walked in with that stupid smirk on his face, which I couldn't wait to remove.
When he reached me, he sneered as he said, “I'm going to give you one last
chance to surrender your power to me. I shall spare you and you can go back
home. If not, you can stay here while I continue to torture you until you beg
me to take it.”
snorted. “That will never happen. I would never give you my power, even if I
knew how, which I don't.”
even for the life of your flame?” Hades asked smugly.
stiffened as fear spread over me. Had he found Jace? He couldn't have – Jace
just got here. I could still feel him, and he wasn't in the building yet. Hades
directed his attention to the door, which opened to two minotaurs dragging Jace
between them. No. No, no, no!
concentrated on talking to Jace in my mind, but he didn't respond. He still
felt like he was somewhere else in the Underworld, not standing right in front
of me. I knew our connection was having issues from being apart, but shouldn't
it be back to normal since he was in front of me? He barely struggled against
his captors, and he wouldn't even look at me. Jace, look at me! Look at me!
still didn't respond. Something wasn't right. This couldn't be Jace – all my
senses but my sight told me it wasn't, but how could I deny it when he stood
before me? He looked like my Jace, and given I was probably delirious from
everything I'd experienced down here, I didn't put much weight on not being
able to hear or feel him. Our bond was probably all fucked up from being down
here in another realm anyway.
chance – submit your power to me or he will die,” Hades threatened.
I don't know how. Please, don't,” I begged. Fuck, I didn't want to resort to
begging, but this was Jace. I'd do anything for him, even damn humanity. I
didn't care whether I was being selfish or not, Jace was my world, the only one
that really mattered to me.
my nightmare sprang to life before my eyes. The minotaurs moved away as the
demons and skeletons from the walls converged on Jace. “Jace!!! Nooo!!!”
pulled and fought against my bonds as tears blurred my sight. I couldn't feel
anything that was happening to him, further confusing me as to what was
transpiring with our bond. All I could focus on was Jace fighting off demons in
front of me, and desperation and rage pulsed through me. I used it to empower
my Akasha, but I was so consumed with emotion that I had no control over the
tremendous power that streamed out of me. It erupted from my body, engulfing
the room in light while wildly shooting in all directions, including upwards
where the invisible bonds imprisoned me.
fell to the floor in a heap, finally free. I looked up, frantically searching
for Jace among the piles of charred bodies that had been in the path of my
Akasha. Chandeliers sat in fragments in between the multitude of bodies and
their strewn parts scattered across the floor. The thrones were on opposite
sides of the room, embedded in the walls. Piles of ash smoked in various places
throughout the room. Hades was nowhere in sight, and I hoped that I had
obliterated him to one of those mounds of dust, even though he probably fled
like coward when everything started happening.
tried to stand, but I was too weak to support myself. Dots spotted my vision as
I dragged myself down the stairs, praying that I could find Jace in the carnage
in front of me before I blacked out. I was still alive, so that meant he was
too, right? Our bond couldn't be that fractured, could it? I saw the red tips
of his hair beneath a mass of blackened bodies.
crawled over the smoking remains of the demons, the stench of which caused me
to vomit on one of them. I continued crawling over bodies until I finally made
it to Jace. I pushed the bodies on top of him weakly, but they wouldn't budge.
I sobbed as I continued, only freeing his face and chest before I collapsed
from my efforts. My head rested on his chest, which wasn't rising and falling
with breath. I couldn't hear his heartbeat, my most cherished sound in the
whole world. My heart shattered as I took in his charred face, his dead eyes
staring back at me. Darkness crept in, and the last thought I had before I was
pulled into nothing was that Jace couldn't be burned.
name is Nikki Narvaez. I was born and raised in San Antonio, TX, where I
currently live with my husband, our two dogs, Bella and Oreo, and our cat,
Cupcake. I have been teaching for four years, but I hope to become a full-time
writer and stay at home mom one day. I am 27 years old, and have three older
sisters who have blessed me with four nephews and one niece. In my free time, I
love to write and play Texas Hold 'Em poker.
I personally love Elodie Parkes and all of her work.
Whenever I hear there is something more to read from her, I tend to put aside
what I'm currently reading and move her to the front. Welcome to my blog today
Elodie. Can you share some things with us?
Thank you for inviting me to the blog today with my new
release, ‘Jake Snow’.
The book is the story of Bethany Snow’s brother. Bethany is
the leading female character in my erotic romance, ‘The Last Time’ and people
who read the book early in its release always wanted to know more about Jake. I
had his story in my head and so here it is.
‘The Last Time’ takes place on a movie location and that’s
where Jake and Bethany, who are private investigators are sent by their agency
to deal with hate mail being sent to a movie star there. It’s two years since
his sister got married and Jake has been working cases alone. He’s tired and
hoping to find love too when we meet him in this book. This time the story
takes place in the fashion world and Jake gets caught up in the strange
happenings in an atelier.
