Friday, July 17, 2015

You Like To Watch? #satspanks

Welcome back to the Saturday Spankings Blog Hop. Today, I'm sharing a piece from DEVIANT. This is the scene where Mia comes back to her hotel room to find Julien waiting for her in the dark (POV is Mia's)...
* * * *
I reached a trembling hand out to switch on the dimmest lamp. It took a little feeling around to find the cord and I pulled on it, but the exact moment I did was the exact moment I saw him. 
I let out a little scream and jumped backward, pressing my back to the wall as he rose to his feet and put a finger to his lips. 
How had I not seen him? How had I not sensed him? He hadn’t even been hiding, he’d been sitting there on the couch waiting for me. 
I swallowed as he stopped just a few inches from me. I turned my gaze up to his, his cold, blue eyes piercing through me as his gaze bore into mine before scanning me from head to toe. I don’t know how I didn’t scream then, don’t know how I stood there, trembling as I was, and it was only when he reached a hand to my chin and lifted my face to his that I even remembered to breathe. 
“You like to watch, Mia?” 

I'm a hit man, an assassin. A deviant by all accounts. I never pretended to be the good guy. 

She was the opposite.

But the minute she pulled the curtains back and saw my face, watched me screwing the blonde who happened to be my next mark, she sealed her own fate. 

There could be no witnesses, ever.  

I let it go on a few days though. Never closed the curtains, gave her one hell of a show. I liked it, liked seeing her get all hot and bothered. Her face so innocent, so…corruptible. And all that time she was watching, she had no idea I'd seen her, that I was watching her too. 

But all good things must come to an end. 

Imagine my surprise when I turned up to take care of her only to find two goons breaking down her door, weapons in hand. 

Turned out she had a price on her head. Her stepbrother wanted her and he wanted her alive. I'd never been one to pass up an opportunity to collect the kind of money he was offering, especially if I could have some fun while I was at it. 

It just never occurred to me she’d be anything more than my next mark.


Curiosity killed the kitten. 

I'll never forget the look in his eyes when he said those words.  

When I watched them from the window, I didn't suspect for a moment that he'd seen me, that he was watching me back. Not while he was doing what he was doing to the woman on her knees before him. 

But then she turned up dead, and he turned up in my hotel room, waiting for me in the dark. 

I didn't think for one second him being there that night would save my life. I'd been on the run for two years, but my stepbrother had finally caught up with me. Or his two thugs had. 

Finding out I had a quarter-of-a-million dollar bounty on my head convinced Julien I was more valuable alive than dead. But to collect it would mean returning me to my stepbrother, who had sworn to make me pay for what I'd done. 

Julien was cruel. He was merciless. He scared the crap out of me. But there was something else, something he never wanted me to see. Inside, he was broken, like me.

My stepbrother was wrong if he thought I'd let him get his hands on me ever again. I had no intention of allowing that to happen, even if it meant I'd have to sleep with the devil to survive. 

And I had no doubt Julien was the devil.

* Please note: This standalone dark romantic suspense is complete at 68K words. No cliffhanger, only a badass Alpha male who doesn't seem like much of a hero at the start, who uses strong language, and likes dirty, kinky sex. Some readers may find him offensive.

Amazon AU
Barnes and Noble

If you'd like to be notified of new releases, you can sign up for my newsletter here. I only send one out to announce a new release so you'll receive less than a dozen a year. 


Kathryn R. Blake said...

Yikes, that would be scary! What's worse is the realization he knows she's been spying on him. Great snippet, Natasha.

Roz said...

Ooh, great spine tingling snippet Natasha.


Adaline Raine said...

*gush* (In all the ways that implies) Holy Hell, Natasha! I need a shower.....

Stevie MacFarlane said...

Wow! That is all.

Leigh Smith said...

Such a sexy deviant - I'd be spying too.

PK Corey said...

This definitely make me want to know more!

Melody Parks said...

I think Satspanks is going to be the death of my credit card this weekend. Gebus, this sounds truly dark and thrilling. Throw in the extremely hot sex you right Natasha and yup, I'm hooked!

Melody Parks said...

Write... not right, LOL. All these hot excerpts are melting my mind.

Cara Bristol said...

Great choice of excerpts. This book was awesome. Dark, but awesome.

Jule Kijek said...

Trust me, Melody. This book is sooooo worth it. I bought it the day it came out and WOW was it ever money well spent!

Meredith O'Reilly said...

Ohhh!!! That was such a HOT snippet! Julien just called Mia out on watching him! <3

Renee Rose said...

I think I'd pee my pants! LOL. I'm looking forward to reading this!

Christina Mandara said...

Love your dark, intense style... and I'm with Mia. I'd watch him ;) (For ever... LOL).

Lucy Felthouse said...

Great snippet, and that cover is delicious!