Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Black Bird of the Gallows Excerpt Reveal

Today I am pleased to present to you an little teaser  from a book set to release soon.  Meg Kassel has kindly released a except from her upcoming book "Black Bird of the Gallows."  I've highly anticipated this book for months ever since I participated in the cover reveal and I want to thank Meg for kindly sharing this post with Booker T's Farm!

I’m seriously questioning the wisdom of coming here. Who is this boy? Who are these people? I may not want these answers. Whatever illusion I had been weaving about this being a normal family can’t be true. This is a family, yes, but one putting on an elaborate show to appear to be something they are not. “Everyday life can’t be so bad,” I say lightly, eager to change the subject before I start luring myself down a hole. “You have a beautiful home, a nice family. You’re popular at school. Kiera Shaw certainly likes you.”

He turns his gaze to me, slowly. “Kiera Shaw? You think I like her?” “I don’t know what you like.”

I don’t blink. I don’t look away. “I know only what I’ve seen.”

Reece leans close, gently entering my personal space. Close enough to put me on edge, but not close enough to intimidate. His voice is silk on gravel. His narrowed eyes glitter down at me. “And what, exactly, have you seen, Angie?”

Shivers race up my skin. I want to defuse this so badly, but I feel like this is a challenge I can’t lose. “I’ve seen and heard things that don’t make sense. Things I can’t understand.” I shift my gaze to my crow sitting on a branch above my head. It watches me with an intensity that would scare me if I wasn’t accustomed to it. “Tell me about the crows.”

He shakes his head. “Sorry. Either you know about them, or you don’t.”

My jaw tightens, even as I step toward him. I can feel his body heat. His clean, guy scent fills my senses with a unique magnetism that draws me close. Closer still. “I will find out.”

His gaze sweeps my face, lingering on my lips. “I hope not.” His breath warms my temple, sending a shiver under my skin. “There are worse things out there than a few watchful birds.”

“Like what?” I’m breathless, damn him. My words are barely audible.

His lashes fan low over his eyes. The narrow space between us crackles with tension. “Oh Angie, you don’t want to know.”

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  1. this poor bookworm is confused. The cover looks so dark but it seems romance. Romantic suspense? that's always good :)

    1. I'm interested to see. I have an ARC and hope to start it soon.

  2. This book sounds so neat! That is a really intriguing excerpt. I hope you enjoy this book if you read it, Barb!

    Have a fabulous week, Barb. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. I plan on reading it soon. I am in love with the cover.

  3. Lovely Lovely cover. The blurb leaves me with just enough questions to want to pick this up!

    1. Maybe I can intrigue you once I post a review!