Monday, October 1, 2012

Excerpt + Giveaway: Impassion (Mystic, #2), by B.C. Burgess

Title: Impassion (Mystic , #2)
Genre/Age Group: Fantasy/Adult
Author: B. C. Burgess
Cover Designer: Streetlight Graphics
Release date: September 25, 2012

According to the fairy tales Layla read as a child, she’d stepped into one, but her perfect world has a price, and she may end up paying with her life….

Following three years of loneliness, twenty-one-year-old Layla Callaway suddenly has the extended family she always wanted, a beautiful home in Clatsop County, Oregon, her own prince charming, and the ability to perform astonishing magic. All should be well as she gets acquainted with the powers she never knew she had and the coven she never knew she belonged to, but she continues to mourn the circumstances that got her there while struggling to adjust.

Thankfully Layla has her prince charming – Quin Kavanagh – a gorgeous member of her coven who goes out of his way to take care of her. His gentle hands lead her everywhere, including realms of pleasure previously unknown, so when she learns of his playboy past and a hurtful secret he’s been keeping, her shaky world threatens to crumble.

And it couldn’t happen at a worse time.

Danger grows nearer. Obsessed with Layla’s ethereal beauty and immense power, Agro eliminates leads on his way to Oregon. But there’s a stranger lurking much closer to Layla’s new home, and he’s closing in quicker than anyone knows.

Leaving a trail of tragedy in their wakes, both wizards crave what Layla has, and they’ll stop at nothing to get it.

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Quin smiled as he touched a thumb to Layla’s pout. Can you hear me, beautiful?
Her lips parted as his voice resonated in her mind, like a gentle echo deep within her ears.
She gave a tiny nod, so he continued. Does this make you more confident to jump?’
She nodded again, and his smile widened as he caressed her lip. As long as you’re open to my thoughts like you are now, you’ll hear me, but if for some reason you don’t level out in time, I’ll keep you safe. Okay?
“Okay,” she agreed, breaking eye contact to look at the water. “I guess we’re jumping.”
“Only if you want to.”
“I do. It’s just a little scary. But that’s the point, right? No fear, no thrill?” She hopped around, half afraid half excited.
“Hey,” Quin laughed, squeezing her hand.
“Hey back,” she returned, looking up at him.
He leaned in for a fast and intense kiss. Then he flashed deep dimples. “On three.”
“Oh god,” she breathed, gripping his hand tighter.
Her chest rapidly rose and fell as her pulse spiked.
She gave a tiny squeak then sucked in air, holding it as she bent her knees.
They both jumped, stretching their arms out in front of them. Then they leaned headfirst into the dive.

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  1. Ooooo what a great teaser excerpt! I'm all nervous for Layla about what secrets Quin's been keeping, and I both really want to know what the secret is and also don't want to know at all so Layla can continue on in her happy bubble:) Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Thehee, glad you liked it, Jenny :) I really enjoyed reading this teaser as well when I first read it.