Sacrificed is COMING SOON!! Take a first look into the book with the below teasers.
**Disclaimer: These teasers have not gone through final edits.
“You’re a machine with that food, Riley. You know, they say after college your metabolism slows. You should be careful.” I teased him as I pulled out my chair across the dining room table.
He scrunched his nose before tugging his shirt up to show off his well-defined six-pack. “Have you seen me? Come on now, Ariya. I’ve got plenty of time.”
I threw a biscuit at him for that display, which made Caroline giggle. This was the first normal thing we had done together, the three of us, in what felt like forever.
I continued grinning and listening to Caroline tease Riley as he shoveled mounds of food into his mouth.
“Ours?” We stopped laughing upon hearing Nick’s urgent tone.
My gaze shot over to him, wondering what he was referring to. James was looking steadily back at him and nodded. Less than ten seconds later the doors to our hotel room flew open.
I gasped, jumping up out of my seat. James casually walked around to block me, but didn’t look frightened or alarmed at the intrusion.
A tall man dressed in all black walked through the doors, arrogantly, before halting with his hands clasped behind his back facing James.
“James Rymer, you’ve been relieved of your duties as Protector of the current bloodline member, Ariya Adams. You’ll need to come with me.”
“We were always going to ruin you. James finally slipped up and loved one of you, just like she knew he would. Just like his father had. The minute he fell in love with you, we could act.” He crouched down beside me as he spoke and ran his hand over my head. “And now we have the chance to make them all pay.”
Stillness. Calm. Peace. I was surrounded by images of war and fighting all around me and yet, all I could feel was a quiet calm. There should have been noise. Terrible, dreadful noises. Death, shouting, pain, tears. But instead, there was nothing. I was unable to hear even the sound of my own breathing. I think I was breathing.
Images were blurry but I knew I was somewhere dangerous. Slowly, my eyes focused so that I could see my friends running towards me, fear reflecting in their eyes as if they were looking at the worst possible scenario in front of them. That made no sense because they were looking at me and I was somehow away from the danger surrounding me.
They were fighting as they ran and I watched the elegance in which the three of them moved. Nick and James warded off wolves like it was all a horrifically beautiful choreographed dance number. They moved in sync with each other, but always kept their eyes on me. Not once did a wolf manage to break their stride.
James broke away, moving more rapidly towards my peaceful bubble. I felt myself smile at him, wanting him to be safe like I was.
I went to take a step closer to him, but was stopped from moving. A slow trickle of sensation moved down my arms and my body began to feel like ice. I frowned, not understanding the feeling and looked down where the touch was coming from. A hand held me in place. I shivered remembering only one person who chilled my body like ice.
She smiled as I turned to look at her and in her eyes was the unmistakable gleam of victory. She twirled a knife in front of my face and I tried to move away again, this time from fear, only to be gripped tighter.
Noise came flooding into my ears. All the tortured screams and battle cries I had thought myself safe from came rushing in at once.
Audrey grabbed my chin, tilting my eyes to meet hers.
“You were never meant to survive,” she hissed and drove her knife into my side as I screamed.