The Empty Room by Sarah J. Clemens – Spotlight and Giveaway

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MediaKit_BookCover_TheEmptyRoomThe small town of Eastbrook, Maine seemed like the close-knit community where newlyweds Dean and Elizabeth Montgomery could begin their lives together, and the 1901 Victorian seemed like the house they’d always dreamed of owning. The only condition for purchasing the property was that it was sold in “as-is” condition.

When the couple arrives in Eastbrook, they receive anything but a warm welcome from the local residents. And when they realize that as-is condition meant that the previous owner of the house had left every worldly possession behind, the dream of the small town life starts to take a mysterious turn.

Day after day, Dean and Elizabeth uncover more truths than they could have ever imagined, or ever wanted to know about the secrets that were hidden in the small town of Eastbrook. And as neighbors become growingly hostile with every encounter, this young couple searches furiously to uncover what the residents are trying to hide.

As their journey unfolds, Elizabeth goes missing and Dean must turn to the very neighbors he fears may have known what would happen to her from the moment the couple arrived for help. Because in this town, some secrets are better off hidden.

Enjoy an Excerpt:

The car grumbled to a stop at the end of the gravel driveway. The three-day car trip was finally over. The gas station food and bathrooms stops were all behind them. They were home. The house might have been filled with someone else’s belongings, but they owned it now.

The house looked like a postcard from the outside. Small shrubs lined each side of the driveway as it suspiciously winded its way to the front porch. The grass was wet with dew after the recent rain.

As though looking at a piece of abstract art, Dean and Elizabeth both leaned forward in their seats toward the dash and squinted from inside the window of the car. Their eyes moved from left to right, making sure to taste every detail that first met their view.

“It’s gorgeous.” Elizabeth peered out from beneath the windshield.

With her eyes squinted and her mouth opened slightly, she studied every feature of architecture as though the house would greet her with an exam before allowing her to enter. She broke her concentration from the house and pressed her hand to the passenger side window, looking up and down to visually imprint every detail that awaited.

About the Author:Sarah J Clemens is the author of the debut novel, THE EMPTY ROOM. She began writing THE EMPTY ROOM in 2008 and formed her own publishing company in 2016 called Off the Page Publishing.

Sarah was born in California and now lives and works in Boise, Idaho. In addition to writing fiction, she is a legal assistant with an Associate of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Do you write every day? Do you have a word goal for each day you write?

    • Sarah Clemens says:

      I had to work to get in the habit of writing every day but I do now, yes. Even if I’m only pulling up the mail app on my phone at the end of the night and typing a few paragraphs to email to myself in the morning I make a point of writing something every day. And honestly, I’ve really grown as a writer because of it.

  3. Sarah Clemens says:

    Thank you so much for hosting today!

  4. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds like a fabulous read.

  5. kim hansen says:

    Enjoyed the excerpt.

  6. Linda Romer says:

    Hello Sarah, The Empty Room sounds fantastic ♡ I would love to read your book. Thank you

  7. Victoria says:

    I’m looking forward to reading this one, thanks for sharing!

  8. What an exciting mystery this is. I loved the excerpt.

  9. This sounds great

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