Edgelanders Excerpt

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Her own enemy rammed its body harder into her, crushing her with its weight until she couldn’t breathe. If the beast couldn’t tear her to pieces, its weight bearing down on her lungs would suffocate her. Her head swam, panic rushing through her as she kicked and jerked her legs in an effort to throw it off, or at least shift its position so should could draw proper breath.

Its weight was crushing her and she couldn’t breathe. Turning her head into her shoulder, she gasped and wheezed, but it was no use. She could barely even hear the sounds of battle outside the din of its angry claws pounding and pummeling the only thing standing between her and death. Her whole world in that moment consisted of thumping metal, gnashing, snarling, growling, rattling bones and the blood in her mouth. The taste mingled with the scent of brutal cold and wind and the copper-tinge of bloodshed in the air. It roused something feral inside her, waking a feverish brutality and lust for vengeance that tightened like a fist in her gut. She could feel it growing, teeming inside her until it reached her racing heart.

No! She wasn’t ready, she didn’t want to.

A ragged scream of rage erupted, and she shoved hard against the shield atop her, pushing the beast off long enough for her to notice how silent the world seemed even amid the fighting. Clarity, crisp and new, her sharp mind refused to battle with the fear in her heart because she was not going to die. Her friends were not going to die. And then just as quickly as the clarity came, the roaring snarls of battle resumed all around her. Continue reading

On the Second Day of Christmas…

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Hi everyone, and welcome to Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas Reader Appreciation Event. I have no idea who today’s author is, *whistles innocently,* but I hear this Jennifer Melzer person is giving away the first two books in her Serpent of Time series. You can find out more in today’s video.

With ten days left, after today, and still time to take advantage of Starla Huchton’s giveaway from day one, you can grab tons of goodies. It’s a great way to not only discover new books, but meet other readers, so I hope to see you there. You can find the event right here, just follow the link to join us for the all day, every day celebration, and feel free to share with everyone you think might enjoy a few free books in a variety of genres.