Spotlight: Mind of the Beast (A Sundancer Novel #2) by Brian & Juliet Freyermuth ~ #Excerpt

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Mind of the Beast (a Sundancer Novel, Book 2)

by Brian & Juliet Freyermuth

Mind of the Beast



When a vampire asks Nick St. James to investigate his friend’s murder, the answer should have been easy, right? NO. Okay, not so easy. How do you say no to a friend like Felix?

Besides, with Thelma by his side, what could go wrong? She’s got that, umm … cute pink backpack of Voodoo magic. Of course it hurts that she manages to look good even when she accidentally conjures and gets possessed by a drunk loa. No, it won’t be at all distracting to have her along.

Since no good deed goes unpunished, a crazy man with starry eyes jumps out of the shadows at the victim’s apartment and pummels them. Their attacker doesn’t just beat them up but also infects them with some bad mojo that’s killing Thelma and making Nick angry … angrier.

If the trail to the suspect—the Green Man—is any indication, they’ll be killed before the poison finishes the job. The old gods are more dangerous than helpful. The Watchers—even the one who seems to have a brain—are always a hazard. And what’s with the all the minions? Who has minions anymore? Not to mention the rapid progression of the infection that quickly upgrades Nick’s condition to ‘blind-rage-filled.’

Why couldn’t Felix have just asked Nick to help him move?

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“How about a beer?” Felix asked.

“Beer? I didn’t know you could drink that.” A beer actually does sound good, I thought as I put away the coffee beans and grabbed a couple bottles from the fridge.

“We can drink or eat anything as long as it doesn’t have garlic in it,” Felix said as I handed him a bottle. “That shit burns, man. I once saw a couple of vamps have a garlic eating contest.”


He shrugged. “They were bored.”

“Who won?” I asked as I sat down in my old black recliner.

“Their heads caught on fire.”

I blinked.

“Seriously, it was like chomp-chomp-poof.” A ghost of a smile played across his lips. “Our bodies burn out most food. High metabolism or something. Does nothing for the hunger, though. I know a few that don’t eat at all,” he said before chugging the amber liquid.

“Did you know,” he continued, “there’s a dude who actually wrote a book called The Anatomy of a Vampire? He wrote it like fiction so the Watchers wouldn’t get him, but I’ve had a couple of my peeps on the slab over the years. He was right on the money. Talked about how our cells don’t work with food anymore, man. Just blood. How we can eat and eat and eat, but the blood just sends the food packing. Talk about having something go right through you.” He chuckled, although the humor didn’t reach his eyes. “Another reason most vamps don’t eat or drink.”



Brian & Juliet FreyermuthAfter 18 years of marriage, Brian and Juliet Freyermuth decided to try something crazy; write a book together. 

Brian’s writing is not limited to print. For twenty years he wrote and designed games such as Fallout, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, Epic Mickey 2 and Lichdom: Battlemage.

Juliet’s love for writing began with a fourth grade assignment. She has been writing ever since. Her writing took a new direction when she enrolled in journalism and met amazing people. Whether it is an article about anthropology or a hero’s journey in a magical world, she hopes to inspire readers to new possibilities.

When Brian and Juliet aren’t writing, they enjoy reading, watching shows like Persons of Interest and going on road trips with their son, Kyle.


Website – Twitter: Brian: @brianfreyermuth / Juliet: @julietfrey – Facebook: Brian / Juliet



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Daniel M
Daniel M
November 28, 2014 6:17 pm

liked the excerpt!

Silvia Fugate
Silvia Fugate
November 26, 2014 1:15 pm

Thank you for the wonderful exerpt.
Btw I loved Fallout!

I love the cover to its stunning.

annamarie desantis
annamarie desantis
November 26, 2014 7:31 am

Love this post. Cant wait to read the whole book

November 25, 2014 6:18 pm

Nice excerpt

Stephanie V.
November 24, 2014 5:22 am

The “chomp-chomp-poof.” part of the excerpt made me laugh so much. I gotta check out this series! 😀

Cali W.
Cali W.
November 23, 2014 11:27 am

Great giveaway! I like the excerpt. 🙂

lori faires
lori faires
November 21, 2014 2:11 am

Excellent excerpt. Love the cover

lori faires
lori faires
November 19, 2014 12:56 am

I love the cover. The excerpt was interesting. Best wishes & Thanks to all.

Sarah M
Sarah M
November 18, 2014 9:58 am

*snorts* The garlic eating contest. They sound like frat boys at a party going nuts 🙂 Sounds like the Freyermuths have a pretty awesome relationship 🙂

November 16, 2014 8:20 pm

Thanks for the giveaway<3

debra p
November 15, 2014 11:21 am

I like that it explains the metabolism of a vampire 🙂

November 15, 2014 9:47 am

Added to my tbr, loved the excerpt and the blurb.

Juliet & Brian Freyermuth
November 14, 2014 3:53 am

Thank you having us.

Mary Preston
Mary Preston
November 14, 2014 12:01 am

An interesting blurb.

Juliet & Brian Freyermuth
November 14, 2014 3:52 am
Reply to  Mary Preston

Thank you Mary. The vampire garlic eating contest is one of my favorite memories from Felix.

Carmel @ Rabid Reads
November 13, 2014 7:54 am

Is it sad that it’s not even 11 AM here yet, and reading that excerpt totally made me want a beer? LOL! Alcoholic much?? 😉 I’m a dog person, but even I can admit how awesome the kitty on this cover is. I’m torn between picking the snippet or the artwork as my fav aspect of this post. Can I choose both? Thanks for the chance!

Juliet & Brian Freyermuth
November 14, 2014 3:49 am

LOL. Thank you Carmel.
Felix is about to ask Nick to help prove his friend was murdered. That and he was turned back in the 60s and decided not to give some of that up. He’s been known to have blood laced with something a time or two. Nick just had a long night with an angry drunken loa.

Bonny McDevitt
Bonny McDevitt
November 13, 2014 7:37 am

I loved it and am on my way to find the series on amazon!

Juliet & Brian Freyermuth
November 14, 2014 3:40 am
Reply to  Bonny McDevitt

Thank you Bonny. We really hope you enjoy it.

Goddess Fish Promotions
November 13, 2014 4:18 am

Thanks for hosting!