TITLE: Blind Fate
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
The elderly woman panted as she struggled up the final set of stairs, clinging to the thin railing, hoping against hope that the enemy had not yet reached this far, that the precious lives she hoped to save still burned brightly. Harsh breaths filled her ears, her lungs laboring under the unexpected effort, but the noise did little to block the screams as her family fought for their lives against the invaders. Invaders? That was too kind a word for the demons who’d come out of nowhere, bypassing every security precaution with an ease that permitted only one conclusion. House Alexx had been betrayed. But by whom? And why? What motive could there be for such a slaughter? Who could benefit from such a thing?
She cast such speculation from her thoughts, intent on her desperate mission. The demons had somehow materialized directly into the nursery, slaying at will, cackling with glee as they tore out the very heart out of the House. But they were creatures of the dark spaces beneath the earth. They could not have known that the House’s greatest treasures were birthed on the highest floor, the very place the old woman now strove to reach before it was too late.
She stumbled as she reached for the plain door marking the servants stairs, her tired body faltering as demon lightning flashed, blinding her briefly, destroying everything in its path. A priceless antique vase flew through the air to shatter against the wall, porcelain shards raining like brittle snow.