Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
This wasn’t the first time. During his repeated drunken apologies that started when I turned ten—for giving me his bad genes—he’d finally told me he couldn’t stand the idea of my turning sixteen. So he drank to deal with it. If it sounded like an excuse, that’s because it was one. He’d been drunk every night since my mom was killed. For the record, that meant he had been trashed nearly every night for over fifteen years.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Wait a minute. Had she spoken to the dog? "Did you just answer that thing like you understood it?"
Her violet eyes flared with temper. "He is not a thing. He is a male border collie, and it is likely that he is smarter than you are."
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Gabriel Ward has no problem with the fact that he's an Outsider. Hell, he's always known he was different. What he takes issue with, is the idea that he has to follow any destiny at all. He's always taken care of himself, and there's no way he's going to start following rules now.
Loraine Peacock can speak to animals. Other than that, she thinks she's just a regular woman making her way in the world. She figures it's not that weird. Many people have unusual abilities.
But when Gabriel and Loraine are forced together by the very destiny he denies, they will both have to accept their legacy and join the Outsiders in their quest to defeat the ultimate evil. That is, if they can survive long enough to find their way to their most important destiny of all: love.