Series: C.O.V.E.N. , Book 1.0
By: Casey Moss | Other books by Casey Moss
Published By: Evernight Publishing
Published: May 15, 2014
ISBN # 9781771308526
Word count: 52,000
~ Blurb ~
The world has broken out in wars. Las Vegas has been ravaged by chemical warfare and is now home to several clans and creatures.
Welcome to I-D-8 Entertainment’s newest game: Clans of Vegas—Endless Night.
Friends and family have gathered for a crunch time playtest of C.O.V.E.N.. When a horrible thunderstorm hits, everyone’s sucked into the game for real. In the MMORPG, Hope Collins is kidnapped by Buzz and forced to submit to his whims. Her boyfriend, Alden, has to delay his quest of defeating a clan’s prince to save her, but time and circumstance don’t seem to be on his side. Faith Collins is bombarded by strange dreams brought on by Buzz. Her boyfriend, Tavis, learns to dream walk, but can he help break the spell she’s under and save her before she’s lost to him?
C.O.V.E.N. is more than just a game. It’s a whole other world.
~ Excerpt ~
Once the door clicked shut, she spun around to face the newcomer. “I hope you don’t think you’re going to take advantage of me like that guy’s been doing.” She pointed at the door, then put her hands on her hips.
Dolon shook his head. The light golden brown hair not covered by the mask cascaded down his head to his neck in long layered, shagged cuts and swayed with the movement. Eyes behind the semi-transparent glassy beads, over a sun-bronzed body, stared at her.
“Zya,” he whispered.
She tilted her head, recognizing the name. Yes, her voice cried. “Yes, I suppose so. Do I know you?”
He approached her, and the air around them sizzled with an underlying current of passion. Her heart fluttered in her chest. He removed the mask and held it in the crook of his arm. She stared at the ruggedly handsome man as he fluffed the matted locks of hair on his head. He looked familiar, but she couldn’t place from where she knew him. His dark green eyes looked into hers and, though it was only for a fleeting moment, she felt as if she had stared into those eyes for ages.
“You did once,” he whispered.
“Excuse me?” She stiffened, not realizing she had spoken her thoughts until he replied.
“You said you felt as if you had stared into my eyes for ages. I said yes. You had, once upon a time.” He placed his free hand on her shoulder. “No harm has come to you here, has it?”
“Nah. Mabuz, as you call him, can be a bit, umm, overzealous at times, but I’m all right. Why do you ask?”
“Because I lo—”
“Dolon,” Mabuz’s bellow from the hall cut off his reply.
“Beautiful Zya. I must go for now.” He pecked the side of her cheek. “Tell no one I spoke to you. I will come again. All will be revealed.”
She bobbed her head, having an immediate trust in him. The twinkle in his eye roused a kernel of a memory in her, but the thought of the place or time where she had known him was so fleeting she couldn’t sustain the recollection.
Once more his name was yelled in the hall but closer. He put the mask on and hurried from the room.
A spurt of ardent desire for the man she just met dashed through her. She wished he could have stayed in her presence. Dolon emanated an energy that drew her like a bear to honey. She craved more of him, more contact than that brief touch of his hand upon her shoulder.
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~ Bio ~
Casey Moss delves into the darker aspects of life in her writing, sometimes basing the stories on reality, sometimes on myth. No matter the path, her stories will take you on a journey from the light-hearted paranormal to dark things unspeakable. What waits around the corner? Come explore…
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