Gauntlet Teaser 6-9-21

June 09, 2021


GAUNTLET (Edit Phase)

Chapter 37 Teaser





“Consider it done.” Rising, he tucked a startled Ollie in beside me, and I took advantage of his closeness by wrapping my arms around his neck. Sighing, I drew him in close for a hug.


“Willow,” he laughed. “I need to go.”


“A moment longer.” Holding him tightly, I soaked in the heat emanating from his body. My lips twitched when he snuggled his face into my neck. His arm snaked around me, pulling me against him. “Just what I needed.”


Reece smiled against my skin. “You’re playing with fire.”


I didn’t care. After Kristoffe’s abrupt violent streak, having Reece this close felt like heaven. He was warm and strong and safe. Everything I’d ever wanted. I squeezed him hard before easing back, my hands on his face, my eyes staring into his.


“Kiss me goodnight,” I breathed.


One corner of his mouth quirked. “I already did.”


“Not properly.”


His smile faded, and my heart throbbed when his arm tightened around me. Pulling me into a sitting position, he slid his fingers into my hair. He leaned close, head slanted, lips hovering just over mine.


My breath stopped.


“Properly?” he whispered.


I nodded, waiting.




Back to blog

The Last Starling

Horror and deep magick lurk in this YA gothic fantasy about a teenage werewolf who must decide how far he'll go to save his mortal enemy.


Stay in the Loop

Get the latest blog updates, and find out when the next book in the series comes out -- sign up here: