I’m writing a Book!
Very soon I will be starting up another website that will feature my writing. Currently I am working on a project that I would appreciate if you could review it and share for me! I’ve had a wonderful response from family and close friends, but I really would love if you would take a look at this small sampling of what I’m writing. Please feel free to leave comments, tweet and share to your hearts content. Thank you all for your feedback in advance!
Warning: This is story contains colorful language and some sexual situations.
Crossing her arms, Selene blew her long bangs out of her face. She was going to kill Jace. Slowly.
“First off, I’m your brother. That’s illegal. Not to mention disgusting.” Jace smirked and leaned back in his chair. His baby sister was fuming after the news he’d just given her. She looked ready to kill him. He got that look from her often.
“Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, FUCK!” With a growl, Selene punched the wall in front of her, making it shake and Jace wince. So much strength from one so small.
“It’s not that bad, Sin.”
“Not that bad?! Seriously?! You know what, Jace? I could kill you for this.” Her last few words were spoken so quietly, he had to lean forward to hear them. “And don’t call me that.” Frustrated, she absently rubbed her now raw knuckles.
Elbows resting on his thighs, Jace propped his chin on his right fist. As he watched her, he saw Selene tremble slightly with barely suppressed rage. Her nose flared and he almost expected smoke to billow out. Her normally amber eyes now glowed golden.
“I’ve been calling you Sin since before you could remember. Don’t think that getting mad about it is going to change that.” Jace looked at her, his own brown eyes flickering. “I’m trying to understand why you are so upset. Gage is one of the best. If not THE best. I’m thinking your objection is a little more…personal?”
Selene and Jace locked eyes in a silent battle, each waiting for the other to look away first. Selene closed her eyes, took a deep breath and leaned against the wall. Opening her eyes, she saw Jace had leaned back into his chair, arms crossed, eyebrow raised in question. Selene bit the inside of her bottom lip.
“Selene,” Jace’s voice held a dangerous tone. “Is your objection to working with Gage personal or not?”
Raising her chin defiantly, Selene shot a menacing look at the man leaning against the desk in her brother’s office. Gage had been staring at her from the moment she walked in. She didn’t have to look at him to know. She could feel his eyes wander over her, from her toes to the tips of her hair. Shoving her hair from her face, releasing an aggravated breath, she turned her attention to her brother. “We know each other.”
Gage’s lips curved in a small smile. Jace could barely stop himself from gasping. The other man was, for lack of a better word, gorgeous. Even though Gage’s focus was solely on Selene, she was trying her best to ignore a man whose presence filled a room. Jace had to commend her; she was doing a better job than most.
“What the hell does that mean? You know each other. Ok. Let me rephrase. Why don’t you want to work with Gage?” Jace’s eyes now took on the same golden color of his sister’s; a sure sign that he was angry. “And you will answer me, truthfully. You wouldn’t want me to start searching for answers.”
At his words, Selene flinched. She didn’t want or need Jace rooting around in her mind. From the corner of her eye, she saw Gage straighten; his gray eyes no longer focused on her. His lips thinned in a disapproving line.
“That won’t be necessary, Jace. Your sister has a thing for me and rather than actually doing something about it, she decided to get mad at me.” Gage turned his gaze back to the woman whose eyes now promised him a slow and painful death. “She doesn’t want to work with me because that would mean spending time with me. Meaning she might have to actually admit that she’s attracted to me.” This was the second time that Jace had heard Gage’s voice for the entire meeting. It was deep but soft, almost like a lover whispering in his ear. The hypnotic quality of Gage’s voice was one of the reasons Jace had chosen him for this particular job.
“Do you see what I mean?! Jace, this isn’t going to work. He’s conceited, obnoxious and rude! The last time we met, he convinced me to let him bite me. Who knows what else that voice of his is going to make me do?!” Selene paced in front of her brother, finding something to do besides stomp her foot like a child. “And you,” she suddenly turned to look squarely at Gage. “I don’t have a thing for you. I am not attracted to you. And I will NOT be working with you!”
“Sin, would you excuse Gage and me? I have a few questions to ask him.” Jace’s suddenly genial attitude confused Selene. He had just seemed ready to spit fire. With a frown, she looked at her brother and noticed he was…smiling. No bueno.
“Fine,” she muttered. “Don’t listen too long, Jace. He might use that silky voice to get you to agree to something you won’t like.” Walking towards the door, she stopped and turned her head toward Gage as he softly said her name.
Gage leaned against the desk, arms crossed, with a small smile playing on his lips. “So you think my voice is silky? Interesting.” He noticed her hands clench into a fist and broke into a wide grin. Hearing Jace’s breath hitch, Gage looked at him while speaking to Selene, “You may not remember now, amoureux, but you very much liked the bite you agreed to.” Jace’s eyebrows shot up when he realized that the bite had been consensual.
“I am not working with him, Jace!” Selene stomped her foot. Childish or not, it felt good.
“Gage and I need to speak, Sin. I’ll meet you at Mom’s in about an hour. Ok?” Jace’s voice had gentled his eyes brown again. “Oh, and Selene?”
“Yes, Jace?” she answered through clenched teeth.
“You will work with whomever I tell you. Throwing a tantrum only upsets me. It doesn’t change my mind.”
Selene’s jaw ticked. Her golden eyes glinted with fury. Not because she truly did have to work with Gage. There was no getting around that. She was furious because Gage had been right when he said that she liked the bite. Her skin flushed with the memory. Looking at Jace, she nodded, “I understand. But I won’t make it easy for him.”
Gage snickered. “Amoureux, I don’t mind you making it hard for me. I just ask for some occasional relief.”
Jace barked out a laugh. Seeing his sister start to turn he ordered her out of the office. “Go! I will meet you by Mom’s. Be safe!” he yelled after her as she stormed out of his office.
Looking at Gage, Jace motioned for him to sit. Clasping his hands behind his head, Jace studied the man who had caught his sister’s attention. “Tell me. How well do you two know each other?”