Today is my stop on the weekend blitz tour for Mortiswood: Kaelia Awakening by Gina Dickerson. I’m excited to share an exclusive excerpt from the book!
“They’ve been waiting lifetimes for you, Kaelia. They want you and will stop at nothing to have you.”
The warning’s rung in Kaelia’s ears since she discovered she’s far from the ordinary girl who grew up in the coastal town of Margate. She has power. The first time she shows it, death strikes, the second, she loses someone special, and on the third, her mother disappears.
Destiny is coming for Kaelia and there’s nowhere she can hide. THEY have stepped out of the shadows to find her. For generations, there have been whispers of The Chosen One. They speak of a name – Marrock – whose destiny entwines with that of The Chosen One.
Kaelia must avenge the wrongs, uncover who Marrock is, find her mother, and… FIGHT. Facing forces of depraved evil, magic, and myth, Kaelia’s search leads her through magical forests and unearthly realms. Who, or what, can Kaelia trust? Is she strong enough to survive the horror? All she knows is her life will never be the same again…
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‘Step back slowly, Kaelia,’ Bran instructed.
‘Something’s wrong.’ Kaelia cautiously moved backwards until she felt Bran behind her.
Bran slipped a hand around Kaelia’s waist and pulled her closer. She fitted neatly against his chest, the top of her head not even reaching his shoulders. With a terrifying howl, the Vallesm launched itself towards them but carried on past, out through the vine covered mouth of the cave.
Kaelia, realising her heart was racing, trembled.
‘This is most pleasant,’ Bran mused.
Annoyed with herself for not having stopped him before, Kaelia pulled free from Bran’s hold. ‘Don’t go getting any ideas,’ she warned before stalking out of the cave.
Bran followed, chuckling to himself. ‘Ideas are certainly all I’m having, Kaelia. It is proving to be much more entertaining pursuing you than I had anticipated. I know you can hear me.’
‘You’re talking to yourself,’ Kaelia snapped. ‘And I’m not listening to another word you say.’
‘Oh, yes you are.’
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About the Author
Gina Dickerson lives by the Thanet coast on the north-eastern tip of Kent with her family and playful Siberian husky. She writes dark fiction and is the author of the dark fantasy, adventure, romance series Mortiswood Tales, and Always Golden – a dark, twisted fairy tale, among others. She is a full-time author and has also been a columnist for her local newspaper. She designs under the name RoseWolf Design and is also part of Authors Reach, a co-operative formed with four other authors.