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On Writing & Life

Hello lovelies!

It’s been a while. I know. I have no excuse. I always want to do more on my website, but I always seem to put it so far down the list, that nothing ever happens. I do apologize for that.

So, what have I been up to?

1. As I’m sure you’ve seen if you follow me anywhere, really, Fated Mates box set is out now and we’re in the midst of the waiting game to see if we hit the list. It’s nerve-wracking, but it’s just part of the game. I am so thankful for the ladies in the box set and their hard work. If you’re waiting to read Witch’s Heart, pick it up here!

2. This week, I’m back in the writing cave, working on TWO projects. I know, I have no idea why I do this to myself, but I can’t help it. One project is the next book in the Hawthorne series. The other book is a currently secret project that I can’t wait to talk about.

3. Speaking of the secret project, I am INCREDIBLY nervous about it. It’s going to stretch my creative muscles that’s for sure. It’s a different format that I’ve ever done before, and I’m curious how well I’ll handle it. I’m very excited!

4. I’m a lot more active on my newsletter, which I hope you’ve signed up for! If you haven’t, here’s the link: http://eepurl.com/10JC5 I include a lot of book recommendations, writing insights, and giveaways!

5. Also, if you’ve been waiting to check out a book by me, you now can. FOR FREE! That’s right. I’m giving away the prequel for the Hawthorne series for free! Just follow the link: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/f0t1xi1qmr

6. I also went to NYC for Book Expo (which was amazing and just what I needed). Here are some pictures!

Why yes, that is Joe Hill. This was an awesome trip and I can’t wait for next year!

7. Last, but definitely not least, I have officially published my 14 book! I still can’t wrap my mind around this or the fact that anyone reads my stories! Thank you! If you haven’t checked them out, I’ll leave the covers and links below! Just click on the cover and it’ll take you to the page!

  

   

And I think that’s all for now! I’ll try to post here more frequently! But in the meantime, I hope you’re having a great summer already!

Happy reading,

Valia

Privacy

It is my/Valia Lind’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect from you or which you may provide to me, in the circumstances set out below. Accordingly, I have developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”).

I will only collect and use your Personal Data where:

  • I have lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with our legal obligations;
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  • I have legitimate interests in using your Personal Data and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), I, Valia Lind, am the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how I use your Personal Data, please contact me via my contact details at the end of this policy.

This policy is effective as of May 1, 2019.

1. Personal Data I collect via my website www.valialind.com (the“Website”) or through the newsletter link sign up

Personal Data that you provide to me

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  • process and manage your use of my website/newsletter;
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3. Sharing of your Personal Data

I take your privacy seriously and will not share your Personal Data with others.

4. Keeping your Personal Data secure

I have implemented security policies and technical measures to safeguard the Personal Data I collect. I maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law, including the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorized access, use and disclosure.

5. Retention periods for use of your Personal Data

I will use and store your Personal Data only for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the uses of your Personal Data as described in this privacy policy and otherwise as communicated to you. I review the Personal Data I hold at regular intervals and delete permanently or anonymous any Personal Data which is no longer necessary.

6. Access to and control over your Personal Data

You have legal rights under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. You can ask the following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting me via email valialind@gmail.com

  • see what Personal Data I hold about you (if any), including why I am holding it and who it could be disclosed to;
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7. Change of purpose

I will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which I have collected it, unless I reasonably consider that I need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to have an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact me.

If I need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, I will notify you and I will explain the legal basis which allows me to do so.

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Witch’s Fire is LIVE!!!

Hello lovelies!

Witch’s Fire is now available and I love this little book so much! I hope you check it out and leave a review! Reviews help so much!

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Welcome to Hawthorne.
A town. A home. A sanctuary.
It’s a land of magic, where traditions run deep. Governed by an ancient coven, it’s a place where supernaturals and humans can live in peace.
Until now.

Brianna has been groomed to become the next coven’s leader since the day she was born. As the eldest sister, she is knowledgeable in the ways of her people. Strong and reliable, she has only one flaw: she has no active magic.
Mark has been called to Hawthorne by the coven’s leaders. With the Ancients rising from their slumber, every powerful witch is needed. But neither Mark nor Brianna realize that what they need more is each other.
They are like oil and water. Two pieces from two different puzzles. But in order to defeat the latest big and bad, they will have to work together.
And maybe, just maybe, they’ll discover that opposites do attract and anything is possible with an open mind and a little magic.

GET IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Witchs-Fire-Hawthorne-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B07MTTM943

Much love,

Valia

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Majyk Reclaimed is LIVE!!!!

