Happy Sunday everyone!
We are back with another snippet from Unveiled, the first book in my Raven Daughter series which is available in ebook (FREE!), audio, and paperback. I’m not sure if I will have another from this book or not. I might do some from the second book though.
We’ve skipped forward only a couple of paragraphs.
Rowen finally stopped when we were far enough away the others couldn’t easily overhear and said, “This can’t go any further.”
I frowned, stuffing my hands in my pockets. “What?”
“Whatever is happening between you and Caius. It has to stop, right now.” His dark eyes bored into mine as if he could lift how I felt about the demonborn from my mind.
I shrugged. “There’s nothing happening.”
“Then what was that?” He pointed in the direction of the clearing and I assumed he meant the way I had slept.
“It was cold. I nearly died. Caius nearly died. We were exhausted and I was freezing. He kept me warm.” I crossed my arms, feeling defensive.
“He could have started a fire for you, just like the other demonborn did for the rest of us.” Rowen paced in front of me.
“He was in pretty bad shape before I dumped replenisher down him, so maybe he didn’t want to use his energy creating fire when he could keep me warm with body heat.”
Rowen came to stop. “This kind of relationship isn’t allowed. Children, angels, and demons do not have relationships with each other.”
“Yeah, well, that didn’t stop Elijah.” He was starting to irritate me now. It wasn’t that I thought I was ever going to have a relationship with Caius. It was the fact that he was telling me I couldn’t that raised a rebellious streak in me.
Rowen took a step closer. “And look how that turned out.”
“Yeah, I exist. I know that sucks for everyone.” Rowen opened his mouth to speak, but I overrode him. “Look, I’ve already been marked for arrest and likely death by someone with the power to make that decision. At least one bitchy Archdemon wants to kill me, and a bunch of demonborn would like to do the same. I broke all the rules just by being born. There were plenty who thought maybe I shouldn’t be allowed to live just because of that. I played by the rules, became the best reaper I could be, and did what the Head of Reapers requested of me and it got me this.” I motioned toward the clearing.
“So,” I continued, “whatever I decide to do, or not do, in the future will not be based on the rules set by people who want me dead because I exist.”
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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.