Deceit by Darren Cole
English | 2019 | Sci / Fi | ePUB | 406 Kb
Deceit : An Environmental Catastrophe. A World in Darkness.
There is more to blindness than the absence of sight. In this third volume of the Caustic series, the saga continues, exploring why the clouds fell and why what you see isn’t always what it seems.
For Declan, that truth began as a painful journey to uncover the mysteries of the machines responsible for plunging their world into darkness.
For Sammi, the machines have become her salvation, challenging the same truths Declan seeks, trying to reveal what is real.
For Ms. Gilly and Richard, their chance encounter with an ancient artifact causes them to risk their lives while trying to find answers to questions they may wish they’d never asked.
For Isla, her journey began more than a hundred years ago, eclipsing her own death, awakening deep inside one of the machines. She discovers an unexpected history and why death for some opened the wrong doors.
“Sammi stirred, a delicate yawn spilling out while she wrapped an arm around Declan’s middle. Stretching the sleep from her body, she pushed a slender leg over him, and dressed his feet with her toes. His heart swelled with the intimacy of the moment.
“I love this place,” she said, her voice sounding sleepy, but rested. “I can get used to this… can’t you?” Lifting the covers, she took hold of him in her hand, and moved to meet his eyes. She caught him off guard then, as she gave a playful squeeze with her fingers.
“Well… I can certainly get used to that,” he answered, laughing. “But I’m hungry… are you?” Sammi nodded a quick agreement, letting him go.
Putting her finger to his lips, she said, “Just wait until you see this!”
Intrigued, Declan said nothing, and watched as Sammi moved from beneath the covers. A rush of cool air fell over his bare skin. He watched Sammi, seeing all of her beauty as she stood up, free of any coveralls. And while she strode around the bed, he smiled at the lift and fall of her breasts.
“I can get used to that too,” he said, and then laughed. Sammi stopped, letting him stare another moment, and then returned a quick wink.”