Please welcome author Abigail Gibbs here today for a quick excerpt from Chapter 2 of Autumn Rose. Autumn Rose is the second novel in the new adult The Dark Heroine series, which was released on January 30, 2014 from Harper Voyager. Want to know our thoughts on this book? Read Bridget’s review here.
About the Author:
Abigail Gibbs was born and raised in deepest, darkest Devon. She is currently studying for a BA in English at the University of Oxford and considers herself a professional student, as the real world is yet to catch up with her. Her greatest fear is blood and she is a great advocate of vegetarianism, which logically led to the writing of her first novel, Dinner With A Vampire. At age fifteen, she began posting serially online under the pseudonym Canse12, and after three years in the internet limelight, set her sights towards total world domination. She splits her time between her studies, stories and family, and uses coffee to survive all three.
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Nathan rounded the counter and crossed the cafe in a couple of bounding strides-not hard because of his tall and lanky build. He cocked his head apologetically.
“Before you arrived, she was telling me she’s never seen a Sage,” he explained in an undertone.
I shrugged. Her reaction came as no surprise. In the year I had worked at the cafe, only Nathan – the chef – and I had been permeant, and every new member of staff had given me a wide berth and left shortly after. The only reason I hadn’t lost my job over it was because my boss knew she could get away with paying me less. I wasn’t about to put up a fuss. She had been the only person in town willing to offer me any work at all.
Nathan placed a tattooed left hand on my arm as I went to pass. “And recluse because you haven’t answer my texts for a month.”
“You were in Iceland, and I was in London.”
“You still could have replied.”
Available January 30, 2014 from Harper Voyager
About this Book:
Autumn Rose has the chance to save the world she loves. But how much will she have to sacrifice?
Autumn Rose lives in a sleepy seaside town, but buried deep under the surface of her quiet life are dark secrets. Her grandmother is dead, murdered eighteen months ago, and the vibrant London social scene in which she was brought up is a world away. Even worse, at her new school she is shunned and condemned––all because of the swirling marks on her skin that prevent her from blending in with the crowd.
Then the appearance at her school of a handsome young man—who has the same curious markings as Autumn—sends her world into turmoil. Suddenly the marks are deemed cool, and Autumn is thrust into the limelight. But her sudden popularity brings danger as her secrets threaten to come to light. And then there are her recurring dreams about a girl who is about to be seduced by a very dark prince . . . and Autumn must figure out how to save her before it is too late.
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