By Christine Rains
I can hear Harriet in the hallway with the dead man. Why she does she want to mate with him? He'll likely eat her. Stupid woman never listens when I warn her away from him.
When they come into my home, I tell her again. Harriet only shoos me away, and Kerr is no help. What can I expect from a tom who had his maleness snipped away anyway? I have to do everything around here.
The dead man talks to me like I care. I see the hunger in his eyes. If he dares harm Harriet, I will rip open his belly and pin him down in a sunspot. Kerr's spot, not mine. The dead man needs to leave. At least he listens when I tell him so and heads out the door.
Speaking of hunger, there's nothing left in my bowl. I know Harriet's bones are creaky at night, but a few treats would be nice. Surely Kerr can add his voice to this request. Goodness knows he begs enough for food when she's in the kitchen.
Suddenly Harriet goes rigid and shudders. Her eyes turn back as a vision claims her. Drat. No treats until morning now.
Running into the bedroom before the screaming starts, I sigh and hop onto the bed. The pillows don't muffle the wails, and my irritated mood increases. I spot the ghost girl hurrying to see what Harriet is going on about. Maybe if I swat at her for a while, I'll feel better.
Title: The 13th Floor Complete Collection
Author: Christine Rains
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: October 13th, 2013
Six supernatural tenants
Living in a haunted apartment building
On a floor that doesn't exist.
Six novellas telling their tales.
A retired demon acquires a price on his head.
A werewolf is hunted by her pack.
A modern day dragonslayer misses his target.
A harpy challenges Zeus for the soul of the man she loves.
A vampire is obsessed with a young woman he can't find.
A banshee falls in love with someone who's death she has seen in a vision.
And a sweet ghost must battle a primal monster to save them all.
All the stories take place at the same time intertwining their lives together on the 13th Floor.
Includes “The Shadow,” a bonus short story.
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She has eight novellas and twenty-one short stories published.