The Wendigo Witchling Press Kit
TitleThe Wendigo Witchling
SummaryCassie is part of it now, and that isn’t necessarily a good thing. Turns out, she may not want to join the coven, but that’s exactly what she did when she bonded herself to Nate. After a road trip to get answers, Cassie only has more questions. Too bad there’s no one left at home to give her answers. Now Cassie must make life changing decisions alone while trying to find out where everyone has gone. Not too much work for a sixteen-year-old who knew nothing of the night human world only weeks before; at least Cassie has to hope it isn’t too much because she really doesn’t have anyone left to ask for help. It’s time for her to stand up on her own.
ExcerptCassandra Booth didn’t look back as she ran. She was getting better at dodging people on the street. Turning the corner, she dashed into the town’s only used clothing store. There were a few straggling shoppers, who were scouring the racks for deals, but that didn’t matter to her. Cassie ran to the back of the store and the changing rooms, grabbing a bottle of perfume on the way.
It was only the fourth time in the last twenty-four hours she had tried to run away. She might have bonded herself to school heartthrob Nathaniel Bay, but that didn’t mean she was planning on anything changing. She did it to save her friend. She had no intention of getting married at sixteen to a guy she hadn’t spoken to in years before he was chosen as her mate. The night human world was nuts, and she wanted out.
“You need to pay for that,” the cashier told her.
Cassie waved at the middle-aged lady before ducking under the curtain which led to the back rooms.
She ran past the first few rooms before stepping into the third one. Quickly she touched everything in the room with her bare hand. Stepping back into the hallway, she doused herself with the cheap perfume. She didn’t need to be a night human to smell how obnoxious the stuff was. Cassie hurried down the hallway and placed the empty bottle along with the only money she had with her on the counter in the last room. She didn’t care how much the stuff cost. It wasn’t worth what Cassie left as she snuck out the employee back door just in time into an empty hallway.
Cassie slid down behind the door and waited, hoping to be rid of the smell as soon as she could get away.
Her life was getting more and more complicated since the ceremony to make her part of the coven drew closer. It wasn’t just a bonding ceremony they were planning; they wanted to drain all her witch powers. Cassie didn’t plan to stick around for that. No way was she just going to sit around and hope they changed their minds. Nate had planned how to get out of it. Or so he said. Where was he now? He had been missing in action for four days straight. Cassie knew the coven wanted her and her powers, and she wasn’t about to do as they wished. She had to get away, and she needed to leave now.
“She backtracked again,” one male voice said on the other side of the door.
“Any trail?” another person replied.
“No. She’s getting better at this. Check back in the store; we must have missed it,” the first voice responded.
“Well, I’m not going to be any use now with that smell. I’ll be lucky if I can find her in a week. You should have never told her how much you hate perfume,” the second grumbled.
Cassie smiled. She couldn’t care less if Nic Welch was going to lose his sense of smell for a week. That was his own fault for telling her about his great dislike of perfume. She didn’t know if all skinwalkers were that sensitive, but it seemed so.
“Mikel is going to kill us for losing her again,” Nic told the other guy. He kicked in the door of the last changing room. Cassie held her breath, hoping he wouldn’t suspect the empty perfume bottle was hers.