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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

the danger looms ever closer - The Aeon Star by Lauren T. Hart

"It was a great read and not the same old thing that it seems like every author is trying to write about these days. I am definitely looking forward to reading more from this author."- Tracy, Goodreads

Description:

Jenny has never wanted for more than the simple, normal life she has; helping her parents care for her seven younger siblings, working for her dad at his church, going to college someday – hopefully in the fall. And one day, settling down with the boy next door to start a family of her own…

There’s just one problem. Jenny was never meant to have an ordinary life. She can ignore the nightmares, her parent’s overprotective natures, and even the sense that she doesn’t really belong. But try as she might, she can’t escape her destiny and when the dangers and secrets of a past she can’t remember come hunting for her, her simple life doesn’t just crumble it shatters.

Nick Grace is a researcher looking for a way to destroy an ancient evil – one that sounds hauntingly similar to Jen’s nightmares. Nick says he wants to help her find answers, but can she trust him? The inescapable pull she feels toward him whenever he’s near only makes her more unsure.

As the danger looms ever closer, she will have to make a stand against her enemies as well as her friends in this compelling urban-sci-fi page turner, with just the right amount of romance, that will keep you guessing up to the very last plot twist.

EXCERPT

She wasn't hidden, but he'd never found her here before. She stood alone atop a craggy rock that jutted up from the ocean several miles from the shore. The wind teased her long dark hair into the air and smoothed her gown against her skin. White tipped waves crashed against the rocks, wetting her bare feet and legs with salty sea. 

She could hear voices on the wind, the distant whisper of kindred souls that spoke of circumstance and sentiment and a forgotten life she'd left behind. She knew better than to listen, than to follow, than to find. It would only make the Hunter able to find her faster, but there was something different on the wind now, something had changed. There was an excitement among the masses — a sense of urgency — a unity that made them harder to ignore. They weren't just talking; they were calling out to her. 

Could she risk a closer look? Should she?
Something dark swept low across the horizon.
She crouched low to the rock. It might have been a trick of the senses but she wasn't willing to risk it. It was time to go. 

In an instant she was crouched next to a wall of stone in a sunny garden. Fresh greenery and tiny buds spoke of spring and the sun was high in the sky — whereas on her stony ocean perch the sky had only barely begun to hint toward dawn. 

A scatter of imagery flashed before her: hard ground, something blue, panicked screams, ordered shouts, the smell of blood, and the loom of death filled her senses; a forgotten memory she could no longer make sense of, but she knew... this is where the hunt had begun. 

"I will find you," a hollow voice whispered through her memory, low and dark. "I will finish what I started," The hollow voice grew louder, felt somehow closer. "Death is your destiny…” A

About the author:
Don't you just hate it when authors write about themselves in third person? I do. So, for this "about the author" you get me, talking about me. 

I've always loved stories. I began my writing career in the entertainment industry where, as one does in that field, I held a number of other job titles as well: director, producer, actor, voice actor, and on and on... But none of them could hold a candle to the joys and frustration of staring at a computer screen for hours on end, daydreaming, researching, constructing and reconstructing sentences that would ultimately be nixed during editing. Writing, some like to call it. Some say crazy, some say passionate. It's probably a bit of both. And I love it! As for me, just me -- I love to learn, to laugh to read, to write. I love to lounge about with friends and family and music. I have nerdish tendencies and overuse the word awesome. I love words and artistry and intangible magic. I think a lot-- it's one of my favorite pastimes. I'm prone to repeating myself and I loathe taking things too seriously. Some of my broad term areas of interest (at the moment) include: writing, reading, grammar, language, the human condition, creativity and the creative process, science fiction as well as science fact, the supernatural, animals, art, culture, the pursuit of happiness and the interrelatedness of all things.

I was born and then raised throughout the mountainous desert state of Utah, located in the western part of the USA, where I currently reside with my partner in life and love, our 3 sons and some dogs. Life is good.

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