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, Toby was walking on his way home, once again wishing for someone to protect him.
This weekend, I'm skipping several sentences of the wolf pack bullying Toby. They have now decided to charge him dues for passing safely. Of course, Toby has no extra money. But now, on to the part you've all been waiting for...
Benji grabbed my hand from behind then jerked me around to face him. “Or you could, you know….”
He stroked a hand down the side of my face, and I felt sick to my stomach. “Leave me alone.”
My cheek stung before I realized he’d slapped me. And all of them laughed as a whimper slipped out.
“Are you fucking deaf? He said to leave him alone.”
All four alphas turned at the same time to face the source of the new voice. And when their looks of surprise and shock turned to snarls, I spun around to see who had temporarily interrupted my torture.
**And here's a little more...**
It was the guy who’d been in and out of the store all day. The hot one. Why was he here? Where had he come from?
He didn’t seem affected by the wolf shifters wanting to pounce on him but instead waved at me. “Hi, Toby.”
How did he know my name, and why had he followed me here? What did he want with me? Was he any better than those he was challenging?
Chad stepped toward the guy, his shoulders raised and his chest puffed out. “You know this piece of shit?”
The guy looked at him and chuckled, showing absolutely no fear. “Yeah, Toby is a friend of mine, and I hope you’ll never refer to him that way again.”
Before I could comprehend what was going on, all four of the wolf shifters attacked the guy. But instead of seeing my new “friend” in the middle of a dogpile, getting beaten within an inch of his life, it was the pack members who ended up scurrying away, whimpering as they went.
The guy brushed his hands off and straightened his clothes before he approached me. He didn’t reach out to shake my hand but simply nodded with a smile. “My name is Jet, in case you were wondering.”
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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