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Thursday, October 11, 2018

New Release — A MURDER OF CROWS by Kristy McCaffrey (The Crow Series: Book 3)


Bounty hunter Kester “Kit” Boggs tracks and destroys the vilest of men, both from this world and the next. With a Scottish and Comanche lineage, his connection to the supernatural is tied directly to the crow. For too long, he’s been hunting El Viejo del Saco, a demon known as The Bag Man who feeds on the blood of children. A rumor leads Kit to the Mexican frontier, where he must find a man called Hamish Kerr. But with Hallowtide descending, Kit has lost his ability to hear spirits, and his only hope is a woman whose family is a sworn enemy to the Boggs’ clan.

Eliza McCulloch’s ancestors hail from Scotland, her clan carrying an ancient curse and a warning—a McCulloch may never bind herself to a Boggs. When Eliza learns that Hamish Kerr stole her family’s book of spells, the McCulloch Grimoire, nearly two decades ago, she sets out to reclaim it. Often called witch, she possesses a unique skill to open doorways to the Other Side. But when she finds herself beholden to a Boggs for protection, her abilities take an unexpected turn.

As Kit and Eliza unearth far more than a stolen book, they must work together if they are to survive. But with the past pushing into their future, can they resist the growing desire between them? Is it possible for a Boggs and a McCulloch to find lasting love together? Or will defeating the demon separate them forever?

EXCERPT
     She moved to the window and held the book up to the moonlight that offered slightly better illumination. The words were in Scottish Gaelic. Thanks to her mother and aunts, Eliza was well-versed in the language of her ancestors.

     A ‘nighean mar a mathair.
     Such mother, such daughter.
     Or, as Aunt Rose liked to say, Like mother, like daughter. It was an oft used phrase of Eliza’s upbringing.
     Exiting through the window, she clutched the book to her bosom and swiftly ran down an alleyway beside the building. Abruptly she halted, fear surging through her.
     A shadow shifted.
     She stood unmoving. Eliza couldn’t take her eyes from the form that slowly appeared.
     She blinked, not believing what she saw.
     A three-headed dog. And a large one at that, with its trio of fangs bared.
     Taking a step back, she prepared to flee but bumped into something. A man? It was the last thing she remembered.

Don’t miss all the books in The Crow Series:

Book 1: The Crow and the Coyote
Book 2: The Crow and the Bear
Book 3: A Murder of Crows


            

13 comments:

  1. I love paranormal stories and the Crow series looks so enticing. I love that you included Scottish Gaelic in the excerpt.
    Congratulations on this new addition to the Crow series, Kristy!

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  2. Kristy, you know how I love these Crow stories. I can see a whole wonderful development of future stories with the brothers and their wives. I'm looking forward to seeing what's coming next with them. This was just an excellent story! Congratulations on your new release!

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    1. Cheryl,
      Thanks for your help in getting this one out!! I hadn't thought about more stories but you never know. :-)

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  3. Ooh, you're talking my language - literally! Like mother, like daughter indeed. How can I resist this one? Congratulations on your new release.

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  4. Woo Hoo! Kristy, this is going to be a spooky delight to read. Congratulations.

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  5. Supernaturaly delicious. Congrats on book three and all of your stories in The Crow Series.

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  6. Oh, it arrived on my device at midnight...I just loved that timing! Doris

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  7. Kristy, I sent a comment over yesterday but apparantly it didn't go through--maybe d/t storm here. So anyway, I've so enjoyed your Crow Series and certainly look forward to this #3, esp. after reading that excerpt. Wishing you much success with this one, and who knows maybe you'll add more after a while. Ya never know.

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