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Dark Winter Tale: Jess Haines (Guest Post & Giveaway)

The Dark Winter Tale short story event continues today with part 9 from author Jess Haines.  Please join me in welcoming Jess here today to Dark Faerie Tales.  Jess is the author of the H&W Investigations urban fantasy series.  The first book in the series, Hunted by the Others, has already been released, followed by Taken by the Others,  which hits bookshelves on January 4, 2011.  Click on the link to read an excerpt from Hunted by the Others.

Today, Jess is generously giving away three copies of her paranormal anthology, Nocturnal.

Please view the master list to read the story from the beginning.

**Visit Tynga’s Reviews tomorrow for her Dark Winter Tale Guest blog with Tracey O’Hara and a chance to win one of three copies of NIGHT’S COLD KISS**

Welcome Jess!

Don’t think. Act.

Liv held her ground as the dark fey advanced, his black hair lifting like a halo about his head as it danced in an unfelt wind. The scent of ozone tickled her nostrils, the hair on her forearms rising as some kind of strange energy built up around the man—creature—whose eyes were bleeding into an oddly mesmerizing shade she found it impossible to look away from.

“Brave words, little girl. They will not serve you here.”

“Don’t be too sure,” she snapped, fingers tightening around the talisman. So, its power would backfire here? Perhaps that was to her advantage. “What’s up with that hair? Maybe it’s fey—maybe it’s Maybelline?”

Aodh hissed, the glitter of power deep in his eyes sparking as his feet left the ground.

“Hold your tongue, girl—lest you wish it taken from you.”

Nana Rose spoke of the fey and their powers when Liv was young, telling her stories of how the creatures could only be turned away by that which was anathema to their existence.

Her fingers tightened on the talisman.

“You want me? Come and get me,” she taunted.

Aodh swept forward as though on wings, his arms spread to catch her. Though her heart leapt to her throat, she did the only thing she could think of.

She lifted the iron talisman to meet his charge, pressing it against the bare flesh above the collar of his tunic just as he came within reach and fingers tipped with wicked talons brushed her cheeks.

Aodh screamed.

The sound was unearthly. Wyatt and Liv clutched their ears, crying out as the fey clenched his fists at his sides and tilted his head back, his full-throated cry of agony echoing through the tunnels.


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8 Responses to “Dark Winter Tale: Jess Haines (Guest Post & Giveaway)

  1. Viki S.No Gravatar

    I really am enjoying this.

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  2. LovLivLifeNo Gravatar

    I am eager to read this series. I have book one and will be getting the next installment.


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  3. elaing8No Gravatar

    I’m enjoying this story too.Great job Jess.

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  4. Donna (BLHmistress)No Gravatar

    Did it burn him or what? This is getting so good ,Can’t believe Wyatt would use her as bait

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  5. HeatherMNo Gravatar

    This sounds really good! Already I want to read more.

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  6. Jess HainesNo Gravatar

    Thanks very much! Glad you guys are enjoying the story! =)


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  7. latisha depoortereNo Gravatar

    Sounds so good thank you so much!

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  8. Lisa RichardsNo Gravatar

    More, more. What happens next?

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