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New Release - Heart of the Assassins

Heart of the Assassins

 

I'm proud to announce my newest urban fantasy release: 

Heart of the Assassins – An Academy of Assassins Novel : Book 2

 

Here is a little blurb for you: 

 

A PLAGUE UNLEASHED ON THE PRIMORDIAL REALM THREATENS THE SURVIVAL OF THE SUPERNATURAL RACE. ONLY THE ACADEMY OF ASSASSINS CAN PREVENT THE RACE’S DESTRUCTION…AND THEIR OWN.

 

Morgan has been banned from hunting until she learns to control her powers and her impulsive nature. Her team is so focused on her training, she feels more alone and alienated than ever. She must make the heartbreaking decision to stay and fight for the men who mean everything to her or turn her back on the Academy to survive.

 

But the choice is taken from her when the Academy is viciously attacked, and Morgan is abducted and dumped into the Primordial Realm. Abandoned and unable to get back to the Academy, Morgan must take a crash course in survival in this alien world. As she investigates the deadly mist sweeping through the Realm, she is horrified to discover that her team has followed her, determined to earn back her trust.

 

With their lives in danger, Morgan will do whatever it takes to save them, even if it means entering Tartarus and uncovering the secrets of the forgotten gods. With the cure in hand, they must defeat monsters from myths and legends—and their worst nightmares—and escape the gates of hell, or risk becoming forever trapped and forced to watch the destruction of their world.

 

An Academy of Assassins Novel : Book 2

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Here is a little sneak peek of Morgan and her Assassins facing their greatest fears…

 

Excerpt: 

Admitting defeat despite her misgivings, Morgan followed Katar into the passageway. The farther they walked down the tunnel, the more the light dimmed. They turned the corner, and even with her enhanced vision, she couldn’t see more than a foot in front of her. Chipped shale from the walls crackled under her feet—or so she thought until she saw the floor and walls literally move.

 

“Um, guys?”

 

Her voice seemed to be a trigger.

 

The guys closed ranks around her when clumps of the ceiling began to drop.

 

Something hit her shoulder with a heavy thump, and she reached up, only to come face to face with a furry spider the size of her fist. She jolted with instant panic to get it off her, flicking it away with shaky hands, her skin crawling, still able to feel its hairy feet tiptoeing over her.

 

Only then did she realize it wasn’t her imagination.

 

Chaos erupted as bugs rained down from the ceiling. Spiders with legs bigger than her fingers roamed above the rippling floor. Centipedes at least six inches long, cockroaches the size of her boots, and a churning ball of an assortment of smaller bugs began to crawl up their legs.

 

“What the fuck is up with these prehistoric bugs?” She slapped at her pants, watching the guys doing a weird sort of dance, trying to shake off the critters.

 

Loki leapt from her shoulder, hovered midair for a second as he flung out his wings, and then tackled a spider that was seconds away from smacking her in the face. They hit the floor with a solid thud. When the spider pried itself away from the gardog and stood, she realized the critter was almost bigger than the pup. Not deterred, the hound went wild, nipping and clawing until parts went flying.

 

“Son of a bitch.” The guard next to her swore, slapping at a wood grub three inches long and two inches round. Thick juices with the consistency and color of pistachio pudding splattered everywhere as he crushed the bug, leaving behind a swath of green slime. More and more people began to swear when they were bitten.

 

Then she saw one of the guards yank out his knife, rip open his shirt, and begin to carve up his stomach, uncaring how deep he cut, shrieking that the bugs were burrowing under his skin, eating him from the inside out. His guts spilled out, and he began to sort through his intestines, as if searching for a bug that had somehow gotten inside him. “Get it out!” he shrieked. “Gotta get it out.”

 

The more bugs they killed, the more frantic the soldiers became, as if the bugs contained a hallucinogenic drug, making them see things that weren’t there.

 

Another soldier was on the ground, his body covered in large welts, bugs swarming all over him. He lifted a large rock and repeatedly smashed his legs with it, trying to stop the bugs from burrowing up to his crotch. Bones cracked, but he continued to beat away the bugs, oblivious to the fact that his legs were so busted he’d never walk again.

