{Book Tour w/Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway} Hallie. A Tit for A Tat (Deamhan Chronicles Book 3.5) by Isaiyan Morrison

Title: Hallie. A Tit for A Tat
Author: Isaiyan Morrison
Series: Deamhan Tales Book 3 /Deamhan Chronicles Book 3.5
Genre: Adult/Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/Dark Fiction
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Newsletter Only Title
Formats Available In: eBook
Blurb/Synopsis:
I'm no killer. I'm not like them. Who am I kidding? I'm exactly like them.
I, Hallie Mortenson, didn’t asked to be sired and thrown into a ditch. I never asked for my life to be turned upside down or to live in a world where sunlight is nothing more than a fading memory.
It’s against The Dictum to sire someone as young as me, but no Deamhan pays attention to those rules anymore. With the entire world against us, we’re more concerned with survival and avoiding the feeling of being suffocated rather than adapting to the drama we inherited.
I think I’m starting to learn that lesson…slowly. However, with threat looming around every corner, my sire’s return to the city is making things worse. He has a secret agenda; one which involves a very old and powerful Deamhan bent on revenge against his sire line, which includes me.
I keep telling myself that I’m not like them and that there has to be more to life than this.
I am a Deamhan and this is my story.
 
 
 
 

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We crept slowly along the vast front landscape to the door. The closer we got to the home, the easier it was to pick up on the scents I was used to including one, a Lamia scent that didn’t belong to Remy, which permeated in my nostrils.

Before I knew it, Ji came running from the row of bushes to our right and slammed into Tank. They fell and rolled on the ground. Seeing an opportunity, I ran for the front door in hopes of finding someone in there who could overpower my sire. Instead I felt a strong arm grip my shoulder and yank me back through the air. I landed hard on my back, next to Ji.

Tank stood over us, his eyes darkened, and his mouth wide open. “It’s not going to be that easy to get away from me.”

“You son of a bitch!” Ji went at him again. He kicked her square in the stomach and snuffed her next attack.

“You can’t take me so don’t try,” Tank said. “I don’t want to have to kill you but I will if you come at me again.”

Ji wiped the shards of grass from her face. Dirt clotted her multicolored braids and a trail of blood traveled down her right nostril. She looked exhausted and enraged at the same time. “It’s your fault!” She screamed back at him. “You killed my friends when you brought that thing to our sanctuary!”

“An Empusa Deamhan.” He knelt in front of us. “That’s what she is.”

I wanted to ask her about Remy and Enlai and if she knew what happened to them yet I was afraid to. I couldn’t take hearing that they died along with Malik.

“I don’t care what she is. You’re the one who brought her here,” she said.

The front door creaked open. We all turned to look, finding no one standing in the threshold. Instead we saw a blur rush by us, lifting our hair in its wind. It also left the scent of a vampire.

Whether it was Lambert or Alexis, I didn’t care. I was just happy to know that someone, just as strong or perhaps stronger than Tank, could take him down.

We saw the blur, but this time it rushed behind him, pushing him off his feet. He landed on his side and unaffected, he stood up again. “Come on out vampire.” He hunched his body in a full blown fighting stance.

It flew by him again and again until he had enough. He sped off in Deamhan speed to the front door. Fearing for Nathan’s life, I went after him. I ran inside just in time to see Tank in the hallway, standing in front of the door to Nathan’s small bedroom just underneath the stairs. He tore the door from its hedges.

“Where is he?” He snapped his head in my direction.

Surprised, I shook my head.

“I can smell that human. Where the fuck is he?” He stomped toward me and the blur we saw outside rushed by me again. It stopped short of running him over and finally, I was able to make out who had come to my aid. It was Alexis.

“He’s not here.” She stood in front of me. “I knew you’d come here eventually. Long time no see.”

The darkness in Tank’s eyes retreated. “Alexis?”

She pushed him hard against the wall, rattling the foundation. “You’re not welcome here. You’re not welcome anywhere.” She revealed her fangs and hissed. I was sure she was going to end him.

Ji limped her way inside. “Kill him!” There was no hesitation in her voice.

“Don’t tell me what to do,” she replied in a stern voice. “He dies when I decide he dies.”

Tank didn’t fight against her control and did he look frightened of her threat. “You won’t kill me. You can’t.”

“Oh, now why is that? You think we have something? You and I?”

“No. I don’t fuck vampires.”

“Hmmmm, maybe you should try it sometime.”

“Fucking kill him!” Ji blurted out again. “If you won’t, I will.”

“Hallie, hush your friend or I’ll do it and believe me, you don’t want me to.”

I wrapped my arms around Ji and held her still. I didn’t doubt Alexis’ warning. I wasn’t that stupid.

“All I want is the human,” Tank said.

“That human is more important to my maker than your existence,” she said. “In fact, he said if I saw you, I could do whatever I pleased to you and since you know me, you know what I like to do to idiots like you. Question; the Heretic’s Fork or the Lead Sprinkler?”

All of us, including Tank, eyed her in complete silence.

She ground her teeth. “You Deamhan don’t know your torture history, do you? Pathetic.”

I knew she was older than all of us but I didn’t know how old. I never thought to ask.

“Not my thing,” he replied. “Either way, you won’t kill me.”

“I won’t?” She smiled. “Oh baby, I can. Make no mistake about that.”

“I know who the Empusa Deamhan is that has me and now Hallie on her hit list.”

Alexis shrugged non-caringly.

“The sanctuary fire…the human family.”

She closed her eyes. “You’re lying. That chick is dead.” She reopened them. “Everyone in the fucking city made sure of it.”

“Nope. She’s not and now she’s here.”

“Shit.” She let him go.

Tank straightened his clothing. “Now, do I have your attention?”

Alexis glared at me from the corner of her eye. “You’re a dumb Deamhan, Hallie,” she snarled. “I told you to stay away from him, but you couldn’t.”

“I have no idea what you’re talking about,” I exclaimed.

“Of course you don’t because like I said, you’re dumb.” She placed her hands on her hips and tilted her head back. “You’re all completely incompetent, idiots. Not to mention you’re all annoying pieces of shit that shouldn’t even exist.”

“Who is she talking about?” I asked out of desperation. I saw it in her eyes as well as her demeanor. What Tank said resonated in such a way that she continued her insults.

Eventually she calmed down. “I have to call Lambert.”

“He’s still around?” Tank leaned against the wall. “Tell him I said ‘hi.’”

“He’s going to want to see you since you brought this shit to our doorstep.” She pulled out a cell phone from her pocket. “You’re going to get us all killed.”

“Hey, like I told Hallie, I’m desperate. We all know how these things go, especially with Empusa Deamhan. That’s why I know you can’t kill me.”

“Okay. Can someone please explain who the hell this girl is?” Ji asked. “And why he,” she pointed to Tank, “isn’t dead yet?”

Alexis held up her hand for silence. “Hello,” she spoke into the phone. “This is Alexis. Get Lambert on the phone. Tell him we have a problem. Tank is back and he also brought that Ancient Deamhan, Zila, back into the fucking city.”

 
 
 
 
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A veteran of the Armed Forces, Isaiyan Morrison was born and raised in Minneapolis.
Her passions include writing, reading, and researching historical events. She also spends her time gardening, playing video games, and hanging out with her three cats and beloved Pitt bull.
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