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Crossroads

Ting, Mary

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ISBN 10: 1937085759 / ISBN 13: 9781937085759
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Title: Crossroads

Publisher: World Castle Publishing

Binding: PAPERBACK

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* * * READERS FAVORITE AWARD WINNER--YOUNG ADULT * * *
Can two worlds collide in dreams?
 
Protecting her from the fallen was his duty.
Falling in love was never part of his plan.
Loving her was forbidden.
Being with her was all that mattered, even if it meant he would be exiled for all eternity.
 
Claudia Emerson's life is about to change when her good friend, who coincidentally shares the same first and last name, dies in a tragic accident after the homecoming dance. Distraught at the loss of her friend, Claudia's dreams become tumultuous, and through them she mysteriously travels to another world called Crossroads. Unknown to her, Crossroads is like a second heaven, a place between heaven and earth, where the souls of humans in comas or near death experiences may wander. There, she unexpectedly meets Michael, a nephilim--half angel, half human. It turns out that this isn't her first visit, which is an enigma, for she has no recollection of being there, and is told that no human has crossed over...until Claudia. Now that she's been there, fallen and demons are after her, suspecting she must be special, and it is up to Michael and the other nephilim to protect her. Her dream becomes a nightmare as more secrets are revealed about who she really is, and the true identities of the people she loves most. The situation becomes even more complicated when she is unable to hinder her feelings for her swoon-worthy guardian angel. Can Michael fight his growing feelings for Claudia and protect her as a guardian angel should, or will he be too blinded by human emotions and the struggles of being who he is?

"Crossroads contains action, twists and romance that has you flipping through the pages so fast that you're at the end and ready for more before you know it." Gabby, Nashville Young Adult Fiction Examiner/What's Beyond Forks

Watch out Edward Cullen!  The angel Michael has officially given you a run for your money!  Teens everywhere will add a new fictional boyfriend to their ever growing lists!  OMWings!  An amazing paranormal angel romance that stays with you long after the last page has turned.  I need more!  Jennifer Howell with LateBloomerOnline.com 

"I'm taking a break from vampires and spending time with Mary's angels. Michael can wrap me inside his wings and take me away. Very original. So much passion and danger. I could not put it down!" Charlotte Blackwell, author of Embrace series

"Crossroads-a romantic adventure that keeps you guessing. Mary Ting's character, Claudia, will capture your heart and make you believe in angels." Joann Buchanan, author of I Am Wolf/Shark Radio

"Crossroads is an exciting debut book with a rich paranormal mythology, unique angel-lore, forbidden romance, action, suspense and plot twists. With her detailed writing and a plot that flow wells, Mary created a world I enjoyed visiting, and a story that was hard to put down."    Katie with Mundie Moms

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EXCERPT: Slowly I turned my back toward him and tried to wrap myself inside his wings again.  I wanted to be back in the arms of an angel, back to the feeling of peace that was so desired.  As he fidgeted away from me, he mumbled, "This is too dangerous.  I won't be able to control myself."  His voice was worried and low.
     I didn't heed his warning.  As I pulled him closer, he ultimately gave in.  He held me gently with both of his arms and wings this time.  All I needed was his touch, for him to hold me that way; it made all the difference in the world.  I was safe again.  Without thought, I turned toward him.  The look in his eyes was so tempting, telling me that he wanted me too.  I knew it was impossible for him to want and need me the same way, but his eyes told me something else. The depth of my yearning and what I wanted to do at this very moment was undeniable.
     I leaned toward him and tenderly placed a kiss on his supple lips to thank him.  It was an innocent kiss.  What was the harm in just one small kiss?  I was extremely surprised that he didn't push me away.  I was even more surprised at myself.  I was never the type to make the first move. 
     "Thank you for saving me," I whispered, looking straight into his soulful eyes, as something came over me.  Uncontrollable heat ran through my body.  He was right.  It was dangerous, but it was me who couldn't control myself.  His eyes gave me permission to continue, so I gave him another kiss, but slower and longer this time.  He kissed me back, but with much hesitation.  His lips were warm and sweet like honeysuckle, just how I imagined they would be.  The warmth spread all over my body like a blazing fire. 
     Still holding me, he pulled me away with a sudden jerk, his eyes piercing into mine with anger.  His left hand was tightly wrung around my hair and the other gripping my shirt so I could feel the tightness from it.  Panting, wanting more of him, I forgot how to breathe, and so did he.  His eyes, still fierce with anger, gripped me even tighter as he slightly pushed and pulled me, fighting and uncertain of what he wanted to do.  Feeling petrified, I had to prepare myself for the consequence of my actions, for I knew I had crossed the line.
    I was waiting for him to release me and push me away.  I also anticipated the lecture he would preach about how humans and angels couldn't have any physical contact. Remembering the last time, he suddenly stopped as we almost kissed.  Then, he drew me even closer, and kissed me back hungrily.  Passionate kisses that I never knew could be possible claimed both of us.   My toes curled, feeling immense pleasure that tingled to the very depth of my being as my fingers tugged lightly on his muscular shoulders.  Then his wings were totally wrapped around us. 
     We were in the dark, just Michael and me inside the cocoon of his wings.  I couldn't believe what was happening.  It was our first real kiss.  He pressed his whole body against mine and I could feel his heart racing just as fast as mine was.  We both lost control, and every part of me shivered with intense pleasure I had never felt before.

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