I love celebrating birthdays even if they aren’t mine. LOL
I’ve decided to spotlight Quentin today! If you haven’t read this yet feel free to scamper off and get a copy!
Now the reason I bring Quentin up is because I’m working on the second book. Here is an unedited blurb of the first chapter of book 2. I apologize in advance for the spacing. WP was being evil. Please remember it is unedited and could be prone to change 🙂
I hope to have this out December/Januaryish.
teasing waft of warm air ghosted across Quentin’s bare shoulder. He blinked
away the sleep from his eyes and turned his head to smile at Jakinson. “How do
you have such hot breath? Vampires should be cold.”
received a fang-tipped grin in response. “I’m always hot, lover.” Jaks kissed
Quentin’s back. “As you should know by now.”
groan tore from Quentin’s throat as Jaks grazed a sharp tooth across Quentin’s
skin. “Bite me,” he whispered in a lust-filled voice. He rolled over to give
only get more beautiful.” Jaks growled. “I could spend a thousand nights and
still crave you in my bed.”
would never understand what Jaks saw in a skinny geek, but he wouldn’t say
anything against it. “I can’t think of a better way to wake up.”
rubbed his erection against Quentin thigh. The carnal motion pushed everything
but desire from his thoughts. He bit Jaks bottom lip and gave it a gentle tug
before releasing it. Biting could go both ways. He flashed a feral smile that
love it when you get bitey.” Jaks growled. “Do it again.”
were abandoned in favor of kissing, busy fingers and deep moans. The things
Jaks could do with his tongue should be patented. Wars would be fought over who
got to kiss Jaks next if word of his talent ever leaked out. Consumed by
surging hormones and the sultry slide of flesh against flesh it took several
minutes before Quentin realized that the ringing noise wasn’t caused by lust
induced hallucinations. Was that even a thing? He pulled away from the lip
phone rang again.
it.” Jaks eyes glowed and his voice held a low purring growl. A hungry predator
focused on his prey.
Quentin didn’t even pretend to be interested in whomever had bad timing. They
weren’t worthy of his attention if they didn’t realize the necessity of early
cupped Quentin’s balls. He squirmed, nerves firing. Now would be a bad time for
Jaks’s superhuman strength to kick in. He kissed Jaks, a slow intimate pressing
of lips that ended with Jaks panting and Quentin giving a needy whimper he
would later deny.
Quentin relaxed against the mattress ceding control to his dominating lover. The tide of desire threatened to drown him but he would happily let it sweep him away for the pleasure he knew awaited. He rubbed his erection against Jaks’s hard length searching for the perfect friction.
Jaks hissed he grinned, proud of his success.
insistent ring pulled him from lust-fogged focus.
it.” Jaks cupped the back of Quentin’s head and pulled him into another
passionate embrace. “They’ll stop calling eventually.”
Quentin allowed another kiss, but a little doubt had winnowed into his mind. It
was awfully late for a phone call. Only emergencies required the dead of night.
phone’s ringer went off again. Quentin ripped himself away from Jaks. “I-I’ve
just got to see who it is. If nothing else I can tell them to stop calling.”
The mystery caller obviously knew at what point Quentin’s voice mail kicked on.
Jaks groaned but didn’t try to stop him. Quentin flailed his hand out and swept his phone from the side table. Any thought of ignoring the call vanished when he saw the name glowing on top.
would he be calling first thing in the morning? I thought he was nocturnal..”
is. All necromancers are.” Grevin had never called him during the day before.
As he contemplated returning the phone call a text appeared.
leaned over Quentin’s shoulder to read the text. “Shouldn’t that be 911.”
We have a series of codes. 666 means something went wrong with a demon
summoning.” A chill sank into Quentin’s stomach. He pulled up Grevin’s name and
pushed the call button.
rang some more.
bit his lip as the phone continued to ring with no one picking up. Damn.
called you just a few minutes ago so he must still be alive.” Jaks rubbed
warmth from Jaks soothing hands eased a bit of Quentin’s panic. “Unless he
phoned from his watch.” Grevin’s obsession with electronics was a source of
still could’ve picked up with it.” Quentin pointed out. His gut churned as he
thought over all the things that could go wrong with a necromancer ritual.
