Monday, December 30, 2013

2014 is full of surprises

I have a surprise for 2014, one that I am not ready to reveal. Why? Because I don't want to count my chicks before they hatch. But, I wanted to tell you a bit about it to tease you. I do love to tease...
I am writing a whole new story!
I can't tell you who will publish it or what the topic is. That I will keep super secret until I find it a home. Until then I will tell you that it will be unlike anything you've ever read.
I am taking a step back from The Visitors Series to write this new book but that doesn't mean that I am done with Brylee and her stories. I will go back and revisit her once I am done with this book.
I had to start this book only because it was begging to be written.
Over the course of the year I hope to make some changes to my Author life.Changes that I pray will only help boost my career so that I may one day find myself content with the books I have written and never want to stop doing this.
For now I can tell you that The White Door will be released in February. I am very happy with that book and I hope that you love it as well.
Happy New Year to you all!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Wish List Blog Hop

  All I want for Christmas is .... books baby!

I'm not picky or particular when it comes to my Christmas wish list.
I have always been 'easy to buy for'. I own a Nook, so Barnes and Noble Gift Cards are the best gift for this girl. Think about what I can get out of books;  years of adventures , hot book boyfriends, romance, suspense and more. All of this out of books. Books are all I need!
This year I asked for the simple pleasure of books and maybe a few other things too. I did ask for a new pair of boots. We'll see if I get it.
Now that you know what I want, let's give you something awesome.
Gliterary Girl is giving way a HUGE amount of prizes:
A Book Bag Filled With Swag and Books (Some autographed)
A Gliterary Girl Media Holiday Book Sampler
Your Choice of Two of the Books Within the Sampler
$25 Gift Card
GGM Personalized Notepad 

Enter here:



  Now for MY giveaway!!  2 winners will be selected.

1 eCopy of your book of choice. Find all my books above under 'My Books'

1 eCopy of any .99 book of your choice! This can be ANY book!

To win, follow my blog, and comment below. Tell me what YOU wish for this holiday season.

The best 2 post's will win!

Good Luck and Merry Christmas!!


Friday, December 13, 2013

Fun Friday's Interview with author Bryna Butler

I had the pleasure of interviewing the very talented, Bryna Butler.
You can find her books here on Amazon:
What's your next project?
Book of the Lost (Book 5 in the Midnight Guardian series) just released on November 30. I'm working like a crazy woman on House of Gammen which will be the 6th and final book in the Midnight Guardian YA paranormal series. As for my plans for after the series, I'm working on a werewolf trilogy and a Mothman project.

What's your favorite love story? (movie or book)

 It would have to be The Princess Bride. Swashbuckling, deceit, miracles, true love...what's not to like?

What’s your favorite line from any movie?
 "Doesn't he own a shirt?" - Edward Cullen in Eclipse. It makes me giggle.

 What's your favorite holiday?
 Christmas, of course! I'm curled up on the couch watching The Santa Clause with my boys right now. I host a big family party on Christmas Eve where we eat, play games, and decorate gingerbreadmen cookies. The holidays are such a magical time of year.

 Have you ever written a holiday themed story? If so what is it titled?
 No, I haven't, and I write paranormal so ghosts on Christmas Eve might be weird...oh, oops...I guess that wouldn't be weird at all. However, instead of going a Dickens-route, I suspect that my story would have a kick-butt girl, surely some fighting, and a smidge of romance.

What's the best present you've ever received and who gave it to you?
I was dating my future husband, Jason. His mother was known for hand-stitching an elaborate Christmas stocking for every single member of their family. Not just immediate family, but every nephew, niece, cousin, you name it. Every baby born within the family got their own unique stocking. A few weeks before Christmas, Jason came to my house with a box. I unwrapped it and immediately welled up with tears. You see, his mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer and her health was rapidly deteriorating. Still, in this box lay my very own handmade Christmas stocking. 
The stocking, which I still hang every year, depicts Mrs. Claus helping Mr. Claus pack his famous sack. I was so overcome, I started sobbing. This woman had spent hours and energy she didn't have to spare to make this gift for me. Surely, she made this because she came to the realization that she wouldn't be around to see our first Christmas as a married couple, my first Christmas in her family. How could I ever deserve this? As I continued to weep, Jason softly put his hand on mine. I put the box aside, suddenly remembering that this had to be much harder for him because this was his mother. I wrapped my arms around him in a hug. He pushed me away. "Look inside," he said. For he knew the real reason she had made the stocking. I was family. Inside the beautifully crafted Christmas stocking was my engagement ring.

