Today’s Deadly Destination is from Natalie J. Damschroder‘s Riley Kordek on Boston, Atlanta, Rhode Island, Oregon from HEAVY METAL,Goddesses Rising #2 (published on August 27, 2013 by Entangled Publishing). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below.
Natalie J. Damschroder’s Riley Kordek on Boston, Atlanta, Rhode Island, Oregon from HEAVY METAL
All my life, I was told goddesses weren’t real. The Society for Goddess Education and Defense was on my mother’s and grandmother’s permanent sh** list, and I always assumed they’d been scammed or something. I’d never met anyone claiming to be a goddess, though I knew such people were out there. Honestly, it wasn’t something I thought much about, until the day I turned 21 and my own abilities manifested.
The world never changed. It’s not like creatures appeared around me. No underworld reared up to fill spaces I didn’t know existed. Instead, real life took on a new dimension. Suddenly, parked cars…a copper barrette…a silver pen…seemingly innocuous things became conduits for an energy that had always been there but that only certain people—like me—could tap into.
My life turned upside down at first. I was alone, with strange things happening all around me. I became a target of some faceless but wholly human harasser. Because of them, I lost my job, my home, and very nearly my sanity.
Until I met Sam Remington, and the world made sense again. Not at first, because a lifetime of belief held up under the battering of rational argument. But Sam convinced me that what I could do, what we *all* could do, was real. That the Society and its members weren’t a threat to me, but a chance to find myself at home again.
Of course, just when I’d started to feel safe and whole, to embrace the new “reality plus” in the world around me, a sinister element reared its ugly head, putting the entire goddess community in danger…
Natalie J. Damschroder grew up in Massachusetts, and loves the New England Patriots more than anything. (Except her family. And writing and reading. And popcorn.) When she’s not writing romantic adventure for Carina Press and paranormal romance for Entangled Publishing, she does freelance editing and works part time as a chiropractic assistant. She and her husband have two daughters they’ve dubbed “the anti-teenagers,” one of whom is also a novelist. (The other one prefers math. Smart kid. Practical.)
1 print copy of Heavy Metal
Available on August 27, 2013 by Entangled Publishing
The world is not what Riley Kordek imagined. On the run from those who’ve targeted her, all Riley wants is a chance to figure out her new ability to bend metal’s energy. When a hot guy who knows more than he should helps her escape her attackers, she thinks she might’ve found someone who can lead her to the answers she needs.
Three years ago, Sam Remington walked away from his employer and the woman he loved, and now, all he’s looking to do is fill the gaping hole left behind. Except, when Sam takes Riley to the Society for Goddess Education and Defense, the stakes rise beyond what either of them could have imagined.
After being alone for so long, falling for Sam would be far too easy—and far too painful, once his old flame calls needing his help. Worse, Riley uncovers a plot with disastrous ramifications not only for herself, but for Sam and the people he loves—and potentially every goddess in the country.
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