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The Alpha Queen’s Series Book One
BY MICHELLE AREAUX
Some secrets should remain hidden in the past. My entire life shifted in one night. After my parents were killed in a car accident, I was forced to move to a small, West Virginia town with my aunt, who I hadn’t seen since I was five years old. Moving from my life in Chicago to the middle of nowhere wasn’t even the worst part. No way.
Once in my new home, I quickly realized that I was out of my element in more ways than I could have ever thought. I despise my new life– until I meet him. Dash. There is something strikingly alluring about the brown-haired boy who seems to be everywhere I turn. Plus, his hot best friend, Jace, is a nice bonus, too. The mysterious boys drive me crazy, as they both attempt to fight for my attention.
Just when I think life here in West Virginia might not be so bad after all, life throws me another curveball. A secret from my past comes back to haunt me and I am forced into a role I was never prepared for. As I settle into my new existence, someone’s sinister plans for me threaten to destroy everything I have. I have no idea what I am supposed to do, but I better figure it out soon.
Travis drove me home and neither of us spoke. It was strange how we had gone from laughing and chatting to feeling like complete strangers. If I wasn’t sure before, I was almost certain now. There was something going on in this town, and I was meant to be left in the dark.
Later that night, I lay restless in bed. Everything that had transpired throughout the day was causing me to feel unsettled. A heavy weight lingered over top of me, almost suffocating me. A door closing outside, caught my attention. I heard the backdoor to the house open and close slowly as well. Something wasn’t right. Slowly, I got out of bed and padded over to my window. It was dark outside the faint glow of the streetlights barely provided any light to really see anything. I heard a rustle and then a loud voice coming from the driveway. Straining against the window, I carefully opened it a little so I could hear better.
Amelia’s voice carried into the window and almost took my breath away. What in the world was she doing outside? Then, I heard a man’s voice speak angrily, but I couldn’t make out what they were saying. Pushing the window open further, I craned my neck so that my whole head was outside. The cool night air was chilly, but it was nothing compared to the warmth filling my cheeks from the frustration I was feeling. Amelia was up to something; I just knew it. Suddenly, the man moved, and the silver glow of the moonlight cast across his face and I realized who it was Amelia had snuck out to meet.
They were arguing by the way their body language and angered tones caused sparks in a black night. Why was Amelia fighting with Marcus? And why did she sneak out of the house to do it? The secrets and deceptions were running deep around here, and that wasn’t going to work for me. Regardless of what I had to do, I was going to figure out the secrets lurking in Hinton one way or another.
Michelle loves most fiction genres. For New Adult, she loves to read romance novels that include a hot and brooding male character. Think Travis Maddox in Beautiful Disaster. She accepts: College aged new adult romance, paranormal romance, and romantic comedies. For young adult, Michelle is a sucker for fantasy novels that include vampires (she is still on team Edward), shifters, and a modern world with monsters and demons alike. She accepts: dark fantasy, paranormal, mysteries, contemporary romance or mystery, and anything else in the young adult genre.
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