Hello! Welcome to my stop on Xpresso Book Tours The Devil’s Own tour. This paranormal young adult fantasy is full of magic, tough choices, murder, and threats that may be more than a little problem! The lead character, Delaney, certainly has a lot to look forward to (in a manner of speaking!), as do K.A. Fox’s readers.
Featured on The Hermit Librarian today is an excerpt from The Devil’s Own. Don’t forget to check out all the wonderful stops on the tour. As well as further excerpts, there will be interviews, Top 10 lists, and more: a whole host of exciting content to celebrate K.A. Fox’s new book. 🙂
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Published: 20 April 2019
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
Category: Urban Fantasy/Young Adult
Delaney Murphy has always known she’s the Devil’s daughter. And although the title itself is a burden, she never expects to inherit all her father’s infernal abilities. When her newfound magic begins to poison the people closest to her, Laney must make a choice. To protect the world from the worst she can do, she leaves everyone she loves behind and builds a new life for herself, alone, in a place where she can control the urge to give in to the magic living within her.
But when she recognizes a familiar pattern in a string of murders, Laney leaves her peaceful, isolated life behind and goes on the hunt, unleashing a threat she never dreamed possible. Confronting this menacing specter could mean giving in to temptation and becoming the one thing she fears most. Will she use her magic to do the right thing, even if it means hurting the ones she loves?
My living room seemed very small as I walked in. It felt like Callum took up a lot of space, even though he was just sitting on the couch, watching my dog watch him. Except it wasn’t my dog. Instead of a largish Yorkie, there was a black horse of a canine with visible fangs crouched on the floor, his eyes never leaving my unexpected guest. Said guest had at least started the fireplace, so I tried to appreciate that act of consideration. I also noticed he didn’t have his feet on my coffee table. When it feels like nothing is going quite how you want, always try to find something positive to focus on. Heat and feet on the floor were about all I had to work with. I’d make do.
“So,” I said, sitting in my favorite chair across from him, uniquely positioned to allow me to see both the man and the midnight black dog on my floor. “Who exactly are you and what have you done with my dog?”
He cleared his throat, almost sounding nervous. “Again, my name is Callum, but you are welcome to call me Cal. Your father felt you might want someone to keep an eye on things, make sure you had back up if something went wrong. He thought I was a good choice.”
“Let’s be clear, Cal.” I emphasized his name more sarcastically than I probably needed to. “I don’t need your help. You can go. Free and clear, thanks for checking in.” I stood up to emphasize that this was the end of the conversation, but the infuriating man stayed where he was.
He shook his head, a concerned look on his face. “Your father disagrees, and as we’re both under his rule, I think you can understand that neither of us really has a choice in this matter. I’m afraid you’re stuck with me, whether you want to be or not.”
About the Author
K.A. Fox is a proud military brat who has lived all over the world but now calls the Midwest home. She uses her psychological training to facilitate successful negotiations at work and to convince her husband and three sons that she’s always right. When not writing, she can usually be found hiding somewhere with a book and a bit of chocolate, or chasing after her own adorable Hell Hound.
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