It's excerpt week! *bounces around the blog* The dashing David James is giving us a glimpse into Light of the Moon! Yay! But before I give you the goods, take a gander at this....
One night long ago, a
constellation disappeared and fell from the sky in the form of a boy...
Secrets are being kept in the
sleepy town of Lakewood Hollow, Colorado. Life unfolds in shades of red for
Calum, until a mysterious girl named Kate Black enrolls at his school and
everything changes. Suddenly a dangerous world of demons, enchanters, and
witches unfurls before Calum. He learns that the stars have forever held his
destiny, and that the constellations above are much more than what they seem.
But life is not so easy for Calum, and he can feel his heart beat faster
whenever Kate is close. Worse, Kate's blood holds a dark secret even more
dangerous than the war between the demons and enchanters. Soon the two find
that there are worse things than loving someone you shouldn't. For Calum and
Kate, even love and the fiery power of stars may not be enough to break a curse
as dark as the blood that binds their destiny.
Sometimes being brave just means
falling in love.
Sounds freaking awesome right? Well it is! I've read it and can completely vouch for how amazing it is! Wanna sneak peek? Here you go!
the sound hit me; water crashing so angrily it screamed. The sound was a
hundred waterfalls falling at once. It must have been. It was nothing and
everything, so loud it became quiet in an instant, shattering into something so
beautiful I thought maybe I was actually dead.
I breathed deeply-
I was so, so alive.
wrinkled my nose against the humidity and the cold breeze that cut through it.
I closed my eyes for just a second, and gulped in the raw, clean air. It was
sweet and frigid, filling my lungs with so much life they felt as icy as death
inside me. This air reminded me of rain, of the way it fell from the tops of
the Rocky Mountains down to towns below in sheets and storms.
rain so alive it killed.
I opened my eyes I felt the breath I'd taken live and die on an exhale.
cave was enormous, lit by a thousand tiny lanterns and filled with hundreds of
people as if an entire city had been hidden in this hollow mountain. Jagged
stone walls rose up toward a ceiling that wasn't there, trapping the place in
an angry cage of gray. Everything, including the floor, seemed to be made of
stone. Four fast moving waterfalls, shimmering green and blue and white, ran
quickly down the high walls as if pretending to be the four points of a
compass. They jumped over misplaced stones and onto the tops of buildings and
houses, draping them in curtains of blue-green water, frothing white where they
hit gray, and flowed gently into a rapid river that circled the edge of the cave.
The river must have drained out somewhere, but there was no end in sight. There
was only water and stone, the two mixing together, one.
the water and stone were people, all dressed in the same black pants but
different colored shirts: Blue, red, green, yellow, white, and gray. Each
person had determination in their eyes, the same burning purpose I saw in Kate.
They moved with grace, and the ones in gray ran like birds against the river.
None of them seemed to have realized we had stepped out of the mist and through
the stone as if it were nothing.
if everything was normal.
flecks of what looked like mirrored snowflakes floated through the air like
fragmented thoughts from a thousand angels. Each fleck shone a rainbow of
whites, not colors, reflecting everything and nothing at all; it was as if they
were made of pure light, white as the center of the sun.
then belief hit me: Lake Iris.
had to be.
lake stretched wide, resting in the very center of the cave. It was a vast
black thing, still as death and as placid as if ice had formed on top. The
lake, so still and dark with the swirling white flakes reflecting off its
surface, became the night and the stars.
have to hurry." Kate's voice brought me back to reality. "Let's go.
Move. Now!" She pulled me forward and, without meaning to, I found myself
falling into her, touching her, holding her, and it was like the first time all
I mumbled. I pushed away and blinked and the moment was just a lost memory I wanted
to remember but didn't know why.
backed up slowly, her eyes wide, turned-
was left behind, broken and alone.
wondered if that's how it always would be.
needing, wanting: I ran as fast as I could to catch up to Kate. My legs moved
under me as if I was a magnet and so was she.
screamed, "Kate!" but it was nothing more than a lost breath; as I
ran my voice flew behind me. "Wait!"
opposite to opposite, we stood in front of each other, unable to move closer.
asked, "What were those words you said back there?"
words," she said. "But words have power when they have purpose.
Basically, it was a passcode to get through the wards that protect this
does it mean?"
vim virtutum luce. Sum fortitudine. Ego sum lux. Hac virtute lucis intus,
aperta ianua mando secretum," she repeated. "I was told it means 'I
command the power of virtue, of light. I am strength. I am light. With this
power of light inside me, I command this secret door to open.'"
anyone say the words?"
a voice like thunder said behind me. "But not everyone can use their
boy stepped beside me, and I felt my breath catch. With his thick arms crossed
over his gray shirt, and eyes popping green against his dark skin, he made me
think of Tyler.
do you want, Zack?" Kate asked, leaning back on one foot.
smiled and rolled on the heels of his feet. "Nothing. Just wanted to see
who you had with you and why you're sharing our secrets with him. Who is
raised an eyebrow. "Is this him?"
if I don't want to?"
stepped closer to him. "Then I'll make you leave. You don't think I
just grinned and ran a hand over his dark, short hair. "Oh, I know you
could. I'm not stupid."
could see Kate almost smile. "No, you're not. An idiot, maybe, but not
gonna show him around?" Zack asked, looking me up and down. The veins in
his neck burst with every movement.
she said. "I have orders."
eyes went wide, and his dusky skin blotched with pale light. "Oh, sorry.
Go. Didn't mean to keep you."
nodded, her eyes almost sad. "Talk to you later."
turned to leave, and Kate grabbed my arm to pull.
I called to Zack. "Hold on."
he turned around to face me. His eyes were bright, shining with a quiet sadness
that reflected the light in the cave. "What?"
do you think I am?" I asked, and held my breath.
eyes turned to Kate, and then slowly back to me.
think," he said, "that you're someone who has no idea what's about to
happen to him, and that makes you afraid of what's to come."
voice caught in my throat. "Do you know what's going to happen?"
smile was sad. "That's the problem, isn't it? No one does."
then, "We need to go. Now!" Kate backed away from me, and then turned
to run. Her eyes were wide, darting left and right as if she were scared of
someone I couldn't see. She
snapped, "Move, Calum! Why are you so slow? Follow me. Let's go!"
I ran as fast as I could to
catch up to Kate, and as soon as I was close enough to feel the brush of her
long hair blowing back against my face, I slowed enough to pretend I was
couldn't fool myself, though.
heart, beating faster than I ran, gave me away.
around us the men and woman gave us curious looks as we passed, though I had a
feeling their eyes only saw me. The stranger. The one that didn't belong. The
ones in gray shirts looked especially angry, their eyes slanted down, lips
curled in my direction. I could feel sweat dripping down my face already, while
everyone else seemed to move so gracefully swift like Kate.
saw a woman in red, her hair like embers burning, touch her hand to a cold
lantern and light the flame with a snap of her fingers.
now, I could see that their skin seemed iridescent, the same glow I had noticed
in Kate that first day, almost lit from the inside out.
wanted to ask about it, but I couldn't find my breath.
of me felt I might be dreaming.
other part of me knew I wasn't.
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