I’m so happy today because I get to finally introduce you all to an incredible book! If you follow my Facebook page you will have probably seen me telling you all how much you need to read this and believe me, you do! This rates extremely high on my Best Ever Reads list and considering the crazy amount of books I’ve read, that is one heck of an achievement. Not only do I get to exclusively reveal the cover, but I have the synopsis, an exclusive excerpt AND the fabulous author, Sunniva Dee is offering THREE Amazon Giftcards worth $20 each! She’s pretty awesome, right? So here you have it. Enjoy ♥
Title: Shattering Halos
Author: Sunniva Dee
Genre: New Adult with a Paranormal twist
Expected Release Date: March 2014
Published by: The Wild Rose Press
I traded my death for love. I wasn’t given a choice. His decision has caught up with us, so now I am a living, breathing catalyst to war between Heaven and Hell.
The violations he committed saved my life. Since the collision, he’s appeared everywhere. In my hospital room, my school, even my house. He shows up in my paintings, my drawings, in all of my art projects. I can’t stop thinking about him.
He says his name is Gabriel, and he doesn’t understand what’s happening to him. He doesn’t know how I can see him or why he loves me in ways that should be impossible for a Celestial.
My obsession grows. I want him to hold me, kiss me—give all of himself. For every day he protects me, the consequences loom darker and taller. Soon, they’ll crash down on us. Yes, the war is about to begin.
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“Why was she so upset with you, Gabriel?”
“I can’t read her mind.”
“Oh right, how silly of me.” I rolled my eyes. His thoughts were somewhere else, so my sarcasm didn’t register with him.
“I’ve never had to cloak myself before.”
“Oh, with your other humans, you mean?” My voice came out strange.
Gabriel turned fully and looked at me. His eyebrows lifted. “Right …”
“How many others have you had?”
“I don’t know, thousands.”
I leaned my forehead against the window, trying to hide the flare of jealousy.
“Gaia.” A gentle hand reached around and pulled me back toward him. I couldn’t meet his stare.
“They were humans that lived before you.”
“Girls?” Why did I sound sulky? Oh, right, because I was a terrible actress. Gabriel’s quiet laughter drizzled over me. “Babies. Some growing into women and others into men. Many never grew up.”
“Did they see you?” Did you kiss them?
Gabriel didn’t reply at first. Then the back of his hand traced my cheekbone down to my mouth.
“No, I didn’t.”
My breath hitched. I must have heard wrong. His eyes focused on my lips, and my gut clenched.
He let go of me too fast. An arm hid his expression as he fell back into his seat. I leaned over, my palm molding to his face. I needed him close.
When it slid down his neck, a muffled groan slipped from him. “Please don’t touch me, Gaia.”
“You started it.”
“I know—I won’t. We have to stop this.”
“Crap! You’re not making any sense—you know that? This is bullshit!”
Gabriel pushed his seat up and faced me, his irises shimmering like water. “Gaia. I don’t know why the archangels haven’t come for me, but humans and angels—” He cut himself off, then continued. “I screwed up. Since I’m still with you, they must have given me another chance.”
And just like that, I transformed into pure instinct all over again and jumped into his lap. Clearly I could not be trusted near this—this … angel.
The steering wheel jabbed into my back, but I barely noticed. The pain was just another reason to get closer, much closer to him. My fingers slid into his hair, tangling with it. I tugged him to me and pressed my mouth against his.
Gabriel reacted immediately. He crushed me so tight that my breath wheezed out. The seat lowered underneath him, and he pulled me with him, devouring my mouth.
“We can’t be together?” I panted.
“No, we can’t.”
“Never?” Desperate, my tongue found his. He shook his head against my mouth. My stomach burned with need.
One at a time, I forced the words out in clipped gasps. “I can’t ever touch you again?” Gabriel groaned. I could feel him under me. So male, so alive.
I want him so much it hurts!
Gabriel’s eyes opened beneath me. He rocked me closer, and I moaned.
“Will you be visible to me?”
“Sometimes.” The tiny suckling noises as he feasted on my lips sent fire straight to my womb.
“Please, promise me you’ll be visible always.”
His hands moved up to my face and held me out from him. The kiss he gave me was too light on my lips, and I shuddered.
“No, not always. But I promise that you will see me every day.”
I absorbed the kisses, lucid enough to know they were the last ones I would ever receive from Gabriel
If you loved this excerpt and want MORE you can find the full first chapter of Shattering Halos on Sunniva’s blog HERE.
Sunniva Dee moved from Norway to the United States in 2001, and the first awesome five years she spent in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. Then she read “The Book”, aka, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” which made her drag her husband, her youngest child, and their menagerie of animals cross country to beautiful Savannah, Georgia. On her seventh year in the Deep South, she never tires of the heat and the humidity.
Sunniva holds a Master’s degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies and taught at university level for years. Later she moved on to her current position as an academic adviser. Writing is Sunniva’s passion, joy, and addiction, and “Shattering Halos” is her debut novel. Estimated release month from publisher, The Wild Rose Press, is March 2014.
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