Fatal Excerpt

Here’s a sneak preview of FATAL! It’s almost time for the first short story of the Puritan Series to be released! Happy reading!

Fatal by Christina Leigh Pritchard

An Excerpt:

WINNER OF PHOTO CONTEST Sarah Al Baitty

 

TODAY

 

Lisa rubbed her eyes. Was what she saw even possible? Francisco crumbled before her at the edge of the lake across from C I N. His arms and legs turned to stone. Everyone watched with fear in their eyes. That could’ve been any one of them.

Lisa placed Rat in the grass and took slow steps towards Francisco, her arm outstretched, trembling. Should she save him? Could she? Just inches from him, Michael stopped Lisa.

Michael wrapped his arms around her waist, blocking her from touching the traitor. “He doesn’t deserve to be saved,” he said. “Francisco has stolen longevity from his family—just to feed himself.”

“You don’t get to judge me!” Francisco shouted. His knees broke, sending him down to the ground. He rolled onto his side, his arms stone and his torso turning brittle.

Lisa cringed. Francisco looked half alive and half statuesque. How could she just stand by and watch something like this? “Let me go, Michael. I’ve got to help him.”

“He’s a monster—murdering others just so he can live.”

“He wasn’t always this way,” a voice said. Lisa and Michael turned sideways. A cloaked man stood before them, lowering his hood. His skin was yellow and his eyes oriental.

“Who are you?” Lisa asked.

“I’m Francisco’s brother.”

“What can you tell me about your brother?”

The oriental closed his eyes, avoiding his ever transforming brother. “I haven’t a single good story to tell—only his beginning.”

“Well,” Lisa sighed. “Get started on your story—and fast.”

“Why can’t I tell my own story?” Francisco said. “I’m the one who knows it best.”

Michael frowned. “What if there isn’t time for you to finish it?”

“I’ll talk fast.”

 

Coming Soon!! (Like in the next couple days…)

 

© Copyright 2012 Christina Leigh Pritchard.  All Rights Reserved Worldwide.

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C I N READING ORDER

Recently, I’ve been asked what the reading order is for the C I N Series. Here’s a list of how it should be presently read. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me!!!

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1. C I N. (ebook)

“Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin. You never come out the way you went in.”

This is the debut novel and should be read prior to any of the other short stories or books available. C I N introduces you to the other books!

NOTE: SHORT STORIES 1-6  (Donna Denning, Jimmy & Amber, Pete and Marie, Regrets, Lanie & Rat) CAN BE PURCHASED AT A DISCOUNTED RATE HERE.

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2. Donna Denning (ebook)

This is the first short story in the C I N Series Shorts. It’s very short and takes you back to 1982, before Lisa was ever born. Learn how the warehouse kids came to be in existence…

Note: You can skip the first 3 shorts and go straight into the 2nd book TRAITOR if you aren’t interested in character development. The shorts are for readers who like to have a little more information. The shorts follow different plots from the books.

NOTE: SHORT STORIES 1-6  (Donna Denning, Jimmy & Amber, Pete and Marie, Regrets, Lanie & Rat) CAN BE PURCHASED AT A DISCOUNTED RATE HERE.

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3. Jimmy and Amber (ebook)

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The 2nd short story in the series is about Lisa’s parents and how they met.

Note: You can skip the first 3 shorts and go straight into the 2nd book TRAITOR if you aren’t interested in character development. The shorts are for readers who like to have a little more information. The shorts follow different plots from the books.

NOTE: SHORT STORIES 1-6  (Donna Denning, Jimmy & Amber, Pete and Marie, Regrets, Lanie & Rat) CAN BE PURCHASED AT A DISCOUNTED RATE HERE.

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4. Pete and Marie (ebook)

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In 1999, Pete and Millie are at a crossroads in their relationship. This is the beginning of Millie’s downfall, her life turns into a spiral of disasters.

Note: You can skip the first 3 shorts and go straight into the 2nd book TRAITOR if you aren’t interested in character development. The shorts are for readers who like to have a little more information. The shorts follow different plots from the books.

NOTE: SHORT STORIES 1-6  (Donna Denning, Jimmy & Amber, Pete and Marie, Regrets, Lanie & Rat) CAN BE PURCHASED AT A DISCOUNTED RATE HERE.

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5. TRAITOR (ebook)

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Book two, TRAITOR should be read next. This novel explores various points of view.

