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简介:本文档为《Christine Feehan - Drake Sisters 04 - Dangerous Tidespdf》,可适用于高等教育领域,主题内容包含DangerousTidesMagicSistersBookByChristineFeehanJOVEBOOKSNEWYORKTHEBERKLEYP符等。

DangerousTidesMagicSistersBookByChristineFeehanJOVEBOOKSNEWYORKTHEBERKLEYPUBLISHINGGROUPPublishedbythePenguinGroupPenguinGroup(USA)IncHudsonStreetNewYorkNewYorkUSAPenguinGroup(Canada)AlcornAvenueTorontoOntarioMVBCanada(adivisionofPearsonPenguinCanadaInc)PenguinBooksLtdStrandLondonWCRORLEnglandPenguinGroupIrelandStStephen’sGreenDublinIreland(adivisionofPenguinBooksLtd)PenguinGroup(Australia)CamberwellRoadCamberwellVictoriaAustralia(adivisionofPearsonAustraliaGroupPtyLtd)PenguinBooksIndiaPvtLtdCommunityCentrePanchsheelParkNewDelhiIndiaPenguinGroup(NZ)CnrAirborneandRosedaleRoadsAlbanyAucklandNewZealand(adivisionofPearsonNewZealandLtd)PenguinBooks(SouthAfrica)(Pty)LtdSturdeeAvenueRosebankJohannesburgSouthAfricaPenguinBooksLtdRegisteredOffices:StrandLondonWCRORLEnglandThisisaworkoffictionNames,characters,places,andincidentseitheraretheproductoftheauthor'simaginationorareusedfictitiously,andanyresemblancetoactualpersons,livingordead,businessestablishments,events,orlocalesisentirelycoincidentalThepublisherdoesnothaveanycontroloveranddoesnotassumeanyresponsibilityforauthororthirdpartywebsitesortheircontentDANGEROUSTIDESAJoveBookpublishedbyarrangementwiththeauthorPRINTINGHISTORYJovemassmarketeditionJulyCopyrightbyChristineFeehanCoverdesignbyGeorgeLongCoverillustrationbyDanO'LearyTextdesignbyKristindelRosarioISBN:IJOVEJoveBooksarepublishedbyTheBerkleyPublishingGroup,adivisionofPenguinGroup(USA)Inc,HudsonStreet,NewYork,NewYorkJOVEisaregisteredtrademarkofPenguinGroup(USA)IncThe"J"designisatrademarkbelongingtoPenguinGroup(USA)IncPRINTEDINTHEUNITEDSTATESOFAMERICAThisbookisspecialtomebecauseitwaswrittenformybabysister,NanciGoodacreAtatimeinmylifewhenfewpeoplebelievedIcouldeverpublishabook,notonlydidshegivemeencouragement,butshealsogavemehelp,typingupmyhandwrittenstoriesonanoldwordprocessoruntilallhoursofthenightShe'sawonderfulmother,anexcellentnurse,butmostofall,she'swhatthesebooksarereallyaboutloveoffamily,strength,themagicofsistersandabsolutesupportwhenyouneeditthemost!ForChristine'sReadersBesuretogotohttp:wwwchristinefeehancommemberstosignupforherPRIVATEbookannouncementlistandgetaFREEEXCLUSIVEChristineFeehananimatedScreensaverPleasefeelfreetoemailheratChristinechristinefeehancomShewouldlovetohearfromyouAcknowledgmentsIwasluckyenoughtofindWillPrater,thepilotoftheHueyhelicopteroftenusedforoverwater,shorthaulrescueontheNorthernCaliforniacoastintheveryareawheremymythicaltownofSeaHavenislocatedHespenthourswithme,showingmerescueequipment,videosofactualrescuesandthehelicopteritselfHepatientlyexplainedeveryphaseoftherescueandansweredsomanyquestionsHeandthemenoftheCaliforniaDepartmentofForestry,especiallythosemanningtheHowardForestStation,areextraordinarymenperformingaheroicserviceChapterOneThewindmoaned,asoftpitchthatroseslowlyintoaneeriewailingcry,almostasifavoicesummonedhimWavescrashedonthejaggedrocks,foamedwhiteandsentsprayhighintotheairThesoundwasdeafening,bigthunderousboomsechoingalongthecliffsHeavyrainhadleftthecliffsunstable,butDrewMadisonignoredthewarningsignsandclimbedoverthefencetoslipandslidehiswaythroughthesoft,crumblingdirtclosetotheedgeThewaterchurnedandboiled,adarkbeckoningbrewfarbelowthejuttingcliffsThesightwasmesmerizingAshardashetried,hecouldnotpullhisfascinatedgazeawayorstoplisteningtothevoicesmurmuringinthethundercallingcallingHewipedhishandoverhisfacetoclearhisheadHisskinwaswet,buthewasn'tcertainifitwasthedrizzlingrainorhisowntearsThewavesboomedagain,thistimethesoundhollowtohisears,alostsoulashauntedashewasAsummonsHeforcedhishandsoverhisearstodrownoutthemournfulhowl,butthewindstruckathim,demandingattention,insistentthathelistenHestumbledback,shakinghishead,slipped,teeteringforjustamomentLetgoLetgoThevoicesinthewindurgedhimFreedomwasasteportwoaway"No!"HeshookhisheadandfeltbehindhimforthesecurityofthefenceHisfingersgrippedthewoodsotighthisknucklesturnedwhiteHestareddownathishands,forcinghisgazefromtheroilingwaterbelowHehadtotellsomeone,makethemunderstandwhatwasgoingonButwhowastheretotellThey'dlockhimupifhetoldthemthetidesweredangerousSomethinglivedthere,anditwashungryHannahDrakestoodonthecaptain'swalkfacingtheseaThewindbeatatherwithunusualfury,sendingherlonghairwhippingacrossherfaceWavespoundedrelentlessly,andsomewhereinthedistanceshethoughtsheheardacryofalarmHannahsteppedclosertotheprotectiverailingandturnedinthedirectionshethoughttheelusivesoundhadcomefromThreetimesnowshe'dfeltuneasyandthreetimesshe'dfailedtofindthesourceSheglancedatherhomeHersisterswaitedforher,theirwarmthandhappinessfillingupthecoldemptiness,butshecouldn'tgotothemyetShehadtomakeonemoretryShethrewherheadbackandstaredupattheskyCloudspartiallyobscuredthemoon,castingdarkshadowsoverthelightHerbreathlodgedinherthroatasshecaughtsightofthedoubleringaroundthemoondarkredtoblack"Hannah!"LibbyDrakecalled"ComesavemeI'mgettingpickedon!"HannahdrewhersweatercloseraroundherandhurriedbackintothesafehavenofherhomeTroublewascomingverysoon,butshedidn'tknowwhereoratwhomitwouldstrikeSheneededthelaughterandcamaraderieofhersisterstodispelthefeargrowinginsideofherSometimeshergiftswereacurseLibbyslippedherarmaroundHannahastheywentdownthestairstogether"YouokayYou'reshiveringwithcold""I'mfineI'mlookingforwardtoourgettogethertonight,"Hannahreplied,huggingLibbycloseJusttouchingLibbycouldsootheawayherfearsSheforcedasmileasshejoinedhersisters,throwingherselfonthefloorinthewarmcircle"Sotellmewhyyou'reallpickingonLibby"SheglancedonelasttimetowardawindowandthenturnedawayTherewasnothingshecoulddo,sosheturnedherattentiontohersistersandtheenjoymenttheyalwaysbroughther"AllIsaidwas,I'mtiredofbeingGoodyTwoshoesI'mchangingmyimagecompletelyandbecomingabadgirl,"Libbyannounced"Libby,youcrackmeup,"SarahDrakesaidtoheryoungersister"Youdon'thaveameanboneinyourbodyYoucouldn'tbeabadgirlifyoutried"LibbyscowledatSarahandthenglaredatthecircleoffacessurroundingher"IamnottheGoodyTwoshoesyouallthinkIam""Oh,really"JoleyDrakeraisedaneyebrowfromwhereshewassprawledoutonthefloor"Nameonepersoninthisworldyou'dliketoseetakeaflighttoMarsSomeoneyouutterlydespise"Laughterrangthroughthelivingroom"Nowayisthatpossible"HannahleanedovertokissLibbyonhertemple"Wealladoreyou