Anticipation. It can carry you through an amazing amount of time, be it standing in line at a restaurant, to waiting almost a year for your birthday and perhaps another shot at getting that pony you always wanted. Some people hate waiting, but I personally have always been a delayed gratification kind of a girl. (mostly) The reward is sweeter for the time spent savoring it in my mind. If that’s true, then I might keel over from the coming sugar rush when Pale Demon finally hits the shelves this February 22.
Two and a half years I’ve been working on this road-trip book, dropping teasers and spoilers to my readers when my anticipation overflowed and spilled out. These last two months, I’ve been delighted to share with you the first few chapters of Pale Demon. Here is the last I can give you before Pale Demon officially becomes “real.” It has been a pleasure to bring you these early peeks. I like anticipation, but sharing something I love is a lot more fun. Enjoy!
Kim Harrison, 2/15/11
Chapter Five, Pale Demon