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Imperfection (Pure Blood)

At the center of a war brewing between two packs: her son

Meara Falk always followed her parents' rules, until one night in March when the temptation to let loose changed her life forever.

Nine months later, disowned and with a baby on her hip, she discovers werewolves exist after being on the wrong end of some teeth and claws. During her first change, werewolves attack, stealing her son and driving her out of her home.

Now she’s looking for the man who kidnapped her baby and turned her life upside down. Meara's son is in the middle of a threatened war between two powerful packs. Getting him back will jeopardize the lives of everyone she loves.

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About Phaedra Seabolt

Phaedra Seabolt is the youngest of four and the only girl. She spent her childhood trying to be the best she could be at everything she did which drove her to attend college long enough to attain her master's degree. Now she is a stay at home mom and happily married.

 

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As I got closer to Oak Street, I realized someone was following me. Another jogger is enjoying this beautiful winter morning. He passed me quickly and then stopped. Turning around to face me, I realized I recognized him. His features seemed so familiar to me. He had shoulder length brown hair that was stringy with sweat from his jog. His eyes, though, were an amazing shade of blue. They were what seemed the most familiar to me. They weren’t quite topaz blue, more icy and clear.
I stopped and stared at him, trying to figure out if he could possibly be my baby’s daddy. He began walking toward me.  His massive shoulders swayed as he moved gracefully. Something just didn’t feel right about this entire situation. He looked very similar to the guy I saw in my dreams as being Julian’s dad, but I remembered his eyes being a darker shade of blue. I had also thought he was even more muscular, but boy, I just couldn’t remember exactly. It was all a drunken blur.
“Hey, there. Don’t I know you?” the guy asked as he towered over me.
I could feel my breath coming out in short gasps as I tried to formulate a sentence. “You seem very familiar, but I’m not sure.” My heart was beating wildly, and I wasn’t entirely certain it was from the jogging anymore. Something really felt off about this situation. Looking around, I realized that the campus seemed more empty than normal.
“Yeah, I feel the same way, but I know I’ve seen you somewhere before. Oh, wait…were you at Skipper’s on Green Beer Day?” He was standing right in front of my stroller now. His eyes seemed to be looking for something in my face as he quickly glanced down into the stroller.
“Yeah, I was there a few times that night, although I don’t remember a lot of it. That was one crazy night. It changed my life forever.”
“I can see that. Cute kid. A memento from the evening in question?”
“Uh…yeah.” He kept looking at Julian as though he recognized him. He lifted his head and cocked it to the side a little as he knelt down to get a closer look.
“So where’s his daddy, or do you not know who that is?”
“Oh, he’s around. He’s doesn’t have to worry about losing baby fat like me, and Julian likes to get out, even in the cold.” I hoped that the truth about worrying about baby fat and Julian enjoying our jogs was enough to convince him that the daddy was still in the picture. I could feel my heart speeding up and my palms sweating. This guy could not be the father. There was no way that alcohol could have hidden how much this guy bothered me. I needed to find a way to get away from him. Looking around, I still couldn’t see a single other person around.
He looked up at me through his thick eyelashes. There was this little twinkle in his eyes, and the left side of his mouth quirked up a little into an evil looking smirk.
“I think that you have no idea who his daddy is. For all you know, I’m this kid’s father. Actually I think I am and I think I want my son…now.”
Faster than I ever thought I could move, I grabbed Julian out of the stroller and took off running down Oak Street. The recreational center was down this street, so there had to be someone out and about down here. Someone was always heading in to exercise no matter what time of day it was.
I sprinted as fast as my legs could carry me. They were burning from the exertion, and my feet felt numb from pounding on the pavement. The cold air was no longer comforting as it burned inside my lungs. My cheeks were getting colder by the second as I realized tears were freezing on them from the frigid temperatures.
I no longer heard the sound of footfalls behind me. It almost seemed that maybe he had given up the chase, so I slowed down slightly to look over my shoulder. As my eyes found the sidewalk behind me, the biggest dog of my entire life leapt into the air.
He was solid black with icy blue eyes. His sheer size made me think that he must be part wooly mammoth or some equally large creature. A growl ripped out of his throat as he crashed onto my back. His fully extended claws pierced into my flesh and latched onto me. The instant pain caused me to scream as the smell of blood began to coat the air. I came crashing onto the pavement with only one thought.
