I’m so excited to bring you an excerpt from one of my favorite authors’ latest release, THE SWEETEST BURN by Jeaniene Frost. This is book two in the Broken Destiny series, and here’s a peek into this next installment:
Excerpt from THE SWEETEST BURN by Jeaniene Frost
“Et tu, Brute?” I muttered as I walked along the beach, pulling my cardigan a little tighter against the salt-scented breeze. It would be hot soon, as per usual in Miami, but at this predawn hour, the spring air was a little cool for the knee-length dress I’d thrown on to look for my missing pet.
“Brutus!” I called out, loudly this time. “Where are you?”
I’d been calling him for over fifteen minutes with no response, and I was getting worried. He had never been away from home this close to dawn before. I might not have wanted Brutus when he’d been dumped on me, and he definitely wasn’t anyone’s idea of a normal pet, but over the past couple months, I’d really come to care for him.
Every night for the past two months, he left the house at dusk and was back by 5:00 a.m. at the latest. Before me, Brutus had spent his entire life in darkness, so he didn’t just hate sun; he was afraid of it. That’s why, when he hadn’t shown up by five thirty this morning, I’d gone looking for him. North Shore Open Space Park in Miami was one of his favorite places, and at this hour, the stretch of beach I walked along was deserted.
I scowled at the slowly lightening horizon, my worry increasing. “Brutus!” I yelled again. He’d better not be avoiding me because he’d broken the rules and had eaten someone.
Even if he’d done nothing wrong, if I didn’t find him soon, he’d probably break into someone’s house to avoid the sunlight. If that happened, God help the homeowner if they noticed him and tried to shoo him outside. Talk about an incident that would make the evening news.
“Did you lose something?” an unfamiliar male voice asked from right behind me.
I stiffened. No one else had been on the beach moments ago. Even with the sounds of the surf, my recently upgraded senses should have picked up on someone running straight at me, and he would’ve had to run to cover that much distance in mere seconds.
There was another explanation for how the man behind me had so suddenly and soundlessly appeared, but if that was the case, then one of us wouldn’t be leaving this beach alive.
I can’t wait to dig into the first book, The Beautiful Ashes and follow it up with The Sweetest Burn. Look for my reviews of both here very soon!
About The Sweetest Burn
- Series: A Broken Destiny Novel (Book 2)
- Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: HQN Books (June 27, 2017)
The breathtaking second novel in New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Broken Destiny series finds Ivy and Adrian rekindling their alliance—and passion—as the struggle for the fate of the world begins…
Conquering a supernatural realm turned out to be easier than getting over a broken heart. But her initial victory has made Ivy a target for revenge, forcing her to reunite with the dangerous—and dangerously sexy—Adrian. Ivy isn’t sure which will be harder: finding the hallowed weapon that will repair the crumbling walls between the demon and human realms, or resisting Adrian, who’s decided that come hell or high water, he will make Ivy his.
At first, Adrian tried to resist his feelings for Ivy. Now, determined to break the curse that dooms their love, he’s vowed to save her and to have her. If only he can persuade her to forgive his past sins. But defying destiny—and surrendering to the smoldering desire between them—will bring consequences and sacrifices they never imagined…
“Frost scores another win with the mesmerizing second Broken Destiny supernatural contemporary… The novel thrums with energy, its pacing breakneck from the very start, and piles on the sexual tension. Frost provides a much-needed inventive boost to the tired angel/demon subset of supernatural fantasy.” –Publishers Weekly
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About Jeaniene Frost
Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress and Night Prince series for Avon and the Broken Destiny series for Harlequin HQN. Jeaniene’s books have sold in twenty different countries to date. She lives in North Carolina and Florida with her husband.
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Jeaniene Frost’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, July 3rd: Bewitched Bookworms – excerpt
Wednesday, July 5th: Smexy Books
Thursday, July 6th: Romancing the Readers – excerpt
Monday, July 10th: Stuck in Books – excerpt
Wednesday, July 12th: Mama Reads Blog
Thursday, July 13th: Books That Hook
Monday, July 17th:Bewitched Bookworms – review
Wednesday, July 19th: Lovely Reads
Monday, July 24th: Tome Tender
Thursday, July 27th: All Roads Lead to the Kitchen – excerpt
Friday, July 28th: Becky on Books
Monday, July 31st: A Dream Within a Dream – excerpt
Wednesday, August 2nd: Becca the Bibliophile – excerpt
Monday, August 7th: Books and Spoons – excerpt
Wednesday, August 9th: A Chick Who Reads
Thursday, August 10th: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, August 10th: Brooke Blogs – excerpt
Monday, August 14th: Read Love Blog