Spotlight: Ruptured (The Cantati Chronicles #2) by Maggie Mae Gallagher ~ #Excerpt

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by Maggie Mae Gallagher

Genre: Fantasy – Paranormal – Demons

Published: September 25th 2014

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It has been eighty-three years since the walls between Earth and Infernus fell, and now our world stands upon the razor’s edge of extinction. Demon platoons are marching upon us. My home, one of humanity’s last bastions of existence, is under siege.

My name is Alana Devereaux. I am the resident demon detector of Cantati Forces and Platoon Commander. My job is to hunt down the vermin unleashed upon my world, and I love it. I live for the day I can kick every last demon’s ass out of this world. Except as enemy forces reign down terror upon us, the Densare Council sentences me to a fate worse than death.  

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excerpt“Breeder.”

That word. The one thing I had attempted to escape my whole life. The dull gray walls of the Densare Council rang with impunity. I glanced around at the thirteen members, each sitting rigidly upon a stone chair that looked more like a small throne with intricately carved Celtic symbols paying tribute to a bygone era. They always reminded me of Celtic tombs. 

The Densare Council ruled our world with an iron fist of justice created in the fiery destruction of the Mutari. When the Mutari hit Earth eighty-three years ago, mankind had been caught with their pants down around their knees. Drystan, Lord of Infernus, unleashed his demon armies upon the globe in a worldwide campaign to annihilate the human race. He almost succeeded. 

The Densare Council, forged under an alliance of nations, sat in confident repose encased in their long white robes, their faces devoid of any remorse at my sentence. They governed and the people obeyed their orders without question. 

I was never one for minding orders. 

“But…my platoon. I’m the only one qualified to lead them.” Surely there were other Cantati women they could convert into Breeders. Our numbers were not that horrible. In fact, we had made a comeback from last year’s dismal head count. The human population stood at more than thirty thousand by our last estimates. My expertise was needed in the field, not the bed chamber. What was the point of making a child if you could not protect him or her? Maybe if the Densare Council left the safe confines of the Compound once in a while they would see what their rulings mitigated.

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Maggie Mae Gallagher

Bestselling Author Maggie Mae Gallagher doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. When she was a kid she acted out her favorite scenes, only better, with her brother and cousin. As a teenager, she wrote reams of poetry, but realized her true love lay with creating characters and stories. A former music and history major, Maggie is a total geek at her core. When she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her two furry felines.

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lori faires
lori faires
December 27, 2014 9:35 am

I love the cover & a strong female lead. Ruptured & Anointed are on my TBR list.
Blessings & Thanks.

Heather Poindexter
Heather Poindexter
December 18, 2014 3:40 pm

I liked the excerpt, but I love the cover!

lori faires
lori faires
December 14, 2014 7:40 pm

Sounds interesting. I love a good dystopian, paranormal book with a strong lead female that kicks butt. Ruptured is on my TBR and so is Anointed. Blessings & Thanks to All.

bn100
bn100
December 12, 2014 7:36 pm

Interesting book

Deb P
Deb P
December 11, 2014 10:02 pm

I liked the excerpt.

Maggie Mae Gallagher
December 12, 2014 9:15 am
Reply to  Deb P

Thanks, Deb!

Miranda Bly
Miranda Bly
December 11, 2014 8:01 pm

I met you at Eileen Dreyer’s Twice Tempted release party and did not realize you were an author yourself. I’m so glad to have stumbled onto this blog.

Maggie Mae Gallagher
December 12, 2014 9:15 am
Reply to  Miranda Bly

Hi Miranda! It’s great to see you here!

momjane
momjane
December 11, 2014 3:14 pm

Really enjoyed the excerpt. Sounds like a great story.

Maggie Mae Gallagher
December 12, 2014 9:14 am
Reply to  momjane

Thanks, Momjane!

Maggie Mae Gallagher
December 11, 2014 9:40 am

Thank you, Mai Tran!

Maggie Mae Gallagher
December 11, 2014 9:39 am

Thank you so much for hosting, Angela!

Karen H
Karen H
December 11, 2014 8:02 am

Enjoyed reading the excerpt

Goddess Fish Promotions
December 11, 2014 3:16 am

Thanks for hosting!

mai tran
mai tran
December 11, 2014 2:17 am

What a majestic cover!

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