Hello lovelies,

The day is here! The Skazka Chronicles trilogy is COMPLETE!!!!

I’m so beyond excited and terrified to share this book with you. I love it to pieces, and I hope you do too! Calista has been through so much, but I couldn’t be prouder of her and the woman she has become. She has taught me so many lessons and even though I’m sad to say goodbye, I know she will continue to make me proud.

ALL the books in the trilogy are only 99 cents! So if you’ve been looking for a next binge read, this is your time!!!

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𝑹𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑴𝒂𝒋𝒚𝒌 (𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒌𝒂𝒛𝒌𝒂 𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒊𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒔, #1)

★ 𝐀𝐦𝐚𝐳𝐨𝐧 ➔ http://a.co/d/9TbM6lt
★ 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐍𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞 ➔ https://bit.ly/2PvZMia
★ 𝐢𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬 ➔ https://apple.co/2NHfZke
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𝑴𝒂𝒋𝒚𝒌 𝑹𝒆𝒃𝒐𝒓𝒏 (𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒌𝒂𝒛𝒌𝒂 𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒊𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒔, #2)

★ 𝐀𝐦𝐚𝐳𝐨𝐧 ➔ http://a.co/d/aTs8CwW
★ 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐍𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞 ➔ https://bit.ly/2JWKi7N
★ 𝐢𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬 ➔ https://apple.co/2t7oQDx
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𝑴𝒂𝒋𝒚𝒌 𝑹𝒆𝒄𝒍𝒂𝒊𝒎𝒆𝒅 (𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒌𝒂𝒛𝒌𝒂 𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒊𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒔, #3)

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★ 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐍𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞 ➔ https://bit.ly/2L934Hr
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★ 𝐊𝐨𝐛𝐨 ➔ https://bit.ly/2RSEJrD

Thank you, for coming on this journey with me! I have so much more planned, so I hope you stay tuned!

Much love,

Valia

MAJYK RECLAIMED IS COMING DECEMBER 14TH!!!

That’s right darlings! Majyk Reclaimed is right around the corner and you can preorder for 99 cents today!!! Majyk Reclaimed_Valia Lind-ebooklg

Amazon: ttp://a.co/d/2xiNFSC

More links to come!!!

I’m so excited about this book!

Much love,

Valia

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COVER REVEAL – The Skazka Chronicles #3!

Hello lovelies,

The time has finally come! Feast your eyes on the cover of the next book in the Skazka Chronicles!!! I’m beyond in love with this cover and I think you will be too!

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ISN’T IT SO GORGEOUS!!!!!??????????????

And now for the full wrap!

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I love. I LOVE SO HARD!

Summary:

This is no happy fairy tale…the battle is raging and the fate of Skazka hangs in the balance.

Calista has given up everything. Her heart. Her choice. Her freedom.

Surrounded by enemies at every side, the fate of the kingdom lies on her shoulders. After the invasion, the people of Skazka are scared and it’s up to Calista to lead them to safety. But how can she do so when everything about her is a lie. She is not fit to rule the kingdom and the land knows it.

While the evil enchantress from her childhood stories stands at her side as an advisor, the queen she has served faithfully is trying to kill her. With the love of her life no longer by her side, she doesn’t know whom to trust. Storms are raging outside the walls. Both the eastern and northern fronts are close to failing. Calista is ready for the fight, but when the truth about her heart comes out, she must go on a quest to retrieve it. Before Vasilisa can get to the chest and unleash her wrath upon it.

It’s time for Calista to embrace every aspect of her majyk. Even if it means becoming what she has feared all along.

RELEASE DATE: Winter 2018

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41726058-untitled

I can’t contain my excitement! And I cannot wait to share this book with you!! Make sure to check out my Facebook author page for a giveaway!

Much love,

Valia

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Hi, I’m sorry, I’m the worst!

Hello darlings,

I have been so bad at updating my website! If you follow me on other social medias, you know I’ve been busy. This is not an excuse, just a fact. But I’m still sorry. 😦

BUT.

Now I come to you with some updates!

First, I have a book coming out in 9 days!!!!!!!! Well, sort of. I have a story in a book. I’m super excited to have you meet the residents of Hawthorne!

Unleashed

Paranormal Romance Anthology

August 20, 2018

Only 99 cents!

http://a.co/3hiyD6k

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My story revolves around Harper, a middle sister in a powerful witch coven, and Connor, the son of an alpha from a nearby pack. I love these two so much!

