I’ve got a massive backlist out there, but I’m focusing mostly on my indie releases now, which a lot of my readers haven’t heard of yet. So we’re going to be putting up excerpts of the indie work I’ve done—both full length and short collections, each Wednesday, to encourage you to give my new work a try.
Today’s excerpt comes from Fury Awakened.
Series Page: Fury Unbound
Book Page to find buy links: Fury Awakened
“This is my cousins’ inn. We can rest here.” She looped her arm through Laren’s. “Our family lives in another village, but our cousins moved here a hundred years ago. We don’t get to see them that often, so this will be a reunion for us.”
That was the most information I had ever heard her volunteer about her life. Laren caught my gaze and winked, and I thought I caught the wisp of a smile. That in itself was a miracle. We tied the horses to the post out front and followed them into the building, a massive two-story affair.
The main reception area was rustic and the atmosphere exuded a secure feel. I could sleep easy here, without worry. The large reception desk was manned by two people, a man and a woman, and both looked remarkably like Laren and Elan.
Must be their relatives, I thought.
My guess was confirmed when the woman let out a loud squeak of delight and raced around the counter as soon as she laid eyes on us. The man followed suit, though more slowly and with a shaded expression. They didn’t hug, but they touched hands, entwining their fingers. I couldn’t recognize the quick melodic words that flew between them but after a few minutes, the woman turned toward us.
“Come, you who are friends of our family. We will find rooms for all of you.”
“Meet Tera and Shay, our cousins who run this inn.” Elan motioned toward each one of us in turn. “Allow me to present Fury, Hans, Montran, and Tymbur. They’re Theosian by nature. Jason, his sister Shevron, and her son Leonard—hawk-shifters.”
Leonard shifted at that, but Shevron rested her arm on his.
“And Greta is a Valkyrie. And may I present Lord Tam, Prince of UnderBarrow.” Elan finished.