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BOOK BENCH DOUBLE FEATURE!!
SHADOW’S EDGE & SHADOW’S SOUL by Jami Gray
Everyone fears what hunts in the shadows—especially the monsters…
It takes a monster to hunt one, and for Raine McCord, forged in the maelstrom of magic and science, she’s the one for the job. In a world where the supernatural live in a shadowy existence with the mundane, a series of disappearances and deaths threatens the secrecy of her kind and indicates someone knows the monsters are alive and kicking. Partnering up with the sexy and tantalizing Gavin Durand proves to be a challenge as dangerous as the prey she hunts.
When the trail points back to the foundation which warped Raine’s magic as a child, her torturous past raises its ugly head. Gavin and Raine sift through a maze of lies, murder and betrayal to discover not only each other, but the emerging threat to them and the entire magical community.
SHADOW’S EDGE: Book 1 of The Kyn Kronicles by Jami Gray
“You’re going to have to move fast if you want to save your boyfriend, Raine.” It took a second for the words to penetrate through the static.
“Who are you?”
“Let’s just say you and I are kin of sorts.” The voice was a vibrating growl.
“Strange, I don’t remember attending a family reunion recently.” Her heart rate kicked up and static whispered across the line even as she struggled to stay calm.
The static cleared. “Perhaps because you have no family left.”
Her blood froze at the words. “What do you want?” Her own voice came out cold, merciless.
“Ah, ah ah,” the voice chided. “No need to get so upset, cher. I just wanted to let you know if you want lover boy to make it out sane, you best starting moving on Dr. Lawson’s little lab.”
“What lab?” she bit out.
There was a huge elaborate sigh. “I’m so disappointed at how slow y’all move. Hasn’t your boss found lover boy’s car yet?” The gruff voice didn’t wait for answer. “Check the glove compartment. I’m sure you’ll find what you’re looking for.”
Her mind raced furiously. “How do I know this isn’t just another little trap?”
The growl rumbled. “You don’t, but since you and I know exactly what’s happening to lover boy, I have a feeling it won’t matter. That Chet character, he was getting way too close, but this one they’re keeping alive for now. He shows promise.” A guttural scream cut through the airwaves, and she felt her breath stop.
Book Blurb – Shadow’s Soul: Book 2 of The Kyn Kronicles
Some nightmares are born of love…
Raine McCord has no problem taking down the monsters of the world, it’s one of the reasons she’s so good at her job. So playing bodyguard to Cheveyo, head Magi of the Northwest, as he consults with the Southwest Kyn should be an easy assignment. Unfortunately, simple task turns into a nightmare when Cheveyo is kidnapped and Raine is left for dead by one of the Kyn’s most feared beings, a Soul Stealer.
The Stealer’s attack leaves lasting wounds, undermining Raine’s confidence as a warrior and damaging her unruly magic. Her ability to heal her mind and spirit hinges on the one man who can touch her soul, Gavin Durand. Compelled to face the emotions raging between them, they must embrace not only their stormy relationship but their evolving magic to escape the twisted threads of murder and betrayal to find Cheveyo.
As Raine and Gavin come together and begin to unravel the complex web of secrets and hidden vendettas haunting the Southwest Kyn, they discover unsettling new truths that threaten their very existence.
SHADOW’S SOUL: Book 2 of The Kyn Kronicles by Jami Gray
Gavin took over. “An outside consultant was called in by both the Chavezes and the tribe whose land you’re looking at purchasing. Unfortunately, he’s gone missing.”
An unhealthy red color started at Ransom’s neck and worked its way up his face. “I run a legitimate business. We don’t go around kidnapping people.”
This time Raine never saw the shadows move. Ransom’s body jerked, stiffening as he clawed at his throat. It was clear he couldn’t breathe. His face went from red to pale to purple in a matter of moments. He was silently being choked to death in his leather office chair. Jumping up, she cleared the far end of the desk as Gavin rounded the other side. Ransom drummed his heels on the floor.
She grabbed his hands, forcing them to his sides.
She was surprised at how much strength she had to use to subdue a mere human. The chair rolled back with the force of their struggles until it hit the wall and stopped. She met Gavin’s gaze over the gasping man. They needed to see what they were fighting, so she dropped her shields. Her blood iced over.
“Chindis,” she whispered.
He flicked his hand, and magic, at the hall window. The blinds snapped shut, giving them the illusion of privacy. There was no need for Carrie to come in while they were trying to save her boss from some truly pissed off ghosts.
“Shit, Gavin. If we don’t do something they’re going to rip him apart.”
“At least we know he’s linked,” he muttered, adjusting his shield to merge with hers. Together they spread the magical protection down over the dying human. As it clicked into place, an unearthly howl ripped through the psychic plane. The lurking ghosts were cut off from their feast. Instead of coming after her and Gavin, they disappeared, winking out as if some large rubber band had snapped them back.
“What the hell?” She sent her magic out in pursuit, but ran smack into a silver blue wall. Blinking, she found Gavin glaring at her over Ransom’s twitching body.
“Don’t even think about it,” he snarled. “I don’t have time to go riding to your rescue.”
Meet Jami Gray, Author….
Growing up on the Arizona-Mexico border, Jami Gray was adopted at the age of 14 and suddenly became the fifth eldest of 37 children. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and three minors-History, English, and Theater. Shortly after marrying her techie-geek hubby (who moonlighted as her best friend in high school) she completed a Masters in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix Oregon.
Now, years later, she’s back in the Southwest where she’s outnumbered in her own home by two Star Wars obsessed boys, one Star Wars obsessed husband, and an overly-friendly, 105-pound male lab. Writing is what saves her sanity.
Shadow’s Edge: Book 1 of the Kyn Kronicles and Shadow’s Soul: Book 2 of the Kyn Kronicles are available now in paperback and ebook format.
You can find me at:
Buy Link: www.BlackOpalBooks.com
Assc. Blog: www.7EvilDwarves.wordpress.com
Shadow’s Edge: Bk 1 of Kyn Kronicles
Shadow’s Soul:Bk 2 of the Kyn Kronicles