Bathed in Flames Series
“Have you ever woke with murder on your mind and rage in your heart? Not someone else’s murder, your own. No. Well maybe it’s just a phoenix thing, because for six months that’s all my life has been. My name is Zora and I’m on the run from the grim council.
I may or may not have burned their leader alive. But that doesn’t give them the right to make my life a living hell by sending ghouls and other nasty creatures after me every chance they can get. I don’t even know if I killed him, if I didn’t, he’s being a real jerk about this. If I did, who the hell keeps sending the undead after us.
By us I mean my best friend, Jess. She’s a banshee, and my friend Ethan. We aren’t quite sure what he is anymore, but he used to be a grim, which makes running from the grim council really awkward for us. Especially since I think I might be falling for him. I know. Imagine falling for a guy who’s entire racing is hunting you and trying to kill you.
Believe it or not that’s not the craziest thing that’s happened to me, just one of the many new twist and turns since I became a phoenix. But, hey if I can call a harbinger of death my best friend and flirt with death himself then I can survive anything. Right?”
There's a dent in the wall where he landed, and he slouch beneath it. His head is down, and he hasn’t moved since he landed but I’m not checking to see if he’s alive. As if he heard my thoughts his head pops up, and his hood flies back with it. It takes all my will not to scream at what I see.
Jagged bones creak back at me and I get the feeling he’s glaring at me. The sound of his teeth grinding together is like nails on a chalkboard, and I want to cover my ears to escape the sound. “I don’t have time for this.” I’m sure that was directed at me, but I can’t seem to focus on anything but the pools of darkness where his eyes should be.
“What the hell?” It’s all I can say at this point.
-Sneak Peek (Resurrected Flame)