Welcome to the blog tour for Unnatural Souls, a prequel novella in the new paranormal romance series, Realm of the Claimed by Linda Foster. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.
It’s been almost a year since the night of the accident that should have killed Grace. Nearly a year since her brother, Ash, sold his soul to save her. She survived, but that wasn’t the end of their story.
Not even close.
In the months since, Grace’s life has turned upside down. She can move objects with her mind, teleport in a blink of an eye, see dead people … and that’s just the tip of the crazy train.
And that would be fine, really … if she had any idea how to control it.
Instead, she’s stuck in a body that does things she doesn’t understand. And now, the contract her brother made for her life is drawing to a close. Which means he’s running out of time before the demon comes to collect his soul.
Unless Grace can find a way to save him.
When an angel named Michael shows up with answers and an offer to help her, she jumps at the chance—and agrees to help him with his own mission as the price.
Then she finds out that Michael is working with another demon. That the deal she’s made … is no better than the one from which she’s trying to save Ash. And she’s faced with a choice: turn and walk away, or try to save her brother—by working with the very monsters who have nearly destroyed them both..
Effectively, then, I would be a spy for him in the group of demons. I would be in charge of making sure they stayed in line. I still didn’t know why he thought I could handle that, though, and I frowned at him. Putting me with a bunch of demons sounded like an insane idea—even if they were supposedly “good” demons.
“You will learn to use your powers,” he told me with a smile. “You will discover everything you can do, learn defense. Learn to fight the demons that hunt you. And I have the perfect teacher in mind. She can protect you until you can take care of yourself. Until we find out why Adrian wants you dead.”
I eyed him, feeling uneasy. Learning to control my powers. I was going to need that to survive. And to save Ash.
“Who?” I asked. An angel trainer would be helpful, but if he trusted this girl so much why wasn’t he putting her in charge of these demons?
“She was one of the strongest angels I knew,” he told me with a half smile. “She was resilient, and incredibly powerful.”
“Was?” Did he think that was going to slip by me? I wasn’t that stupid. She was a strong angel, meaning she wasn’t one anymore. She could be dead, a ghost, but I doubted that was the case here. Could angels even die? Could they become ghosts?
Then I realized. If she wasn’t an angel, there was really only one other possibility. My teacher would be a lost freaking soul, which meant I was going to be taught how to be an angel by a demon. Every time I thought this situation couldn’t get any worse, it did. I stared blankly at him, hoping this was a sick joke.
“Her name is Kali,” Michael replied.
Okay, not a joke then, if she had a name and everything.
“She stopped the last war in Heaven before becoming a demon.”
I let out a shaky laugh, knowing that was meant to comfort me. “Redeeming qualities aside, the girl is still a demon. How do you know she’s not one of the assassins sent to kill me?”
“She is important,” Michael replied passionately. “She was a friend, and she is capable. I taught her myself. She knows everything you will need to learn. She can protect you better than anyone else, and while you study, you can keep an eye on her.”
Ah, he trusted her with my life, but not with being a well-behaved demon?
About the Author
Linda Foster was born and raised in Colorado, where she still lives with her (very patient) husband, two (very spoiled) ferrets and (equally spoiled) dog. Linda became an avid reading enthusiast the moment she picked up her first book, and has grown steadily worse. By the time she was fifteen years old, her library had become too big for her shelves, and she was forced to donate all her books to the local school, just to make room for new ones. She started writing short novellas for her friends in middle school, and expanded into full-length novels several years later.
The Realm of the Claimed novellas are her first published work..
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