Can’t wait for Shadows of the Past? You don’t have to. It’s out now
Haunted by memories of her past, Amethyst Lakes left her home to come to Edenton. She was ready to start a new life on her own after being stalked relentlessly.
Hayden Hunter is too busy being Sheriff to take interest in a woman.
That is until his officer drags Amethyst into his life. For the first time he wants to protect and claim.
There’s instant attraction between the two, but Amethyst isn’t ready for anyone since she found out her ex killed himself after she sent him away for good.
Preston has always protected Amethyst, and when he finds out something of legend and nightmares is coming for her, he’ll do everything he can to keep her safe.
Amethyst is either the catalyst to bring nightmares fully into this realm, or the one to end them. Can she find the power to stop the darkness, or will she wind up its prey?
Pretty little nymph, suspicious but sexy earth fae, cocky mage, and a nightmare of old.
A little snippet
Preston nodded and went in without knocking. Hayden sat back in his chair with a scowl but didn’t say a word.
“We need to talk. I’m sure Paavo already told you I was coming.”
He nodded. “Then sit and we’ll talk.”
Preston squared his shoulders and stood his ground. “How much did Paavo tell you?”
“That Mathis believes my suspicions are correct.”
“And those are?”
Hayden’s brow arched. “Why do you care? This isn’t your town. You’re not invested in this.”
Asshole always thought he knew everything. Preston glared back. “I care about what happens to my friends, and I have a few here. I don’t want anything to happen to Amethyst, Jamie, Fallon or anyone else for that matter.”
Hayden snarled, “Amethyst? Tell me you haven’t touched her.”
Preston seethed at that assumption and snarled back, “If you lay a single hand on her, I swear to God I will tear you apart.” He could just imagine that big asshole trampling all over her sweet personality. He’d ruin her worse than Preston ever could.
The sheriff shot to his feet and the whole building shook as his anger radiated through the room. “What have you done to her? That innocent young woman doesn’t deserve trash like you.”
“Done?” He let out a bitter laugh. “I protected her from the likes of Jarvis. I’ve kept her safe from the Council when her piece of shit, stalker ex accused her of enthralling him.”
Hayden’s mouth fell open. “What?”
Preston’s nostrils flared and his eyes narrowed. “You heard me.”
“You haven’t fucked her like every other woman you see?”
“Hey, I haven’t been with anyone but Jamie for over a year. I know I have a bad reputation, but have you ever seen me looking in another woman’s direction?”
Hayden took a deep breath and shook his head no. “True, but after what Tom said you told Brody, I just assumed.”
“Well fuck you. I was there the day Amethyst was born. I will never let anyone hurt her. That means you, asshole.”
Hayden glared back but nodded slightly before taking his seat. “So the Shadows?”
Preston grudgingly took a seat and considered how much to tell the judgmental Fae meat shield.
“Why don’t you just put it all out on the table? I need to know what in the abyss is going on.” He growled.
Preston scowled. “It’s still under investigation. I can’t give you all the details as they are still classified.” And he’d be damned if he gave this prick any reason to suspect Amethyst had a hand in this mess. “An old fae scroll was found in a dead warlock’s apartment. Here’s the thing, the council didn’t find the scroll in the first sweep of the apartment. There was a dark spell hiding the real mess. There was blood and that shadow shit everywhere. I also found an old fae scroll. It’s written in a combination of the fae languages. Archives are trying to decipher it.”
Hayden narrowed his eyes. “A fae scroll? Shit. The warlock really released a Shadow Fae into this realm?”
“Looks that way.”
“And you didn’t think it might be smart to contact a fae about it?” Hayden’s nostrils flared and his chest heaved. “We’re talking real chaos being unleashed, and you just keep this shit to yourselves?”
Preston shot to his feet. “What do you think you can do about it? Huh? Got some answers? I just shared information I don’t believe you can do a damned thing about, and instead of offering some sort of explanation, you’re complaining that I don’t trust you.”
Hayden stood up and looked down at him. “How am I supposed to help if you guys don’t trust me with all the information? I can’t tell you anything new without all of the facts.”
“Newsflash, asswipe, I just gave you facts. It looks like a warlock released a shadow fae into this realm, and died in the process. What else can I tell you?”
“You don’t have the scroll. I can’t confirm it. Can you at least give me a name so I can check into it?”
“Carl Umbra. Good luck with that. We’ve already looked into the warlock.” With that, Preston stormed off.
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Meet Brandy L Rivers
Author, Mom, wife, and lover of all things paranormal. I read a little of everything, but I definitely love my monsters and casters. I have a wonderful husband and three great kids. I do a ton of writing mostly to keep myself sane, though a lot of people would tell you I’m nuts. Well, maybe I am, but I don’t mind.
Shadows of the Past is the fourth title in the Others of Edenton series. New Beginnings is the prequel. It was actually written after In Too Deep which is the first book. Shadows Fall is a novelette that comes right as In Too Deep ends, and leads up to Shadows of the Past. Next in line is Falling Into Place, which is Robert’s story, and I want it ready by early 2014. That’s all I’ll say for now. I don’t want to give too much away. I have many more planned after that.
There is even a spinoff in the works. The first one will be Nights Embrace and will be the first book in the Others in Seattle series. I’m going to try to have that one ready sometime early 2014. Then there’s Storm Mistress which you’ll get to see a couple new faces from Shadows of the Past again.