January 5, 2014

The gentleness of his touch made me tense in his arms... RUNNING FROM SHADOWS #8Sunday #YAPNR

Today I'm sharing from my (unpublished) young adult paranormal romance Running From Shadows!

Follow Greta Shore (a 17-year-old, black-haired wiccan beauty) and Paxton "Pax" Craig (an 18-year-old, blond-haired college student with a dark secret) as they discover the fate of their forbidden love.
(Read last week's post. Set-up) Greta runs away from her surprise engagement partthrough the woodsPax saves her from a shadow demon. Oh, and he's a unicorn! 
Back at Pax's cabin, Greta and Pax talk. He tells her that the shadow has fed on her emotions. And that it's definitely someone she knows. And she must under no circumstance confront it because it will kill her. And don't get emotional about anything! >.< Pax offers to drive Greta home. As they're saying goodbye, Greta tenses in his arms...

Cover Art by Danielle Fine

I didn’t know this boy and, as far as I knew, he didn’t know me. Did he really think I’d complain, or did he want to hold me? The wind caught the hem of my dress. Goosebumps danced up my legs, but it wasn’t from the cool breeze. This all felt so right. Paxton carrying me through the woods…

Goddess, stop! 

"Relax," he whispered in my hair, "I know what I'm doing; you're safe."

Tune in next week for more angsty spooky goodness!

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*Check out the USA Today recommended book trailer for Witch Way to Turn!! here


  1. Relax, I know what I'm doing...love it : )

  2. He's so reassuring LOL! I always enjoy the interaction between these two characters - terrific snippet!

  3. Hehe...awww...so sweet. She's finding hersellf falling for him and he's misinterpreting her tension. Can't wait to see where this leads!

  4. Come to think about it, does she have anything but his word that a demon is after her?

  5. Yes, Greta, just let him carry you.

  6. Terrific use of teen-age angst. Nice 8.

  7. ~sigh~ Makes me want to be a teenager again (but only if a unicorn like Paxton could carry me off) ;-) Excellent snippet, Karen :-)