Title: Bonded (A Dual Realm Novel)
Author: Kyra Dune
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Cover Art: Shadow Portal Productions
A man running from his past.
Desperate to escape the person he once was, Trey is constantly on the move. All he wants is to go home, only he can’t do that unless he can find a way to atone for the sins of his past. But can a man with so much blood on his hands ever hope to find redemption?
A woman hiding from her present.
Innocent of any wrongdoing, Sarah is nonetheless in serious trouble. Her brother’s actions have left her a target for a drug dealing gang leader who will stop at nothing to get back what belongs to him. With nowhere to run, how long can she stay alive?
A chance for the future
Two worlds collide in a dark alley beside an abandoned clothing store, sending Trey and Sarah down a path neither could have imagined they would ever follow. Together they can mend their broken lives. If they don’t rip each other apart first.
“No. I’m only passing through. I don’t like to stay in one place for too long.” Too great a chance of the past catching up to him.
“Oh. So you’ll be leaving the city some day?” Her tone was aiming for nonchalance but it wasn’t quite hitting the mark.
“Today. Right after I drop you at school.”
She drew in a breath as if she meant to speak, then pressed her lips into a thin line. Pink lips, covered in a kind of sparkly gloss which gave them the appearance of being wet. Trey wondered what it would taste like to kiss them. Alarmed by the errant thought, he wrenched his gaze away. The voice of his reflection chuckled in the back halls of his mind.
“Where will you go?” Sarah asked.
Trey shrugged. “Wherever the road takes me.”
“Maybe this is a rude question to ask, but why?” She looked up at him. “Why are you wandering around the countryside? What happened to you?”
Tension knotted across the back of his shoulders. Careful, the voice of his reflection whispered mockingly. Wouldn’t want to lose your temper.
“I don’t like to talk about it,” Trey said. “It’s not a nice story.”
“It’s okay.” Sarah laid her hand lightly on the sleeve of his hoody. “I understand.”
Trey gritted his teeth against the urge to sling her hand away. She didn’t understood. Not at all. Part of him wanted to make her understand. Maybe then she would stop looking at him like he was the answer to all her problems if only she could find a way to convince him to stay.
Kyra Dune was born in Oklahoma, but spent most of her life travelling with her family. She is the author of more than twenty 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.