A warm welcome to author Victoria Sue joining us today in honor of her new release “Enhanced : book Two”.
Victoria shares an exclusive excerpt and brought a giveaway to participate in.
Welcome Victoria 🙂
Enhanced: Book Two
Talon’s deadly abilities are spiraling out of control. Desperate to keep Finn safe, Talon struggles to protect the man he loves with all his heart and not become the greatest risk to Finn’s life.
Finn has no choice but to offer himself as bait for the evil forces kidnapping enhanced children, facing danger he is untrained and unprepared for, and he will have to do it alone.
Does Talon have one last fight in him? Will he slay everyone who wants to destroy Finn and the team, or will he finally discover that to defeat their enemy and the ultimate threat, the biggest battle he has to face is one with himself?
Finn finally looked at Talon. “I know we don’t want the kids locked up, but what if someone else finds out?”
“I know,” drawled Eli, not giving Talon a chance to answer. “Let’s put some protection in the place. Like an undercover FBI agent….”
Finn knew his face was scarlet.
“That’s not fair, Eli,” Vance snapped.
“Fair?” Eli got to his feet. “I’ll tell you what’s not fucking fair. Being a fucking babysitter. Putting kids in danger because they want poster boy here to make the FBI look good. They don’t give a shit about any of us, and they don’t care about the kids. They give us a stupid-as-shit wannabe because no one else will have him.” Flames danced from the end of Eli’s fingers, which were pointing at Finn.
“Eli,” Talon growled, pushing himself away from the wall.
Eli whirled around. “You know I’m right. We all agreed. You’re just thinking with your dick instead of your head.”
Eli went flying as Talon’s fist caught him on the jaw. He scrambled away, his arm raised, flames flickering from his hand, and he glanced threateningly at Finn.
“That’s enough,” Talon snarled, standing in front of Finn protectively.
Eli glared, not attempting to lower his hand. Flames shot from his fingers.
“I said enough,” Talon thundered, and Eli yelped, stumbling back. He stared in horror at Talon, his hand red, raw, and shaking.
“Jesus, Eli, you’ve burned yourself.” Sawyer took a step toward him. “You never burn yourself.”
Eli jumped up and stared in confusion at his hand. “It wasn’t me.”
Gael grabbed the first aid box that was in every room. “Let me see.”
“Eli.” Talon stepped toward him, and Eli stepped back warily. Talon came to a stunned halt. “Eli?”
Eli lowered his hand. “I’m done. You always choose us. You promised.”
Everyone was silent at the bitter words.
“This is on you.” Eli glowered at Finn, and then he whirled and shot outside.
The team stared, mouths open. Talon heaved a breath.
“He’ll calm down,” Gael said with determination.
Finn stared at Gael incredulously. Calm down? The guy just resigned. Finn looked at Talon, but Talon was staring at the door Eli had just walked out of.
“Talon?” Finn said quietly, holding his breath. He willed Talon to cross the room… to even look at him. His legs burned with the effort it took to keep them still.
Talon moved, but he didn’t come near Finn. He didn’t step up to fold Finn into his arms and tell him everything was okay and it wasn’t his fault. He didn’t even acknowledge him.
“We need to review the staff and get a report to Gregory in an hour. I agree with Finn when he says he doesn’t think the kid’s safe. If they move him, there’ll be no more need for the op. There aren’t any more enhanced left there.”
Finn didn’t think Talon was making a point. He really just thought he was stating facts. Finn’s brain tried to reason Talon’s words, and even though he was silent, his heart was crying out. He’d been fooling himself for weeks. This was never going to work. He never had a chance with the FBI, and if he was honest, Eli was right. Talon had let his personal feelings affect his decision for the team. Finn hadn’t managed to do the one thing he was supposed to do, and Liam might be in danger.
Dr. Morgan. Had he been genuine? Finn wished Drew had found something suspicious, anything that would give the team a reason apart from Finn’s incompetence. It had been the same for weeks, but this time he couldn’t blame someone else. This screw up was all on him. Finn took a last look at Talon. Talon was staring at Drew, for all intents and purposes listening carefully, but Finn knew that look. The way his lips flattened. His eyes so dark, the blue was nearly black. The tick in his neck as his heart thumped against his ribs. He knew it’d be loud, deafening. He had sprawled over Talon and listened to it enough times to know.
Talon wasn’t blaming Finn like Eli had done. It was much worse than that. Talon was blaming himself.
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Wrote her first book on a dare from her hubby two years ago and he says he has regretted it every day since. Loves writing about gorgeous boys loving each other the best, and especially with either a paranormal or a historical twist. Had a try at writing contemporary but failed spectacularly when it grew four legs and a tail.
Is an English northern lass but is currently serving twenty to life in Florida – unfortunately, she spends more time chained at her computer than on a beach.
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