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Haunted (Anna Strong Chronicles #8) Breathe (Sea Breeze #1)

There was no time to steel myself, to work up the courage. Haism was coming, I had to go now. Taking a deep breath, I turned to start the climb.

Nikolas leaned in to peer out the window over my shoulder, and a little tremor ran through me. Ever since last night at the gazebo, butterflies had taken up residence in my stomach. All it took was the slightest touch from him to set them off.And dangerous, he said in a low voice, his warm breath caressing my cheek. I must be out of my mind for agreeing to bring you here.

Hunters Trail (Scarlett Bernard #3)

I turned my face and met his eyes inches from mine. On impulse, I gave him a quick kiss on the lips. Thank you for not trying to make me stay behind.His eyes turned that smoky gray color that always melted my insides. At least I wasn’t the only one affected by our nearness.Okay, you lovebirds, no making out in the jet, Jordan said from across the aisle. We’ve got work to do and all you two can do is make eyes at each other.

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The pilot came over the intercom and told us to prepare for landing. My stomach dipped, but it had nothing to do with Nikolas or the plane’s descent. After months of searching and almost giving up hope, I was finally going to confront Madeline and get the answers I was looking for. After she told us who the Master was, the Council would send their forces after him. That vampire had wrought so much pain and grief in my life, and a part of me wanted to be there to see his fall. But a larger part of me had no wish to ever lay eyes on him. I just wanted him gone from our lives forever.We landed at McCarran Airport and taxied up to a private hangar where several large SUVs waited for us. When we disembarked, a black Mohiri male with a shaved head came over to greet us. His name was Geoffrey and his unit was one of two that had been here for the past year. Apparently, there was enough vampire activity in Vegas to warrant a larger Mohiri presence. Maybe that was what Adele had meant when she said no one would expect Madeleine to be there.

The warriors were all business. Before I knew it, I was in a vehicle with Nikolas, Chris, Jordan, and Geoffrey. The four warriors who had flown with us climbed into the other vehicles with Geoffrey’s team.

Geoffrey drove, easily navigating the busy streets. We scouted the address you gave us and saw a female there, but she doesn’t look like Madeline.Oh, I guess around five years now. I started out helping Mama when she got sick, and then I got hooked. I didn’t know my interest in sea turtles would become a lifelong passion.

Passion. There was that word again, Dora thought. The thing that Harper was hoping to find. The thing Winifred told her wasn’t worth losing Cal over.She followed the hatchlings close to the water’s edge.

Holding Up the Universe

Keep your eyes on the hatchlings, Cara told her. When they reach the water, instinct kicks in and they dive. I never get tired of watching that immediate transition from scrambling hatchling to beautiful swimmer. Instinct is powerful.Dora silently urged the hatchlings on as they swam with all their might through the water; then an oncoming wave swept them up and sent them tumbling back to the beach like pebbles.

Don’t move! Cara called out to the onlookers. There are turtles by your feet. Just stand still and let them crawl back.That’s so sad, Dora said mournfully. They work so hard to get to the ocean, then they get tossed back. Can’t you help them? Pick them up and carry them to the water?

Cara shook her head vigorously. No, they need to make it on their own. Nature is an amazing teacher. We’ve learned that though it looks like the waves are hard on them, in fact the waves help orient the turtles in the right direction. They’ll swim for twenty-four to thirty-six hours to reach the Gulf Stream, where there are vast floats of sargassum weed. They act as nurseries for the hatchlings for the next ten years or so. She paused. Still, it’s estimated that only one in a thousand hatchlings survives to maturity. That’s why we’re here. Every hatchling counts. And though the number of nests along our coasts is still way down from back in the days my mama was tending turtles—she paused to grin—we’re trending upward again.Cara smiled. I’ll take that as the highest compliment.

Dora looked out as another wave tossed two of the three hatchlings back to the shore. And once again, the hatchlings righted themselves and took off in their comical scramble for the sea. She followed one hatchling to the shoreline, feeling an attachment to this small turtle that she’d never seen before and would never see again. Was it her maternal instinct? This desire to nurture a young life? Like Cara said, instinct was powerful.This time when the dive instinct kicked in, the hatchling dove deep and made it past the breakers. Dora felt her spirits soar as she stood ankle deep in the warm water, cheering on the hatchling until it dove again, disappearing. She continued watching the smooth surface of the water past the breakers.

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