Ever since he’d been part of the pot in a high-stakes poker game, elfin outcast Kai Gracen figured he’d used up any good karma he had when Dempsey, a human Stalker, won the hand and took him in. Following the violent merge of Earth and Underhill, the human and elfin races were left with a messy, monster-ridden world and Stalkers were often the only cavalry willing to ride to someone’s rescue when something shadowy and dark moved into the neighbourhood.
There certainly were no shortage of monsters or people stupidly willing to become lunch for one.
It was a hard life but one Kai liked. And he was good at it. Killing monsters was easy. Especially since he was one himself.
After an accident retired Dempsey out, Kai set up permanent shop in San Diego, contracting out to the local SoCalGov depot. It was a decent life, filled with bounty, a few friends and most importantly, no other elfin around to remind him he wasn’t really human.
That was until a sidhe lord named Ryder arrives in San Diego and Kai is conscripted to do a job for Ryder’s fledgling Dawn Court. It was supposed to a simple run; head up the coast during dragon-mating season to retrieve a pregnant human woman seeking sanctuary with the new Court then back to San Diego. Easy, quick and best of all, profitable. But Ryder’s “simple” run leads to massive trouble and Kai ends up being caught in the middle of a deadly bloodline feud he has no hope of escaping.
No one ever got rich by being a Stalker. But then hardly any of them got old either. The way things were looking, it didn’t look like Kai was going to be the exception.
Well, now that I have your attention, perhaps it’s time to announce that Rhys Ford has a new book she’s just self-published, which is the best part, but here’s another really awesome part: Rhys would love to give away an e-Copy of the book along with a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner! That’s right, two, two, two prizes in one! (In the event the winner is a non-US resident, a substitute gift will be offered in lieu of the Amazon card.)
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment (along with your email address) right here, and you’ll automatically be placed in the running. All comments must be posted by 11:59pm Pacific time on Monday, July 1, 2013 (one entry comment per person, please).
The drawing will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd via Random.org, and the winner announced right here, so stay tuned, and good luck!