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TRUE (Fire Born 3) #TeaserTenth

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Today I’m sharing lines from TRUE, the third installment in the Fire Born trilogy, publishing September 2015.

Enjoy!

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The world is a still and quiet place when you’re dead.

The grind of stone on stone touches my dormant ears, and soft candlelight peeks through the slightest of crevices above me, warming my cold face. Bones creaking, my body shifts gently to the side, twisting through darkness, as the rich aroma of melted wax wafts over me. The sweet tinge of vanilla candles. There must be hundreds just beyond my tomb. I wonder who put them there, how they stay lit.

The spiciness of gardenia petals flits through my resting place, too, sharp and intoxicating as ever. They are perfectly pristine flowers, I remember, yet so delicate, they bruise too easily.

The soft, protective embrace of feathered wings catches my weakened sight through the widening rift overhead, protecting me in shimmering cream and gold plumage. I don’t know how long I’ve been here, buried underneath this heavy slab in the frigid cold of The City of The Dead, but I know MacCoinnich is near me. I feel his heat emanate the stone, the warmth of his undying love, even in death, fills me with hope in the dark. 

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