Excerpt: Angel Blade by Carrie Merrill

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Nikka is dying of cancer until a stranger provides her with a cure, but it comes at a steep cost: she must become a Seraph, an angelic being with the power to exorcise and destroy demons. With Gideon, the stranger who introduced her to this life, she learns of the battle between Heaven and Hell and about the part she must play to fight the demon horde and destroy Abaddon, the Prince of Demons.
Then she meets Jason, a man with a troubled past who also brings the promise of a normal life, and his offer may be too good to let go.

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Featured in Feb/Mar 2017 Issue: Crossover Edition

Nikka worked at hailing a cab, and it didn’t take too long for one to pull up next to her, the tires sending shoots of water rushing out onto the sidewalk.  The driver rolled down the passenger window and leaned over to speak to her.  

“Where to?” he asked.

She felt a tickle across her skin moving over her arms and legs.  Those tattoos were really starting to itch and she scratched at her arms as she looked over the taxi.

Nikka crouched down, ready to relay the address in the northern suburbs, at least a good 30 minute drive.  But something wasn’t right.  At first she saw a middle aged man, his mustache peppered with gray and his hair cut a little too short for his round face.  Perhaps it was a trick of the light and the rain, but his face changed right in front of her.  His skin melted off his bones, leaving only a layer of black, decaying skin.  The eyes morphed into black slits surrounded in yellow.  A foul odor seeped from the car and into the night, an odor too familiar to her.  It was the stench that she remembered from her dreams, when the beast in the fog opened its mouth and spoke to her.

She couldn’t speak and staggered backward, falling into the puddles of the sidewalk.  

“Lady, what the hell’s wrong with you?” the cab driver called out to her.

The stench emanated from the vehicle even stronger, as though the car was filled with the bodies of slaughtered animals.  She struggled to her feet and ran as fast as she could down the street, glancing back once to see the cab drive off into the street and through the stop light.  

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