It is now time for a sneak peek of my novel, Into The Fog! This is the second novel that I had published, and I am currently redoing and re-releasing a longer, updated version of it. I plan on releasing the updated version through my new publishing company, Midnight Society Press, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!
“A murder, a choice, and an eternal destiny. Welcome to the untold story of sixteenth century England.
Darielle couldn’t be happier and more in love with her fiancé, Prince Tarum, until the eve of their wedding announcement when Tarum is murdered. Following the tragedy, Darielle is thrown into a life filled with despair as strangers enter the Tower and change her way of life. However, she begins to find herself drawn to Harlisisle, the new guard for Queen Estelle. Something about him makes her feel as though she has known him before. This attraction ends up unraveling past events in her life that she had long forgotten, and she soon discovers the true circumstances surrounding Tarum’s murder. The truth makes her question the love that she once had for people that she thought she knew.
‘Into The Fog’ is a roller coaster ride of historical romance and fantasy elements that will keep you on the edge of your seat and asking only one question:
‘What if death isn’t an ending, but a beginning?'”
DARIELLE could feel herself changing, but it wasn’t because of the child that was growing inside of her. What she was feeling now was far too powerful.
Darielle walked into the woods past the stone archway that separated the trees from the Tower, allowing her long gown to drag in the mud behind her. As Darielle looked down at her body, she found that she couldn’t recognize herself. The sapphire and gold gown that Darielle was wearing now was the last article of clothing that she should have chosen to wear. Darielle undid the laces on the bodice and stepped out of it, leaving her crème colored underdress as the only clothing to conceal her. The fog claimed Darielle’s body as she continued on, but she wouldn’t let it steal the freedom that she felt inside.
Once Darielle reached the clearing, she stopped. Standing in front of her were Lamia Hecate, Addanc, Sebastian and Nessora – the being who had once been her best friend, Varity. They all looked at her with expectance. Lamia’s icy eyes pierced through Darielle’s flesh, a smile pulling at the stern lines of her lips.
“Darielle, are you ready?” Lamia Hecate asked, her words a statement instead of a question. Darielle put her hands to her abdomen and took in a deep breath as she shifted her eyes to Addanc. Addanc could see right through Darielle and the baby that she was carrying; however, Darielle now belonged to him regardless of who the baby’s father was. Darielle stepped closer to Addanc, but Lamia Hecate came towards her first. Lamia Hecate grabbed Darielle’s hand and pulled her deeper into the forest.
Once they had reached the huddle of trees where Darielle would be changed, Lamia Hecate turned to Darielle and took Darielle’s face in her hands. Lamia Hecate’s long, silver nails piercing Darielle’s skin, revealing marks of red.
“You are a part of us now, Darielle. You must understand that you can never go back.”
Darielle nodded and Lamia Hecate let go, allowing red streaks of blood to drain from Darielle’s pale skin. Darielle should have felt pain, but she didn’t. Darielle’s anxiety numbed everything. Darielle looked over at Addanc, Sebastian and Nessora before she closed her eyes and zoned them out. Lamia Hecate was the only person she allowed into her vision as she reopened them, and a small smile bloomed across her lips. Darielle’s smile matched Lamia Hecate’s, but none of them could see the intentions behind her it.
“I am exactly where I need to be.”
© A.M. Nestler, 2017