Saturday, September 22, 2012

Excerpt: Redemption by R. K. Ryals

“The Time has come when He will come looking. She is ready. I have faith in her. She is her father’s daughter. She carries my blood. And I will never forgive myself for feeding her to the wolves.” Bezaliel from Redemption

Dayton Blainey is a foul-mouthed, grief stricken teenager forced to live with a religiously eccentric aunt she barely knows following the death of her parents. Often upstaged by her moral older sister, Amber, Dayton is often flung into the shadows. Little does she know that there is more to her than meets the eye. 

When Dayton's Wiccan best friend, Monroe, sees a vision outside Dayton's bedroom window, a catalyst of events is set in motion that will change Dayton's life forever. She is faced with one major question: Who is she?

Dayton and her friends discover the truth behind this question is so much bigger than anyone ever imagined. 

Redemption is the story of one young woman who must disentangle herself from a web of lies endangering her soul, and who discovers an attraction to a

mysterious stranger that may just kill her. 

Vengeance is the path of the Damned. It is not a path taken lightly. For a Naphil, it could mean ransoming his soul.

Dayton Blainey is caught between two worlds: Heaven and Hell. Bound to a Demon she's beginning to care about, she is thrown into an adventure she may not survive. 

But she will try.

Separated from her friends, she is forced to use powers she just discovered she had while surviving the wrath of a Demon queen. 

She will be tested.

And in the search for a ring that may unbind her from Marcas Craig, Dayton will discover that the bond between an Angel and a Demon goes much deeper than blood. 

She will endure.

Love can overcome many odds. And while this emotion is worth many trials and tribulations, it can also lead to death.


It is a love that is forbidden . . .

Dayton Blainey is the only sane Naphil ever to walk the face of the Earth, and she's in love with a Demon she's been bound to by blood. 

Can love triumph over fate . . .

Marcas Craig is the Demon son of Lilith and Cain. He has a destiny he has turned his back on for Dayton. 

There is only one choice . . .

Kidnapped by Marcas' insane twin brother, Damon, Dayton has become a pawn in Damon's fanatical attempt at securing his own redemption. The Seal is now in the hands of a mad Demon, there is a civil war brewing in Hell, and Dayton and Marcas' love could destroy Earth. 

In the end, will love conquer all?

“What’s the carpet doing?"
I put my hands on Marcas’ jeans and gripped hard. This carpet ride was a terrible idea. An absolutely terrible idea! And I was not enjoying it. This whole journey was a messed up bag of horrible revelations and misguided decisions. I could hear Marcas gritting his teeth from behind me.
“I’m beginning to feel grateful that you don’t have claws,” he complained.
I ignored him and dug my nails in harder. We were too f*ing high!
“You have got to be shitting me!” I exclaimed as the flying carpet kept climbing higher and higher. The moon was huge now. At any point, I was expecting to find myself fighting for air. The moment never came, but it didn’t stop my anxiety attack. I backed into Marcas. He gripped my arms hard.
“Breathe easy, Dayton. The only way you’ll find yourself suffocating is if you panic. Your father’s blood keeps you safe. The oxygen will not get too thin for you. The air is your domain."
He pulled hard at my hands, and I slowly began to let go of him. The air was my domain? That was a lark! What kind of twisted sense of humor did the universe have?
The carpet climbed a little higher and my nails dug back in. Oh, my God! I was going to be sick!
“They should have books for this kind of thing,” I muttered irritably.
~Excerpt from Ransom: Redemption Series Book II

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