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Teaser Thursday: Taming His Mercenary

They entered the kitchen to make lunch together and talked easily the entire time. Even though they were already best friends, they discovered that things felt different now that they were in a relationship. They confided intimate details of their lives that they had never shared before.

They were sitting together on the couch after lunch when the security strobe lights activated unexpectedly. Who the hell was trying to break in? Rick jumped up from the couch and ran to the war room with Christian following closely behind. Moving to the wall, Rick flipped a switch to raise the map board and uncover the surveillance screens. Three men were moving in from the east perimeter while another three were approaching from the west. Fuck, who were these guys?

“We’ve got a situation at the house.” Rick glanced towards Christian as he talked on the phone. Chase and Cameron had gone out for lunch, and Killian had yet to arrive home after finishing at the police station.

“According to the surveillance feed we have six unidentified men currently breaching the perimeter.” Christian paused to listen and then nodded his head. “All right, we’ll see you soon.”

“What did Chase have to say?” Rick asked, as he moved towards the wall locker that secured their bigger guns.

“He said to keep them at bay, but to try not to kill anyone until he arrives,” Christian stated as he picked up his sniper rifle. “I’m going to set up on the balcony in my room and try to force them to take cover, which should buy us enough time for Chase and the others to arrive.”

Rick nodded his head, pulling out his own sniper rifle. Sliding a comms unit across the table for Christian, he placed a second unit in his ear. Rick positioned himself on the third floor, opposite of Christian, to keep his eyes on the three men approaching from the west.

“I’m situated in my room; my guys are still moving towards the house. I’m going to fire some warning shots.” Christian whispered into Rick’s ear through the comms unit.

“Roger that.”

Rick slid his window open and placed the barrel of his rifle on the sill. He heard shots coming from Christian’s side of the house and realized that Christian must have used his silencer because the shots he was hearing were obviously return fire. Lining up his own shot, Rick aimed for the dirt in front of the intruders. They reacted by scrambling to find cover in the opened field. He would have laughed if the situation wasn’t so serious.

Rick ducked his head down as the other men returned fire. Fuck, they hadn’t bothered with silencers. Who the hell had sent them? The only person who came to mind was Logan.

“You okay?” Rick breathed a sigh of relief when he heard Christian in his ear again.

They were both being targeted with return fire.

“I’m good. How about you?”

“I’m good; motherfuckers shot out my window though,” Christian grumbled. “I hear a car pulling up, it’s probably Chase.”

“Okay, let me know what’s happening,” Rick stated as he kept an eye on the men outside.

Copyright © Vanessa Sims, 2015

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Teaser Thursday: Taming His Mercenary

“Fancy meeting you here.” Elliot said as he came to his table. “Mind if I join you?”

“No not at all.”

“So how’s your day going?” Elliot asked with a smile.

“It’s going; and yours?” Rick replied as he waved the waitress back over.

“It’s going. Have you talked to your best friend?”

Rick had hoped Elliot would have forgotten what he told him, but that was something kind of hard to forget.

“Yeah. He said he wanted to stay friends.”

“Ouch,” Elliot said with a chuckle.

“Tell me about it. Look, I don’t think we should go to dinner. I don’t want you to feel like I’m using you.”

“You can use me anytime you want.” Elliot said with a wink, then turned to the waitress to give her his order.

“No really-“

“I wasn’t kidding this morning when I told you I can be the guy to help you forget. What do you have to lose?”

He was right, Christian didn’t want him, and there was a man sitting in front of him who did. What did he have to lose?

“Okay, I’ll go.”

It wasn’t like Rick had been a monk, but he always compared the people he was with to Christian. He wasn’t doing that with Elliot, maybe if he succeeded in making him forget his love for Christian then they could be friends again.

“Do you have any plans for today?” Elliot asked after their food had been delivered.

“No. My boss gave me the day off.” Rick answered before he took a bite of his food.

“What is it you do?”

This was the tricky part. Did he tell Elliot now, and risk him walking away or later on down the line have Elliot try to get him to change his profession.

“I’m a mercenary.”

“Really. That’s not something you hear every day; interesting.” Elliot had a gleam in his eye as he spoke.

“I think so.”

“Hey, if you love what you do, keep doing it.” Elliot replied as he pushed his empty plate away.

Rick let out a sigh of relief. This might work. “What do you do for a living?”

“Nothing as interesting as you, that’s for sure. I’m a real estate agent.”

“I never would have guessed that.” Rick said with a chuckle.

“I can say the same for you. Well… maybe not. The bad ass look is good on you.”

“I won’t deny that I can handle myself.”

“I have to head out of here. I’m showing a house today. Text me later?” Elliot asked as he stood and placed some money on the table.

“You can count on it.”

Rick watched as Elliot left the diner. He was actually excited about his date tomorrow. Which was odd, because he never would have looked twice at anyone before. Now that he knew where he stood with Christian, there wasn’t anything holding him back. Except his pesky heart. Waving his hand to get the waitress’ attention, he paid the bill and he left for home. He didn’t need to spend the day away after all, and it was mainly thanks to Elliot.

Copyright © Vanessa Sims, 2015

Taming His Mercenary Excerpt!

