A very happy & bright Sunday to you! I'm in high spirits, yeah - my book came out last week, and today's a special day as well, since my baby boy turns 9. :) And no, before you mention it - it's not Mother's Day here in Mauritius; we celebrate that the last Sunday of May. But anyhow, today is a beautiful day! *grin*
And it's made even nicer thanks to Six Sentence Sunday. I absolutely love coming here on Sundays to post my snippet and share it with you peeps; to read your comments and get in touch with ye all; to check out all this amazing excerpts going up every single week. I'm happy to add my contribution to the list, and speaking of...
I wanted to take you to a spot further down into the book, when we see Rayne in the 'dark' side of her work. She's an assassin, remember? And yes, she kills...
But since this is my hyena's birthday, I thought that excerpt would've been a little too dark and heavy for the day.
So I'm staying in that second floor room of the Shepherd's Close freehold - these six follow upon last week's snippet. I think you'll get a little more insight into who Rayne, and ultimately, Irina, is. Read on!
For the first time since that day, she was back on British soil, and kismet decided Ash should cross her path—why then, of all times? She was a hair's breadth away from closing the contract on her latest mission; seven months of intensive infiltration work, and she was ready to achieve her aim—neutralize Nikolai Grigorievskiy's criminal operations before she took out the man. The Corpus always sent her for the kill, but the trick was that she had to make her target's death appear self-inflicted, at the bare minimum, or an accident, in the direst of cases. Measles, as such operations were known in their clandestine world—a planned assassination that didn't leave any indication of the cause of death. She would also have to sanitize everything—leave no evidence, no witness, nothing that could lead back to her; unlike her other agency counterparts, she wasn't an out-and-out black ops assassin, but a different level of highly sophisticated agent provocateur.
In other words, a consummate actress who got to her ends by manipulating people and circumstances....'
Before The Morning (Corpus Brides: Book 2) came out last week; you can see how I pictured the characters in my mind, and you can also read Chapter 1 in full.
And to celebrate that release, my publisher has Book 1 in the Corpus Brides series, Walking The Edge, free for a limited time! Go grab your copy - a lot of you have followed the sixes from that story. :)
Don't forget to check the other wonderful peeps on the SSS list this week - esp Jessica E. Subject, Siobhan Muir, Sue, JM Blackman, Lorraine Paton, Wildcat's Wife, Alisha Robinson, & Christine Warner (among many others!).
Hope you're having a lovely Sunday, peeps!
From Mauritius with love,