Shadow Slayer [Shadow Series #2] releases on Tuesday. I’m really excited about this book because Roxie is one year older and finds the agony of fitting in at high school nothing compared to saving the world from the shadow onslaught. It’s a big book book for me. It’s my first series and my first “book 2.” I think there should be some sort of “BOOK 2″ celebration for authors writing their first series. It wasn’t an easy book for me to write. I think it’s because I had constraints from the first book and I wasn’t sure how to work within them and build the world further and keep the surprises coming. You can ask my family. We’d sit out on the deck and work stuff out together. Sometimes I’d text or call. I guess it makes for some unusual discussions. I remember early on in writing this book I asked my family…what would a world of our alter egos be like? Feel like? Well, we’re pretty big talkers, and as you can imagine, we had a lot to say about it! Here’s my first first teaser from Shadow Slayer. I hope you enjoy it. I’m going to release another one before Tuesday. And thanks for stopping by!
This scene takes place in Oakdale High School’s cafeteria, after Roxie’s best friend, Ally, has been driving her crazy and a new girl, Wanda, has moved to town:
Ally doesn’t even glance my way, but I can hardly blame her. If he makes me feel this good from here, I can only imagine what she’s feeling standing an arm length away from him. Um, well now she’s a lot closer. The ten gives Wanda a nod, but she’s too clueless to see. I can’t breathe right because a blob of peanut butter is stuck to the roof of my mouth. That, combined with the ten in my sights, makes me breathe faster, and I almost choke. I wish I could describe him, but I can’t. It’s mostly things you can’t describe that make a guy a ten anyway. It’s the way he makes you feel inside, all tingly and weird, and how you feel instantly pretty when he smiles at you and how your whole life is different after.
“Come on, you have to see this,” Wanda says, turning her back to him.
It’s impossible to take my eyes off him. I don’t want to be seen leaving with Wanda. I don’t want the ten to think that she’s my best friend. I want him to know that Ally is. But then, he’s swarmed and it doesn’t matter because he can’t see me with all the guys high-fiving him. Ally’s got to be having the best day of her life. I walk out of the cafeteria and down the hallway, half-following Wanda and half-staring at the ten and Ally through the cafeteria windows.
“It’s okay. This is even more important than a beautiful boy,” Wanda says.