Author: Cambria Hebert Publication Date: November 8, 2013 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
One text can change everything. Honor Calhoun never thought her life would ever be like the books she writes for a living. One morning while out for a run, she learns not all bad things are plots in novels. Some horrors can actually come true. She faces off with a persistent attacker, holds her own, but in the end is taken hostage and thrown into a hole. In the middle of the woods. But Honor didn’t go down there alone. She took her kidnapper’s phone with her. With a spotty signal and a dying battery, her hope is slim. Nathan Reed is an active duty Marine stationed at a small reserve base in Pennsylvania. All he wants is a calm and uneventful duty station where he can forget the memories of his time in a war-torn country. But a single text changes everything. Nathan becomes Honor’s only hope for survival, and he has to go against the clock, push aside his past, and take on a mission for a girl he’s never met. Both of them want freedom… but they have to survive long enough to obtain it.
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As I ran, something darted out from the
side. I jerked, the sudden movement startling me. My stride faltered and I
turned toward whatever it was, but I didn’t see it.
It plowed into me, knocking me over, my
hip taking the brunt of my fall. I grunted in pain and scrambled to get up.
But someone pinned me down.
I shoved at the man, and he glanced
down, his eyes meeting mine. There was something cold in his blue-eyed stare.
Something empty and flat.
Panic bloomed in my chest, spiking
through my body as my heart rate went wild and alarm bells started sounding in
Yes, I read the stories. Yes, I saw it
on the news.
Woman is kidnapped. Search for missing woman continues.
Woman is found beaten and dead.
But that stuff didn’t happen to me. That stuff happened to other people.
Unfortunate women… women that weren’t me.
This isn’t happening to me.
A surge of adrenaline had me bringing
up my knee and catching the man in his balls. He made a high-pitched sound and
fell to the side. I scrambled up and took off, racing down the path, toward the
road that intersected it. If I could make it there, I could flag down a car. I
could find someone to help me.
The earbuds had fallen out of my ears
and hung around my neck, banging into my skin and reminding me that I had my
phone. My phone! As I ran, my hand fumbled, trying to yank it out of the band
around my arm. Finally, I managed to grasp it and I held it up in front of me,
calling up the keypad and dialing.
He tackled me from behind and I fell
face forward, the phone tumbling out of my hands, just ahead, just out of
reach. I cried out and stretched my hand toward my lifeline, desperate to
finish the call.
“You’re going to pay for that, bitch,”
the gruff voice said.
I’d never known such fear in all my
life. I could barely think straight. Straight-laced dread and panic took over
my body, making my limbs feel heavy and numb.
Don’t give in, the voice
inside me screamed.
I bucked like a pony and reached
forward, my hand closing over my phone. Yes!
My joy was extremely short-lived when the man, who was still straddling my
back, snatched it out of my hand and tossed it into the nearby creek.
“No,” I cried, watching it swept away
beneath the surface.
“No one’s going to help you,” the voice
A little about Cambria
I love coffee. I have two kids and two dogs, and 2 cats. I am married
to a US Marine. I have an irrational fear of chickens (they are creepy!), I
love the rain and fall is my favorite season.
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I’ve learned through writing that I am a lot stronger than I ever
thought and that I am way more stubborn than even I realized (trust me I am
Do you have any advice for other
Keep writing. Don’t stop. Be prepared for a long and sometimes hard
road to publication. It’s a touch business but you can do it. Anyone can do it
if you really want it.
What inspired you to write your first book?
This is such a hard question. LOL. You think it would be easy.
Honestly, I just got this character – this person stuck in my head. I started
dreaming about him. One day I decided to write down what I kept thinking. It
grew into a book and I have been writing every since.
Tell us your latest news?
I recently joined the circus! Okay I didn’t. But, I am allergic to
elephants. That’s not recent but it’s true. My latest news is that TEXT is
released!!! I am so incredibly excited about this book. I think it’s my
favorite book of mine in the Take It Off series. I also have another book
coming out in early December called TIPSY!
What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
My favorite shows are The Originals, The Vampire Diaries and Teen Wolf.
I also really like Melissa & Joey – it’s funny.
Favorite foods / Colors/
Favorite Food- Coffee. I also love cereal and Luna Bars.
Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series, the new adult Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com.