THE SECRET teaser: “Sometimes, we must do exactly the thing that terrifies us most…”

From THE SECRET: Irin Chronicles Book Three…

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“She is very resistant.”

“To using her magic?”

“Yes.”

“I know.” He took a deep breath. “She’s afraid of what she can do.”

Orsala smiled, and warm creases formed around her silver-blue eyes. “I do not want to interfere. Or ask you to break her confidence. I want to help her.”

“Let me talk to her again.”

“Thank you.”

“I warn you, though.” He gathered his papers and turned to leave. “I will not pressure her to use her magic if she’s not ready. My loyalty is to her, not any cause.”

“As it should be,” Orsala said. “You remind me much of my own mate. He was highly protective, even when I was at my strongest.”

“It is when we are strongest that we often don’t protect ourselves,” he said. “Whatever her destiny is in this life, it is my job to defend her.”

“For the Irina, I think the time has come for offense, not defense.”

He shook his head. “I’m not talking about the Irina. I’m talking about Ava. I will not let her be dragged into a war of your making, Orsala. However much I may support your cause, her part in it will be of her choosing.”

“She has not chosen this,” the old woman countered, “but Jaron has. The Fallen has targeted her.”

“And protected her.”

“I know.” Orsala stepped closer. “We need to know why. There is a darkness in her. A darkness to her magic that I have never seen before.”

“I do not fear her darkness.”

“Nor should you. But we need to understand it, so we may understand her. She needs to understand herself, Malachi. If you do not fear the darkness, then do not shield your mate from it, either. Sometimes, we must do exactly the thing that terrifies us most in order that we may live the life we were meant to have.”

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Copyright 2015, Elizabeth Hunter

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7 Comments

  1. Can’t wait! I hate being so excited and into a story and then having to wait sooooo long for the next part to come out! The months drag!

  2. “Sometimes, we must do exactly the thing that terrifies us most in order that we may live the life we were meant to have.”

    This line is so spot-on. Thank you for sharing, and I can’t wait to read the conclusion of their story!

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