Thank you for having me on Ex Libris, Stella! I’m excited to talk about Word and Breath today. I particularly want to share about a new paranormal creature called a Soul-Breather.
“Can you do it? Now?” She looked down at his strong, warm hands still holding one of hers.
Without speaking, he opened the connection from the contact of their hands. It was just a faint one, but she felt a delicious tug at her spirit.
“What does it feel like?” she asked, wanting to know him even more deeply and also genuinely curious.
He broke the connection with a thick gasp. It took him a minute to answer. “Have you ever met someone’s eyes—maybe just accidently across a room—and you made a connection with them? For just that instant, you know what they’re feeling. You feel what they’re feeling. You’ve connected.”
“Yeah,” she said.
“That’s what it’s like. Only deeper.”
“Oh.” She wanted to touch him again, but his whole body had tensed up. “Does it always…does it always affect you like this?”
He smiled and slid a hand around the back of her neck. “Of course not. Not any more than you’re affected by every man you meet.” He pulled her closer and said against her lips. “I only get this way with you.”
About the author:
Word and Breath by Susannah Noel
Book #1 in the Wordless Chronicles series
Riana has learned how to stay out of trouble. She spends her days studying written texts in the government’s Office of Readers, and she spends her nights taking care of her sick sister. She always—always—follows the rules. Despite her low profile, she has mysteriously become a target. Someone has kidnapped her sister. Someone else is trying to kill her. And someone has sent a Soul-Breather to beguile her out of her secrets.
Her help comes from the mythic leader of an underground rebel movement. A man who used to be her friend. A man who has silently loved her for years. He disappeared from her life without a word, and now he expects her to trust him again.
Then there’s the Soul-Breather, a man who can taste her spirit with only a touch. He makes her feel things she’s never experienced before, but she doesn’t know if the feelings are real. Hired to deceive and betray her, he offers to help her instead.
Without both men, she can’t rescue her sister. And she can’t discover the world-changing knowledge—buried in her memory—that has made her a target in the first place.