Thursday, August 20, 2015

Phase One: Identify The Territory of the Dead Series by Rose Wynters

All of the books in the series are $.99 or free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription. 

Phase One: Identify: A Zombie Apocalypse Series (Territory of the Dead Book 1)

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The world as she knew it was over...

Working as a checkout girl in the small town of Pleasant, LA, Tabitha never dreamed her job could turn bloody. But when zombies take over the town, that's exactly what happens. Tabitha becomes a survivor. She quickly learns that being eighteen isn't all it's cracked up to be... especially when the entire world is out to kill--or eat--you.  

Monday, June 22, 2015

Taken: The Viking Werewolf's Concubine 4 - Sci-fi New Release

Price: $.99
Kindle Unlimited: Free
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Release Date: 6/22/15
Genres: Science Fiction, Paranormal Romance 


The horrors on Scorched just keep growing…
As captive mate to Rolf, one of the strongest werewolves on Scorched, Briony has known no freedom. But to her surprise, her role changes. Rolf expects her to play her part… in every single way possible. The price of her small piece of freedom is high, as more secrets from the harsh, unrelenting world of Scorched come to light.

Author Bio:

I’ve always had a fascination with vampires. My ideal man evolved from tall, dark, and sexy to tall, dark, and sexy with fangs. And so my fantasy was born.
My first release is Taken: The Vampire’s Concubine (Part One). If you like a safe and neat series, this is not for you. Taken is very dark in nature, with strong sexual themes, dangerous situations, and Gothic undertones throughout it. When you open the pages to my series, you’re stepping into a world ruled by beings that survive on blood. There’s nothing safe about that.
The year is 2050, and Keely has just been abducted from her home in small-town USA. Blindfolded and bound, she is taken into outer space and delivered into a world with three moons and no sun. Almost immediately, she discovers her fate. Due to a rare blood factor she’s been taken and now she’s expected to select a male vampire mate and breed.
The attraction between her and her guard is instantaneous, but where can it lead? Now a concubine, Keely is taken for her grooming. The market is quickly approaching, her future dark and uncertain. She’s destined to be a vampire’s concubine, but which one will she pick?

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Urban Fantasy Spotlight & Giveaway: Delicate Devastation by Rose Wynters

Virtual Book Tour Dates: 2/11/15 – 3/11/15
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Free with Kindle Unlimited

Book Three, The Endurers

Who knew the priest could be such a bad boy?

Peter Rynalt is every woman's sinful dream. The other Endurers might call him a priest, but there's nothing saintly about his seductive desires. He gets what he wants, but he sticks to one cardinal rule... he never goes back.

Kim Jones hasn't forgotten Peter since the night she made a play for him. He's the one man in New Orleans that she can't have. She doesn't think she'll see him again, but one night he rescues her from a demonic attack, and the heat between them can no longer be denied.

Demons are roaming the streets of New Orleans. To survive, Kim will have to remain with Peter, but it comes at a price. She'll have to pay for her protection with her heart...

About the Series:

Once upon a time, the world was just a black void. Then one day man came, but he wasn't alone. He was followed by an ancient evil, a scourge determined to steal his soul. Centuries passed. Humanity did all it could to protect itself against the evil ones, but they weren't equipped to fight this battle. Instead, all they could do was pray that Hell didn't set its eyes upon them.

It got to be too much. Something had to be done.

Born out of desperate need, warriors were chosen. Immortality was granted to those strong enough to fight the battle that would never end. No longer mortal, these men have stood in the path of dark and horrifying evil, bearing the load when there was nobody else that could.

It's all coming to an end. Time has ran out for humanity...

“Why in the hell are you so damn thin? Are you sick, or have you been dieting?” He spat the last word out at her, as she pulled the towel free from her hair to comb through the silky strands.

He suspected it was the latter, and he couldn't understand why women were so obsessed with it. She was so damned beautiful, exuding a raw sexuality that was making the caveman in him roar to life. Desperately he fought the sensual weave she was unconsciously weaving, but it was a battle he was losing fast.

“You look like death, and you're way too slender. You're lucky to still be alive.”

