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           C.M. Owens
Marked by Destiny
Marked by Destiny

  Copyright © 2014 Various Authors

  Thank you for respecting the hard work of the authors.

  Cover and design by Cora Graphics

  Formatting and links provided by B&R Publishing

  Ten different stories by ten different authors. For your convenience, links have been added to each book to allow you to instantly find the story you want to read when you want to read it.

  Book 1

  Prequel: Destiny Begins ~ The Twin Destinies Saga - Cheryl Davis

  Before twins, Cora and Viola, can fulfill the destiny that fate has laid out for them, Angelica and Thomas must overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of their mating.

  They’d met as young children and were pulled together then but fate kept them apart for years even though they attended the same schools all of their lives. With their parents hating each other and having forbidden them to even talk to each other, it’s a shock when they find out that destiny has chosen them to be together. How do they overcome the war between each of their parents to make their relationship work or will they eventually cave to the pressure and walk away?

  Book 2

  Crush – by bestselling author Chrissy Peebles

  His precious touch could prove deadly…

  When Taylor Sparks moves from New York City to Big Bear Lake, California; her life is forever changed when she meets a hot guy with winter-blue eyes named Jesse. Their attraction is instant, the chemistry undeniable. But sadly, things aren't adding up. Taylor wonders what her 'crush' is hiding. When her new friend, Fred tells her his suspicions about Jesse being a paranormal creature, Taylor laughs. But when Fred turns up dead, she believes every warning he ever told her.

  Taylor is shocked to learn that Big Bear Lake isn't just glittering lakes, towering pines, and breathtaking mountains...there's more...way more than meets the eye.

  Will Taylor dive into a paranormal world she knows nothing about? To be with the one her heart can’t live without?

  Book 3

  Vampire in Denial – by bestselling author Dale Mayer

  Blood doesn't just make her who she is...it also makes her what she is.

  Like being a sixteen-year-old vampire isn't hard enough, Tessa's throwback human genes make her an outcast among her relatives. But try as she might, she can't get a handle on the vampire lifestyle and all the...blood.

  Turning her back on the vamp world, she embraces the human teenage lifestyle--high school, peer pressure and finding a boyfriend. Jared manages to stir something in her blood. He's smart and fun and oh, so cute. But Tessa's dream of a having the perfect boyfriend turns into a nightmare when vampires attack the movie theatre and kidnap her date.

  Once again, Tessa finds herself torn between the human world and the vampire one. Will blood own out? Can she make peace with who she is as well as what?

  Warning: This book ends with a cliffhanger! Book 2 picks up where this book ends.

  Book 4

  – by bestselling author Kristen Middleton

  ~The Coin Collector~

  In their small Iowa town, children start to go missing on their tenth birthday. The hot Irish girl across the street claims her creepy father, Mr. O'Darby, is a leprechaun who collects more than just gold coins, and 17-year-old Trent begins to fear for the safety of his brother, Ben, whose tenth birthday grows near.

  Book 5

  Element – part one – by bestselling author CM Doporto

  College freshman, Natalie Vega, offers to be a test patient for several vitamins and supplements created by Kronberg Laboratories, a large pharmaceutical company where she interns. Immediately her body starts going through physical changes but when she runs into her former high school crush, Ryan Garret, she is unaware of the life altering affects he will have on her. Will Natalie be able to handle her supernatural/superhero changes?

  *Recommended Age: 16 and up

  ***Young adult/New Adult cross over***

  Book 6

  Kindred – by bestselling author Erica Stevens

  What do you do when the one you love is also your worst enemy?

  Trapped in a destiny she does not want, Cassie finds herself lost and adrift until he walks into her life, turning it upside down and awakening her in ways that she never dreamed possible.

  Cassie is stunned and devastated to learn that she belongs to a long line of vampire slayers known as The Hunters. A murderous rampage by a group of elder vampires has left the Hunter line decimated and the remaining Hunters scattered around the world. With her friends Chris and Melissa’s aid, Cassie struggles to rid the world of the monsters that murdered her parents. Though Cassie knows it is her fate, she chafes against her heritage, and is resentful of the shortened lifespan that has been placed upon her by the circumstances of birth. Struggling to get through every day, Cassie finds herself simply going through the motions of living. That is, until Devon arrives. Tall, dark, and mysterious, his arrival turns the school, and Cassie’s life, upside down. Fighting against her fierce attraction to him, and the chaos he represents in her carefully ordered days, she is irresistibly drawn to him. Though worried that what she truly is will place Devon in danger, she is unable to fight her feelings for him. He is the one light, and the only source of hope she has in a world that revolves around death and fear. What she does not know is that Devon has some dark secrets of his own, secrets even more frightening and dangerous than hers. Secrets that threaten to tear them apart forever.

