Fate (Book Two)
Adult Paranormal Romance
Chloe always dreamed of visiting the ocean, and now the ocean is the only place she has left to go. Trapped in the form of a mermaid and on the run from the Sylphaen, her best chance for safety lies in traveling with Zeke to his underwater home and staying under his protection there.
Leaving isn’t easy, however. Her best friend doesn’t know where she’s gone, and her family doesn’t either. She’s been forced to abandon Noah, the boy she’s liked for years and who she’s just discovered likes her too. She only hopes Zeke’s people will help her so she can return soon.
But when conspiracies follow her and people start to die, safety becomes harder to find than ever. The Sylphaen are coming. They’re more powerful than she could have imagined.
And they’re not through with Chloe yet.
Book One in the Awakened Fate Series
“So what do you think those mercenaries were doing here?” Niall asked me quietly. “The border patrols should have stopped them ages ago.”
I didn’t answer, watching Chloe while the guards swam around us, getting ready to leave. Curled on the sand, she slept, the blue-white light of the fire flickering against the iridescent sheen of her cream-toned scales. Currents twisted through her hair, which was redder than it had seemed on land, and occasionally the gold-dusted skin of her brow furrowed, as though she was fighting something in her dreams.
And all around her, a faint hum quivered through the water, like the ocean was ever-so-slightly electrified.
Niall said something, and I blinked. “What?”
His lip twitched. “I said the change looks good on her. Or wouldn’t you agree?”
I glanced back at her. “Uh, yeah, I guess.”
“You guess?” He looked from me to Chloe and then scoffed. “You feeling alright?”
I gave him an irritated look. “What?”
“Oh, nothing. But if you’re not going to make a move on her, you better be sure I will.”
I cut off the hurried response, uncertain what I’d planned to say. But Niall just paused.
“Wait,” he said. “You’re not…”
“Not what?” I asked when he trailed off.
Niall cleared his throat. “You’re not like actually falling for her, are you?”
He paused, a weird look on his face, and then he suddenly let out an incredulous chuckle. “Well, I… damn that’s, um…”
“That’s what?” I demanded. “Niall, give me a break. I barely know the girl.”
“Yeah, and yet you wanted all these guys to come to Santa Lucina to rescue her.”
“You know it wasn’t like that.”
His amusement grew. “Uh-huh.”
“Oh for pity’s sake, Niall. Do you feel the water around us? Feel how it’s different with her in it?”
“It’s different, huh?”
“I will kick your ass, you keep this up.”
Skye Malone is a fantasy and paranormal romance author,
which means she spends most of her time not-quite-convinced that the things she
imagines couldn’t actually exist.
Born and raised in central Illinois, she hopes someday to
travel the world – though in the meantime she’ll take any story that whisks her
off to a place where the fantastic lives inside the everyday. She loves strong
and passionate characters, complex villains, and satisfying endings that stay
with you long after the book is done. An inveterate writer, she can’t go a day
without getting her hands on a keyboard, and can usually be found typing away
while she listens to all the adventures unfolding in her head.
Skye also writes YA urban fantasy as Megan Joel Peterson and is the author of The Children and the Blood trilogy.