Each time a new book is sent out to the world, an author holds their breath. We worry people won't like the story or will hate the ending. We worry! But we are also so excited that readers get to see the amazing characters we spent some time with during our writing. We can't wait for them to meet their silly family and see just how right the couple is for each other!
Impulse was a labor of love! The characters, Miranda and Marko, had already gone through so much. Now they had a second chance at love and a happily ever after.
In a glittering underwater world, where danger lurks behind beauty and power, seventeen-year-old Miranda Sun must decide between her freedom and the love her heart ultimately yearns for.
When Miranda Sun returns to Marin on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, this time of her own free will, she quickly learns that her worst fears have been realized. The glittering underwater city is not as she had left it, nor too is Marko, the young king who has dominated her thoughts and heart for the last twelve months.
To make matters worse, Miranda has not made the journey to Marin alone, and now must contend with not only Marko’s evil brother Damir, but more surprisingly her sister Lauren who has an agenda of her own.
With Marko’s power beginning to wane, and with cracks beginning to show in the domed Utopian city, and veiled danger lurking everywhere, she quickly learns that in this dazzling city full of beautiful people she can trust no one but herself.
He had come.
As I had imagined, he looked just like a god of the sea, standing waist-deep in the water, his bare chest glistening in the light of the moon, his dark hair dripping wet and his steely blue eyes piercing through the darkness.
“Marko,” I whispered.
He moved closer until only a metre or so of water kept us apart. I wanted to reach out and touch him, but the thousand and-one butterflies swirling in my stomach held me rooted to the spot.
“You came,” he said, breathing hard. He’d obviously been plagued with similar doubts.
“So did you,” I said, my lips trembling.
His gorgeous mouth curved into a smile. I smiled back, enjoying the delicious warmth spreading through my chest. Drops of water dripped down his face and neck, and down his lean, muscular body, and I couldn’t help but think of how achingly beautiful he was. Marko stared back at me just as intensely, his eyes hovering over my face for ages before dipping to travel, slowly, down to my waist, and back up again. He swallowed thickly and looked away.
A quick glance down and I saw that the wispy summer dress Lauren had dressed me in was clinging to my breasts like I was a model on the cover of Zoo magazine. I wrapped my arms around my chest and felt my cheeks burn.
Lauren coughed and cleared her throat.
“Oh.” I gestured towards my sister as she moved in to stand beside me. “Marko, this is Lauren. Lauren, Marko.”
Marko bent his head and shook my sister’s outstretched hand. “It’s a pleasure to finally meet you, Lauren.”
“The pleasure is mutual,” said Lauren with a wink. The sight of Lauren’s beaming flirty smile made my heart drop a little. It was a smile reserved only for the boys whom Lauren thought worthy of her. But Marko kept his eyes on me throughout, and I felt stupid and selfish and horrible for getting jealous of my sister, considering this was goodbye for who knew how long.
“Are you ready?” Marko asked. He’d moved in closer so that his hand brushed mine. I wrapped my fingers around his and held on tight.
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A bookseller and Young Adult author, Vanessa loves nothing more than immersing herself in the exciting world of books. When she is not sharing her favorite reads with customers, or mentally casting actors to play the characters in her next novel, she enjoys hanging out with those she loves most.