Friday, June 29, 2012

Medusa: A love story review

It's said love can change a person. Medusa
wasn't always a monster...

Medusa is ruled by duty, to her Titan father and
the Goddess Athena. She's no room for the
tenderness her warrior guard, Ariston, stirs.
When Olympus frees her from service, her heart
leads her into the arms of the guard she loves...
and curses her as the creature with serpent locks.

Ariston goes to war with a full heart... and
dreadful foreboding. He learns too late of the
danger Medusa faces, alone, and a Persian blade
sends him into the Underworld. But death, curses, nor the wrath of the Gods will
keep him from returning to her.

Poseidon will use Greece's war to get what he wants: Medusa. He does not care
that she belongs to another. He does not care that she will be damned. He is a God,
an Olympian, and she will be his.

book trailer:

My review:

Medusa has always been a bit of a mystery to me, always portrayed as a monster. This story has changed my mind, she is shown as a young woman full of love and compassion. Always pulled in many different directions, she stays loyal to her goddess. Sasha Summer has opened my eyes to an amazing character I never would have met.
This was a really fun read, full of love, loss, and adventure. I grew to love Medusa and Ariston as though they were old friends as I read this book. I've always loved stories with Greek mythology in them, and this one for sure did not disappoint me. If you gte a chance, pick this book up and read it!!

About the author:

Sasha Summers is part gypsy. Her passions have always been storytelling, history,
and travel. It's no surprise that her books visit times past, set in places rich with
legends and myth. Her first play, 'Greek Gods and Goddesses' (original title, right?
), was written for her Girl Scout troupe.

She's been writing ever since. She loves getting lost in the worlds and characters
she creates; even if she frequently forgets to run the dishwasher or wash socks
when she's doing so.

Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super
understanding and supportive.

Sasha is an active member of RWA and several Texas Chapters. A self-proclaimed
movie-addict, she is full of all sorts of useless movie tidbits and trivia.

Facebook Author Page:



Twitter: @sashawrites


Thursday, June 28, 2012

New blog alert

Hey guys, I started a brand new book blog!! I'm really excited about it. I'm going to be reviewing more books on it, so this one can focus more on my writing and hosting other author's for interviews and whatnot. I'll still most likely post some non book related stuff for a while until I switch all my hosting over to the other one. Please come check it out, and follow along on all the craziness!!

Guest post from Sarah and Staci

We are here today to interview Allison Wright, one of the newest members of the Red Ridge Pack. Of course, a non-disclosure has been signed, and this information is strictly confidential and should not be discussed outside of our Pack, the Silver Ridge Pack, and is under no circumstances to be shared with outsiders.
Together the Red Ridge and Silver Ridge Packs have recently been discussing a partnership. As our numbers have been dwindling over the years, it is of utmost importance that we begin to work together to strengthen our Packs, so I want to welcome Allison and thank her for allowing us to interview her today.

