EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
(A Gallows Novel Book 1)
(A Gallows Novel Book 1)
by Sharon Stevenson
Blood Bound by Sharon Stevenson is ON SALE for only $0.99 to 1 January. This book blast and giveaway is brought to you by Masquerade Book Tours.
Blood Bound is the bestselling Scottish urban fantasy novel that combines a breakneck plotline with flawed characters and a wicked sense of humour.
19-year-old twin demon trackers Shaun and Sarah Gallows are used to running into trouble - mostly the kind with fangs - but while Sarah embraces her powers to their fullest extent, trusting her instincts implicitly, Shaun distances himself from his abilities and can do little more than despair at his sister’s reckless nature and idly back her up.
When they come across 17-year-old Melissa Carling, a demon tracker who’s been torturing innocent super-naturals, they know they have to stop her. Sarah is desperate to punish Melissa for what she’s been doing but Shaun’s instant attraction to the girl points to a soul-mate bond stronger than anything he’s ever had to fight before …
Collective hissing from the darkness set Shaun’s nerves on edge. There were a couple more than he’d first calculated and of the twenty presences in the room, every last glowing eye was locked on the petite blonde who’d just crashed the party.
Not one of the creatures appeared to sense Sarah’s lanky brother glowering at them with his one real eye from the shadows beside her, the usual case when she was around shining too brightly to be ignored. Shaun half-thought Sarah did it on purpose; she worried far more than she should. He shifted the stake in his hand, ready to strike, and looked to Sarah.
The vampire she held weakened under her touch. He looked up at her with tears streaming down his undead face. Blood stained his slack mouth. The human girl he’d been feeding on lay dying on the floor under the cover of shadows, her drained body past help. The girl’s life-force was ebbing away and yet the sympathy overflowing from his sister was being extended to the monster she held, for the awful things that had set him on this path.
Shaun frowned at her. The vampire sobbed at her feet, clinging onto her slim legs. She pulled back, but only to crouch down beside him. The other eyes only watched, unblinking.
“Ssh,” she whispered, stroking the side of his face. He shivered under the direct touch of her skin to his. His fever-bright eyes sank into her black-hole gaze.
She had the sword in her hand before any of the vampires could react. The blade sliced through her chosen one’s neck, unmaking him in an instant. The smoky burnt-out mulch his body collapsed into seasoned the air. Shaun held his breath, trying vainly not to inhale any of the gunk while it still clung to the atmosphere. The stillness in the room started to unnerve him. The captive undead audience poised to strike, ready and remorseless.
Sarah wiped off her sword and looked up, death in her gaze.
Praise for the Book
"It's a read that grips you from the beginning, and keeps you enthralled until the very end." ~ Ashley, Fae Books
"My first thought on closing the novel was that this was a book the CW should pick" ~ Rabid Readers Reviews
"Sharon Stevenson has a hit on her hands and has set a high bar for herself with Blood Bound!" ~ Dianne Bylo, Reader’s Favourites
About the Author
Sharon Stevenson is the twisted mind behind The Gallows Novels and the brand new After Death Series. If you want to know a bit about her, here it is: She spends too much time indoors and probably watches too many horror films. Some of her favourite things are; Alone time, people who know when to shut up, having a drink, eating pizza (usually after having too much drink the night before), reading books, adult swim cartoons, bad horror and sci-fi movies, proper good TV shows like Dexter and The Walking Dead, and last but not least having a laugh with her hilarious other half – this would usually include some of the above.
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