In honor of the impending release of Saven Defiance, the fourth book in the Saven series, I have decided to make Saven Denial free for a few days. Saven Denial is not an optional novella, but an essential read if you intend to continue the Saven Series. Hopefully, I’ve just made that a little easier for you 🙂 This novella currently has a 4.8-star rating on Amazon. You can read an exclusive excerpt below and enter the giveaway to win an Amazon gift card.
My mother was right to fear me.
I’m an abomination.
And the world should be very afraid.
Sadie has been kidnapped by the Tor, the vindictive alien race who destroyed Thalassic City. As her past, present, and future collides, her worst nightmare looks set to become her shocking new reality.
A deliberate pawn in leader Griselda’s vengeful game, Sadie is horrified to learn the truth about her heritage and the destiny that’s already been mapped out for her. Refusing to cooperate, she risks paying the ultimate price for her defiance.
Love for Logan is her only motivation to stay alive. Saving him is the only thing that matters—the fate of the world depends upon it. While he may never forgive her, she’s determined to protect him. Until her dying breath.
I didn’t realize it was possible to smell fear. To taste it. To ingest it like a tangible substance. But it is. I smell it now. On my clothes. In my hair. Seeping skin deep. I taste its pungent sharpness as it fills my mouth and slides down my throat.
My entire body trembles in my alien captor’s arms as we languish in some alternate realm, traveling through space and time. Muscular arms entrap me at the waist as he holds me firmly against him. It’s just as well, because my limbs are boneless, my body as fluffy as a wispy cloud. He whispers something in my ear, but I can’t hear over the alarm bells blaring like sirens in my head.
A blast of biting cold air whips my hair off my face, streaming behind me like a flag flapping in the wind. The alien splutters, and his hold loosens a smidge. The skin on my face wobbles like Jell-O, and my nose is frozen stiff and about ready to drop off.
Suddenly, I’m free falling, as if I’m weightless and plummeting, down, down, down, dropping father and farther until I land on something solid with a resounding thud.
I’m crashing about, stumbling like a drunkard, as the alien struggles to keep me in his grasp. My bones continue to shudder as my feet stabilize. Slowly, cautiously, I open my eyes. Accosted by a sudden blinding light, I snap them closed again, swaying against the boy. Piercing screams break through the haze of disorientation. I slowly blink my eyes open and focus my vision.
“Escort her to the Med Bay immediately,” a horribly familiar voice says. Glancing sideways, I watch Griselda hand the injured alien girl to a strangely attired guard ascending the steps in front of us. He’s encased in a silver and black armored shell suit, a mask obscuring his face.
The girl is doubled over, clutching her torso, writhing in pain. Lifting her head, she fixes me with a toxic look. Not that I can blame her for that. Burned, charred skin cloaks the right-hand side of her face, and I wince. Her clothing hangs in tatters across her upper torso, exposing a scorched trail of blackened, blistering skin. Acid churns in my stomach. I did that to her, and I’m not proud. But she was going to kill Logan, and I’d do it all over again if it meant keeping him safe.
Praise for Saven Denial:
“A gripping page-turner. The plot twists keep coming, and the suspense is upped a notch.” Goodreads Reviewer
“Loved it … the character development, the creation of new worlds and species, the twists and turns, and above all, the emotional roller coaster this novella packs.” T.J Loves to Read.
“This is one of the best novellas I’ve ever read! We are hit with non-stop revelations. Some you expect; others come out of nowhere.” Goodreads Reviewer
“Siobhan’s skills are really showing in this innovative, breathtakingly suspenseful, beautifully crafted series.” Schuyler Central High School Library.
“A fantastic read … a roller coaster ride, fast and furious, with curveballs coming from every direction.” Goodreads Reviewer
“Siobhan took what was already a very compelling story and made it into a master-level marvel of wonder.” Goodreads Reviewer
“Ms. Davis has continued the suspenseful, intriguing and thrilling adventure of some of the most exciting characters in today’s sci-fi world!” Goodreads Reviewer
“Awesome!!! I cannot wait for the next book to arrive!” Goodreads Reviewer
“Some very surprising twists and turns … the writing is some of the strongest I have seen yet from Siobhan Davis.” Goodreads Reviewer
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