I’m in final edits for Windsinger (yay!) and the cover art should be in soon. I’m getting so excited and I hope you are, too! And to keep that (ahem) excitement going…here’s another tease (and oh, is that an accurate description…)
Sami walked over to a nearby shelf, not even bothering to look at him. “I’m not supposed to be telling you anything,” she said stubbornly.
“I need to talk to her.”
Sami shook her head no.
Brad raised his voice. “I need to talk to her, and I’m going to stand here talking to you until you tell me how I find Cecy.”
“Shhh!” She gave him an angry look that was mirrored by the librarian, who was also adding a set of watchful, narrowed eyes for the thirty year-old guy who was bugging her teenage volunteer.
“I can get louder,” Brad goaded. “I can talk all about whirlwinds and supernatural people who run on rocks…”
Sami put out a hand, gesturing for him to stop. “All right,” she fumed, under her breath. “But you can’t tell her I told you. I mean it.”
Brad made a crossing motion over his heart and waited expectantly.
Sami motioned him further into the shelves, and pulled him back behind them at the end of the aisle.
“Tonight is a meteor shower. She’ll be at the dance.”
Brad’s brows went up. “They have a dance to celebrate a meteor shower?”
“Not that kind of dance,” she said. “A meteor shower charges the atmosphere – it’s like a drug for them. Makes them…crazy.”
“Crazy,” he deadpanned. “And they…dance?”
“And other stuff,” she said uncomfortably. “I’m not allowed to take part until I reach my four and four.”
Brad’s eyes widened with understanding. “Cecy takes part in all that?”
“They all do. It’s like one big orgy or something. Unless you’re mated – then you stay with each other.” She looked away, embarrassed. “That’s what I heard anyway.”
It suddenly occurred to him that Cecy may have broken things off with him for other reasons. His jaw tightened and his eyes were hard as they met Sami’s.
“Is there someone else she’s seeing?” he managed to grind out.
“Not like that.” Sami rolled her eyes. “But anything goes in a meteor shower. She’s got plenty of admirers. Everybody loves a singer.”
“Where?” he snapped.
“You should probably wait at her house,” Sami said. “If she’s trying to keep you off the radar, you don’t need to be in the middle of a bunch of Twixters and Originals.”
“Where?” he repeated.
“You’re not going to like what you see,” she cautioned. “These people are – we’re – well, we’re magic,” she said. “You can’t compete with that. Let her finish out the night and then find her in the morning when it’s over.”
“Where, Sami?” Brad crossed his arms, staring her down.
“Uuuuuhhhhgg.” She let out an aggravated sigh. “At the butte. It’s really clear out there, and lots of room for the Originals to move around with damaging anything.”
He was already in motion, and she followed him down the aisle, prepared to argue with him some more, but the head librarian was giving her a serious death glare. She couldn’t stop him, anyway, even if she wanted to.
Don’t worry, Windsinger (Part one of the new Elemental Destiny Series) will be here soon!!