As promised, I’m posting a short teaser from the sequel to “The Raven.” Soon we’ll be having a cover and title reveal and I’ll be posting a longer teaser. I should be able to share the release date soon, too.
Here’s the teaser:
‘The Prince of Florence stood outside a house in Umbria, conflicted.
He was conflicted for a myriad of reasons, not least of which was the green-eyed woman he’d left in Florence. Nevertheless, locating Professor Gabriel Emerson and his family was easy. He and his wife, Julianne, owned the house that stood majestically on a hill, the lights from its windows cheering the darkness.
So it was that the Prince stood outside the house, listening as Katherine Picton, an older friend of the family, bade her hosts good night and Clare, the infant daughter of the Emersons, was put to bed in her parents’ room.
He waited impatiently while the Emersons pursued their pleasure in a hot tub that was placed on the balcony off their bedroom.
The Prince wrinkled his nose as their marital union dragged on and on. He had yet to discover another married human couple who engaged in intercourse as frequently as the Emersons. He tapped his leather-clad foot on the garden floor, willing them to couple faster.
It was a starless night, dark and still. The sky was a velvet arc above him while the summer breeze whispered in his ear. He heard Julianne cry out in pleasure and waited a respectable few moments after she entered the house. Then he scaled the wall of the villa, eager to surprise the Professor while he was alone.
He was not disappointed.
“We meet again.” The Prince’s conversational tone belied his menacing figure.
Startled, Gabriel stood in the hot tub, his wet, naked body shining in the dim light that shone from the bedroom.
“What do you want?” he barked, fingers curving into fists.
“I want you to cover yourself, to start with.” The Prince tossed a nearby towel toward the man, regarding him with distaste.
The Professor wrapped the towel around his waist and stepped out of the water. He placed his body between the Prince and the door to the bedroom, which he quickly closed.
“I said, what do you want?” The Professor’s posture was decidedly defensive.
The Prince regarded the Professor for a moment. Then he approached him … ‘
If you’d like to see a few photos of what the Emersons’ villa is probably like, see here.
If you’d like to view a trailer for “The Raven,” (designed by Jenna), you can view it here.
And if you’re curious about the audiobook to “The Raven,” you can listen to a sample here. John Michael Morgan, who narrated the audiobooks for The Gabriel Series, narrates “The Raven” as well. And as always, he does an outstanding job.
All the best and thank you for reading,