Exclusive Excerpt from Silver Shackles!
When you steal from faerie queens, the consequences are painful and sometimes deadly.
Were-jaguar and TV personality, Riley O’Rourke, has been looking over her shoulder ever since she stole from the Dark Queen of the Unseelie faeries. When Riley is contacted by an informant with knowledge that can blow the lid off the story of the year, she can’t pass up the opportunity to investigate. What she finds instead is something that puts her at the mercy of the Dark Queen, who is not known for her compassion.
When Riley’s boyfriend, David, realizes she’s missing, he’ll do whatever it takes to get her back, including starting a war with the Unseelie. The balance of power among the Fae courts is shifting, and if David makes one wrong move, Riley could end up crushed in the struggle. But after being the subject of the Queens’s legendary cruelty, will there even be anything left of Riley to save?
The second book in the Revelations Trilogy continues the story of Riley O’Rourke, David Lo, and Neve MacAlpin. Buy it here.
Taming Shadows is the first book in the Revelations Trilogy and introduces us to Riley, David, and Neve. Buy it here.
I was lucky enough to be a stop on the blog tour for the second book of the Revelations Trilogy, Silver Shackles, which was released just the other day on June 15, 2015. I’m currently in the process of recording the audiobook for all of you lovely listeners, but in the meantime, enjoy an exclusive excerpt from the book below, or grab your own copy, or start with the first book in the series, Taming Shadows!
“Do enjoy your new cell mate,” Neve said. Her face disappeared and I heard her and the guards walk away, their steps ringing hollowly in the hall beyond the closed cell door.
I turned my attention to the butterfly, confused by its presence. Judging by the Queen’s malignant smile, this was not a pleasant insect. I viewed it with extreme distrust. I crawled into the furthest corner of the cell and drew my knees up against my body, wrapping my arms around my bent legs and squeezing into as small a space as I could.
The butterfly remained perched on the point of the stone, flapping its wings slowly, as if soaking up the summer sun. Then its body blurred and dropped to the floor, where it grew to the size of a large cat. It had a man’s face, bat-like ears, and a strange little conical hat. It smiled at me, revealing blackened shark’s teeth and a long, lolling red tongue. It laughed, a sound like bubbling swamp gas. “Such sweet terror, such delicious horrors we will give this one.” Its voice was surprisingly deep for such a small creature and heavy with a German accent.
It took a step towards me and I mewled in terror, attempting to withdraw even further. The wall was solid and unyielding at my back. The creature moved closer to me and I closed my eyes, praying that this was just another nightmare from Neve’s glamour. I soon felt its tiny hands on my knees and then an enormous, crushing pressure on my chest. I didn’t have the strength to dislodge the creature, nor the breath to scream as I slid into unconsciousness.
ABOUT FIONA SKYE
Fiona Skye is a fantasy author, currently living in the deserts of Southern Arizona. She shares a home with her husband, two kids, three cats, two rats, a betta fish, and a Border Collie.
Fiona’s passion for story telling began early in life. She loved playing make-believe and inventing elaborate fantasy worlds for her friends and her to play in. At age twelve, she wrote her first short story, which was based on a song by a 1980s hair band. After giving it to her English teacher for editing and rewrites, she learned to love the entire writing process, and has dedicated her life since then to writing, only to be occasionally distracted by her insatiable love of yarn and crochet, and the dogged pursuit of the perfect plate of cheese enchiladas.
She counts Diana Gabaldon and Jim Butcher as her favorite authors and biggest influences. Joining these two on the list of people she would wait in queue for a week to have a coffee with are Neil Peart, Kevin Hearne, and Brandon Sanderson.
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