I want to say a big thank you to Belinda Ignis Raine Bullock for allowing me to stop by Hanging with Bells.
Today she’s going to be helping me give away a copy of Enslaved… (Print COPY). The print edition of Enslaved In Shadows is the Author’s cut, completely re-edited with deleted scenes and all. This version of the book is a bit more robust and won’t be available until January! So the lucky winner will not be receiving the copy until it goes out in Print.. But, who ever that person is, will be the first!
Tonight on Goodreads I will be hosting a Q&A regarding the Shadow Unit Series, answering any and all questions. There will also be a chance there to win a copy of Burned In Shadows (eBook). Which is due out February 28th! YAY!
I hope you enjoy the first half of the excerpt! I think most of you will be happy with the piece I’ve chosen.
Adrenaline pumped viciously through Jes’ body as she took the stairs three at a time. She didn’t even break a sweat. Marcus was escaping and it didn’t matter that he was on the shoulder of the man dressed in black; how very “bad guy” of him to have a mask covering his face. Keeping his identity must have been key for this little mission he was on. She shouldn’t be surprised; the leader of the Red Sun Organization obviously wanted his puppet back. She was gaining on the masked man and he didn’t seem to mind. Cocky bastard! Just because Jes was a female, men felt she was weaker, inferior, to their intelligence and strength. Well wasn’t he in for a surprise. Her legs pumped harder as they both reached the top of the landing at the same time. The door wasn’t a pull but a push. Dummy. Guess he thought he could pull it open and instead pulled the door off its hinges.
Jes used his fumble to her advantage and kicked out with her foot and pushed. Both him, Marcus and the door fell forward into the hall. His head made a silent thump against the metal. What a fucking douche! He didn’t drop Marcus either; the Neanderthal was going to try and take her down with one arm. Did he think he would best her because she was a woman and he was a man? Bring it! Jes thought to herself. She didn’t give him time to think, she reached forward with her right hand while punching him in the chest with her open palmed left hand. He shot backwards again, and she yanked with her right, clasping onto Marcus’ dead weight. The intruder must have knocked him out. Marcus was limp and extremely heavy. With her new found strength, she was able to yank him from the other guys grasp. The intruder reached out and grabbed her by the throat pressing inward. Why did men always go for a woman’s throat? All this did was piss her off more. He pulled her closer as he tried to choke the life from her. Her skin tingled with power and her canines elongated. Canines? When the fuck did she get Dracula teeth? No time to figure that out now. Darkness was threatening to cloud Jes’ brain, but there was also that buzzing noise in the back her brain. Something was happening and she didn’t understand what or why. So many changes had already taken hold of her physically and mentally, it was hard to keep up at times.
Everything was still brand new to her, some days she knew herself other days she didn’t. It was the days she didn’t understand that scared her. Tonight was one of those days, as her mouth filled with teeth she never had before. The mood changing eyes she could deal with; the inhuman super strength, sure why not, but fangs? Fangs were not on her list of cool attributes to have. The intruder currently trying to squeeze the life out of her, stilled. The air was agitated with his aggressiveness, she could smell it, but beneath it was doubt. Doubt? He doubted himself and she was going to exploit his weakness to her advantage. Jes brought her hands between his arms and pushed down with all her strength. She loosened his grip on her neck and backed up, taking large gulps of air. His head tilted to the side and examined her. He actually took a break from his “bad guy” duties and gazed at her with black, cold eyes.
Great she was dealing with one of those strong, psycho killing, silent types. Those estranged men who never had the pleasure of sleeping with a woman, or being around one for that matter. They just stared. She hated she even had the time to acknowledge that. Ronin said never let her guard down. Not now, not never again. Her scars may have been physically gone, erased from her body, but the memories lingered. She was still a damaged fucked up shell of a woman; more now than before with the loss of her mate Draven.
A flash of green caught her eyes as the masked man stared at her for long moments. He was walking closer, one hand outstretched as if he would help her. His body language said he was sorry, but the air in the room was still filled with male testosterone and the anger that clung to it. Who was this man? As he reached slowly toward her, Jes took her chance. She reached forward as if to take his hand. Closer.....Closer...... Contact! She pulled him down to the concrete floor, her boot to his throat and pressed. He struggled, grabbed at her boot and twisted. Pain exploded in her ankle and spread up her leg, but she quickly recovered and fell, full straddle on top of him. Squeezing hard with her thighs, she gripped his sides and began to choke him. The masked man gagged and coughed, wrestling his head back and forth. When his body went lax beneath her thighs, Jes loosened her grip.
Deep breaths sustained her shaking body. She was so amped up on adrenaline she didn’t think she’d come down. Her fangs were still making their debut appearance when Bells finally made the top of the landing. How long had the fight actually lasted? Bells was doubled over and trying to catch her breath. Damn had she gotten faster? What seemed like minutes must have happened in a shorter span of time.
“Dude, you fucking have fangs now?” Bells asked breathlessly.
“Um… yeah. I guess I do.”
“Is he dead?”
Be sure to stop by tonight to get the rest of the excerpt at my Goodreads Group Page: Here: I will drop the entire Excerpt sometime during the Q&A so stop by and join us! There will also be a giveaway of Burned at the Q&A