Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Chapter post: Sonar The Cyclone by B. Truly





Title: Sonar the Cyclone
Author: B Truly
Series: The Sonar Series (2)
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, SciFi
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 3 2015
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print



Is your destiny determined by what the future has foretold? Or is fate deemed in the hands of what you behold?
The Royal 4 are now back on their home territory of Nazari, determined to get things back to normal. Syira’s forbidden love is being held captive. She is hell-bent on fighting for him despite the immense obstacles. She must find a way to convince her race that Kadeem is not dangerous. Their threat lies from deeper within.
Shiray has accepted her past and is moving forward with her life, but it comes back to haunt her tenfold. That all changes when she stumbles across the truth. Now, she must pick up the pieces of her shattered life.
They are in the calm but know when they approach the dirty side of the Cyclone storm, terrible things will unravel. The future is revealed and they get a glimpse of Fate’s course. Time is not on their side. They must attempt to change their destiny or their world will be doomed.
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Chapter 2



* * * Syira * * *


My father’s mouth hung open and the others eyes grew wide. I gloated. A few seconds later Kadeem reappeared in the chair, still wearing his handcuffs.

“My word!” my father exclaimed. “Does anyone else know about your powers?”
“Only a select few,” Kadeem said.

“Well, let’s keep it that way. You could have escaped. I must admit that counts for something,” he said, sighing. “Syira has told me you two have Soul-searched.”
“Yes,” Kadeem replied.
“Has anyone in your race ever Soul-searched before?”
“No, Sire, not to my knowledge.”
My father contemplated for a minute. “I am willing to give it a trial run by letting you out of your cell. I need to see how my people will react. Anytime you are walking through the palace you will be escorted by Sharaf and Tazman.”
I interrupted my father. “Can he stay in my room? I mean, I’m already pregnant.”
My father turned beet red. John shook his head in disbelief. Sharaf stifled a smile. Tazman’s mouth was in a hard line, and Kadeem seemed amused. My father shook his head, and rubbed his temple as if he had a headache. He regained his composure and to my surprise said, “Very well, but he is to stay in your room at all times. Sharaf and Tazman will guard your door. I will let him come out for meals only, and he will eat with us. I will talk with your brothers and their seconds in command. They will be the only ones to know about your power. I want my people to feel safe. They would be threatened by it, so no one else can know. I don’t expect you will cause any trouble, since you claim to love my daughter.”
“I love her more than my own life.”
My heart swelled. Sonar knows I loved him, too.

“We shall see. This is basically in your hands. I don’t have much control now knowing what you can do.”
“I will not cause any problems and I’ll do exactly what you ask of me. You don’t know how much this means to me. I don’t have anywhere else to go. I can’t return to Polaris. I would like to make this my home.”
“I don’t know how this will work out; this has never happened before. In time, maybe my people will accept you. But it could be a disaster.” He addressed us both. “I am giving you this one chance to prove yourself. I love you, Syira, and that is the only reason I’m agreeing to this.”
“Thank you, Father.”

“You’ll be escorted to Syira’s room when we are done here. We’ll try for a family meal tomorrow at breakfast.”
“I’m grateful for this opportunity,” Kadeem said.
“Father, Kadeem would also like to share some of the Polars’ technology with you. He wants to help us in any way possible.” I beamed.

“That would be very useful. I’ll talk with my specialist, Kanen, and we’ll set up a meeting. Is there anything else?”

I looked at Kadeem. Anything else?
No, just you.
I melted at his endearment. “No, Father, there’s nothing else.”
“Well, this meeting is adjourned.”
Kadeem stood up, and they grabbed his arms. Sharaf still had a grin on his face and Tazman was frowning. He didn’t trust Kadeem, especially after seeing what he could do. Knowing Kadeem could escape if he really wanted to probably made him feel powerless, and no man liked feeling that way.
“Kadeem,” my father said as we were getting ready to leave. “Don’t make me regret this.”


* * * Shiray * * *


We gathered in the conference room after lunch with our seconds. This was about Syira. She had already filled me in through my mind that Kadeem had been let out of holding and would be residing in her room. She was so excited, and I was happy for her, but I was shocked King Julius had agreed to this. It would take a while for my people to adjust, and we would need to set an example. Bryan sat down by me as everyone else was taking their seats.

Do you know what this is about? Bryan sent to me.
Yes, it’s about Syira and Kadeem.
What about them?
Your father released him on a trial basis.
Really? Where they are now? I don’t see them.
They are in her room.

Doing what?
I’m sure you can figure that out.
Bryan’s cheeks flushed and he shook his head. Nile plopped in the seat next to him.