What's your favorite thing to do in the winter?
I love Ohio at this time of year. A chill hits the air, and we nearly always have snow for Christmas. In the daytime, I love riding sleds with my boys. We have some great hills. At night, I love gathering up in the car and riding around to look at Christmas lights.

If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go and why?
We're a little competitive in my family. Each of us has a map with all 50 U.S. states. When we visit a state, we get to color it in on our map. So, I'd love to fill in the rest of my map starting with Alaska.

If you were to be turned into an animal what would it be and why?
I'd love to be a cat because I could sleep all day, I don't like mice, and I think I'd be really good at purring.

Who is your favorite writer and have you met them?
One of my favorites is Charlaine Harris. I met her last year, and she truly lived up to my expectations. She took a copy of my book, Of Sun & Moon, and I thought I was going to hyperventilate!

Sum this past year up in two sentences.
Sometimes scary, sometimes exciting, but always blessed.

What is your New Years resolution?
Write more!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The White Door coming February

Books 1 & 2 of The Visitor's Series are available for purchase everywhere books are sold. Book 3, The White Door will be out (fingers crossed) in Feb. I'm currently accepting bloggers/book pages to assist me in spreading the cover love all over! The cover will be very unique and I'll tell you why. My niece, Tayler, will be the cover model. I'm actually getting photos of her this weekend! I'm so stoked. Tayler will be the face of Brylee Brason and will do a great job! If you are interested in helping me with this task please email my assistant Candice :
Me and Tayler last year. Trust me, she's even more gorgeous without her braces!
 Here is the Synopsis:
“When I had first moved here I was still a girl who cherished the normality of teen life. Now, after being here a year I came to love a boy who was both strong and courageous. I made real friendships that would last even after death. The selfish girl my grandmother warned me of becoming had vanished.
A girl who stood tall with the powers to see the dead and help those in need appeared in her place.”

In Brylee’s world nothing is normal. She sees and speaks with the dead and at 17 years old she already has a full plate. She’s in her senior year and college is just around the corner.
She must learn to control her gifts of seeing the dead and survive in the land of the living if she wants to fulfill her dreams of college.
She succeeded in ridding the Brown family curse from her boyfriend, Ephraim but in the end her best-friend lost her life. Now a whole slew of new problems present itself and like always Brylee is tempted to run for the hills. With Ephraim at her side she must come to grips with the reality that she is not a normal girl and she never will be.
What will happen when the town turns on her and her house? Or better yet when a body is unearthed in her backyard? Brylee will be forced to make more decisions than ever before.

Friday, December 6, 2013

My .99 books

I have currently 4 books for the low price of .99.

I have to spread this word to you because two books at this price used to be 3.99!

Here is the link to Amazon for US
Unfound- A Visitors Series Novella

                                                         The Many Lives of Avery Snow (book 1)

                                                                      The Brown House

                                                                  A Past Lives Novella

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Black Friday Book's

 Every year we race out to the stores to get that hot sale item. How about this year we rush onto websites and buy the books we want like the book nerds we are?
Here are my suggestions:


The Conduit by Stacey Rourke is only .99!

Also her book Embrace is .99
Find Stacey Rourke and her books on Amazon

I'm currently in love with this series by Susan Ee
Find her here

If you want to see what I'm reading check out my book list on Goodreads here:

 I'd love to hear your book suggestions so comment below with your choices!

Also check out this awesome prize and giveway on

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The White Door

Huge news!

I'm almost done with book 3 in The Visitors Series, The White Door. I'm so excited that I had to blog about it! So if you haven't read books 1 and 2 you better get them and start because come February The White Door will be here.

This isn't the cover but its so inspiring!

I'm also hosting a 12 days of The Visitors Series event on Facebook so drop by.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Cover Love

I've just recently been accepted into the YA Storytellers Society. Part of being in the group is posting a blog post on Fun Friday. This weeks theme is, Cover Love.
Instead of posting all of the covers I enjoy within the group, I decided to highlight my absolute favorite.
This was not easy to do. There are so many terrific covers within the group but only one could win the best this week.
Before by Melissa Pearl:

The cover pulls you in. The novella speaks volumes in the cover alone. I love the font! I love the boy on the cover. Especially since he's clothed! I am tired of naked men and women on covers. I have to hand it to the artist on this one.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Destined for Darkness Cover Reveal

Destined for Darkness

                      Lucian Barnes


Frank Mancini had suffered with his abusive mother for many years, until the day that he snapped. After telling his friend, Johnny, about the incident, his friend encouraged him to leave Misty Hollows. Taking his advice, Frank journeyed across the country to California hoping for a fresh start.

