Apr 10, 2013

TimeSpell Excerpts




Timespell Excerpt: Angie

With a flick of her wrist, Angie lit the candelabras lining the
wall. She shouldn’t have gone this far into the backstage labyrinth
of the opera house without Kaitlyn and Julia. Listening to them
fight, hearing the loathing in Kaitlyn’s words, made up her mind.
She had decided to slip away on her own. And now she couldn’t
go back. Not when she sensed the magic drawing her forward. Its
pull was irresistible.

She turned a corner, lifting her hand to release a shimmer of
light. It trailed to where the hall opened up to reveal a stage. She
had circled the entire opera house.

Despite the layers of her gown, Angie shivered. The magic
grew stronger with each step she took. Her eyes slid closed as
her entire body pulsed with warm energy that swelled inside her,
filling her like a breath that wouldn’t end.

The music from the masked ball became louder as she neared
the stage. She took another step then froze at the sight of a door.
Beneath it, light shone against the gloom.

Light. And the shadow of footsteps.

Her heart buzzed behind her ribcage as she raised her hand
again, opening the door with a gentle nudge of magic.
In TIMESPELL, the brash and impulsive Julia must team up with her sweet and straight-laced best friend, Angie, and the malicious and power-hungry Kaitlyn in order to keep the witch-like powers of her inheritance. But these powers come at a cost. The girls are bound to serve the Fates, and their first mission sends them back in time to Marie Antoinette’s Paris and eventually, into the chaos and war of the French Revolution.
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 Timespell Excerpt: Julia

The teacher went on. Julia tried to stay awak, but it was like the woman
spoke in a hypnotic voice on purpose. She could practically hear
her saying, “You’re getting sleepy … very, very sleepy.”

“Julia Corona,” Mrs. Ramirez snapped. Julia straightened
again, forcing her eyes wide open. “Name a victim of the Reign
of Terror. Now.”

“Right.” Crap. Mrs. Ramirez really had it in for her today.
She flipped back a page in her textbook. “A victim,” she repeated.
“There were so very, very many. Sad times …,” she trailed off.

Mrs. Ramirez crossed her arms.

Julia chewed on her lip, scanning a paragraph about the
September Massacres. The mark on her arm grew warm and she
frowned.

The page in her history book went blank.

She blinked. An involuntary sound escaped her throat as the
blank page began filling in. Word after word, image after image,
shifting and changing until the page looked nothing like it had
before. A moment ago it had talked about survivors—Pauline de
Tourzel and her mother—and the next moment it talked about
their untimely deaths.

“We’re waiting.”

She flipped the page, wondering if being sleepy had made her
hallucinate. There was no mistaking the warmth flowing from the
mark on her arm. Her heart pounded as she watched another page
rearrange itself, entire paragraphs disappearing.

She slammed the book shut. Mrs. Ramirez narrowed her eyes.

Julia swallowed. “I—want to remember without looking.”
What was going on? History was changing, and shutting her book
wouldn’t stop whatever was happening in the past.
In TIMESPELL, the brash and impulsive Julia must team up with her sweet and straight-laced best friend, Angie, and the malicious and power-hungry Kaitlyn in order to keep the witch-like powers of her inheritance. But these powers come at a cost. The girls are bound to serve the Fates, and their first mission sends them back in time to Marie Antoinette’s Paris and eventually, into the chaos and war of the French Revolution.
Buy it now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble,
or your favorite book retailer!