A new young adult paranormal romance from mother and daughter writing partnership, Cara and Annabel Hughes
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The air around us suddenly crackles with energy, and before I have a chance to realise what is going on, ten men appear in the clearing. They are heavily armed with guns and knives.
“No.” My father pulls me behind him. Thomas balls his hands together and prepares an energy bolt.
“Daddy,” I whisper. “What’s happening?”
“Thomas!” my father shouts, and the wizard shoots a bolt directly at one of the newcomers, and the man falls backwards onto the floor. His entire body is now covered in black charred flesh … I think he’s dead.
“Get her out of here,” my father orders, pushing me towards Thomas.
However, before I have a chance to reach for the wizard, a red hole appears in his forehead. His eyes go wide, and my mother starts to scream loudly in the background.
“I’m sorry,” Thomas motions with his mouth and falls to the ground as I’m grabbed by one of the armed men.
“No!” my father shouts out.
He shifts in an instant and attacks my captor, trying desperately to get me back. My mother does the same, but they are no match for the strength and arsenal of the evil stranger holding me. I watch in horror as bullet holes riddle my parents’ bodies before everything falls silent, and my mother and father are left lying motionless on the floor of the clearing. Tears stream down my face … my parents are gone.
In a flash of light, I’m taken from the only home and people I’ve ever loved and thrust into a dark dungeon in a place I don’t recognise.
“Welcome, Diane.” A gruff voice emerges from the shadows, and its owner appears a few seconds later. A tall and imposing man with thick hair coloured in black and grey waves. His piercing eyes drill into my very soul — they are nearly as black as night. He’s evil … I can sense it. I don’t know exactly what he is, but he smells like pure animal.
“Where am I?” I manage to get my words out with a trembling voice.
The man laughs.
“You are right where you need to be, Diane. Where I can harness the power of your prophecy and bring about the destruction of humans.”
Destiny is where you least expect to find it.
Joe is different to most of his pack, they‘re cat shifters, but he’s a wolf. His mother died when he was young, and he doesn’t have a clue who his father is. He’s no purpose in life expect to breeze through it with his friends. Walking into a trap on the spookiest day of the year changes all that. It awakens a strength inside him he didn’t know he had. The flame headed fox changes his outlook on life and forces him to realise everything isn’t as it seems.
Red headed, fox-shifter Diane, was stolen from her family and has spent the last year living in a cage — she has lost everything. Her family, home, and hope of a happy life. She’s told she’s special and needs to be looked after, but all she sees is nothing. Can Joe help her unravel the mystery surrounding her blood coloured hair.
Or will a prophecy end up destroying them both.
Welcome to the Evergreen series, a world of shifters and witches, magic and mayhem, set in the forests of England. Secrets, lies and prediction are wound together by the past and threaten our heroes as they seek to uncover the truth.
About the Author:
Cat Hughes is the mother and daughter writing team of Cara and Annabel Hughes.
Cara has been an international bestselling author in the adult romance genre for several years now. Specializing in dark paranormal and suspense, she likes her characters to suffer before they find happiness. In her spare time, Cara can often be found reading, indulging in her love of photography or baking.
This is Annabel’s first book, but she knows it won’t be her last because she’s loved the process of bringing it to print. She developed a love of writing at school and has a natural skill when it comes to description. In her spare time, Annabel enjoys making Tic Toc videos and discussing the latest school gossip with her friends.
They both hope you enjoy their stories and if you want to give any feedback email them on firstname.lastname@example.org