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Second of all, did you see Majyk Reborn is out??? I know it’s been a few months now, but I’m still super excited about this book and for what’s coming next! I’m in the midst of writing Brendan’s novella, which will be out….sometime that I’m not officially announcing just yet. 😀

In the meantime, don’t forget to pick up Remembering Majyk for only 99 cents and get introduced to Cali and the gang!

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Remembering Majyk: http://a.co/3KS4pgS

Majyk Reborn: http://a.co/9Dy2279

I have lots more goodies coming up, but I think I’ll keep those under wraps for a bit longer. Now, I’m off to the writing cave! I hope you have a lovely day!

Much love,

Valia

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Title, Cover, and Synopsis Reveal: The Skazka Chronicles, Book 2!!!

Hello lovelies!!!!

I cannot believe the time is finally here to reveal this awesome beauty! I am so excited for this book and I hope you are too!

Book 2 in the Skazka Chronicles is…….Majyk Reborn!!!!

BOOK SUMMARY:

What if getting her memory back was the worst thing that could’ve happened to Calista?

After returning to Skazka, the last place Calista wants to be, is in the Royal Court. Her every move is watched, her majyk is getting out of hand, and the one person she thought she could trust is pulling away. The secrets she holds inside of her may break apart the foundation of what makes her a Volshebnitsya. As Calista regains more of her memory, she realizes that maybe she is not who she thought she was, and there are forces much darker than the Glava that she must stand against. But how can she trust what’s true, if everyone around her knows more than they’re saying?

The storms are getting worse, entering the majykal Skazka and blurring the veil between the worlds. Frankenstein’s monsters are right on her heels, with the Glava pushing to destroy what is left of the High Realm, while Calista is trapped in the middle.

Is she darkness or is she light? Finding the answer to that question may cost Calista everything, even the happy ending she so desperately desires.

And now, for the cover!!!!

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Are you ready???

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Are you??

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Okay!!! AHHH!

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I. AM. IN. LOVE.

And here’s the full wrap!!

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What do you think?? Isn’t it GORGEOUS??? I absolutely LOVE the green and my girl Calista sure looks like she can take care of some serious business!

Majyk Reborn will be out on
June 22nd, 2018!!!

That’s right. A month to go and you can have this beauty in your hands!

Add it on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39331719-untitled

There will be a short preorder for Barnes & Noble, Apple, & Kobo going up today and I will share the link as soon as it’s live!
Amazon will be a live release on June 22nd!

I am so excited to share this book with you! This series is just so important to me and I cannot wait to hear what you think of Calista’s story.

If you haven’t picked up book one, what are you waiting for?

Amazon: http://a.co/aJCVUvB 

Make sure to follow me on all the social medias, for lots of giveaways are coming your way!! I’m going to go and admire this beauty now.

Much love,

Valia

Blog Tour: Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

Hello lovelies,

Today I bring you a tour blog stop that I am super excited about! I haven’t been reading as much as I’d like to (all this writing is really putting a damper on that), but I did have the chance to read Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian and it was so so good.

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SUMMARY:

Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Queen of Flame and Fury, was murdered before her eyes. Ten years later, Theo has learned to survive under the relentless abuse of the Kaiser and his court as the ridiculed “Ash Princess.” Pretending to be empty-headed and naive when she’s not enduring brutal whippings, she pushes down all other thoughts but one: Keep the Kaiser happy and he will keep you safe.

When the Kaiser forces her to execute her last hope of rescue, Theo can’t keep her feelings and memories pushed down any longer. She vows revenge, throwing herself into a plot to seduce and murder the Kaiser’s warrior son with the help of a group of magically gifted and volatile rebels. But Theo doesn’t expect to develop feelings for the Prinz. Or for her rebel allies to challenge her friendship with the one person who’s been kind to her throughout the last hopeless decade: her heart’s sister, Cress.

Cornered into impossible choices and unable to trust even those who are on her side, Theo will have to decide how far she’s willing to go to save her people and how much of herself she’s willing to sacrifice to become queen.

MY REVIEW:

I didn’t have many expectations going in. Which is how I like it. I don’t like having preconceived notions about a book, and I’m so glad this came to me that way, because it made a name for it all on its own.

I love when books surprise me. To be honestly, the beginning chapter didn’t pull me in. I had to make past it. But once I started to get to know Theo and what she’s been going through and who she’s become, it all just took off from there.

A times, it’s a difficult book to read because it deals with a lot of heavy subjects. Being in captivity for so long, paraded around as a trophy for a victory and constantly abused is not a pleasant thing to read. But I enjoyed getting to know Theo and how she dealt with many of the unfortunate circumstances that seem to surround her. Even when she was beaten down, she comes back up again. Figuratively and realistically. My heart broke for her but it also cheered, when she did just lay down and continue to take the hardships. She could’ve. This could’ve been a whole different story.

