Stargazer by Sunniva Dee
Publication date: November 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal
I’m Luna, and I’ve been in the Twilight Zone since I moved in with my sister and her boyfriend.
I sense their secrets in every corner of the house.
Gabriel is eerily beautiful, and his personality disturbingly perfect, while Gaia’s inexplicable PTSD and mood swings bounce her between bliss and despair.
Until Gabriel’s brothers pay a visit.
He’s the night to his brother’s day. He’s sex personified and the devil in one hell of a stunning package. It’s been years since I last saw him, but this man makes me burn. He hooks me with his touch. Enthralls me with those oddly simmering eyes. He pierces my soul with his knowing smirks, and I am losing myself in him.
With pearlescent hair and spring green eyes, he crashes into my world. I thought this crazy, beautiful man could mend my bleeding heart. Make things recognizable again—normal. Instead he pulls me from the embers and feeds me to the open fire.
College life. Is this what everyone goes trough?
“Goddamn it, Kakabel.”
I’d dropped Policewoman off at her apartment and erased her memories. Blue thumbprints had dotted her mouth. With cheeks glowing from the aftereffects, she’d dozed off in a foggy bliss. Now, I was back home, ready to destroy.
My idiot relative had brewed coffee. He sent me a quick glance over his shoulder and shrugged while he mixed in sugar. “She was nice.”
“Ka. I don’t even know what to say to you. I can’t fucking fix you. It’s absolutely…”
This bozo had demolished my mojo. What was I supposed to do? I’d loved my freedom, my existence, and not having a conscience.
With Kakabel around, everything changed. He messed with Luna. How could anyone mess with Luna?
I snatched his mug and hurled it high against the wall, bullet-style. It evaporated into a mist that rained down over us.
Kakabel’s eyes brightened with surprise. “Dude!”
Could anything be more annoying than his ignorance? I’d become a babysitter, but I sure as hellfire didn’t need more reminders of it.
“Luna’s too good for you,” I said, my chest burning. Everything was his fault. If he hadn’t been around, I’d still be me.
Ka scratched his head, looking insanely special. Yofiel-special. As in abnormally beautiful, even for an angel.
“Why?” he asked, blinking.
“I can’t believe I’m spelling this out for you, Kakabel: you’re screwing around. Not being loyal. Sleeping with other females. Cheating on the best girl you’ll ever—”
My vision blurred, and I didn’t wait for his response. I caught his giant freaking eyes doubling in size before I smashed his face in, grabbed the jerk by the collar, and flew off with him.
Oh yes, the Shades Run mountain chain was a wonderful place to beat the shit out of assholes you couldn’t destroy. Away from prying eyes.
“Cassiel,” he groaned between strikes, “Luna didn’t come home with me.”
“And thank God for that,” I growled, crushing bone.
“The other one did.”
I laughed, not slowing down on the blows to his head. Ka’s hair dripped crimson red over his eyebrows. It streamed into his eyes between the hits. “Police Girl was my lay, Ka.”
“You didn’t want her.”
“I never asked for a mindreading.”
Kakabel spat out something red and large. His heart, maybe, if he had one. When he started giggling, I was done.
“Do you like females, Cassiel?” he forced out.
Yep, time for the big guns. I sparked off a lightning bolt, mixing it with Gabriel’s favorite, the lava-molten geyser spray. Always a winner if the goal was to reduce an enemy to a shuddering pile.
This fool’s quakes came from laughter, though. “What the hell’s your problem, Kakabel?”
“You want my girlfriend,” he wheezed out. Thankfully, his face was taking on a gelatinous consistency; I’d give my soul to have it remain that way. From inside the lava heap, his skin sizzled and deformed him, but he still managed a smile.
“Never mind your opinions,” I snarled. “Here’s the deal.”
“You always talk about ‘deals,’” he snickered through a whimper. “Only I don’t like them, remember?”
“Shut up, dickhead!”
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I write New Adult fiction with a paranormal twist and don’t shy away from romance and heart-wrenching passion when necessary.
I moved from Norway to the United States in 2001, and the first awesome five years I spent in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. Then I read “The Book,” aka Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which spurred my husband and me to move cross country to beautiful Savannah, Georgia.
I’m currently on my seventh year in the Deep South, where I enjoy the heat and the humidity. Besides writing, I spend my time with our “petting zoo” as in an opinionated parrot, a herd of cats that are experts on keyboard shortcuts, and puppies that…uh, bark.
I hold a Master’s degree in languages, with concentrations within literature and linguistics. I taught at college level for a decade before settling in as a graduate adviser at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Writing is my passion, my joy, and my addiction. When I’m not writing, I read.
Shattering Halos is my debut novel, and its standalone sequel, Stargazer, is due out later this year.