Character profile: Gabriella ( including a deleted scene from her point of view.)
Gabriella is the sister everyone wishes they didn’t have. She is self-centred, manipulative, powerful and beautiful. She dismisses her sister, Jo from her life without batting an eye, only speaking to her, or acknowledging her, when she wants something. She also keeps a very dangerous secret. A secret she has no intention of sharing with anyone.
Here is an excerpt from Gabriella’s point of view. (I cut this from the original manuscript, when I decided to reduce the number of POV’s. I always think it’s a bit of fun, to read a scene from a different character’s viewpoint, so I hope you enjoy it.)
Gabriella cringed, looking at Beth holding her little brother Jack. Having a small person around was not exactly her idea of a good time, particularly one who needed extra attention and monitoring. She wanted Beth to leave so she could convince Spencer to take her out to the movies.
Beth bent down to pick up Jack’s bag but Spencer intervened, ‘Here, let me help you,’ he offered.
‘Thanks, that’d be great,’ she said, briefly meeting his eyes. ‘Um, thanks again Jo, I’ll see you at school tomorrow.’ Beth turned to Gabriella. ‘Um…bye. Nice to see you again.’
Gabriella smiled briefly and went to the fridge to grab a cold bottle of water.
Spencer followed Beth out the door and Jo went upstairs, leaving Gabriella alone in the kitchen.
Gabriella stood by the sink sipping her water. She wondered about what she'd witnessed between Beth and Spencer this afternoon. If her intuition was correct, and Spencer for some astonishing reason was attracted to her, she knew it wouldn't last. Beth had the personality of a cold fish, which was in stark contrast to her brother and she had no intention of letting anything develop between them.
She admired her newly manicured nails, then as always, her attention was drawn toward the antique ring on her right hand. She flicked her finger as the light reflected on her ring, making patterns on the polished steel sink. She watched mesmerized for a few moments, then gently traced her forefinger over the casing and smiled. She knew exactly how to manipulate everyone and her brother was no exception.
Here are some links:
Web site: http://www.taylorstreetbooks.com/
Book Trailer for Reflections: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNCvAS5HXio
Book Trailer for Shadows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMpcQdMENK0
Eternal Curse Series Book One
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Taylor Street Books
ISBN: 13: 978-1480058040
Number of pages: 272
Word Count: 74,621
Cover Artist: Tim Hewtson
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/aNCvAS5HXio
Jo doesn’t know why she inherited a magical ring.
She doesn’t know why her father abandoned her when she was a baby, or the truth about her mother’s death.
Jo doesn’t know a lot about her past. But she’s about to find out.
Nearing her eighteenth birthday, she’s about to discover what really happened to her father all those years ago.
She’s on a new path, a path including her first love, a path that will lead to the truth about a family secret held for generations.
Jo’s about to face her first real challenge. ‘Reflections’ part one, is just the beginning.
About the Author:
Jacoba Dorothy lives in Canberra, the bush capital of Australia. She is the mother of two and works part time teaching children with English as an additional language. Most days she can be found bashing away at the computer, either writing, editing, reviewing great books or face-booking. Oh and of course balancing her time to make sure she give special attention to her husband and family.
The Eternal Curse trilogy is her debut series, the second in the series, Shadows, should be released later this year. And the third installment, sometime next year.