  Book 7

  Radium Halo’s – by bestselling author W.J. May

  Everyone needs to be a hero at one point in their life. The small town of Elliot Lake will never be the same again after Zoe, a high school senior from Elliot Lake, and five of her friends take shelter in an abandoned uranium mine during a violent thunderstorm. Over the next few days, Zoe’s hearing sharpens drastically… to supernatural levels. She tells her friends, only to learn that four others have an increased sense as well. Zoe is determined to use her new power for good, while trying to keep her growing feelings for Kieran, the new Scottish boy from their group, under control.

  Fashioning themselves into superheroes, the group tries to stop the strange occurrences happening in their little town. Muggings, break-ins, disappearances, and murder begin to hit too close to home. It leads the team to think someone knows about their secret – someone who wants them all dead.

  An incredulous group of heroes. A traitor in the midst. Some dreams are written in blood.

  **This is Part 1 of 2**

  *Warning: This book will end on a cliffhanger. Book 2 picks up where this book ends.*

  Book 8

  Unseen - by bestselling author C.J. Pinard

  Vampire Dylan and his family live a quiet life in western Idaho. Dylan spends his time going to high school and most of his time alone. When he befriends a shy, quiet student named Caroline, he’s happy to continue the good work he feels he’s been doing for a group of kids who had been victims of accidents. When Dylan has to break some more bad news to Caroline, he isn’t sure he can do it. But then he quickly realizes there is no one else who can… or who should.

  Book 9

  Treasured Secrets – by C.M. Owens

  Her blood paints her a target, whereas his marks him the enemy, but together they could be the key to changing it all…

  Aria Weislen fought hard to stay in her rainforest home deep in the heart of South America, but she was forced to go back to the states to join the rest of her family. Grayford, Massachusetts is almost the polar opposite of her sweet jungle escape, but it does have one thing her old home never offered… Tallis Verdan. The sight of him leaves her unbalanced and almost incoherent.

  Stolen glances and accidental grazes leave her with a fever almost every time. B
ut his mixed signals get her high one second before leaving her to plummet the very next. In a world full of secrets, looks can be deceiving. Even her own reflection has been hiding the truth of what’s to come.

  It doesn’t take long to realize why Tallis sends her on such highs and lows. His blood, his ties, and his secrets rival hers. And when the reality Aria has known shatters to make way for the fantasy she never believed, it all spirals out of control.

  It’s her they want, but he’ll stand in the way…

  *Warning: This is book one of a four book series.*

  Book 10

  Awakening - by Samantha Long

  When Sophie moves to Boston to get away from the people who ridiculed her for her psychic talents, she wants to start fresh. But when a demon attacks her study group at the library, she has no choice but to reveal her abilities to warn the others.

  She learns the attacks won't stop until she's dead. To stay alive she joins forces with the other students and a secret society that has battled the demons for centuries.

  The last thing she wants to do is be a pawn in the war of good and evil. When her visions start showing events from a past life, she can't ignore the connections it shows. She has no choice but to acknowledge the bonds that tie her to the other students, even if some of them refuse, to have the strength to defeat the demon that hunts them down.

  Will she survive long enough to stop the demons from destroying everything and everyone she loves?

  Destiny Begins

  The Twin Destinies Saga

  Prequel Novella

  By

  Cheryl Davis

  Copyright © 2014 Cheryln Davis

  Destiny Begins

  Written by, Cheryl Davis

  ISBN Number: 978-1-304-83801-8

  Edited by: Christina Escue @ C.E. Editing, email: ceediting2013@yahoo.com

  Cover Art by: Cora Graphics, email: info@coragraphics.it or website: www.coragraphics.it

  All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise) without the prior written permission of both the copyright owner and the above publisher of this book. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, brands, media, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. The author acknowledges the trademarked status and trademark owners of various products referenced in this work of fiction, which have been used without permission. The publication/use of these trademarks is not authorized, associated with, or sponsored by the trademark owners.

  Acknowledgements

  I have to thank my mother for teaching me that reading is an adventure from a very early age. She’s the one who showed me that books will always be better than movies and should always be cherished.

  To my husband and kids, your support means everything to me. Your belief helped to make this book possible because without you, my life would be empty.

  Many thanks and much love to my wonderful editor Christina at C.E. Editing. I couldn’t make this journey without you.

  Cora Graphics, your vision and talent are truly amazing and I love the cover that you have designed for this book. Working with you is truly a pleasure and I look forward to many more collaborations to come!

  I have such love for my wonderful beta readers Donna Bossert, Caryn Santee, Christina Escue, Michelle Williams and Raygan Taylor. Your insight and suggestions helped to make this book come to life.

  My eternal gratitude goes out to fellow authors who take the time to still continually give me pointers and advice through this amazing journey. Thank you so much Chrissy Peebles, Erica Stevens, Ellena Jennings and Wanita May for all you do.

  To Tarnya Rutherford and all of the amazing fans on my street team, thank you for your dedication and support. Most of all, thank you for sharing my books with the world.

