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Updated to add: Khelsey has offered to giveaway 2 ebook copies of Kallos!
Hi, everyone! Happy Saturday! I hope you are enjoying a fabulous weekend! Since I have started writing, I have been lucky enough to meet so many amazing people. Today, one of those people–Khelsey Jackson–asked if she could come by to share an excerpt from her YA novel. I’m all about reading excerpts, so, of course, I was game. 😉 Khelsey, thanks so much for sharing your excerpt! (Now…I’m off to crawl back into a writing cave–be back soon!)
Thank you Cynthia for having me here today! My first YA Novel is now out called Kallos, and it is the first book in The Kallos Series. At this point I have five books planned out, and book 2 Kallos’ Sorrow is already done–I just have to edit it. I’m an author at Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly. Here is a the blurb for Kallos:
Kallos is a shy sixteen year old girl unready to face the world, but when she meets Ian and Sean Hunter, the world will open up for her. Secrets revealed are too much to bear and her past life as a goddess, unimaginable. A visit from the goddess Aphrodite, Kallos is told her soul mate must be found or her life will be forfeit. Kallos, desperate to find her one true match, has discovered she may have two possibilities. Kallos has a choice to make and her decisions may have life ending consequences.
Excerpt from Kallos
“We didn’t have any aftershocks,” Sean replies.
“We also didn’t have someone taking our pain. Maybe we’re
causing more pain.” Ian looks concerned. She feels someone touch
her right arm. She feels a cooling sensation enter her body, but the
pain is still there.
“Babe, look at me,” Sean says.
“What do you think you’re doing?”
Sean didn’t answer Ian.
“You can’t be serious! What if it doesn’t work? What if you do
more damage?” Kallos finally looks up and notices that Sean isn’t
even looking at Ian. Sean’s gray eyes are looking at her, and they
have gone stormy.
“Good. Where do you hurt?” he asks her.
“My head and my whole left side” she whispers.
Sean nods and puts both of his hands on either side of her head. Along with the
pain, she now feels an intense pressure. It feels like he’s pushing
her skull in. Kallos starts to see dark spots fill her eyes. She is just
about to scream; then, she hears a loud pop. All she can see is
“Open your eyes,” Sean whispers against her ear.
Kallos didn’t realize that she had shut them. Slowly, she opens her eyes, and
Sean is only inches from her face. She sees Ian standing not far
behind him. He doesn’t look happy; he looks like he wants to hit
“I’m going to put my hands on your body now.” Now,
Ian’s face turns a bright red. If she didn’t know any better, she
would say he’s jealous. Then, he growls when Sean starts to touch
her neck on the left side. Sean hears him because she can see a grin
spread across his face. “Easy, brother,” he says and chuckles.
Kallos glances behind Sean, and Ian isn’t settling down; he seems
to be getting angrier.
“Sean, you don’t know if you are going to help her or do more
damage!” This does alarm her. She really doesn’t want more pain
or damage. Kallos doesn’t think she can handle too much more.
She knows that Sean would never hurt her, and her head has
stopped hurting. So, that’s a plus… right?
Sean decides to ignore Ian’s protests. He’s moving his hands
slowly down her body. As he does, the same cooling sensation is
there, and so is the pressure. The pressure is almost too much, but
just when Kallos can’t handle the pressure, it turns back into
coolness. When Sean gets down to her hip, he pulls his hands away slowly, and she has no pain. Her head and left side is tingling, but
the pain is gone. She looks back at Ian, and he still looks as angry
as he did when Sean first started touching her.
Kallos thinks back to all the times she has really kissed them,
and she realizes that the other one has never been around. When
they are both around, they would only kiss her cheek or forehead,
and she would always grab both of their hands when they are
together. Looking at Ian now, there is something different about
him. He is Kallos’ sweetheart; she thought that she would never
see him mad.
“Is that better, Babe?” Sean asks, and it brings her attention
back to him.
“It is. What did you do?” she looks into his eyes and notices
that they aren’t stormy anymore.
“It’s part of being part demon. I just took your pain and
replaced it with my cooling energy. That’s why you felt the
coolness.” Kallos remembers something that Ian said, that he could
do more damage.
“How many times have you done this?” Sean looks away from
her and starts to bite his bottom lip. That can’t be a good sign.
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