Exclusive Excerpt: BLADE SONG by J.C. Daniels

JCDaniels-Blade Song

Shiloh WalkerI am excited to welcome author Shiloh Walker today who is releasing a brand new urban fantasy novel under the name JC Daniels. Blade Song is definitely worth a read, if not for the yummy mean involved.

Kit Colbana—half breed, assassin, thief, jack of all trades—has a new job: track down the missing ward of one of the local alpha shapeshifters. It should be a piece of cake.

So why is she so nervous? It probably has something to do with the insanity that happens when you deal with shifters—especially sexy ones who come bearing promises of easy jobs and easier money.

Or maybe it’s all the other missing kids that Kit discovers while working the case, or the way her gut keeps screaming she’s gotten in over her head. Or maybe it’s because if she fails—she’s dead.

If she can stay just one step ahead, she should be okay. Maybe she’ll even live long to collect her fee…


Exclusive Excerpt from Blade Song!

JCDaniels-Blade Songaneira [a-nir-a] derived from Antianeirai, found in the Illiad, warrior women, meaning ‘those who war like men’. Also known as Amazons.

Something a lot of people don’t know about the aneira. Weapons sing to us. They whisper. They talk. Even modern weapons do it, although it’s muted, almost like a radio station that’s gone all static-filled. Most of the weapons in there spoke to me in that muffled sort of voice, although there was a compound bow that wasn’t bad.

But there was something else—

I followed the sound of it while Damon paced along at my back.

“So, son, what are you looking for? Big guy like you might like this one…” He touched a big piece of work. I recognized it. Overpriced, but the manufacturer made them well. However, I wouldn’t be able to draw the damn thing. Its main feature was that it was made for big guys. I wasn’t big.

I kept walking and paused by the one bow that did seem to whisper to me. It wasn’t the one singing—I still couldn’t see her, but this one…I touched a hand to him.

“That’s an awfully strong bow for a girl your size, sweetheart,” the man said, glancing at me dismissively.

“Really?” I picked it up.

Made by Athens. I hadn’t used them before. But when I touched the bow, his whisper grew to a steady stream, one I decided I liked, even as the song in the back of my head grew louder. Smiling, I drew back on the bow. “I like him,” I murmured.

“We’ll take it,” Damon said.

I released and lowered the bow, held onto it as I kept walking. There was a cabinet the end. The singing came from there. “What’s in here?” I asked.


Damon said quietly, “Remember I pay double.”

“Handmade. Traditional bows. The compound would suit you fine and it’s a lot cheaper, especially since you have to pay double. Despite what people think, if you know how to shoot, the compound is no more or less accurate than a recurve bow.” The man was standing at my elbow now, although he was actually talking to me now, instead of Damon.

“I know.” I smiled. I had to see what was in that cabinet. Had to.

“The cheapest bow in there is fifteen hundred dollars. That means it will cost you three thousand. You got that on you?” he asked, his voice edging into belligerence.

I looked at Damon, deflating a little. I didn’t, damn it. But I had to have what was singing to me…singing so sweetly, I almost wanted to cry.

“I got it,” he said.

I couldn’t stop the smile that spread over my face.

When he opened the cabinet, I saw her.

Oh, sweetheart…come to mama…

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Shiloh Walker/J.C. Daniels

Meet J.C. Daniels!

J.C. Daniels exploded in being in May of 2012. She’s the pen name of author Shiloh Walker and was created basically because Shiloh writes like a hyperactive bunny and an intervention was necessary. J.C. is the intervention. The name… J.C. Daniels is a play off of the three people who pretty much run Shiloh’s life.

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Want to purchase Shiloh’s novels?
SWalker-FragileBlade series

  1. Blade Song at Amazon
  2. Night Blade (2013)
  3. Broken Blade (2014)

Fragile (writing as Shiloh Walker)

  1. Fragile at Amazon | Book Depository
  2. Broken at Amazon | Book Depository

Ash Trilogy (writing as Shiloh Walker)

  1. If You Hear Her at Amazon | Book Depository
  2. If You See Her at Amazon | Book Depository
  3. If You Know Her at Amazon | Book Depository

The First Book of Grimm at Amazon | Book Depository (writing as Shiloh Walker)
The Second Book of Grimm at Amazon | Book Depository (writing as Shiloh Walker)
The Missing at Amazon | Book Depository (writing as Shiloh Walker)
The Departed at Amazon | Book Depository (writing as Shiloh Walker)
Stolen at Amazon (writing as Shiloh Walker)

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