Interred (Chronicles of the Interred #1)
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Time has never been an issue for Baxter Jacobs, but then she never knew she had the ability to Bend it.
As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Baxter inherits a pendant that will change her life. Connected to the pendant is a dark and mysterious young man named Declan Ashdown. Trapped in a Time loop for the past 122 years, Declan needs Baxter’s help to escape. The only problem is, she has no idea how to do it.
To acquire the power she needs to free him, she’ll become one of the Interred, those whose Magical abilities emerge as they come of age. When she does, she’ll discover that Declan isn’t the only one interested in the fact that she’s a Time Bender.
As the Interment arrives, Baxter knows this will be no Sweet Sixteen. A vengeful relative and the ruthless Council are determined to control her. Declan’s powerful and charming descendant, Jack Ashdown, claims he can save her. She’ll soon have to decide who she can trust, and how to master her new abilities before Time runs out.
Published by Iambe Books on January 22, 2013
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Marilyn Almodóvar is the author of a series of YA paranormal novels. Born in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, Lyn is a lover of words whose reading tastes range from Victorian novels to the books of Stephen King. Her favorite past-times have always been reading and writing, two activities that let her escape to other worlds.
It was this love that propelled her to choose Theater and French as majors in University, with a minor in English Victorian Literature. Lyn lived for almost a decade in England followed by three years in France before returning home to the States. A self-confessed citizen of the world, she is fluent in English, French and Spanish, with basic knowledge of the Italian language.
Lyn could happily exist breathing the clean air of Narnia, trapped in a cupboard under the stairs with Harry, fighting alongside Captain Jack Sparrow, doing an internship in Torchwood, or traveling around time and space with the Doctor…as long as she can have Mr. Spock, Captain Kirk and Captain Mal as companions.
Lyn currently lives in Central Florida with her French husband, English-born eldest son, and French-born youngest son. Her debut YA Novel, Interred, was published by Iambe books on 01/22/2013.
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Excerpt from Interred by Marilyn Almodóvar
“Declan’s threat will hang over her, no matter which side of the pond she’s on.” He shrugs. “You can stay here or go to Essex. She’ll be sixteen sooner than later. Do you really want her to be unprepared for what’s to come?”
Then he lowers his voice. I lean closer to the banister, my pulse racing. The whispering makes me think of church. I understand nothing about what he’s saying. He takes a hold of Mom and their eyes meet. Seconds later, all I see is my mother stumbling back, nodding. The strong-willed woman of a minute ago seems lost and confused. I hold my breath, trying to process the chain of events and coming up empty.
“The Council would never hurt her,” Mom says, clasping her hands together.
He smirks. “The Council rules our lives. They make sure that we don’t abuse our powers. Every law they put in place for our kind is strictly followed by everyone because they are the big bogeymen.”
Bogeymen? The thought throws my heart into a frenzied breakdance. The word Council conjures up images of men in suits—no, scratch that. Men in robes. Black robes, with white masks, wielding swords, perhaps watching us on tiny black and white monitors before deciding what to do with us. Some sort of secret society for the deranged.
Mom’s next statement tears through those vivid images.
“They’ve been waiting for someone like her.”
“If she is who Eleonor believed she will be, then perhaps you should understand what this means. They’ll own her right after the Interment so they can make sure she’s not going to abuse her powers, just like they own Morgan,” Fred says with finality.
Mom looks defeated. All the words carefully dropped by her and Fred sound foreign to me. Powers. Stripped. Family duty.
The latter is the only thing I understand. Nothing else makes sense. Maybe crazy runs in our family. If so, someone should probably get Fred fitted for a straightjacket.
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