A Flame Dance has been accepted by Siren Bookstrand and will be released in March. I don't have the exact date yet, but stay tuned. I'll add information as it comes in.
Please enjoy a teaser from the first chapter. I'm going to post more teasers in the coming weeks. M.S.
“Who’s that kid over there?”
Rae looked to where he pointed. “That’s Kit. He won’t tell us his real name or where he came from. We’ve tried to identify him, but can’t find out anything. He says he’s thirteen years old, but I wonder,” Rae said and saw Grace come back into the room.
“Huh.” He looked at her. “Do you have a checker board?”
Rae frowned. “Yeah, we have a checker board in the game room. Hey Grace?”
The tall woman came over to the table and Rae asked her to get the game. “What are you thinking, Jarrah?”
He watched the tall woman walk to another room and admired her strut. It was part Marine, part regular woman and the more he watched her move the more he wanted to get to know her.
He heard Rae’s voice and looked at her.
“I asked you a question,” she said.
“I’m sorry, I missed it.”
She looked at the door Grace went through. “I guess you did. Can you stay and have dinner with us tonight? I could ask Grace to join us.”
“Sure, it would be nice to see Mr. Black.”
Grace came up to the table with a cardboard box. She handed it to him.
“Thank you.” He stood and went to the table were the boy sat. “Hi. My names Jarrah Hejazi. Do you play checkers?”
The kid looked up at him with true puppy-brown eyes. “Sure.”
He sat down and started to set up the board. “Do you have a name?”
The kid nodded. “I’m Kit.”
“Hi Kit. Your move.”