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Fissure by Marilyn Almodóvar

Published on Friday, November 14, 2014 by

Fissure by Marilyn Almodóvar

(Chronicles of the Interred #2)
Publication date: May 20th 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Time-Travel, Young Adult

Baxter Jacobs just survived the worst Sweet Sixteen in history: buried in a coffin, hunted down by assassins, and losing almost everything that mattered to her. She’s ready for some normalcy, but “normal” won’t play any part of this Time Bender’s future.

Now that the immediate threat is over, Baxter learns just how much the English Council expects of the newest Interred. The pressure has her seriously considering her uncle’s offer to take her to New York, especially since she thinks it will keep her Healer, Jack, from overusing his abilities. Knowing the New York Council’s ranks are filled with beings using dark powers, however, makes her hesitate.

Before she can choose, the decision is wrenched from her. Fissures in Time result in a new battle with an old enemy. Someone she thought she’d lost reenters her life, and she’ll discover a web of lies woven into the fabric of Time…lies only she can unravel. Baxter will have to use her growing abilities to try and reveal the truth, even if it forever changes the reality she knows.

There are lies in the fabric of Time only she can unravel.

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He watches me closely, his wild eyebrows knitting together. “Through your emotions, I can feel the holes.”

“All of them?” I ask, knowing that I’ve felt like this before, and worse, I’m sure that my mother erased some memories that she’d rather I didn’t have. I’ll never know why.

“No need feeling sorry for yourself, lass.” The sadness in his voice matches my own, and for that, I’m once again grateful. I close my eyes momentarily as he places a hand on my shoulder. Patting that shoulder, he stands up. “You should go and see young Jack.”

“Wait—but Morgan and Moira—”

“They’re worried that you’ll not be able to defend yourself,” he explains as he walks to the door. “You’re stronger than they think. I’m not worried about you or the kind of future you’ll knit for yourself in the fabric of Time.”

“But I’ll never remember what’s been erased?” I ask.

“I don’t think it’s important for you to remember. The lesson will always be there, even if you can’t remember learning it. Don’t worry so much about it. Now, go and see Jack. He’s been asking after you all morning. They’re about to discharge him.” He smiles before he walks out the door.

Once I’m alone, I can’t help but wonder what sort of lesson I learned. Death? Betrayal? Lies? The only thing fueling my body right now is anger. Anger at what I lost. Anger at my mother and her way of withholding the truth. Anger at my father for dying.

The frustration over not remembering boils over. I pick up the incense container and throw it against the ground, watching it smash to pieces. Anger invades me, securing itself around me before I grab the folding chair and throw it against the wall. I do this over and over again until my arms hurt. I tear the cushions up, emptying them on the ground. Screaming until my voice is hoarse, I break everything that I can, including the glass windows with my fists. I stare at the blood and feel nothing.

I stand, my breathing erratic as my heart pummels my chest. My legs fold in the middle of the destruction, dropping me to the floor. I shift and pull them close to my chest, bloody hands resting against my feet as I press my forehead against my knees. Never-ending tears of frustration and grief grip me so tightly I’m sure they’ll never let go.


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About the Author

Marilyn Almodóvar is the author of a series of YA paranormal novels. Born in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, Lyn is a lover of words whose reading tastes range from Victorian novels to the books of Stephen King. Her favorite past-times have always been reading and writing, two activities that let her escape to other worlds.

It was this love that propelled her to choose Theater and French as majors in University, with a minor in English Victorian Literature. Lyn lived for almost a decade in England followed by three years in France before returning home to the States. A self-confessed citizen of the world, she is fluent in English, French and Spanish, with basic knowledge of the Italian language.

Lyn could happily exist breathing the clean air of Narnia, trapped in a cupboard under the stairs with Harry, fighting alongside Captain Jack Sparrow, doing an internship in Torchwood, or traveling around time and space with the Doctor…as long as she can have Mr. Spock, Captain Kirk and Captain Mal as companions.

Lyn currently lives in Central Florida with her French husband, English-born eldest son, and French-born youngest son. Her debut YA Novel, Interred, was be published by Iambe books on 01/22/2013.

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