I was listening to someone speaking this week about how someone makes the choice to buy a book or not. It’s not the reviews. It is when you take the time to read into the first pages of the book and get a feel for whether the story is for you or not. So let’s do that shall we? (Note: Adult content in this book)
EXCERPT ~ Chapter One - Kindle Locations 95-114
What on earth was this human thinking, Zach cursed. She was wandering about in the middle of nowhere on her own AND in the bloody dark. Zach was watching this female closely and had been for a few days, obviously without her knowledge. However , this was the first time he truly felt she may actually be in danger, as he had been advised.
He had been on the verge of directly contacting the Witch in Canada who had reported her vision in which this petite human had been kidnapped, used for a very special ritual to unleash some extremely nasty surprises and then killed. He thought maybe the Witch had got things a bit confused, as Witches sometimes were prone to do, and in fact that this woman was not involved.
Up until a few minutes ago Zach did not even smell any magic or supernatural essence on her , however, he now felt something out of sync in the nature around them, so he would just have to see how this played out. He carried on following her, at a safe distance so she wouldn’t detect him.
Alex was totally daydreaming, gave herself a mental shake and then promptly tripped and nearly fell flat on her face. She looked around her and realised that she was in the middle of the group of trees that she had seen in the distance when she had parked her car. Shit, how the hell did I get this far from the car without realising it? she thought.
It was also getting dark and in Scotland it got dark a tad too quickly for her liking. It wasn’t raining – yet – but again with the Scottish weather the rain was usually never far away. Her sense of direction was terrible and she could get lost even when she could see where she was going, but being in the middle of the trees she had no idea which way to go. “Feck it !” she cursed, well it wasn’t really cursing in her mind that’s why she added an ‘e’ instead of a ‘u’! She about-turned and thought to just try and retrace her steps, hoping she was going in the right direction.
Excerpt of a Review by Evampire - Defender's Blood Alex's Destiny Review
This steady paced plot keeps readers guessing with action, suspense, and romance. The author brings the story to life with vivid descriptions, details and strong compelling characters that the reader has no trouble relating to and that capture the imagination.
PS – Sounds good to me!