For two years, lone wolf Rix has protected Lily… and lied about his true feelings. Best to keep treating her like the younger sister he never had because how could she possibly love a hulking great lummox like him? Then Lily vanishes, and Rix discovers someone is snatching liminals to use in covert experiments. Rix will risk it all, move heaven and earth to find Lily. And once he tracks her down his plan is simple: phase in, grab her, get the hell out. But Lily’s merely bait for the real target: Rix.
Vaughn Kincaid, the man behind the experiments on lims, is a driven, sadistic bastard—even his own sons are horrified by the things he’s done. He won’t hesitate to torture Lily and use her as a means to control Rix. Rix’s only ally is Kade, one of Vaughn’s long-term lab-rats. But despite Kade’s willingness to share information, he has an agenda and Rix isn’t convinced he can be trusted. To keep Lily alive, Rix may have to reveal the dangerous liminal ability he’s kept secret his whole life, and risk becoming the one thing he’s vowed never to be again: a killer.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This novella was first published June 2016 in the Downunder YA Authors’ Dangerous Boys anthology.
Paranormal romance, approx 30,000 words
Warning: contains swearwords that may be more suited to older readers
The Liminals series so far:
~Tangent (novella-length prequel)
~Liminal (Liminals, Book One)
~Phase (Liminals, Book Two)
Other YA books by Maree Anderson:
~Freaks of Greenfield High (Freaks, Book One)
~Freaks in the City (Freaks, Book Two)
~Freaks Under Fire (Freaks, Book Three)
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