Book Excerpt: The Angel at the Devil’s Gate by Mocha Pennington

Some weeks ago, Mocha e-mailed me to help her to spread the word about her Kickstarter project. Kickstarter is a site that helps to raise funds for creative projects. Mocha’s project is the publication of her novel. Donate for her project and let her debut in the writing field. People who will back the project will receive her novel and the higher-level backers will receive her second book after completion.

Novel_Mock_Up Novel’s blurb

Troubled teen Eli Nunn is moved back to Kansas City following the aftermath of a violent drug deal. Returning to a school where his ruthless reputation still thrives, Eli encounters and instantly connects with Angel, a beautiful and mysterious black-clad orphan. Their flourishing romance begins to grow darker when Eli learns details of Angel’s chilling past. Conflicted with alarm and intrigue, Eli accepts a proposal from Angel that puts both their relationship and lives in danger.

Book Excerpt

A month before his sudden move to Kansas City, Eli began to have a recurring dream of an angel. In his dream, the angel would stand silhouetted in his bedroom against a luminous background. As its hair would frolic in a warm, enveloping breeze, the angel held out its slender hand, summoning Eli to it. Wariness would descend upon Eli as he rose from his bed at the angels unspoken command. He was fearful of the angel, yet he was intrigued just the same. When he would draw near the angel, he was able to better gauge the magnitude of its beauty. Its features so lovely, they appeared as though they were made from marble by intimate hands. Staring into its death-colored eyes, however, Eli would begin to realize that before him was not an angel at all but a demon garnished in the guise of a holy creature. Even with that alarming knowledge, Eli would journey closer to the angel, for he could not deny himself the pulchritude of the creature. He was intoxicated by the angel’s beauty, an intoxication that flowed through him with the strength of a rabid river’s current, drowning his better judgment, drowning his fear. Once standing before the beautiful angel, its sable-colored wings would flare up as if preparing for flight. The encompassing lurid light reflected from the angels wings, streaking them with an iridescent sheen. The angels wings stretched high into the small bedroom, doubling the creatures petite frame in width and height with the immensity of those dark wings casting an ominous shadow over Eli. He would watch blood drip from those thick feathers onto the floor….

The Angel at the Devil’s Gate is a psychological suspense about two teenage outcasts whose growing bond takes a twisted turn down a murderous path.

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