Jun 18, 2015

Pieces of Revenge


Pieces of Revenge by Valia Lind

Book #1 in the Titanium Series



A weapon. A broken life. A humanity lost.



That is all Anastasia knows, that is all that she is. As an eleven-year-old, she witnessed her family's brutal murder and she's been on the run ever since. She's spent her life training and planning for the day when she can take her revenge.



Kallos Enterprises is a well respected corporation, set on improving the genetic structure of an individual. Or so they say. Anastasia knows, first hand, what kind of monsters lurk behind the pretty walls of those skyscrapers. Armed with combat skills and a beyond perfect memory, she heads to Chicago to uncover the answers to questions that plagued her for years.



After arriving in the city, she meets Logan, a boy from her past who changes all the rules. She doesn't remember him, but he remembers her. His position at Kallos Enterprises is useful, his presence is unnerving, and he makes her question everything she knows about herself to be true. If her perfect memory can't remember Logan, what else about her past is wrong?



Time is running out. Anastasia has nowhere to turn, but to trust the one person who's a memory she should have, but doesn't. With a madman threatening their every step, Anastasia and Logan must uncover the truths behind Kallos experiments and hope that the answers they find won't destroy the world forever. 




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Blood
splatters against my cheek, dripping down my neck.
     
I don't bother to wipe at it, swinging my arm as my elbow connects with the
other side of his face. My mind is always calculating, like a computer,
spitting out information as I duck another punch. The man in front of me is
large, almost twice as wide as me, and just as deadly.
     
Height: 6’3.
     
Weight: 215 pounds.
     
Arms like steel.   
    
He grabs my hair, yanking my head back as his other arm connects with my left
side. I grunt in pain, swallowing the scream that’s about to burst free. I slam
my elbow into his stomach, twisting under his arm in the same motion. My knee
connects with his manhood, before my fist connects with his jaw once more.
     
My moves are precise.
     
Practiced.
     
Lethal.
    
"Son of a—" I round kick him in the face before he can finish. He
drops to the ground with a thud, and before he could stumble to his knees, my
foot slams into his face, dropping him for good.
    
"That's no language to use around a lady." I say, looking down at
him, making sure he stays down. When I'm satisfied he's out, I grab my bag and
run.
    
I should've been more careful sneaking in, but I memorized the schedule and
there shouldn't have been anyone here. The warehouse sits against the backdrop
of an abandoned neighborhood, so when my feet hit the payment, there is no one
to see me escape. I almost stop and go back to finish the job, but I don't.
He's not worth the guilt I would carry if I kill him. He's not the one I'm
saving the guilt for.
    
I got what I came for, even though it took me a few more minutes than I planned
on. He didn't see my face, but he sure will have himself a headache tomorrow.
Strangely, I feel rejuvenated after the fight, and I grin as I run down the
side alley.
    
Finally. It’s finally time to make them pay.




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Scarred by Vengeance

Book #2 in the Titanium Series



This is the mission: Save. Protect. Destroy.



Everything in Anastasia’s world came crashing down when the one person she decided to trust failed her. On the run, now more than ever, she’s trying to piece together the life she doesn’t remember. With Blake still missing, she sends the rest of the family away, hoping to keep them out of danger. But being alone is a lot harder than it used to be and she blames herself for allowing Logan into her heart. He’s gone now and she must let him go. Even though her perfect memory continues to play out the time they’ve spent together, much like a broken record.



But Anastasia has no time to dwell on the mistakes of yesterday; her mission isn’t over. Kallos Enterprises continue their experiments, as the death rate goes up, and Anastasia has no choice but to fight. However, she’s not as cold blooded as she used to be and that proves to be a problem when the people she cares about are once again put in danger. With her strength—and memory—failing and Blake’s time running out, Anastasia must tap into parts of herself she never knew existed, hoping that in the end, it will be enough to save them all.






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About Valia


Author. Photographer. Artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Valia Lind always had a love for the written word. She wrote her first full book on the bathroom floor of her dormitory, while procrastinating to study for her college classes. Upon graduation, she has moved her writing to more respectable places, and have found her voice in Young Adult fiction. Falling by Design is her debut young adult novel. You can visit her online at www.valialind.blogspot.com or follow her on twitter, where she spends way too much time, @ValiaLind.



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