Laura Catherine ~ Bloodjinn ~ Cover Reveal / Excerpt

Title: Bloodjinn (Djinn #3)
Author: Laura Catherine
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: December 22, 2018
Cover Designer: Lizzie Zhou
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

Heartbreak and looking for escape.
Kyra has given up on everything. Alec betrayed her. Will is dead. Her and her father are imprisoned by the Djinn awaiting a sentence from High King Tibal who is even more ruthless than Ivan.
When a mysterious woman gives her the choice to start a rebellion for the Guardjinn, Kyra is less than interested in losing more people she cares about. Instead she chooses to escape with her parents to live her old life among the humans.​
Bloodlust and civil war.​
When Kyra realises Will might still be alive she snaps to her senses and heads halfway across the world in search of De Morte, the Blooder City.
Along the way, Kyra will truely begin to understand what it means to be a Bloodjinn; part Djinn and part Blooder. There is a darkness within her growing with every drop of blood she tastes, but Kyra needs more powers if she is going to save Will and start a civil war among the Djinn.

 

River’s gaze was hard, which contrasted with her soft features. Whatever was on her mind weighed heavily on her.

“My name is River Constance. I am a member of the High King’s council and his advisor.”

I leaned my head on my hand, wincing at the throbbing pain in my wrist. “I know.”

“What you don’t know is that I am also the leader of a resistance group within my compound. A group that wishes to overthrow the High King.”

I was speechless. That was the last thing I was expecting her to tell me. There was a resistance in the first compound? Was she tricking me? Was this a test? But then I considered, why wouldn’t there be people who opposed the High King, since everyone had different opinions?

“Why would you want to overthrow the High King?” I asked, eyeing River cautiously.

“Isn’t it obvious?” River replied. “He’s a tyrant. He abuses his power and rules with a clouded view of the world. You surely understand. I heard your words during the interrogation and the sentencing. You understand we can no longer live as we once did. The Djinn will die out if things do not change. We are also supportive of the Guardjinn being disbanded. Queen Celeste is not the only person who felt this way. She was just able to express her views without fear of repercussions. Things are different in the first compound. The High King is a strict and unforgiving man. The freedom you have in this compound is something I have never experienced before.”

River let out a breath as though the air in the room was somehow fresher and clearer.

“Suppose I believe your story,” I said carefully, “what do you want from me?”

River stepped closer, her eyes widening. “We want your help,” she said. “The High King believes you to be a danger to the Djinn, but I believe you are our salvation. You can bring about the change we so desperately desire. You can help us take down Tibal.”

I frowned. “You want me to kill the High King? Do you have any idea what the repercussions of that would be?”

“It is all I’ve thought about for years,” she replied. “His death will split the compound apart.”

I leaned forward. “You want me to help you start a civil war? Are you mad? You already have enough to handle with the Blooders attacking.”

“That is precisely why we need to overthrow the High King now before it’s too late to fight the Blooders.”

River spoke with passion, and I was inclined to believe her story because why else would she come days before I was supposed to die? Unless she was trying to see if I’d mention any names of Djinn that would side against the High King, but she hadn’t asked for anyone else’s help but mine.

“I can’t help you,” I said, leaning back. “I’m not going to be the face of a civil war. People wouldn’t trust me because of what I am, not to mention I have no interest in getting involved anymore. The last time I tried to help someone I … someone I loved died.”

Laura Catherine was born in Melbourne, Australia and spent most of her childhood creating fantasy worlds and talking to her invisible pet cheetah who ran along powerlines.

Her imagination has carried her through childhood where her mother read stories about fantasy worlds at bedtime. Never one to face reality, Laura spent a lot of time turning boxes into ships and castles.

Laura self-published her first novel, Djinn (2013), a Paranormal Romance, and the second in the series, Blooders (2015). Laura is currently working on the next instalment in the Djinn series, Bloodjinn, as well as a few other novels including the first in a new YA series, The Guardians of Ivalice.

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