Thursday, September 08, 2011

Excerpt - Moon Burning

MOON BURNING
ISBN-10: 0425239802
ISBN-13: 978-0425239803
Paranormal Historical Werewolf
Berkley Sensation - February 2011

Bestselling author Lucy Monroe returns to her hugely popular paranormal world where a woman falls under the spell of the beast who is her one true enemy...

Barr never asked to be made laird over the struggling Donegal clan, or leader of its werewolf pack. But he'll do his duty and although he hasn’t yet found his mate, he hopes she will be among his people. He expects his new role to be difficult; he doesn't expect to discover a naked woman in the forest whose memory is as fragile as her human body—her delectable, all too appealing body. Could this woman be his true mate?

On a mission to save her people from extinction, Sabrine pretends she has no memory in order to gain access to her enemy: the Donegal clan. A raven shifter, she is determined to retrieve the sacred stone that rightfully belongs to her people. But soon she’ll be engulfed in her burning desire and growing love for Barr—and the dangerous and inescapable secrets destined to keep them apart...

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Excerpt from Chapter 1


Donegal Lands, Scottish Highlands
12th Century AD

The raven flew high above the earth, her keen vision spying five Donegal hunters in the forest below.

The red and black of their plaids peeked through the trees, leaving no doubt to the true number, but she could only hear three of them. Two were silent as they stalked their prey. Even her raven hearing honed sharper than her talons could not detect the sound of their movements.

They had masked their scents as well, showing they had better control of their Chrechte nature than the others. These two Faol of the Chrechte were dangerous.

No wolf could be trusted, but one who mastered his beast was one who must be watched most carefully. He would not be easily taken in by the tricks of the √Čan. It was good her raven family had set her to this task. Another, less seasoned fighter, could fail too easily with wolves such as these.

Sabrine had been protecting her people since her fifteenth summer, a long seven years past.

She circled lower, preparing for her landing. This had to look natural, but she did not relish taking human form merely to fall through a few tree branches. She was still a good distance from the men, though closer to the earth when an agonizing pain pierced her left wing.

Her first instinct was to pull her wing to her body, but she forced herself to keep it expanded so she could coast lower rather than spinning out of control. She would not die before saving her people from the wolves’ treachery.

As she neared the earth, she let her raven fall away, taking on her fully human form, just as she had planned to before the foul arrow had pierced her wing. Tree branches scratched at her body as she tumbled toward the ground.

She ignored the minor pain for the larger purpose. She would use the wolves’ thirst for blood against them. Their own actions would make way for her to find welcome in their clan.

As a helpless human female.

Dark amusement rolled through her with the pain of her landing. She grabbed the arrow, broke off the tip, gripped the other side, and yanked it from her arm.

As her world turned black around the edges, she threw the offending weapon as far from her as possible.

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13 comments:

marybelle said...

YES!! YES!! YES!!

CrystalGB said...

This is a great book. :)

Judy said...

Re-read it last week, and still love it!

Joy said...

I don't particularly enjoy reading historicals, but for the this series I make an exception and I do enjoy them very much.

Virginia said...

Great excerpt, this book sounds fabulous. Haven't read it yet but will be looking for it.

catslady said...

Oh my all time favorite type of story and what girl doesn't love a man with a "sword."

Tara said...

Loved this book. Thank you for writing it and can't wait for the next.

Judy F said...

I loved loved this book. Can't wait to read the next one.

Judy f

Jane said...

I agree it was an awesome book.

Sonali said...

Awesome except..

Sherry said...

Loved this book and am looking forward to the next installment in the Children of Moon series.

girlygirlhoosier52 said...

Really looking forward to this one!! Thanks for the excerpt!

Dannyfiredragon said...

I can hardly wait read this book. I love the series.