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April20th, 2012 

When It Leaves [Kindle Edition]

·         Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #254 Free in Kindle Store


Perfect story for an Autumn night! April 22, 2012 5.0 out of 5 stars

Autumn is an eerie time of the year, with the year winding down, Halloween, falling leaves... who would have the thought that the last could be the most sinister? A pair of twins go outside to play in the leaves, and only one comes back!

This story follows Steven as he tries to go on with his life after losing his twin brother. Many years later, he still lives in the same house with his mother. They have been joined by Steven's wife and young daughter. Like all young children, Steven's daughter Skye wants to go out and play in the falling leaves. But, Steven knows what happened really to his long lost brother, and does not want the same fate to befall his daughter. When Skye wanders outside one night in search of a toy, history begins to repeat itself, and Steven is in danger of losing his daughter, too.

This was an eerie, well-written short story, and is highly recommended!

This was a quick read, shorter than I had expected. It was well written and kept me interested and worried what would happen the entire time. Almost has a twilight zone feel to it. I wanted more and look forward to reading more from this author.

Lorrie Reyes-Desotell~ Started reading this on my Ipad. Couldn't put it down its a very good story:-)

KimmyJo Cody~ I read this and I'm not a reader and I loved it wish it had more story to it!! But still enjoyed it

Michelle Behnke Baumgarten: I read it right away this morning and I didnt put it down till I finished it! I want more!!

Sandy Otto-Page wrote: "I just finished reading this. I really enjoyed it. Hope to read more like this soon. Very good read."

Mary Kuehl… Read the book…didn’t want it to end! Loved it & can’t wait for another!! Love the “keep you on the edge of your seat” type of stories! Great job!

Mar 02, 2012 DeAnna Felthauser 5.0 out of 5 stars

This is one of those stories that once you start, you can't put it down until your finished. A unique tale that will have you wanting more from this talented author. Seemingly innocently playing in the autumn leaves, Stephen and K.C. experience a spine tingling event that changes all of their lives forever. I can say you won't catch me playing in the leaves ever again!

5.0 out of 5 stars Give Me More!, February 20, 2012

I read this book & it left me wanting more from this author. I am an avid reader and truly loved this short story. Please consider me your fan, & keep them coming PLEASE!When It Leaves (~.~) Collette

One out-standing read!!!, February 13, 2012

Savannah Rayne 'leaves' the lights on for what some would think, a charming little tale. One of children playing in the Fall of nature watching the foliage tumbling down after. What could be so chilling indeed, with two little boys frolicking around the backyard trees. Ms. Rayne will have you asking as you venture through this amazing creation of twist and turns, what is coming around the corner? But this is without a doubt one read you will not figure it out!!!

Absolutely wonderful read to add to your collection. I look forward to seeing what Ms. Rayne has in store for us, she is a very talented novelist.

Robin Renee Ray

5.0 out of 5 stars When it Leaves - By Savannah Rayne, January 24, 2012

By T. Stanley "Lyn Croft" (CA, USA) -

This book hooked me right from the beginning, and I couldn't put it down till I finished. Excellent read, and highly recommended. Fast paced, and griping. You'll never look at the leaves of autumn the same way again. Heck, you'll never catch me playing in a leaf pile again!

Lyn Croft

5.0 out of 5 stars When It Leaves by Savannah Rayne, January 15, 2012

By Jennifer Gunn "J. Gunn" (Missouri, USA) -

Who would have thought the fall season would become so dangerous? Stephen and his brother KC never thought so either. But Stephen grows up despising fall and for good reason. How did he lose his twin and how does this tale end, go read it and find out, you won't be disappointed.

J. Gunn, Author

***When It Leaves is a mild horror story…creepiness being the main ingredient. I have taken an innocent childhood pastime and turned it into something you will second guess each autumn as the leaves swirl around your feet. Adults have found When It Leaves to be written in such a way that it is able to give the mature reader a creep factor while holding their attention, but that it doesn’t push the horror element to its ultimate limits. I feel it is also suitable for those who have may be looking to enter the world of literary horror one creepy page at a time.
~ Savannah Rayne
“K.C., I wanna go,” Steven turned towards K.C. to try to convince his brother to stop with the idea of being buried, when he saw something that made him stop talking mid-sentence and halt his footsteps. Where K.C. was lying on the ground, the leaves began to swirl in a large spiral. They lifted into the air, picking up in speed and quantity. The buzzing noise became louder, the high pitch was starting to hurt Steven’s ears. He watched spell bound as the vegetation lifted higher and higher, forming what looked like a tornado made of leaves to the five year old. The dead, autumn foliage that was covering K.C. seemed to come to life at the base of the leafy twister. The swirling mass was spinning so fast, just watching it was making him dizzy. Steven wanted to run but was frozen with fear, unable to move or scream for help.

Then he saw something that would give him nightmares for years to come. The leaves that had been covering K.C. were sucked up into the rapidly spinning leafy tornado, until the ground below was bare. Steven’s eyes were wide with terror. He opened his mouth and screamed but the buzzing was so loud, his voice seemed silent in the night. He stood there releasing scream after scream, watching the tornadic leaves spin faster and faster. His heart was racing, his head was spinning and he was starting to feel sick to his stomach. Yet Steven was oblivious to what his body was trying to tell him—to warn him. His focus was on one thing and one thing only, the ground below the twister was empty. K.C. was gone…vanished…disappeared.

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