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From Chapter Two
“Is everything okay?”
She crossed the distance between them and leaned in so Nate could kiss her
forehead, something she’d noted he liked doing. She let him wrap an arm around
her shoulders, drawing her close to his side before he turned so they faced Ike.
“Nothing to worry about,
baby girl.” Nate’s voice dropped into the lower registers, and she shivered at
a sudden memory. That was how he’d sounded just before he buried his face
between her legs last night, finding that delicate balance of aggressive
licking and kissing, and a fragile tenderness that had been missing from her
life for a long time. I’ll miss you, big guy.
“Hey, Ike.” She
offered a little wave with the hand not currently tucked into Nate’s back
pocket. From the outside, it probably looked like they were a longtime couple,
only Nate would know that before last night all he’d gotten access to were her
forehead and fingers. She’d gently rebuffed all his overtures while keeping the
door open for use when it mattered most. Like last night, she thought, keeping
the smile on her face small. “What’s up?”
“Hey, Pauline. Sorry to
bother you and Nate.” Ike gestured towards the front room, and Nate led her
towards the couch there. “I got some bad news, honey.” Tipping her head to one
side, she settled next to Nate, letting him hold her close. She rested one palm
on his thick thigh, allowing her fingers to curve possessively around it. “Alan
Trueward, how well did…do you know him?”
Well, hell. They found
She carefully didn’t let
any of her thoughts show on her face. Stoicism was something she had long
practiced, really since her first breath, if she were honest. All through her youth
growing up in that tiny town, she’d had to hide everything inside her. All the
pain and anger, the fear and loss. Getting out of bed in the morning meant
sliding that particular mask into place, and she was so good at it now it was
first nature, bypassing that second nature bullshit normal people lived with.
“Decent guy, he takes
care of the girls.” She purposely let her smile broaden slightly. “He and
April—” Alace tipped her head so she was grinning up at Nate. “—are quite the
item.” Fraternization between employees at the club was frowned on, but Nate
hadn’t told them to stop, which meant he probably didn’t know the reason behind
it in the first place. Alace did. Alan was the entire reason she was in town,
after all. Regg had sussed him out nearly two years ago, and she’d started
laying plans. It’s what she did these days.
“Did you see Alan last
Boy did I ever! I saw
him on his knees calling out to a god who didn’t give one shit that the man was
about to die.
Just like Alan didn’t give one shit about those little girls he liked to rub
off on when he was a teacher. Just like that judge didn’t give a shit about
those little girls, giving Alan a commuted sentence because he “had such future
contributions to give to society” and ignored his existing contributions to
eleven little girls’ nightmares. Eleven future husbands who would have their
hands full considering the woman made for them had been so abused. Alace firmly
believed that every person had their one true love, and she just as firmly
believed that Alan Trueward did not exist in that column for any woman, or man.
God couldn’t be that cruel.
Yeah, I saw him. Saw him
kneel. Saw him fall. Kicked dirt over his blood and shoveled it into the well
after him. Saw the blade rise and fall, a glittering promise in every stroke
seeing that taking Alan’s life was actually giving him peace, too. I promised
him he’d never feel those urges again. His voice begging, pleading loudly, “I’m
sick. I know. It’s a sickness.” He was sick, all right. Sick to death.
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Alace Sweets, Book #2
April 13, 2020
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deMora learned about the magic of books at an early age. Every summer, she
would spend hours in the local library, devouring books of every genre.
Self-described as a book-a-holic, she says “I’ve always loved to read, but
then I discovered writing, and found I adored that, too. For reading…if
nothing else is available, I’ve been known to read the back of the cereal
of Romance Writers of America, deMora has
penned a variety of stories, with five established series that include
motorcycle romance, veteran repatriation, and time travel, as well as a
romantic standalone, dark suspense, and a legal thriller. Her website is filled
with links and information, as well as extras like character interviews,
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bio reads, “Plate-spinner / cat herder at work; totally geeked author;
single mom in the thick of autism at home; hockey freak; wanna-be hiker;
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He should never have gone running that afternoon—not with the roads so treacherous, and certainly not without checking his phone was charged. Then again, if there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Jason Connor is famous for, besides being the star of his cross country team, it’s his impulsiveness. So, when an injured ankle leaves him stranded in the woods with no means of calling for aid, it isn’t the first time a rash decision has led him into trouble.
As dusk approaches, Jason believes his situation can’t get any worse…until rescue arrives in the form of Tarek Bahrani—beautiful, infuriating, and the very last person Jason would choose to find him sprawled in the mud. The two have been enemies since clashing at the Brookshire County Championships, but while Taz is a constant reminder of Jason’s biggest mistake, he might just be the only one who can help him put things right.
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My head snaps up and I strain my ears to listen. Footsteps. Not the hurried, uneven footsteps of someone fleeing a pursuer, but the measured pace of a serious jogger. My heart high-jumps into my throat, then drops in an ungainly tumble to my stomach. God, not him. Please let it be anyone else but him.
Even as the prayer forms in my mind, I know it’s hopeless. I grind my teeth, frustrated at my own impotence, and watch for the figure to come into view. There’s only one person around here dedicated enough to be out running with the clouds about to burst, and it also happens to be the last person in the world I’d choose to find me on my backside in the mud.
Catching sight of me, he slows to a halt a few paces away. He brushes the dark curls off his sweaty forehead and raises an eyebrow. “Jason Connor. Fancy meeting you here.”
I glare up at him, summoning all the venom I can muster whilst in a crumpled heap on the ground. Christ, of all the residents of Oakmere who might have stumbled across me, why did it have to be him? Tarek Bloody Bahrani. Beautiful, infuriating Taz. My nemesis. The one boy who has seen me at my worst.
About Jamie Deacon
Born in 1982, Jamie Deacon lives close to the River Thames in Berkshire, England, and is a full-time author of young adult fiction featuring characters across the gender and sexuality spectrums. When not writing, Jamie loves to read, play board games, and solve cryptic crosswords.
Jamie’s debut novel, Caught Inside, was published by Beaten Track in 2016 to much acclaim, including two Rainbow Awards. It was also nominated for a Lambda Literary (Lammy) Award, a Bisexual Book Award, and a Next Generation Indie Book Award.
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