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    CJ Skuse’s Dead Romantic Blog Tour: Deleted scene from the second draft

    Today I have a special present for you, my dear readers.  To celebrate the release of Dead Romantic by CJ Skuse, the wonderful CJ has allowed me to share with you guys a deleted scene from the book.  If you haven’t taken a chance to buy Dead Romantic yet, you really should. My review can be read here and more about CJ and Dead Romantic can be found on the Chicken House website.The next stop on the tour will be available tomorrow at Lynsey’s blog, Narratively Speaking!  This scene is taken from the second draft of the book. According to CJ, at this point in the writing process the girls are attending a private…

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    Mister Creecher – Chris Priestley

    “Billy pulled his clammy coat collar tightly to his throat. It was damp with the fog and felt like the tongue of a dead animal lolling against his neck. His thin body shivered and trembled. He was fifteen but looked eight.” Billy stumbles across the body of a giant on a bookstore steps late into the night. Living as a thief and not knowing much else; the boy is about to search the body for goods when an associate comes along and threatens him. Whilst this is going on the Giant comes to live and saves Billy from his attackers. Upon recovery of his fever Billy learns that the giant…