I have my opinions on the other characters, and all I’ll say here is that they’re probably not going to be the popular ones. But I’m used to that, so I’ll deal.

I think Laura crafted a very interesting beginning to a series that I look forward to continuing on with (which will be a while since the book doesn’t even come out till April 24th.). I flew through the book and cannot wait to pick up the next one!

Preorder it here:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Changing Hands

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Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Kiss Collector by Wendy Higgins!!!

Hello lovelies,

Today is an exciting day! Not only is it Wednesday, but it’s cover reveal day for one of my favorite people! (And yes, it’s also Valentine’s day haha).

If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know I LOVE everything Wendy writes and I seriously cannot wait for this beauty! Are you ready to see it???

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Blurb:
When seventeen-year-old Zae Monroe gets cheated on by the only guy she’s ever loved, then watches her parents’ marriage crumble, she decides to forget about relationships and turn the tables on the boys of the world. It’s time to take what she wants, and what she wants are kisses. Athletes, musicians, poets, and bad boys—their lips are all on her agenda, and it’s time to collect.
Zae proposes a contest with her friends to see who can kiss the most boys during spring break. But what starts as a harmless competition leads to a downward spiral she can’t seem to break free of. As family, academic, friend, and guy drama come to a head, Zae is forced to face the reasons behind her boy angst, and starts to wonder if she was wrong about the male race…or at least some of them.
COMING DECEMBER 18TH, 2018!!! Don’t forget to add it to your TBR!
 THE GIVEAWAY:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Are you excited? Because I’m excited!!

Much love,

Valia

 

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Remembering Majyk is Live!!

Hello lovelies,

AH!!! IT’S HERE!!! IT’S HERE!!! REMEMBERING MAJYK IS LIVE!!!!!

Amazon kindle: http://a.co/ebxuasg

Amazon paperbacks: http://a.co/hmYLPXG

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Here they are, my beautiful darlings!! I hope you love their story as much as I do!

Don’t forget, I’m having a party with a TON of amazing authors!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/400884860360692/

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Much love,

Valia

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Remembering Majyk: Excerpt & Giveaway!

Hello lovelies,

Today, I have something special for you!! I’ve got a whole lot of teasers and a whole excerpt below! I can’t believe we’re only 8 DAYS away from the release!! Don’t forget to scroll all the way down for a giveaway!

Check out this thrilling excerpt for REMEMBERING MAJYK! Don’t forget to preorder your copy today!

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Title: REMEMBERING MAJYK, book one in The Skazka Chronicles

Young Adult Fantasy

 

Release Date: January 18

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PREORDER HERE–> http://a.co/auvnhqa

Book Description:
Calista Faulkner never believed in fairy tales…until she is thrust into one.
While attending a college party, she’s attacked by terrifying creatures straight out of a modern day Dr. Frankenstein’s handbook. Fleeing for her life, she discovers that her human memories are a lie and nothing is what it seems.
Calista becomes a target and her only chance of survival is to trust the mysterious Brendan Parnell. He seems to know all of her secrets, even those she doesn’t remember herself.
Together they must fight to protect the most important part of their inheritance, the Relic of Knowledge. Unfortunately, Calista has no memory of her magical life and no idea where she hid the relic. As her memories begin to resurface with bone crushing agony, Calista must face the facts: she is a Volshebnitsya of the High Realm of Skazka and it is her duty to stop the Glava, the masters of Shadowlands.
The world around them begins to falls apart. Plagued by storms that are destroying cities and torn by the sinister monsters of Russian lore. The secrets locked deep inside her mind are her destiny and her undoing. If both worlds are to survive, Calista and Brendan must face the darkness around them—and the darkness threatening from within.

