Excerpt: Superstitious by Lucy Fenton

By: Lucy Fenton
Publisher: Self-Published
Published: Aug 3, 2015
Genre: Paranormal YA


What happens when your childhood nightmares of being bitten by strange creatures in a dark wood aren’t just dreams?

Sixteen-year-old Arden St. John’s life takes a strange turn when she finds an unusual animal injured near her new house on the south east coast of Australia. When she takes it to the local vet, a terrible truth is inadvertently exposed to her.

She discovers a secret underworld, where witches are commonplace and trolls masquerade as queen bees, terrorising the other students with impunity. A world where vampires traffic in the lives of children, draining their bodies once they reach maturity. Where adults auction their own children to extend their lives.

Arden finds out she’s one of those kids, her life traded by the mother she never knew. Now she’s caught up in this ancient and corrupt economy operating just below the surface of modern society. She’s a hot commodity, and it’s only a matter of time before the vampire who bought her comes to claim his prize.

But Arden’s not going down without a fight.




Do you believe in witches and vampires and all those other superstitions? Creatures that go bump in the night?”

“No, of course not.”

“What if I told you they were real?”

“But they’re not.”

“What if they were? What if I’m one of them?”

“You’re serious?”


“What are you saying?”

“I’m a witch.” Arden said, her voice expressionless, giving nothing away. Nick frowned, clearly wondering why she was saying all this outlandish stuff.

“There are some others around here too. One of your friends turns into a cat,” Arden challenged him. She wondered if he would ever guess who.

His mouth hung open. Arden had rendered him speechless.

“This is why I can’t be with you. I want you to think that this whole conversation is absurd. It’s not your reality. It shouldn’t have to be.” It might have been stupid, or maybe she just wanted to get the hell out of there before she saw the shock on his face turn to disgust, but Arden veiled herself and ran.




L. C. Fenton lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband and two children. In addition to her cake- making business, she works as a freelance copywriter and pens occasional articles for various online magazines.

Not being one of those people who had a burning desire to be anything in particular, L. C. worked her way alphabetically backwards through the available degrees at Sydney University. Surprisingly, given the amount of fun she had at school, L.C. finally managed to graduate with a completely unemployable degree in Philosophy. A Law degree soon followed, however, simply to make it possible for some organization to hire her.

After ten soul-destroying years wandering aimlessly in the corporate wilderness, L. C. threw it all in and reassessed. Deciding to bring the “one day I will write a book” idea to the present, she started and hasn’t stopped. As a huge fan of the romance genre, she writes the kinds of books that she enjoys to read.

In her spare time, L. C. Fenton…actually she has no spare time. She sleeps or reads copious amounts of romance novels instead of sleeping.

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4 Thoughts on “Excerpt: Superstitious by Lucy Fenton

  1. Turn him into a frog for a second both to convince him and scare the bejeezus outta his soul!

  2. Thanks for the excerpt!

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