She narrowed her eyes at him, as a look of irritation and something unidentifiable flickered across her face. Her arms crossed across her chest before she briefly looked away, her cheeks pink. When she turned back to him, she was completely in control.

“Get laid much, Peter? If that's your approach, I'm surprised you aren't a virgin. My weight isn't any of your business, so butt out. Besides, men love my body.”

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About the Author:
I've often been asked how I'm inspired to write about werewolves, immortals, and zombies. The answer is easy. I adore them.

Be it the Wolf Town Guardians or the Endurers, these characters have been a joy to write about. And why not? What woman wouldn't love a sexy immortal male or a long-lived werewolf that is destined to have them?

Not all of my books contain plus-sized heroines, but many of them do. I believe in true love and true love isn't based on a size tag. If you agree with this, I think you will enjoy my books.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Featured Book & Giveaway: Jagannath by Kerry Alan Denney + Interview

Virtual Book Tour Dates: 2/9/15 – 3/9/15
Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural, Paranormal, Post-Apocalyptic, Suspense, Thriller, Action/Adventure, TEOTWAWKI

The monster from your nightmares is here. It’s destroying civilization. Soon the human race will be extinct.
The year is 2037, and Corporal Kimi Jayden has one chance to rescue the lone refugee girl who is miraculously immune to Reaper absorption. Twelve-year-old Lily walks the deserted streets of Savannah alone, ever since the Reaper absorbed her family—and tried and failed to absorb her—a year ago. An amorphous creature that has nearly wiped out civilization, growing as it feeds, the Reaper assimilates its prey’s intelligence when it consumes flesh and blood. Growing smarter with each human it absorbs, the Reaper transforms into monsters created from our darkest nightmares—and it loves tormenting its victims.
Kimi and her fellow survivors in the North Georgia Renegade Enclave believe Lily’s DNA holds the key to mankind’s survival. But the Reaper covets and abducts Lily, and Kimi must battle a ghastly horde of Reaper incarnations to preserve humanity’s last hope against extinction.
JAGANNATH reveals the resilience and determination of the human spirit in an action-filled tale of terror, selfless courage, and ultimate triumph and redemption.

What an exciting story and non-stop action! Set twenty years in the future, JAGANNATH is about a monster from the depths of the ocean, awakened by its hunger and its need to feed… and it feeds on humans. After devouring more than half of the world’s population, it has grown to epic proportions and is seemingly unstoppable. There is one remaining chance: a little girl named Lily. Hop aboard for a thrilling adventure!” – Deborah D. Moore, bestselling author of The Journal: Cracked Earth and The Journal: Ash Fall

Jagannath is a hair-raising, fantastic, adventurous ride. Brilliant, amazing, and impossible to put down. A must-read for all sci-fi/ horror fans. Highly recommended!” – Lynda Fitzgerald, critically acclaimed author of If Truth Be Told, Of Words & Music, and the LIVE mystery series.

Interview with Jason Riley, son of Lieutenant Scott Riley and 

hero of JAGANNATH:

For my final human interview, I squeezed in a few moments with fourteen-year-old Jason Riley, son of the recently deceased—absorbed, I suppose I should say—Lieutenant Scott Riley, Commander of the first failed Search & Rescue mission to retrieve Lily, the teenage refugee girl who is miraculously immune to Reaper absorption. I caught Jason hurrying through the halls of the North Georgia Renegade Enclave wearing a courier badge with the name smeared and illegible, and carrying a suspicious-looking silver case. Jason is a decent looking kid with the dark tousled hair and handsome facial features of his father, and the deep blue penetrating and mischievous eyes of his mother. He looks nervous when I stop him, his eyes darting up and down the corridor as if he’s afraid the Reaper’s about to sneak up on him from behind and take a bite out of his ass. Here’s the interview:

The Reality Bender: Hey, Jason. You got a few seconds to answer some questions?

Jason: Questions? What questions? I’m not doing anything. I mean, not anything I’m not supposed to be doing. (he laughs as he stutters) Did Colonel McHardass... uhh, I mean Colonel McRae send you?

TRB: Huh? No, nobody sent me. I’m just doing some interviews—

Jason: Nothing. I mean, cool. I’m kinda in a hurry.

