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About the Book
Title: The Travelers
Author: Elizabeth Jeannel
Genre: Paranormal Romance
The town Alex calls home has always felt safe to her, until
three girls her age are found dead. When Alex's father forces her mother to skip town with him, possibly for good, they leave Alex behind to fend for herself and unfold years of lies they have built her life upon. Jaze, who has been invisible by her side for months, appears just in time to eliminate any normality that remained in her life. He's tall, dark and terrifying, though that wasn’t his intent. Just as Jaze is earning Alex's trust, the Council, a feared and powerful group of leaders from his world, orders him to protect her with his life.
Jaze quickly becomes torn between his duty and his love for Alex. When her real memories of her childhood return, Alex tumbles head first into Jaze's strange world and into his arms. While Jaze soon finds that Alex may not be the ordinary girl he had originally assumed her to be. Together the two of them discover that sometimes love and simplicity aren't always options in life.
The moment that Alex left the room I felt my strength began to return. The weight that had been holding me down was suddenly lifted. My head, which had been aching from the moment I had awoken, seemed to clear like the sky on a cloudy day. I stood on my own and began to follow her. There was no safety in Santara; especially not in her father’s house. As I rounded the corner to the hall, I began to call to her. She did not respond and I called again. Once again, she said nothing. I saw her figure lingering in the doorway to her bedroom and picked up my pace.
“Alex we really need to hurry.” I groaned softly. “It is not safe here. Anyone can enter this house.”
She remained facing away from me so silent and still that I could not even hear her breathe. It was then that I took in a small whiff of Myrterian flesh. I took her thin shoulders in my hands and turned her to face me. She stared back with an expression of pain mixed with shock that I did not understand until I saw a hint of red slithering up the back of her throat.
“What happened?” I asked as my eyes fell to her stomach that she clinched with both hands.
There was a steady stream of blood flowing between her laced fingers, down her jeans, and dripping on the floor. Her eyes began to water and she seemed to look through me. I pulled her now swaying body into my arms. She could not focus on me, but I tried to call her attention to me anyway.
“It is going to be alright, Alex.” I assured her as tears formed in my own eyes. “My uncle has seen much worse. Do not worry. You are going to be okay.”
Her eyes rolled back in her head while her head went limp against my forearm. With my other hand, I quickly lifted her head to mine and I thought of home. I felt the lightness of the travel and prayed that it would not make her injuries any worse than they already were. I fought the urge to rush it as the square of Ealythia’s political center began to materialize before my eyes.
Okay, I'm actually kidding, but while you're here, there are a few things about me for those who don't know. I am currently a 911 dispatcher for a local county in Southwest Missouri. I spend my days with my girlfriend, my cat (shown left), and my leopard gecko. Writing has been a dream of mine since I first developed a love of reading; I'm guessing around the age of ten. With both of my parents being English majors, it was hard to ignore the call of the word world. So, here we are, nearly a decade later, and I'm finally reaching for the dream half of my life in the making.
To all of my friends and my family who have been by my side through this journey, thank you for your support. And to you reading this now, thank you for taking the time from your day. If you have big dreams, remember you can do anything with determination and a whole lot of guts. I hope I can inspire others the way that other authors have inspired me with not just my writing, but with life itself.