Shortly after his arrival, he met a beautiful woman. He was determined to hide his dark past from her, especially after finding out that she was a psychic, able to see both the past and the future of anyone she came into contact with. He managed to hide his secrets from her until several years after they'd gotten married and started a family. Fearing that she would turn him in to the police, he killed her. Not realizing that his son, George, witnessed this act, Frank decided to take him back to Misty Hollows.

How would the memory of his mother's death effect young George? Would he follow in his father's footsteps? Journey through the years, from infancy to adulthood, with George to see if he can resist the inner darkness!

Sneak Peek

"Where exactly is ..." Frank's question trailed off unfinished as he noticed the small stone structure. The man was standing by a sturdy-looking wooden door. As Frank approached, he could see an intricate carving—which almost seemed to be burned into the wood—depicting a strange symbol he'd never seen. It was a five-pointed star with the image of what appeared to be the head of a goat inside. Two circles surrounded this odd emblem, one touching the points of the star, the other was larger. There were more markings between the two circles, each one near a point of the star.

The man pulled the heavy door open and beckoned Frank to come inside. The interior of the building was dimly lit by two iron candelabras hanging from the vaulted ceiling by long chains, giving the chamber an ancient feel as if it belonged somewhere in the middle ages. When the man closed the door to the outside it added to this effect.
"This way, please," he said as he went to a nearly solid metal gate. It creaked open and revealed a stone staircase leading into the ground. Torches flickered at intervals along the way, casting their shadows in a way that made them look like they belonged to something inhuman.
Frank wondered where he was being led. This didn't seem like a place Candice was likely to hang out, and the further down the stairs he went the more he had the urge to turn around and run. Their footfalls continued to echo eerily in the passage until they finally reached a large chamber at the bottom.
Torches blazed all around the outer edge of the enormous room. Hanging on the far wall was another rendition of the symbol from the door leading outside, only this one was much bigger. So large, in fact, that it took up almost the entire wall. In front of the huge tapestry bearing this emblem was a bald man wearing a black robe, standing behind what appeared to be some sort of church-like altar draped with a blood red cloth.
As the two of them crossed the chamber, the bald man regarded them with furrowed brows. "Brother. Who is the outsider you have brought here?" he asked in a booming voice.
"I didn't catch his name, but I found him in the woods. He was asking about your daughter."


Monday, October 21, 2013

Anchor Group Publishing Halloween Event





Halloween Event with Anchor Group Publishing

If you are not familiar with this publishing company

you must do so, a.s.a.p. Here is their link to Facebook:

and the lovely website


 A wonderful group of authors

belong to this  firm and its imperative for all book lovers to meet them.

So many delightful books are published monthly from Anchor Group.

You will meet a few now.

Anchor Group has decided to do an annual Halloween event and giveaway for all the fans.

Not only are the authors hosting giveaways but they have also included snippets from their books.

They were asked to include the spookiest parts of their books so that the Halloween theme will spread from blog to blog.

Without further ado, here they are.




Author Emily Fogle

Chasing Flames



Spooky Teaser:

A sudden flood of panic froze me where I stood. I could only stand there, gaping in shock at the horrifying beast. Its shadow blotted out the waning light and blocked the view of the outside world. I stared at it with my mouth hanging open. The tip of my tongue held onto my scream, too terrified to let it go.

A hideous face of matted fur and gnarled teeth glared at me. Its eyes glowed blood red, and a monstrous paw with jagged dagger-claws reached out toward me. The tip of one nail snagged on my shirt and I could feel the horrendous power beneath its grip. I tried to run, but my fumbling feet got tangled together. Hard, I fell on the wood floor. I kicked my legs, trying to get away from the beast, but it closed the distance before I could back up an inch. It crouched down in front of me, kneeling on all fours, and I could see its ripping teeth.

It was so close.

            With one twisted claw, the monster ripped at his face with tearing nails. The fur-riddled flesh tore away from the wolf’s face, but the slashing fingers did not shred the skin. Instead, it melted away into a solid hunk of deformed fur. What was left in the wake of the gruesome carnage was ...

