Teaser Tuesday (June 18)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading, which asks you to grab your current read, open to a random page, and share two teaser sentences.

This week’s teaser comes from Dark Child by Adina West.

ImagePerfect for fans of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, this intriguing urban fantasy follows the story of Kat Chanter, who discovers that the world she knows is controlled by ancient creatures who feed on blood. And she might just be one of them …

Lately things have been getting weird for pathology technician Kat Chanter. She’s been craving raw meat, and having dreams so realistic they’re scary. When she accepts a job offer from the prestigious Hema Castus Research Institute, she hopes she’ll have the chance to discover what’s wrong with her, but instead, her move to New York thrusts her headlong into a treacherous hidden world, where the wrong move could be fatal . . .

Tarot, witchcraft and astrology all take on a frightening resonance in Dark Child’s richly imagined alternative reality where vampiric beings live among us, hidden by magic. Dark romance tangles with paranormal fantasy and page-turning suspense in this enthralling tale of ‘dark child’ Kat Chanter, half-human and half-vampire, who has woken an ancient prophecy and must face a formidable destiny.

“This time, in her dream, she’d seen the cloud-blanketed world through the eyes of a giant eagle, flying noiselessly through the night sky. She was the eagle at that moment, as it dipped below the clouds, soaring over dark mountain ranges and, finally, over a vast city mapped out in lights; as it flew lower and lower, out of the thermal currents now, drifting past towering skyscrapers and the rooftops below, to alight finally on a tree branch next to a building.”

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