Back for Teaser Tuesday. Today I thought I would give you a peek into Deceptions of Night, Order of Night book two. I have not received a release date for this book as of yet, but I am thinking sometime in late April or May.
Lex had just started to drift off to sleep when he heard a faint whisper of cloth. He remained in the large bed as he listened intently for any noise to follow. After a few minutes of silence, Lex had begun to wonder if he’d imagined the noise but then he heard the near silent footfalls approaching from the hall. He forced himself to keep his breaths regulated as he watched the door to the bedroom through lowered eyelids. Whoever thought to surprise him was about to be surprised instead. He’d been raring for a fight ever since leaving the meeting.
The door opened on well-oiled hinges as Lex willed his muscles to stay relaxed. There would be no giveaway of his readiness for the battle to come. He never thought he would be thankful for the heat, but as he lay on top of the covers that could have hindered him, he sent up a silent thank you. Everything moved in a flash after that.
A jaguar leaped through the air toward him, and he caught its front paws in a punishing grip at the last second as he rolled with it across the massive bed. They landed on the floor with the cat on top; both of them roared their displeasure. The cold hardwood pressed unyielding against his back as the damn cat preceded to claw wildly at his bare abdomen. He ground his teeth together as he tossed the jaguar away from him. With a forceful crack, the cat hit the dresser, but gained its feet quickly. The beast made for the door, and Lex jumped to his feet and gave pursuit. He wanted answers, and he’d be damned if he let the one carrying them get away.
You can read the full chapter one excerpt and blurb HERE.