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Ok, this is the first excerpt of my next book, Bound by Sunlight. It’s going to be short, sorry. I couldn’t figure out a good break point after this.

A reminder that this is a contracted book that hasn’t been edited, so it’s entirely possible it will change before the release!

A shiver raced down Kyriana’s spine. She wanted to blame it on the cold, rather than nerves, but the study she waited in wasn’t really chilly. Still, she pulled her feet up to rest in front of her on the chair’s wide leather seat, her toes curling over its edge, her arms wrapping around her legs. She studied her bare feet. Damn. Damn, damn, damn. What had she been thinking to wear the simple sleep pants and tank top? She had an assortment of seductive outfits to choose from, all of them including four to five inch fuck me heels. But here she sat, feet bare, toes not even painted, sans makeup.

Despite her self-chastisement, she made no move to get up and go change. There was no question in her mind that if she left the room she wouldn’t be coming back. Breaking into the study had taken all of her meager skills as a mole and every bit of her courage. It was one thing to spy on a superior mage such as Connul Gracyn. It was another thing entirely to break into his private study and wait for him to find her. If he didn’t give her a chance to explain, or worse, didn’t agree to her plan, she was dead. At least, she hoped he’d kill her. Because there were worse things in life than death, and if he didn’t help her, and he didn’t kill her, chances were pretty strong she’d be able to catalog those worse things with intimate detail.

Another shiver raced through her. God, she was such a coward. Which was exactly how she’d gotten herself into this mess in the first place. Dropping her forehead to rest on her knees, she swallowed back the tears that threatened. It was good to remember, actually. Good to remember that her cowardice had gotten her into this mess, so playing it safe wasn’t always the smart option. Tonight was an excellent night to keep that in mind.

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8 comments to “Excerpt Monday”

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    On March 15th, 2010 at 6:03 am, March Excerpt Monday « Excerpt Monday said...

    […] KB Alan, Erotic Paranormal Romance (R) Stephanie Draven, Fantasy with romantic elements (R) Cate Hart, Paranormal YA (R) Jeanne St. James, Interracial Menage (R) Ali Katz, Historical (R) Danielle Yockman, Steampunk (R) […]

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    On March 15th, 2010 at 7:08 am, Jeannie Lin | All that you desire... said...

    […] KB Alan, Erotic Paranormal Romance (R) Stephanie Draven, Fantasy with romantic elements (R) Cate Hart, Paranormal YA (R) Jeanne St. James, Interracial Menage (R) Ali Katz, Historical (R) Danielle Yockman, Steampunk (R) […]

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    On March 15th, 2010 at 11:43 am, berryblu said...

    🙂 Yay, more of BbS. I like “…playing it safe wasn’t always the smart option.” Makes me want to know more. I want this one. Next week would be nice??? 😉

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    On March 15th, 2010 at 12:35 pm, Shawntelle Madison said...

    Great build up of tension. I loved these lines: “If he didn’t give her a chance to explain, or worse, didn’t agree to her plan, she was dead. At least, she hoped he’d kill her. Because there were worse things in life than death, and if he didn’t help her, and he didn’t kill her, chances were pretty strong she’d be able to catalog those worse things with intimate detail.”

    You have me thinking that when this dude shows up its not going to be good. At all.

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    On March 15th, 2010 at 4:59 pm, Jeannie Lin said...

    Congrats on the contract! The opening definitely has me intrigued about Connul. Nice build up.

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    On March 15th, 2010 at 7:07 pm, KB Alan said...

    Yay, I’m glad you guys liked it. Thanks!

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    On March 17th, 2010 at 9:08 am, Alexia Reed said...

    There’s some great intrigue here. It makes me wonder just what kind of a mess she got herself into and what she’ll have to do to get herself out again. And what her definition of ‘worse than death’ could be.

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