Christian watched as Rick’s smile fell from his face as he took a seat at the table.
“What’s up?” Rick asked once he was seated.
“Christian followed you on your date tonight.”
“What the hell man?”
“Before you get bent out of shape you need to see this.”
Chase nodded at him and Christian passed his phone to Rick. Christian saw hurt, denial, and then rage flit through Rick’s eyes.
“I had no idea Elliot knew Logan,” Rick stated placing the phone on the table in front of him.
“None of us did. Elliot’s mother had an affair with Logan’s dad. The brothers found out about each other six months ago when their father died.” Chase stated.
“Do you think he knows who I am or about us?”
“Our guess is yes. How did you two meet?”
If Christian didn’t know any better, he would say Rick was blushing.
“After Christian and I argued, I got in my car and drove away. I ended up at a hole in the wall bar and started drinking. After a few drinks Elliot came in and caught my eye.
“Richard must have called someone after you guys left.” Chase theorized.
“Probably. Fuck, I have another date scheduled him in two days.”
“Keep it.”
“What? Chase you can’t be serious?” Christian asked outraged.
“Dead ass serious. Elliot is a way for us to get to Logan if all else fails.”
Christian understood what Chase was saying, but damn, he didn’t want Rick anywhere near Elliot. It was bad enough they’d already slept together.
“All right men, let’s get some rest tonight, we will take a fresh look at all this new information in the morning,” Chase said before he walked out of the room, Cameron following fast on his heels.
Christian looked across the table at Rick. The emotions playing in his eyes were alternating between anger and hurt. Christian knew why Rick would be angry, but not why he was hurt. Rick couldn’t have feelings for Elliot already.
“You couldn’t have known who he was. Hell, we didn’t even know Logan had a brother.” Their eyes collided when Rick finally looked up at Christian.
“Yeah, I know. What I want to know is why are you doing this to me?”
“Doing what?” Christian asked; his confusion clear to see on his face.
“First you tell me you don’t want to be with me, and then you kiss me, and now you’re following me on my dates. What do you want from me Christian?”
“I want to be with you.”
“That’s bullshit. Why now?” Rick asked as he started to pace the room.
“Because I was an idiot. I shouldn’t have turned you down. I was afraid that if we didn’t work out then I would lose my closest friend. I don’t know what I would do without you in my life Rick.” Christian stood and walked over to where Rick was standing.
“You wouldn’t lose me as friend Christian.” Rick’s shoulders drooped.
“Hey, I thought you would be happy that I want to be with you.”
“What if I told you it was too late? That I couldn’t stand it if you changed your mind again later on down the line.” Rick said, looking into Christian’s eyes. Staring back, Christian hoped that none of those things were true.
“Then I would have to change your mind. I’ve been told I can be very persuasive.” Christian wiggled his eyebrows and Rick laughed, as he’d intended him to.
“What am I going to do with you?” Rick asked, shaking his head.
“Love me,” Christian said with a grin. He would make this relationship work or die trying. It would be so easy to fall in love with Rick. Christian just hoped that Rick wouldn’t stop loving him once he got to know him on an intimate level.
“Such a smart ass. Are you going to kiss me or talk to me all night?”
Christian didn’t have to be told twice. He leaned his head forward and touched his lips to Rick’s. Damn, his mouth feels good on mine. Christian thought to himself. Pulling away before things got out of hand he looked into Rick’s passion glazed eyes.
“Your room or mine?”

Taming His Mercenary Live!

Taming His Mercenary is live! The second installment in the Mercenary in Love series! Get your copy today!
When a missing persons case turns into a race to save a woman from human traffickers, Christian Storm and Rick North must not only deal with the increasingly dangerous situation, but also the stormy emotions building between them.
Coworkers and best friends, Rick and Christian have always worked together seamlessly, but that is beginning to change. Rick has been denying his true feelings for Christian for years, but has finally been pushed to his breaking point. He decides it’s time to either move forward with Christian or move on.
Christian’s a one-night-stand kind of guy who lives for fun and has no interest in a serious relationship. When Rick lays his feelings on the line one night, Christian doesn’t know what to do. He’s never thought of Rick as anything more than a friend, and is terrified that no matter how he responds to Rick’s revelation their friendship will never be the same.
When the criminals they are chasing bring the fight to their doorstep one of their own is captured. Christian and Rick must put aside their emotions and work together like never before in order to stay one step ahead of the danger that threatens their very lives.
With so much on the line, will Rick and Christian be able to give love a chance, or are the odds against them stacked too high?
Warning: This book is intended for a mature audience.
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Taming His Mercenary Setback!

OK so would we like the good news or the bad news first? I personal like the bad news first, so that the good news hopefully trumps that!

Bad News: Woke up this morning and my computer was mad at me, need to take it in to get looked at, so that means Taming His Mercenary will be pushed back hopefully until Oct 15th!

Good News: Flash giveaway for the entire Red Moon Pack series that is currently out now AND His Mercenary! And also there will be sneak peeks into Taming His Mercenary! (Saved that to the flash drive but not the book! I will have to change my saving ways!)

All you have to do is comment below and about the next book your look forward to! It doesn’t have to be one of mines, just a book your really looking forward to! Winner will be chosen on Sunday!

Sorry for the setback, but you got to love technology!