Raines of Fire: The Alexa Raines Chronicles

By J. L. Masters

Alexa Raines: Has gotten herself into and out of extra sticky events than most folk even recognize exist. She’s made herself persistently again—literally—in the four-thousand years she’s been alive, and nowadays, she’s a private-detective-sometimes-bounty-hunter, who focuses on improving kidnapping victims—at least, on paper. She occasionally works with the police to carry down serial killers, yet commonly her company, which employs 4 others, “takes care” of items the legislations can’t—or won’t. She’s a difficult employee, riding herself into exhaustion and her 4 staff loopy, yet all of them love what they do, and it is helping that she will pay them well.

THEN:
4000 years in the past she was once offered via her mom and dad to function a temple maiden. The monks pressured her right into a sacred ritual which painfully remodeled her right into a human phoenix. A creature that can't ever die.

After rebirth, she was once livid and murdered the clergymen along with her new powers and ran away. Wandering for years, she was once discovered by means of a “wizard”, somebody good versed within the arcane magical arts, and he or she taught her what she actually used to be, gave her a mystery identify, and taught her magic over the process decades.

Eventually civilization chanced on them and burned them either on the stake. She recovered, and started wandering again.

NOW:
Alexa is at the path of somebody killing Wicca within the mid-west. Little does she be aware of that she's going to come upon a lover from years earlier that may complicate her project and her love life.

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Felicia was once extra in command of her lifestyles, and ready to make demanding judgements on her personal. “Andie won’t be here,” Alexa acknowledged, exasperated. “She’ll be round, yet belief me, in the event you see her, it’s simply because I advised her to allow you to see her. This girl is nice at being invisible. She’ll simply watch over you, and defend you. ok? ” “I don’t desire protection,” Felicia stated. She reached in the back of her again, and with a glint of steel later, a knife—with an side sharp sufficient to accomplish surgical procedure, lengthy sufficient to chop a guy from ear-to-ear—materialized in her hand.

She used to be a realistic individual, which was once why Alexa cherished to have her by means of her facet whilst chasing down pursuits, yet her cool, offhand approach of describing what her poisons may well do intended that even Alexa wouldn’t permit her purchase their celebratory beer. Now, Alexa and Lila either gave her a glance: Oh, rather? “I did supply him a minor paralytic,” she conceded. “But simply simply because differently I couldn’t get him at the motorcycle. ” Alexa gave the guy at her toes one final kick—a “stay down” type of kick, no longer one who would truly harm the fellow and tied a zip-tie round his wrists and ankles.

For hundreds of thousands of years Alexa had witnessed the ravages of struggle and the terrible atrocities that guy used to be in a position to. What she witnessed now used to be a brand new low and threatened to weigh down even her jaded senses. The physique have been skinned, the muscle tissues sliced from their tendons. The hair and face have been separated from the cranium, yet were carelessly slapped again onto the bones, in order that she—at least, from what Alexa may perhaps inform of the physique, it was once a woman—looked like she used to be donning a rubber masks the other way.

Take off your outfits, dearest,” stated the sleek voice. “If you cooperate, we'd kill you quicker. ” bankruptcy 4 “You quite may still get a few relaxation. ” The beers have been obtained, the toasts toasted, the laughs had. the ladies had long gone domestic, or to their boyfriends, or anywhere they went once they weren’t operating for her, leaving Alexa on my own within the dingy place of work above a Caribbean take-out joint to do the bureaucracy. there has been, for starters, the fix task at the Kawasaki, and the pending complaints, and the problem of legalizing what was once, primarily, drug funds she got as money from her purchaser.

She didn’t listen Edgar’s resolution over the screams, yet those that have been capable of finding her quantity often did their homework—they knew her premiums, they knew what she did. She backhanded the biker, knocking out 3 bloody tooth, after which picked up the dropped gun. She passed it to Lila and at last took off her helmet. It felt reliable to have the air on her dermis back. “—so it’d be fairly nice when you may come once attainable. ” “Ten thousand greenback non-refundable retainer,” she stated, shaking out her lengthy black hair.

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