Why, hello lovelies! I’m getting back in the swing o’ the blog hops because I’m working on the prequel book for ‘Lethal Sin‘, and it’s already dark, and twisted, and a lot of fun. If you’ve already read Lethal Sin you may have been a little curious about Camille’s sordid past, about how she got involved in the assassin game, which ultimately puts her on the path to collide with Mateo in the book. I was so caught up in Camille’s story myself that this prequel started flowing out. It’s not named yet, and I’m not sure when I’ll have it finished, but this is a scene with her and Smith (the assassin who takes her in) training on a rooftop. Let’s see how she’s doing…
“You think one of your targets will give you a break?” Smith went to sweep her legs but she jumped it, stepping close to land a one-two punch to his midsection. His arms moved to come around her, and she heard his voice in her head, ‘Never let a man get a hold of you.’ Turning and ducking out of his arms she slammed her knee into the back of his and sent him to the ground, with a grunt of effort she kicked him between the shoulder blades and for the first time that night he was on his belly on the fucking rooftop instead of her.
“My targets aren’t going to be fucking ninjas!” She shouted above him, circling him out of his range as he gathered himself and stood. “I’m a hundred times better than I was.”
“That doesn’t mean much. You couldn’t even hold a gun when I met you.” The moonlight carved his profile out of the darkness, highlighting the slight tilt of his lips. “And you still can’t hold your temper.”
“If you’d let me go on a fucking job with you, if you’d let me fight someone who isn’t a black belt in four hundred -”
“I am not a black belt. In anything.”
“What the fuck ever, you know I could kick practically anyone’s ass.” She popped the knuckles on one bruised hand while he shook his head slowly, letting out a deep sigh as he rested his hands on his hips.
“But you still can’t kick mine.”
He’s such a bad ass, all stoic and sexy, AND he’s such a damaged hero. I love it! I’m hoping you will too, because it takes a bit for these two (for good reason) but I think it’s going to be worth the ride. Stay tuned for more bloghops! In the mean time, check out these others below: