Bleeding Hearts by Alyxandra Harvey Extract

Series: The Drake Chronicles (BOOK 4)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Published: 3rd Oct 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury


“The fact that we have to fetch our baby sister home because she’s out later than we are is just sad,” Quinn grumbled.

“Gives me a chance to check out these dishes though,” I said from halfway up an old-growth cedar. The trunk, mossy and glittering with gold-dust lichen, was big enough to support half a dozen tree houses. I was perched comfortably on one of its many massive branches, repositioning the angle of a hidden satellite dish. “What’s it say now?”

Quinn refreshed the screen on my laptop from down among the roots. They were like an old woman’s gnarled fingers from this perspective. “Looks good,” he called up.

I tweaked it anyway and double-checked it on my iPhone link before climbing down the branches as if they were steps. “That was the last one for this section,” I said, taking the last six feet in one leap. “I’ll have to disable the other ones. They might be in range of the camp.” I’d have to patrol nightly as well to block any new signals, even if the encampment was right up against the mountain and it was highly unlikely.

I knew that for a fact.

I’d already tried.

A lot.

The Blood Moon was a rare vampire gathering, and no Internet or cell phones were permitted for security’s sake. I wasn’t looking forward to that part. I mean, I don’t care about the diehards who run around in corsets or fifteenth-century plate armor to represent their lineages, but the lack of Internet access is just barbaric.

“I have a phone full of hot girls’ phone numbers, Connor,” Quinn remarked as I stashed my equipment in the pack on my motorcycle. “Before I delete them you should totally put the identical twin thing to good use.”

I rolled my eyes. “Twin or not, no one’s going to believe I’m you.”

“Well, not if you show up in a Star Trek T-shirt.”

Okay, yes, I have watched every episode of every Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and Stargate ever created, but I have never owned a Star Trek T-shirt.

Just saying.

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  1. I love this series!
    I've read the first 3 books and I can't wait to read number 4 ^^

  2. I haven't read any of this series. It sounds great and that cover is awesome looking.

  3. I've only read book 1 but I loved it. I have books 2-4 but will read them in Oct around book 4 release date.

  4. I haven't read them but they are on my list for when I'm ready too. I do have to say I love that cover tho...


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