Child of War-Rising Son for Sweet Saturday Samples
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My excerpt is from my upcoming novel….
Child of War-Rising Son
Book #3 in the OF WAR Series
As always, my excerpt is PG-13 (or below). The novel and series, however, are written for ADULTS. As such, they are not recommended for the faint of heart.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: Many heartfelt apologies to those who were expecting this novel to release on 9/21/2012. Due to my new job the release date for signed hard covers and signed paperbacks as well as regular paperbacks has been moved to HALLOWEEN! Please forgive the delay and I hope you will find it and my taxing of your patience worth it.
“So, it’s true, you do plan to level the Mortal World.”
“I didn’t say that,” he smirked. “Show yourself, I know who you are. Tisiphone, Queen of the Furies, punisher of the wicked, of those who have committed the ultimate sin and trespass—killing one’s parent or sibling. You’ll get no confessions out of me, you wretched bitch. I know who you are. You’re not my Mother.”
The transparent imagine of Alena faded away replaced a by a gaping black hole in the shape of a woman with fire pits where her eyes should be and a river of blood forever running across her lips. Little bits of pink spittle flew into the air when she spoke, “Greetings little Lord Raven. I see you are just as cunning and sly as your Parents.”
“My Mother is neither sly nor cunning.”
“She is a Fae, she is a mistress of the arts of deception,” Tisiphone countered.
“Whatever,” Raven scoffed, “she’s still breathing, sleeping away on Olympus, so you can’t get too pissed at me.”
“Fell off the mountain,” he spat.
“That much is true,” Tisiphone crooned and then turned her back on him and began floating away toward the flowing river. She got a few yards before she turned around, “well, what are you waiting for? Do you want to finish this or not?”
“Lead the way, ladies first and all.”
Tisiphone let out a laugh so shrill that it alone caused bits of debris to fall from the ceiling of the cavern. “You’re no gentleman and I am no lady.” Without another word, she floated off so quickly, Raven had to run to keep up with her.
At the end of the cavern, they came to the river so hot Raven thought the flesh would melt off his bones. The stench so thick with decay and old blood made him want to wretch again. Just as the vomit rose to the back of his throat and he doubled over he heard cries coming from overhead. The urgency in them pushed the puke away as he looked up to see hundreds of bamboo cages suspended over the flaming river.
In each dangling cage was a Trinity.
“You’re at the halfway point of your Trial, little Lord Raven,” Tisiphone pointed up at the screaming girls about to be plunged into the boiling river at any moment. “Pick the Shade that is your Sister, free her, bring her back to the Fields and Hades’ will consider you an Olympian.”
“How do I know which one is her?” They all looked exactly like Trinity. They all screamed. They all held their arms out to him through their cages and called out his name as they begged him to help them.
“That’s up to do you decide,” she crooned. “As soon as you free one, the others will plunge into the river so you better choose the right one.”
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