Title: The Quest
Series: Project Eve #2
Author: Mary Abshire
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Length: 284 pages
Retribution. At any cost.
Now that she knows her name and what she is, she wants justice for everything shes lost. Though her memories elude her, she takes a job for a half-demon Senator and, aided by werewolves from a local clan, intends to uncover evidence that will convict the Senator of more than thirty murders.
Getting to the Senator and finding the necessary evidence is more difficult than she anticipates, especially when there is a bounty for her death. If that were not enough, the vampire who stole her memories returns and reveals unexpected truths. But shes not going to let anything stop her. Not a sadistic assassin or a servant or Lucifer. Not even her ex-lover, the vampire God of the Underworld. Nothing will stop her from claiming retribution…even if the price is her life.
My urban fantasy book, The Quest, is the second book in the Project Eve series. As you can guess from the title, it’s about a mission of some sort. My protagonist is in pursuit of justice for the person who is responsible for her memory loss and mass murder. She’s unique in that she’s a mixture of different breeds. And while she doesn’t have any memories, she’s a very strong and determined woman. She fights evil creatures and is dedicated to claiming justice against the person responsible for murder and the loss of her memories.
As I’m creating characters, I always include a little bit of me in some way. I like how my protagonist is different. I like being different and going outside the norm. I don’t get to do it as much as I’d like, but in writing, I can. So my protagonist isn’t normal. But she’s still a strong and caring person. She knows how to fight, even though she doesn’t have any memories. She’s strong-minded too. I can relate this, maybe a little too much. LOL. In any case, I’m someone who will fight even if it’s a zombie. Bring it on! I’m not a quitter. When I have a goal in mind, I work hard for it. Get out of my, I will reach my goal. Since my protagonist lacks memories and is unlike any creature in the world, I felt it was important to make her strong in spirit and mind.
What is she up against? What are her obstacles? An evil politician. A hit man. Her lack of memories. Her genetic makeup.
She’s a complicated woman living in a twisted, dark world. Either people want her dead or want to use her. So it seems.
Sounds like real life, sometimes.
I invite you to venture into my fantasy world with vampires, werewolves, demons, warlocks, humans, angels and shape shifters. The Project Eve series is fast paced with action, suspense, and mystery.
About the Author:
Outside of my government job, I write Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. Dark and dangerous creatures are my friends. I create worlds with vampires, demons, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures. I even create new ones. How do I do this? I have a twisted mind and it gets better with wine.
Care to join me in my fantastical worlds? I’ll introduce you to my friends, and if they bite or corrupt your mind… it’s not my fault.
When I reached the main floor, I withdrew my phone. Boss had called. I touched the screen, activating the redial sequence.
“Where are you?” he asked, sounding a bit agitated.
“Walking toward the exit now. Are you parked?”
“Parked and waiting.”
“Be there soon.” I ended the call and slid the phone back into my purse.
Excitement fueled my steps. The heels of my boots echoed in the empty Statehouse. Due to the late hour, or rather early hour, the guys said they’d pick me up in front of the capital. The shortened walk was a blessing given I craved substance.
Reaching the doors, I shoved them open and jogged down the concrete steps. A parked car waited at the curb. Boss, wearing dark pants and a loose blazer, had his arms crossed while he leaned against the SUV. Though he had somewhat short hair, three-inch bangs covered his eyes with the help of the wind. He raked a hand through his locks while keeping his gaze pointed at me.
“You’re late,” he said as I drew near.
I frowned. “What, two minutes?” I stopped in front of him.
He opened the back door for me. “Jonas told me about what happened earlier. In case you need a reminder, minutes can make the difference between life and death.”
The hardass vampire had a way of getting on my nerves, but I still respected and cared for him. Sure, we had our problems in the beginning. He thought I was an abomination. Over time, and with the help of Jonas and Tabby, he realized I wasn’t such a repulsive creature. We even had an intimate moment once, but we both agreed the incident was to satisfy our carnal needs. Quite frankly, my needs were growing, and if I didn’t get sated soon, I’d have to get my groove on with the vamp again.
I brushed my windblown hair from my face, showing him my forehead. “No worries. I don’t even have a mark.”
“No, of course not. I bet the demon who shoved you into the brick wall knew you would heal fast.”
I started to snap back, but a loud screech from the sky stopped me. Boss and I glanced in the direction of the shrill sound and found a garguman perched on top of the building across the street. The naked gray creature flapped his wings and cried out again.
“Get in the car,” Boss said.
I quickly leaped into the back seat. Boss slammed my door and settled into the front.
“Those pesky men must have a liking for you,” Jonas said, staring out his front window.
“Drive, but don’t go fast,” Boss said. “I want it to follow us.”
“What?” I scooted between the seats to get a better view. “Why?”
Jonas shifted the gear and drove away from the curb.
Boss bent down, his gaze aimed at the sky. “Let’s see if it follows us. If it does, I want to capture it.”
I leaned between the two seats and faced Boss. “You want to capture a garguman.” The evil creatures with their ugly gray bodies, razor-sharp claws and piranha-like teeth were incredibly strong.
“I want to find out what it knows and who sent it,” Boss said.
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