Taking over my blog to close out her month long blog tour for Knight Angels 2: Book of Revenge is Abra Ebner, but to complete this hijacking, the majority of the scene she's sharing is a deleted scene from Brenda Pandos' The Emerald Talisman, tweaked to Abra's liking.
If you missed any of the stops on Abra's tour, check them all out here. But to complete this package of awesome authors, Brenda's month long tour The Sapphire Talisman, book 2 in her series, kicks off Monday (full details here).
And finally, stick around after this awesome scene for your chance to win a copy of The Book of Revenge from Abra.
Samantha started up her car as I closed the door and clicked the seat belt in place. Neither of us had spoken since the credits at the end of the movie—Knight Angels.
“Well?” she asked me, brimming with intrigue. “Did you like it?”
The scenes still tumbled in my mind, especially the kiss between Jane and Max after he unfurled his wings. The similarities to my own misshaped life were too close a parallel to my reality and Sam’s. Since I could read her emotions, I knew she loved the movie.
“Good?” Sam restated in disbelief. “That was by far the best movie I’ve seen in a long time—the crazy super powers, the shape-shifter and the angels. I mean, wouldn’t it be incredible if you had a guardian angel . . .” Sam trailed off, choking back her sudden grief.
Her and her dad had been in a tragic accident with a drunk driver when she was in 4th grade. And like the heroine, Sam survived but her father didn’t.
“Yeah,” I said, reaching over and rubbing her shoulder. “I think we all have guardian angels.”
I bit my lip. The fact my mom died tragically too for no good reason stung the open wound of my heart. I wondered why I believed angels to be true. Where were the angels for our parents? Maybe the angels for me didn’t come with wings and a halo.
“Why do you think mine saved me and not my. . .” Sam’s confusion and anguish wafted over me. I cringed and made a barrier against feeling it. She needed me to keep composure and support her instead of falling apart and crying too.
I inhaled sharply. “I don’t know, but apparently there’s a bigger plan for your life that’s not finished yet.”
I faked a smile. Sam’s lips curled up too. She handled her dad’s death better than I did my mom’s.
“Still, I wish I could see mine,” she looked up into the night sky.
I chewed on my fingernail. My guardian angel was the least likely of paranormal creatures—a half-vampire. And he saved me from the bloodthirsty stalker that took my mother’s life. Maybe Sam did have a guardian angel.
The suggestion got me thinking.
By Brenda Pandos, author of the Emerald Talisman Series, for Knight Angels Series
Thank you Abra and Brenda for that fantastic scene!
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