Unedited Snippet Six from Book Five

Verchiel is being bad again…

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.

Katelina squinted as the threesome drew closer, and then she recognized them. It was – “Sorino? What’s he doing here?”

The tall thin vampire was dressed in a heavy fur coat and a ridiculous fur hat. Behind him trudged Kai. In a bright coat and scarf, without his leash, he looked like a normal person, unlike the third member of their party. Katelina recognized the dark skinned, dreadlocked vampire as one of Sorino’s fellow treasure hunters. Lurid, she thought he was called. Trailing the winter costumed Sorino, he looked ridiculous in a red satin shirt and no coat.

“Of all the cities in all the world…” Sorino stopped before them and a cold smile stretched across his face. “And you have the human again. Wherever is her master this time?”

Verchiel grinned and threw an arm around her. “We ran away. Poor Kately just couldn’t resist my charms any longer.”

She jerked away from him and snapped through chattering teeth, “Stop that!”

Verchiel nodded towards the hotel. “Are you staying here?” Sorino nodded, and the redhead added, “I should get Kately inside before she freezes. Won’t do if she has pneumonia on our honeymoon.”

“I’m not on a honeymoon with you!” She smacked him in the shoulder, but it hurt her cold hand more than it hurt him.

“Serves you right! Now come on, unless you want me to carry you over the threshold?”


Leave a comment


  1. I love V (too lazy to spell this name) and Kai with no leash – how do you keep tract of everyone??

  2. Verchiel sounds like he’s having a blast in this book!

  3. Ooh! It’s getting soooooo good! I can’t wait I can’t wait I can’t wait I can’t wait

  4. Hey Joleene! I tagged you for The “Look” Challenge! 🙂


  5. fur hats are cool, especially with bow ties

  1. Unedited Snippet Seven from Book Five « Amaranthine Night
  2. Unedited Snippet Eight from Book Five « Amaranthine Night
  3. Unedited Snippet Nine from Book Five « Amaranthine Night
  4. What are you working on today? Sunday Speed Snippet – Last Winter Red – What’s Your Speed Snippet for today? | Jennifer M Eaton
  5. Unedited Snippet Ten from Book Five « Amaranthine Night
  6. Unedited Snippet Eleven from Book Five « Amaranthine Night

Share your dark side...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • Tales of the Executioners

    Short stories from the world of Amaranthine; a universe of blood and darkness where vampires don't sparkle and night is eternal. Each is about a member of the Executioners squad; the special vampire "police" force. Members both past and present share stories of assignments, origins, and more.

    Dark, light, love, laughter, death...you never know what you'll find in the shadows.

    Get your copy today!

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 4,641 other followers

  • Coming Events!

    July 11 & 12: Indi Author Expo at Valley West Mall in Des Moines, Iowa

  • Find me on Facebook

  • Blog Categories

  • get featured

  • Want your ebook autographed?

    Check out Authorgraph.com to get your digital ebooks autographed!

    Get a free Authorgraph from Joleene Naylor

  • Find me on Barnes & Noble

  • I’m on Goodreads

    Joleene Naylor's books on Goodreads
    Shades of Gray Shades of Gray (Amaranthine, #1)
    reviews: 13
    ratings: 49 (avg rating 4.00)

    Legacy of Ghosts Legacy of Ghosts (Amaranthine, #2)
    reviews: 9
    ratings: 27 (avg rating 4.37)

    See More at Good Reads
  • Authors db

  • Joleene Naylor

    Joleene Naylor

    An independent author, freelance artist, and photographer for fun who loves anime, music, and writing. Check out my vampire series Amaranthine at http://JoleeneNaylor.com or drop me a line at Joleene@JoleeneNaylor.com

    Personal Links

    Verified Services

    View Full Profile →

  • Editing services

  • The Ink Slingers Guild
  • Awesome Review Blog

    I Smell Sheep
  • My pet hamster!

%d bloggers like this: