Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (11/20/13) Fury by Fisher Amelie with Extended Teaser


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  It's just a quick look at the books we're all looking forward to.  This week I am looking forward to Fury (The Seven Deadly #3) by Fisher Amelie.  
  THIS IS NOT THE FINAL COVER

FURY (The Seven Deadly #3) 2014

by Fisher Amelie


FURY is Ethan Moonsong's story.  We met Ethan in Greed.  
Now here's an extended teaser!
           Breathe. 
           
            Breathe.

            Breathe.

My chest burned with such intensity, I could barely stomach it.
            I glanced behind me. He was close. My eyes searched my surroundings. Pitch black and seemingly nowhere else to go. I caught sight of a small alley to my left about half a block ahead. I ducked within it and noticed piles of trash amassed against the edge of the buildings. The smell was atrocious, burning my nose.
            I threw her onto the ground and tossed what I could over her.
“Don’t move,” I told her. “Don’t say a word. Don’t breathe.” I peered furiously over my shoulder. “And for the love of God, whatever you do, cover your ears and don’t look.”
Her eyes widened to impossible breadth and she nodded. She obeyed me and faced the wall. I covered her face as best I could and waited.

Breathe. 

Breathe.

Breathe.

My chest rose and fell violently. The rapid, thump, thump, thump of my heart drummed frantically in my ears. Strapped to my sides rested two sharp blades I’d brought from home, the ones I’d always hunted with. I carefully unzipped my hoodie, crossed my arms and palmed the knives’ handles.

Breathe. 

Breathe.

Breathe.

“Đến đây!” I heard, making my pulse jump. My heart leapt into my throat. I crouched slightly, bent my knees, readying for anything.
The speaker, the man chasing us, rushed around the edge of the building but came to a stop when he caught me standing. He smiled cruelly then spoke to me in Vietnamese, words I didn’t understand and steadily made his way toward me. He stopped short once more. His head tilted to his right slightly. His eyes narrowed.  
            “You messed up,” he said in English, realizing I didn’t understand him and made his way toward me once more.
            I shook my head, my tongue too thick to speak.
            He was big for a local. I suppose that’s why they hired him to do what he did but no matter. I was taller and built better. I also had something he didn’t. I was trained to kill. Animals, yes, but to me he was just that. An animal.
            My blood boiled in my veins and the anxious adrenaline was replaced with an absolute hatred, a fury so destructive it frightened me. My teeth gritted in my jaw and I reveled in the pressure.
            I knew it the instant he’d made the decision, and all the breath I held whooshed from my lungs. A look of determination flitted across his face and I could only smile, content in my malice. This visibly confused him but he charged forward regardless.
            Two feet within striking distance, my short blades pealed with a beautiful ring and it brought me such serenity. The gun strapped to his back was useless now and he knew it.
I plunged both blades into his ribs and his mouth opened in shock, his body leaning against mine in support. I held him up with the blades and bent into his ear.
“You messed up,” I said, stealing his words.
Blood curdled from his mouth and I removed my blades as he slid to the ground. I bent and wiped my knives off on his jacket. His mouth opened and shut like a fish out of water but I couldn’t conjure up any compassion for him. Instead, I stood over him and placed my boot over his heaving chest, pressing as much of my weight into him as possible.
“You will burn in fire so scorching you’ll beg for this moment over and over again.”
His last breath struggled from his lungs and his eyes went blank. I replaced my knives and kicked the corpse to the side, covering his body as much as I could with garbage. Hoping the smell would hide him and no one would find him for several days.
I turned back to her, fished her from her hiding place and threw her over my shoulder. “Don’t look,” I ordered and she nodded her head..

Greed (The Seven Deadly, #2)   Vain (The Seven Deadly, #1)
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Take note, there are six things the Eternal hates;
    no, make it seven He abhors: the sins of pride (Vain), covetousness (Greed), lust, anger (Fury), gluttony (Binge), envy, and sloth (Idle)..........


About Fisher Amelie:

Fisher Amelie is the author of The Leaving Series, Callum & Harper and Thomas & January. She began her writing career as a copywriter for an internet marketing company wherein one of their client's said, 'Hey! You're funny. You should write books'. Which in turn she said, 'Hey, get out of here! This is the lady's restroom.' While washing her hands and the embarrassment from her face, she thought they may have had a valid point. So, she took the thousands of hours of writing stories growing up, tucked them into her pocket and began writing and writing and writing.

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12 comments:

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  2. Ooh haven't heard of this series yet but it sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I haven't heard of this series but I hope that it's awesome!

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
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  4. Awesome pick. This sounds so good :)

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  5. I just saw this yesterday in email and am excited about it as well. :)

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  6. I still haven't read Vain but this series is definitely high on my tbr list. Great pick :)
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  7. Like most of the other commenters, I haven't heard of this series but it sounds great. I'll have to investigate!


    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  8. Sounds really good, thanks for sharing.

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    Daisel @ Owl Always Be Reading

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  9. A nice pick Ellen! This series is another I have been meaning to start on, it sounds wonderful.

    Happy reading :-)

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  10. Yes! I'm interested in learning more about Ethan!

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