Fiction Fest: Previewing Heather Ostler’s ‘The Siren’s Secret’

Sirens Secret 2x3In case you missed her on local TV in Utah and at her launch party at the Orem Barnes & Noble last Saturday night, don’t feel left out, there’s still plenty of Heather Ostler’s “The Sirens’s Secret” to go around!

Today’s Fiction Fest places the 24-year-old author’s second installment in “The Shapeshifter’s Secret” series squarely in the spotlight with a sneak peek at the book.

You can find “The Siren’s Secret” and its predecessor in bookstores and online at BooksAndThings.com, BarnesAndNoble.com and Amazon.com.

EXCERPT:

As she left and made her way up to her dormitory, Julia passed through a dark, deserted hallway and paused. Footsteps echoed behind her. She flipped around, startled to see a dark figure. Caleb appeared behind her, his face ominous and pale.

“Caleb,” Julia said, putting a hand over her heart. “What are you doing?”

“I need to talk to you.”

“Now? Are you feeling okay?”

“No,” he said. “That’s why I need to talk to you. I’ll never feel okay until you know the truth.”

“Is this about the letter that you wrote to Camilla? Because—”

“No,” he cut her off. “That letter doesn’t matter anymore.

This is about what I tried to tell you last year.”

Julia didn’t respond as her stomach began to feel uneasy. The memory came flooding back, clear as day. Caleb had tried desperately to tell her something and never got the chance.

“I know that my dad doesn’t want me to tell you,” he said. “But I can’t live like this anymore.”

“Caleb,” Julia said. “You’re scaring me.”

An icy breeze blew past them, and Julia pulled her sweater tighter around her. “What do you know about prophecies, Julia?”

She shook her head. “I know that they’re rare.”

“They are rare, and sometimes you don’t get to choose whether or not you want to see one.”

“What are you talking about?” she asked. She didn’t like the unnerving look in his eyes.

“I saw a prophecy,” Caleb said slowly. “And it was about my future.”

“You saw a prophecy?”

“Yes,” he breathed, “and it involved you.”