I’m showing you the book cover for my sequel to urban fantasy Blood Ties, the 2nd book in the Blood Trilogy, Blood Brothers.
I know, we’ve only just had a book cover release for Blood Ties! However, I’m really enjoying writing the 2nd book and have prepared the cover.
Our dynamic duo, Keagen and Gabriel have their work cut out for them again in the 2nd book.
Ghost, our genetically enhanced kick-ass female is finally going to learn who she is. Uh-oh… get ready.
Here’s a sneaky peek. I can’t give too much because there are spoilers!
Blood Brothers, Book Two -Chapter One
For the fifth night in a row, Keagen awoke to the sound of Ghost shouting. He expected this would happen. Leaving the employment of Solgen Laboratories was a difficult adjustment. Gone were the money, fast cars, weapons, and security, not to mention the title of top hunter. It would be difficult for her to adjust, but she would manage, eventually.
Welcome to the real world.
Jumping from his bed, Keagen rushed to Ghost’s room to find her in a state of unrest. She thrashed her head from side to side, unable to wake from the nightmare. Once more, she shouted in Russian.
“Nyet, spasibo! Ya ne khochu!”
Keagen roused Ghost from the nightmare. She lay on the bed, glaring up at him. Sweat soaked her hair and skin as she stared, wide-eyed and breathing heavily.
Perching on the edge of the bed, he pulled her into his arms and smoothed wet hair from around her face. “You’re okay. I’ve got you.”
Her terrors had become a nightly occurrence, and Keagen knew all too well what that was like. He’d been through it. Only time lessened the frequency, but they never stopped completely. Leaving the protection of Solgen Laboratories wasn’t a tough choice for him, once he learned about the early retirement they planned for him. While he was top dog, he would never have dreamed of leaving. But on discovery of the plans to replace him with Ghost, he had no choice.
Ghost closed her eyes and nodded. “I’m okay. Thank you.”
“Yeah.” She frowned. “I don’t know who the man is, but he keeps after me… I wish it would stop.” Ghost wiped away the sweat from her forehead.
“It will. It just takes time.” Keagen smiled. “You want me to get you something to drink?”
Shaking her head, Ghost sighed. “No, I’m good.”
As much as Keagen wished to stay in her room, it wasn’t helping his libido. Since Ghost had moved in, he’d refrained from driving into town to satisfy his aching balls. Abstinence wasn’t on his preferred list of activities. He was a natural predator and needed sex. Often. He couldn’t deny his initial feelings of hatred for the former hunter when he learned of her existence, but since they’d teamed up to take on Solgen, she was rapidly growing on him.
Breaking the hold, he jumped to his feet. “Okay, let me know if you need anything.”
“Did you find out anything about me yet?”
“Nah, I’m still trying to hack my way in. I don’t know why it’s proving difficult. I must be losing my touch,” he smirked. “Don’t worry. I won’t give up. This fucker is annoying me now. I’m gonna crack it, or die trying. Try to get some rest.”
Returning to his room, he settled back in bed. Hacking was one of his most precious skills, and he wasn’t going to let this issue get the better of him. Opening the laptop, he thought he’d have another go despite the mind-crunching pain in his head telling him to rest. For the last two days, a headache plagued him. He couldn’t put his finger on it, but he wasn’t on top of his game, and it annoyed the crap out of him. Keagen didn’t do half measures. He liked to win. Always. The determination to get into the encoded files was the most important item on his to-do list. For whatever reason, the coding on Ghost’s files was different from the others he’d hacked. If it took him all night, he didn’t care. He needed this information for himself, not just Ghost.
It was a mystery why she spoke Russian in all of the dreams. When Ghost was awake, she couldn’t speak the language. The secret was in her files. It had to be. Someone really didn’t want the information leaking. Keagen managed to break into his own files within days of learning about the other hunters. He was sure Keller and the lab geeks knew he had. As though it was accepted behavior for all super IQ hunters to go snooping. Ghost already tried but didn’t get anywhere, and now it was up to him.
He rubbed his forehead and groaned. Migraines weren’t something he suffered with, and yet this fucker was persistent, if nothing else. Always wary of taking meds, he usually avoided them. Once warned by someone at the labs that it could fuck with the viruses’ that rampaged through his body while the gene splicing took hold, he made it a policy to stay clear of all pills and potions, unless administered directly from Keller or his underling.
For the next two hours, his fingers worked the keys, and just as the first glimmering light from dawn crept into his room, he finally hit the jackpot.
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