What’s that? You’ve been dying for a sneak peek at the first Elemental Legacy novel? Well, I have a teaser for you at the end of the post, but first, I wanted to let you know about a promotion I’m doing right now with the original Elemental Mysteries books!
That’s right! For the next few months, you’ll be able to read the Elemental Mysteries books for free if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription. This promotion will only be going on for about three months, so make sure if you haven’t read them on kindle, you grab them now! After that, they’ll be going back to wider retailers.
I’m about a quarter of the way into the first Elemental Legacy novel and I’m having a blast writing Ben and Tenzin. Another character I get to revisit is Gavin! Which has been really fun. In fact, I have a short teaser for you featuring Gavin and Ben. I hope you enjoy the very first look at—
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But here’s your teaser. 😉
Ben tasted the whisky again. It was bloody perfect. He suspected it was an island whisky, but he wasn’t expert enough to say with assurance. “So what did you need help with?”
“Nothing.” Gavin set down his glass. “Or something.”
Gavin watched him, and Ben could see the wheels churning behind his eyes. He liked Gavin. Trusted him to a certain extent. But the man was conniving. He was a thief and a con. He manipulated people as if they were pieces on a game board. Maybe Ben should have disliked him for those reasons, but he didn’t. He understood Gavin.
“There was something I needed your help with, but it’s been taken care of,” Gavin said. “Now there’s something else for which your particular skills might be very useful.”
Ben sipped his drink. “Which is?”
“Keeping bloody Tenzin off my back and uninterested in me.”
Ben set his glass down. “Explain.”
“She thinks you’re brooding and wants me to find the reason,” Gavin said. “I could stalk you or use amnis to comb through your brain—”
“Not if you want to continue being my friend,” Ben muttered.
“Noted,” Gavin said. “Which is why I’m simply asking what has got your knickers in a twist.” He finished his whiskey and turned to grab the bottle. “Damn, this is excellent.”
“My knickers aren’t twisted, but thanks for asking.” Ben was tempted to hold out his glass, but if he drank too quickly, Gavin wouldn’t need to use amnis to get him talking. Ben could be a chatty drunk.
“Wrong,” Gavin said. “She said you were brooding and I can see it all over you.” He waved a hand. “You won’t stop thinking about it until you talk to someone, and you don’t want to talk to Tenzin, because it has to do with a woman. Or women.”
Ben narrowed his eyes. “How do you know—”
“You talk to Tenzin about everything,” Gavin said. “Except for women.” He leaned on the bar. “You can think about why that is on your own time, Ben, but for right now, talk to Old Uncle Gav and tell him what the trouble is.”
Ben shook his head. “I don’t know what you’re—”
“You were a much better liar when you were young,” Gavin said. “You’re getting soft.”
“I didn’t trust you when I was young.”
“You shouldn’t trust me now.” Gavin took a sip of scotch. “Much. I have my limits.”
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