So we didn’t quite reach our goal of 10 new followers and 850 Facebook fans, but you know what? I still can’t keep it in! Drum Roll please …*insert drumming noise here* … the title for Book 2 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy is:
Yep, Awakened. Oh, I can’t wait for you all to read it. I have had more fun with Book 2 than I did with Book 1. Now, I did promise a teaser, too, if we reached the goal. Again, can’t hold it in. But instead of a new one (well for some it will be new) I’m going to post a teaser that I gave to the wonderful Bridgette (http://bookwormbridgette.blogspot.com/2013/08/review-protected-ariya-adams-trilogy.html) in an author interview previously. Please note this version has not been through final edits. Enjoy!
I barely turned the knob on the front door when Caroline froze. Her head jerked to the side. “Get inside the house.” She hesitated only a moment longer before turning and pushing me through the door. She locked it behind her and whipped her cell phone out.
“Damn it,” she said under her breath as she shoved her phone into her back pocket.
“What’s wrong?” My heartbeat steadily started increasing. Caroline seemed concerned and James and Nick were still out there somewhere.
She didn’t answer me but turned towards the large windows in the family room. She looked around for a moment longer before shoving me to a bedroom adjacent to James’ “Get to that room, now. Lock the door and do not come out.”
“What? No, come with me. What’s going on?”
“Ariya, go. Please don’t argue. I’m fine, but I can’t worry about you if I’m going to handle this shit.”
“What do you mean handle this? I’m not leaving you,” I walked closer to her as I spoke.
“You will cause me to be distracted and that will put me in danger. Do you understand?” Her voice startled me and I turned heading for the room I hadn’t been in yet. I peeked back over at her as I got to the door. A noise at the front of the house made me jump.
“Now,” Caroline whispered urgently. She stood as if she was ready to pounce on something. “Not a word, Ariya, I mean it. And shut the door.”
Before I obeyed and shut the door, I heard a terrifying sound. It sounded like nails scraping down glass. Caroline’s body jerked from the front door over to the living room windows as a voice sounded from somewhere outside.
“Come out, come out wherever you are.” I heard. Frightened by the malice of the voice, I quickly shut the door I was hidden behind and locked it as instructed.
Caroline is fine, she’s a vampire. Whatever that is, she can handle it.
I tried convincing myself of her safety, but I was frightened. I could feel terror welling in my gut, creeping up into my chest and causing my breathing to become erratic.
Outside the door, I heard glass shatter followed by a snarl. Oh please, please let Care be okay, I prayed silently.
Noises outside the door increased. I could hear banging, growling, and tearing. I didn’t want to know what the tearing was. I was caught between wanting to do something to help and the words Caroline said to me about her being in more danger if I didn’t stay put. It sounded like a warzone outside the door, it couldn’t be good. Where were James and Nick?
Hope you liked it! So, what do you think of the title, Awakened???