Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Dream Slayer series by Jill Cooper

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Resolve  EbookThe epic two book finale starts here. The stakes are higher. And the enemy is one of their own. It's all come to this. This moment in time. Everything Natalie Johnson has fought for. Newly promoted paladin commander Natalie Johnson is about to bring the demonire tracking system online. If she's successful Meadow's Creek may finally be safe from bloodsuckers. If not, the egg on her face will be enough to make a gourmet omelet. But when old friends and foes begin showing up in town under questionable circumstance, it's clear something new is on the horizon. The murder of a prominent official threatens to cripple the brittle peace Natalie has brought to town. Alternate realities and timeline jumps all converge revealing truths, deceptions and worst of all, roads not taken. Natalie must face her worst fears, her biggest regrets, and most of all a deep longing that nothing will ever be the same again. Meanwhile a long sought after ally brings them all to the brink of madness. And his betrayal? Could be the biggest heartbreak of them all. In the tradition of young adult vampire fiction such as Twilight and Buffy the Vampire slayer, comes The Dream Slayer.

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Fury Ebook  The 2nd part in the epic finale starts here. Once [SPOILER] believed in her and now, one last time, Natalie will put everything to the test to bring him back. But with half of Natalie’s team in critical condition, the fight won’t be easy. WOMP’s order to shoot [CENSORED] on sight to protect their vast empire of secrets will pit Natalie against the organization she’s been faithful to since she first heard the word paladin. Now that relationship will be put to the test. Natalie will find a way to restore his soul, no matter the risks. No matter the stakes. Even if it means revealing her identity and location to her mortal enemy. And the end? Well, it might just prove to be the very beginning. In the tradition of young adult vampire fiction such as Twilight and Buffy the Vampire slayer, comes The Dream Slayer.

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Excerpt:

"Don't go all afternoon special on me." Natalie knew all of this because already it was in control. Already it had its grip on her. "I know I'm being stupid. I know I never should have started. But when I couldn't say no to the package of cookies, when I started eating again for more than just nourishment." Natalie shook her head and she couldn't even look at him. "You have any idea how much stress I am under?"

"Yes." Damien said softly. "Yes, I do and it's a lot to bear. But you have friends, colleagues, a boy that loves you. You don't need to do it alone."

Natalie twisted on her heels and chewed on the inside of her lip. "Yes, I do because they look to me. They look to see if I'm okay. If I have a plan. And if I didn't? It'd fall apart. And this town would fall apart too. And I'd be responsible for just one more failure. One more thing that got away. I won't do it again. Won't."

Damien consoled her, his strong arms wrapped around her frame and Natalie wanted to melt into him, but she pushed him away instead. "Why is it always you?" She asked, her chin quivering. "Anyone else could be there in my time of need. The times when I am ready to bare my soul, but why is it always you?"

"I don't have an answer to that. Maybe I'm ready to see your faults and struggles when others aren't."

"I hate that it's you and can't be Tristan." Natalie said with a glare.

Damien's jaw tensed. "I'm sorry. If I could fade away..."

Natalie shook her head. "I don't want that either, that's the part that makes me angry with myself. I should wish you away, but I can't."

"There's no chance for us." Damien said.

"None." Natalie agreed.

"So why do I keep thinking of kissing you all the time?"

"Maybe for the same reason I keep wishing you would." Natalie hung onto his neck an when he came down to kiss her, Natalie trembled. Every part of her quivered in his arms. For her lips to be pressed up against his, was a piece of forbidden fruit she couldn't have. But one her heart desired and that tasted so good. Just one more taste, one more kiss, and when his tongue entered her mouth, Natalie thought she might never let him go.

"NATALIE JOHNSON TO THE CONFERENCE ROOM!" It was Regina's voice, loud and booming.

Slowly and with regret, Natalie pulled away. "I've got to go. I'm sorry."

Damien nodded and stroked her hair back. "Do I stay and fight for you? Is that what you want? What would you have me do?"

"I...I can't do this right now. I'm sorry. Really." Natalie didn't have an answer. Not right then. It wasn't fair, she was being cruel, Natalie knew that. But she didn't want to use Damien. And she didn't want to lead him on, but she just couldn't say good-bye. Not yet. Maybe not ever.


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About the Author:

I could write this in the third person. I could tell you what I like, where I was born, and what my favorite things are.

But instead, I'll say I don't want to write like everyone else. I don't want to craft stories you've read a thousand times before. I want my novels to be a cinematic experience, blending themes, genres, and situations unlike any you've ever read.

I want to break the rules. I want you to break out in a cold sweat as you read my books out of fear, love, and excitement. I want my books to be an experience. When you finish, I want you to feel something. Good or bad.

If you do, then I'll have succeeded. If not, I'll keep trying. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Newsletter | Literary Addicts | Goodreads | Tsu  

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