It’s out already in the UK. The US release day is March 3rd, but it’s already shipping from Amazon.com. I contacted the editor and she was kind enough to send me the table of contents.
THE TEMPTATION OF ROBIN GREEN by Carrie Vaughn
SUCCUBUS SEDUCTION by Cheyenne McCray
PARANORMAL ROMANCE BLUES by Kelley Armstrong
JOHN DOE by Anna Windsor
TAKING HOLD by Anya Bast
HOW TO DATE A SUPERHERO by jean Johnson
DANIEL by CT Adams and Cathy Clamp
LIGHT THROUGH FOG by Holly Lisle
THE TUESDAY ENCHANTRESS by Mary Jo Putney
TRINITY BLUE by Eve Silver
GRACE OF SMALL MAGICS by Ilona Andrews
ONCE A DEMON by Dina James
NIGHT VISION by Maria V. Snyder
PELE’S TEARS by Catherine Mulvaney
PACK by Jeaniene Frost
WHEN GARGOYLES FLY by Lori Devoti
THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER AND HIS WIFE by Sara Mackenzie
BLOOD SONG by Lynda Hilburn
THE PRINCESS AND THE PEAS by Alyssa Day
AT SECOND BITE by Michelle Rowen
BLUE CRUSH by Rachel Caine
THE WAGER by Sherrilyn Kenyon
IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING by Meljean Brook
THE DREAM CATCHER by Allyson James
Not a bad line up, huh?
My story is called Taking Hold and here’s a little except for you.
Lily screamed. Plummeted. Frigid water closed over her head, stole her breath and heartbeat. She went motionless with shock for a moment before terror set her limbs to thrashing. Panic jolted through her veins. She couldn’t even think. The cold stole everything away.
Weight. Dragging her under.
She struggled to lose her pack, then pushed up. Her head breached the surface and she took a ragged gulp of air, her lungs and major organs burning, burning.
Under again. Heavy coat pulling her down.
Quiet. So cold that the shock leached from her body, leaving numbness behind. The numbness was nice, almost warm. Silence. Stillness.
Floating. Would it be so bad just to let go?
Hands grasped her arms and yanked her up, the sweet tranquility broken by a cold wind. She ate air in small razor-sharp bites. The strong grip pulled her over the ice lip of the pool, dragged her across the frozen surface of the lake. Above her she saw only white. Her teeth chattered so hard, for sure she’d break them.
A face entered her line of sight. Eyes as light and icy as the frozen water. Face as jagged and hard. His mouth moved but she heard nothing.
Then she saw nothing.