It’s Snippet Sunday and I finally finished the new book in the Concrete Angels MC series! Took me long enough. I guess Quarantine is good for something.
I’m showcasing ANGEL INK and it’s coming soon! In this snippet, we’re in Michael’s POV (all in first person) and he’s having coffee with Haley. But she’s ready to go home and she’s no about to let him come with her. This is unedited at the moment so forgive typos if you find them.
Oh, glory, she was telling me she was done for the night, but I didn’t want to let her go. Some part of me needed to be with her tonight. It was a driving need, an imperative that wouldn’t let up and hammered against my logical mind. My instincts screamed a warning I couldn’t ignore.
But how to convince her without coming across like a stalker?
I let a warm smile curl my lips and added just a touch of grace to make it sultry. “How about I take you somewhere warm and safe where you can charge your phone?”
She raised an eyebrow. “You mean where none of my friends know where I am and I don’t have the ability to call them without your help?” She shook her head. “Yeah, I’ve seen that horror flick. It never ends well for the woman.”
She wasn’t wrong, but the more I thought about her going home to her apartment, the more the warning got louder in the back of my head.
“No, really, I just want to go home, take a shower and relax, and maybe watch some Netflix.”
She gathered her purse and coat as she prepared to get up but paused when the chimes over the door rang and someone stepped inside. She glanced over her shoulder and I followed her gaze to the two cops who strode up to the counter. She gave a soft gasp and turned her face away as if she didn’t want the officers to notice her.
“Are you all right?”
Haley nodded. “Yeah, yeah, I’m fine.”
But she didn’t look fine. She looked scared and trapped and my gut said more had happened at that party than she’d told me.
“Are you sure?”
“Yeah, I’m good. Look, I’m gonna go. Thanks again for the coffee.”
Oh dear, sounds like she’s running from something. 😉 There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list, the Snippet Sunday Facebook group, and the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group. A few of my favorites are, P.T. Wyant, Karen Michelle Nutt, Veronica Scott, Jessica Subject, Kathy Griffith Karysa Faire, and Iris Blobel.
Here’s the blurb for ANGEL INK:
Angels, Art, and Avarice: The magic of an angel’s heart…is written on his skin.
Haley Michaels, Reporter
I was minding my own business, trying to escape a party, and walked straight into a murder. Which would’ve been the scoop of a lifetime if my phone hadn’t died. And the door hadn’t locked. Now I’m stuck in a cabin in the mountains with a hot guy who appeared on the street like my knight on shining motorcycle, and I should be more worried than attracted. I mean, he’s covered in tattoos and is VP from the notorious Concrete Angels MC, the same group I’m investigating. Because I know they’re involved with the deaths of a U.S. Marshal and two FBI agents. My love life luck sucks.
Michael, Concrete Angels’ VP
Love isn’t something that archangels ever expect to feel. At least not the all-consuming, no-holds-barred kind of love spoken about in films and songs. But that’s what I felt the moment I laid eyes on Haley. She doesn’t know I’m not human, or just how inhuman the rest of my MC is, but I can’t stay away from her if I tried. Now I have to protect her – not only from the men hunting her, but also from the truth. The question is: will she stay when she finds out what I really am? Because if she can’t be trusted with the truth, Loki will make sure she can’t pass on the information. Permanently.