Watch This Space–She Marches Through Fire by A.M. Manay

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Color me excited!  She Marches Through Fire, the third and final novel of A.M. Manay’s November Snow trilogy, is just about to be released.  I’ve already read an advance copy, and it’s mind-blowing.  Here’s what it’s all about:

Psychic vampire November Snow must battle grief, injury, and her own family as she fights evil on all sides. She seeks a cure for the poison sapping her strength and a fairy weapon as powerful as it is dangerous to wield. When it is time to save the innocent and gain justice for her maker, will she find the strength to march through the fire?

As we count down the final days to the March 28th release of She Marches Through Fire, I wanted to share an excerpt with you.  As you can imagine, November gets into some pretty sticky situations in Book 3.  If you want to find out how this one turns out, you’d better get that pre-order in.  Happy reading!

November attempted to join the fight, but it was like swimming in syrup.  A burly, bearded vampire had his arm around her waist and a knife at her throat before she could even get the stake out of her boot.

“Drop it unless you want to lose the girl,” a gravelly voice warned Raina.  “Nobody else needs to die here.”

November shot Raina an apologetic look.  “Sorry.  I was too slow.”

“Not your fault, chère,” Raina absolved her.  “It’s the wound and the morphine.”  She placed her weapon carefully on the bedspread.  “What do you want?”

“Luka and whatever it is he’s here to get,” he replied.  He turned to his blond companion, a twitchy beanpole with a crew cut who put November in mind of a teenaged delinquent.  “Tucker, text Casey.  Tell him we’ve got them, but we lost Marcia.”

Tucker laid down his crossbow and pulled out a phone.

“You have made a grave error in judgment,” Raina warned them.

“Whatever, lady,” Tucker snorted.

“How long have you been a vampire, son?  Five minutes?” Raina retorted.  “That your maker, there?”  Tucker’s nervous glance at his leader answered both her questions.  “What kind of a maker takes his newborn to go after the most powerful creatures on the continent?  How many do you think he’s gone through before you?  How long did Marcia last?”

“Ignore her, Tuck.”

Tuck nodded anxiously and worried at his lip as he completed his text and awaited a reply.  “Frank, Casey says that if we don’t hear from him in 10 minutes, we should kill them.”

“Good luck with that,” Raina said, rolling her eyes.

Tucker picked up his crossbow and pointed it at Raina.  “I’m pretty sure I’ll manage,” he retorted.

“Don’t know why you’d want to,” November piped up.  “Frank, here, will probably just kill you after.  That’s what he usually does after a big score.  Gets rid of the babies, keeps their shares of the money.  Make new ones before the next major job.  Lather, rinse, repeat.”  As she spoke, she slowly slid her hand into the pocket of her hoodie.  “Isn’t that right, Frankie?”

“Shut up,” Frank growled.  He pressed the flat of his blade against November’s neck.  The silver burned her skin, but she didn’t even flinch.  “She’s just making up stories,” he told Tucker.

“Probably why he sent Marcia in first.  Cannon fodder,” Raina nodded, putting on a sad face.  “Shame.  You know who that is, there, right?  That’s November Snow.  The Oracle.  She’s never wrong.  Never.”

“The one Luka took?  The one from D.C.?” Tucker asked, voice cracking.  His head swiveled back and forth, bouncing from Frank to Raina and back again.

“Don’t listen to them,” Frank ordered.  “Don’t worry about what they’re saying.  I order you as your maker.”

Tucker’s face went blank, his eyes cloudy.  After a moment, he shook it off, and his brow furrowed once again.

“See.  He’s had so many progeny that he can’t even compel you.  You make too many, you see, it dilutes your blood magic.  You shook that command off so easily.  Got to have been an awful lot of them, wouldn’t you say, Raina?” November asked.

“Oh, dozens.  At least,” Raina agreed.  “Maybe a hundred.”

Tucker’s crossbow now pointed toward Frank rather than Raina.  He took a step toward his maker.  “What are they talking about?” he demanded.

“Keep it together, Tucker.  We won’t have to work for years if you just hold it together,” Frank urged.  He pulled his knife away from November and pointed it at his offspring, but he kept a tight grip on his captive, careful to keep her body between himself and Raina.

