Day two of the countdown to February 29th, the release of my dark fantasy novel, Blue Ruin!
This snippet is from my Chapter Two: Traitor. In this chapter, Heidi — a double agent, a detective for the government, Maura’s work partner, and Adrian’s (the antagonist) lover — arrives at a crime scene she helped stage.
Side note: Beth is the alias Maura uses. Beth is Maura.
Heidi waited for the signal, the yellow flash at the end of the long street that signified it was done. One minute. Two minutes, and then five minutes passed since the last Annihilation spell lit up the sky. She curled her fingers around the leather steering wheel. Had Beth killed Adrian? Chuckling to herself, she shook her head. He’s immortal. But the thought did little to ease her nerves. Beth’s squad should be dead by now. Beth should be dead by now.
Blue Ruin is the first novel in The Phoenix Series. The Phoenix Series is a dark fantasy with gothic, noire, paranormal, and supernatural elements.
“A hunter and the hunted, Maura Leroux is one of the last of her kind with a dark past that has haunted her. With black magical beings having been hunted for centuries, she’s come to learn a thing or two about survival. But Adrian Wilhelm, a notorious Vampire, threatens to destroy Maura’s newfound life as a detective in the magical world of Mystics. Adrian intends to use Maura as a means of resurrecting the fallen world of black magical beings, Abysm. Maura has made it her mission to stop Adrian while covering her tracks from those that have been seeking her out for centuries.”
Blue Ruin is now available for pre-order as an e-book. Pre-order The Phoenix Series: Blue Ruin — set to release on February 29, 2016.