“So what’s this meeting about?” Nile asked.
“You’re about to find out,” Bryan said with a sarcastic smile.
King Julius began, “First off, I want all of you to remember, I am your king. What I say stands.”
Everyone stirred. King Julius continued, “I have let Kadeem out of holding for a trial period.”
There were a few gasps. “I don’t expect you to like it, but I expect for you to respect it. Kadeem has been in prison for months and has not given us any problems. He has betrayed his race by saving my daughter’s life. He and Syira will have a child soon. It is time we face reality and see where his loyalties lie.”
Nile interrupted him. “Father, do you really think this is a wise decision? What if this is a trap?”
“I stand by my decision. Kadeem will be residing in Syira’s room at all times, except for meals, to which Sharaf and Tazman will escort him. He will start by joining us in the morning at breakfast.”
“Father!” Nile tried again.

“Get used to it, Nile. We need to set an example. If our people see we accept him, then they will learn to also.”
“Yes, Sire,” we all said.
Nile was always the skeptical one. Earning his trust was hard to do. But once you did, he was loyal and would never turn his back on you.

“Father, I don’t mean to question your decision. I’m just worried about our people’s safety,”
Nile said.

“I understand your doubts, Nile. But Kadeem could have escaped at any time he chose, and there would have been nothing we could have done about it.”
“What do you mean, Father?” Bryan asked.
“Kadeem’s power.”
“What is it?” Nile asked.
“Teleporting.”
“Teleporting?” Bryan asked with his brow furrowed.
“He can travel at will. So, as you can see; he could have escaped.”
Everyone’s eyes were wide. “You have seen this power for yourself?” Nile asked.

“Yes.”
“Well, I guess he’s earned some trust, knowing what he can do,” Bryan replied.

“I agree,” King Julius said.

“What does this mean, father?” Nile asked. “I have never heard of a power like this.”
“I haven’t either. If he can be trusted, then he could be a useful ally. He has offered us intel about their technology. I am willing to take a risk and see how this all plays out. And no one other than the people in this room is to know about Kadeem’s power. I don’t want to cause a panic,” Julius stated. “Do I make myself clear?”
We all nodded in compliance. “We don’t have a choice in the matter,” Nile whispered.

“Kadeem is loyal. He loves Syira and would never do anything to jeopardize that,” I reassured Nile.
“I hope you’re right,” Nile said.



I knocked on Syira’s bedroom door after the meeting. Sharaf and Tazman were standing guard. They inclined their heads in greeting and I returned the gesture.

“Hey, Shi,” Syira said, opening the door.
“I came to see how you were doing.”
“We’re fine.” She opened the door wider. “Come in.”
I stepped inside. Kadeem was sitting on the edge of the bed.

“Hello, Shiray,” he said, in his deep voice.

The Polars’ golden glow around their irises used to always creep me out, but Kadeem’s honey-brown eyes were actually pretty. Maybe knowing he wouldn’t harm us allowed me to not be intimidated by them and see their true beauty. He was extremely attractive, very tall and muscular. I normally wasn’t attracted to blonds but didn’t think any woman could look at him and not swoon.

“Hi, Kadeem,” I replied, glancing back at Syira. I didn’t want him in that way, of course. But no women liked to see another woman lusting after her man.

“How did the meeting go?” Syira asked.
“It went pretty well, considering. They don’t like it, but have no choice but to obey your father.”
“What did my brothers say?”
“Bryan is more willing to accept it. Nile… not so much. But he’ll come around. You know how he is.”
“Yeah, tell me about it.”

“Do you guys need anything?”
“No, we’re just enjoying each other’s company. Rose will bring our dinner later.”
“I bet you guys are. You haven’t been together in so long.”
Had I really said that out loud? I sounded like Bryan and Nile. They were the vulgar ones. Syira smiled and Kadeem blushed.

“We haven’t reunited yet. We’ve only been talking.” Syira gleamed.
“It’s okay. I don’t need the details,” I said, blushing myself now.
“You started it.”
“I was only joking.”
Kadeem shook his head. “You women really do talk about everything.”
“Yes, we do,” Syira agreed.
I changed the subject. “Your father also said Kadeem will be joining us for breakfast. I think it’s a good idea. It will break the ice.”
“I hope things don’t get stirred up.”
“Try not to worry.” Syira’s eyes darted over to her man. “Well, I’ll let you guys get back to whatever you were doing. Have fun.”
“Oh, we will.” Syira laughed and Kadeem turned crimson. I quickly made my way out of her room. Kudos to Syira. She’d been waiting so long for this day to come, for her and Kadeem to be together openly.