Jessica: Thanks for meeting with me today, Allison. I know you and your family are just getting settled in, but we are interviewing important members of the Red Ridge Pack to help introduce you all to our Pack. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Allison: Nice to meet you, Jessica. As you already know, my family and I have just moved in, so to be honest, I don’t know much about the Pack as of yet. We have only met the alpha, Marcus and his wife, Noel and a couple of kids our age.
Jessica: Oh yeah? Did you happen to meet Cade or Kendall?
Allison: Cade wasn’t around, but Kendall sure was. I don’t think she likes me very much. The others were really nice though. Not that Kendall wasn’t… I don’t know, never mind.
Jessica: What do you mean?
Allison: She just seems a bit… you know, what? Can we just change the subject? Kendall was fine. I don’t know why I said anything.
Jessica: Well, tell us about you then. You have a brother about your age, right?
Allison: Yeah, Aiden. He is a year older than me. I’m sure you’ll meet him soon. He is much more outgoing than I am. I think he’s already made fast friends with some of the Pack.
Jessica: So I hear that you both just recently found out that you were Weres. I bet that came as quite a shock.
Allison: Boy is that true. It was definitely a shock, to say the least. My mom left the Pack a long time ago and never told us. I guess once we started exhibiting some changes, she decided it was time to fess us [laughs briefly].
Jessica: Well, I guess so. She couldn’t keep you in the dark forever. How do you feel after all of these changes? It can’t be easy.
Allison: I’m not quite sure how I feel about it all. It’s going to take some time to get used to, but I’m glad we’re here. I think the change would have been much more difficult had we stayed in Houston. It’s just a lot to take in, you know? [smiles]
Jessica: Yes, I suppose it would be. If you don’t mind me asking, have you had your first transformation?
Allison: No, not yet. Is it strange that I’m a bit terrified about the whole thing?
Jessica: Not at all. I think we all felt a bit antsy the first time, and we all knew what we were in for. I can only imagine the surprise when you first learned that you were a Were.
Allison: Surprise? Yes, you could say that. It’s all a little intimidating, I guess.
Jessica: Well, let me assure you, you’re in good hands here. The Red Ridge Pack is one of the oldest, most powerful Packs around. Our Pack is excited that we might be partnered with you all in the near future. I know your grandparents are elders. Will your mother be following in their footsteps?
Allison: I have no idea. She hasn’t said anything.
Jessica: I guess with all that’s transpired as of late, she probably hasn’t even thought about it. Anyway, it was so good to meet you, Allison. I hope to see you again soon and meet your brother. Thanks for taking a time out to talk with me. I will let you get back to unpacking.
Allison: Thanks. It was nice meeting you, too [smiles].
And there you have it - our first interview with Allison Wright, a brand new member of the Red Ridge Pack. Be on the lookout for my interview with her brother, Aiden, in the near future.

Well, thanks, that was really fun!! Hope to do it again soon :)

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It's giveaway time!

I haven't done a giveaway on here for a while, so lets do one!! Up for grabs, 3 ebook copies of Mark of the Witch!! Fill out the rafflecopter below and enter to win!! Good luck

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Blood Jewel by Georgia Cates

With the mystery of Chansey Leclaire and Curry Brennan’s connection solved, they are free to explore their newfound love for one another. Or so they thought...

When Marsala uses a witch and black magic to discover Curry’s whereabouts, he and Chansey are left with no choice. The newly engaged couple is forced to relocate away from their families at the new compound in Savannah, which causes some major changes in the plans for their upcoming wedding.

Relocating to Savannah might have saved Curry and Chansey from being discovered by Marsala, but it doesn’t stop her attempts to reach Curry or her efforts to harm Chansey through the use of black magic. As Marsala closes in, Curry faces the decision he never wanted to make. Will he keep Chansey human or condemn her to eternity as the thing he hates most?

As Curry waits for his hand to be forced, a newly turned vampire arrives at the Savannah compound in need of help. Not only is she a fledgeling in transition, she brings reports of escaping from a vampire cult still in possession of her sister, a human. Any attempt to save the captive human from a cult of vampires puts everyone in jeopardy. Can they risk entering a large cult to save one human being? And is so, how could they possibly do it successfully?

Love will grow. New mysteries will arise. A battle will ensue. A Blood Jewel will be found.

About the Author:

I reside in rural Mississippi with my wonderful husband, Jeff, and our two beautiful daughters.

I spent thirteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before I decided to pursue my dream of becoming an author.

Blood of Anteros, Book One in The Vampire Agápe Series, was my first novel and it was released in September 2011.

I decided to step away from the paranormal genre to try my hand at a young adult romance and I loved it. It was so much fun, I plan to do it again in the near future.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Mysti Parker guest post

Hello my lovelies, we're joined today by author Mysti Parker. She is going to share a really awesome post with all of us. I hope you guys enjoy it!

An Evening with the Cast of Serenya’s Song, #2: Jayden

Setting: The Wasted Witch

Is this seat taken? I’m new in town. Jayden Ravenwing at your service. Could I buy you a

Oh, you have one already. I suppose I’ve lost my touch. I’m not usually one to indulge in
alcohol, but I think tonight calls for something stronger than gingerroot tea. Mmm, now I know
why Barnaby’s Ale is so famous. My partner, Lillyanne raves about The Wasted Witch so often,
I had to see it for myself. It’s my nature to be curious, after all. It’s served me well in my work.

Ah, now you’re curious. Why, I’m just a simple wood-elf and musician, nothing more.
We must be inquisitive, particularly when it comes to music.

