Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Summer's End by Kristy Brown @KBrownauthor BLOG TOUR #SummersEnd @RandomTTours




She wakes up in the hospital, badly burned with no identity. 
He’s been trained to kill her before she burns the world to ashes. 
When they finally meet, will he be able to take her life now that he’s started to feel for her? 
His fate is already written. 
The prophecy is already set. Love between them is forbidden.














Summer's End by Kristy Brown was published in August 2018. As part of this #RandomThingsTours  Blog Tour, I am delighted to share an extract from the book with you today.



An Extract from Summer's End by Kristy Brown

Somewhere between then and now

Screaming jolts me from my sleep. A shrill, sickening sound that vibrates deep within me. My stomach lurches as vomit rises up, sitting in my throat. Covering my ears, I pray for it to end. Someone is in excruciating pain. As the seconds unravel, and my consciousness clears, I realise that it’s me; I’m the one screaming out in constant agony. I want to stop but can’t. I need to force it all out, the pain, the darkness and this feeling of complete dread. There’s this great hole in my chest, like an inkblot expanding, taking over me until there’s nothing left.

Sobbing, my energy depleted, my emotions turn to sorrow. The slightest movement makes my flesh tear. My hands are now sore, blistered gloves of skin. I want to wriggle out of this body, discard it like a cheap suit...I want to walk away from this pain, this living hell, this life...I want to die. Why didn’t I die?

The skin holding my face together seems too tight for my skull. I want to rip it off. Digging my fingernails in, I drag them roughly down my cheeks.

“It burns!” I cry. “It burns!” There’s blood caked in my nails, and yet I still scratch. I can’t stop. It must come away, this rotten shell... I want it off me! I tear and claw at it, not just my face now; my legs, arms, and stomach...every touch feeling like a scorch mark, a lighted match etching over this flesh. I know I’m still under here somewhere, a prisoner in my own body. How did I become this? I don’t know if I’ve been brought here to die but right now, I’d welcome it. I’m lost, alone in this unknown hell. The real me has to be here somewhere...but who the hell am I? What’s happening to me?

“Help...please help me.”


“Stop!” A slim, tall woman appears. “You must stop.”


I obey without question. Tears trickling down my cheeks feel like drops of acid. The woman moves closer. With blurry eyes, I can see that she’s beautiful, the kind of woman people see in dreams...I must look disgusting to her. She smiles, and I immediately relax. Her silver eyes lock with mine, and I feel a sense of weightlessness. The pain’s still there, but I’m floating up, away from it. I know when my eyes open again that this nightmare will still be ongoing...but for now, I’m letting go of everything. If this is death, then it can take me. I’m silent, my body numb as I await her instructions. I’m floating somewhere between my body and the ceiling. In this moment, I am content to die. “You need to rest.”

“Who are you?” My voice sounds distant, like it doesn’t belong to me.


“I am here to help you, Summer.”

“Yes, that’s my name, isn’t it...Summer.” I know that but can’t seem to think

past it to any other details about myself. Every time I try, a huge mental door clamps down in my mind. Panic bubbles, tightening my chest; I can’t remember one thing about this ‘Summer’ person I’m supposed to be. I have no recollection of anything at all! “What’s happened to me?” I whisper.

“You were in a terrible fire. Luckily, you are still with us.”

“A fire? What fire?” Shaking, I look down at my injuries and anxiety sweeps through me all over again. “I want to die,” I sob. “You should have let me die.”

“Please don’t.” She carefully places her hand on my hair. I feel cooler, like an anesthetic is washing over me. “The process will take a while. I’m going to give you something to ease your pain.”

I feel a pinch to my arm and I’m incredibly sleepy.


“Did you save him too?”

“Save who, Summer?”

“I-I...don’t know...” My sore eyelids weigh down over swollen eyes. “I should have died...” I utter as a welcome abyss embraces me.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I'm Kristy and I live in the U.K. I have always written short stories and poetry. I went to university to study acting which I loved, but my real passion has always been writing. So now I write the kind of stories I would have wanted to read as a teen. "Kiera's Quest-Awakenings" is my first ebook. There are four in the teen fantasy series, 'Sacrifices,' 'Perceptions,' and 'Choices.'( Muse It Up Publishing.) Kiera's Quest is now also available in paperback, book one includes the first two e-books, and book two (paperback) will be out 2020. The new paperback versions have been slightly rewritten and updated.

My YA contemporary romance book, "Just Sam," Is available on Amazon in print & on Kindle as is my YA/ New Adult fairy tale retelling, 'Cinderfella.'

I dreamt the lead male character in "Summer's End," a YA Paranormal romance series, published again with with 'Muse It Up Publishing.' Alex was so real and vivid that I had to write him.This title is also available in print and e-book. 

Book two of this series "Summer's Lost" was out December 2019. I'm currently editing book three to this series. I love reading YA angels,vamps etc. I love my kids and hopefully one day they will enjoy my crazy tales!

Twitter @Kbrownauthor



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