TRB: Looks like you drew the short straw and got courier duty. What’s in the case?

Jason: What makes you think anything’s in the case? I didn’t put anything in it. I’m just a courier, yeah. I can’t even open the case. That’s against the rules, and I never do anything against the rules. Not me. I’m gonna be a soldier, and all soldiers are honorable and obey orders.

TRB: Okay, okay... I’m just curious, that’s all. It looks important.

Jason (laughs again): Yeah. No, I mean I don’t know if it is or not. I’m supposed to deliver it to Innie. I mean Dr. Khamir. His daughter Innoye, that is. She’s a doctor too. Or a scientist, really.

TRB: That’s cool, no worries. You look a little nervous. Anything I should know about?

Jason: Dude, I just told you: I’m just a courier. They never tell me anything.

TRB: I see. Jason, what’s that poking out of your belt?

Jason (tugs his shirt down over his belt): Nothing. I can’t carry guns. I mean, at least not until I’m officially a soldier. I don’t know why you’d think that’s what it is.

TRB: I didn’t say anything about a—

Jason (leaning closer and whispering): Look, dude, you could get me in a hell of a lot of trouble here, okay? You have no idea how important my mission is. If you screw it up for us, you could blow our chances of finding out all kinds of important stuff about that mutant piece of extraterrestrial elephant snot that we’ll never find out otherwise.

TRB: I assume you’re talking about the Reaper?

Jason: No, I’m talking about your grandmother, dipwad. Duh. Of course I’m talking about the Reaper. Did you fall off a hovercycle without a helmet and land on your head recently, or were you always this retarded?

TRB: You’re a feisty little guy, aren’t you?

Jason: Little? Listen, buddy, I’m gonna be a soldier soon. So maybe you oughta start showing a little respect. We’re the ones who protect assholes like you from that slimy pile of cosmic monkey jism.

TRB: Okay, sorry. No offense intended. I’m just wondering what’s in the case that’s got you so jumpy.

Jason: If you knew, then you’d leave me alone and keep your mouth shut, and let me do my job. I’m not supposed to tell anybody this, but Innie—Dr. Khamir, not her father the doctor, but Dr. Innoye Khamir—invented this radically dazz new gel compound that can capture pieces of the Reaper, and we’re going on a mission to test it out. You have no idea how smart she is. She’s beyond a genius, dude. If you try to stop us, you could ruin everything for, like, all of humanity. We’re going to bring back samples of that slimy piece of shit so we can study it, and find out its weaknesses. I don’t wanna have to, but I swear I’ll shoot you if you try to stop us.

TRB: Uh-huh. Shoot me with that gun you don’t have tucked under your belt, you mean?

Jason (rolling his eyes): Just shut up already. God, you press jerkwads are all the same. Think about this: That slimy shape-shifting pile of shit killed my mother last year, and it just killed my father yesterday. It killed Innie’s brother and mother when she escaped from Atlanta while everything was on fire. We got payback coming. Me and Innie are gonna take that slimy bitch-ass fucker down, and Kimi is too, and we don’t need asswipes like you standing in our way.

TRB: I have no intentions of standing in your way. I just wanted to get the inside story for all our newsflash readers and subscribers—

Jason: Yeah, that’s all it is to you, isn’t it, buddy? Just a damn story. It won’t be real to you until that ungodly monster takes your family from you, and then sneaks up on you and absorbs your ass too. And all of a sudden you’re stuck inside it watching it destroy everything and everybody you’ve ever loved, and you can’t do a god damn thing to stop it because you’re part of its hive mind, along with every other unlucky idiot who didn’t run away and join the Enclaves in time. You and your journalist pals have never been on the front lines, giving your lives to save humanity like my mother and father did. You just sit behind your cameras and smile while that piece of shit destroys the whole damn world. So get out of my damn way before I shoot your ass, and you get to watch the end of the world from the infirmary in your comfortable private room bed on your stupid private live-feed flatscreen. I hope you can sleep while you wait. Because it’s coming for you, dude. Sooner or later, unless me and Kimi and Innie and the soldiers trying to save your asses stop it. So move, and keep your damn mouth shut.

