For my readers who are fans of the Bayshore Witch Legacy series, I think you’ll be thrilled to hear that I started work on book 3, Coven of Shadows, today!
Since today is Teaser Tuesday, I thought I’d drop you guys a quick preview excerpt, for those that want it.
Since I don’t want to spoil anything for those of you who are caught up, however, I’m going to set it so the excerpt has to be unlocked. That way, you can’t accidentally read spoilers if you haven’t finished Coven of Secrets and Coven of Lies yet. 😉
Please note that all Teaser Tuesday posts haven’t been to the editor yet.
White-hot lightning arced across my skin, searing every nerve-ending in my body…our body. It burned away the walls I’d built to keep Shadow suppressed. Magic burned deep in my bones, and shadows wreathed my body, dancing on my pale skin like dark flames.
I’m finally free.
My heart stuttered and my blood turned to ice. An invisible force wrapped around my core, ripping me away from my body as Shadow rushed toward it.
“Sacrificing myself was a mistake,” I whispered.
And you’re too late to do anything about it. Shadow’s laughter knifed through my gut, cold and hard. I strained against the force holding me apart from my body.
“You made your choice, Roxanne.” Themis’ voice boomed through the Night Realm like thunder. “It is just that you should accept the consequences.”
My consciousness plunged down into the impaled, crumpled body on the ground at the statue of Themis’ feet. Mind-numbing pain forced my eyes open and I let out a gurgling, wet scream.
Rolling to my side, I grasped the hilt of the sword buried in my chest and pulled. I just thought I knew the meaning of pain before that moment.
“Please,” my voice broke. “At least let me see what Shadow is doing in my body.”
“For that, you must go to the reflecting pool at the temple’s core, daughter of Hecate.” The statue bent and plucked the sword out of my chest with ruthless efficiency. My blood flowed freely, spilling over the statue’s white marble feet in bright, spurting splashes, and I blacked out.