Today’s excerpt comes from WITCHING BONES.
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“Everything okay?” He froze. “What the hell? Who’s been playing fast and free with magic here? I know you’re a bone witch, Raven, but…” He looked around, confused.
“Magic? What are you talking about?” I asked, but stopped as the doorbell rang. I handed Elise to Kipa, who gently put her back in the cage as I went to answer the door.
Angel was standing there, a package in hand. “I should have called first, but I was on the Eastside and I wanted to drop off the material I promised to give you.”
I invited her in. “You want to stay to dinner? Kipa’s here.” I took the bag and peeked in. Just as she had said, the material was gorgeous, a rich black velvet, embossed with plum designs, and glints of gold threads woven throughout. It would make a gorgeous dress or skirt.
She shrugged. “Sure, if I’m not intruding. I can stay for a little while. Sounds good.” She followed me into the kitchen. “Need any help?”
“I was just checking on the ferrets. If you could set the table, that would be great.” I hustled back to the ferrets’ room, where Kipa was waiting. “Angel’s staying to dinner. Did you figure out anything?”
He shook his head. “No, there’s just a strong aura of magic in the room that I don’t recognize. I’m surprised you don’t feel it. There doesn’t seem to be any malevolence behind it, but whatever it is, I’m pretty sure that it’s affecting the ferrets. I’m not the best one to ask about magic, though.”