Title: Shattered Skies: Night Waves
Author: Heather Linn
Series: Shattered Skies Saga (#2)
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Mar 18 2013
Catalina, or “Cat” as her friends and enemies both lovingly and mockingly call her, continues her quest to free the human race from their dark Vampiric overlords. Confused by love, driven by hate, Cat finds out that the lines of good and evil aren’t as black and white as they once were, but deep and foreboding shades of gray. Just as she has begun to make peace with all of the changes her life has went through, fate shakes things up again. Her closest allies aren’t what they seem, while those who were once enemies may uncover the salvation of human race. This time will Cat land on her feet or fall to the will to those she thought she could trust. Will the lies that are uncovered turn her life inside out or will the truth be more then she can bear. As Cat is torn from her reality can she keep from being consumed by the night waves?
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My stomach flip-flopped when Walker stopped moving. He sat the box on the desk, took the paper in his hands and started to unroll it. He was doing it ever so carefully and slowly, like he had done this ritual a thousand times before. I knew he wanted us to stop him; to tell him that we changed our minds and we didn't want to know the deep dark secrets the simple piece of paper held. Hell, maybe we should have stopped him. I was kind of hoping one of the two other people in the room with me would stop him but that didn't happen. When none of us spoke, Walker cleared his throat and prepared to read. It was so hard to keep quiet. I didn't want to know. I was holding my breath and didn't even realize it.
“Cat, breathe! Darien whispered in my ear and when I didn't respond right away, Kira Grabbed my hand. Just her touch made me expel the oxygen that I was holding in. Darien gave her a warning look that told her not to touch me again.
Kira looked right at him. “Fine, lover boy. Next time I will just let her pass out. Would that better than me touching her?” I was in trouble because their arguing wasn't even fazing me.
What Walker was doing had my full attention and their little tug of war was going to have to wait. It was like seeing a car wreck coming. You knew that you were looking at something that you really didn't want to see, but you still couldn't help staring. I sat there shaking. Darien calmed me as much as he could; using his thumb to draw sensual circles in my palm and it was helping. The fact that he knew enough to calm me made my heart flutter. I squeezed his hand as tightly as I could and sat and listened to the voice of the man that used to be my father, who was about to read something that might tell me if my fate was set in stone. I closed my eyes and listened as Walker read.
A Child will be born when the end is near
To pass from light to darkness, with nothing to fear
Her looks will be perfect, her eyes burn right
With the help of two others she will stand up and fight
To save the world, it will take three
Two with dark hearts and One worlds can see
Enemies to start with, next joined by fate
The three must be one before it’s too late
The child that is born brings a searing light
As she drops every enemy within her sight
One promises coolness, a calming retreat
The other, the heat her soul needs to compete
The light will come first, her own life to save
For the other two power, when tense times turn grave
A flaming Black rose will show them the way
Each dark petal marking another dark day
A war like this planet cannot comprehend
The loudest explosion, a horrific end
One must now perish, for two then to win
Destroy them the father and peace reigns again
Walker ended with a frown. He was still not happy with us for demanding the truth. No one said anything for what seemed an eternity. I couldn’t speak. I had forgotten how to.
“Walker that could be about anyone and you know it.” Darien was talking but it seemed as if he spoke from a million miles away.
“I think Walker is right,” said Kira. From what he told me about the tests that have been run on Cat and how she saved you three, I think he is right.” Kira's voice seemed to come from even farther away than Darien's had. They all had gotten up and moved and I hadn't even noticed it. Was I going to pass out?
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I am a mother to three beautiful children, they keep me busy. I live in a small town that’s filled with monsters and really nice people alike. I love taking walks around the mountain trails where I live and I love taking trips to the Ocean, especially the South Carolina beaches. The ocean brings me tranquility and refreshes me, but I don’t get to go there often enough. Some mornings I listen to nothing but sad country songs for hours but when I write, I usually buckle down with my headphones and listen to something raw and angry like Seether, and Stone Sour. I can be shy around people but I’m mostly always honest within myself. In many ways, on many levels, I express different parts of myself through my characters. Someone told me once that you are only as old as you feel and I love that! In fact, I love that idea because personally, have no intentions of ever growing up! I want to be 18 forever no matter what they do to me. LOL!