In honor of the rapidly approaching Valentine’s Day (and, really, when is love inappropriate?), my novelette Heartfire from Issue No. 3 of The Uncollected Anthology, Heartspells, is free to read.
— Vengeance is mine. —
Someone kills a woman in the alley behind Snake Bite Tattoo—a clear declaration of war against its dangerous proprietor, Malek, the serpent from the Garden of Eden made an immortal man. If he can work a spell in time to bring the woman back to temporary life, she can tell him who murdered her and why. He’ll track them down and make they pay. End of story.
But he doesn’t count on remembering that he once knew her, or the feelings that rise in him along with the memories. Or that the reason for her death and the declaration of war are not what they seem.
“For more than a decade now, I have adored the work of Leslie Claire Walker.”
– Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Heartfire is set in the Hunt Universe. It fits into the universe chronology like this:
Blood to Blood
Girl in Black
The story also stands alone, so it would be fine to read even if you haven’t read anything else set in the world of Hunt.
To read, click here. I hope you enjoy it!