Sneak Peek into A Crowe's Song
Enjoy an excerpt from the prologue for A Crowe's Song, releasing next week on July 22nd!
Rebekah cried out in agony from the passenger seat, her eyes tightly clenched and teeth gritted. The sound of harsh, unrelenting rain pinging off the roof of the old car almost drowned out her cries and muted her pain.
Lightning lit up the night sky, highlighting the winding road and blowing trees. The blades on the wipers were old, unable to perform the way they should’ve, making it more difficult to see through the windshield. Nothing was visible in the rearview mirror, only blackness.
“I know, Rebekah. Just a little bit longer. Hold tight, okay?”
Rebekah’s shoulders curled in just as another scream ripped past her lips, piercing the air with her palpable agony. Her forehead pressed against the cold window next to her. Nothing would take away the pain, at least not as fast as she would’ve liked. Her thighs pressed together, her body curling in on itself as much as it could, her arms wrapped protectively around the tightening ball in her stomach.
“Just breathe, Rebekah. In and out. Slow and steady. We have to keep calm.”
“I can’t. It hurts too much.”
More lightning split the sky, quickly followed by crackling thunder that shook the car and rippled through the seats. The storm refused to let up. Bolts of electricity zipped through the dark, leading the way to the hospital, proving to be more helpful than the yellowed headlights glowing through cloudy lenses.
The wet pavement sounded like crumpling tissue paper beneath the tires, water flinging against the undercarriage adding to the cadence of the threatening storm. Constant groans, hiccupping sobs, and timed screams only rounded out the mixtape of terror filling the driver. Her delicate fingers wrapped tighter around the steering wheel, blood draining from the knuckles. Her foot pressed against the pedal with a little more pressure than before. Only one thought in mind—to get her daughter to the hospital before her grandchild was born in the passenger seat of her 1983 Buick LeSabre.
In an instant, the tires spun without resistance, losing traction with the road. Nothing registered to the two women in the car. Seconds seemed to last for minutes, hours, too fast, not long enough to react. Panic wrapped its lethal talons around the older woman’s throat while painful contractions prevented her daughter from recognizing the spinning world around her.
Until the crunch of metal resounded.
Screeching of worn-out brakes.
And then there was silence.
Slowly, the world came back into focus, starting with the slapping of wipers as they slammed into place at the base of the windshield, repeatedly. Pellets of rain ricocheted off the car like a deluge of bullets. Rebekah’s whimpers filled the stale air, adding a despondent chord to the ballad created by the storm around them.
Bright blue eyes fluttered open, and a groan of agony released through barely parted lips. Confusion caused her breathing to speed up, forced her lungs to expand and contract in frantic waves of hysteria. When she reached over and found her daughter’s hand, she linked their fingers together, praying she would be all right. The sky erupted in that eerie silence before the static of pending thunder filled the air. It only lasted a split second, but it was enough to send jolts of fearful anticipation through their veins as they waited for the impending boom.
Over and over again.
They waited in the car, unable to move, powerless to get help, watching the storm take over the town. Each passing minute brought them one step closer to the dark edges of consciousness. If it hadn’t been for the repetitive flashes of white light, they would’ve been bathed in night, cloaked in obsidian hopelessness.
With one final prayer, bursts of color filled the air. Red and white. High-pitched sirens replaced the deep rumbles of thunder—a symphony of promises. The song of terror became a melody of hope.
Of new life.
Of dreams not forgotten.
Help arrived and separated the women briefly, just long enough to transport each one to the hospital where they would both be treated. Rebekah cried out for her mother while her mother fought to stay conscious. She only needed to hold on long enough to make sure everything was okay.
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Some secrets can’t stay buried forever...
A dusty old journal led me to a forgotten town full of drowned love, sunken promises, and a stranger with familiar eyes and a rumbly voice that made my soul beg for more.
Drew’s dark eyes and warm, soft lips were like a memory of a place I’d never visited. They made me believe that our meeting had been set in the stars, as if Fate had schemed with Destiny and devised this elaborate plot to bring us together.
With each day I spent at Black Bird Resort, I learned more of Drew’s history. And the more I learned, the more I questioned.
Until I realized just how much the past could tear us apart.
I may not have been prepared for the journey fate had led me on, but no one was prepared for the reason why.
New Release from my good friend, K.K. Allen!!
USA Today Bestselling Author, K.K. Allen, takes readers on a deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful adventure in a contemporary fantasy series based on a young woman learning the true nature of her bloodline and the enchanting world that awaits her.
Katrina Summer always knew she was different. Her fiery temper seems to perpetually land her in hot water, making her an outcast among her peers. When tragedy strikes and she’s sent to live with her only remaining family in the tiny coastal town of Apollo Beach, Katrina starts counting down the days until her eighteenth birthday.
Only then will she finally be free.
As Katrina learns the legends of her Ancient Greek ancestors, secrets from her heritage are exposed—secrets that her mother purposefully concealed. Her only solace is found in Alec Stone, the gorgeous guy next door. With his devastatingly charming smile, his persistent flirtation, and a love that sparks from the flames of friendship, he offers her a much-needed escape from the turmoil.
If only she wasn’t cursed.
As powerful forces threaten the lives in Apollo Beach, Katrina can’t escape the evocative world of mythological enchantment and evil prophecies that lurk around every corner.
CURSED is Book 1 in the all-new ENCHANTED GODS series. Readers beware, the steam level increases with each book in this trilogy.