About The Book:
Title: PINNACLE (The Core Series Book #1)
Author: Lynn Veevers
Pub. Date: February 6, 2018
Publisher: Clean Reads
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Identifying her parents was the hardest thing ever, until Kaya learned she was the killer’s next target. Moving had thrown the ancient predator off her trail temporarily but with magical abilities manifesting, Kaya’s scent grows stronger and the attempts on her life become constant. Narrowly surviving each encounter, Kaya is desperate to stop her potential assassin, but it’s hard to kill a creature that changes its appearance and disappears without a trace. Kaya finds the support she needs to succeed in her small group of friends and her boyfriend Kenneth. Like so many things, they’re more than what they seem and with the killer having unsettling similarities to Kenneth and his family…Kaya can’t help but wonder if there’s a connection.
Lynn Veevers is originally from Washington State. With her mother being from Christchurch, New Zealand and her father being a well-traveled retired Navy Chief, Lynn has always had a fascination with different cultures around the world. An avid reader, she prefers books that take her to a place she’s never been and teach her something new at the same time. The Young Adult Genre is her absolute favorite to read, so it comes as no surprise that it is also her favorite to write. Lynn, on average, pens two to three novels a year with the sequel to Pinnacle in the publishing process now!
Today Lynn lives with her husband and kids in Southeast Oklahoma. Her young adult and adolescent children are supportive and avid beta readers of her work and give her a straightforward and honest point of view about how authentic her characters voices and personalities are for their age group. What better reference than someone close to the same age as the main character. Her kids always have and always will be her greatest inspiration
“Kenneth! Where is the last one?” she shouted.
“He decided his chances of coming out alive were waning fast and decided to retreat, but it sounds like he is coming back.”
He turned rigid and his stance suggested he was prepared to rumble again. Kaya quickly grabbed his hand and shot them about twenty feet into the air. The Afflicted came stampeding through the area below them, a fiercely fast Anissa right on his heels. She came to an abrupt stop and spun around, and the Afflicted arched his back in obvious pain ten feet in front of her. Before he could fall forward to hit the ground face first, Anissa discharged another sai.
She threw it with so much force that the Afflicted went flying into a tree directly in front of them. The sai cut cleanly through the Afflicted and drove its point into the trunk of the tree, pinning him to it. She then proceeded to casually walk to where the Afflicted was and effortlessly removed her weapon. The injured creature crumbled to the ground and she shoved him with her booted foot, rolling him over onto his back. With one quick movement, she dropped her knee into his sternum. The Afflicted wailed in misery. Anissa pushed the length of her blade ever so slowly toward his throat.
“Where are they, you wretched piece of filth?” she said in a deadly quiet tone.
He fixated his eyes past her right shoulder. Slowly, he raised this hand to point in their direction. Anissa pulled a matching sai from her belt and Kaya noticed the sides of the center post where tapered and sharp like a sword. Rather than look where he was pointing, Anissa finished off the threat the best she could, flipped backwards off the Afflicted, and throwing her sai into the tree in a show of skill. Anissa placed a hand on her hip and looked up.
“Well, are you going to let me do all the work? This one may look dead, but he isn’t. Kenneth, if you could do the honors, I would appreciate it,” Anissa said, not looking the least bit exerted.
Kaya had Kenneth and herself making contact with the ground in just a few seconds. Kaya knew her eyes were probably bugging out of her head but she didn’t care. What just went down was not something you saw every day.
Chapter 8 – Pages 89 & 90
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