TRB: You got it, Jason. For what it’s worth, I wish you and Innie and Kimi the best of—

Jason (flipping me a bird as he hurries away): Go fuck yourself, Mr. Reporter Man.

So much like Kimi he doesn’t even know. I hope like hell his and Innie’s so-called mission is successful. I don’t want to end up a Reaper snack...

A tentacle as thick as a railroad tie burst out of the gap in the crumbling wall. The sinuous limb shot toward the Renegade soldier like a giant compressed spring releasing. Before the soldier could aim his flamethrower at it, the tentacle coiled around him and squeezed.
He shouted for backup, and two soldiers raced toward him. They aimed their wrist-mounted nozzles at the transforming tentacle. Tight streams of blue gel spurted toward the creature’s extended limb, but the soldiers fired too late. The tentacle seeped under the soldier’s visor and touched bare skin, and the Reaper began to absorb him.
Kimi scowled, studying the holographic video of the battle against the Reaper in the dead city of Savannah, Georgia. Safe within the War Room of the North Georgia Renegade Enclave, she had a bird’s-eye view of the chaos and destruction from two days ago. The scene stoked an ever-smoldering fire inside her.
The Reaper had killed her whole family fifteen years ago, one day before her thirteenth birthday. She had hidden, helpless to stop the creature as it consumed them. The loss left a gaping wound inside her that only vengeance could heal.
Her shoulders tensed as she remembered watching her hometown of Jasper, Georgia burn. The raging flames had surrounded her as everyone she knew and loved was absorbed. The Renegade soldiers who came to rescue the survivors were too late to save anyone but her.
Kimi was an orphan in the truest and bloodiest sense of the word.
Joining the Renegades was inevitable. She signed up two years after her rescue at the lawfully acceptable age of fifteen. Ever since that day, she wore the red, blue, and orange insignia of blood, life, and flame with honor and pride.
Though the holo-vid was painful to watch, Kimi’s duty was to observe and learn. She kept her eyes on the soldier, knowing he would respond with the only avenue of escape he had left.
“Fall back!” the soldier called to his buddies. “I’m hitting the fail-safe!”
His voice was loud and close through the War Room’s speakers. He was doomed, but he didn’t cry out as the Reaper soaked up the skin on his neck and jaw. The creature’s pseudo-flesh shifted shape, forming a cocoon around him. But the soldier popped off the cap covering the recessed red button on his hand-grip control before he was immobilized.
Not for the first time—or the last—Kimi wondered why they didn’t call the fail-safe button by its true name: a suicide switch.
The two standing soldiers trained their flamethrower nozzles on the creature as they backed away. Tight streams of fire shot out and ignited the Reaper’s viscous muck, too late to save the dying soldier. But the flames started frying the isolated portion of the creature into yellow smoke and charcoal gray ash.
The doomed soldier pressed the red button, and the potent explosives in his helmet and body armor did their job. The force of the blast made creature-gook spray outward in all directions—along with various body parts.
Kimi gritted her teeth. Had the soldier pressed the suicide switch in time, or did the creature absorb his brain before he died?
When the Reaper rose up out of the oceans’ depths and came ashore sixteen years ago, it seemed like nothing more than an amorphous sludge with the limited intelligence of the aquatic mammals it ingested, a creature of transforming slime that imitated living organisms. It separated into portions like a deploying army, and quickly developed a ravenous appetite for human flesh and blood. But when it began metamorphosing into human form and mimicking people, the evidence was conclusive: the creature was growing smarter, accumulating knowledge with each person it consumed.
The Reaper was not only feeding on their flesh and blood; it was absorbing their minds, and assimilating their intelligence.
And it grew as it fed.
Kimi’s scowl deepened as she watched the holo-vid. She still heard her mother, father, and little sister’s screams, heard them even in her dreams. Being assigned to fly in the follow-up search-and-rescue mission with the eleven other Renegades gathered in the War Room had her stoked.

