Monday, May 13, 2013

Cindy Cipriano - The Circle - Excerpt and Giveaway

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The Circle
Calum Ranson is sure of three things:  his cousin Finley is alive, Calum will find him, and no one knows Calum and his family are Sidhe.  No one until Laurel shows up at his mother's bookstore wearing a dark clan's mark.  When Calum learns the details surrounding the disappearance of Laurel's brother, he suspects the evil Hobayeth clan.  Calum and Laurel work together in the Realm of Man and the Otherworld to rescue her brother - revealing a connection between Calum and Laurel that may cost Finley his life.

"The Circle is full of magic and mystery. Readers will be engrossed in faerie realms, charming characters, and a state of wonder and imagination. The Circle is for those who delight in reading fantasy and exploring mystical worlds."
--Kathleen Fox,

Calum drummed his fingers on the desk as he watched them
leave the store. He wanted to know more about Laurel and her
interest in faeries. Or maybe he just wanted to know more about
her. Calum wondered what Laurel thought about him, although
he didn’t know why it should matter. He hid between the stacks,
quietly following them through the bookstore, listening to their

“Well?” asked Andrea, as they approached the door.

“He seems nice,” Laurel said in a hushed whisper. “Not at
all weird like John Phillip said. And he doesn’t seem to mind
that Dad’s going to be the assistant principal. Maybe I could be
friends with a boy.”

“Imagine that,” said her mother as they closed the door.

“Imagine that,” said Calum. He watched through the window
as a car rolled to a stop in front of the bookstore.

“Imagine what?” asked Kenzie, stepping from behind a
nearby stack.

Calum jumped at the sound of her voice, knocking several
books to the floor. “Geez Mom, don’t sneak up on me.”

“Especially when you’re sneaking up on someone else, right?”
A wave of Kenzie’s hand returned the fallen books to the shelf.
“You’re right to be curious, though. I’m sure you saw it hanging
around her neck. I wonder how that girl got a token from one
of the darkest of faerie clans.” Kenzie squinted as she watched
Laurel climb into the backseat of the Stanton Realtor car.

“I don’t think she knows what it is,” said Calum.

“Either way, we’d better keep an eye on her.”

My summer just got a lot more interesting, thought Calum.

Author Cindy Cipriano
Cindy Cipriano lives in NC with her husband, son, and 27 pets. Okay, more like one cat, three dogs, and many, many fish. Cindy is an award winning science teacher, who this past August celebrated her 12th first day of sixth grade.

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