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Promo: Pieces by Michelle Davidson Argyle

February 18, 2013
Today, I have an excerpt from Pieces, the sequel to The Breakway 
from Michelle Davidson Argyle. I hope you guys enjoy it.

Pieces
Michelle Davidson Argyle
Released on Feb 14, 2013
by Rhemalda Publishing
Series: The Breakaway 

Two years after watching her kidnappers go to prison, Naomi Jensen is still in love with one of them. Jesse will be released in a few years, and Naomi knows college is the perfect distraction while she waits. But when her new friend Finn makes her question what is right and what is wrong, she begins to wonder if Jesse is the one for her … until she discovers he's out on parole. Naomi must sort through her confusion to figure out where love and freedom truly lie—in Finn, who has no connections to her past, or Jesse, who has just asked her to run away with him.

Pieces is a companion to The Breakaway and can be read independently, if desired.

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Excerpt



    There were always dragons, but never as dark as the ones before her now. She stood in a burning valley so hot that ash fell from the sky like slow-drifting snow. The dragons had started the fire, their scales blackened, skin peeling, their eyes hard as diamonds. She watched four of them land in front of her. Thick smoke curled to the darkening sky.

  “I want to leave!” she screamed, but their only response was to open their mouths and breathe flames at her. She didn’t feel the pain, but when the fire cleared and she held out her arms to see the damage, she saw her skin was like dragon skin—black and peeling in jagged pieces. Falling to her knees, she grabbed a handful of dirt and threw it at the dragons. Their mouths turned up in sneers, showing their pointed, blood-stained teeth.

     You read too many fantasy novels, she could hear Jesse’s voice in the back of her head.

     They don’t love you, her mother said.
 
     Remember why you fell in love with him.
 
     She stopped at the memory of that last set of words, trying to remember who had said them to her. The dragons moved closer, and then she remembered it was Finn who had said the words. She saw the saltshaker on the table as he pushed it around in circles.

     With a start, she sat up in bed, realizing all the journal entries were still fresh in her mind. She had finished reading them hours ago and then stumbled into the bedroom to find Jesse already asleep. She had crawled in with him and drifted off, but the nightmares made her toss and turn. Jesse stirred beside her now, his toned arms reaching out for her. Morning sunlight fell across the bed.
 
     “You alright?” he asked, pulling her close.
 
     “I think so.” Lying back down, she snuggled into him. He smelled like spicy soap from his shower earlier. She took in a deep breath, savoring the feel of him holding her.
 
     Remember why you fell in love with him.
     Shut up, Finn!

 
     She wanted to scream the words into the silent bedroom, but couldn’t. She loved Jesse because he loved her. It was that simple. He sacrificed things for her. He wanted to make her happy, and she wanted the same for him. She had left everything to be with him.

     A knock on the front door made Naomi jump. It frightened her to think of who might knock on their door so early in the morning. Jesse stirred again, mumbling something she couldn’t understand.
 
     “You want me to get it?” she asked, almost afraid to wake him.
 
     Groaning, he sat up and blinked. His hair had dried in spikes. “Where the hell is my phone?” he asked. “Why are the curtains wide open?”
 
     He was always cranky when he was woken up too early. “I wanted to look at the stars as I fell asleep.”
 
     Turning to her, he blinked again. The sun made his green eyes pale. “How did that go, then? Last night? Did you read it all?”
     “Yes.”
     “And?”
     
     She looked away. “I was so tired I’m not sure how much of it stuck.”
 
     “It’s all in your head now. You can start sorting through it and face it all.”
 
     “Yeah, I guess so.”
 
     Another series of knocks. Jesse cursed and got out of bed. He was in his boxer shorts, and pulled on a pair of sweats before grabbing his phone off the dresser. He walked out of the bedroom. Curious, Naomi slipped out of bed and peeked down the hallway as Jesse looked through the peephole. She asked herself if she cared that he had lied to her about his parole, that he was a fugitive. Did it matter? Her stomach clenched.

     “What is it?” Jesse asked, opening the door a crack. His body blocked her view of whoever was on the other side. There was an answer. A man’s voice. A shudder went down Naomi’s spine.
 
     “No,” Jesse said, “she’s here.”
   


About the Author
Michelle Davidson Argyle

Michelle lives and writes in Utah, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. She loves the seasons, but late summer and early fall are her favorites. She adores chocolate, sushi, and lots of ethnic food, and loves to read and write books in whatever time she can grab between her sword-wielding husband and energetic daughter. She believes a simple life is the best life.

Find Michelle on: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook


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4 comments:

  1. *waves* Thanks for being part of the PIECES blog tour! I am so excited!

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  2. I can't wait to finally read this. I fell in love with The Breakaway and am sure that I will love this one too.

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    1. I liked Breakaway too! It had such a different storyline. I hope enjoy this too :)

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