Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Killing Spells

Hello and welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where a diverse group of writers share their work in ten snippets or less. Anyone can sign up and share, and anyone can enjoy the snippets, comment and share. It’s great way to connect.

I recently re-released my Edge of Night series, and I’ve been sharing from Book 2, Death by Starlight. Zeke, a dark elf, is having an unwanted encounter with his former queen, Ysolde. After Ysolde attempts to convince Zeke to join her cause again, things go South rather quickly.


Zeke’s skin crawled as he remembered his centuries of servitude, of doing evil to feed her the power she craved. Although he tried to remain impassive, something in his stance must have alerted her to his rejection of her plan. He couldn’t hide his revulsion.

With the barest shift of position, she attacked. A bolt of fire like the ones that had ripped through Rellyk’s house lanced toward him. Zeke had of course shielded himself, having known Ysolde was lurking nearby, but the blow knocked him off his feet. He rolled to avoid a rain of bolts that blistered the wood floor and caused flames to shoot out from where he’d stood.

“You’re right, Stormshadow. I want nothing more than to see you dead!” Ysolde continued to throw killing spells at him, her arm thrusting forward as if hurling physical spears.


Don’t piss off the evil queen, Zeke.



Available on Amazon here. Currently a Kindle Unlimited book, so you can check it out and read for free!


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.


I’ve had some inquiries if my books are available in formats other than Kindle. At this time, only Gryffon Hall is out there on B&N, Apple, etc. One reason is because I’m re-releasing all my Loose ID titles and am just flat out overwhelmed. The other reason is that I’m experimenting with Kindle Unlimited to see how that goes., which means if you have a Kindle you can read the books for free! When the KDP select term is up, I’ll distribute the books to other retailers. If you’d like to know when that happens, you can sign up for my nifty newsletter here!


Weekend Writing Warriors is a blog hop where writers from a wide variety of genres share from their work in excerpts of ten sentences or less.  Click the link to check out the other writers participating today.  It’s a great way to discover your next favorite book!


Thanks to Robin Ludwig Design, Inc. for the fabulous cover!

15 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Killing Spells

  1. What a nasty piece of work. Good thing he was prepared. But…can he stay that way forever to avoid her? I want to read more. Good job.


  2. Pingback: Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Hostile Magic | Alexis Duran

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