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About the Author:
Colleagues and readers alike have dubbed Kerry Alan Denney The Reality Bender. The multiple award-winning author of the paranormal thriller Soulsnatcher (Lazy Day Publishing, April 29, 2014 – ISBN 978-1499251777) and the post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller Jagannath (coming from Permuted Press February 3, 2015 – e-book ISBN 978-1618684134, trade paperback ISBN 978-1618684127), as well as numerous short stories and eight novels, Kerry blends elements of the supernatural, paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror in his novels and short stories: speculative fiction at its wildest and craziest. With joy, malicious glee, and a touch of madness, he writes reality-bending thrillers—even when the voices don’t compel him to. His protagonists are his children, and he loves them as dearly as he despises his antagonists… even when he has to kill them.
Kerry lives near Stone Mountain, Georgia with his Golden retriever Holly Jolly, a professional Therapy Dog, and is currently writing his next supernatural novel and trying his best to remain rooted in this dimension—and trying to decide which characters he’s going to kill.
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Monday, February 9, 2015

King of Ash and Bone by Melissa Wright

We're Blitzing the Release of
King of Ash and Bone
By Melissa Wright
The first book in The Shattered Realms Series.

Writing a book or series of books is a substantial commitment. Authors spend a lot of time and effort avoiding the temptation of shiny new ideas, because chasing other stories will never get you a finished manuscript. But the best inspirations hang around, waiting in the corners of your mind, tugging at your attention until they've grown too monstrous and delightful to be ignored. These are the stories that are most fun to tell, the ideas that will not be turned away.

I'm happy to report my newest title is just one of these monsters. King of Ash and Bone began niggling at me about midway through the Descendants Series as a simple idea: a magical apocalypse. A heroine with steadfast determination came in next, followed quickly by the handsome anti-hero who just might have what it takes to break her resolve. And of course he would have something to hide that might test them both. I found myself researching end-of-days scenarios in my spare time, gathering images of winged beasts and deserted cities as this new world grew and grew, forming its own brand of chimera and bursting into a second realm, complete with problems of its own.

The Shattered Realms series is certainly lined up to be the most complex I've ever written, and I can only hope it catches readers' hearts and imaginations the way it has mine.

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King of Ash and BoneKing of Ash and Bone
(Shattered Realms, #1)
by Melissa Wright
YA Urban Fantasy, SciFi
February 2nd 2015

When flying monsters break through the veil into her world, Mackenzie Scott has nothing left to lose. Her brother has been taken, her future has vanished, and all that remains is a desperate need for revenge. After discovering the breach the creatures used as a gateway, Mackenzie devises a plan to stop them, whatever the cost.

When she finds an injured stranger in the street, he just might be the key she needs to succeed. What Mackenzie doesn't know is that this stranger isn't the helpless boy he appears to be. He's one of the monsters. And he's got plans of his own.

Thrown into a dying city in another realm, Mackenzie is powerless to get back. With the gateway closing, time is not on her side. But the stranger is, and if they can escape execution, this girl and her monster might be able to save both their worlds.

You can read a teaser here.

Melissa Wright is the author of the Frey Saga and Descendants Series. She is currently working on the next book, but when not writing can be found collecting the things she loves at Goodreads and Pinterest.

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Meet Dan Haight - Science Fiction Author

Daniel Haight is an emerging writer whose credits include the Flotilla series and many published short stories. As a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, he refers to himself as a ‘blue collar geek’ with a passion for writing, working with his hands and being a dad. A former disk jockey, Dan is talking about the Flotilla series on radio and podcast shows all over the world. He works as a ‘computer guy’ during the day and writes in his off-hours.

At 15, Jim is an ordinary kid living in a futuristic, floating junk yard. Now he's the only thing standing between his family's life and death. The stakes have never been higher. 

Scientifically provocative and intelligent, Flotilla is an absorbing young adult sci-fi stories that poses important interesting ethical questions about the nature of survival and growing up.
Even if the world is ending, you can still choose who you want to be.

Iron Mountain continues the story of a teen surviving the breakdown of the United States after a massive terrorist attack. Along with his family, Jim must escape a West Coast that is descending further into chaos as people try to escape the nuclear and biological attacks. Rioting, anarchy and destruction spread like wildfire.

The military is attempting to restore order, but they are fighting a losing battle against a combination of attacks, infection and deadly circumstances. Each person is struggling to survive every moment. Ordinary families are now sharing space in refugee camps with other survivors, infected people … even terrorists.

