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Thicker Than Blood: A Tiny Excerpt!

      Beyond the shadows ahead, something moved. Angel stood still, her senses warning her. “Nina, come. Be quiet.” The girl, too smart, her survival instincts sharpened by experiences no six-year-old child should have, immediately went silent and reached for her mother.       “What is it?” she whispered. “Are bad guys here?” She clung to her mother’s skirt.      The young mother felt a sudden pang of guilt. Her beautiful daughter was afraid, and Angel was at fault. She needed to be a stronger mother. She needed to stop jumping at every little noise, every snap of a branch, every scutter of a mouse. She needed to keep her children from the fears that would shackle them with invisible chains for the rest of their lives.      Just as she was about to reassure Nina, the hairs at the back of her neck prickled. She turned quickly around to face the danger, almost tumbling to the sand.      “Careful there,” the startlingly handsome stranger warned, reaching out to steady her. “You d