Series: The Rising Series, Book 3
Author: Holly Kelly
Published: April 21st, 2015
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Genre: NA Paranormal Romance
Content Warning: Violence
Recommended Age: 16+
Synopsis: Two thousand years ago, King Triton witnessed the slaughter and total annihilation of his merchildren. He vowed then and there to never again father a child. Powerful and eternally youthful, Triton was no stranger to seduction. But his resolve was unwaveringâuntil he met Nicole. Unable to resist the human woman, he found himself swept up in her arms. When he finally came to his senses, he abandoned her to return to his refuge in the sea.
Twenty years later, he comes face to face with his daughter. Triton is both thrilled and frightened to learn heâs a father. Meeting the child he never knew fills a void in his life. But at the same time, he once again finds his heart at risk. Even more terrifying, heâs forced to admit heâs still in love with Nicole. Gathering his courage, he leaves the sea to seek her out. But the pain he caused is not easily forgotten. And mending broken hearts should be the least of his worries. The elements are in commotion, threatening the utter destruction of mankind. And much to the sea godâs surprise, the human woman he loves may be the key to saving them all.
Excerpt #1 for Avenging by Holly Kelly:
Fish swam around the room as if they were swimming laps in a giant track. There were hundreds of them: colorful ones with long tails, lumpy, grey ones, long, sleek fish with sharp, pointy teeth, and many more she couldnât even begin to identify.
âUm, are we going to be swimming laps before dinner?â
Ty smiled and shook his head slowly.
âYou donât meanâ¦ This room full of fish canât be dinner?â
âYouâre not going to be eating all of them, just one or two.â
âNo, Iâm going to be eating zero of them.â
âNikki, if youâre going to live down here, you have to learn to eat down here.â
âButâ¦ Iâm a vegetarian.â
âNicole Taylor, just give it a try. Thatâs all I ask.â
She frowned and then got an idea. âYouâre a god; can you cook one for me?â
âNo, Iâm not going to cook one for you. But Iâll catch some. Iâll be right back.â He manifested a trident in his hand and shot through the center of the circling fish. Seconds later, he swam back, with three fish speared, one on each of the three points of his trident.
âFish kabobs are served.â
Nicole winced. âTheyâre still wiggling.â
âFine,â he said, pointing his finger at the squirming fish. They immediately went limp. âThere, now theyâre dead.â
âYou killed them just by pointing your finger at them?â she squeaked in surprise. âIf you wanted to, could you kill me that easily?â
âGreat gods of Olympus, why in Hades would I want to do that?â
âI donât know. If I ever annoyed youââ
âYouâd already be dead,â he interrupted. âMany times over.â
She held back a smile. âVery funny.â
âI thought so. Okay, now here.â He pulled a fish off the spike and handed it to her. âGive it a try.â
She learned two valuable lessons minutes later. First, when you threw up in the sea, it went everywhere. Second, whatever dinner you were not eating made a wonderful clean-up crew. She could have gone without learning either of those lessons.
About the Author:
Holly Kelly is a mom who writes books in her spare time: translationâShe hides in the bathroom with her laptop and locks the door while the kids destroy the house and smear peanut butter on the walls.
Holly was born in Utah but lived in Salina, Kansas until she was 13 and in Garland, Texas until she was 18. Sheâs now back in Utahââhappy valleyâ. Holly is married to her wonderful husband, James, and the two of them are currently raising 6 rambunctious children. Her interests are reading, writing (or course), martial arts, visual arts, and spending time with family.
Holly Kellyâs first published book is: Rising. Rising was published by Clean Teen Publishing on September 6, 2013.
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