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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Gemini Rising by Jessica O'Gorek Excerpt

Gemini Rising Ethereal Fury
Book I
Jessica OGorek

Genre: YA paranormal romance

Publisher: Cogent NY
Date of Publication: April 2013

ISBN: 9780925776259
ASIN: 0925776254

Number of pages: 263
Word Count: 80K

Cover Artist: Jessica OGorek

Book Description:

Angry at the human race and its methodical destruction of her resources, Mother Earth recruits souls who have just left their bodies to serve Her, and turns them against humanity. Gemini, a clan of paranormal beings, picked from these possessed humans, emerges. A powerful, rising force proceeds to carry out Mother Nature’s plan to systematically destroy towns, cities, states… and eventually, the world. Amidst the chaos, a forbidden relationship between a human girl, Violette, and Onyx, a lead Gemini, begins. They will both find themselves in the middle of a revolutionary war that will either save, or destroy our world.

EXCERPT - Chapter 14- Captivity
Bravely, Onyx moved over to the second cell and slowly poked his head through the door. He was greeted with what looked like squirming mummies on gurneys against every wall. Each one had an IV running into its left arm, from a central IV pole in the middle of the room. Catheter tubes ran from a tiny hole in the gauze by their left hips and then ran into a bucket beside the pole. Although the bodies were encased, the room still smelled of urine and sweat. All of their mouths were covered, but their nostrils were left open. A smaller tube ran into one of them. He could hear the oxygen pumping rhythmically. Their eyes were not covered with gauze, but they were taped shut with clear surgical tape.
Onyx could feel the connection with these people because of the sorrow he felt, and as the disgust gripped him, he knew they were not humans. They were all Geminis- captured, bound, and in a prison of cloth. How long had they been here? He tried his best not to explode and focus on getting more information, rather than plotting how to kill the people that had done this. He saw small clip boards on the IV poles. Each board had a name on it with a medical service chart. There were dates and initials on a grid indicating when they had been serviced in different categories. They kept them alive on saline and emptied their bladders with the catheters. They forced in the oxygen through their noses to ensure they could seal their mouths and keep them quiet. This chamber was not sound proofed by any means.

He knew this whole discovery needed to be taken back to the caves of the Council for discussion. These poor things needed to be freed and could not be allowed to continue suffering so pitifully. Their hosts had to be terribly weak and atrophied by now. Eventually, they would die trapped in these bodies. Was the church just trying to study them? What was the reason for this vigorous restraint? Didn’t they want their humans back? All they had to do at this point was release the Geminis. They would readily surrender and leave if given the opportunity. 

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About the Author:

I grew up admiring my father, Barry Weinstock, as an author. He took me around the country to different places so he could research and write his Wilderness Survival books. One of his greatest works, “The Path of Power,” was written with a great medicine man, Sunbear.

When I was twelve I started hand writing novels. My first one was two thousand pages. My dad always encouraged me and would rave about my writing. He gave me the confidence I needed to keep writing and follow my dream. My daughter, who is twelve, is currently working on her first novel. I hope to continue the legacy.



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