Welcome to my tour stop for A Storm of Secrets by Shona Perrett! This is a new adult psychological thriller. The tour runs December 1-11 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.
But will the truth be too terrifying to live with? Strangers hell-bent on murder, stranded young pilots, and signs of organized weapons trade. These things only touch the surface. What lurks in the skies above is far more sinister.
There is a strange energy high above the clouds, stewing deep within the Bermuda waters. And it grows restless. A storm is coming. A storm like no other, seeking to invade their minds. With the help of his newly acquainted team of special ops pilots, Rios must find a way to stop the storm before it destroys them…from the inside out.
About the Author:Shona Perrett is a first time author, blogger and closet poet. Her novel A Storm of Secrets is due to release November 2015. Shona studied applied writing in her home town of Whangarei, and is now looking to branch out into creative business enterprising. Passionate about finding beauty in the dirt, she aims to write stories of redemption. Shona believes that narratives exist to teach us how to love one another. That every day, we all communicate through the medium of story, seeking out ways to connect with the world around us. She believes they are one of the most ancient forms of creative expression and vulnerability, and are therefore a fundamental part of what it means to be human. You can visit her at www.shonaperrett.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shona.perrett
Rios ran up the remainder of the stairwell to the fifth floor. Memories were returning. His life was piecing itself together in a strange, disjointed sort of way. There were still chunks missing. Important ones. Was he the reason for all of this? Or was he an undercover agent, working to actually defend the CIA? It still wasn’t clear. But Rios knew this much; which side he wanted to be on. That was enough for him tonight. He had to make a decision, fast. He would fight the storm. Tonight, he would be who Yale said he was. A good man.
“Sometimes what you know, gets in the way of your ability to see what you don’t know.” Rios’ teacher said in his mind. They were at the mountain temple, this time in the dark of night.
“What do you mean?” Rios replied in the memory.
The teacher’s candle flickered as she sat next to Rios. “When we learn from lies, they cover our eyes. Most of those seeds are planted in us at childhood.” The teacher patted her stomach. “We have to uproot the toxic plants that have grown in us. We have to pull them out first, so we can see beyond the forest of limitation.”
Rios shuddered, feeling a cold breeze pass by. “Okay, so why did you want to meet at night, teacher? I can see almost nothing of the forest.” Rios pointed at the open expanse. The moonlight dully shined upon the wilderness.
“Seeing has little to do with the outside surroundings, and much more to do with your eyes. When you learn this, you will see, even when it’s dark around.”
The memory faded.
Rios reached the fifth floor. He was running, speaking out loud the same thing, over and over again, like a mantra, trying to ward off the effects of the storm upon his mind. “I am Special Agent Rios. I am heading for the fifth floor IPEX. I need to stop the storm.” And again. “I am Special Agent Rios. I am heading for the fifth floor IPEX. I need to stop the storm. I am Special Agent Rios, I am heading-”
An Agent came dashing around the corner, his demeanour violent. He ran fast for Rios, engaging him in combat.
Rios struck the man in the face. “I am Special Agent Rios.” He kicked the man’s knee cap, causing it to twist. The man let out a pain-filled yell. “I am heading for the fifth floor IPEX.” Rios continued, pushing the man to the ground and stomping on his stomach. “I need to stop the storm.” Rios ran to the corridor turn. “You can do this.” He tapped his head. “I am Special Agent Rios. I am heading for the fifth floor IPEX. I need to…what do I need?” Rios growled in frustration. Flashbacks of the man from outside the cavern started to taunt him. The barking of the dog, the boy’s head being covered, the crying of a woman. Rios picked up his pace, sprinting around the corner. “Focus. I am Special Agent Rios. I am heading for the fifth floor IPEX. I am Special Agent Rios. I am heading for the fifth floor IPEX.”
“Rios” said a husky voice.
Rios spun around, staring at the dark haired, blue-eyed man he had seen earlier in a memory.
“I know you, don’t I?”
“We need to stop the storm” the man replied. “Follow me.”***
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