Grevin didn’t have a good track record of being cautious.
call rang for several minutes without anyone answering until Grevin’s message
kicked in..Quentin threw the phone onto the bed before he stood to dress. “I’m
going over there to check on him. Something is obviously wrong.” His instincts
screamed that he wouldn’t like what he found when he got to Grevin’s place.
come with.” Jaks slid out of bed before Quentin could protest. Not that he was
going to complain. The more help he had to deal with whatever Grevin had gotten
himself into the better.
If something weird had happened at Grevin’s place he preferred to have a kickass vampire at his side, especially if there were any demons. Who knows what Grevin could’ve summoned. He hadn’t told Quentin his plans which usually meant it was dangerous and Quentin would disapprove. Asshole.
winced as his bare feet met the icy floor. Shivering, he dressed in his best
demon battling outfit of worn jeans and a cozy long sleeved shirt. His
chattering teeth wouldn’t impress a demon any more than his hole riddled
sneakers. He really needed to get his shoes replaced. Unfortunately saving a
friend took precedence over shopping.
his current dangerous life patterns continued he might have to look into
purchasing a badass outfit and a personal soundtrack to make his hero entrance
complete. If nothing else it would make Jaks laugh, and maybe drool a little.
dressed in a tense silence. Quentin grabbed a handful of spell balls hoping he
wouldn’t need them. Better to be over prepared then overwhelmed.
those the improved ones?” Jaks nodded at the balls.
the stronger cage ones and a new one I’ve developed.”
does it do?”
smiled, flattered that Jaks showed true interest in his work. “It sets things
on fire once activated.”
could be dangerous.” Jaks frowned. “You don’t want to start a wildfire or set
any friendly vamps aflame.”
worry it’s a magical combustion. It will only burn things I tell it to. It’s
linked to my magic once activated.”
did you create those?” Jaks sounded more curious than condemning.
testing how to bind different elements. These are good for taking down zombies,
but I don’t think they’ll do much damage to a demon. I’m only bringing them to
see how they work in the field and to take care of anything unexpected we might
time you want to test something give them to me or one of the other vamps. I
don’t want you close enough to dangerous creatures to test out your inventions.
I’ll make sure whomever tests them writes out your notes.”
of arguing, Quentin shoved the balls into his backpack along with a bottle of
water he had pulled from the small fridge they kept in the bedroom. They didn’t
have time for their usual fight over Quentin’s temporary employment. He also
grabbed a few packs of blood for emergencies. He couldn’t let Jaks take his
blood. He needed all of his energy. The drawbacks of dating a vampire. So far
he had found very few other issues if he overlooked Jaks bossy personality as
the quirk of a vampire leader.
idea to bring provisions. Hopefully we won’t need them. I prefer tapping
straight from the source.”
prefer you doing that too.” Vampire feeding always led to more pleasurable
They shared a quick kiss before Quentin pulled away again. Jaks was his personal magnet. There were probably entire dissertations over the effect vampires had on their bonded, but Quentin still struggled to understand how he had fallen in love with a vampire master, never mind conducting further research into the phenomenon. One day he would look into it. At heart Quentin was a researcher not a fighter. Both of them preferred it that way. Quentin might not back away from a battle but he rarely sought them out. Unfortunately they kept finding him.
days he still felt like the naive guy who walked into a vampire coven while
reading his notes. It really was a miracle no one had killed him yet. He
planned to continue the trend.
you know how to damage a demon?” Jaks kept a good grip on Quentin while he
asked his question as if worried Quentin would rush into Grevin’s home
I’m hoping I can capture the demon and have Grevin send it back. It isn’t the
demon’s fault something went wrong.” What good was having a necromancer friend
if he couldn’t banish whatever he had pulled out of hell?
