Thursday, October 26, 2006

Excerpt Say You're Mine by Sydney Somers

Now Available from Samhain Publishing.

Say You're Mine (Spelllbound Book One) -

There are two things Violet Calder knows. Magic. And that cops and witches don't mix. Fantasizing about the sexy detective doesn't help matters, not when her own clumsiness lands her in the middle of Reece Prescott's undercover assignment.

Forced to pretend the gorgeous Violet is his girlfriend is one more nail in his coffin as far as Reece is concerned. From day one the Calder family has been a pain in his backside, and that doesn't look like it's about to change. But keeping his mind on bringing down a drug dealer gets increasingly difficult with Violet so close.

Knowing she has to tread carefully to protect her family, Violet begins to fear that not even magic will save her from falling for the one man she shouldn't.


Slinging her purse—which she really should have left in the car—more firmly over her shoulder, Violet touched the deep green amulet that dangled around her neck. The stone warmed in her hand as it had countless times since her birth. All members of her family wore one to help channel the magic that flowed through their veins.

"Luminarium." A beam of light shone from the amulet, giving her enough light to avoid the small shrubs planted sporadically all over Mrs. Bourne's backyard. She picked her way to the edge of the leaning fence, careful not to rest against it since it didn't look like it would hold up against a stiff breeze, let alone her weight.

Voices from the driveway next door reached her ears, but she was too far away to make anything out. The pulsing music made it equally impossible to hear the exchange. Likely nothing. Footsteps crunched over gravel as the voices moved away from her. Deciding, she wouldn't find much in the dark, Violet turned to leave.

Her foot didn't budge.

Sighing, she quickly came to the conclusion her heel was stuck in the mud.

Just her luck, naturally.

The good news was it only took a few good tugs to work it loose. The bad news was she lost her balance, scrambled to stay upright, overcompensated and rocked backwards.

On a panicked yelp, she crashed through the brittle fence. Pain branched down her back while a slicing sting across her elbow guaranteed a battle scar of some kind.

Dazed, Violet stared up the darkening night sky. This was the absolute last time she took a Friday off. It just wasn't worth the hassle.

She raised her head and looked at the gap in the fence. The missing section supported her with all the comfort of a bed of nails. Pushing up on her uninjured elbow, she decided it could have been worse.

Violet turned and stared up at the two men who ran towards her. Even with the music they must have heard the commotion. Once the second man stepped forward, recognition was instantaneous. Her pulse kicked up.

Reece did not look very happy to see her.

"SAY YOU'RE MINE is an absolutely entertaining, one-sitting read." Romance Reviews Today

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