September 18, 2013
Title: Fire In The Darkness
Author: Stacey Marie Brown
Published: August 28th, 2013
Story Synopsis: It’s been four weeks since Ember Brycin witnessed what her powers are capable of. The Electrical Current Storm (ECS) has turned Seattle, Washington into a natural disaster zone. The death toll is in the thousands with countless others homeless and hungry.
And Ember is the one who caused it. Something she will have to live with every day. Those people who were unable to escape either turned quickly into gangs or live in shelters. Ember, on the other hand, can’t do either. With a price on her head and a Dark Dweller on her ass, she is constantly on the move. Both Light and Dark are hunting her for their own purpose to use her as a weapon or a pawn in the war between the Unseelie King of the Dark and the Seelie Queen of the Light.
Em needs help but doesn’t know who to trust: Lars, the mystery man Torin told her to find? Torin, the Seelie Queen’s personal knight, who has sworn to keep Em safe? Or Eli, who wants to turn her over to the Unseelie King, but whom she has an undeniable, intense connection with?
No matter what she chooses she will probably lose—her life or everything and everyone she loves.
He was not playing around. His movements were intense and threatening. He was seriously trying to attack me and my body reacted to the threat. Eyes narrowing in on him, I switched gears. He flew at me. Twisting, I vaulted to the side, out of his way.
His arm jutted out, slamming against me. The force threw me off the mat. Hastily whipping around, making sure to keep him in my sights, I leaped over him. His fist barreled towards me, hitting my hip bone. It stung like crazy but didn’t stop me.
We started circling again; our eyes locked on each other. His pupils became narrowed slits of fire; the first clue his Dark Dweller was coming out. I answered his change with one of my own. All thoughts receded into the far depths of my mind and instinct kicked in.
I pounced on Eli, taking us both to the ground. As we fell, he grasped my arms. Using the momentum, he flipped me over his head and onto my back as we hit the ground. It took me only an intake of breath before I shot to my feet. Not seeing him get up or move, Eli was suddenly in front of me. I dropped to the ground, barely missing the swipe from his protruding claws. Holy shit! This was no joke. He’s out to hurt me. I drew back, socking him in the sternum.
“Told you I’d have you on your back eventually.” He stood over me.
About The Author: Stacey Marie Brown by day is an Interior/Set Designer, by night a writer of Paranormal Fantasy, Adventure, and Literary Fiction. She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family’s farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. Even before she could write, she was creating stories and making up intricate fantasies. Writing came as easy as breathing. She later turned that passion into acting, living and traveling abroad, and designing. Though she had never stopped writing, moving back to San Francisco seemed to have brought it back to the forefront and this time it would not be ignored. When she’s not writing she’s out hiking, spending time with friends, traveling, listening to music, or designing.
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