Today I’m participating in the MFRW Book Hooks blog hop. This hop is a great way to sample the works of various romance authors, one snippet at a time. Jump to the bottom of this post to follow the hop to additional participating authors!
Below is a sample from my upcoming urban fantasy, The Wicked City, available from Lyrical Press/Kensington Books on March 3, 2015. You can also preorder it on Kindle now!
The Wicked City – Siren Song #1
She’s got a voice to die for…
Whatever June Coffin says, goes—literally. And it’s not just because she’s a chain smoking rebel. As a Siren, June has the ability to force people to obey any command she voices. But in a world where those with supernatural powers quickly become lab rats for science, she’d rather look out for herself than fight on the front lines…until her similarly gifted twin brother, Jason, is captured by Chicago’s Institute of Supernatural Research.
To save Jason, June has no choice but to enter a hidden world of conspiracy, murder—and strange bedfellows—including a widowed paranormal advocate whose memory June accidentally erased, and a fiery paranormal separatist leader. Soon the lines between attraction and strategic alliance become blurred. But in a city exploding with paranormal crossfire, and her brother’s life at stake, June will have to face her inner demons and finally take a stand.
“You’re seducing the man whose memory you just wiped clean of his wife. That’s a pretty ballsy move.” Sam was so close she could smell him, the same scent from when they first met on the pier, that understated musky cologne.
“It’s not like that.” She bristled. “He’s been coming on to me, too.”
“Doesn’t seem like you’re saying no.”
She reached up, gripped Sam’s hair, and pulled his face down to hers. His lips were soft and warm. He didn’t respond to the kiss at first. She worked his lips open and pushed her tongue in, making her barbell click against his teeth. She figured Sam didn’t want any chaste, coy kisses and resigned herself to what needed to happen. His mouth tasted like coffee.
As you can tell, June’s love life is a little complicated. Want to know just how complicated? All will be revealed, when The Wicked City is released!
Coming March 3, 2015 from Lyrical Press/Kensington Books
Paranormal and contemporary romance author.