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Author Karen Swart

Kasayda Hellhound Awakened


Spooky Teaser


I could hear a girls giggle as he stepped out silently. I followed the silent approach he was doing, and closed the door slowly. Turning around, I could see the couple in the corner of the alley; the girl was between the wall and the guy.

Chax moved along the wall, keeping his eyes on them, one slow step at a time. I looked at him and decided that this is as far as I go. I dont want to be in the middle of whatever he has in mind. The girl suddenly screamed, and I looked away from Chax to them. The ally was dark, so I couldnt make out whats going on. She was hitting him on the back but he wasnt backing off. The next thing I knew, Chax punched the guy in his side, a growl like a beast escaping into the alley.

Holy crap, its not a guy, its a freaking demon!

I took a few steps back. So not ready for this yet.

The demon turned around and faced Chax, who already had his swords drawn; he stood there ready and waiting. The guys face changed then, into what can only be described as a cross between a cat and a dragon. He had two large fangs sticking out of his mouth and from his chin downwards, I could see what looked like dark liquid running down, crap it was blood!

I stopped dead, not wanting to attract attention to me. The demon stormed forward attacking Chax, who only stepped aside, made two swipes with his sword and then walked over to the girl. I looked at the demon to see why the hell Chax is just leaving it and not killing it, only to see its head missing, and the body slumping to the ground.

Something hit my boot so I looked down straight into a pair of eyes, I jumped away from it. “Oh thats so gross,” I complained and slammed into the opposite wall, keeping my eyes on the head.

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Author Lucian Barnes

City of The Dead



Spooky Excerpt

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Confusion swirled through his consciousness. The last thing he remembered was being lashed to a tree as the main course for an army of bugs. Had they detoured around him and gone after an alternate food source? He didn't think so, but why else would he still be here?

          Just thinking about it made him itch, like the massive column of insects was crawling over his skin at this very moment. Realizing he could move now, George reached with one hand for his other arm to dig his fingernails into his flesh and peel it from his bones if he had to in order to quell the maddening sensation.

          "No!" he screamed into the still dusk air as he watched his fingertips pass right through his arm. "This can't be!" Spinning around he came face to face with what was left of his body. Most of his flesh was gone, but there were still tiny fragments of tissue clinging to the skeletal frame which was bound tightly to the enormous oak. Tilting his head toward the sky George bellowed out in rage, vowing to pay the Black Knight back for what he had done to him. It was now just a matter of how and when he would exact his revenge upon his former master.



Author Elizabeth Kirke

More Than Magic Series


Spooky Excerpt


It was dark, truly dark. I had thought that it was dark in the desert, but I had been able to look up and see stars. The canopy of leaves above us was so thick that I couldn't see a single star. I wasn't sure if I had ever been somewhere with literally no light anywhere in sight. The fact that I was moving made things even eerier.


"How well can you see in the dark?" I had to ask. TS hadn't stumbled once, even though I could feel him hopping and stepping over obstacles.


"Me?" TS asked. "Well enough."


We probably walked for another five minutes when TS stopped.


"You smell that?"


"Yeah," Thomas said. "Been hearing it, too."


"What?" I asked.


"We're being watched," Thomas whispered.


"Why do you come here?" an unfamiliar voice asked. I nearly jumped out of my skin. Suddenly a horrible snarling hiss came from way, way too close to me. TS tensed and growled.


