Title: Perfect Pitch
Author: Alex Hayes
Publication date: August 6th 2019
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
All Dean wants is to escape…
But he can’t leave his younger brother, Ty, in the care of their alcoholic mother. And when their abusive father shows up, Dean has to get Ty out. Which means joining Shri — his best and only friend — in taking a job out of state and breaking the law by stealing his brother away.
Cadi’s life is almost back together after Dean blew it into a million pieces. She’s come to terms with her life as a shape-shifter — well, almost. She’s still trying to wrap her head around the fact that a vicious enemy is out to destroy the remnants of her people.
As if Cadi doesn’t have enough to deal with, Dean’s about to land on her front doorstep, forcing her to decide whether to let him into her secret world or slam the door in his face.
The Chameleon Effect series, starring shape-shifter teens with extraordinary superpowers, is sure to appeal to Young Adult and New Adult readers who enjoy romance with a paranormal twist.
Their voices carry.
“So you want me to walk all the way across?” Cadi’s voice quivers with laughter. Her silhouette wavers as she steps over the stony shore. The guy follows. He’s more steady on his feet and comes to her rescue more than once when she loses her balance.
More giggles and I find myself smiling. This is the Cadi I wish I’d gotten to know. The girl I sensed was inside the first time I saw her. The girl I watched for weeks from afar. Dreamed about. Fell in love with.
A sigh slips out. That was months ago. Contemplating what could have been is stupid.
So what am I doing here? Spying on her?
“Okay, go ahead,” the guy says. I squint through the darkness as Cadi steps into the water.
Another step, but waves don’t wrinkle the thread of moonlight shining across the lake. It remains unchanged. Another step. Another. And Cadi’s standing a good two yards out. Not in the water, but on it. Like the surface is a sheet of glass, holding her up.
My jaw slackens, then I remember her telekinesis. Apparently, there’s a lot more she can do than tossing ping pong balls and shifting tractors.
I step around the edge of a juniper for a better view of her antics. A branch snaps underfoot.
The guy’s silhouette jolts at the sound and he twists in my direction.
Cadi screams, “Idris!” and her shape disappears under the water.
Alex Hayes wrote her first fiction story when she was twelve. Inspired by her mother’s storytelling, she began work on her first novel, Ice Cracks, at eighteen.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. In her twenties, she moved from Marin County, California to Boston, Massachusetts, where she built a career as an IT professional in database engineering. In 2004, she self-published Ice Cracks, which became a semi-finalist in the 2005 IPPY Awards.
Alex splits her time between Grand Junction, Colorado and Guanajuato, Mexico. When she isn’t writing, she’s helping her partner, Lee, renovate a 450 year old hacienda. She is mother to one beautiful daughter and many wonderful cats.
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