Chains of The Sciell by Auden Johnson * Giveaway
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Chains of the Sciell
by Auden Johnson
Over, fifty years have passed. A mysterious Plague swept through Middle Jael. Walls of Darkness now surround cities around the world. Supplies are low. Prices are high. Still, humans survive. For Sciell and Miners, Lifeblood beings, the new Darkness won’t let them touch their power source without punishment. How can they draw the power they need to survive? Their Lifeblood evolves. These beings can now see auras. Connections only existed between two beings. Now, these family bonds form between most Sciell. They can feel the other’s need no matter the distance. If one is enraged, the other becomes infected with that same anger. They always have someone else in their heads. They share power. Divine Mathews, Josephine Royal, Blea and Aliceanna Carlton’s connections told them they weren’t alone. The connections felt like home. These four know they’re different. They can do things…see things. They don’t know why. They become trapped inside MidnightPrysn- a twisted mansion created to keep them weak. Divine, Royal, Blae and Aliceanna finally meet those they’re connected to. Only, they feel like they’ve met before. As Midnight Prysn’s new residents regain their memories, they realize these connections aren’t just a source of comfort. They can be chains.
Royal dangled her feet into the warm water. She let the feeling ease all worries. She closed her eyes.
“Imagine your mind as a maze with many doors,” Kaige had said. “Behind each door is an attic of a house. Your goal is to reach the basement.”
She appeared at the mouth of the maze. She was inside her mind. The first time she did this, it had taken a while to materialize her body as it actually appeared instead of how she wanted it to look. Even now, her breasts and hips were on the large side.
Her Lifeblood didn’t reach for her. She called. It didn’t answer. Her power never disobeyed her. It forget the sound of her voice. If It knew the Sciell was calling, It wouldn’t ignore her.
The air was toxic. The poison, it seemed, was supposed to affect their minds and it did. Maybe not the way their captor wanted. It created a thick raging wind. She had trouble seeing. This was her mind after all. She willed the wind to part. It did so, reluctantly.
She sensed Divine behind her physical body. His shadow covered hers. He wrapped his arms around her neck, latching his mouth onto her skin. Royal controlled her desire to peel off his skin. Their minds melded. She relaxed. She was no longer Royal. He was no longer Divine. They were a different being who they hadn’t bothered to name. This wasn’t just her mind anymore.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Auden is a dark fantasy writer. As a kid, she created her own books by folding several construction papers in half and stapling them down the middle, adding her own illustrations. No matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t get away from writing. She holds a B.A. in English, a M.S. in Library and Information Science and she studied Creative Writing in England. She is a Research Assistant for Aubey LLC and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY- working towards her Masters in Publishing at NYU. Her short stories, No Vacancy, Clipped Wings and Welcome to My World and her novellas Visible Through Darkness and Shadows under the Light are now available through Amazon. The Sciell is her first novel. Chains of the Sciell will be released June 2.
Find her at: http://audenstreasury.blogspot.com/