It’s that time of year again. Everyone is going back to school and so is JC Daniels’s Kit and Doyle from Blade Song.
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…
Make sure you stick around to the end. We’ll be giving away an ecopy of Blade Song.
Kit and Doyle
Here’s a lesson, from Night Blade, the second book in the Colbana Files series, due out in early 2013. Be warned: Kit has a dirty mouth and she’s a smart ass.
Shapeshifters are fast.
Sometimes it makes them stupid.
That’s why I do okay with them.
They never think that sword of mine is going to help me out much, because they are bigger, stronger, and scarier.
But I’m faster, I’m trained and I spent the first fifteen years of my life training with somebody just as scary as any shapeshifter.
After I’d changed into clothes more fitting for a dance across the mats, I led Doyle into my gym. “You think you can carve me up, do you, Doyle?”
“Oh, I know I can.” He continued to spin the sword and I was a little surprised to see he had some grace with it.
But it wasn’t skill.
He didn’t hold the sword right. And he’d already made the worst mistake possible. He did the same thing everybody else did. He’d underestimated me.
“Alright. I’m going to give you a chance to try.”
He laughed. “Nice try. But there’s no way I’m going to,” he said, shaking his head. “Damon’s having too much fun fucking you for now and if I laid a hand on you, he’d kick my ass.” He winked at me. “I’ll wait until he’s done playing with you.”
I can’t deny that.
Yeah, I know most people think he’s just toying with me and I know I’m still not entirely certain what we have going on with us, but it’s not playing. There’s something between us that I can’t describe and it’s so exhausting having people ignore it, insult it…
Pushing it aside, I nodded. “Damon would definitely kick your ass if you harmed me. But this isn’t about harm. I always need a good opponent. Not that you will be, but I’ll give you a shot. Tell you what…if you can get in a shot, I’ll owe you a favor.”
“A favor?” His lip curled. ” What in the hell can you do for me?”
I stared at him. “Kid, did you forget who found you?”
“No.” His eyes flashed. “Damon did.”
I started my warm-up, watching him steadily. “Did he? He tell you that or did you just guess?”
“You sure as hell couldn’t.”
“If you say so. Okay. Maybe you don’t want a favor from me. But look at this way. You so hate my guts…you’ll have the memory of humiliating me. A trained swordswoman, beaten down by an idiot kid just barely out of puberty.” I smirked at him.
That goaded him into it.
He came at me with a snarl.
I waited until the last second and glided out of his way, tripping him so he hit the floor with a thud.
I was already on the other side of the room when he regained his feet.
“Never let your opponent get you angry,” I warned him. “First lesson.”
Meet JC 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.
Want to purchase Shiloh’s novels?
- Blade Song at Amazon
- Night Blade (2013)
- Broken Blade (2014)
Fragile (writing as Shiloh Walker)
Ash Trilogy (writing as Shiloh Walker)
- If You Hear Her at Amazon | Book Depository
- If You See Her at Amazon | Book Depository
- 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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