Title: Shadow Walker
Author: Anya J. Cosgrove
Publication Date: January 17th 2019
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
A newborn witch is rescued by two smoking-hot brothers. Can she unravel their dark secrets? Or will she lose her soul trying?
Alana sucks at witchcraft. Healing, telepathy, seeing through illusions… she can’t master any of it.
Sparring with the six-foot-three muscular Walker brothers doesn’t help her focus. Alana’s not about to let herself fall for a man—or a demon—especially not the ones that abducted her in an attempt to save her life.
When a bitter demon learns of Alana’s existence, he’ll stop at nothing to possess her and drive a wedge between the two brothers. If Alana can’t learn to use her powers, she’ll die. If she can’t discern illusion from reality, she’ll lose her mind.
Nothing stays black and white in a world full of shadows.
Demons, witches, forbidden love… visit the otherworld today.
When I woke up, Thom’s hands lay flat against my stomach, his heat delicious against my skin. A hint of daylight seeped through the blinds. Should I stay? Should I go? With a sigh, I opted for caution and extricated myself from Thom’s sleepy embrace.
I tiptoed out of the room. A few steps down the hallway, I noticed Liam’s door was wide open. Fear coagulated into a stone in my stomach.
“Hi,” a throaty voice greeted me from behind, and I jumped, coming face to face with the devil. His head slowly tilted to the side. A cat contemplating a bird.
The stare bared me. Silence pressed like an elephant doing acrobatics on my chest. “Need to get dressed.” I scurried to my door.
I gripped the doorknob, knuckles white, and summoned the courage to check if his eyes were black. They weren’t. Bluish gray, almost silver, they glistened in the morning light.
He hesitated, his gait shifting from one foot to the other. “Let me see your hand.”
Unable to stop staring, I put my palms up in front on me. The night of my birthday, his eyes had been brown. Such an unusual color would have caught my attention. He moved forward, and my pulse quickened, but I didn’t budge. In fact, my body was not responding to any commands.
Was he hypnotizing me? Layers of bandages fell at our feet as he undressed my wound. Despite trying hard not to, I flinched when his fingers grazed the cut.
Flashes of the past filled my mind.
A younger version of my parents towered above me, snapping pictures. The flash blinded me. Today was my first day of school. I was eager to go but terrified. What if I didn’t make friends?
A small spectacled teenager stood in front of me as I leaned down to give him a quick peck on the lips. My first kiss. The boy turned maroon, and I giggled.
The vividness of the memories did not spook me as much this time around. Somehow, I felt more in control. Beyond the images and feelings assaulting my senses, a web stretched around me. I threaded carefully and tugged on a string. Could I conjure something specific instead of the random childhood memories? I concentrated hard on Thom.
“Hi, I’m Thom.” The cute blond sitting on my right introduced himself, and I shook his hand. Wow. Art class would be even better than I’d imagined, and I’d had high expectations to begin with. I congratulated myself for taking the time to brush my hair and dress, remembering how I’d almost come to class in sweatpants.
It was working. Excited, I pulled hard on the next string. Too hard. The images swirled in a tempest, and I braced the storm down an unbeaten but strangely familiar path.
I saw myself, hair frizzy from sleep and skin pale in the gray light. I was seeing through Liam’s eyes, as he/us stared deep into my green irises. His version of me had dilated pupils and a frazzled heartbeat.
A strange, bitter voice glazed over the scene. Look at her. She is terrified of me.
Shadow Walker – Anya J Cosgrove ©2018
About the Author
Anya J Cosgrove lives in Québec with her husband, her beautiful son, and two mischievous cats. She works as a veterinarian by day. She’s a travel and Disney junkie and is passionate about her favorite paranormal series.
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