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One more teaser from Runner before we move on.
In this scene, Ash has woken in the middle of the night to find a strange man in his room. Here's what happens next. Enjoy ❤
Runner is published in the Dark Captive: Manlove Edition Anthology.
A shadow moved forward at the foot of the bed, and I reached for the light switch. “Don’t do that.”
My hand froze midair, and I pulled it back. I couldn’t miss the threat in his voice. In any case, did it matter if I saw the face of the person who was about to murder me in my bed or something worse?
I couldn’t see his features except that he was a tall, broad man in dark clothing. The cut and shimmer of his jacket identified that he wore a suit.
“Who are you?” I swallowed between the words. My throat had gone dry, and my voice sounded sharp.
“My name is Sergei but that doesn’t matter at this moment,” he replied. Something in his deep voice had a weirdly calming effect, considering the situation.
I should’ve been freaking out at having a stranger in my room in the middle of the night. Instead, the almost familiar, rich quality of his voice and his mysterious presence fascinated me.
What the fuck was wrong with me?
“What matters is what I want,” he continued.
A cold finger of fear slithered down my spine. I dreaded asking the question, but the words came out of my lips anyway. “What is it you want?”
“You.” He stepped forward so that the weak light from the window hit one side of his face.
Recognition dawned on me. I’d seen that face before. Seen him. This morning.
Mr. Sexy and Dangerous.
The man in black.
Now as I stared at the same man who stood in my bedroom looking as menacing as ever, my muscles went rigid as I realized that the look I’d seen in his eyes this morning had been a veiled promise—he’d see me again.
He’d come here for me. A stalker.
Shit! The hairs on my nape and arms lifted. My gaze bounced around the room and my mind worked fast calculating how to get away.
Copyright 2016 Kai Tyler
Story Title: Runner
Author: Kai Tyler
When my brother calls me out of the blue one day, I know trouble won’t be far behind. But I never expected to be abducted and to become the property of a cartel boss.
Sergei Petrichenko is a man who scares me as much as he fascinates me. A man whose tender touches make me burn as much as his dark soul threatens to consume me. A ruthless man no one would dare to cross.
My name is Ash Brady, and I have to dare. I’ve trained most of my life to run and when the time comes I’m going to run like hell.
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