{Book Spotlight} Everblossom: A Short Story and Poem Anthology

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

An anthology that will quench your thirst for more than the ordinary.

Everblossom is a journey through poems and short stories that may seem ordinary on the surface but dig a little deeper and the world not only shifts . . . It changes.

The author who brought you Iwishacana/Acanawishi, now brings you a dash of everything from dark fantasy to the paranormal to romance. So prepare yourself to delve into the three stages of the flower from bud to blossom then back to seed; you'll go through them all with a whole new perspective on what it all truly means.

Crash and Burn
 Rose feet were frozen at the spot. The car's engine revved, the driver gunning for road kill alá Rose, and yet she still couldn’t move. Her feet refused to obey the frantic signal of movement from her brain. Then before she knew it, her face was eating pavement, and Nik was suddenly shielding her with his body. The car sped by with the figments of yellow and purple, blurring the paint of movement. Rose and Nik looked at each other, both mirroring a frown, then Rose coughed and Nik moved off her.
“Why didn’t you move?” Nik asked, dusting  himself off.
“It’s called shock,” Rose said, then sighed. “Didn’t you think I wanted to move?”
“Yet you stood there like an idiot, waiting for that guy to run you over. Did you actually think he would stop?”
“No,” Rose whispered. “Thanks by the way.”
Nik nodded and trudged off to the beach. Rose grabbed her bag and was right behind him, her flip flops making a loud snapping noise. When the ocean greeted their eyes, they both stopped mid way. It brought back memories it shouldn’t have. The waves, the beach, the grinding sand, laughter suddenly stopped, cut off in a single moment of change. Rose sighed and picked a spot on the beach. She opened up the beach umbrella she had found in her beach house shed and sat down under it.
Nik looked at her, comfortably sitting in the sand with, of course, a book in her hand, summer reading for the honors class at Vathory High. He knew he should be doing the same thing, but the moment, that memory, a dream, a fantasy suddenly turning into a reality couldn’t stop haunting him. He had to know.
“Rose?” Nik said.
Rose refused to turn around, knowing that hitch his in voice. “What?”
“Won’t you even look at me?”
Rose turned around and added a raised eyebrow. “Are you happy now?”
“What is that suppose to mean?”
“Never mind. I don’t want to fight.”
Nik sat down next her. “Neither do I but what happened yesterday--”
“Was a mistake.” Rose slapped her book closed. “There’s nothing to talk about.”
“So you accidently kissed me?”
Rose looked at him and then turned back her gaze to the ocean. “No, I just didn’t . . . I didn’t know . . . I just did it okay? Can we please drop it and remain best buds like we were before this ever happened?”
“I wish I could, Rose. More then you know.” Nik paused. “But everything has changed. We can’t go back.”
Rose turned away from him letting the sentence hanging in the air. She slid her sunglasses on and stared into the slowly setting sun. Nik looked down at the book laying between them, The Scarlet Letter. He turned away and instead enjoyed the view of the sand, the beach, the sea and the sky touching in a sweet embrace. 

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About the Author
The young adult fantasy and paranormal romance author, Larissa Hinton, grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia and Chesapeake, Virginia. She now lives in northern Virginia, but she always looks forward to going back to the sweet smell of the salty ocean.

Larissa has always loved writing since the age of 12 and hasn't stopped since. After many years of writing whimsical tales of romance and fantasy, she is now proud to be a self-published author. When she's not writing, she's teaching English at a local middle school.

When seen out of the classroom, Larissa is shopping for the next great Wii game, searching for undiscovered treasure (a.k.a. sparkly jewelry) and plucking some fresh fruits (or vegetables, dependent on the year) out of her small garden. 

Larissa Hinton is currently author of Everblossom: A Short Story and poetry Anthology. However, be on the lookout for Angel Diaries (a paranormal romance) and Everblossom 2: A Second Anthology of Short Stories and Poems!

If you want to know more about this author and her sarcasm, then check out her blog (http://teacherwritebookaholicohmy.blogspot.com/) and click on FAQs. 

Contact Larissa: GoodReads | Blog | Twitter | E-mail

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