Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane, Book 1)

By Jaye Wells

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In an international the place being of mixed-blood is a tremendous legal responsibility, Sabina Kane has the one occupation healthy for an outcast: murderer. yet, her most modern venture threatens the delicate peace among the vampire and mage races and Sabina needs to scramble to determine which facet she's on. She's by no means introduced her paintings domestic with her---until now.

This time, it is personal.

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You ungrateful little whinge. ” Her fist hammered into my sun plexus. The air left my lungs in a hiss. I backhanded her, having fun with the sight of blood because it escaped her lips. Spurred on by means of pent-up anger, I added a sequence of punches to her middle. She grunted with every one blow, yet didn’t fall. whilst she got here at me with a side-kick, I grabbed her ankle and shoved. She back-flipped and landed in a crouch. I fell again into my battling stance, attempting to trap my breath. attempting to work out tips to kill her. attempting to not take into consideration how I used to worship her. Lavinia virtually flew in the course of the air this time. looking ahead to her to return in low, I shifted my weight onto the balls of my toes. yet she shocked me through elevating her correct hand excessive. I observed the stake a second earlier than it made impression. The apple wooden slammed via my chest plate. The strength of the hit threw me. As I crashed right into a pile of crates like a rag doll, I heard Adam yell. “Sabina! ” He sounded distant. discomfort numbed my mind, making it slow. My arms and ft felt chilly, however the wound in my chest felt white-hot. whatever tickled the sting of my mind. whatever i used to be forgetting, yet was once too burdened to understand. On a few point, i used to be conscious of yelling and the smack of fist opposed to flesh. whatever brilliant flashed within the distance through a feminine shriek. The sound of blood pumping in my ears distracted me. My chest throbbed hotly, yet no different warmth got here. No hearth to suck away my soul. little by little, my brain shook off the surprise. The sounds of battling grew to become extra particular. i'll scent my very own blood. Feeling got here again to my palms. My eyes excited by the stake sticking out from my chest. I lifted my palms and grasped the graceful shaft. My grip was once vulnerable and the stake was once slippery with blood, yet I pulled it—bit by means of bit—out of my chest. The discomfort was once worse popping out than getting into, however it was once a blessing. It intended i used to be alive. Adam’s curse sounded distant, as did the crash following it. i wished to maneuver. utilizing my fingers to lever my physique up from the containers, I controlled to get upright. Now that the stake was once long past, my physique used to be operating extra time to fix the wound. I felt lightheaded and needed to bend over with my palms resting on my knees. whilst it handed, I rose as much as survey the scene. If it was once attainable, the warehouse appeared worse than it had prior. Scorch marks blackened the partitions and the particles of conflict littered the realm. within the middle of all of it, Adam and Lavinia squared off. I’d by no means noticeable my grandmother taking a look so haggard. She had a gash on her brow and her hair stood up in bizarre spikes, as though she’d caught her finger in a gentle socket. Adam didn’t glance far better. He had scratch marks on his cheek and he’d misplaced a shirtsleeve, which published gashes on his arm. the good news is it gave the look of one of many keys had labored and he was once in a position to use his magic. yet he was once essentially swaying from exhaustion, at the same time he raised his arm to convey one other spell. A vulnerable flash of strength zigzagged around the house and ignored Lavinia’s head via mere inches. She laughed and began towards him, her lips pulled again to bare her fangs.

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