Jennifer Lyon

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
Excerpt from SOUL MAGIC

This is a moody excerpt,  deep in Sutton’s head.  It’s a partial scene, just a clip, and it’s one of my favorite scenes with Sutton.  It’s unedited, right from my manuscript.  Carla is inside Sutton’s house, doing something he considers dangerous, and he’s outside, trying to stay as far away from her, while making sure she’s safe.


Copyright Jennifer Lyon 2009.

In Stores October 27, 2009

He’d been alone since he was seventeen.

He watched as another wave swelled and lifted higher and higher, then broke. Like the curse inside him that was swelling and unfurling more each day.

When would he break?

His uncle had been thirty-one when he broke. His dad had been thirty-seven when he knew he was on the verge of breaking and ended his own life in a fiery plane crash.

Sutton was thirty-two.

He closed his eyes, trying to draw in the tang of the ocean and wash out his memories.

Instead she filled his mind. Carla. Long white-blond hair, searing eyes with the colors of green, yellow and brown, her incredible body…it was an unendurable torture to want her so badly and know he couldn’t have her.

He dreamed of making love to her, of bringing her to his bed, stripping her of her clothes, looking, touching and tasting his fill. Then filling her with his cock, joining with her as deep as she could take him. Her sweet moans making his balls ache…

Then her screams ripped the dream into a nightmare. He saw the silver knife stabbing her, butchering her.

It was his knife, Sutton was sure of it. He was going rogue, inch by inch, day by day. The nightmare of killing her was becoming more frequent, more violent, until he’d awoken, covered in sweat and the gut cramping fear that he’d killed her.

His dad had known when he’d broken, when the curse had him, and he’d done the right thing.

Sutton knew Carla was the witch who could break him.

How much longer before he broke completely? Not yet, not today, he decided. Not as long as he still cared that she was putting herself in danger from the rogues by hypnotizing the woman who’d shot him.

Not today, but tomorrow? He didn’t know.

22 comments to “Excerpt from SOUL MAGIC”

  1. Dawn
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:55 am · Link

    It’s not nice to tease, Jen! Give us that little tease and then make us wait TWO MORE WEEKS for the rest! That’s just mean *pout* Are you SURE we can’t have the rest NOW? ;)

  2. Val
    October 13th, 2009 at 9:00 am · Link

    I agree with Dawn, it is not nice to tease. I can’t wait to pick up my copy, it looks like it is going to be a great read.

  3. B.E. Sanderson
    October 13th, 2009 at 9:09 am · Link

    Oooo, good stuff. I don’t usually like to read teasers, but I couldn’t help myself. Thanks, Jen.

  4. Silver James
    October 13th, 2009 at 9:17 am · Link

    TWO WEEKS!?!! *WHINE* You are such a witch! Just sayin’…. And a tease. *pout*

    Maybe I’ll get lucky and it will ship early since I preordered. I know I plan to disappear when it comes in! I’m going to hide and read it cover to cover.

  5. Ban
    October 13th, 2009 at 11:05 am · Link

    two weeks … two weeks … I’m not impatient .. I’m fine … two weeks …

  6. Jen Lyon
    October 13th, 2009 at 11:24 am · Link

    Dawn, sorry! It seems to me like the release is coming really fast :-)

  7. Jen Lyon
    October 13th, 2009 at 11:24 am · Link

    Val, I hope it’s a decent read. Not that I’m worried or anything…

  8. Jen Lyon
    October 13th, 2009 at 11:25 am · Link

    B.E., I don’t usually read teasers either. But very glad to know you couldn’t resist :-)

  9. Jen Lyon
    October 13th, 2009 at 11:27 am · Link

    Silver, hmm, I am feeling like a tease now, LOL!

  10. Jen Lyon
    October 13th, 2009 at 11:28 am · Link

    Ban, LOL! You can wait, there are a lot of really good books out there! Silver swears by Karin Tabke’s “Master” books. I’m ordering mine!

  11. Dru
    October 13th, 2009 at 1:26 pm · Link

    ooh I like. When does it come out again? oh yeah, in two weeks. 14 whole days. Somehow that seems so long.

  12. Cecile
    October 13th, 2009 at 2:10 pm · Link

    Okay… really not nice to tease Jen… And you know this will be an awesome book!!!!! OMG… I so can not wait for my copy to come in (I won at Erika’s place thanks to Silver passing it to me!!! Love ya honey)!!!
    A tease… Naughty witch you are… But I would rather a tease than nothing at all!!!
    Hope you had a great day gang!!

  13. Kira Daniels
    October 13th, 2009 at 3:41 pm · Link

    Wow!! A tortured hero!! YUMMERS!

    This sounds great, Jen. I can’t wait to get it. I didn’t pre-order, but you can bet I’ll be at the store when they put it on the shelves. :)

    And I have MASTER OF TORMENT. Love her! Very good stuff. I need the others.

  14. Jen Lyon
    October 13th, 2009 at 4:47 pm · Link

    Dru, glad you like it, thanks.

  15. Jen Lyon
    October 13th, 2009 at 4:49 pm · Link

    Cecile, thanks for your confidence, LOL! That’s wonderful that you won the book through Silver at Erika’s blog :-)

  16. Jen Lyon
    October 13th, 2009 at 4:50 pm · Link

    Kira, tortured heroes…are then any other kind???

    Karin Tabke is great! Glad to see everyone is agreeing!

  17. Cele
    October 13th, 2009 at 8:47 pm · Link

    Okay, don’t kill me. I ordered Blood Magic when it first came out. There it sat, it sat, and sat – screaming read me already, damn-it. I finally got to go on vacation and read it. Good timing don’tchathink? I finished it last night, now I am itching for Soul Magic. Thank you.

    BTW the excerp at the end of Blood Magic, for Soul Magic is devine.

  18. Jen Lyon
    October 14th, 2009 at 10:08 am · Link

    Hi Cele! Excellent timing! And I rarely kill people, all the mess and paperwork you know. Plus, I’ve been known to take a while to get to reading a book. Very understandable.

    I didn’t post that excerpt since it’s in BLOOD MAGIC and on a few sites already. But I’m glad you liked it!

  19. Amanda
    October 14th, 2009 at 10:09 am · Link

    I was already “patiently” (ok maybe not) waiting for Soul Magic, that really didn’t help. Jen, it isn’t nice to tease. But seriously I can not wait. I will be at the store that morning getting it!

  20. Jen Lyon
    October 14th, 2009 at 10:24 am · Link

    Amanda, am I testing your patience? I’m sorry! I hope the book is there waiting for you on release day :-)

  21. Amanda
    October 14th, 2009 at 11:12 am · Link

    Luckily I have quite a few books to be read so they are keeping me occupied. I’m not complaining though, I’ll somewhat patiently wait. Thanks for the excerpt.

  22. Belinda Wolf-Whitaker
    November 4th, 2009 at 2:15 pm · Link

    Man what a teaser, can wait to get my hands on this book, a cursed hero, a witch, and a tortured soul what a triangle. It was bad enough to have to wait for it’s release but now I have to wait till payday, that sucks.

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