Please join me in welcoming Belle Whittington who brings us her newest book, Monarch, a SciFi romance with a dollop of paranormal and a healthy dash of high action.
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TITLE – Monarch
SERIES – Cicada Trilogy
AUTHOR – Belle Whittington
GENRE – Soft Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Romance, Action/Adventure, Aliens
PUBLICATION DATE – September 27, 2014
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 494 Pages
COVER ARTIST – L B Whittington
Blair Reynolds was born to rule. Worlds, that is. Destined to reign over an ancient intergalactic race, it may seem her fate is written in the stars. But she’s willing to risk it all for another chance to spend forever with her true love – even if it means traveling through time and space to the other side of the universe.
As far as Ash is concerned, Blair’s happily-ever-after involves him, not the mere mortal with whom she seems so infatuated. She was bequeathed to him by her father, and Ash will go to any lengths to keep Blair and her true love apart.
And Ash isn’t the only one.
Deep in the jungles of Brazil, where tribal drums call to Blair and her true love, other forces carry out dangerous secret plans.
However, Blair has secrets of her own … secrets so lethal she dares not even remember them.
Secrets so painful they could ruin everything.
Because some secrets kill.
I struggled with the buttons on my shirt as I stumbled up the sloping floor, holding on to the armrests and backs of seats trying to reach our row. All the lights in the cabin were out making it easy to see the brilliant flashes of lightning and electricity pinging around the outside of the plane among a halo of bright light. Then, as quickly as the plane had plummeted from high above the clouds, the pilot was able to stop the sharp descent and get control once more.
People were wailing, children were crying, and a man three rows in front of us was throwing up in a barf bag. The lady across the aisle from us crossed herself and then tightened her seatbelt.
Andrew refused to let me sit next to Everett, insisting that he sit between us. When I protested, he lost his temper and spoke through gritted teeth, “Look around you, Sis. There’s a plane-load of people who just saw their lives flash before their eyes.”
“Take it easy. It’s not her fault,” Everett interjected. Andrew refused to turn around and acknowledge him. I started to protest again, but he cut me off and continued.
“I told you both to control yourselves, didn’t I?” His face was flushed with anger, covered in an expression I’d never seen on my brother’s face. “You won’t be happy until you kill us all, will you?”
“That’s enough, Andrew!” Everett grabbed him by the shoulder and pulled him out of my face.
But it was too late. The damage had been done. It would have been better if he’d have hit me. Instead, he’d ripped my chest open and tore out my heart. And I knew … I knew … my lip quivered as I looked away … because I knew my brother blamed Dad’s and Aaron’s deaths on me. He blamed Mom’s disappearance on me, too. He’d laid it all on my shoulders.
And I felt the weight drop on me as he spoke those last words.
I was trapped on that plane, with no way to run from the guilt and shame. I stood and looked around for a place to go. Andrew grabbed me by the wrist and ordered me to sit down.
Then something came over me.
Perhaps it was anger at myself or maybe it was because I was mad at him. Perhaps it was the alien side of me. Or maybe it was the voice that had grown stronger within me over the past few hours that had reminded me of who I really was— Queen … Monarch … a royal alien princess who was once born to alien parents who’d both inherited their thrones through birthright and royal blood.
I calmly cocked my head to the side, looked my brother in the eyes, and said, “Do you know who you’re speaking to?” I felt my nostrils flare and my breath quicken as the words wound their way up my throat and across my tongue, refusing to be silenced by my heart. “I was born to rule worlds. Don’t you ever forget that!”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Belle was raised in deep East Texas. She now resides somewhere north of Houston, Texas in a small inconsequential town with the smallest, most inconsequential name. There, in the shady reaches of the pines, elms, and oaks, she daydreams adventures and secrets she weaves throughout her stories. She’s the author of CICADA, FIREFLY, and MONARCH, a Young Adult/New Adult cross-over trilogy with excellent reviews. She studied literature and history at University of Houston where Beowulf, Shakespeare’s works, and the history of the Vikings were her favorite topics. Belle is positive her readers and fans are the best in the universe.
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