Read an Excerpt from EVER THE HUNTED by Erin Summerill

Check out an excerpt from Erin Summerill’s new book EVER THE HUNTED!

Ever the Hunteda new novel and series starter by Erin Summerill, hits shelves tomorrow. But until you can make it to a bookstore, check out the excerpt of the book below to get a taste of this new and exciting fantasy.

Ever the Hunted is the first book in the Summerill’s A Clash of Kingdom’s series, and follows 17-year-old Britta Flannery, who is the daughter of a bounty hunter and a hunter herself. She spends her days by her father’s side in the woods, until he is murdered. She then makes it her mission to track down the boy who killed him. But while on this dangerous quest, she learns things about herself, her kingdom and the boy she loved she never could’ve guessed.


The next morning I’m warm and blissfully comfortable until I peel my eyes open and find myself curled into Cohen. Inwardly, I groan, frustrated to find us so close again and angered because his embrace feels so good. Boil him!

I remain still, working out a way to extract myself with minimal humiliation as dawn crawls across the forest floor, grayish light slipping between the shadows of the trees.

Cohen stirs. Yawns, but doesn’t wake.

Slowly, I shift out of his hold until I’m an arm span away. A breath sifts between his lips. I study the thick lashes on his cheek to check that he’s still asleep, and then I turn away, unable to suffer the sight of him because it slams me with a slicing dose of rejection.

Cohen didn’t say anything I hadn’t already planned on saying. Even if he didn’t think kissing me was a mistake, what would I have done? After this ordeal is over, he’ll return to his family or continue bounty hunting, and I’ll go home. He was made for greatness, to be an esteemed man in Brentyn, to one day have a beautiful wife and family, to be accepted at court. Even if the high lord gives me Papa’s land and cottage, I’ll always be the daughter of a Shaerdanian. I cannot change who I am.

Cohen and I could never be right for each other. No matter what my heart wants, our partnership is inevitably going to disband. It would be a mistake to let myself think otherwise.

Read the rest of the excerpt here!

Official Synopsis:

Fans of Sara J. Maas’ THRONE OF GLASS, Kristin Cashore’s GRACELING, and Susan Dennard’s TRUTHWITCH won’t want to miss this enchanting and mesmerizing novel, the first in a series.

Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, a legendary bounty hunter-that is, until her father is murdered. The alleged killer is none other than Cohen Mackay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a force to be reckoned with.

Make sure to pick up Erin Summerill’s Ever the Hunted when it hits shelves tomorrow, December 27th.