Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Book Excerpt - Red Threads by Stacey J. Mitchell

Title: Red Threads

Author: Stacey J. Mitchell

Release date: 2013

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Tour: Irresistible Reads Book Tours

Book Description:

Twenty-six-year-old Lily Robinson has her dream job in a museum, a great boyfriend, and is happy with her life – until the day she starts seeing red threads growing out of the chests of those around her.
That same day Lily meets a stranger who seems to know her and understand what she is seeing. Lily doesn't believe him when he says she has a special ability, and it's only when he saves her life that she accepts something very strange is happening to her.
Lily's life is rapidly turned upside-down when she gets thrown into the world of fate and meets the beings who influence it.
Can she learn to control her ability to help herself and those around her who need it most?
Will she actually want to when she finds out what she has to do?

Book Excerpt

“Look, I don’t really want to have to do this now, but I have to leave soon so I don’t have much choice… It’s about last night.”
Nick groaned again, like he was remembering something he’d rather forget. “Wait a minute, Lil. Let me speak first.” He lifted his head off the pillow and looked at Lily through barely open eyes. “I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. I completely overreacted. I know you didn’t say anything to my mother on purpose. I just wish she’d stop bugging me about us getting married.”
Lily sat down on the bed next to Nick. “She’s very traditional, though. She’s all about appearances.”
“Yeah—that, or maybe she constantly compares me to my sister and I always come up short. I don’t know. Marriage is the last thing I want to do now, it really is. She’s completely put me off the idea altogether.” He sighed heavily.
“Now’s not the best time to talk about that.” Lily didn’t want him to dwell on it for too long, because she was pretty sure he’d decide to veto the idea of marriage altogether. “But if you see your mother’s number come up on the caller display this weekend, maybe you shouldn’t answer it.”
“Good plan.” He closed his eyes again and lay back down, holding his hand out for Lily’s. She kissed his hand and lay down next to him, snuggling into his shoulder. He kissed the top of her head. “We’re all right like this, though, aren’t we?”
Lily looked at the clock. “Yeah, but only for ten minutes. Then I have to go.”
“No, I mean us. Me and you. We’re okay how we are, aren’t we? We don’t need some certificate to prove that we love each other, do we?”
Some certificate? That was never how Lily had looked at marriage. In the past they’d talked about marriage as something that would definitely happen, just at some point in the future. But she had always had an understanding that it would happen. Now he was talking more as if he didn’t see the need for it. And sure, some couples were perfectly happy living together without being married.
Lily wasn’t sure she was one of those people. In fact, she was almost certain she wasn’t. She buried her face into Nick’s neck and stifled a sigh.

About the Author:

I am a tea drinker and history geek who lives in south Wales. I love reading, being outdoors, cooking, and stand-up comedy—but I don't like bananas and insects.
I have been writing stories ever since I could hold a pen. I have a degree in Egyptology, and I love writing so much that I even enjoyed my university coursework.

 Official Website: http://www.staceyjmitchell.com 
Twitter: @_staceymitchell

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