Monday, August 27, 2012

Eight More Days!

So I came back from vacation last week, and look what was waiting for me.

That's right my print copies of Blood and Bone had arrived! And I feel compelled to say once again just how much I love this cover. 

Only eight more days until it's released. Want to pre-order? You can at Samhain Publishing, Amazon or Barnes and Noble

Here's short excerpt:

Copyright 2011 Dawn Brown

The sucking slop of footsteps in wet mud rose from the surrounding black. The hair on the back of her neck bristled, and a chill tickled along her spine. 

Was it Hudson coming back to finish her off? Tic? 

What was she doing standing around out here anyway? A woman alone, late at night, on a deserted country road, during a thunderstorm? The scene had slasher flick written all over it. 

She started for the driver’s side door, but a low moan rose up from the darkness. 
The wind? Had to be. Still, she picked up her pace. 

The moan came again, louder this time. Shayne stopped and turned. A dark, hunched figure staggered toward her. 

“Christ.” She gripped the door handle and yanked open the door. 

The stooped outline lurched in front of her single headlight, and the glare illuminated the ugliest Hawaiian shirt she’d ever seen. Relief swamped her like a tidal wave, turning her muscles soft for the second time in one night. The feeling, however, was short-lived. He may not have been the homicidal maniac she’d imagined, but the jerk had scared the life out of her. And all because he was staggering drunk. Even from this distance, the smell of beer was nearly overpowering. 

As he pitched forward, the light cast a ghostly pallor over his face. Dark smudges beneath his left eye, along his lip and circling the edges of each nostril stood out from the stark whiteness of his skin. 


He wasn’t just drunk, he was hurt.