Monday, August 27, 2012
Dark Summer (Book I, Witchling Trilogy) by Lizzy Ford Promo Post
DARK SUMMER by Lizzy Ford Event Information
Title: “Dark Summer” (Book I, Witchling Trilogy)
Genre and Age Group: Young Adult Paranormal
Author: Lizzy Ford
Release date: August 16
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Summer-Witchling-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B008YON8BM/
A girl with a broken past and a dark secret. A boy with a twisted future and no second chances. When they meet, it just might cost them their souls.
Sixteen-year-old Summer doesn’t expect the new boarding school to be any different than the rest: a temporary stay where everyone will turn against her after a few weeks. Until she meets the rest of the students at this special school and realizes she’s not the only one with magic in her blood. Accustomed to the concrete jungle of LA, she gets lost one night in the forests of the Rocky Mountains and meets Decker, the boy who will become the Master of Night and Fire on his eighteenth birthday. Their connection is instant and dangerous, for both will be forced to choose between Light and Dark, life and death, love – and their souls.
One choice. One soul. One price.
“This is simple. Decker, you lead. When he steps forward, Summer you step back.”
They stumbled through the first few steps, with Decker mumbling apologies as he stepped on her toes. Summer’s body felt like it was on fire. Her breathing sounded too loud in her ears.
“Step back, Summer,” Jessie said again. “Let Decker lead!”
Decker smashed her toes, and she stumbled. He caught her as she crashed into him.
“Careful, Decker!” Jessie called.
Summer looked up, instantly caught in Decker’s gaze. His grip stayed around her, pressing their bodies together. As if something clicked, she sensed his next move before he made it. She stepped back with her right foot as he stepped forward with his left. They made it through another step, then another. Their moves grew faster as they began keeping up with the music.
“Excellent!” Jessie exclaimed. “Now you’ve found the rhythm. One, two, three. One, two, three.”
Summer couldn’t look away from him. Their bodies moved as if they belonged together. Decker’s warmth and magick made her feel like her insides were shaking. Jessie’s voice broke through Summer’s trance.
“Sorry, guys, but I can’t find any of my other music. I’ll download some for tomorrow. You want to come back in the morning, after your class, Summer?”
Summer broke eye contact with Decker. Immediately, they fell out of sync and stumbled. He released her and stepped away.
“Sure,” she managed.
“You, too, Decker. You guys are naturals together.”
Summer flushed and turned away, avoiding Decker’s gaze. She’d felt it, too, the instant connection that went too deep to be normal.
“Thanks, Jessie,” Summer said and hurried out of the room. She ran once she entered the hallway and sprinted up the stairs to her room.
Her hands shook. Her heart felt like it was doing cartwheels in her chest. She’d never felt this way for any guy, even Beck.
Decker was off limits. He was aligned to the Dark. She wouldn’t—couldn’t—be falling for him! Yet their connection was unlike anything she’d ever felt. In his arms, she hadn’t been alone.
Lizzy Ford is the self-publishing phenom, author of the sweet paranormal romance series: "Rhyn Trilogy" and "War of Gods" series; and the young adult fantasy trilogies, “The Foretold,” and “Witchling.” She has also authored multiple single title young adult fantasy and paranormal romances. Lizzy's books have reached the bestseller lists on Amazon, Apple and Barnes and Noble in multiple categories. Widely considered a freak of nature by her contemporaries for her ability to write and publish a new book every 30-45 days, Lizzy attributes her success to a team that consists of her editor, graphics artist, I.T. Sherpa, and her rabid readers.
Lizzy released ten books in 2011 and intends to release another ten in 2012, including launching two more series. Lizzy’s books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords. She lives in southern Arizona with her husband, three dogs and a cat.
Lizzy’s links online
“You want to dance here?” she asked, taking it. “There’s no music.”
Decker swept her into his arms. “We don’t need music.”
They didn’t. Her touch made him shudder, and their bodies synced as they did every time they danced. The music originated from their entwined souls. The blue flames of his magick traveled over her at each point where their bodies touched. Like a switch turning off, the chaos in his mind disappeared. His body relaxed, and he sensed her body yield as well.
“You’re not talking about dancing,” she said.
“No, I’m not,” he replied, heart quickening. He was lost in her dark gaze and soft scent, both girly and earthy. “I’m talking about this, whatever this is. I wasn’t sure you felt it.”
“I do. I just … I’m afraid of what it means.”
“You’ll fear it more when I tell you what I am.”
She tensed but didn’t look away or try to move away. Pressed together, their bodies kept the innate rhythm.
“What?” she asked at last.
Decker drew a breath. Fear trickled through him at the thought of her rejection. He couldn’t live with himself if she walked away. He couldn’t live with himself if he tricked her into being with him, and she found out in two weeks what that really meant. She’d hate him.
“When Beck and I turn eighteen, he becomes the Master of Light, and I become the Master of …”
She stumbled and stopped in place, staring up at him. Her breathing grew fast and erratic, the pulse in her wrist beating like a machine gun against his hand.
“Fire and Night,” she finished in a voice almost too quiet to hear.
He nodded, throat tightening.
Her gaze went to the blue fire traveling up and down her arms. Decker looked at it as well, unable to stop the creep of his magick into her body. It acted as if they were one body, not two, and wouldn’t stay inside him. She said nothing. Decker shifted away and released her, expecting the rejection to follow. The effect she had on him faded without disappearing completely.
“I’m sorry, Summer,” he whispered. “I understand.” He turned to walk away. The chaos and fury returned to his head. He walked a few steps and was about to run for the darkness of the forest when her cool hand touched his arm. Decker stopped without turning.
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