Therian (The Bloody Crescent #1)
by Roxanne Kade
Genre: YA Paranormal
Re-release date: June 10th 2016
All Amberlyn Darksky has ever wanted is to be normal.
Amber has never been ordinary. She has a gift, the ability to see memories through simple touch, and for her it’s a curse. Especially when she has to relive her mother’s death, on the night she was born, through her father’s eyes. Leading a sheltered life for years under his constant watch has her yearning for freedom and her acceptance into Cyprus Falls University gives her just that.
Plunged into a world of true love, heartache, seduction, and horror, with a deepening affection for Tayelon Cree, and the undeniable allure of Lucard Colbaine, can she accept what either of them represent in her life? And what about the steely-eyed vampire who invades her dreams?
When the blackouts and nightmares begin, Amber fears the pain that rips into her soul and threatens to destroy her. Before long, she is faced with the truth of her destiny as well as the devastating secrets that surround the people she holds dearest; dark secrets that will truly change the course of her very existence.
Amberlyn will have to fight as hard as possible to remain human while the beasts inside her rage to take over.
“Need a little help?” someone asked from her left.
Amber looked up and caught her breath, her gaze fixed on the deepest, liquid hazel eyes she’d ever seen. The handsome guy in front of her smiled and inclined his head. She kept staring, taking in his tall frame and wide shoulders. He wore a bright aqua t-shirt that hugged his torso and contrasted beautifully with his deeply tanned muscular arms. Amber’s heart fluttered and a rush of desire erupted over her entire body. Never before had she experienced such overwhelming feelings. She was aware that she stood with her mouth gaping open like a fool but she couldn’t stop herself. He was beautiful, handsome, sexy…Oh my God! He’s smoking hot! Amber couldn’t find her voice, and his brow furrowed when she still hadn’t spoken.
“Ah, I...I’m looking for East Wing Hall,” Amber blurted out, her skin burning red-hot. She hated that her cheeks betrayed her embarrassment, and desire, so easily.
“Oh, that’s easy. It’s this building over here.” He pointed to a row of blue oblong shapes on the map. “East Wing Hall” was printed above them. “My sister stays in the same building. I can show you if you want?”
His frown disappeared and was replaced by a huge grin that showed off his perfectly white teeth. Who is this gorgeous person standing before me? she wondered. He portrayed a certain confidence about himself, but it was not filled with arrogance. His smile was warm enough to melt the iciest heart, and Amber’s refused to stop its erratic beat. She couldn’t drag her eyes away from his lips, wondering what it would be like to touch them with her own. Would they be firm or soft? She bit her lower lip, lost in the fantasy of her first kiss, until she realized he was waiting for her.
“Thanks,” she responded. Calm down, she told herself. Try to act normal before he starts thinking of you as a freak.
Amber turned to pick her bags up off the floor, but her handsome escort had already grabbed them.
“Hi, Taye. I’m Amberlyn.” She shook the waiting hand he managed to hold out between her bags, forgetting about her gift and her promise to herself to avoid as much physical contact as she possibly could.