The ocean again provides refuge for Jim, but the new faces he meets might be helpful friends or deadly enemies. Some make the chaos into an excuse to form their own paramilitary groups and execute their own plan to restore order. Old hatreds are now beginning to flourish.

Jim’s search for a safe place in a dangerous world will uncover desperate choices and painful truths. Neighborhoods can become war zones, men can become monsters and kids can become heroes. Jim might survive, but nothing will be the same. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Guest Post: Three Moons of Kadan by B. Truly, Author of Melanie's Evanescent Journey

Guest Post:

Three Moons of Kadan

As the story begins Melanie Wilhelm is a love struck teenager. But as her journey unfolds she develops into a strong compassionate woman.
Melanie falls in love and believes this person is her soul mate. Then she struggles with the concept; could a person truly be the love of her life if he was never hers to begin with?
When the plot unravels Melanie realizes
she is the sacrifice because her life is threatened. She also finds out that life is more mystical than the unknown universe. She’s propelled into the Sonar Galaxy, 300 million light years away. Kadan is a mysterious red planet that parabolic symbol is three moons.
Melanie believes in faith and learns that sometimes there is no logical explanation for tragedies in life. She gets to experince phenomenal things that no one else on Earth will have the opportunity to do. She questions fate and why she was chosen to be a part of something greater. From wormholes to portals, black holes, and supernovas, Melanie’s journey holds no bounds. Melanie embarks on her future and is now plotting her own path.

Genres: Fantasy/Paranormal-Romance

True Love may cost a price, if the greater good preordains that you are the sacrifice.

There are always two sides to a story. Melanie Wilhelm’s begins after she moves from Australia and starts her senior year at Cashmere High. On her first day, she bumps into a mysterious guy, and they form an instant connection. They become friends and he shares his deepest secret with her. As they grow closer, their relationship amplifies and becomes binding. Strange things occur, but instead of worrying, Melanie’s feelings intensify.
The excitement of New Year’s Eve approaches, and so does Jason’s most devastating revelation of all. She learns his ultimate truth and is now spun into his chaotic web. The danger rises and hard choices must be made. By being with Jason, Melanie may have to sacrifice more than her heart. It may cost her life.
Melanie’s Evanescent Journey ties into books one and two of The Sonar Trilogy. From spiraling twists to devastating plots, her journey will make you question fate and true love.
Is fate something you can control? Some believe it’s in the hands of what you behold.


The following Friday night Jason and I were in the family room eating pizza. After we finished eating we decided to watch a movie. I had never seen the Underworld series before, and now he had me hooked. We were on the sofa, watching the fourth movie. He had me lying across his chest. Jaden came into the room and seemed surprised to see us.

“Hey, Jaden.”

“What’s up?” Jason said to him. Jaden rolled his eyes, didn’t reply, and walked away. Jason lifted us up on the sofa. “I will be back in a second.”


He followed Jaden. I was going to stay put until I heard Jason’s voice rise. I bolted up and went into the kitchen. Harmony was in there also. Jason was in his face and looked pissed. Jaden appeared concerned, like he was trying to convince him to do something. None of them saw me.

“What’s your problem?” Jason asked, gritting his teeth.

“I don’t think you should have her around with everything that’s going on,” Jaden replied.

Were they talking about me?

“She doesn’t have anything to do with this,” Jason said.

“I think you are taking it too personal. He doesn’t mean any harm,” Harmony said to Jason.

“It’s not right to involve her further, and you know it,” Jaden interrupted.

“We don’t even have all of the facts,” Jason countered.

“We know enough. You are just too blind to see it.” Jaden threw in his face.

They were talking about me, but why? None of it made sense. The last statement Jaden said pushed Jason over the edge. He shoved Jaden in his chest so hard he flew back into the refrigerator and slipped to the ground. He got up fast and pushed Jason back.

“Guys, stop!” I yelled, frantic. Jason pushed him again and tried to get him in a wrestler hold. Thank goodness Harmony rushed into the crossfire and somehow managed to separate them. She had both of her arms extended, one hand on each of their chests.

“You guys better cut it out right now! Don’t make me tell you twice!” She commanded.

