Thursday, October 1, 2015

Becoming: The Balance Bringer by Debra Kristi

Becoming: The Balance Bringer
Release Date: March 9th 2015
Ghost Girl Publishing

Summary from Goodreads:

Ana’s world is falling apart. What she thought were dreams start entering her waking life. Eerie shadows hunt her. Her dream guy becomes reality. And strange new abilities begin developing. Ana is becoming something other.

She is determined to find answers, but where to turn? Her mom and best friend are keeping secrets. Her older sister is dead and exists only in her dreams. And her younger sister thinks they are goddesses.

Above all else, dark forces will stop at nothing to crush Ana – to keep her from restoring balance. To keep her from…becoming.

Is love and blood and sisterhood enough to stop the dark secrets and power from destroying her?

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The quad is practically deserted when I am finally released from purgatory. Everyone is running to the gym for some rah-rah-snob rally. I head straight to my locker. There are a few others milling around. One of them is Jaden. He stands near his locker, and for a fraction of a second, light reflects off something in his hands. I recall him holding something shiny in my dream, as well. As he shoves the object back into the depths of the locker, my heart jumps like an over-excited cheerleader. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll go talk to him.

I don’t want to appear too eager, so I walk to my locker first. As I swing the door open, I glimpse over my shoulder, and our gazes lock. He’s now only three lockers down. I can’t break away. I’m lost in his hypnotic eyes. They suck me in, and I have nothing to anchor me. The heat around me rises, and the now-familiar, harmonious buzzing begins. Like gravity, I’ll be sent crashing into him.

Skylar steps between us, my view of him instantly gone, blocked by the wall that is Ms. Popularity. I can see by the way she glares at me she’s envisioning my death in a multitude of manners. One hip thrown to the side, she places her hands on them in a theatrical snit.

She wiggles her finger loosely in the direction Jaden should be. “That wonderful example of the male species is mine. Direct your eyes elsewhere, freak.”

Blinking, I drag myself back to reality. Then glance past her to see Jaden is no longer there.

“I’m fully aware of what you think is yours. There’s no problem here.” I stand my ground and wait for her comeback.

“Better not be.” With a flip of her hair, she spins on her toes and walks away.

I may not have gotten the opportunity to speak with Jaden, but I finally stood up to Skylar―sort of. I feel warm and…and…three feet taller. A victory smile tugs at my lips.

About the Author

Live in reality. Play on the other side. 

Debra Kristi is a paranormal and fantasy writer. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two children and and three schizophrenic cats. She’s a full-time kid chaser, video game maker's wife, and muse prompted writer. Unlike the characters she often writes, she is not immortal and her only super power is letting the dishes and laundry pile up. When not writing, Debra is hanging out creating priceless memories with her family, geeking out to science fiction and fantasy television, and tossing around movie quotes. 

“She writes because the dead girl told her to.” 

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