Monday, October 16, 2017


Title: The Dark Proposal 
Author: Megan Cashman 
Release: Available NOW on Amazon and Smashwords!


A young woman copes with being forced to become a vampire as the man she loves reveals he is more evil than she can comprehend. 

Claire McCormick has graduated from college and is eager for her childhood dreams to come true. She thought it would happen when she began dating Daniel Bertrand, who was everything she wanted in a boyfriend. But just as her dreams are about to happen, Claire’s life is turned upside down when Daniel reveals to be a bloodthirsty vampire, with the intent on making her his eternal companion. Frightened, Claire desperately tries to rid herself of him, but Daniel is too evil to defeat. She has to come to terms with reality, as she faces a vampire world fighting to survive in modern times, with many of them unaware of how devious Daniel can be. 

The Dark Proposal is the first book in a trilogy that follows what becomes of Claire and the vampires. 

WARNING: contains thematic elements, graphic content and some strong language

Special Excerpt from the novel, courtesy of Megan Cashman! 

There was a pregnant pause with both waiting for the other to speak or
make the first move. For a second, she wondered if this was going to be the
moment he would make her like him or kill her instead.
“No, Claire,” he spoke suddenly. She jumped, startled. “It’s up to you to
say yes. And remember I did tell you I can read your thoughts.”
“Then please stop, because you’re freaking me out,” she said.
He arched one eyebrow, and for a moment, she feared he would attack
her. But instead, he crossed one arm across his chest and put the opposite hand under his chin, as though contemplating something.
“I see you’ve accepted somewhat of what I revealed to you,” he finally said.
“A little.” She felt like she was preparing for war.
“What?” He sounded curious. “Is there something else you can’t comprehend?”
“Yeah,” she said in a shaky voice. Her eyes were downcast, and when she was ready, she lifted them to look right at him. “I did some research while in New Jersey. There’s a lot of websites about real vampires.”
“Yes?” Daniel raised his eyebrows.
Taking a deep breath, she said, “I think you killed Colin Willis.”
His face expressionless, he lowered his arms and closed his eyes, shaking his head. He ran one hand over his face as Claire continued.
“I read a blog about his murder. There are rumors going around that he had two holes on the side of his neck. There was no blood in his body.” She swallowed and asked, almost pleading, “Did you really do it? Honestly, Dan?”
Removing his hand, he looked right at her and said, “I think you know the
answer to that question.”
She did, and whatever hope she had that he did not murder Willis quickly dissolved. She began to pant in horror at first, but then in anger. “I mean, you knew as everyone else that there was no evidence of foul play,” he was saying, nonchalantly watching her. “Plus, there were no suspects -”
Claire suddenly pounced on Daniel, arms flailing as she hit him in the face
and chest. She was screaming about him being a murderer and how evil he
It didn’t last long because he soon caught her flying fists and held a tight
grip on her wrists, holding them away from him. His grip was beyond solid,
like a steel machine, and his eyes were hollow with rage. For a moment, she
thought he was going to attack her again. No, he was going to kill her. She
dared to hit him, dared to defy him and now she would pay the price.
He held her in his harsh eyes for a moment, and then shoved her hands
away, practically pushing her away from him. “Honestly, who else would’ve
done it?”

About the Author 
Born and raised on Staten Island, New York's forgotten borough, Megan Cashman always has had a love of reading and writing. Her favorite authors are Jacqueline Carey, Anne Rice, Khaled Hosseini, and Sarah Dunant. She enjoys books that take her to a different world and/or see her world differently. She hopes to do the same for her future readers.

Megan Cashman has a master's degree in journalism under her belt, and has worked for cable news stations, both local and national, as well as a major New York newspaper. She currently is an adjunct professor at the College of Staten Island.

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