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This Week’s Excerpt: Imaginable (Intangible #2) by J. Meyers!
Genre: Paranormal Young Adult Publish Date: April 2013 Like this excerpt? Buy it: Kindle
Twins Sera and Luke Raine’s unusual abilities are growing. Sera is healing vampires now, making them human again. And, at times, Luke can actually change the future he Sees.
But Sera’s healing has dangerous consequences, and though Luke is altering the outcome of more visions, he can’t control them yet.
Now Sera is in danger as the dark creatures of the Realm seek to use her. As Luke struggles to master his gift in order to save his sister, he discovers even more about his powers.
And what he learns just may put him in greater danger than Sera has ever been.
A Note from Jennifer: The first book in this series, Intangible, was also featured as an Excerpt, so if you haven’t read it, make sure you go check it out! I also got to review it and it was kick-ass! And while you’re here, don’t forget to read J. Meyer’s interview as well! You can also read the Intangible series prequel short story, Intuition, for free, right on your reader.
An image of a rune formed in her mind—a single long line like an icicle suspended in the air. “Isa.” Fey hissed the word into the room and threw her arms wide, spreading the magick beyond the four walls of the coffee shop.
And everything around them stopped.
The shop was silent save for the muted conversation at Luke’s table. Even that came to a halt as they realized the rest of the patrons weren’t moving. At all.
“What—?” Sera said from behind her. “What did you do?”
Fey didn’t answer, but watched the smirk fall from the guy’s face. He looked unsure for the first time.
“Get out of here.” Fey flicked a green spark of magick in his face. He flinched when it hit him, but he held her gaze. He was either brave, arrogant, or stupid—she wasn’t sure which. He crossed his arms over his chest and looked her up and down as if he were unimpressed. But she could feel it—the lie in his stance, the anger tinged with fear. She got the impression that he was used to being in charge, obeyed, and decidedly not used to being outflanked.
And he was most definitely outflanked right now.
She almost hoped he put up a fight. There was something about him—she’d enjoy taking him down.
“Fey,” Sera said, gently touching her arm. “It’s okay. Adrian was only thanking me for—” She broke off when Fey looked back at her and glared. Eyes wide, mouth open, she was struck dumb in the face of Fey’s anger.
When Fey turned around, Adrian was gone. Her eyes scanned the room and found him in the far corner, his hands around a woman’s neck.
How had he gotten all the way over there? Humans couldn’t move that fast and he could no longer teleport.
Adrian squeezed and the woman’s face started to darken, but there was no other reaction—she was frozen.
“Get your hands off of her!” Luke said, shooting to his feet and lunging toward Adrian.
“Luke, no!” Fey yelled, and disappeared. She reappeared where Adrian had been standing, but now he was next to Sera again.
That wasn’t possible. He was moving as fast as a vampire.
“Luke?” Adrian said, and turned to Sera. “Your brother, the Seer?”
Sera’s eyes were wide and she backed away from him even as Fey teleported in front of her again.
A hand clamped down on Fey’s wrist and Adrian spun her around, her back against his chest, her arm pinned between them. He wrapped his arms around her waist.
“Hey!” Luke started to charge over, but Fey shot him a warning look and shook her head.
She had this.
Adrian was strong, there was no doubt. Stronger than a human should be, so he hadn’t lost his vampire strength nor his speed in the transformation.
But that wasn’t going to be enough.
She shrugged her shoulders down and swept her arms up, breaking his hold. Then she grabbed one arm, flipped him over her shoulder and slammed him onto the floor. Before surprise even had a chance to register on his face, Fey held a clear elf blade at his throat.
“You will never go near either one of them again,” Fey said. “Is that clear?”
“DIANA!” Adrian yelled and in an instant a blonde vampire appeared, leaned down to grab hold of his arm, and in a blink they were gone.
The place was silent, the humans still frozen and the Gifteds all staring.
Fey swung her arms out, green sparks flying from her fingers and the people all came to life again. Raquel jumped at the sudden reanimation around her and her head whipped left and right as she took it all in.
Sera stood there wide-eyed, one hand clutching her ever-present necklace—a simple silver pendant shaped like a hand with a spiral etched in the palm. Her face was pale, her body shaking.
“Oh my god,” Sera said. “What was that?”
“Are you okay?” Luke said as he and the others hurried over.
“Who was that guy?” said Quinn.
“I don’t know,” Fey said, and she looked toward the front windows.
Raquel stared at Fey in awe. “Holy—”
“I know, right?” said Brandan. “I wanna be like Fey when I grow up.”
Fey looked at them for a moment. “I think we should go, in case Adrian comes back,” she said. “I don’t want to have to kill anyone today.” She walked over to their table to get her jacket.
Raquel said quietly to Sera, “Is she kidding about that?” and Fey couldn’t help but smile a little as she headed for the door.
About the Author
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j. meyers grew up in Vermont and now lives in Central New York. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found chasing her four kids around, exploring the outdoors with them, relishing the few quiet moments she gets with her husband, baking sweet treats, or forgetting to make dinner. Though she cannot actually see the future nor heal with a touch of her hand, she likes to think her children believe she can. Intangible is her first novel.
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