They stopped struggling against her. Did she have a black belt in karate that they obeyed her so readily? Jason looked at me, frowned, and bit his lip. He seemed embarrassed by his actions. He walked toward me and pulled me from the kitchen quickly. In the hallway he said, “I’m sorry about that. Do you mind if we go back to your place?”

“Sure, but what’s going on?”

“Let’s talk about it in the car.”

Jason gathered my things and had me out of the house before I could blink. He didn’t want me around his siblings; that was clear. He had picked me up from my house so we were in his car. He blew out his breath, and his forehead was furrowed. He was deep in thought and didn’t seem like he wanted to talk.

“Are you going to tell me what that was about?”

“We are having some family problems.”

“Yeah, that’s obvious. What does it have to do with me?”


“That’s not what your brother thinks.”

“My brother doesn’t know what he’s talking about.”

“Well, your sister seemed to agree.” He didn’t answer. “Why does your brother dislike me?”

He looked at me apologetically. “Mel, my brother and sister like you just fine.”

“Why did you push your brother then?”

“We have been bumping heads for a while. Things just added up.”

“I don’t buy it.”

“Mel, you’re being paranoid. You are reading too much into this. My brother and I have argued before. We are both hotheaded, so sometimes things get heated.”

“I think there’s more going on than you are telling me. It’s clear you don’t want to share. Just drop me off. I don’t want to talk about it anymore.” I crossed my arms against my chest and looked out the window.

“Mel,” he said, pouting. I ignored him, and he sighed.

At the next stoplight, he put the car in park. What was he doing? He undid his seatbelt and lunged at me. I was shocked at his aggressiveness. I was worried, irritated, and scared, but all of my emotions unraveled in the kiss. It was explosive. He pushed his tongue into my mouth and the watermelon substance expelled. He kissed me like his mouth was made for mine. Within seconds desire pulsed inside every vein in my body. I kissed him back fiercely and pulled his hair. He moaned, and then several people started to blow their horns. The light was green. He pulled back, breathing heavily, and drove on through the intersection.

“Are you talking to me now?” he asked.

I still felt high from his tongue of ecstasy. Why was I mad again? “I’m talking, but I don’t like you keeping me in the dark.”

“My family and I will get it sorted out, okay. But I don’t want you to think you are the cause of the problem. That’s not the case. Are you really not going to let me come in?” he asked, pulling into my driveway. A few minutes ago I would have said no, but after the way he kissed me, I couldn’t. He kissed me that way on purpose just so he could have his way with me.

* * *

I was in the cafeteria talking with Ebony, and some of our other friends before school started when I saw Jason arrive with the gang. Ebony poked her mouth out. Jaden had been to the police station a couple more times with Ebony, and they talked often. But she was disappointed; Jaden seemed to only want to be friends. Jason smiled, and motioned for me to come over.

“I’ll check with you later, Ebony,” I told her.

“See yah,” she replied.

“Hey, what’s up,” I said, rushing over to him. I was excited drama practice had gotten canceled, and we were supposed to hang out. “We’re still on for after school, right?”

He sighed, and his brow furrowed. “Actually Mel, I need to take care of something with Jaden. I’m sorry.”

“Oh,” I replied, scrunching my nose. “You guys are best buds now?”

“Mel, he’s my brother. We have worked things out.”

“I understand.” But I really didn’t. I wanted him to work things out with his family, but I also wanted him to let me back in. Over the last few days his mind seemed a million miles away.

“I will make it up to you I promise.”

After school I was at my locker gathering my things. Simon, my drama partner approached me. We were good friends and talked often. I knew he had a thing for me. And he knew me well enough to know I had been a little down lately.”

“Hey, Melanie.”

“Hi, Simon.”

“How have you been?”

“I’m good,” I replied, stretching the truth. I didn’t want to admit I was worried about my relationship. I would never tell him that. I hadn’t even said anything to Ebony.

“Since we don’t have practice I was going to get a bite to eat. You want to hang with me? Whoa, he was bold. He also knew I was in a serious relationship, but still asked. He was cute though. His hair was light brown, and his eyes were too. But it still would probably look bad if someone saw the two of us out together, and it got back to Jason. He would probably have a stroke, if he found out. But at the moment I didn’t care. He’s the one who canceled, and I didn’t want to be alone. Simon was nice, and he always made me laugh. I was about to say yes, and take him up on his offer when Jason interrupted. He stood very close behind me. I could feel his breath brush again my neck.

