.

About diannehartsock

Author of paranormal/suspense, fantasy/adventure, m/m romance and anything else that comes to mind. Oh, and a floral designer.
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13 Responses to NICOLAS #rainbowsnippets #snipsun

  1. Jana Denardo says:

    Yeah this one has me hooked.

  2. P.T. Wyant says:

    Nice intensity. I really love this story!

  3. Wow–scary and emotional!

  4. Danger at the door. I wonder what will be Nicolas’s excuse for not telling Jamie anything this time around.

  5. louiselyons013 says:

    Yikes, I swear my heart started pounding as I imagined the door creaking open! I want to read this 🙂

  6. Elin Gregory says:

    Eeek scary stuff. 🙂 Not long to wait now.

  7. amyraenbow says:

    Gloriously creepy 🙂

  8. siobhanmuir says:

    Aieee! Great snippet, Dianne. 😀

  9. What a place to leave us!!! But excellent excerpt, very scary.

  10. Oh no, what did he see?? Nice and creepy! 😀

  11. clarelondon says:

    You had me at “nightmare” 🙂

  12. Love the clown line! This really had me on edge. More please! 🙂

  13. Iris B says:

    You can’t stop there!!! Brilliant … great descriptions.

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