Good morning everyone! I’m participating in the book tour for Jessica Therrien’s release of Redemption, the last installment in the Children of the Gods series. I’ve included an excerpt for your enjoyment.
Hello All! I hope you enjoy this little peek at the final book in my CHILDREN OF THE GODS series.
I traced my fingers below the gash on the right side of his chest and another on his left side. His collarbone was scraped from sliding against asphalt and his shoulder had been punctured by something.
I reached for my bracelet. “Let me—”
“Don’t.” He grabbed my wrist and stopped me before I could draw the blood. “You’ve given too much today.”
“It’s okay I—”
“I’ll be fine.” His fingers traced the skin beneath the hem of my shirt. “How about you? Any cuts or scrapes?”
“I don’t know.” I swallowed at the warm feel of his touch. “You should check.”
He smiled and our eyes stayed locked as he lifted my tank top over my head. I brushed my limp brown hair aside, and he pulled me closer. Skin on skin. Even after such a day, I could still smell the lingering hint of lime and warmth on his body. As he moved his fingertips up my back, he grazed a sore spot I didn’t know was there, making me flinch. “Just a scrape.”
His lips tickled my shoulder, and the feel of him so close was too much. My fingers curled into his hair and rested on the back of his neck.
“Shower?” I whispered in an exhale.
Without answering, he took my hand and led me to the bathroom.
The steam wrapped us in silk sheets of vapor. Warmth soaked into every pore. Clean water dripped from our eye-lashes and painted our flushed lips. It washed our wounds and rinsed away all the blood and pain. Breath and skin and bodies so close. A blissful ending to an otherwise un-worthy day.
Lead Council member, Christoph, is dead by Elyse’s hand, and Descendants have begun to emerge, exposing their secret to the world. Some see this as the prophecy come to fruition, but the prophecy caries a heavy consequence. It was never meant to be as peaceful as most had hoped.
Humans and Descendants struggle to live together in a world that isn’t ready for such a change. America is divided. Those who glorify the supernatural race believe Descendants truly are the gods they claim relation to. Others see them as a threat.
When Elyse gives birth to the next generation oracle, she sees one final vision—war. The destruction of the country’s major cities, and the end of America as we know it.
After her daughter is born, Elyse finds herself without the ability she needs to predict the future. Desperate to save the world from such conflict, she puts her faith in the hope that Descendants are the key to survival. After all, they have the power to supply a broken society with the means to survive.
Only from the ashes can a new world be born.
GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE (Links available soon)
OPPRESSION (Book #1)
UPRISING (Book #2)
REDEMPTION (Book #3)
The Children of the Gods Series
The Descendants have waited long enough for freedom…
About The Author
JESSICA THERRIEN spent most of her life in the small town of Chilcoot, California, high up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In this town of nearly 100 residents, with no streetlights or grocery stores, there was little to do but find ways to be creative. Her mother, the local English teacher, inspired her to do all things artistic, and ultimately instilled in her a love for language. Jessica currently lives in Southern California with her husband and their two children.
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