Weekend Writing Warriors ~ The Day I Die

Greetings and welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! The rains came this week, washing away the smoke and bringing back the soggy, gray Pacific Northwest that I love. Fires are still raging, but what a relief it’s been to get a good dousing, which conveniently leads to my new snippet from Death By Starlight, in which Alistair and Zeke near the end of their successful but possibly deadly mermaid hunt.

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Alistair put both hands on his heart. Summoning an impressive amount of magic, the shaman stood and appeared to grow younger and taller. “I want to be with you in the sea. I want to explore the wonders of your world. I want to be your devoted companion and love you until the day I die.”

“That last bit can be arranged!” Mellosa laughed, a guttural, soppy noise. Rising again, she tipped the boat, and when she released it, sent it rocking wildly side to side. Zeke grabbed at Alistair to stop him from going headfirst into the drink. Mellosa dove under the waves, and her massive tail lifted out of the water, then crashed down beside them, sending a huge wave curling over them. Drenched, Zeke was glad he’d thought to protect them from the frigid chill of the water but realized he’d made no plan on how to return to land if Mellosa swamped the boat.

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Edge of Night 2: Death by Starlight

In Betwixt and Between, Ian and Zeke fought a battle against the queen of the dark realm in order to be together. Now, when they think they might settle into as normal a life as elves living among humans might be able to expect, a new enemy threatens to tear them apart. While Zeke helps the shaman Alistair in his hunt for an elusive mermaid, Ian is called to confront a wicked nymph preying on tourists along Seattle’s waterfront. Zeke and Ian soon discover that the defeated Queen Ysolde has spread her evil into the sea realms, and danger lurks beneath every wave, but it is too late to stop an escalating series of confrontations that lead to disappearances, death and the possible end of light in this world.

As Ysolde plots revenge and a mysterious prince seeks to win Ian for himself, the ancient war between light and dark sweeps Ian and Zeke into its maelstrom of hate, testing their trust of each other to the utmost.

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“I love this author’s imagination and skill, from the magical, emotional, and erotic nuances of the romantic pair, the details of the underground world of the svarta, the remote and glacial world of the liosa, and the characters that support or thwart them. Highly recommended!” ~ Velvet Panic

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Currently on sale for $3.74 at  Loose ID

Books2Read (nifty link that will show you all the places you can purchase the ebook)

Betwixt and Between: Edge of Night Book 1 is available at these retailers:  Amazon   Kobo   Barnes & Noble  Books2Read

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This post is part of an ongoing blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing Warriors. Every Sunday, participating authors post eight to ten sentences from a published work or perhaps their current work in progress. Then we hop to our fellow warriors’ blogs and check out all the fabulous fiction that’s happening! I heartily invite you to participate as a reader, writer, or both. It’s a great way to discover your next favorite book. Click here or use the address: http://www.wewriwa.com

 

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