Today’s excerpt is from the upcoming book Hunter’s Fall by Shiloh Walker. It’s the newest edition to her very popular Hunters series. I’ve read a number of Shiloh’s books before, and Broken (different series) was one of my favorite books of 2010. Really, top three at the very least. But enough of me – why you’re all here – the excerpt!)
Something strange is happening to Nessa. Ever since she survived a near-death experience she’s not exactly who she used to be—and enjoying every minute of it. Then she’s called upon to go to battle against darkness. If only she could remember why.
Dominic is having his own problems with memory, sanity, and hallucinations. Sent to Excelsior, the covert Hunter training facility, he senses a female presence that seems so hauntingly familiar. That’s because he and Nessa share a forgotten past.
As Nessa and Dominic regain their memories, their strange mission against evil becomes clearer. And all the more dangerous because whether they should trust each other is the still the greatest unknown of all.
With startling clarity, he could remember the dream. His witch, standing at the edge of a skyscraper, staring down like she longed for nothing more than to step off the edge into oblivion. And the vampire.
He didn’t realize he was growling.
He didn’t realize he had lunged for the vampire.
Not until a pale hand closed around his throat and he was suspended in the air. Dominic didn’t give a flying fuck—he couldn’t choke to death.
“You fucking moron, do you have a death wish?” the vampire snarled.
Lashing out with a foot, Dominic demanded, “Where in the fuck is she?”
“Who are you talking about?” Dark blue eyes stared at him. They glowed with banked power. Dominic could feel that power, battering at him, slamming into him and threatening to send him back to his knees. Except he was still dangling several feet in the air.
Half-crazed, Dominic felt the bloodlust rise in him and he tore at the other vampire’s hand, instinctively trying to break that grasp. Pain shot through him as the vamp’s hand tightened, crushing his throat.
“Where in the fuck is she?” he demanded again.
Or at least that was what he tried to say. It came out “Waaaa . . .” His throat was crushed and he could taste his own blood.
The vampire hadn’t spoken.
His blue eyes bored into Dominic, glowing. Yield.
But Dominic could still smell her. Could still feel her presence, though it was fading.
The fingers on his throat tightened. But instead of scrabbling at the hand that held him effortlessly in the air, Dominic took his fist and used it to smash at the vampire’s elbow. Distantly, he heard bone crack.
He hit the floor, but he had only about two seconds to enjoy it before he was sent flying across the room. He crashed into the wall, oblivious to anything and everything.
Isn’t Shiloh evil?! She definitely took the “tease” part to heart, no? 😉 Publishers limit the number of words you can have posted as excerpts in total, and as this is an exclusive one, Shiloh’s running close to her limit. Solution if you want more? Buy the book and then you can read all of it! So. Have you read any of Shiloh’s books before? Is there a particular sub-genre she writes that you prefer?
Personally, I’m super excited for her upcoming Romantic Suspense trilogy – and that’s saying something as it’s not even a genre I generally gravitate towards.