EXCERPT “Will you stay close?” It sounded crazy coming from my own mouth, but I needed him near. “I’ll stay as close as you want,” he whispered. Then he sat near me cross-legged. “Is this good?” A small smile played at the corner of his lips. Nodding my head, I curled up in his bedroll and immediately felt comfortable and safe. I yawned and inhaled the smell of him from his blanket. I was definitely tired. “Thalia?” Kael leaned over and spoke into my ear. “Hmmm?” I answered. “Why don’t you want me to leave?” “Mmm. ’Cause you keep the bad things away,” I mumbled sleepily. “What if I am the bad thing?” His thick voice questioned. Was that a hint of fear I heard? “You’re not,” I answered honestly. I was almost asleep when I heard shuffling. My eyes flew open, and I reached out to grab Kael’s arm…. Read more »
Author: Chanda Hahn
Chanda is a bestselling and award winning author of the UnEnchanted: An Unfortunate Fairy Tale series and the Iron Butterfly series. She’s been a bestseller in five countries and was named one of Amazon’s top 100 customer favorite author. She uses her experience as a children’s pastor, children’s librarian and bookseller to write compelling and popular fiction for teens. She was born in Seattle, WA, grew up in Nebraska and currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband and their twin children.