Book blurb and excerpt from urban fantasy author C.M. Michaels

Welcome to today’s promotional post for the urban fantasy novel Dangerous Waters by C.M. Michaels.


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Blurb:
For Emily Waters, a nature-loving, small-town girl with an
overprotective father, heading off to Boston University to study conservation
biology is a dream come true—until a chance encounter catapults her into a
mythical world she’d do anything to escape.
The latest victim in a rash of abductions near campus, Emily is
brutally attacked before being rescued by a powerful new friend. She survives
the ordeal, only to find herself held captive and presented with an impossible
choice. While preparing for the unimaginable life she must now embrace clues
soon emerge that Emily may not be entirely human, and her physical
transformation awakens goddess-like powers that her new family cannot begin to
explain. Dealing with her human first love, the not-so-platonic relationship
with her coven “sister,” and her new vampire sort-of-boyfriend further
complicates matters, not to mention being secretly hunted by the psychopaths
who attacked her. And as the only known offspring of a once all-powerful race,
the climactic battle is only the beginning of her journey.
Excerpt:
Fight or flight excerpt
“Would you stop already?” Teresa
grumbled, glaring at her ever-pacing brother. “No one’s following us. Relax.”
Travis finished scanning Beacon
Street and ducked back into the alleyway. “God damn it! Do you ever listen? I
told you we had to cool it for a while. What the hell were you thinking?”
“The bitch spilled her drink on me.”
He sighed and tiredly rubbed his
eyes. Arguing with her was like trying to reason with a bratty three-year-old
grabbing candy in a grocery checkout line. “So we’re homeless because someone
accidentally got diet coke on your shirt?”
“Quit being such a queen,” Teresa
said with a huff. “You know Stefan thinks of us as his kids, which is totally
weird by the way. All he’ll do is make us listen to his rules again. If you
wouldn’t have talked me into running, we’d probably be watching TV by now.”
“If Stefan and Alexander just wanted
to talk, they would’ve waited until we got back, not raided our feeding room
like a two-man S.W.A.T. team. This is serious, Terr. If they find us, they’re
going to kill us.”
For the first time in as long as he
could remember, his snarky, narcissistic sister looked vulnerable. She crossed
her arms to conceal her jittery hands and looked into his eyes. “So what do we
do? I’m not living on the street again, or in the skuzzy-ass hotels we used to
stay in.”
Travis placed a comforting hand on
his baby sister’s shoulder. “Things aren’t like they used to be, sis. Even you
have to admit that Stefan taught us a hell of a lot. Once we get out of town,
we can trance a bank manager and get all the money we need. I thought we’d head
south—you always wanted to see Orlando.”
Acting as if he hadn’t even spoken,
Teresa shrugged off his hand and headed further down the dimly lit alley,
veering around overflowing dumpsters and piles of loose garbage before slumping
back against the brick wall behind her. “And what about the skank who started
all this? We just leave her to her fairy-tale life, sipping wine in her
mansion?”

Author
bio and links:

C.M
Michaels grew up in a small town in northern Michigan as the youngest child of
a close-knit family of seven. He met his wife, Teresa, while attending Saginaw
Valley State University. Together they’ve provided a loving home for several
four-legged “kids”, including Sophie, their eternally young at heart,
hopelessly spoiled Spaniel.
He
has always enjoyed writing, and still has fond memories of reading his first
book, a children’s novella, to local grade schools when he was 14. Dangerous
Waters
, the first book in the Sisters in Blood series, was published by
Freya’s Bower on September 5th, 2013. C.M. is currently working on the second
book in the Sisters in Blood series along with a fantasy romance.
When
he’s not writing, C.M. can be found curled up with a good book, watching movies, or hitting the hiking trails with his wife. An avid reader since discovering
Jim Kjelgaard novels in early childhood, his favorite authors include Kelley
Armstrong, Peter V. Brett, Richelle Mead, Rachel Caine, Cassandra Claire, J.R.
Ward, Laini Taylor, and Tessa Dawn.
C.M.
currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky.
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12 thoughts on “Book blurb and excerpt from urban fantasy author C.M. Michaels

  1. Melinda Campbell says:

    Thank you for sharing with us! I really appreciated reading the excerpt. I'm excited to check out the full story, the cover art is gorgeous BTW! Happy New Year. =D

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