Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Book Excerpt: Dark Frost with Giveaway!

Jennifer Estep, author of the Mythos Academy series, has been kind enough today to stop by the blog and share and excerpt from the latest book in the series, Dark Frost. 
Thanks for the peek, Jennifer!!

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“Hey,” one of the other Reapers said, staring down at the glass that littered the floor. “Why are all the cases in here smashed already—”
“Now, Daphne!” I screamed. “Now!”
Everything seemed to happen in slow motion. Daphne rose up from her spot behind the stuffed horse, already drawing back her golden arrow and lining up her shot, aiming for the other girl. But the Reaper saw what she was doing, grabbed the man next to her, and shoved him in front of her, using him as a human shield. Daphne let go of her bowstrings.
Thwang!
My best friend’s aim was true, but the arrow zoomed into the man’s heart instead of the Reaper girl’s.
A Valkyrie, I thought, making a mental note in the back of my mind. The Reaper girl had to be a Valkyrie, had to have a Valkyrie’s superstrength, to shove a grown man around like he weighed nothing.
Beside me, a puff of golden smoke filled the air, and another arrow appeared in the onyx quiver strapped to Daphne’s back. My friend had been right—that was wicked cool. Daphne saw me staring at her. She nodded, reached back, and grabbed the arrow.
“Kill them!” the Reaper girl bellowed over the noise of the still-blaring alarms. “Kill them all!”
The other Reapers didn’t hesitate. Five of them charged forward, while the Reaper girl stayed where she was. Two of the Reapers raced by the wax Viking.
With a loud battle cry, Logan leapt out from his hiding spot and rammed his sword into the Reaper closest to him, wounding the Reaper. For a moment, there was mass confusion, before that Reaper and another one stopped to fight Logan, and the other three hurried in our direction, one going right and the last two going left. 
Carson and I stepped out from behind the stuffed horse to meet them, still keeping Daphne in between us. She put an arrow in one of the guys to the left, felling him just before he reached Carson. That was all that I saw before the Reaper on my side of the dais attacked.

BIO INFO:

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times bestselling author. Jennifer writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington. Dark Frost, the third book, was released on May 29. Touch of Frost and Kiss of Frost are the other books in the series. Visit www.jenniferestep.com for excerpts and more information about her books.

Giveaway:
Hardcopy of Dark Frost
US Only
Must be 13+

 
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