She Marches Through Fire is available for pre-order:

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Watch the Book Trailer here:

What?  You haven’t read the first two November Snow books, She Dies at the End and She Lights Up the Dark?  Now’s your chance!

She Dies At The End: http://books2read.com/u/mBe7QM

She Lights Up the Dark: http://books2read.com/u/mYRn1o

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Watch This Space–A. M. Manay

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A. M. Manay, author of intelligent paranormal fantasy, just released She Lights Up the Dark, the follow-up to her smash hit, She Dies at the End.

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I was fortunate enough to snag an ARC and I absolutely loved it!  Here’s my review.

I loved this book!  I have to say that from the beginning.  I’m not generally a reader of vampires and werewolves, but this book sucked me in from the opening sentence: “Her gift stalked her, even in the ground.”

November Snow, the clairvoyant ‘she’ of She Dies at the End, Book 1 of the November Snow series, was saved at the last minute by vampire Ilyn, who changed her.  But now that she’s clawed her way out of the grave, she’s been rendered invisible to those closest to her by the evil Luka.  She’s on her own to figure out this new immortal life.  And she has to try to stop Luka and his plans for destruction.

In this book, supernatural creatures live mostly unnoticed among humans.  The battle of good versus evil is intense, and ordinary people have no idea that imminent disaster is upon them unless someone acts quickly and decisively.

Author A. M. Manay has woven an imaginative, captivating tale that is fast-paced, thrilling, and at times heart-breaking.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.  She Lights Up the Dark is highly recommended.

I suppose I had certain expectations about reading a vampire/werewolf paranormal fantasy, but A.M. Manay weaves such rich characters that you feel what it’s like to be them, to be in their skin.

This is a letter written from the perspective of fairy warrior Pine to Matt, his late husband.  Pine is one of the primary characters in A.M. Manay’s November Snow Series.  The letter provides hints about the plot of the second book in the paranormal tale, She Lights Up the Dark, which was released yesterday, April 19, 2016.  To learn more about the characters mentioned here, you can also read the first book in the series, She Dies at the End, or the short story collection She Sees in Her Sleep.

 

Dear Matt,

It’s funny.  I thought I’d be sad spending this much time in your RV.  I’ve barely set foot in it since you died, but I couldn’t make myself get rid of it, either.  Just kept maintaining the engine out of habit, but it was too painful to drive it anywhere.  But it’s been nice, actually.  I feel like you would approve of our mission and our makeshift little family.

I think you would approve of Hector, too.  My parents, though, I wonder what they would say if they knew . . .  They were okay with the human husband eventually, but a werewolf boyfriend?  That’ll be hard for them to swallow.  If I ever actually get to first base, that is.  It’s cool.  I’m three hundred years old.  I can wait him out.

And God, has he been through a lot.  He refuses to talk about it around Zinnia.  I think he’s afraid he’ll upset her, but, of course, she can already feel his pain.  But sometimes if he and I go off to do something just the two of us, I can get him to open up a little.  It helps if I talk about my own history, all the wars and the miscarriages with my ex-wife and all.  Willow’s betrayal.  These letters I write to you.  I guess it makes him feel like not such a weirdo for having feelings.

Zinnia and Carlos seem to be doing okay, considering.  He gives her something to focus on, which is good, what with our mission going so poorly, and her missing November so much.  He’s starting to smile some, have fewer nightmares.  It’s going to be a long road, though.

I can’t stop cursing myself for letting Willow get away.  If I had been a little faster with the mace, she wouldn’t still be around causing so much trouble.  I thought she was my friend.  My best friend, other than you.  I try to tell myself that Luka would have just found some other way to screw us all over even if I had taken care of Willow.  But still, it hurts to think of November . . .

It’s my turn at the wheel, so that’s enough for now.  Love you, Matthew.  Always.

 

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Author Links for A.M. Manay

She Dies at the End: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0112S00KI

She Sees in Her Sleep: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B019EG1NWE

She Lights Up the Dark: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BQGGBMW

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