Bruises of Risk
I felt him behind me, dangerously close. His hands clenched the granite counter on either sides of me. I could feel his cold breath on my bare shoulder, causing my heart rate to accelerate so fast that each heartbeat blurred into the next. I was unbearably still, despite my spiked breaths, when I sensed his mouth right by my ear. Closing my eyes, I focused on regaining the breath he had stolen from me. That's when he whispered huskily, the words ricocheting in my head long after he was gone, "I hate you." ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The world of Atlantis is gone, vanished. No, everyone believes it has disappeared. The truth is far from it. In the first book of The Vanishing Act Trilogy, you meet Arella and Damen, the first two of the four destined to save their hidden world.