Silverweed: a supernatural fairy tale [NOOK Book]

Overview

Once upon a time Granny was attacked by a werewolf. Eighteen years later her grandson, Aiden Young, arrives in Indiana for his aunt’s funeral, and his unfortunate discovery of the family secret leads to a fatal mistake. Before the weekend is over, he’s trapped by a blizzard along with his superstitious cousin, Diesel, and Scarlet, Diesel’s manipulative girlfriend. In his grandmother’s spooky, old house in the middle of the woods, the teen faces life and death decisions: who can be trusted, and who needs to be ...
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Silverweed: a supernatural fairy tale

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Overview

Once upon a time Granny was attacked by a werewolf. Eighteen years later her grandson, Aiden Young, arrives in Indiana for his aunt’s funeral, and his unfortunate discovery of the family secret leads to a fatal mistake. Before the weekend is over, he’s trapped by a blizzard along with his superstitious cousin, Diesel, and Scarlet, Diesel’s manipulative girlfriend. In his grandmother’s spooky, old house in the middle of the woods, the teen faces life and death decisions: who can be trusted, and who needs to be saved? However, he must first figure out what the true monster is… werewolf or fear. Because in this Little Red Riding Hood-inspired supernatural fairy tale, the roles of prey and predator become interchangeable.



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When Diesel jumped up and walked out of the room, Aiden tried to exhale the tension with a silent whistle. The fire crackled as they sat waiting.
They both turned when they heard a loud knock coming from above. A railing supported by carved wooden balusters edged the open landing. “Gran,” Diesel said loudly. “Aunt Lucy and Aiden are here. Finally.” The bedroom door creaked open.
After he heard the door shut, Aiden leaned over to his mom and whispered, “Man, he sure did get weird.”
“Well, he’s been through a lot. He just lost his mom.”
“Sorry.” Aiden felt bad for a second. But still… “What was with the rug and bad luck stuff, and you making me look like such a dweeb?”
“I didn’t mean to. I was trying to make him feel better. It’s so strange. I had no idea Augustus believed in all that stuff, too.”
“Diesel,” Aiden corrected with a smirk.
She nodded. “I mean Diesel. They’re all a little different… a little superstitious, old-fashioned.”
“How do you mean, superstitious? Black cats and stuff?”
She nodded. “It seems like every little thing. You see, the reason Diesel got upset earlier is because stumbling is suppose to be bad luck in general.”
“How do you know that?”
“I grew up with all of it.”
“But you’re not superstitious.”
She leaned in closer to Aiden and whispered, “Because I knew all the old wives’ tales, omens, and folklore Mom told me and Rose were only make-believe, like fairy tales. Now Rose, she soaked it all in and actually believed. But she didn’t go all,” she waved her hands, “you know until…”
Aiden shook his head because he didn’t know. His mom rarely brought up her sister in conversation.
“Well, when she was pregnant, her boyfriend, Harley, ran off and left her. I think something completely snapped. Even though I had already moved out by then, I heard she took it hard. At least that S.O.B. left money for Diesel when he died.”
“She’s not feeling very well,” Diesel said from directly behind them. They both jumped. “She wants to know if you guys can go up there.”
“Sure, sure,” Lucy said, her face bright red.
They followed Diesel into the foyer and up the stairs. After a few steps up, the stairs turned to the right. Aiden could see over the banister, down into the living room.
When they arrived at Granny’s door, Aiden’s heart thumped in his chest. He hadn’t seen her in ten years. His own grandma, a stranger. He could also sense his mom’s anxiety; she took her time walking inside the room.
Granny sat in a recliner covered by a worn quilt. Her grey, bushy eyebrows went all the way across and met in the middle of her brow. Her cheekbones sank in, and her long, silver hair draped over both of her shoulders.
“Lucille, you came,” Granny said, her voice ungrateful.
“Mom,” Lucy said. “How are you?”
“I’m hanging in there.”
“I’m so sorry about Rose.” Lucy leaned over and gave her mom a distant hug. “I can’t believe she had a heart attack.”
“I don’t believe it, either. Doctors. All of them, money hungry. Hmph, it doesn’t matter, anymore. She’s gone. Rose is gone.”
Aiden heard the door close behind him. Diesel had left the room.
“She was a good daughter,” Granny said. “I could count on her. Always here for me.” She looked at Aiden. “My, my look at you. Come give Granny a hug.”
Aiden walked over to Granny’s stretched out arms and hugged her, smelling the scent of grassy earth. He pulled away, and she smiled warmly.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011899034
  • Publisher: Pixie Punk Press
  • Publication date: 11/20/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 283 KB

Meet the Author

Dorlana is the author of 2 fairy tale inspired novels (Silverweed & The Princes of Tanlgeforest) and 2 supernatural mysteries (Jaclyn's Ghost, & Passage to Queen Mesentia.)
Stop by her website: www.dorlanavann.me and/or her blog: www.supernaturalfairytales.net for more info.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Story entry

    I have on at contest res two called Life and death

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    Story entry

    I have a story at contest res two, back again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    Contest entry

    I've got some stories at 'think all' res 2 (Sequins of Starlight) and 'contest' res 2 (Sweet Sorrow).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    Contest update 3-22-14

    One person entered so far. Greats stories, a bit sad, but great writeing skills 9.5 out of 10. If you like that kind of a book, with a sad ending, try Feed, abook about a futureisc type world were everone has a program hardwirerd into their brain. Some mild bad words though

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

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    AN OK BOOK..

    I think over all this book was an ok Read.. I was looking for a little more Bite { excuse the Pun } You kind of thought ahead in the book to know what was going to happen with Granny and I was stuck on the fact as to why the kids were going through this whole thing alone.. I dont know I mean it was not bad for a short read.. It wasnt to hard to follow although it was a little short ended with some of the things that went down in the story.. I would still be willing to read more from this author.. It was my first book by her..

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    Posted February 22, 2011

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