EXCERPT:

“What’s going on?” I shout, as the stranger shoves me into the room used to store all of our stuff, shutting the door behind him. I expect someone to come to my rescue, but it’s like no one can hear me yell. Stumbling back against the bed, I turn around and find myself face to face with another man already in the room. They tower over me, flanking me on both sides, wearing an expression of hatred that I don’t understand. I’ve never seen them before.
“Look, I don’t know who you think I am, but you’ve got the wrong girl. I have no idea who you are or why I’m here.” I say, and my words sound a lot calmer than I feel. Staring at the large men, I keep backing away until I’m on the other side of the bed.
“Volshebnitsya Skazki, sechasze otdavai Znaniye, ili mi ybiyom vseh.” 
“Umm, what?” My brain pushes to comprehend the strange words as the man in front of me growls with every syllable. His eyes narrow and he exhales, almost like a dog, before trying again.
“You are Calista Faulkner,” he says, his voice thick with an accent I can’t quite place. “You will tell where Znaniye hides or we kill everyone in this house.”
It takes a second for the broken English words to register before I find the courage to reply. “Kill? Did you not hear a word I just said? You’ve got the wrong girl!” I’m shouting now, but I don’t care if I sound like a lunatic. Someone has got to hear me.
“Do not bother yelling, Protector.” The goon who dragged me in here speaks again, as if reading my mind. “Walls now sealed with majyk of land. No one hear you now.”
I’ve always thought of myself as a logical person. I’ve always thought that presented with a situation where my life is in danger I will do the right thing. Those corners of my mind are trying to piece together what’s happening, but the rest of my body is shaking in fear. It’s as if I’m two people all of a sudden. One, fully focused on getting out of here, with a calm mind. Second, shaking like a leaf with no coherent thought. Thankfully, the logical me wins out.
“Listen,” I try again, my voice coming out soothing, but I do take a step back to put some distance between us. “I have no idea what you’re talking about. If you’ll just let me go, I can find someone who lives in this house, I’m sure they’ll be happy to show you where whatever you’re looking for is.”
“Do not lie, Protector!” the stranger booms, shaking the floor I’m standing on with just his voice. “This house has no wards, no majyk. You would not be so careless to leave the relic here.” I move a bit farther back, putting the bed between us.
“You guys have had a little too much to drink.” I say, because I can’t even fathom this being my reality right now. With every word, my mind shouts at me that this is not a joke. These…things…are here to hurt me. I can’t constitute them as men any longer, as their faces continue to ripple in an otherworldly way, each time they breathe.
“Enough!” the man who was already in the room bellows, speaking up for the first time. “Do not play games, Protector. Tell us where it is and we kill you fast. Lie to us, and we kill you slow. Then, we kill all humans in this house.”
The man takes a step toward me and suddenly, there is a sword in front of my face. I jump as it manifests itself in his hand, my own hands flying over my mouth. I don’t think I drank anything but soda, so my mind must be playing tricks on me. I swear the man grows in size right before my eyes. He’s almost seven feet tall now, towering over my small frame, his face twisting and turning, becoming something other than human. His eyes bulge out, taking over his face, and from what I can see, there seem to be scars all over his skin. As if someone stitched pieces of flesh together. I watch, frozen, as the giant stalks up to me, pinning me against the wall in one breath. I try to struggle, but the hand on my throat is cutting off any circulation.
“Tell me where it is,” he growls, the words almost unintelligible with the noise coming from deep within his throat. I try to shake my head, give him some indication that I have no idea what he’s talking about, but he growls again and then there is pain.
Excruciating pain.
I feel my blood drip down my arm where his sword tip cuts me and that’s when I realize this is no joke. These men–monsters–are here for me and they will kill me if
I don’t tell them what they want to know. If only I knew what they were asking, but none of this makes sense. I’m gasping for breath, my thoughts a jumbled mess as the pain spreads through my body. He cuts deeper, and any moment he’ll scrape the bone, leaving a permanent mark.
I push against the burning sensation spreading up my arm, struggling to breathe as he crushes my windpipe with his gigantic claw. My vision swims before me as I try to focus on his face and there is more distortion than before. It’s as if layers of a mask keep coming off the longer he’s around me. I don’t understand how my mind manages to catalogue anything through the pain, but I fight it. I fight with my whole being.
An instinct I didn’t know I possessed kicks in, overshadowing the pain. It’s as if a switch has been turned on inside of me and just like that, the pain stops. It becomes manageable. As if, all of a sudden, I can push it back. Get it under control.
There is no time to dwell on the new discovery as the monster drops me to my feet. I land hard, my bones rattling with the impact and I don’t see the blow coming. His hand connects with my cheek and I’m on my knees. Tears sting my eyes, but I push them back, just like I’m pushing the pain back. The response is automatic, almost like a reflex. I watch my attacker stalk across the room and I’m on my feet.
Acting on pure instinct, I kick out as the stranger comes barreling toward me, sending him reeling into the bedpost. Surprised my action has the desired affect, I scramble to my feet, but I don’t make it far. The door on the other side of the room opens, and a blur of movement catches my attention as the other man comes flying across the room.
I don’t wait to see who or what did that, as I turn to the window, push it open and run.
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