⭐️ Blog Tour ** Excerpt ** Breaking Through by D. Nichole King ⭐️

BREAKING THROUGH by d. Nichole King
Two years after her brother Nate died during a Navy operation, aquator Nautia Olson’s nightmares began, and her ability to manipulate water became erratic. Anger, fear, joy, desire—they all trigger disaster.
Now, the Navy wants her for a top-secret mission, but Captain Riley Barton has his reservations. He’s read her file. He knows the damage she’s capable of, and yet—
She’s powerful.
If he
can harness her ability—break through her walls—
She’ll be unstoppable.
I can’t move. My arms, my legs, they won’t budge.
It’s pitch-black, but I think I’m inside of something. Something long and smalla capsule, maybe? Stretched out above my head, my fingers touch cold metal. Whatever I’m inside of is only as long as I
am. I wouldn’t have much wiggle room, even if I could move. I don’t know how I got here or how long I’ve been tied up. I do a quick mental scan, searching for any piece of information. Nothing. I can’t even recall my own name.
What I do know is I’m running out of oxygen. Each breath comes shorter, faster, and if I can’t control it soon, I’ll pass out before I figure out what’s going on. I close my eyes, suck in one deep breath, and let it out through puckered lips.
Calm down.
Slow your heart rate.
What I tell myself comes from memory, though I have no clue where it came from.
Whatever it is, though, it works. Somehow, my body is trained to go into hibernation mode on mental command. Now I need to figure out how to get out of here. With my eyes still closed, I
concentrate on the smell of my prison. The more I know about this box, the better my chances are of escaping. The tang of what I inhale reminds me of burnt metal and rubber. There’s another scent too, one I can’t place, even though my brain insists I know. I dig deeper, filing through blank spaces that aren’t
supposed to be empty. I probably shouldn’t be spending precious energy on it, but something tells me this strange odor is important.
Bright light pours over my face, and my eyelids fly open. Above me, sunlight streams
through a circular window. I don’t know how long it will last, so I quickly
confirm that I am inside some sort of capsule with silver metal walls. I also confirm that I was right earlier: the tube is small, barely big enough to fit my body. The window sits exactly six
inches from the tip of my nose, though I have no idea how I know that. I see nothing above me except blue skies. I don’t hear anything outside either. I tug at the restraints holding me in place, but they don’t give. And then I feel something, something on the outside. The capsule I’m in is moving—upward. Shit.
Calm down. Relax. Slow your heart rate, I repeat to myself.
It’s working. My body is responding— Until I begin to free fall. I’m not in it for long before the tube hits water. I know it’s water because of the buoyancy of the capsule. But I know because of something else too—I feel it. Surrounding me, the water gives off its own energy, almost as if it’s surrendering to me, willing me to control it. Which makes no sense.
Above me, the sunlight begins to refract as it struggles to break through the water now covering the tiny window. That’s when I realize I’m sinking. Deeper, deeper underwater.
As the light fades, the panic inside me rises. I try the calming mantra again, but nothing happens. Drops of water fall onto my forehead. The seal around my window creaks under the pressure of the water.
I’m going to drown.
I struggle against the restraints. Twisting my body. Pulling at my wrists and ankles. I yank and kick, but it’s in vain. I’m trapped.
“Fuck!” I scream.
Water sprays in from the seal, salty like the ocean, and suddenly I register where I am—in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of South Korea. Except, I still don’t know why I’m here or how I got here.
What  I do know is that this is where I’m going to die.

d. Nichole King
Born and raised in Iowa, d. Nichole King writes her stories close to home. There’s nothing like small-town Midwest scenery to create the perfect backdrop for an amazing tale.
She wrote her first book in junior high and loved every second of it. However, she couldn’t bring herself to share her passion with anyone. She packed it away until one day, with the encouragement of her husband, she sat down at the computer and began to type. Now, she can’t stop.
When not writing, d. is usually curled up with a book, scrapbooking, or doing yet another load of laundry.
Along with her incredible husband, she lives in small-town Iowa with her four adorable children and their dog, Peaches.
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I have to tell you that I don’t usually read this genre. At.All.
Surprisingly, I discovered some good stories in the anthology « Beneath The cape – The SuperHero Anthology ». The first part of Breaking through appeared in that one.
I really enjoyed it and I couldn’t wait to read the whole book where I could follow these characters’ journey. And I was captivated! D. Nichole King knows how to make you travel into her stories and make you feel. It was suspenseful, addictive , heart melting and with some awesome laugh out loud humor. Get ready for some action here! Friendship, love, and superpowers! Kick ass story!!

It was a wonderful reading through Nautia’s journey of growing into herself, to challenge her own abilities, and damn Riley, her superior, just wow! I was in love with this character but reading again his thoughts made me falling more for him! He’s a keeper!
She, and other students were chosen for a top-secret mission, a dangerous one, where characters were showing their true colors and facing their fears.

How to manage her instability? He manipulates water. She was an essential element to succeed the mission but she was a bomb, threatening to explode at any moment. If she had to succeed the mission, she had to control her powers, not let them control her. It was a long path full of pitfalls, where betrayal, love were melting, keeping me on my toes. She was tormented by her twin’s death and wanted to save her brother’s memory. She wasn’t expecting to fall for Riley who was managing the mission. Holy guacamole, their chemistry was off the charts!

Riley couldn’t let fall for her and even if he had to the strongest, to stay away, he couldn’t. He was mesmerized by her. A siren. This character didn’t disappoint. Supportive, sweet, and caring, I was totally rooting for him and Nautia. They made such a great team.  Nautia was a mystery and he wanted to know all her deepest secrets. And again … sigh. All I can say that the author knows to write as much bad ass heroines but their match??? Just freaking awesome. High five!

As the story unfolds, I couldn’t put it down! I was caught into this whirlwind story. Intense, with a lot of action, some smoking hot parts, and endearing characters. I wish they could all have their story, because I got attached to them, and especially Nautia’s best friend, Kray, an enigma!

All the characters were great, each have some awesome and interesting abilities. I loved to watch Nautia growing, developing her powers. The story flaws so easily, with no time out! It was fascinating to see how each character was struggling and managing their powers. The storyline was so refreshing! I was really impressed, I just wished some parts of the plot, (mostly about the incredible twist about Nautia) were more expanded, it was a little rushed to me but it didn’t ruined it at all, but I could be more enjoyable to me.

*** My rating : ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ***

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