Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Silenced by Natasha Larry #newrelease #fantasy

Fans of Natasha Larry's fantasy fiction: your wait is over! Her new book, Silenced, came out yesterday, and it looks amazing.

Here's the blurb:

A jaded and dark-humored, young black man is forced to start killing again. 

Pike Richards is used to having women beg him to kill them. What he isn’t used to is refusing to do the act. As a blood-cursed siren, he’s only allowed to live as long as there is someone to hear his song. However, after witnessing humans round up and kill descendants of the gods for fear of magic, Pike is ready to die alongside them. Mankind created the tech virus, a scientific breakthrough that could allegedly make them immune to the effects of magic. It backfired, and now humans are turning into beasts, and mankind faces the potential end of its race. 

Pike enters into a contract with Compound Six, one of the last safe havens left in the world. He’ll help them retrieve the cure if Sadie Evans, a young girl he sees as a daughter, is given a dose. The cure is located at one of the crossroads, a magic space considered sacred to the gods. Only a siren can enter this space. The blood-cursed, however, are not permitted to leave. As everything spirals out of his control, Pike needs to find a way to beat the law that would force him to stay. He must return to Sadie. If that weren’t enough, he develops confusing feelings for a strong-willed fury, who is also part of the mission but who seeks answers that, if found, threaten to undo him. Pike must decide between returning with the cure and living in a world that no longer has a place for him or silencing mankind once and for all.

And here's the 
amazing excerpt:

Tahlia gasps. I double over and bite down a grunt. I can feel her hovering over me as my body wrenches from painful bolts.
The agony rips my mind, wraps silence around my nose, my mouth. Steals the air.
“How long has it been?” Her voice comes at me like there are miles between us.
I try to swallow and wind up croaking. I gasp for air, but it sticks to the edge of my lips, closing off my throat. Caving in my lungs.
I can’t…
I can’t be…
Can’t control it much longer My gaze lifts toward her, my movements wooden, my fingers buried on either side of my face.
No time to bang my head up against my inner moral compass. I smile. There is a monster pulling the strings. It draws her in.
Her eyes go blank, and I taste her.
She’s had a great loss. Maybe a parent. Maybe a sibling. I peer around the hole it carved in her. Black and tinged deep blue from the swelling power. I chew the part of herself she gave up to deal with loss between my teeth. My chair crashes down as I lift myself up to stand before her.
Her eyes are locked onto my face.
Her energy floods me with pins and needles. I burn to fix her. And she’ll let me. She’s nothing locked in my gaze. A source. A pleasure. I’ll rip her out and send her over.
A face flashes across my gaze and my breath hitches.
There are no features, just a feeling. It snaps an inch of me back in to quell the monster.
That inch doesn’t want this to be on Juliet’s terms. I used to follow certain rules; she’s making me break them.
Fuck her.
“Tahlia,” I mutter, shutting my eyes. “If you don’t leave now, you won’t leave alive.”
Her breath is so labored I hear it go in and out of her in rushed waves. “I don’t care.” Her hands rest on my chest. “Promise me you won’t let them take me back to the main grounds.”
The urgency in her voice doesn’t slay the monster. But it gives me control.
I’ll always be a monster, after all. But she is more than my prey. She is Tahlia, and her eyes plead to me.
I nod my head, screw my mouth up, and whistle.

You can find Silenced on Amazon here.