Ever since I created the Unbounded and their unusual way absorbing nutrients from the world around them (thus no need to actually cook or sit down to eat), I’ve been torn between wishing I had that ability and being grateful I’m not running for my life from Emporium agents and Hunters.
Plus, there’s that whole method of dispatching Unbounded which requires a sealed room with cement at least a foot thick. Shiver.
But the ability would sure come in handy when I needed to stay up all night writing. Or better yet, when I’m with my youngest, Lisbon, or my grandkids. Wait. If I didn’t have to worry about calories because my metabolism was so fast, I could I could eat as many mil folhas as I wanted!
That’s it. I’m in!
What about you? Let me know in the comments below!
Oh, and here’s a fun excerpt from the first book in the series, currently free on all ebook platforms!
With a growl, he launched himself at me, tumbling me backwards. I kept waiting for a miracle, for one of the others to save me, or for my so-called Unbounded talent to kick in and tell me what to do.
Sitting on my stomach, my assailant punched me hard in the face. Fury burst through my fear. I’d been burned practically to death, lost my best friend, held prisoner, separated from my family, trained till my arms bled, and finally rejected by a man who’d claimed to love me. I wasn’t going to let myself be kidnapped by a twenty-something idiot I didn’t even know.
I feigned semi-consciousness but was really absorbing nutrients from the grass I laid in, the trees looming above, the air I breathed. My assailant came to his feet, dragging me with him. In seconds, I’d be in that car, all hope of escape gone. There were no convenient rocks or heavy sticks nearby to use as a weapon. But there was the car.
Faking a stumble, I grabbed at him and used my body to ram him into the car . . .
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