Series: The Luminaries, #1
Publication date: September 2013
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy
Being strong is one thing. Being an unlimited source of power is quite another.
Genetically altered by the Organization, Annie Fox takes down criminals CIA-style with her luminary strength. With nothing to mend but her broken heart, she is relentlessly pursued by her boss Derek Lake. Just when Annie is about to give him a chance, her ex-husband unexpectedly comes out of hiding.
A wanted man, Nick Logan is a cold-hearted murderer who is considered enemy number one, and orders are clear: kill on contact. He is more powerful than ever and threatens the lives of those she holds most dear. His plan? Get his hands on Annie and use her Kinetic energy to destroy them all. When Annie finds herself with an opportunity to end him, she pauses, horrified by the scars covering the face she once loved. A split second that will cost her everything…
I spent the whole night reading all the files that Samantha had given to me, and I couldn’t find anything new. The next day, I was so tired that I left Kevin playing video games and went to take a nap in the middle of the day. In my exhausted state, I smiled, remembering the old Nick.“Why are you crying?”“I’m not. I don’t cry,” I said, sniffling.“Okay, well… here, take this,” he said, taking off his sweater while standing in the cold in his white T-shirt. “Your face is wet for some reason,” he smiled.“I don’t need that.”“You have mascara running down your cheeks. Come here,” he said, and wiped my face with his sweater. He was so gentle and caring and nice that my tears betrayed me and poured down my face, embarrassingly. He held me with my head against his hard chest for a long while.“Oh, my God, why can’t I stop crying?”“Don’t worry about it, let it out. I’ll hold you.”I pulled away. “No, you don’t have to. I’m fine. Thanks.”“So you punched her. You’ll be all right.”“No, they’re going to kick me out for not controlling my anger!” I squeaked.“I won't let it happen, Annie, I promise.”I laughed. “What could you possibly do?”“I’ll stand up as a witness. Lisa was pushing Beth around, and you stood up for your friend. Loyalty counts for Luminaries, you know.”“Right,” I smiled. Now, looking at him, I couldn’t believe I had cried in his arms. “Why are you so nice to me all the time?”“I like you.”“Ha! Don’t you go thinking you’re adding me to your list of girls here.”“You’ve been training with me long enough to know I’ve stopped all that,” he said, pushing my hair behind my ears.“So?”“So, you and I will happen. My kisses fix everything, by the way, so if you want to come closer I can—”“Stop it, Nick. Not happening.”He touched the tip of my nose. “Not today, maybe.”“Not ever,” I said, still feeling the memory of his arms around me.“Annie?”“Yes?”“I’m going to kiss you one day, I hope you know this.”
S. K. Anthony is a writer, a reader and a make-stuff-up-er who lives in New York with her husband and toddler twins. She is a wine connoisseur, which just really means she knows she loves it, and a caffeine addict. When she isn’t busy with her family she finds herself being transported into the world of imagination. Well, either that or running away from spiders…she is convinced they are out to get her!
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