This is part of the book blog tour for The Storm by Madison Louise, organized by Shane at Itching for Books.
Nothing was ever the same again.
Millicent Parker, and her two brothers, have been alive for over two centuries and counting.
Ever since a storm changed their lives, a storm that gave them powers to create storm elements, Millicent and her brothers have been through every war, trend and crisis throughout history since then.
When it’s time to come out of hiding yet again, Milli sets out to what she thinks will be yet another long three years of high school, another long school year without friends, another long life without Felix.
But when Felix somehow appears at her new school after 282 years, Millicent is excited, confused, and heartbroken. Felix doesn’t want her anymore, his attention is focused on his new girlfriend.
Then, something strange happens … Millicent finds out that her and her brothers aren’t the only ones with storm powers.
Felix Walter can control thunder.
But when disaster strikes, taking everything, and everyone she’s ever loved and cared about. Will Millicent fight back? Or will she give into the people who took everything from her?
Today, I’m so thrilled to have Millicent joining us. She is going to share how she feels about her powers.
Storm Power ~ is it a blessing or a curse?
By Millicent Parker
Thank you, Henrietta for having me!
A lot of times, most of them when I hurt someone with my lightening power, I feel like my powers are a curse. I don’t often view them as a blessing. When I first got my powers, everything I touched with bear skin would burst into flames and turn into ashes. I can’t count how many dresses I ruined, plus all the gloves. I almost set my entire room on fire, but luckily, Matthew was there, and since he can make it rain, it put it out. But explaining why the room smelled like smoke and was soaking to mother wasn’t the best. Touching human beings was horrible as well. I couldn’t hug my mother or father without shocking them, or my brothers. Mostly Matthew, since he’s made of water. And kissing or touching Felix, my fiancé, was horrible. The last time I touched him, was the last in years. We ran away after that. I’ve also set buildings on fire when I’ve gotten angry enough, and not focusing. Or when I’m upset it just flies out. Plus, when a storm comes, you can’t just ignore the feeling of wanting to join in, you have to. And if you ignored it longer enough, you’d most likely get sick.
But … sometimes, even no matter how much they are a curse, they’ve kept me alive all these years. And I wouldn’t have been able to see Felix again, or enjoy all the new trends that passed me by. And I wouldn’t have been able to help fix all the appliances that broke over the years with my lightening ability. Or mastering them, and spending time with my brothers, and learning things that no ordinary person could learn in their life.
So even though the list of all the ways my powers are a curse is long, I’d have to say that they are a blessing. 🙂
– Millicent Parker
The Storm is going to be released on April 14, 2013.
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