Title: The Dragon Within (Dragon Within Series #1)
Author: Kyra Dune
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Cover Art: Shadow Portal Productions
Buy Links: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MOHFFYI
Have you ever noticed how life can shift all of sudden? You’re going along thinking everything is great and then WHAM, you get hit by a bus. Well, maybe not a literal bus, but you get what I mean, right? I’m talking about that moment in time when everything changes and life as you know it comes to a crashing halt.
My name is Abigail Freeman and for me, that moment came on my sixteenth birthday. It wasn't anything so dramatic as getting hit by a bus. In fact, it was so subtle, I didn’t even recognize the moment for what it was. Not until later could I look back and say, yeah, that was the moment my life changed forever.
I was about halfway home when I heard the rumble of the motorcycle pull up behind me. My heart jumped up in my throat, but I didn’t stop. I wanted to pretend it wasn’t him for as long as possible.
The engine cut off. “Abigail.”
My brain screamed run even as I turned around to face him. Somewhere deep inside I knew he was about to change my life and even though part of me wasn’t ready for it, a stronger part was.
When he pulled off his helmet I couldn’t help but think how cute he was. Hey, don’t roll your eyes at me. Even given the uncertainty of the situation, it’s not the sort of thing a girl could fail to notice.
“I don’t know you,” I said, keeping a careful distance between us.
“No, but I know you.” He got off the bike. “My name is Zack.”
“That’s nice.” I took a step back. “How, exactly, do you know me?”
“It’s kind of hard to explain,” he said. “You might not believe me and I don’t want to scare you.”
“Here’s a tip,” I said, “if you don’t want to scare a girl you’ve never met, you might want to rethink following her around like some kind of stalker. Explain yourself right now, or I swear I’ll run screaming to the nearest house and call the cops.”
He gazed thoughtfully at me for a long moment, then asked, “Do you know what a dragon is?”
How do you like that for a question? I blinked, entirely bewildered at the bizarre turn in the conversation. “You mean like in the movies? Those flying lizards that breathe fire and stuff?”
“Yes,” he said, “but then again, no. The movies have it wrong. They distort the truth.”
“What truth?” I was starting to wonder if this guy had a few screws loose. “Why are we talking about dragons? What has that got to do with why you’re following me?”
“It has everything to do with it. With you. With me. Dragons were real, Abigail. They still are. And two of them happen to be standing on this sidewalk right now.”
About The Author
Kyra Dune was born in Oklahoma, but spent most of her life travelling with her family. She is the author of more than a dozen fantasy novels, including: Shadow of the Dragon, Elfblood, and Firebrand. As a child, her favorite stories were those that told of ordinary children being whisked away to magical lands. She has yet to find her own secret wardrobe or rabbit hole, but she hasn’t given up the search. You never know what might be waiting over the next rainbow.
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