Like the singer over there—you’re captivated too, I can tell. As soon as I walked in, her
voice ensnared me. Not to mention her beauty. Raven black hair, blood red lips, skin as ivory as
the piano keys she commands so well.

I know what you’re thinking, but I’m not that man anymore. Not since Caliphany.

See that indentation on my ring finger? I’m surprised there’s even one there. I wore my
wedding band for such a short time. I shouldn’t even be talking about her, but what better place
to share one’s sorrows than a tavern?

Besides, Caliphany’s happy now. Back in Galadin’s arms. The two of them and Mollie—
a family of three, just like they were meant to be.

I know you haven’t a clue of whom I’m speaking. You think I’m angry, but I’m not.
Anger serves no purpose. Neither does self-pity, but here I am, nonetheless, downing my second
mug of ale. And that song—have you heard it before? I swear if I sit here much longer, that dark-
haired angel behind the piano will unearth every secret I have.

In another time, I would have swaggered over there, bowed, and applied my most
charming smile. She would have been in my bed by midnight.

You doubt my prowess? All you have to do is mention my name in Leogard to learn of
all the hearts I’ve left in my wake. Now you’re thinking I’m a shallow cad, and you’re right. I
was, but even as I drifted from one woman’s bed to the next, none of them compared to
Caliphany. Not one. And, as fate would have it, she finally became mine.

What’s that old saying—be careful what you wish for? Have a look at me if you want to
see that idiom in the flesh.

And there’s the final note. Did you get chills, too? I would applaud, but that performance

deserves something more than such a paltry gesture.

Save my seat. I’ll be back shortly.

If you want to see what Jayden has up his sleeve, pick up your copy today at the links below
or leave a comment for your chance to win a Kindle or PDF copy of Serenya’s Song. Winners
will be drawn at the end of the tour (July 9), and ONE winner from all tour stops combined will
receive a signed print copy.

In the fantasy world of
Tallenmere, no one ever said love
was easy... Serenya Crowe may be
a half-elf commoner, but she's no
ordinary woman. With the ability
to interpret dreams, and a birth
defect that forces her to wear
gloves, she’s endured small-town
gossip and the cruelty of her
husband, Sebastian, The Earl of
Summerwind. All she's ever
wanted is to live a quiet life and
raise a family. When she meets the new stranger in town, her world and her heart, are turned upside
down. Wood-elf Jayden Ravenwing is an ex-secret agent who wants nothing more than to
forget matters of the heart. He left the bustle of Leogard and his failed marriage to make a fresh start in
Summerwind. He never planned to fall in love again, especially with the enchanting Serenya Crowe. When a strange portal opens on the Crowe property at the edge of town, Jayden is thrown into an investigation, knowing that if he fails, Serenya and everyone in Summerwind may die. Together, he and Serenya must
overcome an ancient evil, and their own inner demons, to save Summerwind and find the love they've always dreamed of.


Author Bio:

Mysti Parker is a full time
wife, mother of three, and a
writer. Her first novel, A
Ranger’s Tale was published
in January, 2011 by Melange
Books, and is the first in a
fantasy romance series. She
is also the proud writer of
Unwritten, a blog voted #3
for eCollegeFinder’s Top
Writing Blogs award.




Twitter: @MystiParker

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A Ranger’s Tale: Melange Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords

Serenya’s Song: Melange Books

Friday, June 15, 2012

Immortal Voyage and Taming the Wolf release day blitz
Please join Stephanie and C.G. on their event page on FB, there will be lots of games, prizes, and chatting with the authors!

Immortal Voyage by C.G. Powell
A Terra Stellar Novel
Before the time of the great pyramids, there was a place like none other, a city of glass and metal rising from the depths of the ocean. Shrouded in mist, the island of Hy-Brasil and its capital Atlantis lay hidden from the rest of the world by its people, a race of long lived, interstellar nomads.

What secrets would you keep to save your kingdom? On the Queen’s deathbed, the sonless King Aldric is force into a promise to allow his five daughters to marry for love. A promise he wished he had never made, and one he will have to break to save the kingdom.

The youngest of five daughters, Jael, spent most of her time at her father’s side learning to run a kingdom. Believed to be the King’s favorite, Jael is shocked when he betroths her to a longtime friend of his, Prince Sarik of Hy-Brasil. Soon she will learn that world is full of secrets and one of them is her very own birth. Will the secret that bonds her to Sarik be the ultimate downfall of a kingdom?

