Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: Courting Darkness (Redemption #3) by Melynda Price {Sneak Peek Excerpt}




Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.


Paranormal Romance
Book 3 in the Redemption Series
Expected Release Date: January 23 2014



{No Goodreads link available yet but for more information on the series plus special teasers and sneak peeks you can go HERE}

Why I'm Waiting:
I love this series, it's one of my last remaining favorite paranormal/supernatural story lines. Angels and Demons are just one aspect but the resolution of forbidden sexual tension between (Angel) Liam and (Human) Olivia that was left in a cliffhanger in book 2, not to mention a brewing triangle with Haden (Fallen Angel) is what I'm looking forward to the most! The excerpt below is just a small taste of the juicy epicness to come!



{Click the pictures for Goodreads description on the first two books in the series!)

Book #1 Trailer


 



Excerpt:

As Haden walked through the living room, Olivia's sobs grew louder. Reluctance warred with the urgency to see her—to make sure she was all right. When he entered the kitchen, his feet abruptly stopped. A knot fisted in his chest, squeezing his heart as he stared down at the female sitting at the table. Her face was buried in her folded arms, fragile shoulders racked with grief.
“Olivia…?” Her name left his throat in a parched whisper before he even realized he’d spoken her name.

Her startled gasp rent the air as her head shot up. The bitter almond tang of her fear teased his senses, courting his predatory instincts to life. A rush of adrenaline flooded his veins, heading south. His exhaled groan sounded more like a growl, and her eyes grew wide with fright.

Aw hell… Her fear was going to bring Liam running faster than Pavlov’s dog. As much as he wanted the angel to return so he could get about his business, some remote part of him craved a few minutes alone with her before all hell broke loose.  
The seconds ticked by in a wordless stand-off. He didn’t know what to say as he stood there, watching her curiously, waiting for her warrior to appear. So beautiful…her jet-black hair hung in wild disarray. Red-rimmed eyes returned his stare, vibrant green, glistening like emeralds through her unshed tears.
“Who are you?” she whispered.
Wait, what?

His top lip curled in an arrogant smirk. “Seriously, Olivia? You’re breaking my heart. Is that any way to talk to the guy who saved your life?”
She gave him a questioning look one might perceive as hopeful. “Liam?”

“What? Fuck no! Olivia, what in the hell is wrong with you?”
Fear flashed in her eyes. Something wasn’t right with her. An act?—possibly…and a wise one, at that.
“How stupid do you think I am?” he growled.
“I don’t think you’re stupid. I don’t even know who you are.”
Oh, give this girl an Emmy… Okay, I’ll play…
“Does the name Haden isn’t ringing any bells?”
He watched her closely for that flicker of recognition to light her verdant eyes. Nothing. Huh… “You really don’t know who I am?”
Her brows scrunched hard in concentration. Head to toe, her gaze swept over him as if she were trying hard to remember. Unexpectedly, the blood in his veins slowly heated. What the fuck was that all about?

“I’ve seen you—watching me. But the others, they can’t see you. Are you an angel?”
A bitter laugh tore from his throat before he could bite it back. Oh, she was good… “First time anyone’s ever asked me that. No, I’m not an angel. Guess again, sweetheart.”
She watched him closely, pretending to puzzle him out, and then feigned a startled gasp. “Oh Lord! You’re a demon!”
Close enough… “Winner, winner, chicken dinner.”
Genuine panic suddenly filled her eyes. Instead of that satisfied rush he always felt when his prey realized they were trapped, a niggling of guilt constricted his chest, crushing his high and pissing him off.

“You’re here to kill me!”
“I’m not going to kill you, Olivia. Not unless I have to. So stop fucking with me, and tell me where the goddamn stone is!”
She tensed in her chair, getting ready to run. Where was her guardian? He should have been here by now.
“What stone?”
“Do you really think it wise to push me?” he snapped, his patience wearing thin.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” she denied with artful deception.
“Unfortunately for you, I’m afraid we’re going to have to test that claim.” His voice dropped to a low warning growl. “If you’re lying, I will break you, Olivia.”
Like a shot, she bolted from the chair and tore down the hall. She was a fast little thing, but he was faster. Darting around the corner, she raced for the stairs.
“Help me!” she cried.
The fact Liam had yet to do just that, made him wonder if by some chance in hell Olivia was telling the truth. Either way, he couldn’t have her screaming like this and attracting attention from the neighbors.

“Somebody hel—”

He lunged for her, catching Olivia around the waist as her foot hit the stairs. His other hand clamped tightly over her mouth, cutting off her desperate plea as they hit the ground—hard. He didn’t have time to roll and take the hit himself. The best he could manage was to brace the bulk of his weight on his forearm as they came down. Air rushed from her lungs, blasting hot against his hand. His hard body connected with her soft one, wringing a strangled groan from his throat. She felt so fragile beneath him, caged in his arms—

Olivia cried out in pain. Haden winced, wondering just how badly he’d hurt her. He hadn’t intended on coming into this close of contact with the female and hoped like hell she couldn’t feel his erection digging into her ass.

5 comments:

  1. Hmm...this sounds familiar. I'm sure I remember it from this blog. I like the excerpt and trailer.

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  2. YES, YES and YES!
    Great choices! I have been looking forward to this for so long!

    Anyways besides your good taste in Wow books aha, I’ve been reading for posts and I seriously put 4 books in my TBR shelve so thank you for that!

    I’m a new blogger and would really appreciate it if you would check out my WOW and followed my blog @ http://straightfromthereadersmouth.blogspot.com

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