Title: The Atonement of Lucas
Series: The Ascent Series
Author: Kris Hack
Genre: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Published: September 14, 2017
Page Count: 242 Pages
THE ONLY PERSON I’VE EVER LOVED was taken from me during the first reaping several months ago. I don’t know how, or why, but something changed inside me, turning me into something I never knew existed. Sasha came into my life and saved me, teaching me to use the powers I’d known so little about. But saving me wasn’t her end goal. She handed me over to the Fallen like I meant nothing to her, and now, revenge is all I see. Destroying those who screwed me fills my every thought but there’s one thing standing in my way. He came along and became the one Fallen I don’t think I can live without.
TROUBLE SHOULD HAVE BEEN HER NAME. When I found her planting a bomb on the compound, I threw her in a cell, leaving her the option to cooperate or starve. I should kill her and put an end to the suffering she’s determined to impose on all of us, but there’s just something about her that keeps holding me back. The friction between us is explosive. I can’t resist her when she gets that look in her eye, and she damn well knows it.
The Atonement of Lucas Excerpt © Kris Hack 2017
Amelia stands a few yards in front of me, chest heaving. Sweat drips from her forehead and her arms shake. I’ve thrown everything I could at her, and though she’s going to be bruised and in pain tomorrow, she still hasn’t given up.
“That’s enough for tonight,” I say.
Her knives clatter together as she drops them into their box, then she rolls to the ground, throwing her arms and legs out like a starfish.
I walk over and stand above her feet. Thunder cracks above us and I bend closer to her face. “C’mon, we need to head back, unless you want to get—” I’m cut off by the whoosh of rain pelting down on us.
A laugh bubbles out of her wide-open mouth as she attempts to catch the falling droplets with her tongue. Not able to resist, I roll to the ground next to her, facing the leaking sky.
“I used to love the rain.” She sighs. “Back before the lightning took my father, leaving me to my own devices.”
She turns her head to the side and stares right in my eyes. “I want to love the rain again.”
I love to read, write, and go camping, especially if it’s near a beach somewhere. My furbabies and hubby love the water and so do I! We go camping whenever we can and have a blast cuddling by the fire, eating s’mores and listening to the waves crash against the shore.
Reading is a long-time passion of mine and I’ve always had trouble ending the books when I close them. Characters and scenarios would flow through my mind, further keeping me from much needed sleep. After a time, my own characters began running through my head, demanding to have their stories told.
I am the author of the Ascent series, my first published novel is The Ascension of Laney, a New Adult Paranormal Romance.