Unedited Snippet Four from Book Five

Yesterday was sex, so let’s start some violence….

I am going to be virtually nonexistent during October working on book 5.  I’ve set my email to autoreply and, except for two days a week, I have sworn off my Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, and even my email. If you contact me via these channels and I don’t answer immediately, that’s why.

In the meantime, please enjoy a random, unedited snippet from Heart of the Raven:

CONTAINS SPOILERS for Ashes of Deceit. If you haven’t read that book yet, then read at your own risk.

Wolf stepped forward. Clutched in his hand was something shiny that looked like a cross between a jagged sword and spear. He pointed it towards them and demanded, “What are you doing here? Go to the lower levels!”

An explosion made the room quiver. The giant chandeliers swayed and Katelina covered her ears against the noise. As the after effects faded, all eyes danced around in search of damage, but there was nothing. Katelina glanced to the top of the stairs where a puff of smoke drifted away.  Someone had blown through the secret room!

Katelina was suddenly lost in flashbacks of the attack on The Guild. Explosions, blood, fire, screams. Was Oren stupid enough to attack Munich?

Oren or not, Wolfe was right. They needed to get out of there! She retreated towards the elevators and the broad stairways that curved down. Jorick didn’t move with her. He stayed rooted to the spot, his spine straight and his eyes narrowed in defiant determination.

Then the sound started. A low thrumming that quickly rose to a screaming pitch. Katelina clamped her hands over her ears and bit back a cry. She knew the sound and knew its maker.

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  1. I finished Ashes – they sure live an exciting life…

  2. Sounds pretty exciting!

  3. How could I not read a post that begins…
    Yesterday was sex, so let’s start some violence…?
    Great start, great snippets!

  4. Oooh! Very exciting!!!!!! 🙂

  5. Stop! You’re torturing me! This story is just too good. I’m holding an Amazon gift card in my hands here, you know, waiting for this book.

  6. It was a noise to end all noises?

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