A Bloodline’s EchoThe Avadi Series
M. R. Pilot
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Romance
Date of Publication: December 29, 2017
Number of pages: 330
Word Count: 98K
Cover Artist: Illustration - JDSarte
Typography - Rebeca
Tagline: A missing father. A handsome stranger. A feud within the Avadi. Cori will find out who she is in this tale of romance and adventure.
Eighteen-year-old Cori has been tucked into a corner of Verbena her entire life. With no memory of a father and an abusive mother, her escape came in the form of living and working in her town’s inn, a place that happens to be owned by her best friend. Cori was all but resigned to the uneventful and dutiful life as a barkeep.
That is, until a hooded stranger showed up—just in time to witness an incident Cori herself cannot believe—and changed everything. Now Cori must leave Sagebrush, the only place she has ever known, setting off to discover love, adventure, heartbreak, and more about herself and the world she lives in than she could have ever imagined.
I flinch at the thud of the doors closing. It’s not just a thud—it’s a goodbye. A cruel impulse turns me to Faye’s shanty. It fits in with the rest of them—wood so old it’s probably soft, rooftops that might’ve once been pointy, but have slumped over time. Hers reeks of decay. Maybe it’s the rotten memories the walls hold. Rotten or not, I can’t look away. My feet move of their own accord and don’t stop until my breath is on her door. My fingers almost brush it, but I make them fall. She’s probably sleeping in her usual position—face down on the floor.
What good would it do?
I take a single step backward, but it’s not enough. I turn and run. I run past every sad structure, past the much taller Oak Hand, letting the wind whip in my eyes and blur my vision.
About the Author:
M. R. Pilot is an avid reader, coffee-drinker and animal lover. When she’s not cleaning teeth, she’s partaking in Alaskan hikes, watching anime, relentless page-turning and/or keyboard clicking. She loves to talk about any of those things for an indiscriminate amount of time—feel free to reach out if you do, too.