YA post-apocalyptic paranormal
Seventeen-year old Haylee Wells stumbles through a portal into a post-apocalyptic future. Taking refuge with a group of humans, she learns the Pale Ones – creatures that can kill with a single touch – have propelled her through time to claim a power she didn’t know she had.
Now she must survive in a world where these creatures reign. A world where the supernatural is common: inanimate objects become poisonous organisms, humans survive – and fight back – with powers of their own, and Seers discern what secrets lie within the confines of your mind and heart. In a time when nearly everyone has an ability, Haylee doesn’t feel particularly special.
Until her power becomes evident. The gardens flourish with a touch of her hand, her wounds heal quickly, and she can see the auras of those around her. Her companions wonder if the supposedly immortal creatures regard her – an inexperienced Seer – as a threat. Or a potential weapon.
She knows she should return home. But the journey to the portal will be dangerous, and her growing affections for her new friends, particularly the duty-bound protector of the group, leave her unsure in which time home resides. If she doesn’t leave, the Pale Ones will decide her fate. They will either kill or enslave her.
First 150 Words:
As with most of life’s extraordinary problems, I felt ill equipped to handle the beast hurtling toward me. The monster’s yellow eyes focused upon me. Its tongue, dripping saliva, lolled from its mouth.
My eyes flicked left and right, looking for cover. A door to slip through. Anything. But could find no escape.
In a matter of seconds, it lunged for me.
I hit the ground, the air forced from my lungs. And, before I could take a breath, my face was plastered with my dog’s kisses. Laughter bubbled up in my throat, and I tried to shove the more than one hundred pound wolf-hybrid away to no avail. So, arms shaking, I managed to hold him several inches from my body, draw my knees up, and roll us both to the side. I made it to my feet and brushed strands of dark blonde hair away from my mouth.