Ravine Lereux

January Quick Bite – a short story by E. Denise Billups


  • Genre:  Supernatural short story
  • Amazon link: http://mybook.to/Amazon_RavineLereux
  • Length: < 8,000 words
  • Age range: Suitable for adults and young adults 12+
  • Formats available for the Tour: all standard electronic formats

About Ravine Lereux

Olivia and Edward Lereux live a quiet life with their chocolate Border collie, Axel in a picturesque cottage flanked by Maine’s blustery cliffs, far from town and people. Outwardly, their lives appear normal, but they’re not ordinary people. The Lereux family is cursed with something that has claimed their ancestors many years.

When Ravine Lereux receives a distressing letter from her Uncle Edward, she must return to a place she swore never to return, a place that’s haunted by something, an abnormal presence she feared as a child. Now she must face it again. As she races to the aid of her aunt and uncle, she makes an unsettling discovery about herself and her family.


Praise for Ravine Lereux:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“I would stand in line to read anything written by E. Denise Billups. She has the rare ability to blend beautiful writing, compelling, complex characters, and an engaging storyline. In the short story Ravine Lereux, Billups brings these elements together to elicit every emotion with some of the most powerful being fear and anticipation. Ravine Lereax is a story about a family and a curse seen through the eyes of two women, one young, beautiful and about to come to an awakening and one old, fading but about to find acceptance in transformation.” Amazon review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“The writing is just wonderful. It took me about 50 minutes to get through this book, and it’s amazing how quickly I grew fond of the main characters, and felt all the emotions meant for me to feel. It’s a complex plot in a small amount of words, and not once did I feel like the story fell short. Ah, this is such a good story! I liked the air of mystery surrounding the plot. I enjoyed the pacing, which kept me compelled to continue reading. Honestly, I read this twice over two days because I was just enthralled with the story. Beautiful writing, wonderful story. I had no trouble deciding to give this 5 well-deserved stars. ” Amazon review

About the Author

Imagine sultry winds, dusk, pitch-black, and haunting Alabama spirits, unseen in the cloak of night, whispering their stories. A familiar aura the Deep South carved into E. Denise Billups’ youth before moving at the age of nine to New York City—a stark contrast to her natal roots. However, the south remains deeply rooted in her mind as she crafts worlds from her city dwelling.

She is an author with a rare mixture of Southern and Northern charm, born in Monroeville Alabama and raised in New York City where she currently resides and works in finance and as a freelance columnist. A burgeoning author of fiction, she has published three suspense novels—Kalorama Road, Chasing Victoria, By Chance, and three supernatural short stories, The Playground, Rebound and Ravine Lereux. An avid reader of magical realism, mystery, suspense, and supernatural novels, she was greatly influenced by authors of these genres.

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