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Author Christy Sloat

The Visitors Series

Spooky Excerpt


Ephraim kissed me in an attempt to distract me, and for a moment it worked. I got lost in his arms as he held me gently. The kiss deepened a bit more, and then I opened my eyes. That’s when things went all wrong. I saw a misty cloud coming toward us. At first I thought it had to be low lying fog, until I started to see the eyes forming in the mist. I pulled myself away from Ephraim and he turned around to see what I was seeing. There was no way he would be able to see it, because he didn’t see the dead. But they say those who are close to death can see death. It’s completely true because he saw them. At first he was frozen as they walked closer to us. Then he got up and backed away, scared. He wasn’t used to seeing them like I was. Scratch that! I was never going to get used to this, but I had to try if this was my life now. I went toward the mist as the dead started to surround me, locking me inside a circle of their bodies. Their eyes were glassy and their faces veiny and gruesome. They didn’t look like their former selves, unless they were zombies in their life. A woman put her hand on my arm. I froze as her clammy palm rested on my skin. It felt cold at first, and then wet.
“Who are you?” I asked with a shaky voice. She tried to talk, but her mouth was sewn shut. Her lips were moving so fast; she was desperately trying to tell me something. Only murmuring came out.
“Brylee, get away from them,” Ephraim called.
I didn’t try to get away, like an idiot stayed there. A man, whose lips were not sealed, came forward. “You surround yourself with the dead?” he asked as he pointed to Ephraim.
“He isn’t dead. He is alive. Why are you here?” I snapped.
“He isn’t dead yet, but he will be soon.” I shivered at his words. The woman pointed to a spot in the grass and led me to it. I was being shoved toward a place I had no clue of what it was. Once I was on top of it, I saw them … graves. The headstones bore the names of the dead that now surrounded me.



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Author Amy Richie

Sapphire City



Spooky Excerpt

“There’s nothing to be afraid of,” I whispered to myself. Just a mysterious light in the ocean. Probably happens all the time.
I reached the dock and hesitated again. I would just have a quick look and then leave. No big deal. I took a deep breath and walked all the way to the edge of the dock.
With my heart hammering fast enough to make me dizzy, I looked down into the calm water. I didn’t really expect to see anything, but there it was … a small circle of beautiful orange light. My breath caught.


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Author H.J Daly



Spooky Excerpt

As they fought with the tangled branches and thick undergrowth it took them a while to reach their friend. They could already see the blood pouring down his cheek, his pupils blacker than the night. He stood motionless, caught in some sick game between two creatures who were circling him in the small clearing. The creatures had no need for weapons, their claw like hands were tipped with razor sharp talons, each tip delivering a small dose of poison. One ran up to Bendrin, its thick serpent tongue lashed out, licked the blood from his face and sighed in ecstasy.

The boys had seen enough and managed to angle a bow in the small space to hit one of the creatures in the neck. It shrieked out and fell to the floor, seeing its opportunity, the other dived on top of its fellow creature and started to devour the flesh before it had even stopped struggling. Quickly, they reached Bendrin and between them, began to drag him back through the trees. It was a wasted effort, the cries from the dying creature had brought others and they all wanted to play.



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Author Katherine Polillo

The Watchers Trilogy


Spooky Excerpt

I shot down a side street, thinking it was probably no one, just my mind playing tricks on me, but why not try to lose them anyway. As soon as I turned the corner, I felt better. I let a sigh escape my lips as I tried to determine how to get where I needed to go from my new location. Suddenly, the sound of footsteps echoed through the dark alley and a distinct panting noise rose along the quiet night. I lost all control and broke into a desperate run for the opposite end of the alley, where I would again be shot off onto a street with hopefully someone in screaming range, or at least a streetlight. I really didn’t want to face my attacker in the dark. I could face the minions of Hell, just not in the dark. I hit the end of the alley at a dead run and promptly dove into a large hydrangea bush meant to mark the property line of someone’s front yard. I clamped a hand over my mouth and attempted to slow my racing heartbeat. Crouching down, I attempted to make myself as small as possible while I waited to see who my assailant was.

I didn’t have to wait long. From the alley emerged a large chocolate lab, its owner not far behind. The dog’s leash grasped firmly in his hand as he jogged out of the alley and made a left onto the main street. The adrenaline slowly began to dissipate, leaving me feeling euphoric and foolish all at once. I sat back on my backside, relief and chagrin mixing as a giggle escaped my lips. I had surely brought paranoia to a new level. Standing, I started attempting to free myself from my hiding spot, realizing the poor bush was never going to be the same. I caught a reflection out of the corner of my eye and I froze in place. It was as if the sun had glinted off something metallic, only there was no sun … it was midnight. I stood, still half in the bush, waiting for the reflection to happen again. I glanced around the seemingly empty street, waiting, but it didn’t reoccur. Jerking my purse free of the branches that entwined it, I hurried off for home. I couldn’t quite shake the feeling that I was being watched .



