Book 1 in The Angel Crusades Series by CS Yelle
Britt Anderson went along with everything the doctors said for nearly four years, but she was still dying at eighteen. The cancer had won leaving her without a future, without any options, and without control. No control, except for how she would leave this world. As Britt tries to end her life by going into the frigid waters she realizes her mistake. She struggles to get back to shore, to cry out for help, but her atrophied muscles are useless and the frigid water steals the breath from her chemo-scarred lungs. Despite her father’s attempts to reach her, she flies over the waterfall.
When Allister Parks finds Britt’s fragile body on the riverbank something calls out to him. Ignoring the warnings of his sister, Allister brings Britt back from the edge of death. The only problem is that an Eternal like Allister isn’t allowed to touch those who have already passed from this world. It is forbidden; an infraction punishable by death.
As Britt relishes her new cancer-free life and senior year of high school, her very existence threatens Allister’s place in this world. Allister struggles to keep Britt a secret from the Eternal Council and out of the hands of the only Eternal who already knows the truth: the one who stole her guardian angel.
I recognized him instantly, the nurse’s assistant. The connection felt like a cable, linking us together.
His eyes twinkled in amusement and a smile touched his lips, and I knew his name. “Kendal,” I whispered. “He’s here.” “What?” Allister hissed. “Are you sure?” “He’s by the back fence, staring at me.”
Allister looked across the yard and his hands flexed on my waist as his body went rigid. “What do we do?” I asked. “We’re sunk,” Allister sighed.
Just as the tingling began, panic gripped me. I recognized the yard and the house. Mine. My room materialized before me as the smell of lilac came to me and I stared through Kendal’s eyes at my bed as I slept. He crept closer even as my mind screamed for me to wake up, to just, wake up.
My eyes flew open and I sat up. Kendal, only a step from me, jumped back in surprise.
About the author:
C.S. Yelle was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MN, the “almost” middle child of six. He attended Grand Rapids Senior High School where he enjoyed music and sports. He received his BS in Chemistry from Mayville State University, Mayville, ND in 1987. He taught 7-12 Science and coached for six years in several North Dakota schools and currently works as an Executive Account Manager in the Water Treatment Industry where he has been for nearly seventeen years. He is the father of four and grandfather of one. He writes novels, screenplays, and an occasional short story. He has been writing seriously for over ten years and plans to continue until his fingers are unable, maybe longer. He currently resides in a Minneapolis, MN suburb with his wife Jennifer and their rat terrier, Holly.
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