When I started the Blood of the Drakon series I figured it would be four books—one for each of the brothers. As almost always happens to me, some of the secondary characters came forward and demanded a story of their own.
Readers of the series will recognize Abigail Owens as the younger sister of Constance Owens, the heroine from Drakon’s Past. I admit that from the moment I met Abigail I knew she’d be a bigger part of the series, but I had to write Drakon Unchained first—again more secondary characters. But it’s now Abigail’s turn to be the heroine in Drakon’s Tear.
DRAKON’S TEAR TEASER:
“Why? Why were you drawn to the bracelet?” She lowered her voice and leaned in. “Are you one of them?”
He had to admire her discretion, even though they were seemingly alone.
“Why would you think that?” he asked. He was curious to see how her mind worked and how much she actually knew about his kind.
Frustration flashed across her face and she crossed her arms over her chest. “Fine. You want to be all mysterious, don’t tell me.”
“Answer my question and I’ll answer yours.” Maybe he wouldn’t tell her everything, but he’d give her some kind of answer.
She gave him a look that told him she knew he was tricking her somehow but was willing to go along.
“That tattoos for one. I’ve seen similar ones.”
On her brother-in-law, most likely. “What else?”
“You’re big and strong and there’s something about you.” She shook her head when he started to smile. “Yeah, you don’t need your ego stroked.”
But he did, at least by her. He leaned forward and propped his forearms on his thighs and linked his hands together. It pulled the material of his sweater up, exposing his tattoos. “Don’t stop now.”
Abigail huffed in pure frustration. “Then there’s the bracelet.” She slipped her sleeve back and stared at the silver band with the embedded drakon tear. The more he saw it, the less he liked her wearing the tear from another drakon.
Abigail was his treasure.
Blood of the Drakon, Book 6
Dying isn’t an option. I’ve survived a kidnapping, and now I’m on the run from the Knights of the Dragon who want my gift. There’s nothing a dragon loves more than treasure. I’m Abigail Owens, and I can sense gemstones. When I find myself drawn to a beautiful stone bracelet at a tiny shop in Moscow, I can’t help but have it — even though I can sense it’s power. But I didn’t realize with this one decision I’ve just put myself in the middle of a war between the Knights and a Drakon.
I guess I’m just lucky like that.
The only person I trust even a little is Vasili Zima, which is weird since I’m not sure if he wants to kill me or protect me. I’m drawn to him in a way I hadn’t thought possible, and he feels the same way, or he wouldn’t be risking his life to help me. He’s wanted by the bad guys just as much as I am, and staying with me, well, there’s a hundred percent chance I’m about to get us both killed. But I will not be going down without a fight.
N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
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