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Zoku's Hope Angel Crest Series Book 2 by Chelsea O'Neal ~ Cover Reveal! ~

Mar 12, 2014

Zoku's Hope
Angel Crest Series Book 2
by Chelsea O'Neal

~ Cover Reveal! ~

After Jaiden found Daniah in Juniper, they returned to Garnet City. Daniah is destined to become Queen of Zoku, a race of angel half-breeds who protect the humans from a soul-stealing evil. Now, Daniah is learning of her abilities and responsibilities as queen. Just as things seem to be going smoothly, a group of Zoku show up to help, led by an angel, Shelly.

Mallory has been on her own for most of her life, trying to protect and save those around her.  She is Toyek, and she's been hiding in plain sight while fighting for her life. She is intent on finding her friends' daughter, whatever it takes, when an innocent trip to the supermarket takes an interesting turn.

Orion has been hired to find a female and, as a Tracker, finding people is his specialty. He finds much more than he was looking for when he runs into the beautiful Mallory. While pursuing both his target and the resistant Mallory, he finds himself fighting to defend Princess Daniah and the Zoku.

Can Orion and Mallory work together to help Daniah be the hope the Zoku so desperately need? Or will a few surprises and a tragedy be all it takes to break the united front of the Zoku fighting against the evil Meikal?

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  It was designed by Mallory Rock
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~Excerpt from Zoku's Hope~

I smile slightly and huff out a breath, “Trev, how could you?” I ask, then figure I might as well go ahead and say it. “I have tried to avoid you as much as possible since we got back; makes it kind of hard to talk.” I watch his eyes go wide.

He opens his mouth to say something then closes it and looks at me with an odd look on his face. “Why would you avoid me?” 

I sigh and close my eyes for a moment, then look at him and decide to go for broke and get it out there. “When we were in Tabul, after you kissed me, I freaked. I thought I wasn’t able to protect you while being so close to you. But I thought it over and decided that maybe we could try being together. I was going to tell you that I wanted to be with you and not just as a protector, but you told me it was a mistake, and that it wouldn’t happen again.” I shrug, then finish, “I figured you regretted the kiss and didn’t really like me. Since we have gotten back, I’ve thought about you a lot, and I guess it is easier to avoid you than to see what I can’t have all the time.” I hold my breath for a moment, then force myself to take calming breaths and will away the heat in my cheeks.

I watch as Trevor blinks a couple of times, then blinks again before he smiles widely at me. I feel tears prickle, wondering why he has to be cruel about my feelings, but before I can do much more than feel embarrassed and hold my tears back, he takes hold of my chin with his thumb and fingers and makes me look at him.

“Can you see me OK?” he asks, and I have a lump the size of Grazier in my throat, so I just nod. “I have been in love with you for years. I wanted you when we kissed, and I have wanted you every moment of every day since I had that small taste.”

I search his face for the truth in his words and feel my stomach explode with butterflies. I feel lighter than I have in months. I feel hope and happiness rise
up in me. Trevor just said that he loves me!

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Author Bio Chelsea O'Neal:

Chelsea O’Neal lives in her fantasy world where people can fly, vampires could be real, money is never an issue, and the romantic meeting of your true love is a normal happening.  When not relaxing in Chelsea-ville, she enjoys talking with animals that talk back and taking long walks with her Prince Charming…
Actually Chelsea lives in the United States in Nebraska, where she was born and raised, with her black lab Daisey, who hasn’t spoken actual words, but she is pretty sure Daisey understands her. She is yet to meet her Prince Charming, though she is quite sure he is out there.  Chelsea enjoys working in a library as well as a cosmetologist. She is an avid reader and writing has always been her passion. Zoku’s Hope is her Second novel, and she is working on her next book now.
Visit her website : Chelsea O'Neal

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