The idea for the movie location book came to me when I was
invited to watch a shoot by an indie film maker. The idea for the high fashion
setting for this book was seeded about the same time when I went to watch a
fashion show with friends. I was on holiday overseas, with them. We had
attended a dance theatre, and then later in the week a fashion show. I knew
immediately that I would write a story about the world of fashion. The idea of
placing Jake Snow in this world came after I had written, The Last Time.
A new romantic mystery from Amazon best-selling author,
Private detective, Jake Snow, has grown tired of working
alone since his sister Bethany married, and stopped working on field cases with
him. He's chosen less high-powered cases as he decides against teaming with
another partner from the Black Agency. Gradually Jake realizes he wants the
kind of love his sister found, and a different job...
When he's sent on what he thinks is a simple surveillance
assignment, just before he's due to take his requested extended leave, he finds
a tangled web of lies, and a fashion designer in trouble...
The question is will he also find love?
With steamy love scenes and a twist of fun, this book is
Read an excerpt G 13+ rated
He put his hand gently on her arm. “Let me see where you’re
She pulled her T-shirt down to show him the top of her arm.
There was a big bruise starting where her shoulder met the top of her arm and
it continued down her arm a little way.
Jake frowned. “I’m sorry. I did that didn’t I? I knew you
were slender, but I thought I was dealing with a young guy, maybe casing the
place for a robbery. Have you got any witch hazel, that’s good for bruises?”
She shook her head, and pulled up her T-shirt.
“Maybe a pack of frozen peas?” Jake really wanted to help,
and at the same time, he was trying to squash down an urgent need to hold her
close and kiss that bruise away. It worried him, but he found her very
Pixie shook her head again, and to Jake’s alarm, a huge
tear slid down her cheek and dripped off her chin. Jake caught it in the palm
of his hand.
“Don’t cry. I’ll talk with my boss and maybe there will be
some way we can help you.”
COPYRIGHT ELODIE PARKES 2013
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on the blog.
This book is dedicated to Rue's mother, who passed away in
March of 2012, from Breast Cancer. The book is very much a piece of Rue's
generous and loving heart. Written in a first person POV, from the perspective
of teenaged Alexi, the book is filled with laughter, adventure and witchcraft.
There are moments of intrigue that fire the imagination, and poignancy that
will touch the heart of any reader. A fantastic read for anyone fourteen years
or older. Blurb: Meet Alexi, short for Alexandria. She is a witch, from a long
line of powerful witch's. The only problem is, she totally sucks at it. Alexi
lives alone with her Dad, Christopher, in the perfect town of Ravenswood.
Everything seems normal as she plans her future after High School and dreams of
the big city. Along with her best friend, Logan, they spend their days
navigating school and making fun of the towns council members who argue for
months on what to add and subtract from Ravenswood. All seemed fine until a new
boy moved into the so-called haunted mansion. It was then that things started
to change and not necessarily for the better. This series is YA and packed with
elements of witchy what not's, humor, romance and overcoming grief. It does
contain a couple of mature themes but suitable for 14+
I sat on the edge of my bed for a while. I do have studying
to do and yet I find myself not…first time in my life for that to happen. My
Dad tapped on my door and I looked up as he stepped in with a tray and I
smelled the food. He had ordered, not chinese this time…but burgers. We have a
little restaurant here in town that makes the best ones you could ever hope
for. He placed the tray down on my side table and then he sat down next to me
and tapped me on the knee.
"I want to apologize." He said.
I looked at him and waited.
"I did listen, I tried not too…and then it happened, I
should have not lied, as we don’t to each other…but I just wanted you to
know." He said.
"I appreciate the admission." I said.
My Dad laughed and touched my face.
"Alexi…in all seriousness…"
He cut me off. "Listen…I know that we have never
really talked about boys."
"Oh god." I said as I scooted back from him.
"No…don’t panic. I am just trying here…so give me a
break okay?" he asked me.
I tried to relax and leaned back on my headboard.
"Alexi…I wish that your Mom was here, I mean other
than for the obvious reasons, but we got cheated and in turn, you did… and now
you are stuck with me, trying to talk to you about something that we should
have talked to you about a long time ago."
"I’m okay with not talking about it." I said as I
reached for my burger and took a big bite of it.
"Well." My Dad said as he leaned back and looked
up at my ceiling.
"I would be totally fine not talking about it either,
but your Mom would just kill me, if I didn’t…and I am sure wherever she is she
is wanting to give me an ear full right now for waiting this long."
I shoved the burger in my mouth along with some crispy
fries and acted like I was at school…not here, being trapped into the
"I don’t think you need too." I said, all muffled
with food in my mouth.
"You know what a penis is right?" he suddenly
said as he faced me. I choked on my burger and dropped it in my lap and he
tapped me on the back and then grabbed my arms and raised them over my head as
I sucked in air.
"Oh my god." I said as I pulled my arms from him
and stood up. He watched me and grinned.
"I just wondered…I mean I know that school is not
exactly progressive in nature."
"I know what that is Dad and the fact that you said it
to me just made me throw up in my mouth a little." I said as I looked
around my room.
"Alexi…I just, well…what happens is when a man gets
I held up my hands to him.
"I know….I do, I have internet." I said.
He laughed and looked at the computer on my desk.
"Are you looking at porn?"
"No! Oh my god…no." I said as I crossed my arms
on my chest.
"Oh…okay good. That stuff is not realistic anyway, I
mean some of the stuff they do…holy crap! I mean how you get legs up that
"Dad! I am not looking at porn, nor will I." I
said as I shook my head.
"Oh…okay." He said as he looked back at my fries
and popped one into his mouth.
"Well…do you understand the logistics of what happens
when you have sex?"
"Oh god." I said.
"Well, the first time for a girl hurts, from what I
"Good to know." I said as I slapped my hands on
"I would assume so…I mean your Mother was
"Stop…stop….stop it." I said.
"Oh…okay, yeah…you don’t want to hear about
"Not really." I said as I crossed my arms back on
my chest and shook my head.
"Well…it gets really hard…" he said as he waved
his hands at his crotch.
"Don’t…don’t do that, the waving thing at your
He looked up at me and grinned as he shook his head.
"Okay." He said as he stood up.
"I think that maybe you understand the basic
"Uh huh." I said as I nodded.
"Well…the ummm, the store, the pharmacy on Olive Rd
has condoms." He said.
"What?" I said.
"The ones that have the extra ummm, you know,
protection…are the best." He said.
"What are you doing?" I asked him.
"Just…telling you, giving you information for future
use." He said.
"I am not having sex Dad! I mean, if and when that
EVER happens, I am sure that I will be prepared."
"Of course you will, but what kind of Dad would I be
if I didn’t try to help?"
"Less awkward…maybe?" I said.
"Oh…okay, I’m sorry. I mean I am not saying go out and
do it…but I read, and it seems like kids just do it whether you want them to or
not, so I say…when you do, just be careful."
"Noted." I said as I stared at the floor.
"Okay then…ummm, Logan’s Mom is coming over, to pick
him up soon…I should ahhh, go downstairs."
"Good idea." I said. And with that my Dad left. I
looked at my burger and for the first time I didn’t want to eat…nothing at all.
About Amazon International Bestselling Author, Rue Volley
Rue Volley resides on earth with her partner in crime, Von Erik and their two
pugs, Mobacca and Oshi Wan Konobi. She is a descendant of the Blackfoot Indians
and is very proud of her heritage. She is a bestselling author with over 30
books published with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly publishing, Hot Ink
Press and Vamptasy Publishing. She writes YA, adult fiction and hardcore
erotic. Her writing style has been described as a perfect blend of Tarantino
and David Lynch. It is action packed, extremely twisted and full of perfected
characters that jump right off of the page. Rue is a leading advocate for the
Arts as she has been for almost 20 years now, hosting a Radio Station and
magazine dedicated to Indie Artists and helping them get more exposure. She
also plays guitar and violin and will sing occasionally if you can bribe her
with chocolate. Ranked #1 on amazon 7/23/2013 in erotica "The Naughty
Box" with the "Hunters Blood Series" Ranked #2 on amazon
7/22/2013 as an author in erotica
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After the tragedy they endured in their own home Beth is still trying her best
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Amazon International Bestselling Author, Rue Volley:
Volley resides on earth with her partner in crime, Von Erik and their two pugs,
Mobacca and Oshi Wan Konobi. She is a descendant of the Blackfoot Indians and
is very proud of her heritage. She is a bestselling author with over 30 books
published with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly publishing, Hot Ink Press
and Vamptasy Publishing. She writes YA, adult fiction and hardcore erotic. Her
writing style has been described as a perfect blend of Tarantino and David
Lynch. It is action packed, extremely twisted and full of perfected characters
that jump right off of the page. Rue is a leading advocate for the Arts as she
has been for almost 20 years now, hosting a Radio Station and magazine
dedicated to Indie Artists and helping them get more exposure. She also plays
guitar and violin and will sing occasionally if you can bribe her with
#1 on amazon 7/23/2013 in erotica "The Naughty Box" with the
"Hunters Blood Series"
#2 on amazon 7/22/2013 as an author in erotica