,hon,butyoureallydon'thaveitinyoutobeabadgirlNotlikemeorJoley"Shelookedattheyoungestsister"OrElle"ThelaughterincreasedandElleshrugged"It'stheredhairItakenoresponsibilityformy…er…interestingpersonality""It'swaymorefuntobebad,"Joleysaid,unrepentant"Nooneexpectsyoutodotherightthingandyou'reneverreallyintroubleMomandDadneverexpectedmetobepoliteandkindwhenweweregrowingupTheyspentalltheirtimetellingmetocensormyself"Shereachedforacookieandsatuptodrinkhertea"ItriedtoexplainIwascensoring,thatfivethingscameintomyheadandIpickedtheleastoffensive,buttheystillweren'tthrilled"EllegrinnedatJoleyoverherteacup"Theygotusedtobeingcalledintotheprincipal'sofficeatschoolIwasreallygladIcameafteryouYoupavedthewayformeIarguedwiththeteachersovereverythingandthecounselorsaidIhadproblemswithauthorityfigures""Theycouldneveractuallycatchmeatanything,"Hannahsaid,breathingonherfingernailsandpolishingthemwithasatisfiedair"OneortwooftheteacherssuspectedIhadsomethingtodowithfrogspouringoutofthedesksofgirlswhoweren'tverynicetome,butnoonecouldactuallyproveit"Libbysighed"IwanttobelikethatIdetestbeingthegoodgirl""Butyouareagoodgirl,"Katepointedout,pattingLibby'sknee"Youcan'thelpitEvenasakidyouhadcausesYoucouldn'tgetintotroublebecauseyouweretoobusysavingtheworldThat'snotabadthing""Andyoudon'tthinkmeanthings,Libby,"Abigailadded"Itisn'tinyou""You'reresponsible,"Sarahsaid"That'sagoodthing"Libby,sittingcrossleggedonthefloor,coveredherfacewithherhands,groanedaloudasshetippedovertolandwithherheadinHannah'slap"NoIt'ssoboringI'mjustplainboringIwanttobebadtotheboneWildUnpredictableAnythingbutgoodoldsteadyLibby""I'lldyeyourhairforyou,Lib,"Joleyoffered"Hotpinktipsandstreaksofpinkandpurple"Libbypeekedoutaroundherfingers"IcannotpossiblyhavehotpinktipsandstreaksofpinkandpurpleandbetakenseriouslywhenIgotothehospitaltoworkCanyouimaginethereactionofmypatients"Joleyfrowned"That'sthepoint,LibYouwantareactionThrowcautionandgoodsensetothewindChangingyourhaircolorisn'tgoingtomakeyoulessofadoctorYou'reasrespectedasanydoctorcouldget"LibbydroppedherhandsfromherfaceandreachedforanallimportantcookieSheneededcomfortfood"I'mscheduledtogoonarunwiththeDoctorsWithoutBordersIcan'tgotoAfricawithhotpinkhair""SureyoucanThekidswillloveit,"Joleyinsisted"It'sdifferentwithyou,JoleyYou'reamusicianPeopleexpectyoutobewildandcrazyIhavetolookacertainway""Why"TheplateofcookieswasemptyandJoleywavedtowardthekitchenOncue,theplateroseintotheairandsailedtowardthekitchenwherethearomaoffreshlybakedcookieswaftedoutintothelivingroom"Joley'sshowingoff,"Ellesaid"Ittookherforevertolearnthat"JoleyswattedatEllewitharolledupnewspaper"ItdidnotIcoulddothatbeforeyouwerebornGetwiththeprogram,Hagatha,we'retryingtoteachLibbyhowtobeabadgirl""TalkaboutHagatha,"Elledefendedherself"Itriedtowakeyouupthismorningandyoumaderudenoisesandthreatenedtotossmeoffthetowerintoaseafilledwithsharks"JoleypokedLibby"See,honThat'showtobeabadgirlDidIgetupanddothevacuuminglikehermajestywantedmetodoNo,Isleptinandshediditforme""Asif"Ellesnorted"Ididn'tdoyourjobLibbydiditsoyoucouldcatchuponyoursleepwhichyouwouldn'tneedifyouweren'tupatallhoursofthenight"Acollectivegroanwentup"Libby,youdidn't"JoleytriedtosounddisappointedbutsheonlymanagedtochokeonlaughterLibbyduckedherheadsothatherblackhairfellinacloudaroundherfaceandshoulders"IthoughtyoumightneedafewextrahoursItwasn'tabigdeal"SarahhuggedLibby"Youareincredibleanddon'tevenrealizeit""No,I'mnot,"Libbyinsisted"IwanttobeaHagathaIjustdon'twanttocolormyhairSorry,Joley,thanksfortrying,butseriously,pinkhairisn'tforme"Joleygrinnedather"Thereyougo,tryingnottohurtmyfeelingsWeneedaschoolforbadgirlsItwouldbetheonlytimeinyourlifeyougotlessthananA"Libbyliftedherchinandglaredatheryoungersister"IcouldgetanAinbadgirlclassIalwaysgetA's"Joleyshrugged"ItriednottogetgoodgradesOnceyoustart,themomandpopwantittocontinueThenyou'restuck"HannahnudgedJoleywithherfoot"GoodphilosophyWishI'dthoughtofit"Shewavedherhandtowardthekitchen"AndyouneverstayontaskWemightallperishwithoutcookies""Didyoudotheoneswiththatbutterfrostingyoumake,Hannah"Kateasked"Ilovethose""Foryou"HannahsmiledatKatebutturnedtogiveSarahahardlook"ButnotforyouYousidedwithJonasHarringtonoverthemovietheothernightYou'reinthedoghousesonofrostingonyourcookies""Hannah,"Sarahprotested"Youcan'tdeprivemeforlikingamovieyoudidn'tlike""I'mnotdeprivingyoubecauseyoulikedthemovie,youtreacherouswench,I'mdeprivingyoubecauseyouadmitteditinfrontofthecavemanandinflatedhisego""I'msureSarahdidn'tmeantosidewithJonas,"LibbysaidAnotherroundoflaughterwentup"You'rehopeless,Lib,"Hannahsaid"I'mshowingyouhowtobeHagathaandyoujustcan'tgrasptheconcept"Agustofwindblewthroughthehouseasthelivingroomdooropened,admittingatallmanwithbroadshouldersJonasHarrington,thelocalsheriff,slammedthedoorbehindhimandstrodeinasifheownedtheplaceHannah'sgazejumpedtothehugewindowoverlookingthesea,herheartpoundinginsuddenalarmThefuryofthewindwhippedthedarkcloudsaround,butfailedtohidethebloodredcircleslowlyseepingintotheblackenedringaroundthemoonHerhandwenttoherthroatapurelydefensivegestureashergazemetheryoungestsister'sEllehadthesameknowledgeofimpendingdangerinhereyes"Hannah"LibbyranherhanddownHannah'sarmtocomforther"Issomethingwrong"Todistracthersisters,Hannahgesturedtowardthesheriffandgroaned"SpeakofthedevilIswear,it'slikeyouwhisperhisnameanditconjureshimup,justlikeademonfromhell"JoleynudgedLibby"See,that'scensoringShewasthinkingwayworsethanthat,right,Hannah"Hannahnodded"You'dbetterbelieveit"Shefelttheinstantshiftofpowerintheroom,thesubtleflowofhersistersautomaticallyhelpingher,keepingherfromthecurseofstammeringorworse,havingoneofherpanicattackssimplybecausesomeoneotherthanafamilymemberwaswiththem"Babydoll,"JonasgreetedHannah,deliberatelyprovokingherwithahatednickname"It'simpossibleforyoutoteachLibbyhowtobeaHagathaYouwerebornthatwayShe,however,isnothingbutgoodness"Hegrabbedahandfulofcookiesastheplatefloatedbyandexpertlytossedhisjacketonthecouchwithoutlooking"Whydon'tyourobnoxiousguarddogsbitehim"HannahaskedSarah"ThenexttimeeitherofthemwantsfoodI'mgoingtoremindthemtheyfailedintheirmostimportantjob"Sarahshrugged"TheylikeJonas""Theyhavegoodtaste,"Jonassaid,smirkingHesatonthefloor,wedginghimselfbetweenHannahandElle"Moveovercupcake"HepushedhisleghardagainstHannah'sthigh"I'mjoiningthefamilypowwowtonight"Hannahopenedhermouth,thencloseditabruptly,studyingthegrimlinesetchedaroundJonas'smouth