Heather London - Swift
• Pub Date: August 27, 2012
• Publisher: Heather London
• Format: Paperback/Ebook, 346 pages
• Age Range: Young Adult
Meredith Martin is being hunted by evil, for something she is destined to become, but knows nothing about.
After graduating from high school, Meredith is ready to leave the place that has been a constant reminder of what happened to her as a child. She was just eight years old when her family died in a mysterious car accident, taking the secret of her destiny with them. It’s not until a new family moves to town that she realizes leaving may not be as easy as she once thought.
Meredith feels an instant connection towards the Harpers, especially the good-looking, mysterious Blake and his overly friendly sister, Abby. After a series of bizarre events that happen too often to be coincidence, Meredith begins to realize that she is at the center of something larger than herself—possibly the same thing that killed her parents and twin sister many years ago. Nightmarish visions and resurfacing memories push Meredith closer to Blake, leading her to discover her destiny and other buried secrets.
As Meredith tries to understand her new world, she will be put to the ultimate test, and her strength and courage will be challenged more than she ever imagined.
Excerpt from Swift
by Heather London
I began to look around the dark room. My eyes adjusted just enough to realize we were in a very large, circular room. Squinting, I tried to focus in order to make out more of my surroundings, but I realized it was an impossible task. Blake knelt down and placed me onto something velvety-feeling. I felt him move away from me, and I begin to pat the space around where I was sitting. Beyond the soft material Blake had laid me on, there was a cold, hard surface.
Suddenly, Blake struck a match, and my eyes were drawn to the light. The glow of it shined on Blake’s face as he slowly guided the match down to a candle. The flame filled the room with just a faint beam of light, but it was enough for me to see my surroundings a little better. Windows encircled us, and I looked up to see that the ceiling was endless as it rose and faded into the darkness above. Blake crawled toward me and came to a stop a few inches in front of me.
“Are you feeling better?” he asked, his face full of apprehension.
“A little,” I lied. But of course I wasn’t better! I had just almost been kidnapped, hurt, or even worse by a man who had been stalking me in my mind—and who I had previously thought was just a figment of my crazy imagination. Then out of nowhere, Blake, the guy who I was starting to fall for, comes out of the darkness to save me. The words that came to mind to describe how I was were scared, freaked out, terrified, and confused. Not better.
“What happened? How did we get here? Who was that …?” I rattled off questions as they popped into my head, and it soon proved to be too much. I could feel my chest beginning to constrict and my breathing becoming erratic.
“It’s all going to be okay. I won’t let anything happen to you,” Blake murmured, quickly wrapping his arms around me to comfort me. “I let him get too close. That was never supposed to happen. I’m sorry.”
And as confused as I was about all of this, and as much as I wanted to fight Blake off and demand answers, I couldn't find the strength. It was difficult to accept that being in his arms made me feel safe, but just then it did, and that was all that mattered.
Heather London is a young adult author who loves to write stories full of fantasy, romance, and science fiction. She is a lover of only the finest of coffee and premium craft beer, but will settle for anything chocolate, regardless of its quality. Heather lives with her husband in Dallas, TX where she is currently working hard on her next project.