Watch Out for Swans

I’m currently working on three new books. Here’s an excerpt from “The Swans of War”, the sequel to “The Lands That Lie Between”. my first urban fantasy.

“… the sudden sound of a heavy body climbing onto the porch froze her in mid action….

Sam looked at Morgan. Morgan looked at Sam. And both of them held their breath…

They could hear the sound of a second massive form joining the first. Then a third. Then the sound of sniffing, as of several things casting about for a scent.

The blond man stirred, and began to moan.

There was a sudden silence on the porch – the sudden, intense silence of something or things listening intensely.

Wide eyed, Morgan clapped one over her patient’s  mouth to quiet him and to make him stay still, while her other hand continued to press down in order to staunch his bleeding.

There was the sound of heavy bodies moving. Slinking towards the front door…

Then the sound of scratching …

Claws s – c – r – a – t – c – h – i – n – g against the door panels. Down and up, to the height of a tall man’s reach…



A third time…

And then, a crashing blow struck violently against the heart of the door.

And the door answered. With a thunderous blast and a burst of brilliant light…..

A violent howling sprang up on the porch, a howling full of pain and rage and suffering. Bodies thrashed about, striking out wildly, and more bursts of light and sound rose up in response.

And at once, with a rush and a snarl and a final chorus of baying, the porch was empty once more…

Morgan and Sam paused for a long moment, waiting for further onslaughts. Hearing none, they began to relax.

“Remind me to thank the guy who put those wards in…” said Sam, half flippantly….”

That’s one of the three books I’m currently on. What’s waiting on your desk?

Catherine Kane


For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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