Anathema (Causal Enchantment, Book 1) by K. A. Tucker

By K. A. Tucker

Evangeline has spent her teenage years in obscurity. Her foster mom and dad have the emotional flair of robots and her classmates slightly recognize her lifestyles. approximately to show eighteen and feeling like a social pariah, she is wanting to hook up with anyone. someone. whilst Evangeline meets Sofie after actually stumbling upon her café, she believes she’s discovered that connection. prepared to do something to maintain it, she accepts a role as Sofie’s assistant and drops every little thing to fly to big apple, the place she is thrust right into a sumptuous international of Prada, diamonds, and unlimited funds. With such generosity and kindness, it’s effortless for Evangeline to push aside yes oddities . . . like Sofie’s erratic and infrequently violent habit, and the sizeable defend canine. She’s even keen to brush off her vibrant desires of mob-style murders, attractive homeless humans dwelling in caves, and white-eyed demons that hang-out her every one evening as figments of her imagination—especially while a type of figments is the attractive Caden. while she wakes up with chunk marks on her neck, the fairy story quick becomes a nightmare. She slowly unravels the secret surrounding Sofie and associates, and the truth of the bites and the “dreams.” What she discovers is much extra mysterious and negative than whatever she may have imagined. In an international the place every person has intent to lie for private achieve, Evangeline needs to come to a decision which deception is least more likely to get her killed.

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Yes,舡 I said, locking the office door. 舠But I舗m just leaving. 舡 The footsteps stopped a few feet away from me. 舠Please, Mr. Dresden. I舗ve got to talk to you. 舡 I sighed, without looking at her. She舗d said the exact words she needed to in order to kick off my protective streak. But I could still walk away. Lots of people got to thinking that magic could dig them out of their troubles, once they realized they couldn舗t escape. 舠I舗ll be glad to, Ma舗am. 舡 I locked the door and started to turn away.

But you aren舗t who you think you are. You舗re a ghost. A reflection. 舡 舠N-no,舡 she said, her voice shaking. 舡 舠It is true,舡 I said. 舡 舠No,舡 the spirit moaned, her eyes closing. 舠No, no, no, no. 舡 She started singing to herself again, low and desperate舒no enchantment to it this time, no unconscious act of destruction. But the infant girl still hadn舗t inhaled, and her lips were turning blue. 舠Listen to me, Agatha,舡 I said, forcing more of my will into my voice, lacing it with magic so that the ghost could hear me.

I unbound the talisman from my arm, feeling the silent pop of energy as the knot came undone. Then I took her left wrist and turned her hand over to tie the talisman onto her. There were pale scars on her arm舒the vertical kind that run along the big veins. The ones you get when you舗re really serious about killing yourself. They were old and faded. She must have gotten them when she was . . what? Ten years old? Younger? I shuddered and secured the little braid of musty cloth and silver chain about her wrist, willing enough energy into it to close the circle once the knot was tied.

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