“We already have plans Mel, remember?”

I snapped my neck around, and my mouth dropped open. Seriously? “I thought something came up,” I stated.

“It did, but I’m rescheduling that instead. You ready?” he asked grabbing my backpack to carry it for me. Normally, I would have been elated he was jealous and staking his claim. But now it irritated me. He was only canceling his plans with his brother because he had obviously overheard Simon. He was disappointed Jason intruded. Jason and I used to be together every second, and Simon was taking the opportunity he’d seen. Jason ruined his chance, and he glared at him. Jason stared back as if he were nothing. Then Jason grabbed my hand and intertwined our fingers. I should teach him a lesson, and refuse to go with him, but I didn’t want to stir him up.

“Sorry, Simon. I’ll talk with you later. I guess I still have plans with Jason.

“Bye, Simon,” Jason said dismissively. I rolled my eyes.

“Yeah, okay,” Simon replied to Jason. “See you later, Melanie,” he added, walking away.

“You didn’t have to cancel your plans.”

“It’s your day off, and I want to spend time with you,” he cooed, with his emerald eyes burning into mine. Ugh, why did I bother being upset with him? I couldn’t stay mad at him for more than five seconds which was pretty pathetic. But it was no use; my mind became foggy when I was around him.

“Let’s go,” I said, throwing in the towel.

*  *  *

Before third period the next day I spotted Jason and Harmony talking in front of the stairs. They were whispering, and I couldn’t hear what they were saying. They seemed oblivious to the people walking pass them.

“Hi, guys,” I announced. Harmony’s eyes grew wide, like she had gotten caught with her hand in the cookie jar. Jason played it off.

“I’ll walk you to class,” he said nonchalantly.

“Hi, Mel,” Harmony said. “Talk with you later, Jason” she added, walking off.

In fifth we had a substitute teacher, and we were talking among ourselves while he got situated. Jason and I were talking, but his mind was somewhere else.

“Why don’t we get our nails done after school? Scarlet red would look great on you,” I said, being funny.

“Uh, sure. That sounds good.”

Yeah, I was right. He wasn’t paying any attention to what I was really saying. My hopes plummeted. I thought we were back on track. Yesterday evening he took me out to eat. Then he tortured me until I pleaded for him to stop. Only he didn’t. He loved to make me beg. He had kissed me like I was his life line. And when I wanted him to hold me tighter, he did. Remembering our fervent escapade last night made the muscles down there clench, and my cheeks flushed. At the same time my heart ached. These emotions mixed together were conflicting. The Jason last night was the one who adored Melanie. The Jason today was distant Jason. He scared me because he smiled, and pretended everything was all right, but that was far from the truth.

“Hey, you okay,” he whispered; now back from wherever he’d been.

“Yeah, I’m fine,” I lied. “I hate something is bothering you though.”

He grabbed my hand, and squeezed it. Then he rubbed his thumb gently across the top of my hand. “You’re so sweet. Stop worrying.” He smiled, but it didn’t reach his eyes.

The sub began class, so I couldn’t argue. I wanted to tell him I knew something was troubling him, but he didn’t want to share. I wish he would tell me what was going on because I was really worried.

Distant Jason was now the going trend. We went about our daily routine, but his mind was in another zone when we were together. Jason and his siblings were always whispering in the halls. Something was definitely going on. It was like they were preparing for a secret mission.

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I have wanted to be an author since I was fifteen years old and grateful to have accomplished this dream. I have three wonderful children and a husband who defines the person I am today. I work full-time as an Ultrasound technologist in Sugarland, Texas.

I have very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. I like to read, watch tons of TV shows, and movies. I’m addicted to romance and get a thrill out of action and suspense. I write New Adult Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Paranormal-Romance.
In the Sonar series it was fun to explore different elements of Sci-fi romance and create various realms of powers for my characters. I want to show my readers that Sci-fi can be fun, but also traumatic. I hope you guys enjoy the Sonar Series.  

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