If you notice the top links, I've got some new info up under Trylle Trilogy, including back blurbs for the next two books, as well as the Torn soundtrack, and an updated excerpt for Switched. (The Torn excerpt TBA).
But for funzies, I'm putting a one page teaser from Torn:
She dodged before I got close to her and sent a swift kick into my abdomen. I stumbled backwards, gripping my stomach more dramatically than I needed to, and when she came at me again, I moved and punched her.
Kyra didn’t even take a moment to be stunned. She whipped forward, returning the blows much harder in my face. When I fell down, she stood over me, smiling with blood dripping from her nose.
Not for the first time, I thought, I am going to die.
I scrambled to get to my feet, and she grabbed my hair, yanking me up. I kicked at her as she lifted me, and she rewarded my moxie by kicking me so hard in the side, I cried out. Kyra laughed at that and punched me again.
This time I saw white and everything faded out for a moment. My hearing got wonky, and I barely hung on to consciousness.
“Stop!” A strong voice was shouting.
When I blinked open my swollen eyes, I saw a man running up the stairs towards Kyra. He was tall, and even through his black sweater, he was obviously well-muscled. Kyra looked back at him and dropped me to the ground when he got to the top of the stairs.
“It’s not like I can really hurt her, Ian,” Kyra said, her voice bordering on whining.
I tried to get to my feet again, even though I felt dizzy and everything hurt to move. She kicked me to knock me down.
“Knock it off!” He snapped at her, and she grimaced and took a step back.
He moved towards me, towering above me, and then knelt down. I wanted to scramble back away from him, but I wouldn’t get far. He cocked his head, looking at me curiously.
“So you’re what all the fuss is about,” he mused.
He reached forward, taking my face in his hands. Not painfully, but enough where he was forcing me to look at him. His brown eyes fixed on mine. I wanted to look away, but I couldn’t.
This strange fog settled over me, and as terrified as I was, I felt my body relaxing, losing its ability to fight. My eyelids were too heavy to keep open, and unable to stop it, I fell asleep.
I was dreaming of water. But anything more specific than that I couldn’t remember. Faintly, too far away for me to understood, I heard voices. My body felt cold, like it should be shivering but wasn’t. My cheeks were warm though, resting against something soft and smelling familiar.
“You’re telling me that she is a Princess?” Matt asked, and his chest rumbled just above me. My head lay against his leg, and the more I started to wake up, the more I started to realize how terrible my body felt.
“It’s not that hard to believe, really,” Rhys said. His voice came from somewhere on the other side of the room, and it sounded like it was moving. “Once you get all the Trylle stuff, the Princess part is pretty easy to take.”
So that's it. That's all for now.