I’ve been working really hard on The Assassins of Light (Book Three of the Creatures of Darkness series), and I’m pretty excited about some of the parts that I’ve written so far. ❤️
For those of you still reading or planning to read The Tomb of Blood (Book Two of the Creatures of Darkness series), I really, really hope you like it. I poured so much into that book, and it was such an emotional experience for me. And I’m so excited (and terrified) to now be sharing it with everyone. 😊❤️
For those of you who have already finished it, thank you so much for reading it, and I would love to hear what you thought (if you haven’t already told me). And I promise I’ll have The Assassins of Light finished as quickly as possible (or as quickly as the kids will let me, haha.) But until then, maybe some excerpts and teasers will hold you over. 😉
Speaking of excerpts…
If you’ve ever been curious about Rose’s infamous, criminal brother, I have good news… You’ll finally meet him in The Assassins of Light. (He originally had a scene in The Stone of the Eklektos, but I cut it out because that book was long.) Anyway, Rose’s brother, Zach Foster, is finally out of prison and will be in The Assassins of Light. And here’s a little excerpt to introduce you to him! 😊 I hope you like it! ❤️
“Put that back, or so help me, God, I will call your parole officer myself!” Rose snarled as she stormed into the room and leveled him with a deadly glare.
Zach dropped the gun and looked at her. “You would never.”
“Don’t tempt me,” she growled. “Put the other three guns back, too.”
He narrowed his eyes at her. “There is an entire government organization out to kill me. Don’t you think that it’s okay to break the law, just this once?”
“Okay, first of all, cool it with the conspiracy theories. As far as we know, the Assassins of Light are operating outside of the government,” Rose began, snatching another gun out of his hand, “for now. Second, they’re not trying to kill you. They’re trying to kill me. They just wanted to use you to lure me to them.”
“And…why do they want to kill you?” Zach asked suspiciously.
“Long story,” Rose muttered. She rolled her eyes when she noticed him swipe a wallet off of the table. “Put it back. Right now. And stop stealing stuff!”
Zach gave her a peeved look as he reluctantly returned the wallet.
Rose ran her fingers through her long, red hair and sighed. “Don’t worry. If the Assassins of Light come back, I have plenty of weapons to cover us both.”
Zach studied her with a suspicious frown. “Like…fangs?”
She froze. “You know,” she realized.
“Were you ever going to tell me?” he asked quietly.
“Well, I figured you might ask questions in like fifty years when I haven’t aged, and then…maybe,” Rose sighed. “Who told you? It was Kara, wasn’t it?”
Zach frowned. “Which one is Kara?”
“The crazy, leather-clad woman with way too many weapons,” Rose said.
“Oh, you mean your girlfriend,” he said, nodding.
Rose rolled her eyes. “Oh, goodness, not you, too,” she complained. “Kara is not my girlfriend. Why does everyone think that she’s my girlfriend?”
“Uh…probably because you keep making out with her,” he muttered.
She blushed, mortified. “Those were…accidents.”
“Hey, I tried to use that excuse, too,” he said. “I still went to prison.”
She scowled at him. “You didn’t accidentally break seventeen laws.”
“And YOU didn’t accidentally kiss someone seventeen times,” he countered.
Rose sighed, “I’m not having this conversation with you.”
“Have you slept with her?” he continued.
“Not…having…this…conversation…with…you,” she said slowly.
“Pleading the fifth is a sign of guilt,” Zach told her.
Rose narrowed her eyes at him and pasted on a fake smile. “I’m so relieved to see that prison didn’t make you any nicer,” she said sarcastically. “I would hate to find out that five years in a correctional facility actually corrected something.”
He mimicked her sassy smile perfectly. “Well, if death didn’t make you any less annoying, I don’t know why you would expect prison to change me.”
Rose turned, her brows furrowing, as she heard the commotion that was coming from downstairs. She sighed irritably, “I’ll be back. I have to stop these vampires from killing each other. Again. Just…stay in here.” She headed toward the door. As she left, she yelled over her shoulder, “And stop stealing stuff!”
He glared at the back of her head. “Well, you…stop kissing people!”
from THE ASSASSINS OF LIGHT
Book 3 of the CREATURES OF DARKNESS series
© Britney Jackson