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Saturday Sneak Peek: Shadow Stalker Episode 18

Designed by Kathryn Jenkins at Magical Designs

Designed by Kathryn Jenkins at Magical Designs

It’s been a while since I’ve done a sneak peek. Things have been a bit hectic around here, but I’m hoping after our move it will settle down. *Crossing My Fingers*

This week I have a little snippet from Shadow Stalker Episode 18, which hasn’t been edited yet, so I’m hoping it reads okay (I have double checked it, but I’m so preoccupied with the move, I’m sure I’ve missed something). Hope you enjoy it!


“I’m so sorry you’ve had to endure this, Jade. After I heard you’d been captured, I tried to rescue you, but I failed…obviously. Deakan was supposed—”

At the mention of his name, Jade’s head whipped around. She searched the room frantically, whispering his name. Then her gaze fell on mine and recognition lit her eyes. “Auren?”

“Yes, it’s me,” I said, tears spilling as I hugged my friend.

Jade pulled away. “Is this real?”

I stroked the side of her face. “It is, Jade. It’s real.”

“I’ve dreamed about you…and Deakan, but I always woke, and you were gone.”

“I’m so sorry, Jade, but I’m not going away this time.”

Jades eyes glazed over and she whispered, “Don’t cry. It will be over soon.”

“Jade?” I tried turned her face towards mine, but she was gone. “Jade.”

Makari rested his hand on my shoulder. “Remember Auren, you’ll have to be patient with her. Just talk to her and let her come to you.”


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Saturday Sneak Peek: Shadow Stalker Episode 17

Designed by Kathryn Jenkins at Magical Designs

Designed by Kathryn Jenkins at Magical Designs

 

I finally finished Shadow Stalker Episode 17. I’m just waiting for it to come back from my editor, then I’ll be sending it out to everyone on my mailing list. If you want a free copy of this episode, sign up below!

For now, enjoy this sneak peek:


“The Galvadi people have suffered needlessly for over twenty years because of the selfishness of the man they had come to revere as their savior. What do you have to say about that?”

Galin shook his head, then looked my way. I could tell by the glazed look in his eyes he had already resigned himself to death, but there was something else there too. If he had to go, he was going to take one of us with him, and in his eyes, I was the weakest one in the room.

“I trust the Way of the Galvadi, and nothing you say will sway my devotion,” he said, then tried to grasp my head in his hands.

I was too quick though. I grabbed one his arms as I got to my feet, twisting it behind his back and using my other hand to push his head to the table. Before he had a chance to struggle, Melan had already pressed a needle into his arm, releasing the poison that would kill Galin within seconds.

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Saturday Sneak Peek: Shadow Stalker Episode 17

Designed by Kathryn Jenkins at Magical Designs

Designed by Kathryn Jenkins at Magical Designs

I’m still in the middle of writing Episode 17 of my Shadow Stalker serial, but I wanted to give you guys a sneak peek of what’s to come! Keep in mind this is just a first draft. I haven’t done any editing yet.


“What are your true feelings towards the shadow stalkers?” Makari asked.

Galin’s glaring gaze sent shivers through me even though I couldn’t see him in my current position.

“The shadow stalkers are pure evil, and they all deserve the fate of that one over there.”

The only thing that kept me from breaking my position and knocking his sneer off his face was wondering if he realized he’d just made a huge mistake.

“So you feel all shadow stalkers deserve punishment?” Makari asked, his tone still calm and betraying no emotion.

Galin didn’t answer right away. He must have realized he’d been backed into a corner by now.

“Yes,” he said, finally.

“And what about the Galvadi people? Do they deserve the treatment they get?”

“Yes.”

“Please explain,” Makari told him.

Galin shifted in his seat. “It’s an unfortunate necessity. It’s for their benefit.”

“Do you like seeing people in pain? Do you enjoy their suffering?”

Galin didn’t answer.

“You need to answer the question,” Makari said.

“No, I do not like to see people suffer.”

Even without my abilities, I could tell he wasn’t being honest.

“You’re lying.”

No response.

“If Drevin was a shadow stalker, would you condone his immediate execution?”

A chair scraped across the floor.

“What’s this all about?” Galin asked.

“Sit down and answer the questions.” Makari’s tone had taken on a harder edge.

I was tempted to glance up to see what was happening, but then the chair moved across the floor again, more slowly than before. Galin must have done what he was told.

“Now. Answer the question,” Makari said.

“Yes. All shadow stalkers deserve to die. It doesn’t matter who they are.”

“So that applies to me as well.”

Galin remained quiet.

“I’m going to make this easy for you. Either you answer the question or I’m going to assume you’re guilty and have you executed. Now, I, your new emperor, am a shadow stalker. I want to know if you feel I deserve to die because of what I am.”

Galin’s sigh was resigned. He must have known he was doomed either way. “Yes.”


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