Six Sentence Sunday time...

This one’s only just over a year old…


I grabbed the gut busters, double-checked they were fully loaded and undamaged, and then returned to the cave’s opening. For a minute, everything was silent. Nothing moved other than the floating dust.

Then a big, hairy body appeared high in the air before thumping feet first into the trench. He wedged tight at hip level and began to pound and tear at the soil. I dropped the guns, grabbed the knife, and slashed at his legs, severing tendons and biting deep into bone. He roared and twisted, the earth shuddering under the force of his blows. Dust and stone began to rain around me, but I continued to saw at his legs, until one was amputated and the other hanging by threads. Blood poured from the remains of his limbs, a black river that spoke of death. This time, it was his rather than mine.


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Six Sentence Sunday time...

And this time, it’s from Blackbird Rising, my Arthurian inspired modern fantasy tale that’s now available for pre-order…


There were over a dozen demons standing within the stone circle, and at least eight of them were winged. While instinct might be clamoring for me to change shape and flee, that was probably the worst thing I could do. Blackbirds weren’t equipped to fight demons on wing—neither our beaks nor our claws were designed to tear through leathery hides. I had more hope of survival in human form, but against so many….

I tightened my grip on the daggers. I was a De Montfort, however underpowered, and I’d been well trained by Mo. I would and could survive this.


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Six Sentence Sunday time...

And this time, it’s an oldie but a goodie …


I stood in the shadows and watched the dead man.

The night was bitterly cold, and rain fell in a heavy, constant stream. Water sluiced down the vampire’s long causeway of a nose, leaping to the square thrust of his jaw before joining the mad rush down the front of his yellow raincoat. The puddle around his bare feet had reached his ankles and was slowly beginning to creep up his hairy legs.

Like most the newly risen, he was little more than flesh stretched tautly over bone. But his skin possessed a rosy glow that suggested he’d eaten well and often. Even if his pale eyes were sunken. Haunted.

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Dangerous Games (US) by Keri Arthur (Riley Jenson Guardian series) Dangerous Games (UK) by Keri Arthur (Riley Jenson Guardian series)

Blackbird Rising Pre-order live

As the title says, Blackbird Rising is now available for pre-order (well, it is on Apple & Nook. Amazon are currently taking their sweet time hitting the live button & I can’t post it on Kobo yet because they want a complete file & I won’t risk putting it up until it’s edited)

here’s the blurb and linkage:

A modern fantasy novel inspired by the King Arthur legend…

For hundreds of years, the Witch King’s sword has been buried in stone awaiting the next hand to draw it.

Many have tried. None have succeeded.

Gwen is the last in a long line of De Montfort witches whose duty it is to protect the sword of all power. But when she returns to King Island to perform the blessing, a mysterious pulse of blue light tells her that someone has attempted to draw the sword. Before she can investigate any further, demons attack. She only survives with the help of a mysterious stranger who disappears as quickly as he appears. 

Gwen and her grandmother, Moscelyne, soon discover that minor gateways into Darkside—the traditional home of both demons and dark elves—are being forced open by magic.  Even worse, someone is now sending demons after the Witch King’s heirs.

As vital artifacts are stolen by Darkside and the deaths draw altogether too close to home, Gwen and Mo—with the help of old gods and an ancient order of knights once thought dead—scramble to unravel the clues and stop the murderous would-be king from claiming the crown.

If they fail and the wrong hand draws the sword of power, he can unlock the main gateway into Darkside and unleash utter hell onto an unsuspecting and unprepared England….

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Six Sentence Sunday Time...

And, you guessed it, it’s from Wicked Wings, book 5 of the Lizzie Grace series, which is OUT NOW!

To celebrate said release, we have more sentences this time  :)


Monty appeared a few seconds later. He had a multitude of twigs in his hair and scratches on his arms. Belle followed him, her grin unrestrained.

“What have we got, Liz?” He hobbled over surprisingly fast.

“Well hello to you, too,” I said, voice dry.

He had the grace to look chastened, if only momentarily. “Sorry, just eager to get back into the action. Been going a bit stir-crazy after all the inactivity and hospital stays.”

“You worked in spell cataloging for most of your working life. You should be used to inaction.”

He stopped beside me. His face was flushed with heat, and sweat dribbled down his cheeks and stained the underarms of his shirt. “It seems I’ve gained a taste for action, despite being in the reservation for only a short time. What do we have?”


He gave me the look. “I can see that much.”

I grinned. “Did Belle tell you about the ones we found earlier?”

“Yes, and Ashworth should have waited for me. I am the stronger witch.”

“Dare you to say that to Ashworth,” Belle commented.



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