Here’s a second preview snippet from Demon’s Mark, featuring Leda and Nero. If you missed the first snippet, you can find it here.

Demon’s Mark: Snippets 2

More Leda and Nero

I lowered my head to his chest and blew out a frustrated puff of air. “I just wish Sierra could have a normal life. She’s too young to have to deal with these burdens.”

He folded his arms around my back, drawing me in closer. “We will get her through this.”

“Yeah, we will,” I agreed. “And before we know it, she’ll be old enough to talk back to us. And chase after boys.”

Nero stiffened. “Boys?”

“Yeah, though come to think of it, Sierra’s so pretty and charismatic that I think it will actually be the boys who chase after her.”

“Not if they want to live to see another day.” Nero’s words cut like broken glass against soft skin.

I peered up at him. “Aww, are you going to be the overly-protective daddy who scares his daughter’s suitors away with a shotgun?”

“I can assure you, Pandora, that I don’t require a shotgun to scare anyone,” he said silkily, but the granite look in his eyes sent shivers up and down my whole body. “And that my warning shots shall be measured in megatons.”

“Oh, I can already tell that our daughter will just love dating,” I laughed. “She’ll need to find a guy who doesn’t scare easily. Like maybe the son of an angel.”

“No,” Nero said, his words sudden and sharp, like a guillotine. “The sons of angels are wicked creatures.”

You are the son of an angel,” I pointed out.

“Exactly,” he whispered against my lips.

This photo is a hint of what’s coming in next week’s snippet.

And that’s all for this week! I’ll post another snippet next week.