This is the third part of the first story in the YA Spooktacular. This is one story, written in parts by several different authors and posting on various blogs. For full details on this and the prize packs, check out the bit below the story.
If you haven't started in on this yet, check out the first part here. Continuing the story is the fan-frickin-tastic Courtney Allison Moulton, the brains behind Angelfire.
Her name was Anna.
It was so rare for anyone to see him, so when they did, his attention was immediately locked on them. It was a single, fluttering moment, barely half a heart’s beat, when their eyes had met, her sun-kissed hazel on his stormy dark gray, that sent them both on a collision course. He had seen enough fear on the faces of humans to instantly tell there was none in her gaze.
There was recognition—the falling of her gentle features as if she knew his kind and pitied them, pitied him. This perplexed him, drove him mad with curiosity, for why would any creature feel sorry for something like him?
And this only drew him more strongly to her.
Their first words to each other, those first moments of contact, those first days and weeks of eventual passion—he knew better. He knew just how unwise every word, every touch, had been. But she was too tempting, her sunlight was too tempting—and sunlight just wasn’t his thing. That’s how he knew it could never last. If he stayed with her, she would never last.
He knew, even from the beginning, that his curiosity was what had spelled her doom—for there were others like him, others far darker than he.
Head on over The Book Labyrinth to see where this is going! And thank you, Courtney, for that awesome addition to the story!
Also make sure to check out the second story, starting here, and called A Soul Laid Bare.
The icing on the proverbial cake and following these stories? The prizes! To get on this, make sure you comment on every post/section for the stories. If you want to enter both prizes packs (yes, there's a prize for each story thread), then you have to comment on all the posts. But, don't think of it as a must do... think of it as getting to read a whole bunch of awesome stuff from awesome YA authors, and letting them know you appreciate it.
On top of this (yep, it gets better), there are Trick or Treat stops along the way. Take part in these and you'll get even more entries into the prize packs! If you need more details, or want a list of all the stops so you don't miss any, it's here.