I must protect Julian.
Julian began to scream as we landed. I tried to twist my body in order to keep him from hitting the ground in any way, but also trying to cover him to keep the dog from getting to him. Once on the ground, the claws tore away from me, leaving a sickening sound of ripping flesh echoing all around us. I could feel my warm blood running down my back thick and fast. I didn’t have time to think about how much blood was beginning to pool around us when the dog growled again and sunk his teeth into one of my thighs. My body was going numb from all the pain and adrenaline, but I had enough feeling to bring my other leg up and wildly kick towards the massive jaws trying to drag me down the street. One of my kicks connected, causing him to release my leg. I must have angered him even more, though, because the next thing I felt was the dog digging into my side as his jaws latched onto the side of my throat. I could taste the blood as it squirted out my jugular and into the hole in my jaw. It was warm, metallic, and thick. I tried to swallow it back down, but it never quite made it to my throat.
The dog started shaking me like a chew toy, and Julian started squirming against my too-tight grip. His cries distracted the dog from his fun, and he tried to dig into my side to get to my baby. Just as the world was starting to go black, I heard shouts from people nearby and a gunshot. The dog was gone almost instantly and I was left in a puddle of my own cold blood. My rescuers were able to get to me before I was completely gone, saying that I would be okay now and that help was on the way.
If only I believed I would make it that long. – See more at: http://ginaslibrary.info/imperfection-by-phaedra-seabolt-excerpt/#sthash.iW2Z2TnE.dpuf
As I got closer to Oak Street, I realized someone was following me. Another jogger is enjoying this beautiful winter morning. He passed me quickly and then stopped. Turning around to face me, I realized I recognized him. His features seemed so familiar to me. He had shoulder length brown hair that was stringy with sweat from his jog. His eyes, though, were an amazing shade of blue. They were what seemed the most familiar to me. They weren’t quite topaz blue, more icy and clear.
I stopped and stared at him, trying to figure out if he could possibly be my baby’s daddy. He began walking toward me.  His massive shoulders swayed as he moved gracefully. Something just didn’t feel right about this entire situation. He looked very similar to the guy I saw in my dreams as being Julian’s dad, but I remembered his eyes being a darker shade of blue. I had also thought he was even more muscular, but boy, I just couldn’t remember exactly. It was all a drunken blur.
“Hey, there. Don’t I know you?” the guy asked as he towered over me.
I could feel my breath coming out in short gasps as I tried to formulate a sentence. “You seem very familiar, but I’m not sure.” My heart was beating wildly, and I wasn’t entirely certain it was from the jogging anymore. Something really felt off about this situation. Looking around, I realized that the campus seemed more empty than normal.
“Yeah, I feel the same way, but I know I’ve seen you somewhere before. Oh, wait…were you at Skipper’s on Green Beer Day?” He was standing right in front of my stroller now. His eyes seemed to be looking for something in my face as he quickly glanced down into the stroller.
“Yeah, I was there a few times that night, although I don’t remember a lot of it. That was one crazy night. It changed my life forever.”
“I can see that. Cute kid. A memento from the evening in question?”
“Uh…yeah.” He kept looking at Julian as though he recognized him. He lifted his head and cocked it to the side a little as he knelt down to get a closer look.
“So where’s his daddy, or do you not know who that is?”
“Oh, he’s around. He’s doesn’t have to worry about losing baby fat like me, and Julian likes to get out, even in the cold.” I hoped that the truth about worrying about baby fat and Julian enjoying our jogs was enough to convince him that the daddy was still in the picture. I could feel my heart speeding up and my palms sweating. This guy could not be the father. There was no way that alcohol could have hidden how much this guy bothered me. I needed to find a way to get away from him. Looking around, I still couldn’t see a single other person around.
He looked up at me through his thick eyelashes. There was this little twinkle in his eyes, and the left side of his mouth quirked up a little into an evil looking smirk.
“I think that you have no idea who his daddy is. For all you know, I’m this kid’s father. Actually I think I am and I think I want my son…now.”
Faster than I ever thought I could move, I grabbed Julian out of the stroller and took off running down Oak Street. The recreational center was down this street, so there had to be someone out and about down here. Someone was always heading in to exercise no matter what time of day it was.
