I’ve been very intrigued by paranormal books lately. I’m picky about them, but intrigued nonetheless.
Shadowed, by Michelle Areaux, was no exception to this recent trend. When I read the summary, I was hooked by the promise of the Davenport family’s secret. I wanted to know more about it, and how it would affect the relationship between the two main characters. It made me want to read an excerpt, at the very least.
So I immediately signed up to share one with you today. You can take a look at it below, of course, but before you do, I hope you go over and enter Michelle’s rafflecopter. She’s giving away an ebook copy of Shadowed, which I’m sure many of you want to get your hands on.
When we finally reached the beach, I walked over to a long rock bridge that stretched across the waterway. There was a guy fishing off one side and a few kids playing on the beach.
Stopping, I took in the calming sights and sounds of the ocean.
“This is my favorite place in all the world,” I sighed.
Looking around, Cohen eyed everything I did, as though he were trying to see the world from my eyes.
“It must be nice to have a favorite place,” Cohen said.
“You don’t?” I asked
Something about the way he spoke told me he didn’t. “Well, not really. My family and I have moved around a lot. I never had a chance to have a favorite place,” he admitted.
Placing my hand on his arm, I felt compelled to comfort him. He seemed so sad and distant as he spoke. “I’m sorry you haven’t found a special place. Maybe you will here,” I offered.
Cohen looked down at my hand on his arm and smiled. My fingertips tingled even though there was fabric between my skin and his.
“I think I already have,” Cohen said, smiling down at me.
Sixteen-year-old Henley Abbott is just trying to make it through high school in the small town of Edison, Washington where she has lived her entire life. Constantly feeling alone, she’s surprised when she finds herself intrigued by the new boy in town, Cohen Davenport.
With the entire town talking about the new and secretive family, Henley refuses to join in on the rumors swirling about them and attempts to keep her distance.
However, as Cohen becomes intrigued by Henley, the pair seems to find a spark in a kindling friendship.
As the intensity of their relationship builds, Henley discovers a dark secret plaguing Cohen and his elusive family. He reveals a twisted past that has kept his family on the run…for decades.
Cohen should keep his distance. It is too dangerous to bring Henley into his life, but he can’t stay away from her.
And, Henley doesn’t want him to.
As Henley overcomes her own fears and trepidations, she finds herself engrossed in a battle that could destroy them both. Only their connection could help them all survive.
Intensely romantic and extremely thrilling, this novel will pull readers in from the very first page.
Fans of Twilight, The Guardian Series, and the Marked Saga will instantly fall in love with this new paranormal series.
About Michelle Areaux
Michelle Areaux is a wife, mother, and seventh grade Language Arts teacher.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Kentucky and a Master’s degree in Literacy from Asbury University.
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