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
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.
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.
ALSO AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK!
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:
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