I've been madly trying to work on edits for Stricken and finish a final read-through of Flame over the last few days. With that being the case, I thought I'd give you another small teaser from Flame. It's spoiler-free. Well, unless you didn't already know that Dace is kind of a ninja and Ronan likes to irritate Ari.
Flame will be going to CQ tonight or early tomorrow. I'm nervous. And excited. And nervous. For those wondering, submitting a new novel never becomes any less stressful. You just kind of learn to bite the bullet and hope for the best. So... there's that to look forward to if you're a writer. :)
I snorted loudly.
"We're fine," he said again, cool confidence in his tone.
"Unlike you," I muttered, rolling my eyes at him, "I'm not a Ninja." He could slip from shadow to shadow silently. He'd been half-wolf long enough to know how to avoid notice and fly under the radar. Me, on the other hand? Not so much. I bumped into things and stumbled and otherwise drew attention to myself. Clearly, I wasn't destined for a life of crime. I couldn't even break into a murderer's house without waking the entire damn neighborhood.
I took a deep breath, trying to slow my racing heart as a wave of calm swept through me, coming from Dace. It didn't help, especially not when headlights swept through the dark, narrowly missing our hiding place as a neighbor down the road returned home. Squeezing my eyes closed, I waited for the cry to go up, alerting the neighborhood that hijinks were afoot.
"They're already in the house, love," Dace said, chuckling under his breath.
I popped one eye open, confirming that the garage door was already shuddering to a close behind the little Fiat. We were safe. For the moment.
"I'm never doing this again," I swore.
"You probably said that last time," Ronan whispered from behind me.
I jumped, barely clamping my hand over my mouth to cover the sound of my scream.
Dace glared daggers at Ronan, who merely chuckled.
"Not funny," I hissed below my breath, trying to kick him in the shin.
Maybe we should rebrand #TeamApocalypse as #TeamHijinks, yes?