Happy Sunday everyone!
We are back with another snippet from Unveiled, the first book in my Raven Daughter series which is available in ebook, audio, and paperback. I only have a couple more that I’m going to do with from this book.
We’ve jumped ahead again. After a furious battle in a snowy forest, Jo and Caius are both injured, their group of friends and family are scattered about the woods. And though Jo and Caius still aren’t sure what they are to each other, things are starting to change between them.
Caius turned weary eyes in my direction, his face almost gray from blood loss. And then he collapsed backward into the snow. It cut through some of the fog still clogging my head.
“Don’t you dare even think of dying, you stupid demonborn!” I yanked the stopper off the first vial and tipped it into his mouth. It trickled past his lips and I let out a sigh of relief when I saw him swallow it.
“Fighting a Sentinel,” I growled and pulled the stopper off the second vial then poured it into his mouth. “And then taking on a bunch of asshole demonborn.”
The wounds on his leg and abdomen started to close, and the one on his side looked better. The stopper came off the next vial. This time, his hand met mine and took the vial from me. He downed the contents on his own. I opened the next one while he glared at me through narrowed eyes.
I glared right back through the one eye I could see out of, the other was still blurry. “Don’t look at me like that. You have no right to be pissed off at me. I wasn’t the one trying to kill everyone at once. I’m not the one on the verge of death.”
Weakness made my hand shake when I shoved the next vial at him, furious that he dared to glare at me while I saved his life. The anger took the edge off my own pain which was starting to get worse now that my high was wearing off.
He sat up and drank the next vial. The slash in his side was nearly healed and the puncture in his chest that had mirrored mine was gone. His glare only became more intense and he snapped, “I wouldn’t have died. I would have been down for a while, but not dead. I don’t die easily.”
“Well good for you.” Ticked at his attitude, I stood on shaky legs, whirled around, took two unsteady steps and face-planted in the snow. Oh, duh. I hadn’t healed just because he had. I heard Caius getting up as I barely managed to roll over.
“Josephine.” Irritation filled his voice. “It doesn’t help to try and save me while you continue to bleed.”
He knelt and held my head in his lap while he dug in my pocket for replenisher and opened the first vial. “You know, you could have stopped and taken some of this.”
I swallowed when the nasty liquid hit my tongue. “Bethany gave me one.”
“She should have dumped several down you.”
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I’m Jo and the death of my mother revealed a whole lot of secrets she was keeping. Like the fact that my sperm-donor father was a freaking angel who couldn’t keep it in his pants and slept with a woman he should never have been with. Or the fact I’m not mortal and would one day be a reaper of souls.
Reaping souls, now there is something I never dreamed I would do, but here I am doing just that. Or at least I was, until souls started becoming Lost. And that’s when things went south.
When I stupidly agreed to help discover what was causing the Lost without reading the fine print first. Now a lot of immortals would like to see me dead because of what I might become. To top it off, I ended up blood bound to a powerful half-demon who is supposed to be a reaper’s sworn enemy. Funny thing is he may be the only one I can trust.
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