Welcome back to the Tuesday tease! I hope you’ve had a great week!
I’ve been busy around the clock, reading and rereading ETHEREAL KNIGHTS. I wish it was out already but I really want to make sure it’s the best it can be. Speaking of EK, I think it’s going to be complete and coverless so I’m kicking my cover artist into high gear because this needs to go quickly. Plus, ELYSIAN is whispering to me on the sidelines. Can I just say how much I LOVE being back on Paragon? I’ll miss Celestra once I’m through but I’m all ready to venture into Skyla’s new life post high school. Things are going to get interesting and heated. ;)
Off to the teasers!
ETHEREAL KNIGHTS (Ethereal rewritten from Logan and Gage’s perspective)
*Gage’s point of view
“Hey, you okay?” He rattles my shoulder like he’s waking me up from a bad dream. Little does he know, he’s the one who’s morphed into my worst nightmare.
“I’m great—just did one too many push-ups today gearing up for the big season. I think first games against East.”
“We’ll kill ‘em.” He looks past my shoulder. “Bree better show soon. She was supposed to start fifteen minutes ago. I’ll cover the shoes until she gets here.”
“You do that. I’m off the clock, boss. I’m out of here.”
“Go for it.” He socks me in the arm just enough to make it hurt. “Don’t worry about the game. We’re destined to win. Remember—when the Olivers go after what they want, they always get it.”
Logan jumps over the counter with a whistle on his lips, and I shake my head at how quickly everything’s falling to shit.
I wanted to say, what happens when two Oliver’s want the very same thing?
What then, genius?
EVANESCENT (The Countenance Trilogy 2)
*Cooper and Laken are in the transfer.
Laken’s point of view
“She said to meet her here.” Coop squeezes my hand as we enter a carpeted corridor. A blue glow emanates from the entry to our right and Coop doesn’t hesitate leading me inside.
“I recognize this place. It’s the room with the floating coffins.” Everything in me seizes as I take in the long glass tubes that extend from floor to ceiling. Bodies float inside, submerged in blue fluid. Their blank open gaze, their flesh uniformly sealed in body suits makes them look like an army of petrified soldiers. This was truly a killing field, a mass watery grave that begs for intervention.
“How many of these do you think have been stolen?” I ask just above a whisper.
Before Coop can answer, Ezrina scuttles into the room with her dark cloak emphasizing the hump over her back, her wild hair wafting in the breeze from behind.
ELYSIAN (The final book in the Celestra Series) (I’m working overtime for a spring release~!)
*Marshall to Skyla in front of Logan and Gage
“Slowly I will love you.” A lewd grin twitches at his lips. “Then of course you’ll beg for more, and I’ll be forced to comply.”
I glance over at Logan and Gage as they avert their eyes in disgust—disbelief. I don’t dare say a thing—that every word Marshall just breathed happened to be the God’s honest truth. A light drive into the future doesn’t lie too often, and I could tell by the look on my face that I wanted him more than the air in my lungs.
Hope you enjoyed!
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