I’m pleased to be sharing an excerpt today from Benevolent by Erin Jenson as part of the Love Books Tours blogtour. First of all, let’s find out what the book’s about.
A story about the purpose of life, the healing power of fandom, and the resilience of the human spirit.
Tormented by the in-crowd at school on a daily basis, there were two things that gave fifteen-year-old Abigail Perkins the strength to keep going—her best friend, Danny Cobb; and her favourite television show, Supernatural. But the night Danny’s mother calls to say that his battle with cancer is nearing its end, and the doctors don’t expect him to live through the night, even Supernatural can’t dull the ache in her heart.
Devastated by her impending loss and crushed that Danny’s mother won’t allow her to visit him one last time, Abigail crawls into bed and cries herself to sleep that night; and she wakes to find Supernatural’s most endearing angel standing at the foot of her bed.
Told from Abigail’s perspective as she nears the end of her long life and revisits the moments that defined it, this story was inspired by the deep connection that Supernatural fans feel with the show’s beloved characters, and the show’s miraculous ability to help its fans through troubled times.
100% of the net proceeds from this book will go to Random Acts charitable organization.
Random Acts inspires many amazing things around the world every day — from small acts of kindness, such as inspiring someone to buy a stranger a cup of coffee, to much bigger acts of kindness like building a school in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
To learn more about Random Acts visit randomacts.org
I picked up the box of assorted chocolates sitting beside the storage crate that we’d used to lug all our picnic supplies up to the roof. “If you think that was good,” I murmured as I opened the box and held it out to him so he could choose a piece for himself, “then you should try one of these.”
He studied the contents for several seconds before selecting a round piece of dark chocolate from the centre of the box. As he bit into it, a hushed groan rumbled deep in his throat.
I watched him chew the chocolate, slowly and deliberately with a rapturous glint in his eyes, and a triumphant grin spread across my face as I selected a chocolate for myself and sat the box down between us. “Even better than the strawberry?”
“I never truly grasped the meaning of the word delicious until just now,” he muttered with a nod.
“Good,” I whispered, “I’m glad you like the food. I was afraid you might not be able to taste it like I do.”
A knowing grin tugged at the corners of his mouth as he selected another piece of chocolate from the box. “You were worried it might all just taste like molecules?”
An unintentional chuckle hiccupped from my mouth at his offhand reference to my favourite show. I had been worried that I might be wasting his time with food that he wouldn’t even be able to taste. “How did you—”
“You keep forgetting,” he muttered around the chocolate in his mouth, “I have always been with you, Abigail. I have watched every episode of Supernatural that you have.”
“So, you’ve watched all of them,” I muttered with a sheepish grin, “more than once.”
About the Author
Erin A. Jensen is the Amazon International bestselling author of The Dream Waters Series. Her debut novel won the bronze medal for fantasy fiction in the 2018 Readers’ Favourite Book Awards and received honourable mention in the 2018 Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-book Awards. A part-time pharmacist and a full-time daydreamer, she lives in upstate New York with her husband and two sons