I feel like this story needs a warning. The main character is not pleasant. She is not the kind of person you would want to meet, or have anything to do with.
I’ll give you a bit of background. I’ve recently finished writing the first draft of Shadowstrike, the third Shadows novel, and there are a number of new characters in it. One of these is Siren, a woman with a very dark background. I don’t go into too much of that in the novel, but to help me understand her character, I wrote this short story.
It made me dislike her more (although I still find her interesting), and as I edit Shadowstrike she may well change. But, for the moment, she’s the horrible person as portrayed in this short story.
So if you want something pleasant and light-hearted, don’t read this.
And if I haven’t put you off, you can read Predictable by clicking here.
I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on this one.
My latest free short story, Running The Gauntlet, is also the first to be set in the world of the Shadows series (to celebrate the release of the second book in the series, Shadowsiege – only 99p/99c for a limited time). It’s an idea that’s been kicking around in my head for a while now, and it gives a bit of background on Brice, one of the main characters in the series.
Hope you enjoy it. As always, I’d love to hear what you think of it.
Click here to read Running The Gauntlet.
Shadowsiege (Shadows Book Two) is now out at a special new release price of 99p/c (or the equivalent wherever you are in the world) and free to read through Kindle Unlimited.
Not all monsters hide in shadows
Ryann should feel safe, but everything has changed. Haven is under siege from the shades. They hide in the shadows of the forest, waiting for night, always hungry.
But they don’t always kill. Sometimes, their bite infects.
Cathal lies in quarantine, the infection changing his body, turning him into something else. He sleeps, as do the other infected—but sooner or later, they will wake.
Then there are the men from the company. They say they have come down to Haven in order to help, but as far as Ryann can tell, they are only helping themselves. And in a company this big, individuals are of no consequence.
Whichever way she turns, Ryann is besieged by monsters.
If you’re in the mood for a nail-biting sci-fi/horror, click here to check out Shadowsiege.
I’m currently running a free promotion on Shadowfall (Shadows Book One), so if you want a scary sci-fi book for Halloween, give it a try.
This promotion runs through the weekend, after which the book will revert to its usual price (although Kindle Unlimited subscribers will still be able to read it for free).
Click here or on the cover image to download Shadowfall. And if you want more, join my list to get the exclusive prequel novella Shadowlair.