Diana ha postato sulla sua pagina di facebook un altro breve estratto dal libro 9, i protagonisti sono Ian e Brianna
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“Oh, aye,” Ian said, and smiled, but his eyes were intent on her hands. “How long since ye’ve fired a gun, cousin?”
“Not that long,” she said tersely. She hadn’t expected it to come back. “Maybe six, seven months.”
“What were ye hunting then?” He asked, head on one side.
She glanced at him, made the decision and pushing the ramrod carefully home, turned to face him.
“A gang of men who were hiding in my house, waiting to kill me and take my kids,” she said.
Both his feathery brows went up.
“Did ye get them?” His tone was so interested that she laughed, in spite of the memories. He might have been asking if she’d caught a large fish.
“No, alas. I shot out the tire on their truck, and one of the windows in my own house. I didn’t get them. But then,” she added, with affected casualness, “they didn’t get me or the kids, either.”
He nodded, accepting what she’d said with a rapidity that would have astonished her—had it been any other man.
“That would be why ye’re here, aye?” He glanced around, quite unconsciously, as though scanning the forest for possible enemies, and she wondered quite suddenly what it would be like to live with Ian, never knowing whether you were talking to the Scot or the Mohawk—and now she was _really_ curious about Rachel.
“Mostly, yes,” she answered, a little tersely. He picked up her tone and glanced sharply at her, but nodded again.
“Will ye go back, then, to kill them?” This was said seriously, and it was with an effort that she tamped down the rage that seared through her when she thought of Rob Cameron and his bloody accomplices. It wasn’t fear or flashback that had made her hands shake now; it was the memory of the overwhelming intent to kill that had possessed her when she touched the trigger.
“I wish,” she said shortly. She flapped a hand, pushing it all away. “I’ll tell it to you later; we only came last night.” As though reminded of the long, hard push upward through the mountain passes, she yawned suddenly, hugely.
Ian laughed, and she shook her head, blinking.
“Do I remember Da saying you have a baby?” she asked, firmly changing the subject.
The huge grin came back.
“I have,” he said, his face shining with such joy that she smiled, too. “I’ve got a wee son. He hasna got his real name yet, but we call him Oggy. For Oglethorpe,” he explained, seeing her smile widen at the name. “We were in Savannah when he started to show. I canna wait for ye to see him!”
“Neither can I,” she said, though the connection between Savannah and the name Oglethorpe escaped her. “Should we—“
The sound of a distant noise cut her short and Ian was on his feet instantly, looking.
“Was that Da?” she asked.
“I think so.” Ian gave her a hand and hauled her to her feet, snatching up his bow almost in the same motion. “Come!”
She grabbed the newly-loaded gun and ran, careless of brush, stones, tree-branches, creeks, or anything else. Ian slithered through the wood like a fast-moving snake; she bulled her way through behind him, breaking branches and dashing her sleeve across her face to clear her eyes.
Twice Ian came to a sudden halt, grasping her arm as she hurtled toward him. Together they stood listening, trying to still their pounding hearts and gasping breaths long enough to hear anything above the sough of the forest.
The first time, after what seemed like agonized minutes, they caught a sort of squalling noise above the wind, tailing off into grunts.
“Pig?” she asked, between gulps of air. It was autumn; there would be herds of wild hogs in the forest, rooting through the chestnut mast. Some of them were big, and very dangerous.
Ian shook his head.
“Bear,” he managed, and seizing her hand, pulled her into a run.