Friday, April 10, 2015

Excerpt - Penemuae (The Watchers of Enoch Series) by Lea Barrymire

(The Watchers of Enoch Series) 
by Lea Barrymire
Genre: Sci-Fi, Mythology Romance

Therefore shall they never find peace… 

The temptations of love and lust brought the two hundred Watchers together. When they decided earthly possessions were more important than divine instruction, they were bound to each other, and the Earth, forever as punishment. 

The Watchers can feel change coming… 

After three thousand years, and more heartache than Watcher General Penemuae can remember, all he wants is an end. Exhausted in heart and soul, he lives to fight the Nephilim and atone for his disgrace, his only objective to rid the Earth of evil. Until the day he meets her. Evelyn, the human woman who shouldn’t have survived, who can see things she shouldn’t, who makes him want things he’s sworn not to desire again. 

Face to face with evil, Evelyn finally has to accept there is more on earth than mere humans when she becomes the target of an immortal malevolence. Saved by an avenging angel with eyes dark as night and remorse to match, she finds herself in the middle of a fight she may not survive.


Stop right there, missy. Don’t go there. You know it’ll just freak you out and you’ll be sleeping with all the lights on again. 
Rubbing the last of the goose bumps off her arms, Evelyn tried to concentrate on picking up the last of the papers and garbage from their meeting. It’d been a good one this time. Two of her girls had given birth since the last one and had brought their babies in. It helped bring some much needed reality to a few of the more immature teens. 
Checking her watch had Evelyn rushing to get home. Already ten-thirty, and with the forty minute drive home she’d be crawling into bed way too late. Especially if Jess was showing up at the crack of dawn with donuts. A yawn stretched her mouth and had her jaw cracking. It’d been a long week and a longer night. 
Time to head home. 
Locking up the room in the basement of the Strawberry House Medical Center gave her a minute to study the night through large windows at the top of the hallway. The building was situated outside Philadelphia, in an older part of the city. The surrounding structures were rundown and most had been converted into low-rent, subsidized apartments. During the day it looked shabby at best, at night it took on an ominous feel that had nothing to do with the age of the stones used to create the buildings. 
Evelyn had tried to describe what she’d felt once to Jess. The other woman smiled and nodded along but hadn’t really heard the words. But Evelyn didn’t blame her. How do you explain or listen to someone talking about phantom evil or ghostly darkness? No one really wanted to believe in those types of things. Creatures crawling through the night, unseen and unheard, were the stuff of nightmares.


Lea lives in Western New York with her hubby, three children, and miscellaneous critters. Before the rug rats, she lived a life of adventure, following her husband all over Europe with the US military. She's slept in a car outside Paris, drove six hours just to see tulips in the Netherlands, and knocked ash from her shoes at Pompeii. Now she spends her time in life's adventures at soccer games, PTA meetings and school plays.
Lea has loved reading from a very young age, spending many sleepless nights devouring books. Science fiction and paranormal were her favorite genres to read as a teenager, and that love bled into her adult life. She started writing during a bout of insomnia, to fill time, and found it filled a creative void. Now she communes regularly with the characters in her head and tries not to laugh out loud when they say something funny.

When Lea isn't reading, writing or corralling kids, she enjoys watching movies and sciencey shows, or just kicking back and listening to some music.

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