When Phoenyx Ember woke up in the burning remnants of a crater, she couldn’t remember anything except her name. She is haunted by the blackness that envelops her past and the limitless power of fire coursing through her veins.
She is charged with a crime she doesn’t remember committing and shipped to the Academy, a home for the violent offenders and orphaned children of power.
There, she will fight the darkness inside herself and look for answers to who she is and why her past was erased.
“Do NOT leave this room, Phee. I swear to fuck if you try to run I will find you and compel you into submission once and for all. WATCH her! Do not let her leave this room!” He growls out through clenched teeth before turning and walking out. The guard takes position in front of the door giving me a hard look. I almost laugh, if there’s one thing I can do is distract guards. I walk up to him smiling.
“You’re not going to keep me locked up are you?” I question as I run my finger down the front of his shirt. His eyes go wide in panic before narrowing into a glare, damn; this is going to take some effort. I trail my finger lower over his belt buckle.
“Enough.” He demands grabbing my wrist, I smile up at him, and I watch him watch my tongue as it slowly moves over my lips. He loosens his grip on my wrist and a hint of a smile plays on his face. Men are so easy. He backs me up into Marcus’ desk. I reach back and pick up the first heavy thing I can get my hand on, bashing it into the side of his face. He slumps to the ground. I place the now bloody paper weight back on Marcus’ desk. Grabbing my bag, I open the door, peeking into the hall. I see another guard posted at each end of the hall. No way am I getting out this way. I close the door and press against the window. It’s at least a fifty foot drop to the ocean below. I don’t give myself time to think about it I throw a chair at the window and launch myself into the air, dropping like a rock into the cold ocean water.
Kolleen is a wife, mom, author, beta reader and blogger. When she isn’t making her house a home for her husband and two young children she enjoys reading everything from paranormal to romance to YA and dark stories. But she spends her free time being held hostage by her current work in progress and letting her characters come to life through her words on paper.
Nadene's addiction to reading began at an early age, when a family friend gifted her a copy of Wuthering Heights. From that moment she was never without a book.She will read anything as long the material is compelling enough to hold her attention. She gained many experiences through the pages of the books she had the opportunity to read.She created this blog to share her love of books with like minded individuals hopes that in sharing reviews of the books read visitors to the blog will discover their next addictive read. When not reading, Nadene enjoys cooking, listening to music and watching television.
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