Today I have the honor of revealing which bonus short story will be in Christine Rains' The 13th Floor Collection.
Hunted by her clan for treason, Veenya risks not only being killed by her fellow shadow assassins, but having her heart shattered by a lover who doesn't understand her refusal of their Master's orders.
“The Shadow” is the bonus short story included in The 13th Floor Complete Collection. It takes place six months after the events in the original novellas. Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and assassins are lurking in the shadows of Carmine. Somehow I get the feeling this isn't an abnormal spring in the city.
Veenya was inspired by an image I found on Dreamstime.com. I immediately could see it done as a cover as part of the series. She's mysterious, sensual, and deadly. I knew what she was and what she'd done before I even knew her name.
The tougher part was squishing a large mythos about shadow assassins and the turmoil of the romance into a few thousand words. Being concise is not something that comes natural to me. Yet I threw in sprinkles of the legends here and there, and packed some punches (so to speak!) with the romantic plot. What I hoped to achieve was something very much like the image of Veenya, but drawn in words.
I hope you enjoy “The Shadow” as much as the rest of the series. Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a signed copy of The 13th Floor Complete Collection and be one of the first to read Veenya's story.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Author: Christine Rains
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: October 13, 2013
Six supernatural tenants
Living in a haunted apartment building
On a floor that doesn't exist.
Six novellas telling their tales.
A retired demon acquires a price on his head.
A werewolf is hunted by her pack.
A modern day dragonslayer misses his target.
A harpy challenges Zeus for the soul of the man she loves.
A vampire is obsessed with a young woman he can't find.
A banshee falls in love with someone whose death she has seen in a vision.
And a sweet ghost must battle a primal monster to save them all.
All the stories take place at the same time intertwining their lives together on the 13th Floor.
Includes “The Shadow,” a bonus short story.
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Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She has eight novellas and twenty-one short stories published.
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