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Stitch: Trading Stitches by @DarkNovelistTim is a Snuggle Up pick #horror #darkfantasy #giveaway

Title: Stitch: Trading Stitches (Trading Stitches Book One)

Author: Timothy Collins

Genre: Dark Fantasy Horror

Book Blurb:

Turns out Dad was right when he said, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Twenty-two-year-old Marc Cheeks did not anticipate the truth to be so literal. But like his father, and his father’s father before him, and his father before him, Marc discovers that dying – or almost dying – makes him physically stronger. Now, he hopes he can avoid the steep price each Cheeks man before him paid. Struggling with his newfound talents, the loss of a beloved family member, and the potential loss of his career, Marc finds himself thrust headlong into the darkness that is being a Stitch--where dying is the easy part.

A young man fights the powers within and without that threaten to tear him apart, all while he discovers the reality of what he is, and what he is not.

Whether a curse or a blessing, Marc’s ability to fight the darkness and addiction that comes with power will determine if he will be the hero or the villain of his story.


My uncle Lester leans forward, eyes so wide I think they might pop out of his head. “Have you heard it? Man. Woman. Whichever. It.” The emphasis on the last word sends chills cascading down my spine.

I understand precisely who he means. Her.

“You mean my Kismet?”

“First, you hear it. Then you see it. After that, your clock goes tick-tock. Tick-tock. Never stop ‘til you pop!”

“Maybe. I don’t know.” I kick around my foot, searching for the correct answer.

“That’s a shame,” Lester says. “Better find your Kismet. Later they bloom, quicker they boom. Tick-tock goes the clock. Twice the speed. If you can’t find your Kismet, you’ll never be free.” He tilts his head to the side, both sides of his mouth rise together. “I thought trying to kill people would be fun, but it’s a pain in the ass. The screaming. The crying. The begging. The blood. I wouldn’t do it if it weren’t necessary. But there’s one I need. No choice. No choice. Only chance to be free.”

Free. There is a way to be free? I swallow the question in the presence of his manic break and words tumble out of my mouth on their own. “It doesn’t have to be a curse.” My protest falls on deaf ears. “It doesn’t have to be a curse.” Am I trying to convince him or me?

“Tsk, tsk, naughty leprechaun. I see you.” Lester freezes and stares at the back corner of the room. “The silly boy thinks he’s cursed, like you think everyone’s after your gold. You’re both paranoid. Someone should put you both out of your misery. Someone should.” Lester says and then turns in my direction. His eyes click like a television changing channels, then open wide. He refuses to blink again. “Someone like me.”

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November is a time to be thankful. What are you most thankful for this year?

During a crazy year like 2020, I think we are all just thankful to hold onto our sanity, but not everyone gets that luxury. Marc Cheeks is just trying to stay alive.

Why is your featured book worth snuggling up to?

Everyone like a good horror story and what better way to snuggle up with a blanket and pumpkin spice late than this crazy tale of being a Stitch!


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Open internationally

Runs November 1 – 30

Drawing will be held on December 1.

Author Biography:

By day, Tim covers the world of finance, and by nights and weekends, he's building the Stitch universe. He resides in Austin, TX with his wife, Stacy, their three kids, and three dogs. Hobbies include, oh, who are we kidding, with three active teens, there isn't time for hobbies, but you won't hear him complain...much.

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Nov 14, 2020

This is a really cool premise for a story. I love creepy/paranormal books and I'm always looking for something new in the genre.


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Nov 13, 2020

Thank you, Tim, for sharing your book in our Snuggle Up With These Books!

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