An Excerpt of Dungeons and Demons

Those of you who have been with me for a while have heard mention of the Halloween boxset that I’m part of, so this announcement will only be half new to you guys. For those of you who are new to me, a quick catch-up. This Halloween, I’m going to be just one of 19 authors submitting a chilling story for the Soul’s Day Boxset. This is my first project of the sort. Many of the authors included in this boxset are USA today and International bestselling authors. We’re aiming high with this one.

Anyway, each story within the set will have its own story and focus. Well, since the last time I’ve mentioned this project, I got the cover for mine.
Isn’t it pretty???

A tiny excerpt of Dungeons and Demons:

Shawn plopped down to the ground with a heavy heart. In the back of his head, all he could see was the fear on Milo’s face during those final moments. He was dead. He was really dead, and Shawn didn’t know how to process it. Rhys’ words bounced around the inside of his head, and all he could do was laugh.

 Three dungeons down out of the seven that they had been tasked with, and yet, Shawn didn’t feel like celebrating. He wanted to throw up. The oasis that usually brought him a sense of peace did nothing for him because he could picture the first time they’d seen it with Milo right by their sides. He’d taken the best of the situation and filled their canteens with the unnaturally clear water from the canteen, restocking his healing supplies with the available leaves.

Shawn looked at Jack, at the hint of sorrow in his burly friend’s eyes. He was sure that Jack was having the same thoughts that he did. Did it really count as a victory if only two of them made it out of this?

 Shawn tilted his head back, his glasses moving awkwardly along his long nose, as he stared up at the sky overhead. It was light blue, the clouds looking like cotton balls. It looked very much like an ordinary day. A beautiful day. Shawn never would’ve guessed they were trapped in a game by a classmate turned demon.

 Shawn had just a moment where he wished Rhys would show himself in the flesh so he could stare him in the eyes. Then he shivered at the memory of what Rhys had admitted to. He wasn’t human. What did Shawn possibly think he do against him? So far, he and Jack had only survived because they’d had Milo.

Need an extra incentive?

Preorder the Soul’s Day boxset and get a digital bundle of goodies for free! Gifts include a digital postcard, a bookmark and a poster as well as a bundle of free reads donated by the authors.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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