* * * Syira * * *


The shower stopped and I heard Kadeem moving around in the bathroom. Kadeem had just taken a shower in my—well now it was our—bathroom. I felt giddy with this revelation. He had been acting shy around me all day. We hadn’t even kissed. He opened the bathroom door wearing only a towel wrapped around his waist. I gasped. His chest was ripped. His hair was wet and hung slightly past his shoulders. I was sitting in my bed, wearing a long, gold nightgown with lace trim around the cleavage. We gazed at each other and our eyes locked. He bit his lips and I almost came unglued, wanting to jump off of the bed and suckle him.

“You look lovely, my love.”
“Are you sure you’re not just saying that? My stomach is starting to get big.”
“It makes you even more appealing to me.”
I blushed. “I put some clothes in the big chest for you. There are some bed pants in the top drawer.”
He opened the drawer, pulled out some pants, and went back into the bathroom to change. When he came out he pranced slowly over to me.

“Are you tired?” he asked.
“Not really. Is everything okay? You’ve been acting kind of shy.”
He smiled. “I’m fine. I’ve just been enjoying being with you. This is the first time we’ve been together freely in your room with everyone knowing.”
“Yeah, the other time you were here, you snuck in.” I beamed at him, and squeezed his hand. He shivered. “I bet we are the talk of the palace.”
“At least no one has barged in outraged, so it’s going well from my point of view.”
“No one would dare cross my father.”
“He must be very powerful. What are his powers, if I may ask?”
“His powers are telekinesis and force fields. He is powerful, but more than that, my people respect him.”
“You have obtained both of your powers from him.”
“Yes, I have. My mother could read minds. She could also enter into someone’s dreams as well as make fire.”
“She was very formidable.”
“Yes, she was. I miss her terribly, but let’s not talk about her now. It will only make me sad.”

“I understand.”
“Anyhow, I’m so excited. Is this really happening, or am I dreaming?” He pinched me playfully. “Ouch!”
“You’re awake. I’m happy, too. I never thought this would happen, either. But I’ve always told you to have faith.” He touched my stomach and the baby kicked.

“Did he just move?” he asked, his eyes wide. I nodded. “That was amazing.”
“You want a boy, huh?”
“A boy would be nice, but I would love a girl also. It doesn’t matter. What about you?”
“It doesn’t matter to me, either.” He took a deep breath. “Kadeem, why haven’t you kissed me all day?”
He appeared surprised that I was being so forthcoming. He licked his lips. My breathing accelerated. He leaned closer to me, and grabbed my face. Then he captured my lips. I moaned and returned his kiss. I slid my hand in his hair and he pulled me even closer to him. He decided we’d waited long enough and wasn’t holding back as we kissed intensely.

“It’s been so long since we’ve been together,” he said, breathing heavily in my ear. “I’ve missed you so much.”
“I missed you, too.”

He returned his mouth to mine. Then he laid me on top of him, and I felt pure bliss staring into the golden depths of his eyes. I saw there the love he held for me. I’m sure I mirrored the same look in mine. He glided both of his hands gently through my hair.

“You are so beautiful.”
I swooned. This was the happiest moment in my life. I felt safe and free. This was a memory I would never forget. The day that my and Kadeem’s life really began.



The sunlight beamed against my eyelids as I opened them. I felt warmth lying next to me. I had my back to his front and he had one of his arms wrapped around my waist. I inhaled his scent. Umm, he smelled so good. He was still asleep and seemed so peaceful. His golden, dirty blond hair cascaded around his perfectly sculpted face. He was the one who was beautiful. I traced my finger over his cheek and his eyes fluttered.
“Good morning, my love,” he said in a low, husky voice.

“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to wake you. You look so peaceful when you sleep.”
“This is the best sleep I’ve ever had.”

“I’m glad you slept well. I did, too.”
“When do we need to be downstairs?”
I glanced at the time on the night stand. “We have time. Do you want to get ready?”
“No, not yet. I would like to stay in bed with you for as long as possible. I can really get used to this.”
“You are so sweet.”
He rolled his eyes. “Only with you.”
I wrapped my arms around his neck and he hugged me back tightly. “It shouldn’t take us long to get dressed,” I said kissing him. “Let’s continue what we started last night.”
“You’re a demanding little thing.”

“Shut up and kiss me.”