Grevin could send him back don’t you think he would’ve by now?”
won’t know until we examine the situation.” He refused to give up on his dream
of capture and release. If it turned out to be more complicated…well that was
why he was bringing his vampire boyfriend.
do you know about demons?”
Quentin shrugged. “Not much. I specialize in spell design, not creatures.” Though if the current pattern continued he’d have to do a lot more research into non-human entities. First his fae father, then his vampire lover, and now demons. His contact with other species had been rapidly increasing for the past few months.
do you consider me a creature?” Jaks brushed his lips across Quentin’s, a bare
whisper of flesh against flesh that sent shivers of pulsing need down his
Quentin grinned before stepping back.
remember I’m your creature.” Jaks kissed Quentin’s cheek. “Do you think we
should bring backup?”
“Why don’t we talk to Grevin before we haul out the calvary?” He didn’t want dozens of vampires descending on Grevin’s home before he figured out exactly what had happened. Grevin was antisocial on a good day and blatantly violent on any other. “If it’s only one misbehaving demon we should be able to handle it. If not you can always call them and they can rush over with their freaky speed.”
Jaks didn’t bother hiding his amusement. He held out his hand. “Let’s go.”
threaded his fingers through Jaks’s then teleported them focusing on the
outside of Grevin’s house. His paranoid friend would never allow anyone to
appear directly inside.
A short spin of disorientation, then darkness coated the world around them. An unnatural shade of black blocked the bright moon that had been shining through their curtains at home.
smile vanished. He froze like a small mouse sensing a predator, afraid to
attract the wrong attention. Frosted coated the ground around Grevin’s house a
direct contrast to the warm, stifling air. He coughed at the stench of
brimstone and rot.
That night he discovered that evil had a scent.
34 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to me! Day 2.”
I do love Quentin. It’s lovely to know a sequel is in the works. 🙂
Oh Wow. Can’t wait.
looking forward to more
Love the cover. Thank you for the excerpt! Looking forward to it =)
Omg, this sounds awesome. Looking forward to reading it. 🙂
Sounds awesome. I’m super excited about this.
The first one was good looks like the next one is going to be great
Oooo sounds sooo good! Can’t wait for more!
Omg 😲 I can’t wait to read more
I’m so excited it will be out soon
I love Quentin and can’t wait to the next book.
Agree with everyone’s comments.
Really looking forward to catching up with Quentin, Jaks & co.
Oh mah gawd!! I can’t wait to read this!!! Thank you Amber!!!
Can’t wait, loved the first one.
Ooooh! Looks so good! Off to get my copy!
Wow, I read the first book and am looking forward now to this one.
I sooo can’t wait for this one
Love Quentin and Jaks and can’t wait to read the sequel. Thank you!
This is one book that I was waiting for. I have read the first one more than once and I liked Grevin in the first one. Necromancers are very interesting I hope he gets a HEA too. Also would like to know how Mom is doing.
This sounds intriguing, I’m glad there is a sequel coming. I loved 💕the first one. When will it be out? Thanks. Terry
Thanks for the excerpt! Can’t wait for the release. 😀
Sounds really good I’m looking forward to it.
OMG.. counting down till I can get this.
I am so excited for this new book! Happy birthday Amber Kell🍬
OMG! YES!!!! THANK YOU FOR THIS SEQUEL!
Now I just have to rearead the first one to be all caught up to it when the time is closer. lol… Skipping the sneak peek because I want it all to be new to me and not mentally compare. lol
Thanks so much! ❤
Wow wow cannot wait for this off for a reread
*Happy Dance* can’t wait, sounds like gonna be interesting
Oooh another Quentin story! Can’t wait but I have to *goes to sulk in the corner*.
ooohhh please finish this one. Loved the first book
Loved these two.
I love Quentin. Can’t wait for book 2.
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