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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Excerpt and Giveaway: The Day Human Prince (The Day Human Trilogy #1) by B. Kristin McMichael

Published: April 2014

Description:

Devin Alexander grew up as the only day human in a world surrounded by night humans who drank blood, sometimes his blood. He spent his life training towards one goal: the protection of one of those blood drinkers, Arianna. But what is he supposed to do when the blue-eyed girl of the legends doesn’t need him anymore? What does his life mean then? How is a guy supposed to move on when the girl he has pined over for a decade chooses someone else?

Before he can even start to figure out his new life without Arianna, Devin has to deal with another problem. He needs to take care of some unfinished business with a night human he has known for less than a month, but with whom he is magically bound.

Vanessa McKinny has promised that she knows a way to undo the spell she placed on Devin to save his life. Devin would do anything to break the bond to be free of her, even if it means traveling to the sidhe village, a place inhabited by a race of night humans that has not had a day human visitor in more than a hundred years. If he doesn’t plan to get stuck, he must work with Nessa to find a way to break the bond. Only then can Devin have time to get back to finding his new goal in life, unless he discovers that his path lies with the sidhe.

EXCERPT

“What’s wrong?” she asked. She looked over his shoulder and quickly around the room, but didn’t see anything. 

“We need to dance our way out of here,” Devin replied quietly, while still spinning them in circles. “Just follow my lead.” 

Nessa wanted to ask more, but Devin dipped her down suddenly with one hand. Pulling her back up, his fist pressed against her back, now holding an arrow he grabbed from an assassination attempt. No one saw the invisible arrow, but Devin still held onto it. After a few more quick spins that didn’t allow Nessa to ask more questions, yet brought them five feet closer to the exit, Devin caught a second arrow from a different assassin. The first assassin was still waiting. Even the assassins didn’t see their own arrows. As they were within ten feet of leaving, Nessa finally protested. 

“Devin, what is going on?” she asked, a bit winded from dancing. 

Not now. I’m trying to save your life,’ Devin answered silently. Nessa’s eyes went big. She obviously hadn’t considered the danger to her life. ‘Now duck,’ he ordered. 

Nessa instantly bent down and pretended to adjust her dresses hem. Devin held out his empty hand to help her stand back up. She smiled and stood, though there was still hesitation in her eyes. She couldn’t see the arrows in his hand. Devin smiled back, and she relaxed a little. Nessa slipped her hands back to his shoulders, and Devin took the lead again, pulling her toward the exit on the opposite side of the room from their table. 

Dinner, dance, and then done?’ Devin asked, reiterating that they were done. He didn’t expect any kind of protest, but he had to be sure that they fulfilled the role they were supposed to play. 

About the author:
Originally from Wisconsin, B. Kristin currently resides in Ohio with her husband, two small children, and three cats. When not doing the mom thing of chasing kids, baking cookies, and playing outside, she is using her PhD in Biology working as a scientist. In her free time she is hard at work on multiple novels; as each day passes, she has more ideas for both current and future novels.


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6 comments:

Daniela Ella said...

O coperta foarte reusita, cu toata ca nu e in totalitate cea mai buna. Scrisul de pe ea imi place cel mai mult. Si cuplul e interesant.
Vreau sa-l citesc pe Devin, vreau sa-i aflu secretele Ariannei si vreau sa vad tot ce e de vazut :x

Fayth97 said...

I can't wait for Release day on this one!! I've been anticipating reading it snce the first time I got wind of it!!! Squeeeeeee!!!!!

Fayth97 said...

Now I'm embarrassed. I don't why I was thinking this one had yet to be published.....guess I was having a "Duuh, Which way did he go Gearge, which way did he goooo? However this means double SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

louisamay29 said...

wow sounds like a great read - definitely up my alley

thank for the giveaway

Jolene and Family said...

I can't wait for this one! Sounds amazing!!

purpleshadowhunter said...

Sounds like an intriguing read