Please welcome Amy Deason. Her novel
Angel In The Shadows will be released
August 19, 2015.
Never Turn Your Back…
Never Reveal Your Name…
Never Surrender Your Heart…
Madison Sinclair is a smart-mouthed photographer that enjoys the simple things in life. Recently landing a job at one of Manhattan’s top imaging companies, she works hard to prove herself but often falls short of the mark. Taking pictures of the New York scenery, relaxing at home with a glass of wine, and caring for her stray cat is the highlight of her day. But when her best friend convinces her into covering a charity event thrown by a handsome billionaire, Madison’s life suddenly becomes anything but simple as she finds herself in a constant race for survival. There is nowhere she can turn, no one she can trust.
Seth Reynolds has been in the game a long time. He knows how to get in, get a job done, and get out with no complications and no witnesses. Trained to be cold and heartless, he is committed to follow through with this mission no matter what. Racing against an impossible time table, everything is in place to take out the madman intent on destroying New York City. But when the naïve Madison Sinclair stumbles into his world, all of his carefully laid plans go to hell.
Determined to do what is right at all costs, Seth must choose between the rules he’s lived by his entire life or saving Madison from a fate worse than death. If he follows orders, he will be an unsung hero, saving millions of innocent people. But if he risks his own life for Madison’s, the entire city will be in jeopardy. The choice should be easy. Risk one to save many. That’s the unbreakable code of The Perfect Order. But now, without even trying, Madison has gotten under his skin and inside his heart. With the fate of the city resting in his hands, how he can do the right thing when he no longer knows what that is?
Ignoring her, his thick, dirty fingers touched her, prodding at her and she turned her head away in revulsion. Blood hammered in her ears and she clamped her eyes shut, whimpering softly, praying that it would be over quick.
Over the thudding of her heart, she heard a soft pop and flinched uncontrollably as a splash of warmth covered her face and neck. Her attacker slumped against her, dragging her down to the ground with him as he fell. The fear was so overwhelming, it was impossible for her to breathe. Keeping her eyes tightly closed, Madison sat in the freezing snow, shock and terror holding her temporarily immobile.
After what seemed like an eternity, the crushing weight was lifted. Still refusing to open her eyes, Madison remained perfectly still.
“Get up, Maddie.”
The combination of her nickname and the fury behind it forced her eyes open as effectively as a dash of cold water. Seth towered over her, the violence in his eyes turning them into blue flames.
When she sat unmoving, in shock and pain, he leaned down. She jerked away, screaming, and recoiled from his touch. Uttering a sigh that was heavy with exasperation, he stared down at her and held out his hand.
“I don’t want to hurt you. But if you don’t get up, I have no problem dragging your ass out of this alleyway,” he growled.
The blue flames turned cold and dark, twin black orbs floating in his passive face and again, she was genuinely in fear for her life. There was no reason not to believe that he wouldn’t do exactly as he said. She didn’t want him to touch her, let alone drag her anywhere. A part of her scramble mind screamed at her to stay where she was, not to trust him. But another, more sensible part, whispered that she should do as she was told. He had saved her again, hadn’t he? A fact that made her trust him only slightly more than the man who had just attacked her.
Looking at his outstretched hand as though it might bite her, she didn’t know what to do. She could sit here until he pulled her, kicking and screaming, out of this alley. Or she could just reach up and take his hand. Neither option was appealing but if she waited too long, he would make the decision for her. Reluctantly, she surrendered to the whispery voice and reached up, grabbing his hand. His fingers closed around hers, soft, warm, gentle. Daring to look at him, she saw his eyes hadn’t changed. They were still black and deadly cold. Roughly, he yanked her to her feet.
“Run away again and the next time, I’ll let him have you.” The emptiness in his voice left her no reason to doubt Seth’s words.
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