I sprinted as fast as my legs could carry me. They were burning from the exertion, and my feet felt numb from pounding on the pavement. The cold air was no longer comforting as it burned inside my lungs. My cheeks were getting colder by the second as I realized tears were freezing on them from the frigid temperatures.
I no longer heard the sound of footfalls behind me. It almost seemed that maybe he had given up the chase, so I slowed down slightly to look over my shoulder. As my eyes found the sidewalk behind me, the biggest dog of my entire life leapt into the air.
He was solid black with icy blue eyes. His sheer size made me think that he must be part wooly mammoth or some equally large creature. A growl ripped out of his throat as he crashed onto my back. His fully extended claws pierced into my flesh and latched onto me. The instant pain caused me to scream as the smell of blood began to coat the air. I came crashing onto the pavement with only one thought.
I must protect Julian.
Julian began to scream as we landed. I tried to twist my body in order to keep him from hitting the ground in any way, but also trying to cover him to keep the dog from getting to him. Once on the ground, the claws tore away from me, leaving a sickening sound of ripping flesh echoing all around us. I could feel my warm blood running down my back thick and fast. I didn’t have time to think about how much blood was beginning to pool around us when the dog growled again and sunk his teeth into one of my thighs. My body was going numb from all the pain and adrenaline, but I had enough feeling to bring my other leg up and wildly kick towards the massive jaws trying to drag me down the street. One of my kicks connected, causing him to release my leg. I must have angered him even more, though, because the next thing I felt was the dog digging into my side as his jaws latched onto the side of my throat. I could taste the blood as it squirted out my jugular and into the hole in my jaw. It was warm, metallic, and thick. I tried to swallow it back down, but it never quite made it to my throat.
The dog started shaking me like a chew toy, and Julian started squirming against my too-tight grip. His cries distracted the dog from his fun, and he tried to dig into my side to get to my baby. Just as the world was starting to go black, I heard shouts from people nearby and a gunshot. The dog was gone almost instantly and I was left in a puddle of my own cold blood. My rescuers were able to get to me before I was completely gone, saying that I would be okay now and that help was on the way.
If only I believed I would make it that long. – See more at: http://ginaslibrary.info/imperfection-by-phaedra-seabolt-excerpt/#sthash.iW2Z2TnE.dpuf
I didn’t remember walking down the street, but when I looked up, I saw that I had made it all the way back to Skipper’s. The crowd hadn’t let up at all, but now the sidewalk had taken on a green tint. Glancing inside, I thought I saw someone who looked familiar. Again, I heard someone shout my name, so I squeezed into the entrance and headed toward the back. My name was shouted somewhere closer this time. Spinning around, I just couldn’t tell where it was coming from in the crowd. I stumbled and felt strong arms around my waist that kept me from hitting the floor. Effortlessly he lifted me off the ground and turned me around so that my hands were splayed across his expansive shoulders. Looking up to see who caught me, I realized that my mystery man had found me again.
“Meara. Beautiful Meara. Let’s leave these inebriated fools and find some place to talk. Some place that doesn’t have this noise you college students claim is music.”
I don’t think I could have said no even sober to this man. He led me out the front door, and we walked down the street a little ways. I could see that we were heading toward what looked like a motorcycle. The handlebars were a lot higher in the air than normal, but then again, I saw mostly scooters on campus, which were hardly a comparison. Coming up on it, I could tell it was black with a sloping design. It was higher in the front than the back and had what looked like red interspersed inside the engine. The seat looked like it was only big enough for one person and the man next to me definitely would take up all of it.
“I can’t ride on that! I’ll fall off the back!” I could tell I was slurring a bit. The words felt thick in my mouth and didn’t really want to come out.
“Lass, there’s more than enough room when you are sitting in my lap.” Listening to him this time, I thought I detected an accent in his voice, but I couldn’t place it. He climbed onto the bike and reached over, placing both hands on either side on my hips. Then to my surprise, he picked me up and put me on the bike so that I was basically sitting on the gas tank. He wrapped one arm around my waist and pulled me tight against him before the bike roared to life.
“Get ready for the ride of your short life, lass. This will be something you won’t ever want to forget.”

Ironically, that’s exactly what happened. I blacked out during the ride, and my life has never been the same since.

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