Every Friday, we here @ Del Rey Spectra will place a 50 page excerpt of a selected title on Suvudu. Whether it be science fiction, epic fantasy, alternate history, horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, the possibilities are endless.
This week we’re featuring one of the stalwarts of the paranormal genre, Keri Arthur. Her latest book, Mercy Burns, just went on sale last month. And just like Harry Turtledove, her editor is none other than the exceptional Anne Groell! Here’s what Anne had to say about Keri and the new book:
“A new Keri Arthur novel is always cause for excitement and excitement is high with the recent release of Mercy Burns, the stand-alone second novel in Keri’s Myth and Magic series.
For readers familiar with Keri’s world of shape-shifting sea and air dragons, Mercy Burns introduces us at last to Trae’s mysterious sister Mercy, whose disappearance was troubling Trae greatly in Destiny Kills. For readers new to the series, this is the perfect place to jump in, and to meet a feisty half-human, half-dragon woman with a very serious problem to solve.
Mercy’s best friend Rainey has asked for Mercy’s help. Rainey’s sister was recently murdered under mysterious circumstances, and she wants reporter Mercy to help her uncover the cause. But no sooner do they start to investigate than Rainey is killed in a horrible accident. And by dragon law, Mercy only has five days to find Rainey’s killer and bring him to justice; otherwise, Rainey’s soul will be doomed to wonder the earth for eternity, unable to move on.
This is vintage Keri Arthur, filled with tons of action and a riveting mystery to unravel, not to mention hot men to enjoy. So we hope you love it every bit as much as we do.”
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Please enjoy this extensive excerpt of Mercy Burns, available now in paperback and ebook.