GENRE: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Kate realized the brakes on her stolen car won't work and flings herself from the vehicle just before it careened off a cliff. Unfortunately, she did not cut herself loose from the seatbelt in time and followed the car over the edge. She landed on a ledge twenty feet below while the car landed two-hundred farther down. With injuries, she climbed her way up to the top, took a few moments to "collect herself", and was attacked by a man. Weak but fighting, she incapacitated the man in the dirtiest of ways (yes - a solid knee to the groin works wonders). Then the cocking of a Smith and Wesson nine millimeter sounded behind her.
Kate froze. Had she been in normal form, she would’ve taken the gamble and attempted to strip away the gun. But she was not in good condition and wouldn’t be fast enough to grab the gun before a bullet exploded from the barrel.
“Put your hands behind your head and get on your knees.” A female voice said.
Cuffed and forced to lie on her face in the dirt, Kate was too tired and in too much pain to resist.
The male attacker got to his feet. His legs filled her line of sight. She waited for them to bend, to kick out, to exact revenge on her. The man’s legs did bend as he leaned down in front of her. His left eye started to darken from her punch. Kate had just enough energy left to smirk a little. At least I got in one good hit.
He bared his teeth when he saw the smirk. Kate looked into his right eye since the other had started to swell shut. Green, the exact color of her peridot necklace, shined back at her.
Kate couldn’t read his expression. Shock, surprise, regret, fear, hate…she didn’t know stared back at her. Those green eyes scared her more than the gun.
The man shoved a black bag over her head, a needle poked into her arm, and a burning sensation spread.
Kate’s thoughts become incoherent and her senses dragged her down into a bottomless pit. One thought floated up from the abyss before darkness completely descended.
What a way to go.