Monday, June 3, 2013

Sunday Snippet: Lie to Me


Okay, if you're not watching Orphan Black, you should be. I just watched the absolute best season finale I've seen from a show in a very long, long time. Seriously, the entire season never missed a beat and the mind-bending craziness just kept me glued to the television. Spring of 2014 is way too far away. J

Tonight's post is from the novella, Lie to Me. Jana and Rhys have a strong desire to be together, but circumstances beyond their control make it pretty much impossible. Jana isn't thrilled with the reasons, but she gets it.

Here's the tagline:

Jana Ricks has a target on her back and she wants Rhys McPherson to help her get rid of it. Rhys loves Jana, but can't protect her, not if they want to stay alive, which he's determined to make happen…even if it means giving up the future he wants.

And the preview snippet…

Rhys sighed. "I'm sorry, Jana."
She growled. "Look, Rhys, I'm not looking for an apology. I want a reason."
He shook his head. "I can't give you one."
She pinned him with her gaze. "Can't or won't?"
His silence answered the question.
She snorted. "Right. Figured as much."
Jana brushed past him ready to exit, but Rhys's hand shot out and grasped her arm.
He met her gaze. "Can't. Because there're too many reasons to list. And you know every single one of them."
Her shoulders slumped. "Shit." She did, and probably had a few more she could add to the list. "This sucks."
Rhys slid his hand down to twine his fingers with hers. "Yeah, it does. But until we find a way to rid ourselves of the danger, this is what we have."
She leaned forward, resting her head on his shoulder, craving the solid strength only he offered. "Can't you just lie to me and say it's all going to be okay?"
Rhys wrapped his free arm around her. "I could, but you'd know the truth. It's there in front of us. Every day." His voice gruff, he held her close for a moment then slowly eased away.
Jana nodded. "I know. But lie to me anyway."
Rhys lips quirked. "It's all gonna be okay." He sobered. "Eventually."
Jana grumbled. "Eventually is too damned far away." Lifting her chin, she caught his mouth in a quick, hard kiss. "And I'm not a patient person." Spinning around, she left before either could give in to the temptation of pushing their luck.
The malevolent evil on her ass won the day, but she and Rhys would win out in the end. They just had to find the key to taking the guy out.

I have a feeling this may turn into a series, but the sages are being tight-lipped at the moment. LOL

That's it for this week.



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