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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

"Be careful, Ell. I’d hate to see you wind up dead for a second time.” - Where Dead Bodies Lie (Body Dowser #1) by Kat Cazanav

A coldness nipped at my fingertips and no matter how hard I shook my hands, the mist clung to them. I heard a cracking sound and looked up at ceiling lights as they exploded, sending shards of glass spraying everywhere. Students screamed, covering their heads. Another fury of wind swept in through the window. [...]
I felt nothing as if I were standing in the eye of a storm, detached from the riot a few feet away.

Description:

Published: December 16th, 2014

For as long as I can remember, I have been told to follow three important rules;
Always guard my ability
Never share my secret
And pretend to be normal.

However, those three little rules don’t make my life easier. I still find dead people and deal with strange visions. Not to mention, an attraction to a boy who doesn’t exist. Whenever we cross path’s he mists away like smoke on a mirror. He drives me crazy, that Kaff Cooper.

As a flock of dead crows fall from the blackened sky, Kaff becomes the only one who can see the truth straight to the dark underbelly of who I actually am.

My hands feel the pull to extract the forsaken, the lost, the forgotten. It comes as naturally as breathing and there is no stopping it.

EXCERPT

A few more steps into the shadows and the lightness of a feather brushed against my cheek. Instinctively, I turned around, expecting to see someone but instead I lost my balance and stumbled forward, arms extended to catch my fall. I landed on my knees, my hands scraped by broken twigs and rocks.
I shifted my focus from my hands to a crumbling neighborhood further off in the distance. Barely visible through heavy fog, the dilapidated buildings had a rippling effect. There was no clear explanation for it, but looking back on that moment later, I realized the nausea, dizziness, little black dots floating across my eyes, even the black crows passing overhead, were all precursors to what was about to happen.

The ground rumbled and opened up, like a woman spreading her arms wide to take me in. There was only one frightening explanation for this and as absurd as it seemed, it made sense. 

Body dowsing. Someone was waiting for me in the limitless black hole beneath my feet.”

About the author:

“Like I say, ‘nothing is something.’ Look a little harder.”
So I did. I looked beyond his sexy swagger, black t-shirt and worn thin jeans. He was everything that this school wasn’t. He was plain, yet strikingly handsome in an offbeat rugged way. It was as if he’d come from somewhere else, another time, another place, a million miles away."


9 comments:

Linda Romer said...

Where Dead Bodys Lie sound great. I would like to read this book. Thank you

Wendy Hutton said...

sounds like a great book

Anonymous said...

I would really enjoy reading Where Dead Bodies Lie (Body Dowser #1) by Kat Cazanav .

Anonymous said...

I like the description you use.It's very engaging. Also, kudos for doing something new, at least to me, I've never heard of body dowsing. Now I'm curious.

Tempestt Patterson said...

This sounds like a great book. Can't wait to read it!

Cyndi F said...

Holy Bat crap!! I want to read that right now!!! That sounds great!! I want to no more, and more, I love the part when the shards of glass are coming down, and she can see dead people, just has my skin crawling, and yet I no it is gonna be amazing. Will be a book I will like I am sure of it!!! Thanks for the giveaway too.

Roselle Torres said...

Sounds interesting!!! thanks for hosting :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for the chance!

Thomas Murphy said...

sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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