I’m working on the 2nd book in the Blood Trilogy, Blood Brothers. Here’s a little sneaky peek. If you’ve not already read, or listened to Blood Ties, make sure you check it out!
Snippet from Blood Brothers…
His fist smashed against the leather and he cursed. The words seeped into his mind and he was unable to stop them. Four more rapid punches then following with a left cross, sent the heavy bag flying.
“Did someone piss in your Frosties?”
Keagen spun to face Ghost. She was sneaky when she needed to be. He hadn’t sensed her presence given his attention was elsewhere and now it posed a problem. Should he tell her? Faced with platinum blonde hair tipped with blue together with ebony eyes, he blinked. Never knowing what color hair or eyes would greet him, he was caught off guard, but it gave him time to ponder over his dilemma.
He wiped the sweat from his brow. “Nah, I’m always grumpy in the mornings.”
“Yeah, you are.” Ghost chuckled and clapped both hands together. “So are we training or do you want me to leave you alone?”
“I’m good. You wanna tussle?”
“Always,” she smirked.
Ghost didn’t waste any time and lunged at Keagen with her right fist. He dodged her easily and teased.
“Too slow, Joe.”
She wasn’t about to let him get away so easily and before he’d finished grinning, she kicked out.
Reeling back to dodge a spinning kick, Keagen quickly recovered. Stepping forward with his left leg, he responded with side kick, but Ghost blocked his kick and sidestepped to sweep the leg past. She then lunged with an elbow smash to the back of Keagen’s head. He fell to the floor holding his head and cursed.
“I didn’t hit you that hard, get up you pussy.” Ghost rested both hands on her hips and stared at Keagen rolling on the floor. He wasn’t fooling anyone. They’d been here before and she knew if she moved to his aid, he’d spring back to his feet and head-butt her just like yesterday.
“Keagen!” She poked her toe at his back but he replied only with a string of curse words. Her brows knitted together with the realization he wasn’t faking. Dropping to the floor she knelt by his side. “I’m sorry, I must have caught you badly.”
“Nah.” Keagen continued to rub his head. “It wasn’t you. I’ve had a headache for the last few days.”
Ghost expression turned from concern to annoyance. “That is no fucking headache. You fell over in agony.” It suddenly dawned on her. Remembering what Gabriel told them after returning from Milwaukee, she wondered if his symptoms were cause for concern. If he was part of the same batch that was experiencing a rejection or something, he could be having a relapse. Quickly rising, she aided Keagen to his feet.
“I think we should call Gabe.”
“Ya think he’ll run over with some Tylenol.”
Ghost slapped his arm. “No, dumb-ass. To call his sister at Solgen and ask what problems the other subjects encountered first.” Her lower lip found its way into her mouth as she thought. “We can catch it before it worsens.”
“There’s fuck-all wrong with me. I’ve just got a headache. Chill out woman.”
Taking a few moments to rest, Keagen smoothed his hair back into a ponytail after his constant rubbing freed too much hair. He faced Ghost with a raised brow. “Come on. I’m ready for ya this time.” His hands rose in an attacking position, but Ghost wasn’t moving.
“Nope.” With feet fixed to the floor in a, ‘I’m not budging’ stance, she glared at Keagen.
“Bet I can make ya change your mind.” He lunged with a left hook and narrowly missed her temple. “Ha. Made you move.”
“Don’t think so.” She smirked. “Okay. Fine. You wanna play?” Ghost stepped back and just as she twirled, her body slipped into stealth mode.
Keagen called it that when she used the chameleon genetic enhancements. He wished the geeks at the lab had that in the syringe when they spliced him. It would have come in handy. Disappearing in front of his eyes as she blended into the scenery, Keagen cursed when her foot landed against his chest. He grunted as he fell back.
“That’s cheating!” He spun around to get a fix on her position. Learning quickly when she moved in stealth-mode, the light seemed to bend around where she stood, and he could sometimes get a lucky punch in. “I see you!” He grinned and attempted to sweep her leg away, but she was too fast.
“Missed, and it’s not cheating. I’m using my skills. Just like you.”
Her laughter brought narrowing eyes. Keagen straightened and concentrated on her scent. She had a specific smell and when she shifted, it grew stronger.
“I know what you’re doing.” She suddenly appeared with folded arms across her chest.
“Just using my natural abilities, not cheating.” He smirked but soon turned slack jawed as Ghost began unzipping her suit.
“Uh-huh… Me too.” Pulling down the zipper slowly, she slowly turned her back. She glanced over her shoulder and peeled the suit down. “New rule. If you can catch me, I’m all yours.” Just as she pushed the clothing down to her ass, she disappeared, leaving the visible suit in a heap on the floor.
“Fuck.” Keagen groaned as the tantalizing view of her ass disappeared. The searing pain in his brain suddenly vanished when his cock twitched, encouraging him to get his ass in gear since there was a game in play he certainly didn’t want to miss.
Closing his eyes with flaring nostrils, he drew in a deep breath. She was close. He could not only smell her, but also felt the change in the air as she spun past. He waited. Slowly, slowly, catch your monkey…
Keagen made a grab for Ghost when she touched his shoulder, but missed by a split second. Keeping his cool, he waited for another opportunity. He may not be lightning fast like her, but he still had the higher IQ and waited for the opportune moment. Taking a breath, slow and easy, he concentrated then snatched to the side, snaring his prey. Ghost squealed in his tight hold while he pulled her close. She slowly appeared from the camouflage and stared into ebony eyes.
“Well done.” Her attention drew to Keagen’s lips. She’d thought about them often. Pressed against hers, or sucking on her nipples or something equally exquisite. Her body melted in his arms, and she felt the slickness pool between her thighs. Her body was ready to submit. Keagen stood her equal in strength, stamina, and agility. She wondered what the sex would be like. Two genetically enhanced humans. That would be a showstopper.
Stay tuned for more sneaky peeks and a release date of Blood Brothers!!