Night Blade snippet

This is completely unedited.  Just be warned.  Looking at a release date in early 2013.

“What did you just say, bitch?”

“Damn it, Sam, be quiet.”  That came from the only other woman in there—the little bobcat.  If she’d been in catform, all her fur would standing on it.

“Ella, shut up,” Sam snarled, still not taking her eyes off me.  I smiled at her and blew her a kiss.

That did it.

She lunged for me.

It was the smart-ass things that had done Damon in, too.  Muscles pulled and screamed at me as I moved, springing into a crouch onto the couch and then jumping backward right before she would have grabbed me.

Somebody shouted at her but Damon snarled.

Everybody but Sam and I froze.

I figured he wasn’t directing it at me.  He knew I didn’t respond to the growling—he’d have to physically stop me to keep me from a stupid course of action and since he hadn’t—

I gave into the tribal beat of drums right as Sam’s bones started to shift. Damn.  She must be young if she was letting herself do that now.  In the middle of a fight, it was a waste of energy. Either do it before or wait until you had no choice.

My bow was in my hand before she finished her shift and I sighted, released.

Her pained scream ripped through the room and her shift froze and I had the disconcerting pleasure to watch as she went from nearly a full shift back into human, bit by excruciating bit.

I’d used silver.

And I’d shot her right through the throat.

Again, everybody but Damon was glaring at me.

Chang’s eyes were a little surprised and I shrugged.  “I didn’t shoot her heart. She’ll heal once the arrow is out,” I said, still holding onto my bow.

Buxton was holding her upright, careful not to dislodge the arrow.

The woman—Ella?  Yeah, it was Ella looked at me like she’d like to just run away and hide.

“Ella, get it out,” Damon said, his voice still level.

As he came off the couch, I ran a hand down the carved surface of my bow.  Her drums beat in the back of my mind and the sound of them soothed me.  Listening to that beat as he shot me a look, I held still as he turned his head.

All he did was smile a little.

4 Replies to “Night Blade snippet”

  1. I put it on my calendar for 1st quarter 2013 because i really want to contine following along with Kit Colbana’s adventures. I got busy right around the time Blade Song came out and didn’t post how much I loved the new world and the characters. I am glad that you decided to continue writing about Kit. I think this will be a great new world to explore and if we have to say goodbye to The Hunters this may be a good alternative for all of your fans who love your take on UF.

  2. I stumbled across Blade Song on Amazon and downloaded it right away. I am so excited to see more of Kit and Damon. Those two are fireworks. Admittedly, at first Damon seemed too hard and came across as being an a$$hole for roughing her up. But in the shifter world you need aggression and he has it in spades. He was also not aware of how fragile Kit really is. She has survived by being cunning; more so than physical strength or powers like the other supernaturals. She has a lot of skeletons in her closet and is brash; but also loyal and tender hearted towards the weak. Damon is actually the very person she needs to not only protect her from herself 🙂 but make her face her fears too. They are a perfect team and I cant wait for the next one. Please tell me you have a long line of books for these two!!

  3. Shannon, Thank you… 🙂 just a note, I moved your comment from the UF page to the blog. I can’t get the comments on pages to close-an issue I’ll be addressing once I move my site to a new host away from wordpress, but I didn’t want to lose the comments themselves. Hope you understand!

    Glad you enjoyed Blade Song…I have at least a few more ideas, but it all depends on how well the books do. There is a lot more, time and cost involved with self publishing so I have to keep all those variables in mind. NIGHT BLADE is at least in the works. 🙂

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