The Ransom Series Book

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My body is broken.

My life is shattered.

Everything I’ve ever known is gone from me, yet I’ve discovered something
beautiful.

I didn’t expect to be taken.   I never dreamed that love would find me
while my life was slowly stripped away.  With him something new and alive
stirs within me, and I am completely changed.

Though battered and broken-down, I’m not alone.   The most unlikely man
protects me and gives me strength.

I will survive this for him.  I will find a way to save us both.

While they hold me, he holds my heart, and I’m not willing to pay the price to
get it back.

WARNING: Beyond Ransom and Beyond Revenge are New Adult Romantic Suspense
novels intended for mature audiences 18+.  They contain disturbing
situations, graphic violence, strong language, and sexual content.

I don’t think Leo
even notices our proximity until a slight gasp escapes my
lips.  They’re parted slightly
, eagerly awaiting another pair of lips to
reciprocate their
fervent desire for contact.
Leo
stills above me for a moment, observing me intently and clearly interpreting
the signals my body is sending to him.  He dips his face down toward
me
 until ourmouthare within centimeters of
each other.  I can feel his breath pass between my lips.  I
can feel the heat of his skin so close to mine.

He
moves the tiny amount of distance to close the space between us and connects
with my lips, touching them gently with his own before engaging them more
forcefully.

Our
kiss becomes f
renzied and desperate,
as if this may be the last night we ever see each other and we’re making the
most of the time we have left before we’re separated.  Leo’s hands
are in my hair, his thumb
s caressing my
cheek
s, his tongue
exploring my mouth.  I feel like he’s all over me and in me and on me
in every way possible even though we’re only kissing.  My hands fist
his shirt and pull desperately at his shoulders and neck.

I’ve
kissed guys before in high school
, but never like this.  This is passion at its
purest.  This is undeniable lust.  These are the needs and
longings and desires of two bodies coming together in one moment amidst a swirl
of surrounding chaos.

I
feel the change in Leo’s demeanor even before he withdraws from
me.  He stares at me for a moment, my eyes still wide with 
lust and my chest rising and falling
erratically.

“This
is a bad idea,” he says quietly before standing up and looking at the door
behind him.  “This will not end well for either of us if we’re
caught.  We can’t do this.”

I
pause for a moment before looking away from him.  Though my mind
completely understands his concern, my body really 
doesn’t give a
shit.  Whatever just passed between us made me feel
alive.  I felt a strange taste of freedom despite my captive
state.  That one experience and this gorgeous and caring creature in
front of me gave me something to live for, even 
if only for a few short
moments.  Now I just feel hollow.


“Okay.”  It’s
my go-to answer in this place.  It’s obedient and submissive, just
how they want me to be.
I
can’t look at him now.  I’m too embarrassed and disappointed in what
just happened to face him.

I
hear the first aid kit being closed up followed by footsteps moving away from
me to the door.  My eyes close to fend off the burn of tears behind
my eyelids.

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Leo doesn’t say another word as he leaves me, vulnerable and alone,
locking the door behind him.

 

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Beyond Ransom: 


 
AMAZON US
AMAZON UK
 
Beyond Revenge:

A.T. Douglas embraced her renewed passion for reading by diving into the
self-publishing world in 2013.  Fueled by her love of music and her addiction
to the Young Adult/New Adult genres, she strives to turn daydreams and the
realities of life into words the world can read.  She lives in New
Hampshire, USA, with her husband and son and wishes desperately that there were
more hours in the day for family, reading, and writing.

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