GENRE: Science Fiction/Fantasy
WORD COUNT: Unknown at this time (not quite done...why I am polishing, not entering for an agent yet!)
AURORA NORDEN lost the very reasons her heart beat. Until destiny, and a special rottweiler, strolled into her life and changed everything she knew about the world.
A car accident took Aurora's husband and three kids. She thought about suicide but instead moved through each day, trying to find a reason to keep living without them. After selling everything but enough to fill four boxes, quitting her job as an assistant professor and moving to a place far from home, she settled into renovating an old house and refused to think about her losses. A year later the house next door was sold to a young woman, Kara, her six year old son, Levi, and a rottweiler, Proxy.
A lightning strike changes Aurora's view of the world and reveals the true nature of her neighbors. Destiny chose Aurora to help others with oncoming changes in parallel worlds and prepare creatures of legend to be integrated into one universe. But destiny gives Aurora the help she needs in Proxy, her guide and guardian. Levi, the six year old with a similar genetic mutation, who opens the bridges to other places and Kara, trainer in all things survival and anchor in Aurora's upside down new reality.
Aurora accepts her new destiny before finding out that the gods have chosen her as well. To be their broodmare. Her genetic mutation, activated by the lightning, not only allows her to travel through the eleventh dimension, but also enables her to give birth to some of the most powerful women in history – Valkyrie. Odin wants to breed with her, Frigga wants to raise the children and Freyja wants to train them. They don't understand that Aurora will never allow her children to be taken again and despite being human, she will prove her ferocity and ability to best them in a fight for her reason to live.
Burning Bridges is a Science Fiction/Fantasy novel complete at xx,xxx words.
First 150 Words:
My body may continue to live, but my heart and soul died that day. I worked late and Matt, my husband, picked the kids up from their after school activities. If I had picked them up, could I have avoided the accident? Would I still have my beloved husband and three kids? Would I have chosen a different route? I don't know and these are the questions that keep me up at night. As it has for almost four years. I quit my job as an assistant professor at Oklahoma State University one week after the accident. I sold everything except my wedding ring and our pictures. I bought a truck, packed my four boxes and left. I never cried.