Monday, June 11, 2012

Spotlight Novel - YA Paranormal Romance

 by Shelly Crane
 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon

Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who's had a bad year. She was smart and on track but then her mom left, her dad is depressed, she's graduating, barely, and her boyfriend of almost three years dumped her for a college football schalorship. Lately she thinks life is all about hanging on by a thread and is gripping tight with everything she has. Then she meets Caleb. She saves his life and instantly knows there's something about him that's intriguing but she is supposed to be on her way to a date with his cousin. But things change when they touch, sparks ignite. Literally. They imprint with each other and she sees their future life together flash before her eyes. She learns that not only is she his soul mate, and can feel his heartbeat in her chest, but there is a whole other world of people with gifts and abilities that she never knew existed. She herself is experiencing supernatural changes unlike anything she's ever felt before and she needs the touch of his skin to survive. Now, not only has her dad come out of his depression to be a father again, and a pain as well, but Caleb's enemies know he's imprinted and are after Maggie to stop them both from gaining their abilities and take her from him. Can Caleb save her or will they be forced to live without each other after just finding one another?


I was jolted back to the present when my eyes saw what was actually in front of me and not a strange vision of happy times. I was still looking at Caleb's face. He was still looking at me but, just like in the vision, he was smiling. Ecstatically. 
            "It's you," he whispered in wonder. "You're the one."
            "What's going on?" I heard Kyle behind me but I couldn't look away from the blue eyes looking at me with such want.
            Caleb came closer to me, releasing my hand and framing my face with his hands and I felt a flood of calm and warmth.
            "Breath, Maggie." I hadn't realized I was holding my breath. I took a deep breath and felt the air rush in and out frantically as I blinked. My head cleared a little. He smiled. "Everything's going to be ok. Alright? Just don't be upset. You don't have to be scared."
            "What are you doing?" Kyle asked and pushed Caleb's hands away. The second he did that, I felt cold and oddly desperate and heard myself gasp. "Dude. Not cool. Look, I understand that she saved you and you feel- whatever- but I told you about this girl. You can't just-"
            "She's the one, Kyle," Caleb interrupted, never taking his eyes from mine. It felt like an eternity had passed since he'd first taken my hand and I was still tingling in my veins from whatever had taken place. "It's her."

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