Half Breeds

by Sara Codair

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Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
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Kicked out of private school, Allen has to brave a public high school where most of the kids don’t know supernatural creatures exist. He expects to be miserable, but he finds himself romantically pursued by two people: a shy, but fascinating boy named Jeremy and a spunky girl named Chloe. The demon in Allen wants to feed off Chloe, but the human part of him is falling for Jeremy. Which will win?

Book Info

Author: Sara Codair

Release Date: October 23, 2017

ISBN: 978-1-947904-11-8

Format: ePub, Mobi, PDF

Cover Artist: Natasha Snow

Category: Romance

Genre: Paranormal

Theme: Seasonal, Young Adult

Word Count: 7700

Pages: 28

Sex Content: Non-Explicit

Pairing: MM

Orientation: Bisexual, Gay

Identity: Cisgender

Excerpt

Half Breeds
Sara Codair © 2017
All Rights Reserved

“Just try to blend in, Allen,” said Aunty Karin as she watched me step out of her cruiser. “Act as human as you can.”

“All right. I promise I’ll follow all the rules.” I gave her my best good-boy smile and hoped she didn’t realize I was so scared I nearly peed myself.

It was my first day of tenth grade in the public school system. Since preschool, I’d gone to a small Catholic academy run by the order of demon-hunting nuns my aunt used to belong to. While I always felt the need to rebel against their strict rules, the presence of crucifixes, holy water, and the threat of death kept the demon half of me in check. My worst crime had been getting so much epoxy stuck in a girl’s hair that she had to shave her head. Of course, that had been enough to get me expelled.

“I mean it,” said Aunty Karin. Her eyes were hidden behind dark aviator glasses, and her lips were set in a frown. “Just because the sisters aren’t watching you doesn’t mean I’m not.”

“I know,” I said, staring up at the trio of pixies. They were as tall as unsharpened pencils, with gossamer wings and neon hair. They were fairly intelligent creatures, but their loyalty could be purchased with a lifetime supply of chocolate bars. I tried to get them to defect once so I could go see a movie with my classmates, but either they were smart enough to know I didn’t have the resources to top her bargain, or there was more than the chocolate keeping them loyal.

“Tell me what you know.” Aunty Karin leaned across the empty passenger seat.

“I’ll keep to myself and ignore girls, especially the ones I find attractive.”

“Good. Now hurry up and get to your homeroom.” Aunty Karin rolled up the window on her cruiser and drove off, leaving me alone with a high school full of “normal” teens who had no clue how dangerous I could be.

 

Walking across the dying yellow grass felt like it took years, so I just kept my eyes fixed on the brick building that didn’t have enough windows. I didn’t notice the other kids until I nearly walked into one.

“Watch where you’re going,” said a girl with chestnut hair and hazel eyes. Her cheeks were plump and rosy, her chin resembled an upside down heart, and her lips were like a new piece of bubblegum just waiting to be chewed.

“Sorry,” I muttered to her feet, which were clad in neon-green rain boots. I wanted to ask her why she was wearing rain boots on a sunny day, but I was afraid she’d think it was rude. So instead, I said, “I’m new here. My name is Allen.”

She chewed on her bubblegum lips. “I’m Chloe Green.”

I stared, unsure what to say next. Her eyes reminded me of tide pools—blue water with green rockweed waving around in the current.

“Maybe I’ll see you around,” she said and walked off to join a group of girls who were giggling so much they were turning purple.

I watched her join the gaggle. She kept sneaking glances at me as her friends whispered and laughed. I felt warmth emanating from her group, and I desperately wanted to be part of it.

2 reviews for Half Breeds

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    L.L. Madrid

    When I first picked up Sara Codair’s novelette Half Breeds, I was expecting a paranormal tale. While there are demons and pixies aplenty, this is a very human story. The main character Allen is coming of age, and though his struggles are heightened by the paranormal, the reality is that he’s navigating tough subjects like prejudice, sexuality, and consent. Codair handles these issues with humor and grace. It’s easy to empathize with Allen as he battles the raging hormones of both human and demon adolescence burning inside him.

    Half Breeds is an engaging and fun read. I hope that Sara is planning on writing a follow up because I’m dying to know what happens next. I’d also love a prequel about the mysterious Aunty Karin and her pixies, while Karin’s background is hinted at in Half Breeds, but I must know more.

    If you enjoy paranormal stories, YA, humor, romance, or would simply like to support a worthy writer, I urge you to check out Half Breeds.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Artemis Savory

    This is a story for angsty teenagers on the brink of puberty, as well as for those who battle their inner demons daily. We’re all sometimes attracted to those we can do the most damage to, or vice versa, right? But occasionally there’s someone there to help us out. This is a quirky and dangerous story with a delightful friendship and romance.

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