Join me today as I share a little excerpt from Denai Touch by Tiffany Shand…
Cate McCray is no ordinary witch.
Prophesised to be the one to destroy the Covenant, an age-old organisation who seeks to enslave all Magickind, the race is on for them to kill her before she receives immortality.
But before receiving the phenomenal power that comes with it, she must first survive the ascension and the only person who can help her is her elemental partner, Jason Talbot. But when the time comes, her forbidden love for Jason threatens to destroy them both.
As leader of Excalibar, an elite team of Enforcers, they work to infiltrate the Covenant leading Cate into life-threatening situations. Can she outwit them before it’s too late?
It had worked! That meant… his elation was replaced by anger and fear. “Cate?” Jason went over and tried to pull the wires out, but his hand passed right through them. He was only here in astral form. “Cate? Wake up. Can you hear me?”
She looked up, staring at him through blood-streaked eyes. “Jason? Oh crap, now I’m hallucinating.”
“Cate, it’s me. I’m here.” He reached out to touch her hand and met solid flesh. It must be the crystal that allows me to touch her since I’m connected to her, he mused.
Cate frowned. “How?”
“It doesn’t matter. Do you know where you are?”
Cate sniffed. “No, I was unconscious when we arrived here,” she said. “I knew you’d come. Get me free, we have to find Charlie.”
“I can’t.” His hand passed through the wires again. “I’m not physically here, but I’m going to find a way to get you out.”
Her brow knotted, some of the blood disappearing into the creases. “Then how are you able to touch me?”
“I’ll explain later.”
“I don’t know how much longer I can keep resisting. They did something to Bethany which gave her powers she didn’t have before. She’s telepathic now and can go into my mind,” she said. “They’re using me to find the book.”
“You have to hold on a bit longer. I’m going to look around to see if I can find Charlie and where we are.” Jason squeezed her hand. “You can get through this.” He gently kissed the top of her forehead. “I’ll be right back.”
Jason went to walk through the nearest wall and doubled over in pain, as something pulled him back.
“What’s wrong?” Cate asked in concern.
“I don’t know, but I can’t seem to move too far away from you. Must be the crystal, since it brought me to you.”
“As you’re in astral form, you should be able to move around.”
Jason knew he couldn’t, the crystal had brought him here where it seemed his soul was attached to Cate. He cursed and went back over to her. “Do your powers work at all?”
“No, every time I try to use them it hurts.”
He looked down at the bonds; Silveron infused with anti-magic.
“You should go before they come back.”
“Not yet,” he couldn’t leave her. He might be powerless, but at least he was with her. “Listen to me. I know what it’s like to be tortured over and over again. But I know you’re strong enough to get through this.”
“I’m not going to let them break me, if that’s what you’re thinking.”
“It’s not. You are the strongest person I know. They try to make you think you’re powerless, but you’re not. You have power, use it when the time is right,” said Jason. “You’re going to need energy, so call me if you escape before we can get to you. I can’t give you much energy when I’m in astral form.”
“We really need to talk when this is all over.”
“We will. There something I need to tell you.”
“Did you release Cercei?”
Cate sighed with relief. “Good, at least she’ll be able to keep the book safe.” She tried to pull free again and winced. “How did you get through your torture?”
“I thought about killing my captors, which I did, but anger only keeps you going so long.”
“Then what did you think about?”
“I thought of you. You’re what kept me going through all the hard times in my life.”
She frowned. “But I couldn’t have been born then. How old are you anyway?”
“Six thousand, three hundred and thirty. But we met before, when you time travelled, and I knew then that I…”
“Damn, you’re confusing!”
He smiled. “I promise I’ll explain everything.”
“You’d better.” She turned her head. “I hear footsteps. You should go. Forget me and get Charlie out first.”
Jason didn’t want to leave, everything inside him protested. To hell with it, he thought. Leaning down, he gently brushed his lips against hers and he felt a tingle of energy. “I’m coming for you. Prophecy or not, we’re going to kill those Covenant bastards together.”
Tiffany Shand was born in Essex, UK and started writing short stories when she was a child.
She has always done writing in one form or another and started writing novels in her early teens.
Tiffany loves to read books and discovered her love for fantasy and paranormal romance during this time.
She writes both non-fiction and fiction, but mostly fantasy and paranormal romance.
After doing a creative writing course in her early 20s she is now a freelance writer and professional proofreader. She is currently studying for a journalism degree.
Tiffany lives in Essex with her two spoiled cats and one very nutty hamster.
@tiffanyshand on Twitter
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