  Don’t ever give up on your dreams, even if you haven’t figured out what they are yet!

  Books by Cheryl Davis

  Destiny Begins: The Twin Destinies Saga Prequel Novella

  Cora’s Kismet: The Twin Destinies Saga Book One

  Viola’s Risk: The Twin Destinies Saga Book Two (Coming Soon)

  Chapter One

  Angelica was frustrated as she brushed out her hair while getting herself ready for school. Nothing felt right in her life anymore. Her parents, or more accurately, her mother, were always nagging her about finding her mate. It wasn’t enough that Camilla was always shoving the wrongs done to their ancestor by the same name as her own, down her throat anymore, now she had to deal with having to be mated even though she just wasn’t ready for that.

  To make matters even worse, the boy she liked was off limits to her because of some feud that had gone on for who knows how long between her family and his. Her mother had forbidden her from even looking in his direction, let alone talking to him, but what she did at school Camilla didn’t necessarily have to know about. The corners of Angelica’s mouth lifted in a sly smile at the thought of the stolen glances she’d managed to catch of Thomas around school.

  She still didn’t have enough courage to talk to him, more because she was afraid someone would clue her mother into the fact that she’d disobeyed, than any worries that he’d reject her. She’d caught him stealing glances at her as well. It wasn’t like there was a chance the two of them could be mates because they were both Lunarians. Typically, their kind mated Lunarian to Solarian and vice versa. It was just an innocent crush between them.

  “I don’t know what the big deal is.” Angelica said to herself in the full-length mirror. She tossed her brush onto her dresser and snatched up her backpack from the floor, heading out of the bedroom for the front door. As she walked down the hall, she thought back to the first time she’d met Thomas.

  They’d all been at an official, mandatory meeting called by the leader of their race. She’d only been three years old so she didn’t remember anything about what the meeting was about. Anna had taken her over to a grassy area outside of the amphitheater used for this type of gathering so she could play without disrupting the proceedings.

  As she ran around the clearing picking all of the pretty flowers she could find, a boy a little older than her came running across the clearing, plowing through the flowers and trampling all over them.

  Angelica smiled as she remembered how furious she had been that he’d been crushing the beautiful blooms she was picking for her mother.

  “You’d better hurry, or you’ll be late for school.” Her father’s voice interrupted her memory. She looked up into his kind eyes and wondered how he could stand being mated to as hateful of a woman as her mother was.

  “I’m going to catch the bus now. I won’t miss it or be late Dad. I promise.” Angelica said and stood on her toes to give him a kiss on the cheek.

  “Have a good day my dear.” He said as he turned and headed into his study, where he spent most of his time, trying to avoid Camilla. Angelica thought it was such a shame because he was a great man.

  Exiting the house, she glanced at her watch and realized she was running later than she’d thought. Taking off at a run, she made it to the bus stop just as the bus was coming to a stop. Panting from her run, she climbed on board the bus and took her seat next to one of her two best friends.

  Amy looked up at Angelica and smiled.

  “I’m gonna ask Craig out today.” She stated without saying hello. That was just how Amy was and it made Angelica smile as she caught her breath.

  “I don’t know what you see in him Aimes. He’s such a moron.” Angelica said as she settled in, her heavy breathing easing into her normal pattern.

  “He’s just so hot.” Amy exclaimed.

  “Good looks don’t make up for not having any brains.” Angelica said with a smirk.

  “Who needs brains when he looks that good?” She replied and flashed a brilliant smile.

  Ange
lica laughed. It was just like Amy to not care at all whether the guy she was dating had anything going for him in the intelligence department, or not, as long as he was good eye candy.

  “He’s so shallow though. Give him a mirror and he’ll be entertained for hours and won’t even realize you exist.” Angelica said and rolled her eyes. Guys like him drove her nuts.

  “Then I’ll just have to keep him away from mirrors won’t I?” Amy asked as she pulled out a small mirror of her own and checked her make up.

  “Never mind, all we’d have to do is give you your own mirror and you two would get along great.” Angelica said and swatted her friend on the arm.

  “Ha ha, you are so funny.” Amy said, putting the mirror back in her purse.

  “It’s not my fault that you’re as attracted to mirrors as Craig is. Maybe if you worried about your grades as much as you do whether or not your makeup and hair are perfect, you wouldn’t be almost failing most of your classes.” Angelica told her friend with a serious look.

  “Like I’m ever gonna need this stuff out in the real world Angie.” Amy replied with a roll of her eyes.

  Angelica dropped it because the bus was now pulling up to the school. She also knew that Amy wasn’t about to listen to anything she had to say on the subject of school and grades. As much as she loved her friend, she knew their priorities, when it came to boys and school, were on opposite ends of the spectrum.

  As Amy and Angelica got off of the bus, they were met by their other best friend, Tracy.

  “Hey.” She called out as they walked the three feet over to where she was sitting on the low wall surrounding a flower bed in front of the school.

 
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