“Rhyn’s Redemption” – Excerpt 1

Just a little teaser. 🙂 I’ll post another one next week. (Warning: contains profanity and hasn’t been edited yet.)

Rhyn went straight to the castle’s basement, where the body of his father had been kept.  He pushed off his hood as he entered what had been the most sacred chamber of the immortals.

The coffin was gone, but the mutilated body of his demoness mother remained on display on the far wall.  He stood before it, just as he had less than a week before.  This time, he felt something towards the decapitated creature: hatred.  She’d made him what he was, a disaster no one could fix except for a dead human.

“The preferred fate for any demon,” a woman’s voice said.

Rhyn tensed, guessing who it was without turning.  He felt Death’s cool presence, the same coolness that preceded Gabriel’s visits.

“And half-demon,” Death added.

“I welcome it,” Rhyn replied, facing the small woman with flowing white hair and gown. “What the fuck do you want?”

“I came to see what was worthy of the attention of my best assassin,” Death said and looked him over. “I see nothing but Gabriel’s human weakness for a creature he should’ve let die-dead.”

“Funny – he was right about you. You’re the cold bitch he said you were.”

She frowned, a ripple of something else crossing her pale features.

“Don’t like that, do you,” Rhyn said. “I’ll ask you again. What do you want?”

“I came to warn you. You cannot destroy this place before four days have passed.”

“Why not?”

“You simply cannot.”

“I don’t give a shit about your agenda.  Tell me why it matters to me.”

“I can make you dead-dead right now,” she reminded him.

“I won’t fight you,” Rhyn replied and flung open his arms, giving her his whole body as a target. “Kill me.  Do me, you, and everyone else a favor!”

She stared at him.

“I got nothing to lose.”

“There’s Toby,” she said.

“He means more to you than me.”

“Gabe.”

“You mean the assassin you sent to kill my mate?” he asked with a snort. “Not sure we can be friends after that.”

“Katie.”

“Already dead. And you can have my brothers right now.  I’ll give you the order I prefer you to kill them in,” Rhyn said.

“There are factors at play I cannot share with you,” Death said. “You would risk destroying this world and every human in it?”

Rhyn smiled.

“Of course. You’re a half-demon. It is not in your nature to care for anything beyond you,” she said, frown deepening.

“You took everything I cared about,” he growled. “If I can destroy everything to spite you, I will.”

“I am not your enemy!”

“I don’t care.” His anger growing at the petite woman who’d taken Andre, Katie and Gabe from him, Rhyn stalked towards the door.

“Then I will grant you a favor.”

He stopped at her words, surprised.

“One favor from a deity of unimaginable power,” she said. “In exchange for four days.”

“Katie,” he said instantly.

“Done,” she replied just as fast.

Rhyn turned to face her. “Alive, not her body or pieces of her or anything twisted.”

“She will be as she was before she walked into the ocean.”

Speechless, Rhyn’s heart flip-flopped at the prospect of seeing his mate again.

“Do we have a deal?” Death asked.

“Yes,” he forced himself to say. “But if you trick me, if the fourth day comes and Katie isn’t alive, I’ll wipe out everything and hunt you down.”

“Agreed.”

57 thoughts on ““Rhyn’s Redemption” – Excerpt 1

    • Bet 16 – 23 March. I thought I had the release date but am having to push it back a little because of my schedule. We’ll see …

  1. Oh Lizzy I so can not wait for this book to come out!!!!!!!! Getting excited for the release 🙂 it can’t get here soon enough!

    • I know. The Rhyn books kill me … I’m always in the middle of some great life transition (like moving!) when I’m finishing one. hahaha!

  2. OH I can’t wait! Death is still up to her old tricks, poor Rhyn. Will you be publishing a 3 in 1 book once Rhyn’s Redemption is out?

    • Yes, I will! The War of Gods one went over really well, and the paperback turned out beautiful. I’ll release one at the same time as Redemption!

      • Ooooh, that is exciting news Lizzy! I love having The War of Gods paperback, would absolutly buy the Kayie/Rhyn paperback too. Will it have Gabriel’s short story too?? 🙂

  3. Omg!!! This is going to be sooo exciting!!! I already started re-reading Katie’s hellion, I want my memory fresh for rhyns redemption :-))))

    • Between 16 – 23 March. I thought I had the release date but am having to push it back a little because of my schedule. :-/

  4. You know one day we’re all going to go all misery on you and lock you away somewhere and force you to write rhyn novels. Unless the damian lovers get to you first lol 😛

  5. Ahhh… 🙂
    Re-read ‘Hellion’ yesterday, finished ‘Hope’ this morning… All set for Redemption. Can’t wait!

  6. That is not nice…. I’m going to cry :-(……. LOL…. I love it!!!!!!!!!…. but is March, where is the book????? PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    FYI – In 49 days my tour ends….meaning I’m going home!!!!! It has been a long 13
    months, but your books make them seem less for me and a lot of people here…… THANK YOU!!!!!!