“We’re ready,” I told Sharaf and Tazman, who were waiting to escort us. They walked on each side of Kadeem. I was in front of them. Everyone stared as we made our way downstairs. Some Kadanans appeared shocked, others angry, and, surprisingly, some looked amused. As long as my father backed me, they would honor his request. I glanced at Kadeem. His face was impassive. I couldn’t tell what he was thinking. I kept my head high as I strolled into the dining room.
My father, John, Shi, my brothers, and their seconds were there. I sat across from Shi and Bryan. Kadeem sat down next to me. Sharaf and Tazman stepped a few feet away. I tried not to pay attention to how everyone glared. You could feel the tension radiating in the room.

“Hello, Father.”

“Good morning, Syira. I trust you didn’t have any problems yesterday?”
“No, we didn’t, Your Highness,” Kadeem answered.
“Very well, let’s eat,” my father stated.
“Hi, Shi,” I said.

“Hey, Syira … Kadeem,” Shi replied.
“Bryan, this is Kadeem. You two have never been formally introduced.”
“Hello,” Bryan spoke congenially.

“It’s nice to meet you, Bryan.”
At least Bryan was nice about it. Nile sat a couple of seats down and you could all but see the fumes coming off him. I definitely wasn’t going to introduce them. I introduced him to Nazar and the other seconds instead. The rest of breakfast went fairly well. Shi and I talked and included Kadeem in the conversation.
“You seem to be adjusting,” Shi told Kadeem.
“Things are definitely looking up now that I am with Syira.”
“You do seem to truly care for my sister,” Bryan acknowledged.

“Very much so.”
“Good. Then I won’t have to tell you what would happen if you ever hurt my only sister,” Bryan said with an amused expression.
Kadeem stifled a grin. “I would expect no less.”
“Do you have any plans today, Syira?” Shi asked.
“Kadeem has to stay in my room except for meals. So unless Father has business to discuss, I’ll be with him.”
“Well, Kadeem, keep doing what you are. And hopefully my people will come around,” Bryan said.

“I think once the baby comes it will help with the situation,” Shi added.

“It really doesn’t matter what anyone thinks, honestly. It’s not going to change anything,” I said, glancing down at my stomach.
“It will work out, somehow,” Shi encouraged.

“And we will support you no matter what, Syira,” Bryan said.



The saying “It’s too good to be true” sprang to mind. After breakfast, Kadeem went ahead, escorted by Tazman and Sharaf. I told him I would only be a moment while I spoke with Rose, one of our maidens. Not a minute later, I heard an altercation down the hall. Rose and I dashed around the corner. Petar, a lieutenant in John’s unit, was in Kadeem’s face, along with his comrade, whose name I couldn’t remember.

“This Polar can’t be trusted to roam free,” Petar spat.

“What is the meaning of this?” Petar’s comrade asked.
“Those are King Julius’ orders,” Sharaf countered.
“I will have a word with the king,” Petar challenged.
I waltzed right in front of Petar the a-hole. “Who are you to question my father’s orders?”
Petar’s dull brown eyes grew wide for a second, and then he regained his composure.

“Your Highness, I meant no disrespect, but he is a spy. We can’t fall into his trap.”
“Kadeem is no spy. We were raised to judge only if one has been found guilty.”
“I care about your safety, Your Highness, as well as my people. Why do you defend our enemy’s son?”
A crowd gathered, and I didn’t know how to diffuse this situation. Kadeem’s mouth formed a tight line but he said nothing.

“Kadeem’s no concern of yours, Petar. You should keep your comments to yourself.”
“You seem to know him personally. Are you vouching for him?”
“Petar…” Sharaf warned.
I raised my hand to silence Sharaf. I appreciated him coming to my aid, but I was about to put this prick in his place. “I am.” Petar’s forehead wrinkled and he appeared to be calculating.

“Are you carrying his child?” Petar dared ask. There were several gasps and intakes of breath. “I think we have a right to know. And if that’s the case, it’s blasphemy you are carrying.”
A scarlet aura invaded my vision and I was unaware of what happened next. Petar went hurling through the air. He crashed into the hall pillar and fell, out cold.

Chapter 3 is being hosted by My World  on October 28




I have wanted to be an author since I was fifteen years old and grateful to have accomplished this dream. I have three wonderful children and a husband who defines the person I am today. I work full-time as an Ultrasound technologist in Sugarland, Texas.
I have very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. I like to read, watch tons of TV shows, and movies. I’m addicted to romance and get a thrill out of action and suspense. I write New Adult Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Paranormal-Romance.
In the Sonar series it was fun to explore different elements of Sci-fi romance and create various realms of powers for my characters. I want to show my readers that Sci-fi can be fun, but also traumatic. I hope you guys enjoy the Sonar Series.


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4 comments:

  1. Thank You For Sharing Sonar the Cyclone by B Truly with your readers

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