Hello readers : )
I bring to you a short excerpt for Bewitched. If you enjoyed the cover reveal, wait until you read the excerpt.
Is it love or is it witchcraft? He’ll never find out if he kills her first.
The first time Darren saw Samantha, she was floating above his high school gymnasium during a basketball game, invisible to everyone but him. Next time he sees her, she’s sitting in front of him in class, wowing his friends and causing unexplainable things to happen that only he seems to notice. But things really get strange (and complicated) when his dying grandfather tells him that he is part of an ancient order, the “Pessum Ire,” whose duty is to destroy witches. What does he do now, since he’s almost positive Samantha is a witch…and he’s crushing on her pretty hard?
Darren’s mouth went dry. He could feel his heart pounding in his ears. He knew as soon as the girl turned around, she was going to be the mirage from yesterday. She’d have those striking green eyes.
Mr. Whitmore finished talking to the girl and pointed to the back of the room to the empty seat next to Travis and in front of Darren. Darren tried to swallow, but it felt like his whole throat would have to roll up and go down in order to do so.
The girl wore faded blue jeans and a small jacket over a purple t-shirt. Her blonde hair was pulled back into a ponytail, and she stood about five foot six.
As she began to turn, holding her books tightly against her chest, Darren’s mind filled in the face. This couldn’t be happening, but he knew as soon as she headed down the aisle, it was going to be a repeat of yesterday. She’d dissolve to transparency and float to the ceiling where she’d hover during class, and he’d be the only one who could see her.
Suddenly she was facing their direction, smiling.
It was her all right. Her eyes were green and just as vibrant as he remembered them. She didn’t float, although she did seem to glide. Time warped as she moved in slow motion. Then, all too suddenly, she was in front of him.
“Hi,” she said and sat down.
Darren couldn’t move; he just stared at the back of her head.
Mike swatted his arm with the back of his hand. “Hello, Darren. Come in.”
“Shh!” Darren fumbled with his folder.
“Are you kidding me?” Mike asked, watching his reaction. “Is this the little floater from yesterday?”
“Shut up, Mike!”
Mike smiled and tapped the new girl on the shoulder. “Excuse me.” The girl turned around. “My name’s Mike Conklin, and this is my friend,” Mike nodded over to his left, “Darren Stevens. Now, here’s the kooky part. He thinks he saw you floating in the gymnasium yesterday during our basketball game. I just need to ask, was it you floating in the gym yesterday, or is Darren mistaken?”
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About the author:
Mark Harris lives in Smithfield Utah, a small town located in a beautiful valley in Northern Utah. His wife, Shaundale, and he have four terrific children, two girls and two boys and a fifth one due to arrive in November of 2012. Mark has taught English and Special Education and currently works from home teaching English to people from all over the world. Writing has always been his true passion since he was a grade schooler writing about mushrooms. “Bewitched” will be his debut novel. He has two others underway and will soon start on the sequel to “Bewitched,” called “The Return of the Familiar.” He hopes you enjoy his work because he is working on several series geared toward younger audiences.
You can find Mark on: www.markjayharrisauthor.com