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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Excerpt: Trusting Delilah

Yesterday's winner is: lainey bancroft

Congratulations! Email me for your PDF at

diana.castilleja @ gmail.com (You know the routine-no space. LOL)

 

So today, I'm going to treat you guys with a peek at a story that is primed for '09. TRUSTING DELILAH is the first book of my quadruplets series. I even have a little inspiration for you.

 DC_Delilah (graphic by Linda Mooney)

This will be released early next year, January or February I believe, with Tease Publishing.

 

Roman Aiza is the second born son of the Aiza clan. He also owns and operates a private security company and has an ongoing contract with one of Florida's most influential residents. He is patrolling at a party when he encounters a woman who will haunt him. A woman who at their first meeting, manages to walk right out of his hands when he follows her for trespassing. She manages to do this without giving Roman a single reason why she is in the depths of the house he is protecting. When he does finally locate her days later, his goal is to prove that his instincts are wrong. She is not the woman that all of his senses are clamoring for.

Yet when the daughter of Roman's largest and closest account is kidnapped and held for ransom, will they be able to build a trust between them? Or will their own secrets keep them apart?

 

EXCERPT:

(unedited. I claim all screw-ups. :) )

Roman hadn’t wanted to come back, not after their last meeting. He knew she was a hard ass. The hardest damn rock of a sharp shooter he’d ever met, but it was becoming impossible to ignore her. Impossible to forget her. She’d begun to infiltrate his dreams, and he didn’t like it. He did not want to be interested in this woman.

His father had warned him, had warned all of the children their time would come, and when it did there was nothing to be done about it.

Roman was the second born, second son in a group of non-identical quadruplets. The rarity of multiple siblings in a single birth was astronomical. And yet, there had never been an explanation for it either. His mother had never admitted to doing anything to encourage the quadruplet birth, and Roman would be the last person to ask if she had manipulated it.

Still, he was thankful for his family. He loved his brother and his sisters. He adored his parents—they knew how to stay out of his life. But for once, just in this instance, he wished this was something he didn’t have to face alone.

It sucked that this was happening to him first. He felt like a damn guinea pig, because now he knew why he was drawn to the raven-haired woman when so many others could be dismissed like yesterday’s paper.

This woman, the one he still didn’t have a real name for after more fruitless searching, was by all of his senses, his mate. The only information he’d found on her was more names and addresses than any one person should be born with. She was a chameleon on paper, but a hot-blooded woman in person.

He swallowed as he leaned his motorcycle to rest, and tossed his leg across with an easy movement as he stared at the warehouse yet again. Maybe this time she wouldn’t be here. He could only hope.

He pushed the door open and heard the grating sound again. He held his jaw tight waiting for the expected shout to leave. It never came. His head snapped up instead when he heard a guttural cry in the depths of the building. Instinctively, he pulled his weapon from its holster, searching in all directions, sliding into the shadows as the cry repeated followed by a sharp cracking sound. Every nerve he had went on alert as he followed the sound, nearing a step at a time. He rolled his body soundlessly around a corner, his vision trying to adjust to the flickering light from the overhead windows in the cavernous area of the warehouse.

He drew a breath. She was there. Even as he inched further down the wall making his assessment, the relieved fact that she was alone registered at the same unstoppable instant his wrists were whacked with a rod. Less than three seconds later he was flat on his back—again—staring up at her wide eyed and annoyed expression.

 

Watch my site for more information and excerpts about this release!

12 comments:

Word Crafter said...

You do know how to turn a phrase Diana - good job.
Cricket/Billie/Logan
who is not at all good at witty replies = )

Diana Castilleja said...

Thanks for stopping by Cricket!

Lisa Haselton said...

Quite an intriguing snippet, Diana. I want more Roman already! :)

-Lisa
http://lisahaselton.tripod.com

Diana Castilleja said...

Wait until you meet Morgan. LOL He's *sigh* ... my secret crush. LOL

lainey bancroft said...

Whee! I'm the weener! =)

another great excerpt, Diana. she's kick ass!

Diane Craver said...

I like your descriptions! And love Roman! Great excerpt!

Linda Mooney said...

Trusting Delilah is SOOOOO GOOOOOD!!! Trust ME on this! LOL!

Diana Castilleja said...

Thanks Lainey! I sent you the pdf. I hope you enjoy the read.

Linda... You're just fab... That's all I'm saying.

Diane, thanks for stopping by.

*waves* to Lisa! Glad you liked it! I have more coming. LOL

Thanks everyone.

lrwirum said...

sounds very interesting. :-)

Larena

Caffey said...

Oh Linda, no fair, you read it already! {{{Waving Hi}}} You know how much I love paranormal and fantasy within reads contemps.

Cool on them being quadruplets! That means we'll get 4 stories :D, 4 books :D :D I hope I got that right with the term and how many!
You stated 'clan' and 'mate; so this werewolf? (yum). And a hero on a motorcycle. This will be out early next year, like January 1st right? :)

This has been so a fabulous week of peeks of current and upcoming books. I shall be as patient as I can, LOL.

Caffey said...

Oh and congrats on winning Lainey!

Diana Castilleja said...

Hugs Cathy. The quadruplets series is werewolf. Just wait until you meet Morgan. He's totally my ultimate crush.