Available at Amazon B&N Smashwords

Taming the Wolf by Stephanie Nelson
The Anna Avery Series – Book 1
Attacked by a wolf while hiking in the mountains, Anna Avery's life just got a little hairier. Living in the Big Horn mountains in Wyoming, with a group of werewolves who are more animal than human, Anna must try to hold onto her human side. It's not easy when the alpha continues to persuade her into his bed, while another wolf is chomping at the bit to become her mate. To top it all off, dead bodies are showing up and it just so happens that Anna was the last to see them alive. She'll have to work to prove her innocence and taming the wolf who bites first and asks questions never.
Available at – Amazon B&N Smashwords

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Nichole Chase cover reveal

Author Nichole Chase has made new covers for her books Mortal Obligation, and Mortal Defiance. I think they look amazing, what do you think??

Mortal Obligation

Ree will face the darkest form of betrayal before the year is out.

Seventeen year old Ree McKenna has three goals: get through high school, convince her crush she is more than his best friend’s little sister, and save money for college. Fate, though, has other plans for her. After the untimely death of her older brother, Ree is haunted by dreadful nightmares and terrifying visions. To make matters worse, Ree has started to suspect that something dangerous is stalking her from the shadows.

A night full of frightening surprises leaves Ree with unsettling news. Gifted by the gods with unusual powers, she must devote herself to a battle that could very well lead to not only her death, but the demise of everyone she knows and loves. After all, Ree is the only mortal standing between the Earth and utter darkness.

Mortal Defiance

One short week turned Ree McKenna’s life upside down. Not only does she have the weight of the world on her shoulders, but she still has to juggle homework, a job, and a curfew. While Ree tries to find her footing amidst the chaos, the Dark Ones and their champion are busy hunting down any humans that have a touch of the gods running through their veins. Allies have turned into foes, and enemies have become stronger.

The world is growing darker, but the passion between Ree and two irresistible guys blazes hotter. Romantic ties from a past life will threaten to break Ree away from the love of her life and will cloud her judgment. In order to follow her heart, Ree will break rules put in place by the gods, risking her life and the lives of her friends in an act of Mortal Defiance.

Amazon buy links:

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Mortal Defiance:

Barnes and Noble:

Mortal Obligation:

Mortal Defiance:

My links:
Twitter: @NicholeChase

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Unbound by Lola James

Ok, so I just have to say that Lola is amazing, I've read all of her work and I always want more. Today is the release day of Unbound book 2 in the Spellbound series. Lola has kindly given us an excerpt from Unbound.....*squee*

Toni went from being a doctor, to the lover of a god in an instant. Remembering who she was, she's now torn between her past self and her current love. Ben is stunned when Toni leaves and at the arrival of his long lost love, Catherine, but her arrival doesn't eradicate Toni from his mind. Unlikely allies will team up to get Toni back from the Lord of the Underworld, Hades, but it's not Hades they need to worry about.


I picked up a strawberry and ate it as I wondered: Why would Hades want me if he has a wife? The more I thought about it, the angrier I became. I wasn’t in the habit of sleeping with married men. I prepared to go to him, sick with the news that I was no more than a mistress. I turned to walk toward Hades’ office. I stood in the hallway in front of Hades’ office before placing my hand on the door. It was amazing how that the mildew smell had just become natural to me—I didn’t think twice about it anymore. I pushed open the door and walked in.
“I was waiting for you, my sweet,” Hades said the moment he saw me.
The anger I had felt dissipated at the look in his eye. He smiled as I walked slowly over to him behind the black glass desk. I outlined the edge with my finger before I took my place in Hades’ waiting lap.


Where can you find Lola?? Well, you can find her at any one of these places :)
Fate Series Blog:
Spellbound Series Blog:

Other books by Lola James
Fates design
Bound to Remember
Barnes and Noble:
Fates Design

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Echo of an Earth Angel

Echo of an Earth Angel is now Available!!!

