Teaser: Kallias

Ahhh, sorry! I was swamped with work this week and forgot to post our Thursday Teaser! ❤️ But here it is! I hope you like it! ❤️

Rose and Kallias have a very specific dynamic… 😂

When Kallias finished wiping the blood from his hands—or trying to, at least—he tossed the towel aside and sighed, “What are you doing here, Rose?”

Rose shoved her hands in her pockets and shrugged. “Same as usual?”

Kallias crossed his arms and flashed a bitter smile. “Pissing me off?”

“I was going to say saving your life,” Rose mumbled, “but yeah, that, too.”

Kallias shifted his gaze toward Kara, scowling at her blood-soaked battle-axe. “Rose, will you please tell your girlfriend to stop dripping blood on my floor?”

Rose glanced at Kara, who was standing right beside her—definitely within hearing range. “Umm, she has ears, actually?” she told him. “So, I don’t have to?”

Kara flashed a smug smirk at Kallias. “He’s just jealous of my battle-axe.”

“Yes, Kara,” Rose muttered, “I’m sure that’s exactly what he’s jealous of.”

from my upcoming book, The Reign of Darkness,

Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

©️ Britney Jackson

Coming Soon! ❤️

Happy (Belated) St. Patrick’s Day 💚

I meant to post this last week, but life got super-busy, and I forgot. As usual. 😅 But I hope you all had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day! 💚💚💚💚

Because I’m a dork who likes holiday-themed stuff, here are a few lines from the pre-battle “good luck kiss” in The Tomb of Blood (Book‪ 2 of the Creatures of Darkness Series).‬ 💚💚💚💚

P.S. – Umm, also…you may have noticed my website went all wonky last week? 😂 (I think it was because it was my renewal date?) It took me a few days to fix it, but it’s fixed now. So…if you were one of the people who visited while it was wonky, sorry! I promise it’s not always like that. 😂

Teaser: Found Family

Rose and Erik are found family in all the snarkiest ways. 😅

Happy Teaser Day! (And Pi Day!) I hope you like it! 💚🖤💚

Excerpt:

“I don’t know why you’d be worried,” Erik scoffed. “Kara and Alana tried to kill each other every day, and Kara stayed with her for fourteen hundred years.”

Rose frowned. “But that was only because Alana wouldn’t let her leave.”

“Not the point,” Erik said. He leaned against the table, crossing his arms. “What makes you think Kara would run away at the first sign of disagreement?”

Rose chewed on her lip nervously. “People…tend to run away from me.”

Erik snorted, “Well, can you blame them? You’re an annoying, sarcastic nerd, and…you’re kind of a mess.” He looked away. “And sometimes terrifying.”

Rose flashed her sassiest smile. “Wow. Thanks, Erik,” she said, her voice sharp with sarcasm. “This is exactly the kind of encouragement I was looking for.”

“But,” Erik continued, scowling at her interruption, “Kara’s into that.”

Rose gave him a skeptical look. “She’s into terrifying messes?”

“Well, she did date Alana,” Erik muttered under his breath.

“Umm,” Rose said, squinting bewilderedly, “so did you?”

“What I meant was,” Erik grumbled, his gaze shifting back toward Rose, “she’s into you.” He shrugged. “You might be a total failure at everything else you do in this world, but…you make Kara happy.” His brows furrowed. “Somehow.”

Despite the anxiety whirling around in her head, Rose couldn’t help but smile. “How do you manage to make me feel better and worse, at the same time?”

“It’s a gift,” Erik laughed. But when Rose turned to leave, his smile faded. “Rose?” he called out—before she could open the door. When Rose glanced back at him, she was surprised to find that, for once, there were no traces of humor in his expression. He scratched his head, messing up his wavy, blonde hair. “I don’t know what Kara’s lying about this time, but when she was here, I sensed…fear.”

Rose was quiet for a moment. Then, she nodded. “I sensed it, too.”

She’d never seen Erik so nervous.

“Kara is fearless, and she loves danger. What scares most people excites her. So, if this secret scares Kara,” Erik paused, regarding Rose with a worried look, “it must be more terrible than I can imagine.”

Rose sighed, “If you’re trying to scare me…”

“I’m not,” he interrupted. “I just want you to be careful.”

from my upcoming book, The Reign of Darkness,

Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

© Britney Jackson

Coming Soon! 💚🖤💚

Teaser: Violent Kara

Hi, I’m the forgetful dork who somehow managed to forget to update her website for two months. Sorry, guys! ❤️ (In case I haven’t warned you lately, I’m a frazzled, forgetful, stressed-out mess most of the time. 😅) So…I have quite a few teasers and updates for you this week. Starting with this one:

Kara gets, uhhh, pretty violent when she’s upset. 😅

from my upcoming book, The Reign of Darkness,

Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

Teaser: Intense Rose

Rose is just a big ball of awkwardness and sarcasm most of the time, but when she is intense, she’s…intense. 😂

Happy Teaser Day! I hope you like it! ❤️🖤❤️

“The way she said it,” Rose said. “It was like she was talking about fate.”

