THE LOST SWALLOW will be released on August 14 … in the meantime here’s a short preview of the novel. It’s the scene where the two main characters—Asher and Mira—meet.
Excerpt from THE LOST SWALLOW:
Where did she go?
Asher turned around, planning to retrace his steps, and found himself facing a cloaked and hooded figure.
It took barely an instant to realize that she’d somehow managed to get behind him. Then she struck out, hitting him hard in the solar plexus.
The force of her punch knocked Asher back against the wall. A heartbeat later she had a cold blade pressed to his throat.
The woman was shorter than him, and had to look up to meet his gaze, but she didn’t appear remotely cowed by his greater size or strength. She pressed the blade close to his windpipe. Her hood had fallen back, her dark hair whipping around her, and her eyes were narrowed and dangerous.
“What do you want?” she asked, her voice a low growl.
Asher held her gaze and inhaled slowly and carefully. She had a murderous glint in her eye.
“To speak to you,” he wheezed, still recovering from her punch. “I’m a friend.”
Liar. If the woman knew what was good for her she’d end him now.
Her mouth twisted and the pressure on his throat increased. Asher felt a sting as the tip of the blade dug into his flesh.
“Try another answer,” she growled.