Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Excerpt: Perfection by J.L. Spelbring

By: J.L. Spelbring
Published By: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: July 16, 2013

Goodreads Summary: The personification of Aryan purity, Ellyssa's spent her whole life under her creator's strict training and guidance; her purpose is to eradicate inferior beings. She was genetically engineered to be the perfect soldier: strong, intelligent, unemotional, and telepathic.

Only Ellyssa isn't perfect.

Ellyssa feels emotions--a fact she's spent her life concealing. Until she encounters the epitome of inferiority: a dark-haired boy raised among renegades hiding since the Nazis won the war a century ago. He speaks to her telepathically, pushing thoughts into her mind, despite the impossibility of such a substandard person having psychic abilities.

But he does.

His unspoken words and visions of a place she's never visited make Ellyssa question her creator. Confused and afraid her secret will be discovered, Ellyssa runs away, embarking on a journey where she discovers there is more to her than perfection.

Happy book birthday to Perfection! I am so excited to share one of the author's favorite passages with you here:

Ellyssa thought about what the doctor had said. Was that why she had felt electricity at Rein's touch? Why he had warmed her? Maybe she did like him as more than a friend, but he didn’t hold the same feelings for her.

“I might not be very familiar with emotions, but I know hatred. I thrived on it for years. He holds hatred for me.”

Mathew brushed a piece of her hair back behind her ear. The gesture was reassuring.

“He doesn’t hate you, dear. Far from it."

“I disagree.”

“If you must, but you’re wrong. Anyway, Rein and I have some business to attend to for the next couple of days. Jordan will be in to check on you, and different guards will be posted at the door."

Ellyssa held no doubt Jason would be amongst them.

Mathew frowned. “I don’t see why we still have to go through the formalities. I’m guessing if you intended to hurt people, you would have no problem doing so.”

No problem, whatsoever. She nodded.

“As I thought." He picked up the book. “What do you think?”

“I am not so sure about this one. Like I said earlier, the story strikes close to home.”

“You know, the thing about Frankenstein is that many people portrayed the creature as the monster. But the creature isn’t the monster at all." He stood and handed the book back to her. “It is his creator."

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