Smoke Sky– Dark Sky Book 0.50.
“When dead men start haggling you for trade, you know you’re in serious shit.”
Gallows humor. The only kind that survivors had left.
It worked. Sawyer smiled, and even Nash managed a dry chuckle behind me. Right then, I knew three truths:
Sawyer might be wary of me, but he was beginning to trust me. Nash probably talked his partner into helping me because he cared about me.
And finally, the gut punch to it all.
I would never forgive myself when I betrayed them.
To survive in a horrific world overseen by bloodthirsty monsters, young thief Gemma will do whatever she must to see another day. Even though that means working for a damaged man convinced to make her a permanent member of this thuggish family.
So when her employer tells her that he’ll release her from his clutches, Gemma is obviously skeptical. Especially since the job is easy enough– recruit the two marauders that the gang has been spying on to take her place.
But as Gemma lies to Nash and Sawyer, she commits the greatest mistake a spy can make–– she begins to see them as friends, and perhaps more. Soon, she will have to choose: Sacrifice two strangers to ensure freedom from a brutal future, or risk her life to save them…
Set two years before the events of CRIMSON SKY, this prequel novella tells the story of how Gemma met Nash and Sawyer, and what prompted her to chose their safety over her own. While best enjoyed before reading CRIMSON SKY, this bonus story can be read at any time or enjoyed as a standalone.