Tag: Witchcraft

Excerpt from Venture by Nia Markos

The stepping stone walkway was lined on both sides by blackthorn shrubs devoid of their white spring blossoms. Running along the right side of the house, the path traced its way along the driveway. The shrubs were trimmed to a height of three feet…

Excerpt from Venture by Nia Markos

The stale, humid air held a trace of sulfur. Breathing shallowly through my mouth to avoid the pungent odor, I felt the uneven rocky walls of the cave close in on me. I stood in the center of the dark, damp cavern, listening to…

Excerpt from Venture by Nia Markos

With everyone having their own mission to accomplish, Elron allowed the solitude he found himself in to settle over him. The others were off doing what they needed to do. When he finished there, depending on what he found, he would have to decide…

Excerpt from Elements by Nia Markos

I put my head down to his chest, the tears falling from my eyes. From behind me I heard a sharp intake of breath. I knew who it was before turning. Anguish like I had never known washed over me. Rising from the bed,…

Excerpt from Elements by Nia Markos

  Asher’s attention had shifted to the bookcases, scanning them for any books within sight. I was trying to assimilate all that had been said. My focus went to the book that sat in my lap, its importance coalescing. I opened the book to…

Excerpt from Elements by Nia Markos

We followed Rina and Liam through the woods, picking our way carefully through the branches and shrubs. Aidan was still lost in his thoughts, blocking me from hearing them. I was at a loss what I could do to help him. Somehow I had…

Excerpt from Elements by Nia Markos

Liam had fallen quiet, lost in his thoughts. The only thing showing his anger was the way he was flipping his blade in his hand. I knew he wished he had some target to throw it at. Feeling my eyes on him, he looked…

Excerpt from Elements by Nia Markos

Without warning, Aidan came at me, pinning my arms behind my back, leaving me with no room to move. Standing in front of me, he held me firmly pressed against his body, his legs spread with me planted between them. From my unbalanced position,…