“Come on. They just destroyed their best way in, but there are other entrances. They’ll have a schematic of the silo, so they’ll find their way in eventually.” He grabbed Samantha’s arm. “Fill the back of the Hummer with as much of the equipment and serum as you can in the next three minutes. Betray me and I’ll leave you here. Either they’re going to blow this place or I am. I suggest you’re with me when I leave.”
She didn’t have a choice. At this moment, she trusted Alex a whole lot more than those guys who didn’t seem to think before they launched mortar rockets. The room spun and she halted in her tracks, hoping to steady herself.
Another concussive blast came, this time at the elevator door to the lab. The impact knocked Samantha to the floor.
Alex ran to her.
“I’m sorry,” she said. “I didn’t mean to fall….” A strange dizziness kept her from rising and this time it was not from the concussion.
Cursing, Alex picked up Samantha.
She looked at him, eyes glazed with pain. “Something is wrong inside me. I’m woozy and burning up all of a sudden.”
“Oh, God, no.”
He met her gaze, and this time, the anguish on his face frightened her more than his anger ever had. She could feel herself changing inside. Bones popping and cracking. Her brain seemed on overload.
“It’s your blood doing this. Isn’t it?” she whispered, clenching her teeth against a scream. “W-What will I become now?”
“I don’t know.”
Her hands clenched and her body shook in near convulsions. “Will I live?”
“Maybe, but, you might not want to.”
Want to read more? Check out Midnight Renegade in the Twelve Shades of Midnight Boxed Set.
The stroke of midnight ushers in many things. From hijinks and mischief to danger and evil, romance is the magic that binds these paranormal novellas together. Join 12 bestselling and award-winning authors as they explore the different shades of midnight in exclusive, never-before-released stories.
Twelve Shades of Midnight
The stroke of midnight ushers in many things. From hijinks and mischief to danger and evil, romance is the magic that binds these paranormal novellas together. Join 12 bestselling and award winning authors as they explore the different shades of midnight in exclusive, never-before-released stories.
Liliana Hart — THE WITCH NEXT DOOR — They say things good and bad come in threes, and with the blood moon rising over Cauldron’s Hollow, Eloise Goodnight knew change was brewing. As one of the three Goodnight sisters, her destiny didn’t bode well. Love lost then death. So when a strange man enters their tiny village, a man with his own brand of magic, Eloise vows to stay away, but destiny–and her dreams–have other plans. HEAT LEVEL: Full Moon.
Darynda Jones — A LOVELY DROP — A woman who claims she can drop back in time to solve crimes meets a special agent who believes her. Now, the one thing she’s been able to manipulate her whole life is the one thing she needs more of, as she races against time with a special agent hell-bent on saving the world. HEAT LEVEL: Half Moon.
Shea Berkley — DARK SECRETS: STONE COLD DEAD — Death stalks the dark streets of Boston, but even death has enemies…Being a hero is Ryan di Taro’s job. Eradicating the city of vampires and other monsters that hide in the dark is how he got the title. When an unknown woman appears and saves his life and then disappears, he’s not sure if he’s made a friend or enemy. HEAT LEVEL: Quarter Moon.
Dakota Cassidy — WITCHED AT BIRTH — Freshly sprung from witch jail, Winnie Foster just has to fulfill the conditions of her parole and she’s home free. Too bad that parole takes place in Paris. (Texas!) Where she’ll work at a school for the magically inclined. (KIDS!) And be forced to endure the ex who’s one of the very reasons she landed in the pokey to begin with. (GAH!!) Bratty tots, sexy ex, timed showers, creepy dolls, magic restrictions and a GPS with an attitude, all wrapped in a Texas town hotter than the surface of the sun? Oh yeah. No way this could go wrong. HEAT LEVEL: 3/4 Moon.
Claire Cavanaugh — MIDNIGHT RENEGADE — In the first of the new SEAL Team Infinity Series, Navy SEAL Commander Alex “Ice Man” Winters vows to take down those responsible for killing half his team and turning him into a genetically-altered monster. Still, when an assassin strikes near his hideout, Alex can’t leave FBI Special Agent Samantha Gennaro to die…even if her missing father created the serum that altered his DNA. With only once chance to reclaim his humanity, Alex must trust her…even as betrayal stalks them from every turn. HEAT LEVEL: Half Moon.
Rachel Grant — MIDNIGHT SUN — Haunted by an ancient Iñupiat mask, a museum collections specialist breaks every rule to return the artifact to the arctic tribe where it belongs. Only once she reaches the remote Alaskan village, she faces down thieves, murderers, and an arrogant investigator who, snared by the same artifact that’s been plaguing her, invades her dreams and her bed. HEAT LEVEL: 3/4 Moon.
Trish McCallan — SPIRIT WOODS — When an old flame brings a stray golden retriever into Kaylea’s clinic she’s stunned by its physical resemblance to Max, her childhood companion. But when the dog recognizes her and knows all the tricks she’d taught her Max, a chilling question arises–if this dog really is the beloved family pet she’d buried beneath Spirit Woods’ canopy seventeen years earlier, what else might be making its way home from the grave? HEAT LEVEL: Half Moon.
Angi Morgan — BODYGUARDS IN HEELS: HIT AND RUN HALLIE — It’s hard to find the perfect someone when you have special 6th sense abilities. When Hallie Barton leaves the FBI after seeing danger in every New York City jogger, her grandmother encourages her to become a private detective in Dallas, Texas. Grammy is a matchmaking grandmother who just wants her grandchildren to be happy. Opening BODYGUARDS IN HEELS was a logical move to encourage the cousins to work together, but stay close so Grammy can find that perfect someone. HEAT LEVEL: Half Moon.
Robin Perini — DARK GUARDIANS: NIGHT OF THE JAGUAR — Enter the world of the Dark Guardians. His destiny is to destroy all things dark, soulless and evil as a member of the Order of the Jaguar She has been infected with a virus that has changed her from human to something more…and her soul is at risk. Can a man born to kill her find a way to save her–or will he be forced into a choice that will destroy them both? HEAT LEVEL: 3/4 Moon.
Robyn Peterman — SWITCHING HOUR — Released from the pokey and paroled with limited magic is enough to make any witch grumpy. However, if you throw in a recently resurrected cat, a lime-green Kia and a sexy egotistical werewolf, it’s enough to make a gal fly off the edge. Not to mention a mission…with no directions. So here I sit in Asscrack, West Virginia trying to figure out how to complete my mysterious mission before Halloween or get turned into a mortal. The animals in the area are convinced I’m the Shifter Whisperer (whatever the hell that is) and the hotter-then-Satan’s-underpants werewolf thinks I’m his mate. Now apparently I’m slated to save my people? If they think I’m the right witch, they’ve swallowed some bad brew. HEAT LEVEL: Full Moon.
Ann Voss Peterson — THE SCHOOL — All the kids in Lake Loyal, Wisconsin know the abandoned school must be haunted. And when eight-year-old Josh disappears inside, the adults know it too…Josh’s mother, Rachel, will stop at nothing to get her son back. Even if that means going up against supernatural forces, a police chief named Val Ryker, and her sexy next door neighbor, Nate, who isn’t what he appears to be… HEAT LEVEL: Quarter Moon.
Jenn Stark — GETTING WILDE — A magical-artifacts hunter with an uncanny (and occasionally dangerous) gift for Tarot accepts a job she should have refused — to steal the Devil himself — and finds herself embroiled in two battles: an ancient war on magic, and the struggle to resist her wickedly sexy, immortal client. HEAT LEVEL: 3/4 Moon.
WHICH SHADE OF MIDNIGHT ARE YOU?
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