EXCERPT from BLOOD CURSE (PULSE 8) by Kailin Gow
Releases 3/2/2014 kindle/bn/kobo and 3/3/2014 in paperback!!!
“You okay?” Her voice sounded strange to her in a desolate desert like this. It was the sort of desert where you could be silent for a thousand years.
“Let’s get me out of this, all right?” Samson’s snarl was hardly directed at her, but it stung.
She began digging in the dirt, scooping up handfuls of sand.
“I’m going as fast as I can,” she said. “But we may need backup.”
“Backup? We’re in a bloody desert, Kalina – there’s nobody around for miles.”
“Get with the times, Samson,” she smiled wryly. She pulled out her cell phone and began to dial.
“Two thousand years on this earth,” muttered Samson under his breath, “and there are some things I’ll never get used to.”
“We’ve located Octavius,” Kalina’s voice into the phone was quick, brisk, brusque. “He’s not in Egypt any longer. But not too far – relatively speaking. We’re in the middle of the Sahara now.” She sighed softly. “No place for lovers of the shadows, is it? I’ll text you our GPS coordinates.” She nodded. “Tell the others, okay? Okay, I will.” She paused. “I love you too. And be careful.” She laughed. “Yes, I’ll be careful too, although I can’t promise I’ll stay put. Octavius is on the move, so we have to be, too.”
She continued digging in the dirt, until Samson felt himself free down to the shoulders, stretching his neck.
“Even vampires get cramps,” he said.
As Kalina dug, a dark shadow flitted across the sands.
“Well, will you look at that?”
Kalina’s heart began to pound faster at the sound of the voice. Familiar – cocksure, full of arrogance, and yet with a good-natured confidence that always sent her reeling with desire. It was Jaegar’s voice, and Kalina’s heart constricted with longing.
“Not in a million years, I say. Not in a million years would I have expected to see the great gladiator Samson the Strong buried in the sand like a child’s toy.” He laughed. http://ow.ly/i/4KrrN