Welcome to October Frights Blog Hop, Day 4!! Fittingly, I’m going to introduce you to Probabilities, Book 4 in my Fierce Hearts Series.
But first, I want to share the book trailer for Probabilities. YouTube
Here’s an excerpt:
A bright, glaring light above her head blinded Tizzy. The sedative Marcus had forced on her was still affecting her senses, but at least she was awake. A piercing pain in her hand throbbed. She surveyed her body, her arms, her hands and found an IV in her hand. A line led to an IV bag hanging near her head.
Oh God. Panic bloomed in her chest at the sight of fluid dripping into an IV hooked into her. This was not good. Not good at all. Her abilities of keen hearing, vision, and scent were muffled. Worse, her special abilities of speed, leaping, and accuracy were deadened. She forced her brain to accept that the IV was a simple sedative, nothing more.The panic softened around the edges.
The room door opened, and Marcus entered, with Sage right behind him. “You’re awake.” Marcus sat on the foot of her bed and Sage stood on the other side.
“Where’s your other partner?”
Sage chuckled. “You’re loopy. What other partner?”
He guffawed. “Marcus, her drugs may be too strong.”
Marcus glared at her, his teeth grinding.
“I know what I’m talking about. You know, you, Sage, are Curly, your partner here is Moe. Where’s Larry?”
Sage chuckled again. “She’s out of her head,” he told Marcus.
Marcus rolled a menacing growl in his throat. “She knows what she’s saying. She’s calling us the Three Stooges.”
The smile on Sage’s face dropped. “Funny girl. You can say what you want, but the last laugh will be on you. And it won’t be long waiting, either.”
“No, it won’t be long. While you were sleeping, we drew blood from your arm. This very moment it’s in the centrifuge. We’re collecting the genetic material as we speak.”
Tizzy tried harder to focus on his words. Although her mind remained foggy, she understood that he was letting her know her contribution to the serum would soon give him the same special abilities she had. She knew with each addition of abilities Marcus grew more and more impossible to defeat.
And here she lay, helpless. It made her see red. She imagined jumping up on the bed and taking them both down.
The idea made her tired. But fear of what they had planned for her when they no longer needed her blood made her all the more determined to stay conscious.
Marcus shook his head, a smirk on his face. “Too bad you’re on the wrong side, Tizzy. You have good skills. I could use you in battle. Oh, wait a minute. I will put your skills to use. Soon you will be one of us.”
“I’ll never be a part of your evil group.” She tried to holler, but the words came out weak. “You’ll never succeed in coaxing me to your side.”
Sage chuckled. The sound made her sick.
“I don’t have to coax you. I’ll simply implant you or give you our unique drug. Either way, you’ll become a part of my goals for, well, you don’t need to know anything further. And soon you won’t care about anything but destroying your were-cat colony.”
Through the fog, Tizzy silently watched the evil twins leave her room. In the quiet she closed her eyes and let the truth she faced trouble through her. Tears began meandering down her face, and she let them fall. The room was so quiet yet so loud with the echoing thoughts of what was ahead. It was a runaway train she couldn’t stop. Acceptance was a part of life, she knew. Accepting that she couldn’t control the weather was easy. Acceptance that with freedom of choice, humans made good choices sometimes but also sometimes did evil things. Acceptance wasn’t giving up, it was a reasonable way to view life.
But acceptance of being forever changed into a monster just wasn’t on her to do list.
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