Title: Sonar the Surge
Published On: April 23 2016
Genres: New Adult
Publisher: Self Published Format: eBook, Print
Amazon Converge with Your Destiny
Eclipsed by darkness, the Romelands must face the ultimate quest. If they are forced toward the umbra peak, they will be completely obscured.
Symone struggles with her most challenging battles … the conflict within herself. Losing loved ones steals part of her soul. Despair has created a gaping hole where her heart should be. Symone doesn’t even recognize herself. She has to determine if this is the person she’s turned into, or if it is who she has always been.
Nile is an attractive aristocrat whose charm and arrogance drives Symone insane. Beyond Symone’s control, Nile is spun into her life. But she’s not sure if she can have a relationship with him or where that could lead her. Embracing love could make her whole again, but it may also destroy her. Symone must travel through the opaque light in order to find where her destiny lies.
Symone’s family … Shiray and Syira, continue to fight in the feuds of their galaxy. Together they have to find the balance between compassion and sacrifice. Kadanans are being held captive, and they hold the fate of their world in their hands. They have only begun to understand the consequences of the devastating realities of war.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend, is the philosophy the Romelands now abide by.
Chapter 12: Part II
* * * Symone * * *
A loud bang caught my attention. To my left, Nile was getting triple-teamed. I had to help him. Sparks were coming from the male’s hands I was fighting with. No way was I going to let him zap me. My heart seemed to beat faster. One second I stood in front of him and the next I was behind. I didn’t have time to analyze how I had moved so swiftly. I shoved my foot into his knee cap and heard it pop. He screamed and collapsed, but managed to send off the sparks of electricity. They were coming straight at me … I don’t know how they missed.
“How the hell did you move so fast?” he gasped.
Nile was on the ground, getting pulverized. He fought back but was up against too many. I’d never been so scared. Shocker Polar conjured up another round of sparks. Sick of playing with him, I yanked my knife from my ankle holster. Then slit it across his throat. Blood splayed from the wound. I turned my head and sprinted over to Nile.
I didn’t know where my laser was, so I would use my knife or bare hands, anything to get them off him. Four were on him now. I stabbed the closest man in his side. He grunted, narrowing his glowing eyes. He executed his laser. Once again, it puzzled me, how I dodged the beams.
“What in Sonar!” he exclaimed. I kicked him in the groin, followed by his skull. “You little bitch!”
Another punt to his manhood for that remark. Then I plunged my knife straight into his heart. The glow around his irises vanished. He hit the ground with a thud. I felt some relief that Nile was on his feet, fighting the others. It was short lived because someone grabbed me from behind in a bear hug. He lifted me off the floor, squeezing the life out of me. I moaned loudly. Nile called to me but could not help, still fending for himself. This bastard was enormous. He was bound to break something in me. I threw my head backward and head-butted him. He loosened his grasp, enough for me to break free, and I was now somehow behind him. He turned around fast. His legs were spread apart. With my knife in my palm, I slid on my back between his legs. As I went through them, I thrust my arm upward, slicing his manliness.
The sound he made was horrid, but I finished him off quickly. I retrieved the laser he’d dropped, putting him out of his misery. Nile used his kinesis. Another male soared into the rock-made wall. His head cracked as he fell, dead. A female several feet away was about to blast Nile. Milliseconds later, I was right next to her. I executed my shot faster. She was now dead also. Nile’s hazels dilated.
“You okay?” he asked. I nodded. “Come on. Let’s get out of here before we’re waylaid again.”
A thundering roar, followed by rocks and rubble splattered everywhere. I was dazed as to what happened. Then I saw some Kadanans had been hit and lay demised. The Polars had fired their laser cannon at a large group that hadn’t yet got out. The explosion caused an avalanche. Smoke polluted the air. Giant boulders were falling around Kadeem, Syira, Star, and about thirty others. They huddled together, then they disappeared. We all ran full speed for the opening Bryan had created. Bryan, several from his team, followed by Nile, and I dashed through it. Shi and her group were on our tail when the Polar’s cannon let off another detonation.
