Today we have an excerpt from Flick by Keira Des Anges. Flick is a paranormal romance about a teen with some pretty cool witchy powers! Check out the synopsis:
“Leanna Matthews enjoys flying below the radar. She does well in school, has a few close friends and hides the fact she's an astral-traveling telekinetic. But there's no escaping her creepy dreams or Simora, the bizarre little spirit lady, that suddenly pops out of nowhere to warn her against keeping secrets and predicts an encounter with a sinister evil. For the first time in forever someone...or something...is on to her.
But life turns around when Leanna meets Piper one sunny afternoon. She's inexplicably drawn to him, almost as if she's been waiting for him to come. Forbidden to have a boyfriend Leanna throws caution to the wind, lying to her family and friends to be with him, while ignoring Simora's ominous message.
Yet Piper has a secret of his own. He is on a mission and Leanna, unwittingly, is the key.”
Excerpt from Flick:
Leanna Matthews craved for ordinary in the least extraordinary way. She enjoyed a few close friends, shopping at the mall and perhaps a nice romance novel every now and again. Routine was good, early mornings were better…and life was extremely complicated.
She squirmed restlessly in Biology – the final, insufferable class of the day – listening to Ms. Alvarado drone on-and-on about non-polar bonds in her last, torturous act of the term. Somewhere between ‘atom’ and ‘electronegativity,’ Leanna nodded off, nearly conking her head on the desk while daydreaming of summer vacation: shopping, beach, friends, shopping, vacation, shopping, sun, shopping, but not necessarily in that order.
Someone snickered from behind, no doubt amused by her wobbly head. Her eyelids grew heavier. Shut-up Ms. Alvarado, she thought bitterly. Thank God that in less than 20 minutes ninth grade would be officially over! School, and all its stupid inhabitants (present company included), was history for a good two months; or rather two months too short - but it didn’t matter. Somewhere a beach chair sat waiting on white, fluffy sand and a plane ticket had her name stamped all over it. The fun was just about to begin!
Or so she thought.
That next morning, instead of awakening to the sweet taste of freedom, Leanna lay whimpering, shivering feverishly in her sleep. She curled tightly into a knot as a tiny beam of light crept through the shutters while she slept, casting eerie shadows on the wall; one of which grew abnormally in size until completely encircling the white canopy bed.Trembling, Leanna jumped up with a shout. A tiny moan, just barely heard in the stillness of the room, slowly escaped through her mouth.
“What… do… you… want?” she whined, unsure of who she was talking to, or if she was even awake or asleep.
Despite this confusion, she was startlingly aware of the damp, blue Aero sleep tee glued to her chest and the dreadful dry taste in her mouth. Beads of sweat crept from her wavy, brown hair, down her face, and onto the small of her neck, first pausing briefly to drop in her eye. Her supple fingers tore reflexively at the pink satiny sheets, and by the feel of soft fabric in her hands, Leanna determined she must, indeed, be awake.
By day, Keira des Anges has the distinct pleasure of assisting teenagers with disabilities find employment while helping empower one life at a time. By night, she is a writer and avid reader of anything spooky, magical and totally out of this world.
Keira is always a mother and a wife. Her children are her biggest inspirations and her husband is the rock that holds everything together while she continues writing and pursuing her dreams.
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