Title: Fractured Legacy
Series: Darkness Bound #1
Author: Skye Callahan
Publication date: October 22nd, 2013
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Kaylyn Anderson’s fascination with abandoned places and
dark creatures kindled her work as a paranormal investigator.
But when dreams begin to distort reality, she questions what is
real and pulls away from everyone she trusts. The opportunity
to investigate the Teague Hotel–a long-abandoned landmark
that has always piqued her curiosity–provides a chance to
redeem herself. Unraveling the hotel’s secrets won’t be easy,
but Kaylyn soon finds herself the target of a dark entity that has
been trapped in the building for decades.
If Kaylyn stands any hope of defeating the spirit, she’ll have
to accept that her fears are real and convince fellow
investigators that she hasn’t lost her mind.
An Excerpt from Fractured Legacy, Chapter 1
“Why don’t you tell us about the box?” Cole said, her voice calm and steady despite the marionette-like stare of Mr. Edwards.
“It’s my box.” He repeated.
“Fine. Alright. It’s your box. I just want to know more about it, like the carvings. Do you know what they are?”
Mr. Edwards cocked his head and squinted at the younger sister. “Carvings are something made by cutting wood. An object or design formed by cutting and shaping a material such as wood or stone—”
Kaylyn had heard enough, but as soon as she took a step forward, Cole glared at her.
“The guy has gone dark. His power ring has faded.” She kept her jaw clenched, wondering how much—if any—of the conversation the man actually understood by now. “Let’s just grab the jewels and get out before his head explodes.”
“There are no explosive devices in my head, Kaylyn.”
She bit her lip, she certainly hadn’t offered her name. “Okay, Mr. Edwards—”
“Sure….” She choked on her words as the man’s lips turned up into what she assumed was supposed to be a smile. “Gib, what’s going on here?”
“You’re trying to take my box.”
“Yeah,” Kaylyn nodded. This conversation was getting redundant fast. “We got that part. We’re quick like that, you know.”
“I do know. You thought you could find my box and take it away. But, I won.”
“So you did, Gib.” Cole took a step forward, but marionette-man hunkered over the box like it was his heir.
Cole took another step. “Where’s Mr. Edwards?”
“He took a vacation. He’s probably sipping Mai Tais on the shores of Maui right now.”
“That’s a quick trip.”
“Yes, anything is possible when you use your imagination. You two are particularly familiar with that, aren’t you? Losing yourselves in a slightly altered unreality.”
Kaylyn shook her head and stumbled backward. For a dimwit, he had down the creepy intuition and dictionary memorization.
About the Author
Skye Callahan was born and raised in Ohio and has seen enough unbelievable stuff to feed a lifetime of paranormal stories. When not writing or working at the dayjob she hangs out with her ethnomusicologist husband and pet ferrets, reads, and takes long walks through the cemetery.
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