Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Tuesday Teaser


~ Except from Edge of Darkness, #1 in the Dragons of San DeLain

Connie was also the only dragon Hudson would ever bend a knee to. He’d burn the world for this male—he didn’t need anyone else. 

Screw Fate.

His mouth watering, he started to drop to his knees in front of Connie when the hair on his neck stood up. Every instinct he had suddenly screamed to life, and his heart pounded in his chest. Goosebumps rose on his arms, and a shudder racked him. His entire body vibrated.


The lazy, sexy look on Connie’s face disappeared and suddenly he was the very efficient and deadly right hand of Hudson Redmond, king of the Fire Court of San DeLain.

Connie was off the couch and standing in front of Hudson in the blink of an eye. “What just happened? You tensed up like you’re on high alert. What’s wrong?”

“I’m not entirely sure.” Uneasy, Hudson stared at Connie. “I was thinking sexy thoughts about you and then suddenly every instinct I had flared to life.”

“Okay.” Connie hurried around Hudson’s desk. Sitting in the huge leather chair, Connie tapped furiously on the computer.

Hudson wandered over and stood behind Connie. “What are you doing?”

“Calling up the cameras to see if our perimeter has been breached.” As he scanned the cameras, Connie pulled his cell phone out of his pocket and unlocked it. “I’m also calling our head of security. If we’ve been breached, Torres should damn well know.”

Just like werewolves, dragons were deeply connected to the land they claimed. While Connie was smart in thinking Hudson’s reaction was based on their territory being invaded, Hudson didn’t think that was what this was.

He had been thinking sexy thoughts about Connie, but that hadn’t been all he was doing. Not by a long shot. He had been thinking things he shouldn’t have had. 

Hudson stayed silent as Connie talked to Torres. He doubted there had been a breach in their security, but it was better to be safe than sorry. 

He wondered away from where Connie sat at his desk to one of the floor-to-ceiling windows in his office and stared outside. The openness of lovely blue skies greeted him, but they didn’t sooth his soul as usual. 

What an interesting mess his life had become lately.