Today I’m participating in the Paranormal Love Wednesdays blog hop! This blog hop features paranormal stories–from witches to werewolves, vampires to berserkers, you name it, we have it. This blog hop is open to authors and writers whose work is published or unpublished. We also welcome works-in-progresses/WIP’s! So join us each week and check out all the cool stories! Your post can be an excerpt or a quick blurb of your choosing- no more than four paragraphs in length.
Today I’m giving you a sneak peek at my urban fantasy The Bloody City, which releases November 10th from Kensington Books. Scroll to the bottom to learn more about it!
June ran to the hallway. She almost knocked on Sam’s door, but pushed it open instead. No time for politeness.
The room was muted in shadow, sparsely furnished like the other bedroom. Sam lay on one side of the double bed, on his stomach, in jeans and shirtless. Despite the news, June stopped short. The sinuous, dusky curve of his back and the span of his broad shoulders occupied her attention for a moment. He had his face turned away, and his hair scattered across the pillow, one arm dangling off the bed.
“Sam.” She touched his shoulder. His skin was warm and damp with sleep sweat. “Sam, wake up. Something is—”
Sam slept so close to the edge of the mattress with one arm dangling off it for a reason, apparently. Lightning fast, he snapped his head up, grabbed the shotgun on the floor—unnoticed by her until that moment—and flipped over, pointing the barrel at her.
She backpedaled, hands up. “Jesus Christ! It’s just me. Damn!”
THE BLOODY CITY
Sequel to The Wicked City
On the run…
It’s been four months since the head of the Institute of Supernatural Research was murdered. But that doesn’t mean June Coffin is out of hiding yet. In a world where being different can get you killed, it’s best to keep a low profile. Especially for a Siren who can control other people with the call of her voice. That goes double if your powers might be inexplicably growing…
On the hunt…
But June isn’t the only one trying to clear her name. There’s Sam, the charismatic paranormal rights leader, and Micha, the first human on record to go paranormal. All of them must bargain with a mysterious vampire named Occam Reed if they want to stay alive.
Out of time…
As tensions increase between humans and paranormals, June must decide who to trust. If only she could hear the song inside her heart…