A Time of Demons [Book 1 Before the End Series]
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by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Description: Since Cassandra Graystone was a child and her family perished in a fire she knows and sees things other people don't?when someone will die or that a demon lurks beneath a human skin. She sees phantoms. Yet she craves a simple life singing out with her musician brother, Johnny, and caring for her elderly aunt and uncle; to be with her friends, Sarah, a psychic, and Walter, a clown in a carnival circuit. But when Sarah sees apocalyptic events in her tarot cards and demons are everywhere, Cassandra fears she's going insane or something terrifying is happening in the world. Rayner, an ancient blood demon, lodges next door. He becomes obsessed with her. Never having felt pity or affection for a human before he believes he loves her, would die to protect her. The demon realm gathers for the final confrontation between us, Rayner warns. The apocalypse comes. You and your friends must prepare.
eBook Publisher: Eternal Press/Damnation Books LLC/Eternal Press/Damnation Books LLC, 2010 2010
eBookwise Release Date: February 2011
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [671 KB]
Reading time: 431-604 min.
Cassandra & Johnny
"Why are you looking at me that way?" The man asked, smiling.
Cassandra Graystone's gaze took in the maroon shirt, the shaggy golden hair, and sleepy eyes as the man stood a few feet away from her. He had a charming way about him, too, and would have been the type of man she'd have been attracted to under normal circumstances. But those were the key words: Under normal circumstances.
She looked away, yet as hard as she tried, her face must have shown her feelings of dread. It must have given away a hint of the truth she'd already glimpsed somewhere deep behind her eyes.
The man was going to die very soon.
"Sorry, didn't mean anything by it. I thought you were someone I knew, that's all." She used that line a lot. It usually worked. She shrugged and flashed the man an apologetic smile in the dimness of the lounge.
"I am, kind of. I've been here the last three Fridays. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy listening to you and your brother sing." There was still a smile on his lips. "You two have such lovely harmonies. And your brother's original songs are really good. Man, can he play that guitar."
She felt flattered and sad for the man all at once. "Thank you. I'll tell him what you said. Johnny loves compliments." Her eyes scanned the room. No Johnny. "He's around here somewhere. Probably talking to someone or in the restroom. But I'll tell him you liked his songs."
"You guys rock."