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February 1, 2014

CASSIDY JONES by Elise Stokes




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Cassidy Jones Adventure
Book One

Elise Stokes

 Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula (Cassidy Jones Adventures, #1)
 Published (first published December 13th 2010)

                                                  This is an alternate cover image.
                                                      (ISBN 10: 0615377130 
                                                   (ISBN13: 9780615377131)


One Girl. One Accident. One Incredible Superhero.  
(from Goodreads)

One Girl. One Accident. One Incredible Superhero.

Cassidy Jones is your typical fourteen-year-old— that is, until a seemingly harmless accident in the laboratory of a world-renowned geneticist turns her world upside down.

Discovering incredible strength, speed, and enhanced physical senses that defy logic, Cassidy embarks on an action-packed adventure that has her fighting for answers…and for her very life.

Chapter Nine
(compliments of Michael Lorde)

Chapter Nine: A New Friend
Summary: Cassidy takes Emery into her confidence.

We sat on opposite benches, our knees a foot apart.
Emery watched me curiously while I considered
how to start. I resorted to small talk.

“Uh, Emery, so where do you live?”

“We rent a condo near Wallingford,” he answered
patiently, making no attempt to elaborate.

“Oh.” I touched my forehead. “Were you born in

“No, Washington, D.C.” Placing his forearms on
his knees, he leaned forward. “How did you hurt your

I dropped my hand. “Funny. That’s what I want to
talk to you about.”

Intently looking at my face, he waited for me to

I touched my nose. “Before yesterday, I had freckles.
They were light, but they were there.”

Narrowing his eyes on my nose, he attempted to

Taking a deep breath, I continued, “Sorry, that didn’t
make any sense. Let me put it this way—I had freckles
when I went to your mom’s lab with my dad.”

His expression became so intense, frightening
almost, that I hesitated. My feelings about him were
conflicted. He made me uneasy. Everything about him
was so foreign.

Emery’s voice took on a soothing tone. “I understand
that you injured your head in my mom’s lab. Please, tell
me how. You can trust me. I want to help you.”

I searched his eyes. It was difficult to penetrate
through the blackness, adding to my unease. “I don’t
think you can.”

Impulsively, or maybe intentionally, he grabbed
my hand, holding it between his. “Please, tell me,” he

I took another deep, tortured breath. “Your mom
had something cooking in beakers on that Bunsen
burner near the coffeemaker. While Dad interviewed
her, I sat on a stool next to them. The stool collapsed
and I fell, knocking everything over onto the table.
When the liquids ran together, they formed this white
cloud, and I breathed it in. It’s difficult to explain exactly
what happened. My whole body felt like it was on fire,
melting from the inside, and then everything went
black. I guess I passed out or something. Afterward, I

Elise Stokes
Author Bio-

Elise Stokes lives with her husband and four children. She was an elementary school teacher before becoming a full-time mom. With a daughter in middle school and two in high school, Elise's understanding of the challenges facing girls in that age range inspired her to create a series that will motivate girls to value individualism, courage, integrity, and intelligence. The stories in Cassidy Jones Adventures are fun and relatable, and a bit edgy without taking the reader uncomfortably out of bounds. Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula, Cassidy Jones and Vulcan's Gift, and Cassidy Jones and the Seventh Attendant are the first three books in the series. Book Four, Cassidy Jones and the Luminous, will be released in 2014.

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1 comment:

Elise Stokes said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful feature, Gayle! I appreciate it. :)