Hi again, lovelies! It’s time for another fun snippet from my upcoming release ‘Tara’! This is book 2 in my Daughters of Eltera series. The first book ‘Fae’ just got a fancy new cover, and is available on Amazon here for just $2.99, or it’s free on Kindle Unlimited! I try to write these books so you don’t have to read them all, but it will help you catch on faster if you read the first book. Now, in today’s scene Alaric has stormed Gianni’s house, killed his way through it to get to Tara, and now they’re trying to escape. Let’s see what happens!
“Cover your ears.” His voice sounded like a command, but the request confused her, even more so when his vest brushed against her chest and she became extremely aware of just how tall he was, and how broad his body was. All muscle by her estimate. She lifted her head again and saw his fingers pressing into his ears.
Suddenly there was a blinding light all around him and an ear-shattering noise that left her head ringing. When her eyes finally squeaked open she saw a cloud of dust in the street lamps over the man’s shoulder. His eyes were open and boring into her own, and his lips were moving but she just shook her head, she couldn’t hear anything he said. Just a painful ringing.
His jaw clenched and he grabbed her arm, harder this time, and started pulling her to the gate that was now detached from the stone wall and hanging at an angle, almost touching the ground. When they got to it he lifted her by her waist like she weighed nothing, and she finally got with the program. Climbing over the broken pieces of wall she hit the sidewalk and realized there were car alarms going off, and the smell of smoke in the air was from a bomb.
The bomb he had set off to get them out of the driveway.
Then he was next to her again, pulling her after him as he took off down the street. She could run, she was good at running, and she kept up with him enough that he let go of her. The flashing rear lights of a car signaled where he wanted her and he wrenched open the passenger door and pushed her inside before slamming it shut. He was around and in the driver’s seat in a moment, and then the roar of the engine brought sound fully back to her. She could feel the pulse of it in the seat as he put it in gear before looking over at her.
“Seat belt!” He turned and shouted at her, and her hands responded before her brain had fully processed the demand. He tilted the rearview mirror and let out a torrent of curses that made her eyes widen. She turned and saw several of the security team in front of the ruined gate talking through the window of a car on the street, and they pointed after them. The car accelerated towards them fast, and the man next to her took a deep breath. “Hold on,” he growled and floored it out into the street ahead of the car.
Tara was instantly slammed back into the seat as the car roared off, quickly taking a turn that had her bracing herself against the door and the dash. Her bearings were coming back steadily, but the headache that had taken the place of the deafness would probably last until morning. Another sharp turn down a narrow street would have thrown her at the man driving if she had not grabbed onto the handle of the door.
When the car steadied again she turned to see not one, but two, black cars take the turn behind them. In the straightaway their car leaped ahead, accelerating much faster than theirs, but they weren’t giving up.
“So, do you know who they are?” The guy’s voice was calm and steady, despite the car chase and the occasional click of him changing gears.
“Either Gianni’s men, or whoever Gianni sold me to, or whoever tried to buy me and couldn’t.” Tara spoke loud enough to be heard over the roar of the engine, and the side-glance the guy gave her showed his confusion for a moment.
“Sold you?” He braked hard and sent them right, up a larger street that had more space between the cars for him to weave through.
“Yes.” Tara watched his face as he seemed to process that information, his brows coming down low over his eyes before he flicked his gaze back to the mirror and swerved to cut off a delivery truck to their right.
“Listen, I don’t want the details, I just need to know if they’re going to back off.”
“Probably not. People don’t really give up when it comes to me.”
Tara is so different at the beginning of this book than she is at the end, they’re both so different. The things they bring out in each other, and the way they both change, is my favorite part of this book. The Daughters of Eltera series is dark paranormal romance, so there’s not as many hot and sexy scenes as some of my other books, but it still gets steamy! I do hope you’ll enjoy it, and in the mean time check out these other authors below!