If you could have power over any element, which would you choose and why?
Would you choose fire? The ability to burn things around you. The spark of heat on a cold winter's night. Passion and anger.
Would you choose air? The play of a breeze over the water. The caress of the wind against your lover's cheek. Light and blowing.
Would you choose earth? The push of the ground. Moving dirt. Collapsing buildings. Solid like a rock.
Would you choose water? The cool touch of water against your skin. The giver of life. Wet and destructive. Drowning and floating.
Ommily can control all these elements but she can't protect herself. Using them leaves her open and that's where Link comes in. He's her prefect mate. A compliment to her soul.
Hidden in plain sight, is a mysterious hotel that doubles as a supernatural refugee: The Soppronaturale.
Each supernatural inhabitant has a specific purpose, job, and destiny.
All to keep the hotel running and its secrets safe.
Vampires exist. Werewolves exist. Witches exist. Shape Shifters exist. And now Faeries exist.
The last two Faeries, once unified, could be the most powerful forces on Earth.
Ommily, newcomer to the Soppronaturale, offensively controls and manipulates the four elements; Fire, Earth, Wind and Water. While Link defensively uses their energy to shield Ommily and himself from even the darkest magic.
They could protect all others. But first, they have to defeat the Gauntlet.
“Ommily, trust me, I want nothing more than to take you to the Gauntlet but—”
What am I doing? Now I’m telling her what it’s called. What’s wrong with me, seriously? I angle my face downward. I’m not certain if I should say what I’m about to. I’ve only had ten minutes with her and already I like her. A lot. But all I can think of is the other man sound asleep in her bed. “Aren’t you here on vacation…with your human fiancée?”
Her lips part, slowly peeling their moist skin away from one another, and the life in her face vanishes, pulling her smile down with it. I dare not look at her directly. But now she stands stone cold and closed off, like an ivory statue. Immediately, I regret it.
“What does my fiancé have to do with anything? I belong here because of what I am, not because of whom I’m dating. Right? Is it your choice who gets to mingle amongst the other supernaturals?” Her change in tone consumes me and I shrivel before her.
About the Author:
Ashley Pagano has always dreamed of being an artist both figuratively and literally. Her love of art was instilled by her mother who always inspired her to be creative either with a paintbrush or with a pen and paper. As far back as she can remember her life was always centered around introspection, storytelling, and imagination. Because she is so artistic, she took to the idea of creative writing very passionately. Her ability to describe a scene, person, or place, she compares to painting a picture, where she can describe every detail vividly in order to make the reader feel like they’re truly living in the story. Her works of writing usually center around a powerhouse female protagonist (which reflect her own personality), who progresses through many wild and extreme obstacles. Ashley loves to write stories that end with a cliffhanger, that have the reader begging for more and questioning what happens next. Her most recent novel sets the stage for the paranormal romance of the century and includes ghosts, poltergeists, and demons who just love to get in the way of true love. Ashley has won awards for her design, art, and writing.
Ashley doesn’t believe in down time whatsoever and actually loves having a full “To-Do”list. Ashley is a wife to her wonderful husband, Eric and a mother to a beautiful little baby girl named Dakota. She is also a Graphic Designer and a health and fitness coach. Her husband and daughter inspire her to be the best person she can be and encourage her to pursue any of her dreams (no matter how extravagant they may be).