By- Christina Channelle
Genre- YA Paranormal Romance
Publication Date- October 11, 2013
Foreign, or rather unfamiliar, would be the word I would use to describe how I felt.
Faintly, I could hear the glimmer of voices surrounding me in this dark haze, caressing my ears like skin against silk. I felt like I was in a cocoon of sorts, protectively enveloped, quietly drifting in some far-off place. I wanted to stay that way forever.
But we all know that what you want never really seems to happen in the real world.
Something’s not right in Mia’s head.
The first thing is that her name isn’t Mia. In fact, she has no clue what her name is—who she is. All that she knows is that she’s not like the ones who found her: Dante with his kind blue eyes, Amy with her child-like demeanor, James with his questioning gaze.
The one she cannot decipher no matter how hard she tries.
As Mia tries to fit in with these people, a strange occurrence is amidst outside. And as she finally remembers who she is …
Well, let’s just say that things get a little more complicated.
I could hear the waves of the ocean crashing behind us, our feet buried in the warm sand, the grains getting between our toes. We held each other firmly, as if either one of us would instantly drop to the ground without the support of the other. His large hands gripped my waist, then loosened oh so slightly. He trailed his fingers up and down my sides, my body shivering in response. In return, I clutched the back of his neck and smiled against his skin. Showering tiny kisses along the column of his neck, I breathed in his intoxicating, familiar scent.
“You know, you’re eventually going to have to let me go,” his low voice rumbled over my head.
Waking up with no memory, Mia tries to find her footing in a world unfamiliar to her. She doesn’t know much about herself, actually nothing at all, except for the fact that she can’t talk. But she knows one thing: she’s not like the rest. Her hair is auburn and her eyes are a mesmerizing green.
A kind, warm-hearted guy who likes to take care of the underdogs. He lives with his sister and two friends when they stumble upon Mia in their apartment, instantly taking a liking to her. Nobody knows, but there’s something Dante’s hiding from everyone. His smile makes you want to smile in return, and his eyes are alike to an ocean.
A free-spirit, Amy is the younger sister of Dante by one year. She’s nineteen, her favorite color is pink, and she may have a slight obsession with a boy named James. She’s addicted to reality TV and loves to bake. Her favorite accessory is the black choker she can always be seen wearing.
The object of Amy’s affection and Dante’s buddy, he works as a chef at a restaurant nearby with Dante. He’s the quiet one in the group but has a silent inner strength which Amy finds quite addicting. He’s fluent in Japanese and one day wishes to travel the world.
The odd man out, Briggs is part of the group but also has his own secrets. He’s distant and doesn’t trust the red-haired stranger that just happened to land in his apartment living room. His profession is unknown and he is always wearing sunglasses, as if hiding his passionate, fiery nature. Although sometimes he can’t help showing his point of view.
About the Author
A dreamer, Christina Channelle holds two degrees in health sciences but has always had a passion for writing. You will find her reading other young adult novels, or typing up a new story on her computer. When not writing, Christina spends her free time at the movies, listening to music, or eating sushi. She’s a reality TV junkie and has a close relationship with many characters on TV that have been a topic of many heated discussions among friends. She resides in Ontario, Canada.
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