Note: You can skip the first 3 shorts and go straight into the 2nd book TRAITOR if you aren’t interested in character development. The shorts are for readers who like to have a little more information. The shorts follow different plots from the books.

Synopsis:

Lisa thinks she knows everything about her new life. She can deal with the boundaries and even being torn away from her family. But Alex withheld more than she ever expected. Like, what happens when you lose control? How about when you begin to realize just how trapped you are? He leaves out a lot of stuff about himself too. He doesn’t mention the dangers of some of the others—or of what she herself can do…

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5. Regrets (ebook)

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Continuing the story of Pete and Millie. Watch Pete crumble with regret.

Note: If you have not read both  books 1 and 2, C I N and TRAITOR, I recommend that you do not read Regrets and Lanie as they contain spoilers.

NOTE: SHORT STORIES 1-6  (Donna Denning, Jimmy & Amber, Pete and Marie, Regrets, Lanie & Rat) CAN BE PURCHASED AT A DISCOUNTED RATE HERE.

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6. Lanie (ebook)

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Lanie is Millie’s best friend. She must make the ultimate decision.

Note: If you have not read both  books 1 and 2, C I N and TRAITOR, I recommend that you do not read Regrets and Lanie as they contain spoilers.

NOTE: SHORT STORIES 1-6  (Donna Denning, Jimmy & Amber, Pete and Marie, Regrets, Lanie & Rat) CAN BE PURCHASED AT A DISCOUNTED RATE HERE.

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7. Rat (ebook)

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Rat may not say much but he sees everything. Can he finally cross the line, revealing what he knows? He doesn’t want to betray Alex or Ally, but, Millie—his wonderful Millie—is sick and all she wants from him in her last few days of life is to remember…

Note: If you have not read both books 1 and 2, C I N and TRAITOR, I recommend that you do not read Regrets, Lanie or Rat as they contain spoilers.

NOTE: SHORT STORIES 1-6  (Donna Denning, Jimmy & Amber, Pete and Marie, Regrets, Lanie & Rat) CAN BE PURCHASED AT A DISCOUNTED RATE HERE.

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THE NEXT 5 SHORTS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN BUNDLED FORMAT EVENTUALLY ;O)

8. The Puritan Series – Fatal (available 11.06.2012)

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Francisco has a dark side to him. As Lisa and Michael watch him transform into fulgurite, Fransisco tells his story.

Note: If you have not read both  books 1 and 2, C I N and TRAITOR, I recommend that you do not read the  Puritan Series as they contain spoilers.

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9. The Puritan Series – Sucki (available 11.08.2012)

A rival tribe sets fire to Sucki’s village, steals his sister and torments the puritans who his tribe swore to protect. He must save his sister, no mater the consequence…

Note: If you have not read both  books 1 and 2, C I N and TRAITOR, I recommend that you do not read the  Puritan Series as they contain spoilers.

10. The Puritan Series – Charles (available 11.2012)

Arriving by ship, Charles is awakened in the arms of the most beautiful barbarian he’s ever seen.

Note: If you have not read both books 1 and 2, C I N and TRAITOR, I recommend that you do not read the  Puritan Series as they contain spoilers.

11. The Puritan Series – Tobias (TBA)

Tobey came to the Americas with good intentions. Find out what happened to change him into the monster he is today.

Note: If you have not read both  books 1 and 2, C I N and TRAITOR, I recommend that you do not read the  Puritan Series as they contain spoilers.

12. The Puritan Series – Celeste (TBA)

Learn about Celeste and Anna. Sucki is replaced by Celeste in the family heritage. Learn why she accepts the gifts she is given… What they mean to the future of her tribe…

Note: If you have not read both  books 1 and 2, C I N and TRAITOR, I recommend that you do not read the  Puritan Series as they contain spoilers.

13. Ally’s Secret Book 3 TBA (Release date will be given at the end of Celeste!)

14. Amie’s Journals #1 (12.2012 — This will follow book 3 Ally’s Secret. Sorry guys!)

THE NEXT 3 TO 5 SHORTS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN BUNDLED FORMAT EVENTUALLY ;O)

I’ll update this more once I release Amie’s Journal!

15.The Temptation Series: 1-5 short stories TBA (These follow the Groupies and the winners of my CASTING CALLS!)