Kiss of Fire
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn’t know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn’t want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won’t let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.
The scar is the reason she is being hunted.
If only she knew that she was.
If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.
Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.
EXCERPT FROM THE LATEST CROWN OF CINDERS:
“Are you hoping to find something to kill?” I teased, increasing my gait in an attempt to keep up with Wyn. Knowing I had to be quiet. Being loud while we were outside the cathedral was not smart.
Wyn, however, seemed to be trying to make as much noise as possible. Even her footfalls were deafening.
“I’m not saying it would be a bad thing.” Her voice was a heavy mumble as she finally came to a stop.
Pulling a weathered and wrinkled map out of her back pocket, she consulted it, peering through the hole in her palm like it was some kind of periscope.
“If you want to use it like that, you should get a magnifying glass inserted.” I tried to ignore the way my stomach flipped and flopped at the imagery. Then I turned away, letting my magic flow over the darkened streets we were stopped in.
I supposed, if we were going to be loud and obnoxious, I should at least make certain we were as safe and guarded as possible.
“Don’t think that it hasn’t crossed my mind,” she said with a wink, pressing the mangled hand flat in the air. “But I worry it would mess up my magic, and it has such a pretty little circular array right now.”
I would grant her that. Whatever that blade had done to her hand had not only made it impossible for me to heal, but her magic flew around in new and, should we say, unique ways.
“Just conjure glass into it, and you’re all set,” I said absently, my focus two streets away on a Vilỳ that was picking through garbage.
Luckily, looking at Wyn’s map, our target was in the opposite direction. As long as I could keep her quiet, we would be good.
“I think that’s the best thing you have said all day,” Wyn hissed in an eager whisper, balling up the map then shoving it into the back pocket of her filthy jeans. Not like mine were much better. We were in desperate need of a washing machine. “Of course, then I couldn’t torment Jaromir and his angry, little counterpart. It’s so fun to make them squirm.”
Rebecca Ethington is an internationally bestselling author with almost 700,000 books sold. Her breakout debut, The Imdalind Series, has been featured on bestseller lists since its debut in 2012, reaching thousands of adoring fans worldwide and cited as “Interesting and Intense” by USA Today’s Happily Ever After Blog.
From writing horror to romance and creating every sort of magical creature in be-tween, Rebecca’s imagination weaves vibrant worlds that transport readers into the pages of her books. Her writing has been described as fresh, original, and groundbreaking, with stories that bend genres and create fantastical worlds.
Born and raised under the lights of a stage, Rebecca has written stories by the ghost light, told them in whispers in dark corridors, and never stopped creating within the pages of a notebook.