Shattered Grace is K. Anne Raines debut novel. She writes Young Adult Paranormal with emotion and the right amount of steaminess. It has a suspenseful storyline that leaves you hooked from the beginning and left with wanting more.
Seventeen-year-old Grace grows up knowing she’s different, but she always attributed it to a mother who didn’t want her, a father who abandoned her, and a curse that sets her apart. Despite those struggles, her grandfather remained her rock and confidant. Her life irrevocably shatters the day her grandfather dies.
The day of his funeral sets off a chain of events, making Grace question everything she’s ever known to be true, and as a result, who she can truly trust. She inherits his house, part of his money, his Guardian, and something that ties them together. Just before Grace’s 18th birthday, she is thrust into a world she couldn’t fathom existed. She’s been destined for greatness, but at what cost? With eyes now open, she must decide to either be Chosen, or watch those around her suffer the consequences.
Torn between the man who’s come to protect her, and the one sent to destroy her, she teeters on the edge of contemplation…
What does it mean for those she loves….and the rest of mankind?
As they continued talking, electrically charged molecules cavorted between them, pulling their bodies closer together. Grace was hyperaware of the slight movement he made, and where his body touched hers with every word. Peeking at him from under her lashes, she licked her bottom lip and watched his hands as they moved absentmindedly on his knees, wondering what they’d feel like against her face, tangled in her hair. How would it feel to be wrapped in his arms, or to snuggle into the crook of his neck? How would his lips feel pressed against hers, or… Her head snapped down to peer in her cup. She wondered if something had been slipped into her drink. It looked empty, so she shook it for good measure. Yep, it was almost gone. Three down.
The phone in her pocket buzzed against both their legs. Her hands grabbed for it while she sent Darius an apologetic look. She felt like tossing the phone in the fire, but peeked at the backlit screen anyway.
Quentin: DON’T YOU THINK YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH?
With her iPhone cupped in both hands, she stared across the flames at the others sitting around, noticing Brian and Leah. No, she decided, shaking her head. She certainly didn’t think so.
Grace: Not at all!
Irritated he was playing Guardian/father again, she continued.
Grace: I have a DD if I can’t drive. A GA if im in dnger & a ST sittin b-side me.
She giggled a little at the last part. Darius sat silently next to her, minding his own business. Her phone buzzed again seconds later.
Quentin: What’s an ST?
Grace: A sure thing.
Quentin: NOT FUNNY.
Grace: Who said im kidding?
K Anne Raines is the author of Shattered Grace, the first novel in her Fallen from Grace series She is a Washington State University graduate and the senior accountant at a local firm in her home town. K Anne is sought by business clients for her math skills, but readers pursue her imagination in the Fallen from Grace series. Her husband suffers as a target of her quick wit, but loves her brains and beauty (he is responsible for all the glowing comments here).
Grace is brought to life in Shattered and encounters new challenges in books II and III. K Anne’s impassioned but regular commitment to chocolate covered raisins and the occasional mint chocolate chip ice cream inspires creativity at home . . . wherever the raisins or ice cream are, there she is with a laptop. A lover of great sushi and other fine food, K Anne prefers coffee in the morning, the right wine in the evening, and her fireplace at all times.
A Northwest native, K Anne Raines is the mother of three, cat lover, avid exerciser, and blanket hogger. Check in here for occasional bio updates. Click the contact link to connect up!
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