Sarah M. Ross, author of Awaken, has released her new Young Adult
Paranormal novel. Echo of an Earth Angel (Book 1 of the Earth Angel
Trilogy) is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

About the Book:

18 year old Tessa Copeland barely survived the worst year of her life—in fact, it was a miracle. After making it through the tragedy that killed both of her parents, she’s left to pick
up the pieces of her life. Combating the holes in her memory and the concern of her friends was hard enough, but a new talent threatens to destroy everything she’s trying to reclaim.

David Allegri didn’t mean to ruin Tessa’s life. She was the brightest soul he’d seen in centuries and he couldn’t let her die, so the fallen angel used his abilities to heal her—only he took it too far and changed Tessa forever. Now, he has to figure out a way to explain
what’s happening to Tessa and somehow protect both of them from the consequences.

His choice made them targets for the Hunters, who will use any means necessary to capture their prey. Only a desperate plan can help them escape, and sacrifices will be made. Time is ticking. Will they make it, or will they be lost to the echoes of fate?


$2.99 for ebook

$11.99 for Paperbacks. (Autographed copies available at

About the Author:

I started my obsession with reading at an early age, getting in trouble
for sneaking BabySitter Club and Nancy Drew books into math class in
elementary school. I would read any fiction book I could get my hands
on. I knew it was an addiction when instead of grounding me from TV
or music, my mom would take away my books as punishment (The
Horror!). My love of all things paranormal was inspired by my good
friend Laurie, who convinced me that books with vampires, witches,
and all things shifter were amazing. After a little reluctance, I gave it a
shot with the Sookie Stackhouse books, realized she was right, and the
rest was history. I grew up in Pittsburgh, graduated from The
University of Pittsburgh with my degree in English, and taught 8th
graders to love reading as much as I do for several years. I will always be a proud member
of the Steelers Nation, but I couldn't take the cold and moved my frozen tush to Florida
where I now live with my family and two cats. You will find me now with my trusty Kindle in
hand and toes in the sand!When I'm not writing or reading, I am probably partaking in my
favorite vice: sunbathing. I know it's wrong, but I love the feeling on the hot sun on my
skin and could lay in it for hours. I do live in Florida for a reason!

Please feel free to contact me!


Monday, June 11, 2012

Mayan Lover by Wendy S Hales

Escaping the brutality of her past and following
in her father's archaeological footsteps, Gwen Kramer's love of Mayan
civilization uncovers more than artifacts when an ancient myth walks into her present, very real … and extremely sexy. Giving love a second chance isn't Gwen's greatest challenge, just her greatest fear.
Arka's destiny as Journeyer for the gods takes him on a 2600 year passage to find the Moon Goddess who's walked in his dreams
since childhood. However, the shock at finding her clad in khaki shorts, hiking boots and covered in dirt is nothing compared to the one he receives when his true destiny is revealed.
When past and present collide, Gwen and Arka's love
may not survive the forces threatening to destroy their future ...

Buy this amazing book!! Wendy is an amazing author, you won't be disappointed!

Amazon Mayan Lover

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Getting back to normal

Well, the release has come an gone, I have to say it was a resounding success. I'm so happy with how everything went. Now, I'm slowly getting my life back to normal. I've been writing a ton on a new wip titled Love and Blood (check out a sneak peak here It's very different than Mark of the Witch, and it's been really fun to write so far. I'm also slowly but surely co-writing a book with author Andrea DiGiglio, it's going to be pretty amazing when we finally get it finished. Hope you all have a fantastic day!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Drasmyr by Matthew D Ryan

In a world of wizards and vampires a
clever man may make a fortune. But
hunting the undead is no small task, as
Coragan the bounty hunter will soon
find out. He will need all his wits and
the help of his comrades to succeed this
time. Together, they must pit themselves
against a creature so old time itself
bends knee, an ancient vampire by the
name of Lucian val Drasmyr. Read
Drasmyr, a dark fantasy novel by
Matthew D. Ryan.

We vampires do not make easy prey.
Our weaknesses are few, our strengths
many. Fear is something we do not
know, and death but a distant memory.
So tread softly, pray to your god, and gird yourself with silver when the moons
arise and night’s dark prince awakens. We fear not the wizard, nor the warrior,
neither rogue, nor priest; our strength is timeless, drawn from darkness and we
know no master save the hot lust of our unending hunger. We long for blood, your
blood and no blade, nor spell, nor clever artifice, can keep us long from our prize.
Feel our teeth at your throat, your life ebb from you, and know as darkness comes
to claim you that the price of your folly is your everlasting soul.

