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Friday, June 10, 2016

Descended From Dragons


Descended From Dragons
by Tricia Owens

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GENRE: Urban Fantasy/PNR (sweet, sensual)

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BLURB:

Beneath the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas lies another city. A secret city in plain sight, full of warlocks and demons, shape-shifters and golems. A city that feeds off the chance magick that is generated by gamblers and which is ruled by mysterious beings called the Oddsmakers.

It is in this strange underbelly of the occult that Anne Moody runs a cursed pawn shop for the desperate, the curious, and the magickally inclined. Though the job is boring, it keeps her under the radar. None of her customers have any inkling that she is a dragon sorceress with a power that's been feared throughout history. However dragons are no help when a stone statue ends up in her shop that is more than it appears. The statue is a gargoyle named Vale, who is shrouded in mystery and secrets. When she learns that Vale is possessed, and that the person responsible for cursing him plans to take over Las Vegas with a horde of demons from Hell, Anne realizes it is up to her to defy the Oddsmakers and save the city, and possibly the world.

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EXCERPT:

After silently parting the bead curtain I paused just at the threshold, listening. The shop was spooky enough without the lights on thanks to all the strange silhouettes, but knowing that half the objects were also cursed gave me another reason to shiver as I panned my gaze over the place.

Tick tick tick

I sent Lucky toward the sound. My dragon flew a loose circle around the left side of the room. That narrowed it down a bit, not that I felt comfortable putting my back to everything that was on the other side of the room. I displayed a few katanas and items that could be used as weapons there, but thankfully none of them were cursed with movement. At least, I hoped not. I guess I'd find out for certain when a spear pierced my back.

A fluttering sound, like the flapping of thick canvas, made me instinctively drop into a crouch. Lucky reared up, ready to attack. But nothing flew overhead. Breathing shallowly, I crawled toward the counter. I'd feel safer behind it and with the wall at my back.

As I rounded the counter, I realized I knew what had had made the noise. The only new thing in my inventory was the gargoyle statue. When I raised my eyes above the countertop, the gargoyle was gone from where it had sat. The cameos were quick to offer their opinions.

"You met the love of your life today…"

"…he'll try to kill you, Anne Moody."

"The cursed shall pay, Anne Moody!"

Yep, the damn gargoyle statue had come to life and was flying around Moonlight. Definitely a way to make me remember you, Christian.


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13 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

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Peggy Hyndman said...

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James Robert said...

Happy Friday and thanks so much for the chance to win your great giveaway

Rita said...

Sounds like a great read.

Victoria Alexander said...

Really great excerpt, I enjoyed reading it! Thanks for sharing :)

Daniel M said...

really like the cover!

Sherry said...

Sounds great!! What was the hardest thing about writing this book?

Anonymous said...

It is a beautiful cover!

--Trix

Lisa Brown said...

thank you for the chance to win :)

James Robert said...

Have a fun Saturday and I want you to know how much I appreciate the giveaway. Thank You!

James Robert said...

Thank you for the giveaway and all the work put into this.

Mai T. said...

What is the hardest thing about writing?

Nikolina said...

I really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!