Power of the Secret
By Elizabeth Loraine
Book Ten in the Royal Blood Chronicles.
After Katrina begged Tao to open the journals that were recovered by Sabine in the Underworld, he had a vision which he refuses to share with her; causing her to believe her death is emanate. Even though she regrets asking Tao to open the journals, she can’t and won’t change her mind; because she realizes the Secret is right in front of her. She has a job to do and that is doing what Fredrik wanted: to keep The Forty safe and prepare them for a future that may not include any of their parents. She will fulfill her father’s dying wish or die trying. Power of the Secret, book ten of the Royal Blood Chronicles. Another fast paced addition to Elizabeth Loraine’s best-selling YA series. Another world built in which the world is at war, humans fighting each other for domination and land, while the peaceful hidden races fight for their very existence. Will Katrina be able to convince the Elves, Witches, Warlocks and many other magical races to fight as one this time, or will she have to step back and protect her own?
POWER OF THE SECRET
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“You thought of everything. Even the music, this is wonderful. Thank you, Damien.”
He raised her hand to his lips. “I did it because I miss the smile that used to come to your beautiful face so easily. A carefree smile, the one of youth that caught my eye the very first time I saw you. My life was dark until you brought light into it. There are no words in any language I speak which could possibly convey how much I love you. I’d give you the moon and the stars if it were in my power to do so, yet even they are not worthy, because they could one day burn out. Yet the light that you brought to my heart never will. I am forever in your debt.”
Excerpt Two: Damien and Genevieve.
“Genevieve, you sold our child before I even knew I should be there to protect him. As for where we go? We go nowhere. They can’t see us, because we don’t wish to be seen. We have to be much more powerful than we ever have been, because our enemy is. The powers who came together to join the Five will always keep it that way. It’s a power that will never shift to the darkness.”
Genevieve steadied and glowered at him. “You act as if I had a choice. I was alone, with no prospects, unable to raise a child. They were going to take him from me with or without compensating me. They took him; there was nothing I could do. You yourself just said how powerful they are. I was devastated, Damien, and alone.”
“Spare me, you’ve never cared about anything or anyone more than yourself.”
“And for most of your life, you were exactly the same way. Now you are all high and mighty. You kneel at the hems of women,” she spat.
He raised his hand, fangs bared, finally pulling his fingers into a tight fist and lowering his arm as Genevieve cowered.
“I fight, so you can lounge with your Noctu trash in relative safety. You were never anything more to me than a convenience. You bore a son I didn’t get to raise, and I’ll never forgive you.” They stared at each other for a moment. He watched a mark rise on Genevieve’s forehead before he turned, threw the door open, and left the compartment.
Genevieve watched the door close, and then her hands flew to her face and she started to sob. Rage billowed up from her belly and the sobs turned into an agonizing scream.
I grew up in a small northern Minnesotan town, married my high school sweetheart, had two beautiful children and as soon as we could, we moved to a warmer climate. I have worked with my husband building and decorating custom homes for years. After loving every kind of vampire book, movie, and series, I decided that I wanted to know more. I can write a book I thought, how hard can that be? Well….very hard. But I stuck to it and finished my first book Royal Blood Chronicles Book One, Katrina, The Beginning, in August 2009. There are now nine books in that series; The Protectors, The Dark Prince, Cain, the Quest, Bloodline and Legacy, Redemption and Destiny, and book nine Sabine, with book ten- Power of the Secret -out this fall.
I’ve also started to write mystery/suspense contemporary adult romances under my E.L. Loraine brand. The first release is Corporate Ties, A Silken Ties Novel, the second a sweeter romance – Western Escape. A second Silken Ties Novel will be released in August 2014.
The feedback has been great. I have also released Phantom Lives – Collier, and new paranormal series, book two of that series Phantom Lives – Power, book three to be out around Christmas. I also have just published book one of my Shifter Chronicles – Green River. My parents always told me that I could do anything that I wanted, work hard, study, and do it right. I believe that and live that way every day.
I started writing this new vampire series for teens and their moms because I myself wanted something different to read. I was tired of all the modern versions of vampire books, there had to be more to these long-lived beings. Where had they been, what had they seen? I wanted, no I NEEDED to know more so Royal Blood Chronicles was born! Strong female characters and action and adventure mixed with romance, friendship and a historical backdrop. Phantom Lives continues with another strong female character, which is very important to me. Phantom Lives is a modern day, paranormal romance, filled with mystery, magical places and beings.
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