The fairies are very happy to present to you a new book by SUZANNE BROCKMANN AND MELANIE BROCKMANN...
Release Date:October 6, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal)
Skylar is a girl with extraordinary power. A girl with a mission to use her Greater-Than gifts to stop the makers of Destiny from getting people hooked on their deadly drug. But Sky is still mastering her new abilities, and her first mission to destroy a Destiny lab leaves her best friend addicted to the drug. For a few days Cal will be able to walk again – until it kills him. Time is running out for Sky to save the world without sacrificing her friends, to become truly Greater-Than...
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“Cal! Where’s Milo? Did you already find him?” I asked, but then refused to wait another moment for an explanation.I turned and again charged toward the doorway of the snack kiosk men’s room—
—and crashed directly into my perfect, wonderful, and very-much-alive-and-safe and smiling boyfriend.
Why was he smiling?
Oh my Lord you’re okay you’re all right oh Milo Milo Milo…
As soon as we collided, my super-special Greater-Than telepathy-with-Milo-and-only-
Milo clicked on, and I felt mythoughts echoing in Milo’s mind.
He’d turned the collision into a bear hug, and as he wrapped his arms around me, I felt his confusion. Skylar, of courseI’m all right. What did Dana tell you?
I wrenched myself from the embrace to turn and glare at Dana, even as I instantly understood. This was a trainingexercise?
“Are you kidding me?” I said.
“I know it was a little too real for you, Sky, but I gotta confess, I had fun.”
Fun? I heard myself make a sob-like sound. I was so upset, I just wanted to get away from everyone. I wanted to go home so I could be completely alone to curl up in my bed and cry…
And yeah, I’d sent that thought straight to Milo. I felt him realize that I’d lumped him in with the generic “everyone” Iwanted to get away from, and then I caught a very solid wave of his own distress. Skylar, if I’d known she wasn’t goingto tell you this was just a training exercise, I never would have agreed—
I know, I thought over him. I really do know that. I was just so scared—I don’t know what I’d do if I lost you.
Holy crap, had I actually thought that aloud? Well, no, of course not aloud, but I’d certainly expressed my feelings in anorderly, easy- to-understand sentence with a verb and a noun, instead of the messy and wonderful wave of emotion thatMilo and I swirled around in when we shared our precious and too-infrequent private time.
I pulled my hand away from him to cut our connection. I didn’t want to be that girlfriend, needy and terrified, desperatelyclingy and relentlessly weepy.
But Milo’s eyes were intense as he grabbed my other hand and stopped to pull me gently in front of him. We stood facing each other for a moment as he held my gaze. You will never. Ever. Lose me. I promise. You can’t promise that, I told him,fighting to keep my tears from escaping. But I couldn’t do it. I could feel them start to roll down my cheeks. If Dana werethere, she’d have been yelling “Fail! Fail!”
Yeah, Milo told me. I can.
I shook my head. He couldn’t promise that the same way I couldn’t promise that someday I wouldn’t be grabbed and madeto disappear the way that Dana’s sister, Lacey, had. I was a Greater-Than, as were both Dana and Lacey, and there werelots of very bad people out there. People who would harm and enslave us, and use our blood to make a dangerous andaddictive drug called Destiny—if they discovered our powers.
I would find you, Milo told me as we stood there in the silence of the night. You know that, right? If they take you, I willfind you.
His face hardened, and I couldn’t help but shiver. My boyfriend was sweet and gentle—with me. But he’d survived aterrible childhood that I still didn’t know all that much about. Somehow, despite our telepathy, he managed to keep thosethoughts and memories walled off from me.
He added, But no one’s taking you anywhere. As long as I draw breath, I won’t let that happen. That I can promise you, Sky.
And that I believed. Milo would fight to the death to protect me.
And to protect Dana, too.
She’d vanished down the trail with Cal, but now she backtracked and tossed a key ring with a jangle and a thump into the dirtat our feet.
It startled me, and I jumped apart from Milo, quickly wiping any traces of tears from my face.
But Dana had already turned and started walking away. “Take her home on my bike,” she commanded gruffly, and thenvanished again into the shadows. She didn’t bother to ask if I remembered where we’d left her motorcycle. She knew that Idid. She also knew that I hated riding it, even with my arms wrapped around Milo’s waist. The only thing that had gottenme on it earlier was my need to find him as quickly as possible.
“Shit,” I muttered.
As we both looked down at Dana’s keys gleaming in the moonlight, a breeze swept Milo’s long hair into his angularface—a beautiful face so familiar and dear to me, even though we hadn’t really known each other all that long. Hepushed his hair back and pulled me into another embrace as he smiled at me—just enough to make his dimples appear.
I’ll walk you home, he told me. And come back later for the bike.
It would take us an hour to get to my house on foot, another hour for him to get back here…
And despite all of the craziness of the past few hours, and all of the craziness that had occurred in my life before tonight—and there had been a crapload of crazy in my seventeen years so far on planet Earth—despite all of that, I knew that aslong as Milo was with me, it was okay. It was and it would be.
So I took a deep breath, pulled Milo with me into the shadows of that fugly snack kiosk, and kissed him with all thepassion of a girl who’d just thought the love of her life had come back from the dead.
Little did I know that this latest deadly round of craziness was only just beginning.
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Suzanne Brockman, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author, has won 2 RITA awards, numerous RT Reviewers’ Choice, and RWA’s #1 Favorite Book of the Year three years running. She has written over 50 books, and is widely recognized as a “superstar of romantic suspense” (USA Today). Suzanne and her daughter, Melanie Brockmann, have been creative partners, on and off, for many years. Their first project was an impromptu musical duet, when then-six-month-old Melanie surprised and delighted Suz by matching her pitch and singing back to her. Suzanne splits her time between Florida and Massachusetts while Mel lives in Sarasota, Florida. NIGHT SKY is Mel’s debut and Suzanne’s 55th book. Visit Suzanne at www.SuzanneBrockmann.com.