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Keeper of the Stars - Part 1


Series: Astral Guardians

Publisher: Totally Bound

March  2014

ISBN #: 9781781849927

Genre: Paranormal



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Heaven can be found amongst the stars.

Lian Yang’s existence has been a long and lonely one. His purpose known and accepted. One stormy night, he discovers a woman about to jump to the raging waters below. After rescuing her, he takes her home and discovers more than he ever thought he would.

Lana Tennesol has had enough. Enough of everything. A man who appeared one night as she prepared to end it all and stopped her. Despite feeling safe, she knows she has to keep moving.

Realizing she is important to him and his future, Lian goes after her. Can he convince her to trust him or will the truth about their linked future scare her off?

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Her words gave him pause. Peace. A concept he’d not had in longer than he cared to remember.

“It is dangerous to be up here, especially in the rain.”

Her response was a bark of humorless laughter. “Kind of the point. You know, jumping into a raging river and letting it decide my fate.”

Lightning moved from cloud to cloud offering him a clearer view of her. Rain streaked down her brown skin, her hair was plastered to her head, its short length not offering her any respite.

Her worn and frayed clothing clung to her figure. The occasional display of light as it zigged and leaped across the sky didn’t hide the shivers, which only increased as time went on.

Lian made a decision in that moment. He wouldn’t let this woman follow through with whatever asinine plan she was hatching in that cute, wet—albeit distressed—head. He’d lived long enough to sense when all wasn’t what it appeared on the surface. This woman screamed that, and he was intrigued.

There wasn’t an ounce of trust on her face. In fact, the fear had increased. He wanted to make her feel better. Secure.

“Now, since we are both in a dangerous situation, perhaps we could step down to safety and get out of this weather?”

“You…you didn’t have to step up in the first place.”

He wrapped one arm about the slick metal, content he could reach her if she decided to jump. She didn’t know of his speed. “Neither did you.”

Her entire expression became solemn. “Yes, I did.”


Eyes grew frantic again. “You don’t understand. Please, go away.”

“No. I told you, I’m not leaving you. You come with me, tell me what the problem is and I will see if I can help you.”

She moved, turning a shoulder to him and sliding back. This time he saw blood. His protective instincts rushed to the forefront.

“You’re bleeding.”

His words were unheeded and he figured she knew she was bleeding. She finished turning and faced the swollen river. On one shoulder he saw a white disc. Slipping closer, he didn’t allow her any more choice, just grabbed her.



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