Mounds of rocks rushed down. The sound was ear splintering. The last one to make it out was a young woman with sky blue eyes. Then the opening sealed completely with rocks. Shi didn’t get through. I felt my eyes bulge from their sockets. Shi, members from her team, and others were on the other side of the barricade.
Title: The Circle Complete
Love Trust Loss Peace. The Circle Complete.
Lilly and Charlie’s journey reaches its ultimate conclusion.
“That’s crazy,” Ruth told her. “I can’t believe you’re going along with it.”
Delilah had gone straight to her sister’s house after the meeting with her mother. “I know, but what choice do I have?” Tracking wasn’t even part of her duties anymore. Delilah had transferred to the intelligence department, a less violent department, after she had little Michael. But she was in the military, and these were the orders given to her by her commanding officer.
“Have you spoken to Father? He went to Earth with her. He should have some clue about what happened back then.”
“No. She swore me to secrecy.”
“Unbelievable,” Ruth said. “So she thinks this Silas person was released from prison, scammed his way onto a spacecraft, faked his death, and is involved in some sort of forbidden relationship with an Earthan? Even if it’s true, why does it matter anymore?”
Delilah shrugged. “She calls it a matter of national security.”
“Ox dung,” Ruth said. “It sounds more like an Eve Royal vendetta to me.”
“Well, whatever. This Silas person came into one of the representative’s offices last year attempting to secure a pass back to Sentria. When the representative realized that Silas had presumably died many years ago, he refused him and then erased the logs that showed he was ever there.”
“He erased the logs, and Mother found out about it? I wouldn’t want to be in his shoes right now.”
“I don’t think he has any shoes. He was thrown into the dungeons for his treachery.”
“But you said this happened last year. Why is Mom waiting so long to act?”
“This Silas person is clever, or was clever, until recently. His locator chip has been destroyed, and he’s covered his tracks pretty well. Mom has some sort of device that allows her to pick up any trace of his essence on Earth, and up until now, it’s shown nothing. A couple of weeks ago, she received notification of some anomalous lab work that contains Silas’s blood markers. She thinks it may be related to an autopsy because he would be over forty years old now.”
“So Mother wants you to go to Earth to make sure this forty-year-old Sentrian is really dead?”
“Whatever,” Ruth said.
“So can little Michael stay with you while I’m gone?”
“I don’t like this,” Michael said. “Don’t get me wrong, my One. I’d love to have you on the mission with me, but I don’t trust your mother.”
Michael was convinced Eve had tried to kill him during a drill the previous year. He ended up in the infirmary for a couple of days from plasma burns. “So sorry,” Eve’s assistant had told him. “It was a mistake—friendly fire.” But Michael knew better. When the agent missed the first time, he saw the guy reload his plasma gun and re-aim directly at his head. If Michael didn’t have quick reflexes, he would be in Sonora right now.
“I mean why doesn’t she send one of her henchmen? From what you’ve told me, she was always more fond of them than she was her own family,” he asked his wife.
“I told you. She doesn’t want this leaked. Besides, most of her government connections are dead or in their late thirties. They would never be allowed on a shuttle.”
“Yes, but she’s been leading the elders around by the nose for years. I know she has friends among the younger generation. They would happily go along with anything she told them to. What’s the real reason?”
Delilah rolled her eyes and pointed to her face. Michael nodded. “So she needs your super sniffer?” Delilah was a super olfactory. She could locate people for miles if she had a bit of clothing or something with their scent on it.
“Ruth seems to think so. Silas has no tracking chip and has only made contact through our computer systems that one time at one of our Earthan offices. Mother doesn’t have much to go on. Silas told the representative he had to get back to Sentria. He even begged him for his help. Mom thinks he is, or was, planning something, and that is why he was so desperate to come back.”
“Planning something? At his age? If he’s even alive, what could he possibly do?”
“That’s what my mom wants me to find out.”
“So you’re going to Earth to be a Sentrian bloodhound for your mother?”
Delilah nodded. Michael blew out his breath. “Well, great.”