WINNER OF THE 2012 UTOPYA CON AWARD FOR BEST VILLAIN
I don’t open my eyes so I can’t see him, but I can smell him. He thickens the air I breathe, choking me with his scent…his aroma. I shiver. I have to resist. If I’m not strong, then I will be relegated to the same fate as this predator whose sickness infects me even now. But now, I crave him and he knows that; he has been counting on my need to end the gnawing pain. How he would savor my surrender. I’m alive, but how much longer will it take until I beg him not to be?
Amy A. Bartol is the award-winning author of the Premonition series, which includes the novels Inescapable, Intuition, Indebted, and Incendiary.
AudioFile Earphones Award winner Emily Woo Zeller has been described by AudioFile magazine as doing "an extraordinary job of varying the voices in the dialogue without losing the intimacy of the story." While she specializes in Asian American narratives, Emily's work spans a broad spectrum, including young adult fiction.