,notingthesmiledidn'tquitereachhiseyesSheknew,asdidallhersisters,thatwhensomethingwentterriblywrongatwork,JonassoughtthecomfortofthepeopleandtheoneplacehecalledfamilyandhomeHannahwavedherhandsinagraceful,complicatedpatterntowardthekitchenandatoncetheteakettlewhistled"Libbywantstobeabadgirl,"SarahannouncedJonas'seyebrowshotupAslowsmilespreadacrosshisface"Libby,hon,thereisnowayyoucanbecorruptedbytherestofyoursistersYou'rejusttoosweet"Libbyglaredathim,totallyexasperated"IamnotComeon!Youcouldhelpoutalittle,JonasIhavetheabilitytobejustaswickedastherestofmyfamily""Hear,hear,"Ellesaid"Wellsaid,sister"Joleynoddedherheadinagreement"Nottrue,butwellsaid,"sheagreedHannahliftedherhandpalmoutandamugofsteamingteafloatedoutofthekitchentowardthecircleofsistersShecaughtitcarefully,blewonituntilthebubblesquietedandhandedittoJonas"Sowhydoyouwanttobeabadgirl"Jonasasked"MylifeisboringBorrrriing,"Libbysaid,drawingthewordout"IwanttohavefunIdon'twanttobetheresponsibleoneanymore""Thenyou'redroppingyourDoctorsWithoutBordersandyourSavetheWhalesandSupportBigCatRescuecauses"JonasaskedHesnappedhisfingers"Andyoudefinitelyhavetostoprecyclingandyoursavetheenvironmentthingyoudoeveryyear""Wait,"Joleyadded"YoucanthrowoutthesavetherainforestaswellThatshouldgiveyouplentyoftimetobeabadgirl"Libbykickedhersisterwithremarkablegentleness"You'renotbeingniceandneitherisJonasYou'relaughingatme""No,I'mnot,"Joleyrepliedimmediately"IloveyoujustthewayyouareYoujusthavetoacceptthatyoudon'thaveameanboneinyourbodyIt'swhyyoucan'tthinkofanyoneyou'dliketoputinarocketandsendtoMars""Jonas,"Hannahsaid"Becausehe'ssobossy""Hannah,"Jonassaidsimultaneously,"becauseshecravessomuchattentionshe'salwaysshowingherbodtoeveryTom,DickandHarrywhowantstoseeit""I'mamodel,youtoad,"Hannahsaid"Idon'tshowoffmybody,Ishowofftheclothes""Andbrilliantly,too,"Katesaid,blowingherakiss"I'llsecondJonasforbeingmeantoHannah""Itisn'tfairtoganguponme,"Jonasprotested"Shewasmeantomefirst""Yousaiditatthesametime,"Katepointedout"OnlybecauseIknewwhatshewasgoingtosay""JacksonDeveau"Ellenamedadeputysheriff"Becauseheannoysmenoend""IllyaPrakenskii,"Joleyaddedaheartbeatbehind"Becauseheneedstobeoffplanetandhe'sjustplainspooky"Sherubbedthepalmofherhandasifshehadanitch"FrankWarnerforbreakingInez'sheart,"Sarahsaid"Ican'tverywellsaySylviaFredricksonbecauseshe'sturnedoveranewleaf,"Abigailsaid,"soI'lljusthavetosayI'mgoingwithJoleyonthisone"EveryonelookedatLibbyShesighed,feelingtheweightoftheirstares"NotJonasHe'sbossybutreallyhasourbestinterestsatheart"HannahrolledhereyeswhenJonaspokedher"CertainlynotJacksonHonestly,Elle,howcanhebeannoyingHenevertalks,poormanIllyaPrakenskiihelpedus,Joley,andFrank'sinjailpayingforhiscrimesInezishurt,yes,butshe'sastrongwomanandunderstandsthatpeoplemakemistakes""SowhowouldyousendonarockettoMars"Joleyprompted"I'mthinking"Libbysippedathertea,frowning"TherewasonenursewhoalwaysmadefunofmeShesaidIwasflatchestedandnotintheleastattractive"Hannahsatupstraight"WhoissheI'llhaveathingortwotosaytoher"TheroomthickenedwithsuddentensionTeaboiledinthecupsLibbyshookherhead"No,poorthing,shehadsuchahorriblelifeShehassomanyproblems,it'

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