I’ve been playing around with some sequels to books I have out. Here’s the opening paragraph from the sequel to That Kind of Magic, Cassidy’s story.
The silver glint of the knife slashed out before she even realized it was in Brian’s hand. The blade, as sharp as the man’s smile, slid easily through her flesh. Pain didn’t register, not at first. Just surprise. Surprise that choked her ability to even cry out.