I’m currently working away on Cold Mercy, the first in my Northern Wolves trilogy coming to you guys soon, and decided to give you all a quick peek:
A branch snapped behind her and the rush of fear through her left her bone cold. She could hear the harsh whuff of animal breathing behind her, the undercurrent of a nasty growl. Smuggler whined and thrashed on the leash, yanking free, and Eden lunged for her sled.
One hand closed over the canister of bear spray she always packed, just in case, when a mammoth paw knocked her sideways and sent her spinning. The fabric of her coat ripped easily under the violent slash of claws. Eden staggered, the canister still gripped in her hand, and she tried to keep her feet solidly underneath her, catching herself before she hit the ground. Pain lanced up her side, burning, white-hot as if fire seared over her skin where the animal had struck her.
Had to be a bear. She lifted her hand, fully intending to take aim, and came face to face with the biggest wolf she’d ever seen. Heart lodged in her throat, she froze, unable to breath. Eyes so dark they were nearly black, no pupil at all, stared out at her. Evil eyes, some niggling, frenzied part of her brain insisted. Demon eyes.
In other news… I’ll have the cover art and blurbs for this and Pale Moon Cry (A Shifter Town Enforcement novella) to reveal soon!