The Touched (The Descendants #1)
by Jennifer Weiser
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Release Date: September 29th, 2015
The first sixteen years of Arabella Penthallow’s life have been a lie…
In a world where deception is the key to survival, Ara has kept up the charade of being a perfect Legion Leader’s daughter. But a darkness stirs, and she discovers she is Touched, a mortal gifted by the Gods. The Touched are as rare as they are feared, and Ara is forced to leave Union City for neighboring Midnight City to protect herself and those she loves, leaving Tove Thorn, the boy who has always known her heart, behind.
Carter Decker has vowed to burn Union City to the ground…
Midnight City’s cocky, infamous bad boy always gets what he wants, and he wants Union City to pay for burning his mother alive because she was Touched. When Carter meets Ara, she is everything he’s been taught to hate. Then he learns she is Touched—just like him—he isn’t sure who he hates more…the Touched girl whose father killed his mother, or himself for being tempted by someone he’s sworn to kill.
They are told they’re fated to be soul mates…and they each wish the other never existed.
When Midnight City is attacked by Union City, Carter and Arabella will do the unthinkable…even if it means falling for the enemy. The truth lies in Arabella’s home nation, and Tove is waiting. Soul mates or not, he has an advantage Carter doesn’t, fated souls be damned.
War is coming…and Ara is the prize.
Hello, these are my character interview questions.
I am selecting the character, Carter Decker
Tell us a bit about yourself?
*Grins wickedly.* What is it that you really want to know? All my deep dark secrets?
Well, I have very little secrets, I’m an open book—but for those who don’t know, I’m
Carter Decker, son of Legion Leader Decker of Midnight City. I never chose my
heritage, but thanks to my father, I will one day become his successor. I’m also Touched.
A mortal descendant of once upon a time gods who casted off their bloodlines and left
us to rot in the wasteland of their long forgotten world. By any means, my blood—is my
death sentence. But thanks to a few of our well concealed tricks and best kept secrets,
I’ve managed to survive undetected along with my two best friends and my adoptive
brother. But all that changes, when Arabella Penthallow of Union City enters my life.
How did you first meet Arabella?
Our first encounter was…not my finest. I was hungover from a wild night and pissed
that my father had arranged for the protection of a girl he deemed innocent from her
nation’s crimes against my mother. I can’t say that I was very forgiving that day…but
despite all my efforts to hate her, I just…couldn’t.
What was your first impression about her? Was it justified as you got to know her?
For six years I felt such rage towards her and her nation. They burned my mother
alive—worse, this girl the one that just stood there and watched with very little emotion,
was now going to be living down the hall from me. I hated her. Everything she was,
who she was, where came from. She was my enemy…I’m not proud of it, but I wanted
to see her in pain. I wanted break her when she first arrived. I wanted her to feel the
anguish and bitterness that had tainted my life all these years. Was it justified? At the
time…I thought so…but the thing is…Ara is nothing like I first believed her to be. She’s
kind, gentle, warm, compassionate…and she stirs things in me. I want to hate her for
that…but as I said…I just can’t.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Tove Thorn—have you ever met him? Consider yourself lucky. The dude grates every
nerve in my body.
How would others describe you?
Besides being awesome? I guess I would venture to guess people might say I’m
domineering, assertive, life of the party, very good looking next to being sexy of
course…gets what he wants…and maybe some might say even a heartbreaker.
Do you have any secret fear?
Loosing the ones I love.
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Jennifer Weiser is a young adult author who has always been a book nerd and a bit chocolate obsessed. Writing has always been a favorite escape, but quickly became a passion not long after the birth of her daughter. When she isn't combing the shelves of her local book stores or blogging about newest book obsessions, you can find her nestled in her nook creating worlds she hopes that one day will inspire her daughter, who not only has given her the courage to follow her dreams--but offers the inspirations that help color their worlds together.
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