Saturday, January 23, 2021

Who is the dark, hooded figure? Read a snippet from DEMON ON JACKSON STREET #Romance #PNR #MPreg #MLM #8Sunday #books #reading


Hello and welcome to another Weekend Writing Warriors post!

Thank you to all those who visited last weekend! This weekend, I'm sharing another snippet from the fifth book in my Shifter Towers series, DEMON ON JACKSON STREET. Like all the other books in this series, it is an MM (gay) paranormal romance.

Set-up: Last weekend, I introduced Jet, and the sibling rivalry he had with his brother, Crow.

This weekend, I was going to share the moment where Jet is given Toby as his new assignment, but that excerpt is posted on the blog, That's What I'm Talking About, if you want to read it. So, I'm skipping to chapter three, where Toby sees Jet for the first time. Though he doesn't know who he is.


Once again, when I was two blocks from home, I felt eyes on me. I had nothing for them to take this time, so I hoped the wolf shifters would leave me alone.

Quickening my pace, I stared straight ahead, focused only on my destination and getting home without incident. But a shadow rushed by me, and suddenly there was a dark, hooded figure standing in front of my building. No one I knew. I ground to a halt. It was too dark to pick out any noticeable features on the person, but they didn’t appear to be part of Benji’s pack. And they seemed to be alone.

“What do you want?” Might as well get this confrontation over with as quick as possible so I could get back to my grandmother.

**And here's a little more...**

But the figure didn’t answer, only tilted his head to the side.

“I have no money and no food. You’re wasting your time with me.”

The figure stepped back and motioned for me to enter the building.

I didn’t know whether to trust them, so I approached slowly, and, when I was close enough to the entrance, I dashed inside. Though I swore I heard the figure say, “I’ll see you again, Toby,” in a deep voice as I passed.

Should I be relieved or worried? No one else seemed to be around, and the guy hadn’t harmed me. But would he the next time he found me? And what exactly did he want? I wasn’t looking forward to our next encounter.




DEMON ON JACKSON STREET
Shifter Towers book five

Jet
Once upon a time there was a demon who was the best at convincing people to sell their souls. That was me. Is me. And now I have a new assignment, one Father told me would be difficult. I didn’t know what “difficult” meant until I met the young man, someone who has barely anything. Collecting his soul should be easy, right? There are so many things I can give him. Except, he doesn’t believe he deserves a better life. I have to find something he desires before the assignment is given to my brother. Because Crow uses the most villainous means to obtain souls. Lines I don’t cross. And I don’t want to see Toby hurt. There has to be another way.

Toby
I’m not like them. I can’t shift into a predator to defend myself, or even into a small rodent to run and hide. The wolf shifters know that every time they rough me up and steal my food. I always wish for a guardian angel to protect me from them. Then one day Jet appears, looking nothing like the angel I’d imagined. But I don’t know if I should trust him. He makes me feel things no other alpha ever has. Dangerous things. Not good when I have to stay focused on my grandmother. I don’t know how much longer I’ll have her around.

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The first book in the series,
BUNNY OMEGA ON THE RUN
is available in digital and print:

The second book in the series,
MINK OMEGA IN HIDING
is available in digital and print:

The third book in the series,
PIKA OMEGA PLUS ONE
is available in digital and print:

The fourth book in the series,
HIS OMEGA ON STAGE
is available in digital and print:



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32 comments:

  1. Wonderful job writing Toby. He's a beaten human being. And I like that he's good to his grandmother. Such a sympathetic character. :-)

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  2. So what did the mysterious figure want? I guess I'll have to read onward, eh?

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    1. Not quite yet. Jet is simply trying to figure Toby out right now, and how to get his soul.

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  4. Love the blurb and premise for this story! Sounds like it's gonna be an emotion-packed ride. Great job!

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  5. So weary and defeated. You write Toby so well I can feel his despair.

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  6. I'm with Toby - not looking forward to the next encounter. Scary.
    Tweeted.

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    1. Toby doesn't trust many people right now.
      Thank you, Daryl!

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  7. You really nailed Toby. Jet will not have an easy time with this.

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  8. Worried. Definitely be worried, Toby. Demons lurking on your doorstep are never good news.

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  9. Congrats on the new release! This was a kinda creepy snippet, with the mysterious figure looming in front of Toby's building. Waiting for more now!

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  10. That would be very unsettling! He has a stressful life all right, from so many angles...great snippet, quite tense.

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  11. Who was the mysterious guy. Scary moment. And how did he know Toby's name? Great scene.

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  12. Toby's asking all the right questions. This guy must know him.

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    1. He doesn't know him, but he's trying to get to know him.

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  13. Ooooohhh... guardian angel kind of person. Me like.

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  14. I don't blame him for being scared!

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