Book Title: The Curse
Author Name: H.L. Girton
Book: The Accalia Series Book 2
Genre: YA paranormal fantasy
Date of Publication: 2018
Cover Artist: KL Donn
Genesis Berkley’s place in this world is more confusing now than ever. After struggling for months to bring her aunt’s murderer to justice, she feels lost in the turmoil that his death has solved nothing. To make matters worse, the love of her life has gone, leaving in shame. Disappointment sets in and Genesis must find her way back to herself. Only the acceptance of who she must become will set her free.
Liam Volkov is on the run. He has become the monster that Genesis fears they all are. The love and trust between them is broken. The only way to free himself from the agony of becoming someone he hates is to face the consequences of his actions. He must cleanse himself for redemption.
With the prophecy looming over them, they find themselves at a crossroad. Can they learn to accept their fate and find their way back to one another or will their path lead to destruction?
Follow H.L. Girton
I heard the whistle of the metal as it was unsheathed from its case. The blade vibrated quickly from the slick movement. I felt the sharp point when the young man, hidden by the shadows, pressed it into my cheek. It sliced my face open with little pressure. It was well kept and sharp. So sharp it could easily cut through bone.
The blade was pressed against my neck, ready to end it all. I closed my eyes and tears spilled out. This was it. My life would end at their mercy to finally give me the death that I deserved. I thought of the night I first saw her. Genesis. My love. Seeing the terror on her face as she fled for her life broke my heart. I was glad I made the choice to step in and defend her then. It was no different with Thomas, and if dying at their hands meant she lived for eternity because of that one choice, then I served my purpose.
I remembered the way her lips felt the first time I kissed her. I took away her heartache, if only for a moment. It was blissful. Her kiss was as sweet as honey. I would never get to kiss those gentle lips again. Every one of my choices were worth it to have had her love for the time I did. Every argument, every kiss, every stolen touch, all of it worth it. I would do it all again for her if it meant that she would live on.
I felt the sharp edge cut slowly into my skin. The blood trickled down my throat as the sharp point found its place on my neck that it was looking for. I was ready. Death had finally found me.