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By Loralie Hall
Ubiquity, Book 1
Publisher: Acelette Press
Release Date: June 18, 2014
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Length: 215 Pages
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About the book:
Ronnie has the job any entry-level angel or demon would sell their soul for—she's a retrieval analyst for the largest search engine in the world. Ubiquity is a joint initiative between heaven and hell. Because what better way to track all of humanity's secrets, both good and bad, than direct access to their web browsing habits.
She might appreciate the position a little more if a) she could remember anything about her life before she started working at Ubiquity, b) the damn voice in her head would just shut up already, and c) her boss wasn't a complete dickhead.
As she searches for solutions to the first two issues, and hopes the third will work itself out in performance reviews, she uncovers more petty backstabbing than an episode of Real Housewives, and a conspiracy as old as Lucifer's descent from heaven. On top of all that, if she forgets the cover sheet on her TPS report one more time, she's absolutely going on final written warning.
Now Ronnie’s struggling to keep her sanity and job, while stopping the voice in her head from stealing her life. She almost misses the boredom of data analysis at Ubiquity. Almost.
ExcerptI couldn’t see Michael, but his voice was low and even and sounded like it was coming from behind me. “Focus on the energy around you.” He trailed his hands down my arms until both blades hung limply at my side. The subtle scent of sunshine and blossoms filled my head, along with the impulse to lean back into him, and the desire to feel his lips along the back of my neck. He stepped closer, chest pressing to my back. It would be so easy to fall into more than training right now. It was so tempting.His quiet tone wove into my thoughts instead of shattering them. “Concentrate on what belongs to you, what’s brushing your skin; the electricity in the air, not the physical.” The steady rhythm of his breathing was soothing. “Do you feel what I mean?”“Yes.” I did, intensely and vividly. I almost felt like I was in a trance. I couldn’t remember a time my thoughts had been so calm. I kept my attention on his words and followed each instruction. I wasn’t sure how I was going to fight like this, but the experience was pleasant enough that I didn’t care.It was too quiet. When had he stopped talking? The air shifted around me. It was so subtle I doubted I would have felt it normally. Like a light breeze caressing my skin, but being so in tune with my surroundings, it was as noticeable as a strong gale. Even as my eyes opened, my right arm shifted up to chest level, and my left rose to cover my gut. I reacted before I could process my own movements, deflecting Michael’s blow with the larger blade, twisting under his arm, and coming to a stop with the wooden dagger resting at his stomach, blade nudging his skin.I’d done it, giddiness flowed through me. And then the rest of my world came into focus. One of his arms was still held captive above my head, blocked by my sword, and his free hand gripped my other wrist. His gaze locked on mine.“Just like that,” he whispered.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Loralie Hall is a full time corporate geek and a fuller time writer. Her spouse is her muse and their cats are very much their children. When they’re not spending way too much time gaming, they’re making the world better by vanquishing one fictional evil at a time.
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