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This Week’s Excerpt: Intangible by J. Meyers!
Twins Sera and Luke Raine have a well-kept secret—she heals with a touch of her hand, he sees the future. All their lives they’ve helped those in need on the sly. They’ve always thought of their abilities as being a gift.
Then Luke has a vision that Sera is killed. That gift they’ve always cherished begins to feel an awful lot like a curse. Because the thing about Luke’s ability? He’s always right.
And he can’t do anything about it.
A note from Jennifer: I reviewed this book back in May and absolutely loved it. It has all the makings for a deep YA paranormal story, with it’s intricate story-line and soulful characters. Check out the review and while you’re hanging around, stop by J’s author interview, too!
Sera dropped her bag by the front door and turned to Luke.
“I checked the windows,” she said.
“I got the doors and lights. Kitchen?”
“Good.” Luke bent down to pick up Sera’s duffel bag and froze. Sera’s eyes snapped onto his face instantly. He was having a vision, she knew the signs well. No matter how long the vision felt to Luke, they were only about seven seconds long, during which time Luke didn’t move or breathe. She waited, watching his face anxiously.
He gasped suddenly and stood up straight, her bag forgotten on the floor. Sweat beaded up on his forehead, his breathing came in huge, short gasps, and he was as pale as he’d been when Jonas suggested they stay elsewhere. She’d never seen him look so scared.
“You had a vision,” Sera said. He was going to tell her this time. She was not going to give up until he told her.
Luke was silent. Just looked at her.
“What did you See?”
“Luke,” Sera said, reaching out to touch his arm. “Talk to me. Tell me what you Saw.” If she thought it might work she’d push the idea into him that he tell her, try to force him into it. But it didn’t work on him at all. His mind was too strong.
And then she knew. No vision had ever terrified him. Never. In seventeen years. It was as if his own life were at stake. But he didn’t See his own future. He only saw other’s. She suddenly had a terrible feeling that she knew exactly whose future he’d Seen.
Her voice was a whisper. “Do I get hurt?”
His face contorted, but he didn’t say anything.
“Oh my god. Do I die?”
He closed his eyes.
“Oh.” The air rushed out of her lungs on that one word. She was going to die.
Luke’s voice was tight, tortured when he said, “We gotta go.” He bent down to pick up Sera’s bag again, then headed out the door. Sera looked down at her feet. Their book bags lay there. She should probably pick those up, she thought. Luke was already on the porch, waiting. She reached down and grasped the bags, then woodenly stepped outside.
Luke stared at her a moment, searching her face, then reached around her and locked the door. He started down the steps, but her voice stopped him.
He turned to look at her. She was going to die. She knew she was going to die. But she couldn’t stop herself from asking even though she already knew the answer.
“Have you ever had a vision that didn’t come true?” she said. “Ever?”
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About the Author
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. Visit her online at http://www.jmeyersbooks.com.
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