Legacy of Ghosts – Chapter 1 – Part 3

For the next couple of weeks I’ll be posting the first three chapters of Legacy of Ghosts in tiny, blog sized nuggets, hopefully a bit a day.

If you’ve missed previous chapters, you can read them here.


This contains spoilers. If you haven’t read Shades of Gray, proceed at your own risk

Jorick packed what little they had with them in a wrinkled shopping bag. He double checked the room over and, without bothering to unstack the rest of the furniture, they headed out into the night. The air was damp and cold. It cut through Katelina’s borrowed dress as if it was made of tissue paper. Oren’s giant blue car was almost a welcome sight and Katelina slipped into the backseat without comment.

She settled back and wrapped her arms around herself, shivering. Jorick climbed in, but she didn’t bother to lean against him for warmth. Until a vampire fed their skin was icy cold. It was only the heat of someone else’s blood that gave them warmth.


The word made her shudder instinctively. She’d accepted the reality of vampires because she had no choice. All she had to do was look around and the proof was staring at her with glittering, too beautiful eyes. But somewhere, deep inside, was a Katelina who believed in computers, fast food, Twinkies and concrete, and that Katelina didn’t like to think about anyone “feeding” on blood. In fact, that Katelina didn’t like to think about anything that had happened since she’d last been at work, two weeks ago.

She looked towards the motel to see Oren accompanied by his sister, a curvy red headed vampiress. Torina’s long wavy hair bounced freely around her shoulders and her hips swayed under a slinky dress. Her full lips were moving, but Katelina couldn’t hear the words.

The pair climbed into the front seat and Torina glanced back over her shoulder. She gave Jorick a once over, pointedly ignoring Katelina. “You’re all ready?”

Jorick made a noise in his throat. “Yes. We’re ready.”

Torina dismissed them both and turned back to her brother. “As I was saying, we should move quickly.”

Katelina cringed, but Jorick laid his arm casually over her shoulders and he gave her a smile, as if to say “Don’t worry.”

Oren started the car and dropped it into gear. “We’ll make our plans later, Torina.”

“There shouldn’t be too many plans to make. We kill whoever gets in our way and then I’ll rip out Kateesha’s throat.”

“Kateesha?” Oren asked, surprised. “Our war is with The Guild. She isn’t a part of the plan.”

“She’s part of my plan,” Torina growled. “I owe her a debt, and it’s long overdue.”

Oren sighed heavily. “His blood is cold, leave it that way.”

Katelina looked at Jorick questioningly, but he made no sign he’d heard the conversation. She poked him in the ribs, but he ignored that, too.

Torina’s green eyes flashed and she snarled, “I could say the same of you, brother!”

With those words the car fell into a sickeningly tense silence. Jorick gave Katelina a half hearted smile before he turned to stare through the window at the town that slipped past. She wished they’d at least turn on the radio, but couldn’t bring herself to suggest it. There were too many memories running around her head for her to feel any kind of peace.

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  1. Great dialogue.
    i enjoyed reading this

  2. Steph

     /  September 20, 2010

    Well, it’s official. I now cannot wait for the book. I knew I shouldn’t read this yet lol. Love it babe! 🙂

  3. Sharon

     /  September 20, 2010

    I so love Jorick. The way you write him is perfect. He says what needs to be said and his actions speak volumes about his character. I can’t wait to find out more about him!

  4. Jonathan Harvey

     /  September 20, 2010

    Torina vs Kateesha. I say steel cage match. I know I would buy tickets.


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