Today, I'm lucky enough to be hosting an old (she's not old, I am :) ) friend Alicia (Cia) Nordwell. I've loved everything I've ever read of hers and this is no exception. The story started off as one of our Wednesday Flashes and grew from there. Bear's a sweetheart, and well worth protecting. His story is well worth reading.
Oh, is it the best for last? Nephy’s kind enough to host me for the final day of my blog hop. Thanks Nephy! Don’t forget to check out the new excerpt and comment for your last chance to win the $10 Amazon gift card. Contest ends at midnight! The winner will be chosen randomly from the commenters and then announced on the final stop back at my blog tomorrow. Don’t forget to leave your email, or I won’t be able to contact you.
Passing on the Plot
I’ve written a lot about Bear and Kameron this last week. I thought today I’d share one of the major ways the plot changed too. You already saw the new beginning. Kameron’s part in the story became far more overt, but I also changed a few other events too, including the ending to some extent. Now, as I was asked in a previous stop, I didn’t do away with the happily ever after. I’m too much of a sucker for them myself.
Other things changed though. I’m sure everyone remembers Vilem… our backstabbing bad boy ex-boyfriend who screwed Bear over. This time around I went a little more explicit on what happens with him and there’s a lot of new content regarding him and the drugs Choika’s looking for.
Of course I can’t tell you everything or the major fun part of the eBook would be revealed! If you haven’t already read the eBook, I would hate to spoil it. For now, enjoy the excerpt and I’ll see you on my blog tomorrow to announce the winner!
Synopsis: Bear has horrible luck with guys. Kameron seems like a good guy, but Bear thought his ex was a good guy too. He turned out to be a drug dealer. Kameron isn't who Bear thinks he is, though, and Vilem's enemies are looking for Bear. They want to… talk.
Excerpt: Casually, over their hot dogs, Bear decided to deal with Kameron’s distraction. His constant fidgeting was worse than usual, and Bear knew that there was something on his mind that Kameron was reluctant to talk about. Normally the man inhaled his food, needing a large amount of food to keep that big body moving… and damn could he make it move. “So, did your partner have any news for us?”
Kameron’s mouth dropped open again.
“Ew, man, I didn’t need to see that. Swallowing is important, very important.” Bear smirked. Kameron flushed. “You really think I didn’t realize you were going out every other day around dinner time to pick up food, and come back with a little wrinkle in your forehead?”
“Yeah, that one,” Bear said.
“I just need to know what’s going on.” Kameron wiped his mouth. “The phone is a burner purchased with cash. I never call from the same place or too close to the apartment.”
Bear nodded. “I know you’re being safe. I like the idea of having someone to fall back on for information, too. Jimmy’s still out of commission, and the last time the captain called all she would say was to sit tight. It’s frustrating when you’re kept in the dark, even for you own protection.” Bear wasn’t above getting that dig in. Kameron winced. “Did he have anything to say? Have they found Choika’s drugs?”
“No.” Kameron cleared his throat. “Actually… Vilem was shanked in prison. He might not make it.”
Vilem could be dying. Bad guy or not, Bear hadn’t expected to Kameron to say he’d been stabbed. His hot dog fell from numb fingers. “I… he what?”
“One of the Zbrane inmates got him during the transfer from his cell to the bus. He was scheduled to go before the grand jury.”
Icy chills washed over Bear. His mouth was incredibly dry, so he reached for his drink. His hand shook, and he tipped over his glass of soda. Bear watched the spreading stain, unable to move. In his mind the stain wasn't soda, it was blood.
Kameron bolted out of his seat and knelt beside him, pulling Bear into his arms. Bear wrapped his arms around Kameron’s chest and held on, trying to stop the waves of panic. He shook his head, grabbing Kameron's shirt and holding on tight.
His ribs protested when Kameron pulled him out of the chair and onto his lap on the floor.
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