It was so great to hear from so many of you enthusiastic about Claimed by Gods! I can’t wait to share the rest of Ari’s story with you. But for those of you waiting patiently on my other current RH series, The Witch’s Consorts, I thought I should offer some proof I’ve been hard at work on that too. 😉
First, though, I wanted to give you a reminder that if you prefer to read ebooks on Nook, iBooks, Kobo, or any other non-Kindle device/app, I can help you out even though my books are only on Amazon. If you send me a receipt showing that you bought the ebook on Amazon, I can send you a complimentary copy in the format of your choice. 🙂 Feel free to email meany time with a request for any of my available books.
Now, on with the Consort of Pain sneak peek! A rare moment when Rose and her guys are getting to relax. I am nice to them every now and then… 😀
“That’s not a burger,” Damon informed Jin, eyeing the other guy’s tofu-and-goat-cheese combo. “This is a burger.” He hefted his half-pounder stuffed with pickles, lettuce, and tomatoes.
“Are you going vegetarian on us?” Kyler teased.
“I had beef with lunch,” Jin said with a smile. “I believe in variety. Like certain other people I’m fond of.” He shot a wink at me. He hadn’t said it loud enough for anyone around us to hear, even if they’d have guessed what he meant, but I blushed anyway.
“I still say it’s not really a burger unless there’s a cow in it.” Damon elbowed Seth, who’d ended up in the booth beside him. “Someone’s got to back me up here.”
Seth gave him a dubious look. “And you think it’s going to be me?” Then he shook his head with a brief chuckle. “I think I’ll just worry about what I want to eat.” He dug into his own burger.
“Hear, hear,” Gabriel said with a slanted grin. He chomped on one of his thick French fries.
“And my chicken burger is very good, thank you very much,” I said to Damon.
He gave me a light tap with his foot under the table. “I guess I’ll forgive you a few sins.”
I sipped my cola and leaned against the padded back of the booth. The air smelled like salt and grease and some corny country song from decades ago was playing on the crackly speakers. I hadn’t eaten in a place like this in, well, a long time. Maybe once or twice in Portland when I’d been off on rambles on my own, but sitting tucked away in some corner alone was nothing like this. I could believe I belonged here, in regular unsparked society with my unsparked men.
The waitress came to clear our plates with a flash of a smile and a cock of her head. “Always nice seeing a bunch of friends enjoying themselves.” She raised an eyebrow at me. “Don’t leave ‘em hanging too long before you pick one, honey. Have a lovely night!”
We managed to contain our laughter until she’d walked away to get the bill. Then sputters carried all around the table.
“All right, Briar Rose,” Jin said, slinging his arm around my shoulders. “Who are you going to choose?”
Damon grinned darkly. “Maybe we should show her just how good we are at sharing.”
“No!” I said, pointing a finger at him. “Don’t you dare start anything like that. We’re supposed to look like we’re just a bunch of friends, remember?”
Ky’s eyes glinted with mischief. “Anyway, clearly if Rose was going to pick anyone, it’d be me. Brains over brawn, right?”
I squeezed Jin’s hand and tipped my head just briefly against Seth’s shoulder at my other side. “I think I’m happy taking both, thank you.”
How long will that happiness last? Well… You know who you’re dealing with here, right? 😉
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