Kara finished getting dressed, tugging her shirt down, over the bandages on her stomach. She looked at Rose. “Do you have any reason to not believe her?”

Rose tore her gaze from the bandages, her gaze shifting to meet Kara’s. “You mean…other than the fact that she’s a serial killer and a total psycho? No.”

Kara sat down in the floor—too exhausted to stand any longer. “Still…”

“Still, what?” Rose scoffed. “Who cares what Psycho-Queen said? I don’t know if I even believe in fate.” She studied Kara with a curious frown. “Do you?”

Kara leaned back, stretching her long, leather-clad legs in front of her. “I did, once,” she admitted. “My people did.” She didn’t look at Rose—probably afraid that Rose would notice the anxiety in her eyes, if she did. But Rose didn’t need to see Kara to know what she was feeling.

She always knew.

“We believed in the Norns,” Kara told Rose. “They determined the destiny of gods and humans.”

“And,” Rose asked, “did you believe that your fate was…unchangeable?”

“Yes,” Kara said. “Not even the gods could defy their fate. The only god who would’ve even had the audacity to try was Loki. Maybe not even him.”

Rose knelt in front of Kara—putting herself at eye-level with the seated vampire. “Didn’t you tell me that they used to call you the ‘Daughter of Loki?’”

An impressed smile curled at the edges of Kara’s lips. “I did tell you that.”

“And isn’t fate a kind of…rule?” Rose said. She leaned closer to Kara—separated only by the length of Kara’s legs. “Don’t you love to break the rules?”

Kara’s smile deepened. She shifted, folding her legs beneath her, so that Rose could move closer. “There’s very little I love more,” she agreed breathlessly.

“Then,” Rose said, moving closer, “we’ll defy fate, if that’s what it takes.”

Kara reached out, pushing a loose strand of red hair out of Rose’s face. She leaned in, her breath warm against Rose’s lips. “I thought you liked the rules.”

“I like you,” Rose whispered. “I love you. That’s all that matters, really.”

“How is it all that matters,” Kara said sadly, “if fate itself is against us?”

Rose leaned back on her heels, and in an instant, her eyes changed—red flames glowing within them. “Kara, I love you. And if I have to rip apart fate itself for you, I will,” she growled. “No one is going to tell me who I can and can’t love.”

from my upcoming book, The Reign of Darkness,

Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

©️ Britney Jackson

Coming Soon ❤️🖤❤️

Teaser: Come to Bed

If the world ends, blame Kara. 😂 Happy Teaser Day! ❤️ (And Happy Holidays!) ❤️💚❤️

Kara slipped her arms around Rose’s waist. “Come to bed,” she said, pressing her lips against Rose’s neck. “It isn’t comfortable when you’re not in it.”

Rose smiled, shuddering a little, as Kara kissed her neck. She turned to face Kara, lifting her eyebrows. “I’m pretty sure the reason it’s not comfortable,” she teased, “is the sixteen million weapons you have, hidden under the mattress.”

Kara laughed. “Four, actually,” she said with an amused smile. “The rest are in my bag.” She pulled Rose closer, tilting her face, as if she were going to kiss Rose. “Come to bed,” she whispered again, her intense, blue eyes dark with desire.

Rose pushed a strand of blue hair out of Kara’s face and leaned forward, her lips brushing Kara’s—almost kissing her. But then, she leaned back on her heels, making a face, as she remembered, “I’m supposed to be saving the world.”

Kara leaned in again, her lips curving at the corners, as she whispered, “Save me first.”

Rose laughed. “From what?”

Kara closed the last bit of space between their lips. “From wanting you.”

Rose closed her eyes, moaning at the soft warmth of Kara’s lips. The kiss left Rose feeling even more overheated than before, hunger and desire flaring up inside of her, all at once. She leaned back, a spark of red glowing within her eyes. “Okay,” she sighed, feigning reluctance, “but if the world ends, I’m blaming you.”

Kara smiled. “Works for me.”

from my upcoming book, The Reign of Darkness,

Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

©️ Britney Jackson

Coming Soon(ish) ❤️❤️❤️

Teaser: Betray Me

Ahh, this scene nearly killed me when I was writing it. So much emotion! 💙🖤💙🖤💙🖤💙

Happy Teaser Day! 💙 I hope you like it! 💙


Kara dropped her battle-axe, as if to emphasize that she was not, in fact, going anywhere. Her blue gaze shifted toward Rose—glistening like ice, piercing Rose to the core. “You want me to betray you?” she said, her voice a low growl.

“Why not?” Rose said with a weary shrug. “You’d betray anyone else.”

“Because you’re not anyone else,” Kara said. Her shoulders relaxed, and everything about her seemed softer, all of the sudden, as if she’d cracked herself open, left herself vulnerable—for the first time in her life.

