Exclusive: L.E. Sterling’s TRUE STORM Excerpt, Plus Giveaway

Celebrate the end of the TRUE BORN trilogy with a chance to win!

L.E. Sterling’s True Born trilogy is coming to an end next month with the release of True Storm!

The series follows Lucy Fox, who lives in a world where genetics have been ravaged by plague, landing people in one of three categories: True Borns enhanced by the chaos, Splicers who use science and medicine to fight their shortened lifespan, and Lasters, whose DNA is so corrupted that they could die at any moment. By age 18, everyone knows which category they fall into– except Lucy and her twin sister, Margot. When Margot goes missing, Lucy teams up with two powerful True Borns, Nolan and Jared, to get her back.

Book three sees Lucy’s world turned upside down as her family is betrayed and she’s forced toward a political marriage as her city lies on the brink of war. Can she gain the strength she needs to live life on her own terms?

In an exclusive excerpt provided by Entangled Teen, we get a glimpse at the relationship between Lucy and her True Born bodyguard Jared, the two of whom are constantly pulling at each other’s heartstrings. To say these two are intense is the understatement of the year!

Another laugh, this one not at all pleasant. “God, Lu, do you think I’m actually in control here? You,” he says, his lips coming so close to mine I can almost feel them on my flesh. He brushes them lightly, and the already swollen flesh lights up again. “You,” he says again, his voice dropping into a purr as with one hand, he strokes my hair, “you’re like a drug. I can’t get enough of you, can’t break away no matter how hard I try.”

I push at his chest and force him to let me down. “You make it sound terrible,” I grumble.

His voice and eyes are ragged, wild, as he tells me with conviction, “It is terrible.”

“Jared,” I warn.

Blond curls fall over his handsome face as he takes my cheeks lightly in his hands. I reach up and curl my own fingers over his, remembering what those hands can do. How could such brilliant, clever hands be capable of such violence? Like his hands, this man has the ability to make me feel as though I’m flying through the air one minute, bruised and sinking the next.

I try to look away, sick of the hurt, but he won’t let me. Staring intently into my eyes, he whispers my name like a prayer. “Don’t you get it? It’s ripping my guts out because I have never felt this way before. I need to be near you like I need oxygen. And I know full well I can’t have you.”

True Storm (True Born #3) is out May 1, 2018. You can preorder it via…

Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Indiebound | Kobo | Entangled Publishing


Want to dive into the full trilogy? We’re giving away a newly released paperback copy of True Storm, the second book in the trilogy, to help you on your journey through Dominion! Simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.

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Lucy’s twin sister, Margot, may be safely back with her—but all is not well in Plague-ravaged Dominion City. The Watchers have come out of hiding, spreading chaos and death throughout the city, and suddenly Lucy finds herself under pressure to choose her future: does it lie with her handsome new friend, Alastair; her guardian, the enigmatic True Born leader Nolan Storm; or the man who makes her heart trip, her savage True Born bodyguard Jared Price?

But while Lucy ponders her path, fate has other plans. Betrayal is a cruel lesson, and the Fox sisters can hardly believe who is behind the plot against them. To survive this deadly game of politics, Lucy is forced to agree to a marriage of convenience. But is the DNA of her will stronger than the forces opposing her? And can she turn the tide against the oncoming storm?

As they say in Dominion, rogue genes can never have a happy ending…


L.E. Sterling had an early obsession with sci-fi, fantasy and romance, to which she remained faithful through an M.A. in creative writing and a PhD in English literature––where she completed a thesis on magical representation.

She is the author of cult hit YA novel The Originals (under pen name L.E. Vollick) and the Urban Fantasy Pluto’s Gate. True Born, first in the True Born trilogy, won the Athena Award® from the RWA. Originally hailing from Parry Sound, Ontario, L.E. spent most of her summers roaming across Canada in a van––inspiring her writing career. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada.

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Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary

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