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 one more from this book.
We’ve jumped ahead to the morning after the battle. Jo and Caius and company have just spent the rest of the night in the snowy forest.
When I woke next, it was light. Voices filled the area around us, conversations overlapping each other. Caius had shifted away from the tree at some point and stretched out. Still wrapped in his cocoon of warmth, I was flat on my stomach on top of him, my cheek resting on his chest, my legs on either side of him, and his arms still around me. Heat crept into my face at the intimate position. I lifted my head to look around.
Rowen stood several yards away, his eyes on me and a scowl on his face.
“Good morning,” Caius said quietly.
“Morning.” I started trying to figure out the best way to get up without making it more compromising than it already was. To distract myself from that thought, I asked, “How long did I sleep?”
“About five hours.” Amusement threaded his voice and I looked at his face. His head rested on someone’s balled up crimson cloak as he watched me with the same amusement reflected in his eyes.
More blood rushed to my cheeks as I tried to shift to the side, there had to be a way to untangle myself from his cloak without…touching anything.
With a chuckle, Caius opened his cloak, gripped me around the hips and lifted, dumping me in the snow next to him. The shock of the sudden cold drew a gasp from me and I scowled at him.
He chuckled again and said, “You looked overheated. Your face was flushed; I thought maybe you needed to cool down.”
The reminder of what had me blushing in the first place raised another one and I looked away before Caius could witness my face spontaneously combust. I tried to convince myself it was no big deal that I’d been sprawled on top of him when I woke. We were both completely clothed. Just staying warm. Never mind that I’d never even come close to a position like that.
“Hmmm, guess being too warm wasn’t the problem.” I heard him sit up.
The teasing note in his voice only made me blush worse. For once, I didn’t have a sarcastic remark to fling back at him. I wanted to run and hide. Unable to be a complete coward, I schooled my expression into something neutral before finally looking at him. He sat with one knee up, his arm draped across it. I cleared my throat and said, “Thanks for letting me sleep with you.”
His lips curved into a slight smile and he arched an eyebrow.
Heat completely filled my face when I realized how that sounded. Retreat was the best option. Especially with the way his golden eyes turned molten and sent unfamiliar, yet not unpleasant, warmth curling into my stomach. I got to my feet, mumbled something about checking on my friends, and walked quickly away.
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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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