 

“What the fuck is happening?” Ryder and Ascher were helping the soldiers, trying to stop them from mutilating themselves, while battling their own infestations. Atlas was relatively uncovered, the infection possibly a repellent. He swiped the bugs off her back and plucked them out of her hair before flicking them across the cave.

 

“The tunnels amplify our greatest fear.” Atlas sounded grim as he hacked and slashed as fast as the bugs fell, and yet the beasties showed no sign of stopping their attack.

 

Draven didn’t freak out like the rest. He yanked out his knife, flicking the bugs away from him, leaving behind little nicks and cuts as he went, the blade gouging deeper each time. She caught his arm, but he was surprisingly strong.

 

“Stop!” But it was like he didn’t hear her, the number of his cuts increasing. She watched in horror as the tip of his blade pierced his flesh, so she did the only thing she could…she head-butted him, knocking him off his feet, the blade clattering to the stone.

 

The loss of a weapon didn’t alleviate the need to carve himself up.

 

He began to claw at his arms, leaving deep grooves in his flesh. Kincade came to her rescue, helping her pin Draven’s elbows to his side. When he continued to grapple with her, Morgan crawled onto his lap. She grabbed his chin, making him meet her eyes. “Can you see me?”

 

He gave a jerky nod, his struggles stopping immediately.

 

“Do you have your shit together?” Breathing heavily, he nodded, and Kincade tapped her arm.

 

“I got him. Help the others.”

 

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I hope you enjoyed meeting the Assassins. To find out what happens next in their cave of horrors, be sure to visit Amazon.com:

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Aelinor
Aelinor
6 years ago

Just finished this. I love it, when will the next one come out???

Aelinor
Aelinor
6 years ago
Reply to  Stacey

Lol, if only. I can wait though, how many books do you think will be in this series?

Gia
Gia
6 years ago
Reply to  Stacey

Well I didn’t even know book 2 was out but I’m preemptively demanding more!

Jessica Fowler
Jessica Fowler
6 years ago
Reply to  Stacey

I just became introduced to this series and I’m so happy I found it! I absolutely love Morgan and her guys and your writing is phenomenal! I was so happy when I found out that there will be a 3rd book! A little sad I have to wait, but hey I will gladly do it because it means that I’ll be off on another adventure with them in due time. Thank you so much for this series!

Lane
Lane
6 years ago

This was terrific!
But when are we getting the next ‘Raven Investigations’book??

Soraya
Soraya
6 years ago

Okay I read this book the second you released it and I finished it two seconds later and I’m obsessed. Please tell me you have 20 million more books in this series ??????? Please. Pretty please 🙁

Novella
Novella
6 years ago

I had been waiting impatiently for the second book since I finished the first earlier this year. Noticed it had been released Sunday night quite by accident and have spent every spare moment reading it, cursing the need to go to work. It’s Tuesday night and I have finished. I feel greedy asking for more after the veritable feast you provided, but I want more 🙂

You have a fantastic way with words, your characters breathing on the page and your narrative conjuring up alien worlds filled with danger and adventure. I wish you all the best with your writing, and a speedy return to the Academy!

Julie Murray
Julie Murray
6 years ago

Awesome, need more! Loved the books one of the best series I have read and I read them all! Please do more!

Miranda
Miranda
6 years ago

This is an amazing series so far!! I can’t wait to see what will happen next

Jessica Fowler
Jessica Fowler
6 years ago

just became introduced to this series and I’m so happy I found it! I absolutely love Morgan and her guys and your writing is phenomenal! I was so happy when I found out that there will be a 3rd book! A little sad I have to wait, but hey I will gladly do it because it means that I’ll be off on another adventure with them in due time. Thank you so much for this series!Sorry! Meant to post this as an actual comment instead of just a reply! My bad…

Natasha Johnson
Natasha Johnson
6 years ago

Just found the series and really enjoyed it! I love the world you created and now am waiting patiently for Claimed!

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