Free Fiction Friday: Jivaja

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Welcome to Free Fiction Friday! Instead of doing the occasional short story, I will be serializing a piece of a novel, every Friday! How about that?

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Posts began on Friday, August 3, 2018, and just that one time, I posted on Saturday and Sunday also, to get you into the story! Now, I post every Friday and will do so until the book is completely published on the website. Posts may be one scene or they may be several. It just depends on where we are in the story.

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Disclaimer: This is the just-before-publication version of this book. When this book is officially published (in October!), there may be some slight changes here and there. Not to worry — the story will be the same. There just might be small differences, like chapter breaks, etc. You’ve been warned! 🙂

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Mecca is a murderer.

That’s what she thinks when she accidentally kills the man who attacks her in the parking lot of her favorite coffee shop. Self defense, right? Except how is she to explain that she killed him with only a hand on his wrist?

Vampires don’t exist. At least, not in the “traditional” sense. The Visci, a species that subsists on human blood, are not undead.

They’re not human. And they never were.

Close kin to humans, the Visci pass within our society easily, and over millennia, have wedged their way into positions of power. Long-lived, they are also very difficult to kill. However, they have an evolutionary flaw. While they do not die easily, they also do not reproduce easily.

But they can mate with humans — and have, giving rise to a population of human-Visci hybrids, called half-bloods by those of pure Visci lineage. For centuries, they lived and worked together, these half-bloods and pure bloods. But tensions have risen and civil war is now raging on the doorstep.

But Mecca Trenow knows none of this when she flees to her father, panicked over her unintended use of the family Gift: the one that allows her to manipulate human energy. She’s always hated her gift and refused to learn anything about it beyond how to control it so she would do no harm. That is, until a rogue pure blood attacks her and she reacts instinctively, draining his life — the life he’s stolen from another — out of him in moments.

And now she’s a murderer.

When word gets back to the Visci of someone who can kill one of their kind with just a touch, the race is on to acquire Mecca as a weapon in the coming battle. As she learns about this shadowy underground group, she also discovers her father’s dark past and the secret he has kept from her all of her life. Reeling from this discovery and unable to trust the one person she has always counted on, Mecca is isolated from everything she once knew, all the while being hunted by dangerous creatures bent on using her Gift for their own bloody purposes.


Jivaja – Table of Contents


Prologue (8/3/18)

Chapter One – Mecca (8/3/2018)

Chapter Two – Claude

Part One (8/4/2018)

Part Two (8/5/2018)

Chapter Three – Mecca

Part One (8/5/2018)

Part Two (8/5/2018)

Part Three (8/10/2018)

Chapter Four – Mecca

Part One (8/10/2018)

Part Two (8/17/2018)

Part Three (8/17/2018)

Part Four (8/24/2018)

Chapter Five – David

Part One (8/31/2018)

Part Two (9/7/2018)

Part Three (9/14/2018)

Chapter Six – Mecca

Part One (9/21/2018)

Part Two (9/28/2018)

Chapter Seven

Part One (10/5/2018)

Part Two (10/12/2018)

Chapter Eight

Part One (10/19/2018)

Part Two (10/26/2018)

Chapter Nine

Part One (11/2/2018)

Part Two (11/9/2018)

Part Three (11/16/2018)

Chapter Ten

Part One (11/16/2018)

Part Two (11/23/2018)

Part Three (11/30/2018)

Chapter Eleven

Part One (12/7/2018)

Part Two (12/14/2018)

Part Three (12/21/2018)

Part Four (12/28/2018)

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Seventeen

Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Twenty

Chapter Twenty One

Chapter Twenty Two

Chapter Twenty Three

Chapter Twenty Four

Chapter Twenty Five

Chapter Twenty Six

Chapter Twenty Seven

Chapter Twenty Eight