Guest Post – Chloe Jacobs: A sneak peak of Greta and the Glass Kingdom
I’ve got a super awesome event for you guys today. Technically, it started yesterday, but that’s okay. You can go collect yesterday’s phrases after you collect today’s. Then make sure to stop by our facebook event! I’ve got a very special guest today, Chloe Jacobs, and she’s got all the details for you about how you can participate at the bottom of her post.
I’m so excited to be participating in the EuphorYA event, and I want to say thank you to Kelly for hosting me today!
I hope you enjoy this sneak peak of book 2 in my YA fantasy, Greta and the Glass Kingdom, which is coming soon to a retailer near you! But that’s not all! In addition to all the other great prizes to be had by following the scavenger hunt, if you leave a comment below telling us about your worst nightmare…you’ll be entered to win a $10 gift card from Amazon or Barnes and Noble from me!
Someone’s screams rang in Greta’s ears, sounding foreign and wild as they bounced off the thick stone walls of the room.
Hers. Those were her screams.
Eyes wide but not seeing, she jerked up in the bed, cramming her fist into her mouth to cut of the cry because she couldn’t stop on her own.
But not soon enough. The door flew open, crashing on the opposite wall so hard she felt the shudder of it like a mini-earthquake. She quaked and quickly scootched back into a ball as far away as she could get without tumbling onto the floor, hand sliding beneath the pillow and scraping across the razor edge of her dagger. She grabbed it anyway, adjusting her grip to the hilt and holding it in front of her.
The hulking shape filling the entrance to her room was very Isaac-shaped. He was at her side in three long strides and pulling her into his arms. His weight crunched the straw packed beneath the layers of wool and linen that made up the bed.
“I’m fine. It was nothing,” she insisted in a voice meant to mollify the beast he carried within him, the one that had gotten much closer to the surface ever since the eclipse. “Just a dream.”
She bit her tongue against telling him anything else, like the fact that she was having variations of this particular dream practically every night now. Sometimes she saw Drew’s face in the circle, and sometimes she didn’t. Sometimes Wyatt was there shouting words she couldn’t understand, and sometimes he wasn’t. Isaac was always there, but sometimes she reached for his hand, and sometimes she…killed him instead.
His touch stifled the cold which carried the dream’s memory. He wasn’t letting her go, and since she didn’t really want him to, she finally gave up and melted against him. Just for a minute.
She couldn’t really see him in the darkness, but his hands drew swirly patterns across her back, and he ducked his chin and rested it on top of her head. That in itself was enough to shock her into leaving the nightmares behind. There was a kind of sloppy reverence in his touch. His hands were too big to handle anything delicately and yet he seemed to want to try with her.
She’d have to knock the sense back into him, remind him that she was no fragile flower who needed to be protected. Later. There were lots of things they could talk about later.
“You shouldn’t be in here,” she whispered, glancing around him to the small glow of light coming in from the doorway.
He still didn’t remove himself but raised an eyebrow and glared at her like maybe she’d just offended him. “Your nightmare screams could raise the dead, but I should just leave you to them?”
The vexation in his tone almost made her forget the nightmare. She ducked her head and smiled. Weird that dating a goblin in an alternate world would make her feel more like a regular human than anything else.
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Check out the first book in the Mylena Chronicles, Greta and the Goblin King…
“High adventure and hot romance. Greta and the Goblin King is a winner!” ~ Kelley Armstrong #1 New York Times bestselling author
While trying to save her brother four years ago, Greta was thrown into the witch’s fire herself, falling through a portal to a dangerous world where humans are the enemy, and every ogre, goblin, and ghoul has a dark side that comes out with the full moon.
To survive, seventeen-year-old Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job of bounty hunter—and she’s good at what she does. So good, she’s caught the attention of Mylena’s young Goblin King, the darkly enticing Isaac, who invades her dreams and undermines her determination to escape.
But Greta’s not the only one looking to get out of Mylena. The full moon is mere days away, and an ancient evil knows she’s the key to opening the portal. If Greta fails, she and the lost boys of Mylena will die. If she succeeds, no world will be safe from what follows her back…
Have fun with the rest of the Scavenger Hunt, and don’t forget to stop by the Facebook event on June 20!
EuphorYA Scavenger Hunt Blog Stops
Each blog stop features exclusive content from one of our authors as well as a giveaway. Collect the blue / red / pink colored words to make the daily secret phrases. Then enter for your chance to win the Grand Prize Giveaway–$75 Amazon / Nook gift card (first prize only), books and swag (first, second and third prizes).
EuphorYA Scavenger Hunt Blog Stops
Here’s the schedule for the EuphorYA Scavenger Hunt. Each blog stop features exclusive content from one of our authors as well as a giveaway. Collect the blue / red / pink colored words to make the daily secret phrases. Then enter for your chance to win the Grand Prize Giveaway–$75 Amazon / Nook gift card (first prize only), books and swag (first, second and third prizes).
Day One Stops, Friday ,June 20 – Blue Phrase
Day Two Stops, Saturday, June 21 – Red Phrase
Day Three Stops, Sunday, June 22 – Pink Phrase