For the first time in her life, Becky had hopes of fulfilling her own dreams when Blaine Winters inexplicably arrived into her quiet life, teasing her with astounding possibilities she never thought imaginable. Not only did he reveal that magic was indeed real, but he also stirred feelings in her that she had only read about in clichéd romance novels. But just as quickly as he appeared, he was gone. Then Becky’s life was turned upside down by a family emergency. With the overwhelming demands of running an elite law firm as well as her ex becoming more of a threat each day, she didn’t have time for whimsical thoughts or personal exploration anyway.
Now that Blaine has mysteriously disappeared from her life, she can put her family first and focus on what she needs to do. If only it were that easy. Blaine may be gone and all of Becky’s little girl dreams of a world filled with magic with him, but that doesn’t mean all’s forgotten. Nightmares are plaguing her, someone is watching her, and there are powers within her that she can’t seem to control.
Will Becky finally get her chance at magic after all, even if she doesn’t want it?
Becky sat up, her body drenched in a cold sweat. The sheets and pillows lay strewn on, across, and to the side of her bed. Her eyes dilated as she tried to focus on the shadows and random pieces of furniture in the darkened room. They frantically darted around, searching for the source of her terror and what had awakened her from her deep slumber. Her heartbeat thumped wildly inside of her ribcage, practically launching itself out of her body. Shaky, clammy hands came up to touch her face, feeling the cold sweat and curly pieces of red hair stuck to her flesh. Fear coursed through her veins with the adrenaline pumping her into flight or fight mode. Shadows played off the furniture in her sleeping quarters, illuminated by the light of the moon shining through her window, only serving to heighten her irrational fear. With labored breath, she reached over to her empty night stand and flipped on the lamp to shed light into the room and hopefully onto the memory of the nightmare that woke her.
With the reassurance that there was nothing or no one in her room, she closed her eyes and tried to get a hold of herself, pulling her knees up to her chin in an attempt for comfort. Taking in a deep breath, she exhaled heavily before looking over at the clock which read a few minutes after the midnight hour. Despite her being alone, she couldn’t shake the feeling that she was being watched. Goose bumps layered her arms in a pitiful attempt of protection or maybe warning of things that lurked in the midnight hour. Sighing, she stood, feeling the soft fabric of her loose t-shirt sticking to her sweaty form as she padded her way to the window. Gripping herself in a firm hug around her middle she peered out of her window into the darkness that blanketed Central Park below.
Becky’s heart finally managed to calm to a steady beat as she focused on the still of the night, finding it oddly soothing to her senses. Her mind wondered, trying to salvage anything of importance that could have caused the current state she was in, only to come up empty. “What’s going on with me?” she whispered aloud before looking up at the moon forlornly, placing the palm of her hand on the cool glass as if trying to touch the glowing ball.
There were no answers there for her. Shaking her head, she glanced back down at the streets below, getting ready to return to bed before something flickered in the peripheral of her vision. She focused her sight as much as she could on the few stragglers on the streets and the couples walking hand in hand at such a late hour in the park, then past them to a lone figure standing in the distance. Squinting, she tried her best to make out the figure that reminded her so much of one that was burned into the deepest depths of her memory, before blinking. When she looked again with refreshed eyes, the figure she thought she’d seen was gone.
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Which authors inspire(d) you?
Kim Harrison is one that always inspires me. She’s a great author and incorporates so many elements into her stories, making them a good fit for any reader.
What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading Enjoy Your Stay by Carmen Jenner, who I am so excited to get to meet in June at UtopYA!
About Magic Unfolds:
What was the most difficult thing about writing Magic Unfolds?
I wanted my stories to have a contemporary feel but still be paranormal so writing about magic while trying to make it seem as real as possible was tricky.
What was your favorite or chapter/ scene to write?
The scene where Becky dreams of Blaine was my favorite to write. It was a bit more sexy than I’ve written so it was scary and challenging but also fun!
Author N.L. Greene is a writer of YA and NA Contemporary and Paranormal Romances. She currently lives in Florida with her husband and two beautiful daughters. When she isn’t writing or reading, she enjoys traveling around the world with her family, shopping and doing other girly things with her girls, or playing video games with her husband. She is a lover of dogs, chocolate, and anything pink!
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