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, Jet was waiting for Toby with pizza, in an attempt to gain his trust. With some reluctance, Toby did eat, and with even more resistance, finally agreed to let Jet walk him home. In fact, he starts to meet Toby for lunch on a regular basis and walks him home as well, never asking for anything in return. Not yet.
In this weekend's snippet, Jet has just walked Toby home yet again. And they are saying goodbye. (In Toby's POV)
“Well, I should get inside now. Thank you again for the food and the company.”
“It was and always is my pleasure.”
When he stroked the side of my face with his knuckles, I froze. It was such an intimate touch. At least for me. Then he leaned forward and kissed the corner of my mouth.
“You okay over there, Toby? Need me to bring my broom over?”
I gulped as my cheeks warmed. I glanced past Jet to Mrs. Apple.
**And a few more sentences for your reading pleasure**
She must be feeling well again. “No, I’m good.” I waved to her. “He’s a friend. No need to worry.”
“Okay, I’ll believe you. But he better treat you good.”
Jet gave me a shy smile and dug the toe of his boot into the concrete. Not a look I ever expected to see on him.
“He does,” I called over. “Thank you for your concern. And glad to see you’re feeling better.”
I waited until she sat back in her rocking chair before returning my attention to Jet. “I…I really should be getting in. Mimi will be worried.”
“Okay, I’ll see you Thursday, then.” He reached for my hand and ran his thumb along my palm. “Have a good night.”
“You, too.” I broke contact with him and stepped toward the door. “Thanks again.”
Without looking back, I raced inside. Jet did things to my heart I wasn’t ready to admit. I couldn’t get my hopes up. I just needed to enjoy the present and focus on my grandmother while I still had her. She was the most important person in my life, even if another made me feel special.
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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