About the Author

Matthew D. Ryan is a
published author living in
upstate New York on the
shores of Lake
Champlain. He has a
background in
philosophy, mathematics,
and computer science. He
also has a black belt in
the martial arts and
studies yoga. He has been
deeply involved in the
fantasy genre for most of
his life as a reader, writer, and game designer. He believes he saw the legendary
Lake Champlain Monster (a.k.a Champy) once and he has a cat named Confucius.


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Twitter Handle: MatthewDRyan1

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Shae Wynters interview

We are joined tody by author Shae Wynters, she's been kind enough to answer some questions for us!

1. Tell us about Lexia, how did she come about?

Lexia’s story came to me shortly before I started writing A Skinwalker’s Legacy. When I
write, I usually think of a situation and then I think about what type of characters that world
would inhabit and then the story grows from there.

With Lexia, I knew I wanted someone who worked with the police but wasn’t a police officer
herself. She would have special abilities that allowed her to solve cases and especially
introduce the opening conflict that would get the story going. Lexia turned out to be a fun
character. I consider her a mix of Vicki Nelson (from the Blood Books and Blood Ties tv
series by Tanya Huff) and Sara Pezzini of Witchblade fame with the appearance of actress
Kerry Washington.

2. Tell us something people would find surprising about you.

I’m a gamer. I love video games, especially RPGs and I’ve always been into roleplaying
since I was a teen. There’s something about immersing oneself in a story that really gets the
creative juices running, especially when roleplaying a particular character. I gained a few
new story ideas from those instances!

3. Do you have any phobias?

Germs and complete and utter darkness.

4. What is your favorite genre to write?

Probably almost anything speculative. I love creating worlds and rules for them. Seems like
almost anything can happen and it really gets my creativity rolling!

5. Do you have a favorite author?

Oh man, there are so many good ones. It’s tough to choose one! I would probably go with
Anne Rice because her Vampire Chronicles were so influential in my own work.

6. What’s next for you?

I’m currently working on a contemporary romance with this pen name, two continuing series
on my main pen and some novellas including a historical romance and short sci-fi romance.
I have a full plate but time has definitely been testing me lately!

About the Author

Shae Wynters is the pen name of an award winning, best selling author who has been writing for more than twenty years and has been professionally published for eleven years. A bonafide vampire, fantasy, sensual romance and speculative fiction lover, Shae sometimes meshes all these elements together for a rip roaring story to entertain her spectrum of readers.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Mark of the Witch is finally here!!!

Well boys and girls, the day is finally upon us, Mark of the Witch is for sale! So very excited, thank you all for joining me on this crazy ride called writing a book. I hope you all fall in love with Jilly and William as much as I did. A special thanks to Melissa Chase for bringing Jilly to life on my cover. Also a huge thank you To Russ Turner of Russ Turner Photography for capturing my vision. Click the picture to purchase.


“You may as well come out,” she called. “I know you’re in there.” Both girls scanned the trees for any trace of movement.

Finally, off to their left, a figure emerged from the thick brush. It was a man neither of them recognized. He was short and wiry, with bright red hair and freckles. Jilly thought he was almost too adorable to be afraid of. Almost being the operative word. He came to a stop about six feet in front of them and held up his hands in a gesture of peace.

“I don’t mean you any harm,” he said, reiterating the gesture. “I’m only here to set up a meeting between you and Sabine,” he said as he nodded his head in Jilly’s direction.

“And what if I don’t agree to this meeting? Will you mean us harm then?” she asked as she slowly rubbed her palms together. She felt the familiar reassuring tingle in her fingers.

“Sabine doesn’t want you hurt. She just wants to talk, but if I have to hurt you I will.” He walked a step or two closer. The look on his face was anything but friendly.

“I’d stay where you are if I were you,” Jilly said forcefully. “You really don’t know me.” She rubbed her palms faster. Her palms and fingers were glowing by now.

The man looked at her and shrugged before charging toward her. Jilly put up her hands and grabbed his arm; he went down fast. She kept a hold of his arm until she felt the warmth in her hands start to fade, and yelled for Caroline to make a run for it.