Special Excerpt of His Dark Bond by Anne Marsh plus giveaway
I have a special treat for you all today. Anne Marsh is sharing an exclusive excerpt from the second book in her Fallen series, His Dark Bond, which releases January 31st 2012!
But first, let’s start with the pretty cover and the blurb.
HE HUNGERS FOR HER BODY
Zer is no angel – well, not anymore. He’s explored every flavor of sin imaginable, drinking in the pleasures of humanity. But now he must find the woman who carries his salvation in her very blood…a woman like Nessa St. James.
AND HER SOUL
Nessa has considered the bargain the Fallen offer. Anything she wants in exchange for accepting Zer’s bond? No way. Not her. Not when she finds out about the mind-blowing ritual involved and the marks of surrender that will ink her skin. But with a serial killer to stop and centuries of experience on his side, this is one job Zer is going to nail.
Sounds pretty good, right? Just wait until you read the excerpt. Here goes…
Zer blew through the door of the building because the rogues riding his ass weren’t going to knock first, and his was only a party of three. Get in. Secure the female. Get out. Quick action would minimize human casualties, as well, and that couldn’t hurt his chances with Nessa St. James.
She was probably just as tenderhearted as most of them were.
He motioned for Nael and Vkhin to peel off. “Secure the lobby.” Nael looked like he was jonesing for a good fight, but Vkhin would guard his back. That left Zer free and clear to fetch the good professor.
His booted foot hit the inner door, then paused, because his hands were busy palming weapons. Conveniently, one rogue stopped to mow down the campus security guard. The guard had been a squat, out-of-shape human male, his nose buried in a day-old paper. Most likely a rent-a-cop and from a piss-poor outfit, because the male hadn’t even gone for his weapons. No, he had ducked and covered like a good boy, so Zer hadn’t bothered with him. The rogue nearest Zer, however, had apparently disliked leaving loose ends behind to call for backup and had vaulted over the desk, blades flashing. Nael and Vkhin were moving in, but Zer’s blades cut deep, and, sure enough, there was a high-pitched scream from the murderous rogue, a little quick splatter, and the hallway got a whole lot quieter.
Shit. He needed to pick up the pace.
He took stock. A voice was speaking inside the room. Smooth. Cool. Modulated. Bingo.
He burst through the shattered door and ignored the scream-and-run of the panicked students inside. None of them was dumb enough to run in his direction. A quick eyeball told him where the other exits were. Two more sets of doors. Good. He was going to need all the outs he could find.
His first sight of the professor stopped him in his tracks.
She was two kinds of sexy, and no way in hell was she a biblical scholar and world-renowned geneticist. The clothes were right: a buttoned-up, no-nonsense white blouse in some sort of synthetic fabric that wouldn’t wrinkle if he drove his SUV over it. God, he was a dirty bastard, though, because he couldn’t stop staring at her breasts. She turned away from the whiteboard, and the smooth movement pulled the supple material of her blouse against those breasts. Full, generous handfuls that made him want to suck each of those nipples into his mouth and tongue her until she came undone.
Sound really good, right? Well guess what?! Anne is giving away one copy of His Dark Bond here today! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below by Monday January 23rd 2012 11:59 EST. Giveaway open Internationally. And don’t worry if you haven’t read book one – Anne assures me that His Dark Bond can absolutely be read as a stand-alone. Good luck everyone and thank you very much Anne for this awesome giveaway!