“Because I love you.”


from my upcoming book, The Reign of Darkness,

Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

©️ Britney Jackson

Coming Soon(ish) 💙🖤💙

Teaser: Kara’s Priorities

Kara’s Priorities:

1. Brag about new girlfriend.

2. Then…worry about the apocalypse. 😂

Happy Teaser Day! 💜🖤💜 I hope you like it! 💜

Excerpt:

“Kara Unnarsdóttir? In a serious relationship?” She laughed, “The world itself would end, if that ever happened.”

Kara exchanged an amused look with Rose, when Rose reached her side. Then, she slipped her arm around Rose’s waist, casually pulling Rose against her.

Rose smiled nervously, when the woman’s gaze shifted toward her. “Hi.”

“Hi,” the vampire repeated, offering her a baffled smile. “Who are you?”

With a painfully awkward shrug, Rose mumbled, “Serious relationship?”

The vampire’s eyes widened. Her wide, brown eyes shifted toward Kara, who simply smiled. “Oh, no,” she said, blinking. “The world is ending, isn’t it?”

“Well, I mean, yeah,” Rose said dismissively, “but not until tomorrow.”

All of the color drained from the vampire’s face. “Wait. What?”

Kara leaned in and whispered in Rose’s ear, “I hadn’t gotten to that part yet.”

Rose frowned. She turned to face Kara, feeling a little colder when Kara’s hand slipped away from her hip. “You said you’d warn everyone while I packed.”

Kara frowned worriedly. “Ah! I forgot to ask you to grab my battle-axe.”

“I got your battle-axe, Kara,” Rose laughed. “It’s kind of hard to miss.”

Relief washed over Kara’s face. “You’re wonderful,” she said, and then, she leaned in, clearly planning to kiss Rose—only to be stopped by Rose’s finger.

“Focus!” Rose said with a laugh. “You were supposed to warn everyone.”

“I am warning them,” Kara assured her. “I just haven’t had enough time.”

Rose gave her a skeptical look. “You haven’t had time to warn them that they’re all going to die, but you’ve had time to tell them I’m your new girlfriend?”

Kara grinned, her light blue eyes sparkling. “I’m very proud of myself.”

Rose tilted her head, flashing a sassy smile at her. “Aren’t you always?”

“Uhh, hello?!” the vampire interrupted. “You said the world is ending?!”

from my upcoming book, The Reign of Darkness,

Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

©️ Britney Jackson

Coming Soon(ish) 💜🖤💜

Teaser: Dating a Viking

The downside to dating a Viking… 😂 (Especially when she’s as brutal as Kara. 😂)

Happy Teaser Day! ❤️❤️❤️ I hope you like it! ❤

Excerpt:

“Look at you,” Kara said with a seductive smile, “commanding armies, as if you’ve done it your whole life.”

Rose’s blush deepened. She scrunched up her face in disbelief. “You may have forgotten, but I accidentally insulted an angry vampire in front of his peers.”

Kara lifted her wine-glass to her lips, sipping the dark liquid. “You and I have different understandings of the word accidentally, I believe,” she said playfully.

“It was an accident,” Rose said. “That doesn’t mean he didn’t deserve it.”

Kara laughed. “Don’t worry. He’ll be more…agreeable in the future.”

Rose’s eyes widened. “Kara,” she said hesitantly, “what did you do?”

Kara looked away, sipping her wine. “Zosime dances well, doesn’t she?”

Rose snatched the glass of wine out of Kara’s hand—which succeeded in getting her attention. Kara tried to hide her smile, but she was clearly amused. Rose reached out and grasped Kara’s hand—the one Kara had slyly hidden with the wine glass—and scowled. “Kara? Why are there blood-stains on your hand?”

Kara’s lips twitched. “Because there isn’t any running water down here?”

Rose frowned worriedly. “Please, tell me you didn’t dismember anyone.”

“I didn’t dismember anyone,” Kara recited, her light blue eyes sparkling.

Rose dropped her hand and rolled her eyes. “You’re lying. Aren’t you?”

Kara held her thumb and finger an inch apart and mouthed, “Just a little.

“Kara!” Rose said, her eyes wide. “Why would you do that?”

“Because he attacked you. Obviously,” Kara said, rolling her eyes. She took the wine glass from Rose’s hand. “Relax. It was just a finger. It’ll grow back.”

“You cut off someone’s finger?!” Rose exclaimed. “Are you insane?!”

“A bit, yeah,” Kara said, taking another sip of her wine. She chuckled, as she lowered the glass. “Don’t worry. He assured me there’d be no hard feelings.”

“Yeah, I’m sure I’d say that, too, if you sliced off my finger,” Rose said.

from my upcoming book, The Reign of Darkness,

Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

©️ Britney Jackson

Coming Soon(ish) ❤️❤️❤️

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