    Keep writing

    • Aw, thank YOU, Lourdes! 🙂 I’m happy I can help in some small way. And I’m super happy you get to come back! Yay! Working on Redemption … !!!

  7. Great excerpt. I hope she doesn’t trick him and Katie’s okay.
    They need each other. Will be happy to help Rhyn, if Katie doesn’t
    come back 🙂

  8. Oh…my dear…that was….i dont know…torture…
    i really need to read Rhyn’s Redemption…i have been so waiting for it since the past 4 months… please please Lizzy!!!!!

    • I’m working on it!!! Promise! LOL I know, it has been awhile since the second book. Seems like forever, maybe because I focused all fall on the Damian books. I had to re-read the first two Rhyn books, too, so I could remember where they were !

    • Between 16 – 23 March. I thought I had the release date but am having to push it back a little because of my schedule. Soon, though!

  9. Just stumbled on this series on my kindle…LOVE IT! Can’t wait for “Redemption!” Thank you so much for writing these, it’s so hard to find books with good character development AND action. Keep up the good work! 🙂

  10. Very excited for this one.. I have been filling my time with Words with Friends and sub par books that don’t excite me. Hurry Lizzy, hurry!

  11. I’m miserable sitting here, pressing the refresh button on my browser like crazy hoping that there will be a “IT’S HERE! It’s finally here! Come and download a copy of “Rhyn’s Redemption” post on your blog. 🙁 No more teasing with the tidbits and false hope and publish it already, missy! LOL <3

  12. Lizzy I can’t wait for Redemption to come out soon and I hope Death doesn’t trick Rhyn by giving him Katie who FYI Gabe saved so she can make him make dead-dead!Rhyn Katie, Toby and their baby girl need to be together!

  13. I love the Rhyn books, found the first one and now I am stuck on them. Looking forward to the release of Rhyn’s Redemption. 🙂

  14. ooohhh so not nice to tease like that!! i am even more anxious than before waiting for Rhyns Redemption!!!! I love all your books but Rhyn’s especially I can’t wait anymore!!!!

  15. I soooo can’t wait 4 d 3rd book to be out. I’ve been checking everyday since 1st march,just to see “it’s finally out”. You really are doing a good job writing coz I totally loved reading d 2 books. LOL!

  16. I am also a fan who is eagerly awaiting Rhyn’s redemption ! I could not help but laugh when he refer’s to the baby as a hatchling or when the building blows up behind him when he did not do anything. The humor is one of the reasons that these books are so priceless. I am also hoping that you will post another excerpt 😀

    Thanks for all of your writing I really enjoy reading your work! I also loved Damien’s oracle and can’t wait for the last book in the series. I actually would love another book about Damien and his oracle! They were awesome!

  17. Great excerpt, Lizzy. I am really looking forward to the release of book 3.

    Now I am off to go reread the last few chapters of Katie’s Hope.

    PS Good luck on your book “tour.”

  18. I love the books and love the teaser. I so wish he had not agreed to right before she went in the water. She had a hit out on her then marked as death does that mean she will have the hit still on her? Cant wait to read book 3.

  19. OMG!!! i cant wait 🙂 i love Rhyn!!! incidentally i also totally <3 Gabe and wish nothing but nice things for his character 🙂

  20. GWAH!!!!!! *flails* I should NOT have read the except! Now I want the book even more and I don’t want to wait! I can’t wait to read it. Looking forward to it with anticipation!!!

  21. Oh god I need to read book three 0_0
    Found the first two on iTunes and read through them non stop! Even while taking phonecalls at work!!!
    I just know I’ll be checking iTunes every hour until its out, I’m that eager lol!

  22. It feels like we all are in Guantanamo jail,where we are constantly being tortured.but,this is obviously worse.
    we all Rhyn fans are desperately waiting for book 3.you are doing superb job.:)

  23. Lizzy!!!! It’s the 22nd today and tomorrow is the 23rd!!!!! PLEASSSSSEEE release it tomorrow I’m begging you PLEEEEEEEEAAAASSSEEEE!!!!!!! 🙁

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