MaryJanice Davidson returns to Fantastic Fables with a story set in her Cadence Jones series. The third and final book in the series, You and I, Me and You, was released on March 19, 2013.
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“C’mon, doc. You know this doesn’t work on me.” Special Agent George Pinkman, BOFFO division (Bureau of False Flag Ops), opened his eyes. He expected to see his psychiatrist’s office and for a second, he did: darkly dull wooden walls, carpet in Boring Office Gray, and an alarming number of duck prints on the wall. “I don’t know why you—huh.”
He sat up. He wasn’t in an office; he was in the woods. Leaves and pine needles covered the ground, wildflowers poked up here and there
(flowers? it’s December!)
a canopy of leaves overhead
chattering squirrels, tweeting birds, and in the distance (so, the cafeteria? because that was three rooms down from his doc’s office) the rat-tat-tat of a woodpecker going to town on a tree.
He saw movement and turned in time to see a flash of red, as if someone wearing a red coat or dress had darted around a tree and out of sight.
“Hey, jerkoff!” George was missing the internal sensor many humans are born with—or at least install over time. “Hey, jerkoff!” seemed, to him, a perfectly valid way to express surprise, and/or hail a stranger. “What’s going on?” He was on his feet and reaching for his—dammit! His wussy shrink was a fan of the “you’re not allowed to bring in anything you can kill me with or ruin my duck prints with” rule. Cripes, what a crybaby. The doc had healed completely, no complications, plus two months off. Paid!
He should have thanked me. George sighed. No one appreciated his humanitarian efforts.
He jumped, because the Big Bad Wolf hadn’t been there a second ago. Shit, he hadn’t been there a second ago. And there was no mistaking it…him? The wolf was big—his muzzle came to George’s chest. And also
“Yes, sorry to disturb, I wonder if you could help me.”
fluent in English.
“If it’s not much trouble, you know. I wouldn’t want to put you out.”
Okay, so, my doc finally learned some new tricks, or I’m high, but for now, yep, I’m in a fairy tale. I think I even know which one.
“Yeah? What?” I should find this more weird, and I don’t. So I’m definitely on something. But there’s no chalky aftertaste so it’s not Haldol, and I’m not super thirsty, so it’s not a benzo, and—
“Have you seen a little girl dashing about?”
I definitely know which one. “What’s she look like?”
“Ah, grayish ringlets, pale skin, large gray eyes, light gray skirt and blouse, dark gray cape.”
“And what do I look like?”
The wolf blinked up at him. “Well, you’ve got black hair and pale skin and you’re wearing a light gray shirt with dark gray—“
He laughed. The wolf blinked again. “I’m amusing you?”
“You bet. The girl?” George jerked a thumb in the direction he’d seen the flash of red. “Thataway.”
“Oh, very good! Thank you for helping me. Not many would.”
“Clinical sociopath,” George said, as if that explained everything. And it often did.
“Oh, bad luck,” the wolf said sympathetically.
“Not really. You’d be amazed—it’s very freeing.”
The wolf laughed. “Too right! I’m off, then. Pleasant chatting with you.”
“Yeah, good hunting.” To his relief, the woods began to fade and George could hear the monotonous, nasal counting as his shrink began to bring him out of it.
It was almost too bad. If he’d been able to stick around the woods, there was no telling the fun he and the Big Bad could have had.
New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson has written in a variety of different genres, including contemporary romance, paranormal romance, erotica and non-fiction. She lives in Minnesota with her family.
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Available March 19, 2013 from St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan
About this Book:
The final book in Davidson’s laugh-out-loud trilogy featuring an unconventional FBI agent who finds love in the most unexpected places.
Candice (and her sisters) has moved in with Patrick and everything is more than she could have ever dreamed. Except why does the dreamy Dr. Gallo keep popping up unexpectedly in her fantasies? When her pleasantly steady love life suddenly starts looking pretty darn shaky, Candice and her sisters find themselves knee-deep in a new case that brings the escaped Threefer Killers back onto the scene. The stakes are higher, the danger more real, the hijinks more hilarious, and the love and passion are more delicious in this final book of an unforgettable trilogy.
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