I’m back for another #SnippetSunday! I had a lot of fun joining in last week and getting to read all the other posts by the other authors.
Again, this week’s snippet is from Unveiled, the first book in my Raven Daughter series. It’s available in ebook, paperback, and audio.
Caius strolled into the room before I could force Mary toward the elevators. My stomach twisted. Great. Just what I needed, a petulant soul and a demonborn. I stepped in front of Mary, placing myself between them.
An amused look flashed in his golden eyes as he nodded to me. “Josephine.”
I ground my teeth. I hated that name, but nodded back, glad for the irritation that dulled some of the sudden fear that dried my mouth. “Caius.”
“You know you don’t have the strength, or the energy, to stop me.”
What in the nine hells was he doing here? Was he there to finish what the blonde hadn’t the night before? Caius wasn’t someone who needed to hang around waiting to feed off the dead. I wasn’t about to let him see the terror flooding every fiber of my being though, so I snorted and glared. “You know it doesn’t matter, I have to try.”
“Are you truly ready to take your own trip across the river for the sake of this woman?” Caius looked past me at Mary and flashed her a winning smile.
I didn’t have to turn around to know she was dazzled by it. It was so easy to overwhelm mortals when your looks were perfect. I mean, yeah, Caius was sexy as hell, but it didn’t affect me the way it did mortals and their souls. Maybe it helped that I knew what he was capable of.
Caius continued to direct his attention at Mary. “I think she would rather come with me, wouldn’t you Mary.”
I reached back and grabbed Mary’s icy wrist. “She’s not going anywhere with you.”
He laughed and shook his head. “Any other day, you know I would take her and you wouldn’t have the strength stop me. Even if your energy was flowing strong. Not like you are now anyway. Besides, she deserves it.”
Ignoring the truth of his words regarding my strength, I continued to glare at him. Wait, what did he mean not like I am now? “Every soul deserves a chance, no matter what they did in life.”
His grin made me think he saw right through my attempt to act unafraid. “You sound so like your sister when you say that. In any case, I’ll make you a deal this time.”
A deal? What in world was he talking about? Since when did demonborn make deals? I eyed him warily. “What deal?”
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Everything started the night after Jo’s mother was buried. When someone tried to kill her and she was pulled into something bigger than the mortal world she’d grown up in.
That was when she met Caius, a powerful and dangerous demon hybrid. She doesn’t know why he helped save her life that night; she only knows what she’s been told: the demonborn are enemies.
But the undercurrents in the immortal world run deep and treacherous and her new home isn’t what she thought it was. When she’s thrust into a dangerous journey with Caius and the truth about her heritage is revealed, she soon realizes the man who is supposed to be her enemy may be the only one who can keep her safe.