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Author Stacey Rourke

The Gryphon Series


Spooky Excerpt

 Somewhere between sleep and awake he came to me. The mattress shifted under his weight as he settled in beside me. Warm breath teased against my ear. “I could ne’er leave you, lovey.” His wandering hands gripped my waist and rolled me to face him. This warbled land governed by sleep couldn’t conjure his whole essence—too much time had passed for that. Instead it teased me with glimpses of what I’d been missing; silky hair caressing my cheek. Hot kisses traveling down my neck. Emerald eyes filled with an insatiable hunger. The sensual awakening that jolted through me when his mouth found mine. “I’m always with you,” Caleb whispered against my lips. I twined my arms around his neck and pulled him closer—a move that garnered a low groan of appreciation. His hands roamed up my arms and encircled my wrists. In a sudden, shockingly violent, move he forced them down against the mattress and pinned me there. I gaped in confusion as green eyes blinked to sapphire blue. His seductive stare twisted into visible disgust and hatred. Like ink dumped from a bottle, the black drained from Caleb’s hair. The dripping color leaked away to reveal long strawberry blond hair ponytailed at the nape of his neck. Alec. But not the latest version of him currently possessed by a three hundred year old demon. This was the Alec I first met whilst rolling a tire. The carefree boy I had started to fall for before fate intervened. Yet the look that darkened his gaze was more murderous then welcoming. I thrashed and bucked beneath him but couldn’t seem to summon one iota of strength. His grip on my wrists tightened to the point of pain. “Is he worth it?” He hissed in my face, “Is he worth the blood on your hands?” Crimson red blood bubbled up Alec’s throat. It seeped between his teeth and dribbled down his chin. “Will he still want you when he knows what you’ve done and what it cost?” Squeezing my eyes shut, I cringed further into the mattress as blood rained down. The warm stickiness, with its pungent rusty smell, dripped on my face and soaked my shirt. I risked a glance up to see Alec’s lips curl in an evil grin. “Now, how ‘bout a kiss?” He bowed his head and crammed his blood soaked lips to mine. My muffled scream quickly turned into a gurgled gasp for air as I fought not to drown in this crimson hell. -Excerpt from Ascension, Gryphon Series Book 4 releasing in November

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Author Alicia Michaels

Lost Kingdom of Fallada Series


Spooky Excerpt

Such anger,” she said with a ‘tsk’. “I can see that you have much passion, Elf. I shall enjoy your company greatly before I kill you. Perhaps watching your beloved die will take the wind out of your sails.”

Kai simply glared at her, his eyes cold, blue slits of rage. His chest heaved with the force of his anger. Eranna shrugged and turned back to Zara, approaching the stone slab again, her lips parted in a gruesome grin. When she reached the altar, she plucked a lock of Zara’s hair from the ground and inspected it with interest.

“Such beauty,” she murmured. “Such freshness and youth, wasted on a mere human. I know of your father’s treachery, girl. He stole from Fallada what was rightfully mine, and I intend to have it back.”

“Please,” Zara pleaded, hoping to appeal to the woman’s sense of right and wrong—if she possessed any at all. “Why are you doing this? What did I ever do to you?”

Eranna laughed. The sound was bitter and raw. “Do to me? Why, nothing, child. You are my enemy simply by circumstance of your birth. You are an abomination, an anomaly; you have no right to exist. What right do you have to such power? You do not even know how to control it! You are weak, a simpering little girl with no idea the kind of might she possesses within her bones! And why should you possess it when I am so much more worthy? Why should you experience the joys of a lover’s embrace and his child in your belly while I …” she trailed off, her expression crestfallen as she turned her back on Zara. For a moment, Zara thought she detected the glisten of tears in the queen’s eyes. “It is no matter,” she continued, her voice gruff and choked. “I will amass so much power unto myself, that no one will stand in the way of what I want. I shall have it all; beauty, youth, power, eternal life.” She turned back to Zara, her knife glistening in the candlelight. “And I shall begin by taking from you what I so rightfully deserve.”

Zara could only stare, hypnotized by the madness in Eranna’s eyes as she advanced on her knife raised. Through the roaring in her ears, she faintly heard Kai’s roars of anger, his voice growing hoarse, soon smothered by the rattling of his chains as he fought against them to no avail. The glint of the knife caught her eye as Eranna lifted it high over her head.

Her smile was sad as she turned for one last look at the love of her life. He’d ceased struggling and stared back at her with tears in his eyes, silent sobs shaking him from the inside.

“Zara,” he whispered as he realized then that the fight was over.

“I love you,” she whispered, closing her eyes as a swift current of air warned her of the knife’s descent.

From Beyond the Iron Gate: Zara’s Journey

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