Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Rogue Alliance blog tour today. There is an excerpt and a giveaway for you all.
Trying to escape a horrific past, Shyla has immersed herself in life as a tough cop in the bustle of LA. When the case of a lifetime takes her back to her hometown of Redding, she is thrown into a world of organized crime, deceit, and bitter reminders of her childhood.
As Shyla’s path crosses that of Brennan, a troubled sidekick to the ringleader she’s intent on taking down, she discovers he has a past even darker than hers and she is forced to re-evaluate everything she believes about herself, her job, and what she knows about right and wrong.
Can she face the demons of her upbringing and learn to trust again? Her life will depend on it.
His arms were filled with her, his mind consumed by her. The sweet taste of her made him heady and irrational. But underlying the passion, the need to satiate his desire, was another, more ruthless instinct.
Though Brennan had taken his daily supplement, and had been successful at curbing his unnatural and ingrained yearning for weeks, the smell of her just under his nostrils, so close and so warm, triggered that hated thirst. It made him sick to his stomach to think of how badly he wanted to give in to both desires. Which was the strongest? He wasn’t sure.
As if sensing his weakness, she tipped her long neck back and exposed it to him, daring him. With her fingers in his hair, she pulled him in until his lips touched the smoothness of her skin. The pulse was quick and strong under his lips. His body strained. His muscles were taught, and he sensed that the smallest provocation would send him over the edge. He didn’t trust himself, and not for the first time.
Unable to resist, he kissed the small dip in her throat. With a flick of the tongue, he tasted her salty skin. The she spoke, and the desperation in her voice made him hesitate.
“Just do it.”
Confusion segued to startling realization as it dawned on him what she was suggesting, but he didn’t pull away. With his lips against her throat, he closed his eyes and fought the raging war within. It would have been so easy to sink his teeth into her flesh. God, he really was a monster.
She spoke again softly, the encouragement in her voice near pleading. He saw a tear run down the side of her neck.
“Just do it. I can’t do this anymore. I just want all of it to go away.”
Her raw emotion and pure vulnerability slapped him back to his senses. Pulling back, he looked into her face. The pain was pure and unhindered. Her typical thick bravado was nowhere to be found. Only the depth of who she was, and what she feared, got exposed in that moment.
Guilt and shame plagued him, but, more than that, everything about Shyla haunted him.
Michelle Bellon lives in the Pacific Northwest with her four beautiful children. She earned her Associates Degree in Nursing and fills her moments of free time with her love for writing. She writes in multiple genres, including, YA, romance suspense, women's fiction, and general fiction.
Tour Schedule1/27 - A Book Obsession - Spotlight
1/28 - Books of Love - Spotlight
1/29 - Cassandra Lost in Books - Excerpt
1/30 - The Romanceaholic - Excerpt
1/31 - Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my! - Excerpt
2/1 - Lily Pond Reads - Spotlight
2/2 - Mad Hatter Reads - Excerpt
2/3 - Miriam Smith - Spotlight
2/4 - Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews - Excerpt & Review
2/5 - Nice Ladies, Naughty Books - Excerpt
2/6 - Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews - Review
2/7 - In The Pages of a Good Book - Spotlight
2/8 - Racing To Read - Excerpt
2/9 - BookwormBridgette's World - Spotlight
2/10 - What the Cat Read - Excerpt
2/11 - Reading In Pajamas - Spotlight
2/11 - Reading Between the Wines - Excerpt
2/12 - Sun Mountain Reviews - Spotlight
2/13 - Babbling About Books and More - Spotlight & Review
2/14 - Romancing the Readers - Excerpt