Have you ever scheduled reading time for a big chunk of your day only for that to not pan out? Yeah, that is what happened to me last week. So, unfortunately I did not finish the Harry Potter Series. Which means that I had nothing to review today. So I thought I would give you a sneak peek at the Dragon Shifter series I will be publishing soon. This is an early copy, which means not all of the editing that will happen for this book is done. So please excuse any mistakes.
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CHAPTER ONE: MOVING
One of the worst things that can happen to a high school girl, on the cusp of graduation, is to move to another state. Did it matter that I tried explaining this to my mother? No, it did not matter. No amount of arguing, pleading, or attempts at compromising changed her stubborn mind. That was why I was sulking as I drove my mat black truck to my new home in Hicksville, Northern California. You wouldn’t think that could exist in the state that Hollywood thrived, but if you go way up North, there is no chance of models or celebrities there.
Our small caravan group was made up of three people and two driving vehicles. I was at the back in my mat-black truck pulling my mom’s car on a trailer. Mom and her lifelong friend Jo were in the rental moving truck. They were probably laughing about the sour expression I’d been wearing since Jo made his damned job offer. Jo was the reason my mother, Molly, had decided to move.
Jo came to visit a month ago, his raggedy jeans hung low on his pale lanky body as he said, “Molly, I got a proposition for you. A spot opened up at the school I work for. How about you come and work with me?”
Of course Mom jumped on the chance to be close to Jo. They had been friends since they were children. In addition to that, Jo worked for a very pricey, private school. Everyone that worked for the school got their own house, which was paid for by the school. In addition to the salary my mother would get a monthly allowance. It was intended to pay for monthly bills, but the amount covered more than the gas, electric, garbage, and internet. It was a generous offer, and I absolutely understand why my mom took it. We had been struggling to get by for so long, this job brought comfort and security. I was still pissed though.
CHAPTER TWO: NEW KIDS, NEW SCHOOL
The town we moved to was small and yet massive. It was small in the sense that the population sat under one thousand. However, most people lived on 100 + acres, which is where the massive part comes in. We were part of the select few that lived on smaller properties only being roughly 10 acres. I did not mind too much. If I didn’t have a car, I would have been upset at the distance I would’ve had to walk or ride a bike. But had my truck to drive to school with, and it was kind of a nice drive. Deep green trees lined the roads only breaking on occasion.
I found it odd that I would not be attending the school Mom worked for. It seemed funny that they would give her all this money, but would not allow me to attend the institution. I had assumed that they must be a very snobby school if they would not let one of their workers children attend. I probably wasn’t “pure” enough for them. Blech!
This weekend I would be unpacking. Come Monday I would start my new school. Before any of that happened, I wanted to see where I would be going. So I drove to the public school in the middle of the main part of town. The locals called it Downtown Town. Not very original, but who am I to judge. There was one light downtown. It stopped you next to the one gas station, bank, and grocery store. As fate would have it, the light turned red for me. One light in the whole place and it turns red when I get to it.
I looked around me taking in the sites. A few old, brick buildings made up most of this area. A movement to my left caught my eye. Leaning against a black SUV was a very hot guy. His chocolate skin seemed smooth and bulged with muscle. His white teeth gleamed when he smiled and locked eyes with me. My interest immediately dimmed when smoke billowed from his mouth. I looked away and drove off. I have never found smoking attractive. One time I had a boyfriend that tried smoking. He stole the cigs from his dad. Kissing him was like sucking on burnt food; gross and ain’t happening more than once. I broke up with him within days of starting that relationship.
As I moved further away from the dark man, a tingle began to build within me. Like lava it crawled upwards from my toes. By the time I had reached school, it had climbed to my head and filled my mind with the black man’s chiseled jaw and gold eyes…
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