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FLIGHT FROM DEATH — Book 1 of the Fly By Night Series (a spinoff of Otherworld)Release date: July 7th, 2015. Available for Preorder! If you want an autographed copy, preorder from Seattle Mystery Bookshop. Preorders help authors out SO much!
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“Something’s got me!” I tried to shake it off, twisting around so I could see what was facing me, but the darkness was unnatural—pitch black so that even I couldn’t see what had hold of me. I reached out, trying to push off whoever it was. The hand worked its way near my throat but I was strong, and I shoved, hard. Though my hands made contact with my attacker, another second and the form vanished.
“Shimmer? Where are you?” A brilliant light flashed and Chai was standing there, surrounded by a golden glow that infused every corner of the room. He closed his eyes and it intensified, driving back the darkness until the lights suddenly came on again.
I leaned against the door, shaking. Whatever had hold of me had meant business—there was no doubt about that. Those claws had been aimed for my jugular, and I knew it. Chai hurried over to me before the others could react.
“Little Sister, are you all right?” He gazed down at me with those eyes that swirled in sea foam green. He wrapped a protective arm around my shoulders and brushed back my hair.
I nodded as Alex joined us. “Shimmer, girl, are you hurt?” He glanced up at Chai, a worried look on his face. “She okay? Thanks, mate, for the light. We needed it, for sure.”
“No problem.” Chai gave him a long look and, with a subtle move, stepped back, allowing Alex to shift closer to me. “But you have serious trouble on your hands.”
I wanted to ask Chai to help, to go find whatever this thing had been, but I didn’t dare. It was one thing asking him to watch the fish—that wasn’t a wish or a favor per se. But for something like this? We’d be stepping into a very gray area that could go very wrong. And it wouldn’t be Chai’s fault if it did. He was bound to his nature, as much as any of us was. Ralph had to shift into Were form under the full moon. Alex craved blood and needed it to survive. I had to have contact with the water. Chai—Chai was a djinn, and as such, he did what djinns do.