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Excerpt from Unleashed

Hello, all!

While I’m on vacation in sunny Sicily, I thought you all might enjoy a little excerpt from Unleashed. Remember, if you sign up for my newsletter, you get the first chapter for FREE.

Enjoy!

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I whistle for Cap, who’s wandered away from me in his pursuit of grass. He grunts but raises his head to look at me like he’s waiting for confirmation that I mean it. I call out for him. He trots towards me, only stopping when he’s right in front of me.

I lift my hand to grab his halter, but he nips at my fingers. I chuckle and pull out a piece of bread for him. Once he’s swallowed that, he nips at my pockets for more. I pull his head away and kiss him on his muzzle.

I tighten his saddle girth and put his bridle back on. After a last look around us to make sure I haven’t forgotten anything, I gather his reins and put my foot in the stirrup. I push off from the ground and only just settle in the saddle when Cap starts to stomp around.

“Whoa. Easy boy.”

I try to soothe him, but something has him frightened. Something I can’t see or hear. Yet. Captain throws his head up, narrowly missing my chin. I hum a tune to relax myself and settle him.

I jerk my head to the right at the sounds of branches breaking and feet hitting the ground hard in a run. Out of the bushes leaps a young man, his face etched with exhaustion, yet he only seems to run faster. Cap stomps his front leg into the ground, but I ignore him as I watch the man. What is he running from?

The answer, turns out to be two big men, both with dark expressions etched onto their faces. They burst through the bushes, a good twenty feet behind the young man. He glances over his shoulder at the men. They’re dressed in all black and a lot of leather. My body is frozen, though my mind is not; frantically trying to make sense of it all. Why are those men chasing him?

One of the men throws something after the young man. It embeds in a tree right next to where his head had been mere seconds before. It’s a knife. A big knife.

I gasp. My heart thunders in my chest. Sweat brakes out on my skin. I almost drop the reins when Cap jerks under me. Their intentions are clear to me then; they want him dead.

The young man’s eyes widen when he notices me at last. He waves his arms to get my attention.

“Run,” he yells.

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Unleashed is available for preorder at:

Amazon

Smashwords

Unleashed comes out on June 14.

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