Welcome to my stop in the STORM by Danielle Ellison Blog Tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. Today on my stop we have a Excerpt + an awesome Tour-Wide Giveaway.
Up until recently, Penelope was a witch with no magic. After having it stolen by a demon when she was just a child, Penelope had been forced to rely on sharing others’ powers as she went through the grueling training required to become an elite demon hunter. Now Penelope has more magic than she’s ever known. And when you’re this powerful, who needs salt to keep the demons away?
But power has a dark side.
Carter Prescott just wants to hunt demons and be with Penelope. But suddenly, witches who formerly had no magic are developing terrible, out-of-control powers. Now the world Carter swore to protect isn’t just endangered by malicious demons―it’s threatened by the same witches who once defended it. And Carter is horrified to see his girlfriend starting to change. Stronger. More powerful. Unrecognizable. It’s just a matter of time before Penelope changes into something far beyond his worst fears...
I can’t help but look at Pen. Sure, I always like looking at her. At the curve of her neck and the way her hair falls against her spine.The way her blue eyes always seem to darken when she’s up to something, or sparkle when she’s happy, which are nearly interchangeable. At the curve of her breasts and her hips and the way every single part of her short frame is perfect. Even that freckle on the back of her neck that she probably doesn’t know is there. But there’s something about her that seems unfamiliar now.
I watch her reflection in the mirror as she twists her wet blond hair into a bun. For the last few days she’s got this thing. She’s more confident. I can see it when she stands, when she speaks, and definitely when we’re using magic.
Almost like having the void, even if it may not be good, makes her feel like she’s more.
I hate that she feels like she needs magic to be the best. That’s part of the problem with our society—the Triad has placed so much weight and power on a witch’s status and the rights you have versus when you’re a Static or—God forbid—a halfling.
Penelope’s an amazing Enforcer, and she could kick my ass even without magic. That’s definitely part of what makes her stand out from others. Better. It’s not the magic, or how she looks, and it never has been. Not for me.
“What?” she asks, a nervous smile reflecting back at me. I shrug.
“Thinking.” Her eyes narrow the way they do when she’s worried.
It’s cute. “About what?” I feel myself smile at the look on her face.
Danielle Ellison is from a small town in West Virginia. She spent her childhood pretending to fly, talking to imaginary friends, and telling stories. She hasn’t changed much since then. You can still find her pretending to work, talking to imaginary characters, and writing stories.
When she’s not writing, Danielle is probably drinking coffee, fighting her nomadic urges, watching too much TV, or dreaming of the day when she can be British. She is the author of five upcoming novels and you can find her on twitter @DanielleEWrites.