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(Unbidden Magic #2)
Trade Paperback, 254 pages
Bell Bridge Books
July 22m 2009
Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy,
Young Adult Fiction
Her mom's still dating losers. Her boyfriend's gone back to Mexico. Dad still hasn't told his wife and kids that she exists. At school, the drama queens and bullies still rule. But worst of all for Allie Emerson--aka the Star Seeker of an old Gypsy prophecy--is that her powers have taken a hike. She can't read minds anymore. She can't move stuff just by looking at it. The other Star Seekers are counting on her psychic gifts more than ever, and the evil Tri-marks are closing in, eager to snatch her magic moonstone necklace while she's helpless. The hot new guy at school is ready and willing to fight her battles, but he comes with some wicked baggage. Dear Diary: I'm a little worried. My new BF is a demon. Welcome again to Allie Emerson's funny, scary, amazing, and always unpredictable life, as the girl voted least likely to save the world from evil.
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My mother and I were engaged in a squinty-eyed, visual smack down, neither of us willing to blink. I gripped the edge of the table and glared at her.
"Just because you're bitter and spiteful doesn't mean I have to be."
My voice was shrill with anger. "Besides, half of me came from my dad, whether you like it or not".
Faye was sitting at the dinette in the twenty-four-foot travel trailer we called home. "Brain Dead Roy", an underwater welder and Faye's current boyfriend, sat between her and the wall, probably so she could wait on him.
I released my pent-up breath. It whistled through my teeth making a noise that sounded like, Phhhhtttuuuiii.
Faye popped up, danger signs flashing in her eyes. "What did you say?"
Apparently, she'd heard some kind of 'f' word in that gibberish, and, combined with the uh sound, it wasn't looking good for me.
I raised my hands and backed away. "Nothing. No way. I wouldn't say that to you. You heard wrong."
"Hey, ladies. Take a chill pill."
Roy said lame stuff like that all the time. He stood, stretched, and gazed at us through heavy-lidded eyes, Roy's version of a look so compelling, so sexy, we would stop fighting and focus on him. If I hadn't been in the middle of a fight with my mother, I'd have busted out laughing.
Faye and I spoke in unison. "Shut up, Roy."
Beck moved closer. The heat from his golden eyes poured through my body like molten lava. I gasped in surprise.
"Keep looking at me, Allie. Let me into your mind."
No problem. I couldn't not look at him. I heard the splash of water and felt his finger brush the center of my forehead with warm liquid.
Beck's voice was deep and whispery. "May this healing water rid your mind of pain and distress."
Still gazing into his eyes, I allowed his words to wash over me. I wanted to be healed, didn't I? I visualized my mind as a clenched fist. I willed each finger to relax and extend outward, to release the guilt and pain I'd been clinging to. I jumped in shock when I felt a burst of pure energy arc from his body to mine.
A former teacher, coach, and school
counselor, Marilee lives in
Washington State and writes full-time.
Her books include Castle Ladyslipper, a medieval romance, The Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam,
winner of the 2010 Booksellers Best award for romantic suspense, Moonstone,
Moon Rise, Moon Spun,
Shadow Moon, and Midnight Moon.
Marilee is a member of the
Romance Writers of America, Pacific
Northwest Writers Association,
and the Society of Children's Book
Writers and Illustrators.
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