Author Mary Ting stopped off to give all her fans a sneak peek at her new cover for the latest in her Crossroads Saga.
Torn between the past she can't remember and a future she isn’t ready for, Claudia feels at a loss. With unanswered questions, she is certain there is more to her past than just being a venator. Finding the missing pieces in her life won’t be easy because duty calls. When mysterious dark shadows get released, an apocalypse sets in motion. The venators and the alkins must work together once again. Knowing Claudia would be the key to destroying the demons that were released, a familiar stranger appears to protect her. Drawn to the beautiful angel, Claudia finds she must unravel the mysteries of her past in order to help save the world. Who is the angel assisting her and why does she feel a strong connection to him? Time is running out. Will she discover all the secrets before it’s too late?
Michael brought Claudia back to Paradisus where they stood on top of the hillside.
“We’re here,” he said, unable to uncurl his wings as she was safely tucked inside.
Claudia looked up, unable to unlock her eyes from his as if she was hypnotized. “Ummm…I should go,” she finally managed to say. Then she tugged his wings away, afraid if she didn’t, he would never let her go and she wouldn’t want him to.
When he opened up, she took several steps away from him. “Thank you. You can leave now.”
“Are you meeting anyone?”
“No,” she shook her head, lowering her eyes away from his, afraid he would know she was lying.
“Then, I’ll stay here.”
“What?” Claudia’s eyes grew wide. “I’m perfectly fine. You can leave now.”
Michael sat on the pebbled ground underneath a tree, leaning against it. He folded his arms around the back of his neck to rest and grin. “It’s a beautiful day. I think I’ll stay here.”
“Umm…” Claudia lost her words for a second. He looked so alluring she had to shake the wicked thoughts out of her mind. “But you can’t?”
“Says…me?” She couldn’t believe Michael was seriously going to stay. He was teasing her and she knew it.
“Why not? This isn’t your property,” he smirked.
“I know it’s not, but I didn’t invite you to stay and I don’t want you here.” Claudia didn’t want to be rude, but she felt that she had no choice. She didn’t want Michael to follow her through the waterfall.
“Hmmm…you kind of hurt my feelings there.” He arched his brows with a frown.
There he goes again, looking so darn sexy even frowning. Ahhh!!! “Are you kidding? The deal was for you to bring me here and leave.”
“No, the deal was for me to bring you here. There was nothing about me not staying.”
“Ahhh! Fine!” Feeling frustrated, she turned. Looking beyond, she noted even more how beautiful this place was. To the right of the hill was where the venators were the last time they were here. To the left of the mountain was where she should go, back to the waterfall, to where Callum was waiting for her, but she couldn’t get her legs to move. She wanted to stay here with him. Unable to decide, she turned to Michael, but to her surprise, he was gone.