Sunday, 17 March 2013

Contest Time - Dealing with the Past

It's that time again where I have a release.... YAY
Saturday the 23rd March Dealing with the Past is being released through Silver Publishing. You can purchase HERE
This is the second book in my Thompson Agency Series. I really hope you guys enjoy.
To celebrate it's release I'm giving away two free copies. Simply comment on this post and I'll draw the winners on Friday.

Aiden Montgomery’s lover died unexpectedly at work. His boss, Noah suggests he go to the Thompson Agency to help him say goodbye. What Aiden didn’t expect was to run into someone from his past. Someone he never wanted to set eyes on again.

Jackson Thompson has worked hard to change his ways and attitude towards others. When his most recent client refuses to work with him he’s baffled as to why. Finding out Aiden is his mate throws Jackson for a loop, realising he’s the same person Jackson bullied in High School could mean the end to his mating before it even began.

But someone doesn’t want Aiden’s ex raised from the dead. 

Jackson Thomson sat at his desk, slowly working his way through the unending pile of e-mails currently clogging his inbox. His last appointment for the day cancelled so he found himself with an unexpected amount of free time on his hands. It was a welcome reprieve after all the work he had been doing recently. Considering he was part of the family business, free time was valuable and needed to be used wisely.
Being a necromancer meant Jackson didn't keep regular office hours like most people. There was no way in hell he would be getting up to go into the office at eight in the morning after spending god knows how many hours in a cemetery the previous night. He could raise three or four people per night though. However, he was limited to fifteen minutes of being able to converse with them before his power started to give out on him, unlike his brother.
Jackson just recently found out that he wasn't anywhere near as powerful as his youngest brother, Jayden. Jayden had raised his mate's brother and allowed the pair to talk and write a book for almost the entire night. This had also gone on nearly every night for a month. Jackson had been both angry at his brother for keeping his ability from his family and in awe of what his baby bro could do.
Jackson needed roughly an hour of time between appointments so he could recoup his powers. So, Jackson usually got to work sometime between nine and ten then left about four in the afternoon. This, along with spending anywhere between three and five hours in a cemetery most nights had him feeling exhausted ninety per cent of the time and was usually the reason behind his foul moods.
He had tried to sleep during the day, before he went to the cemetery, but he'd ended up with a headache every time and that left him feeling out of sorts. So instead he slept after he was done for the night. Jackson usually managed to crawl into bed somewhere between one and two most mornings, if he was lucky a little earlier.
He knew his exhaustion had been one reason behind the way he'd treated Jayden when everything had come to light earlier in the year. That and the fact his baby brother had found his mate when Jackson had been looking for his for the past ten years. He hadn't thought it fair that Jayden seemed to get everything. All the power and a mate. Jackson knew he had been a complete and total ass to his youngest brother. However, his mouth had just seemed to run away from him before he could even think about what was coming out of it. His jealousy and envy had burned hot and bright and unfortunately resulted in the vitriol that had spewed forth from his mouth.
Jackson knew he had hurt Jayden, hell, apparently he'd been doing it unconsciously for years. That little fact had knocked him for six. Jackson had always been Mr Popular in school, he was good at any sport he tried and had always found classes and study easy. He supposed this had allowed him to get a rather large ego and apparently, an attitude to match. The fact that his baby brother had come out of left field and announced he was more powerful than Jackson had smarted a little and helped fuel his emotions.
Causing any of his family pain was unacceptable to Jackson and finding out he'd been doing it for years hit him hard. After Jayden had been shot—when he'd accidentally raised six murdered women, something Jackson still had trouble wrapping his mind around—Jackson took time to talk things out with his brother afterwards. Jayden had been hesitant at first, which made Jackson's heart ache that he'd hurt Jayden so badly he hadn't really wanted to talk with him.
Thankfully Jayden's mate, Noah, had encouraged Jayden to listen to what Jackson had to say. They had talked for hours, along with their other brothers, and managed to resolve a lot of their issues. Jackson couldn't say things were perfect, as it had only been a few months, but he now knew the way Jayden had viewed him for years. Therefore, he could fix the problem. Things were a great deal better than they were and, hopefully with time, they would continue to improve.
Jackson cringed when he remembered the dressing down his mum had given him and his brothers over their treatment of Jayden and even Noah. He knew things must have gotten bad for her to get involved. Jessica Thompson was sorely outnumbered by men in their family. Eight to one was not good odds anyway you looked at it. But Jackson thought his mum and dad had done a fantastic job raising him and his six brothers. With so many boys under one roof, there were bound to be fights. His mum and dad had allowed them to work out their differences themselves, only stepping in when they thought it was truly needed.
It'd been needed this time. Jackson hadn't even been aware of the way he and the rest of his siblings were treating Jayden.
He was glad Jayden had found his mate and Noah was a good match for his baby bro. The man was protective as hell and had no trouble telling Jackson exactly what he thought of him. Thankfully, as Jackson and Jayden had worked through their issues, Noah thawed towards him.
Jackson shook his head, trying to get his mind back onto the job in front of him, but it didn't seem to be working. His brain felt foggy from lack of sleep and staring at the computer screen was doing nothing but straining his eyes.
He had just come to the decision to pack up and leave a little earlier today and hopefully get some shut-eye before his first appointment at the cemetery tonight when there was a knock on his door.
"Come in." Jackson groaned, it seemed he wasn't quite fast enough.
Jayden walked into his office looking a little frazzled. He glanced around and seemed relieved when he noticed Jackson didn't have a client with him. Jackson knew right then he was about to kiss goodbye any chance he had of leaving work early.
"What can I do for you, Jayden?" he asked, knowing he wasn't going to like the answer.
"Umm… Can you take my last appointment of the day? I've just been asked to consult on a murder case and no one else is available." Jayden didn't look too happy about being called away. Since his powers had been revealed with the pending release of his dead brother-in-law's last and final book, the agency had been getting inundated with requests for help that was previously unavailable. As Jayden was the only one who could help, his poor brother had been run off his feet. Jackson was even surprised Jayden had any clients that he could help out with.
Knowing he would do anything to help his brother after the way he had treated him Jackson nodded. "Yeah, man, no worries. Go do what you need to. When's your next appointment due?" he asked.
"Aiden Montgomery should be here in about fifteen minutes. Here's his file," Jayden said as he stepped forward and handed it to Jackson.
Jackson hadn't even noticed it, what did that say about how tired he felt? "I'll take care of it, don't worry," he said as he took the file and set it on his desk.
"Thanks, bro, I owe you one."
"No, you don't. Just go do what you need to do."
Jayden smiled at him then turned and headed for the door.
"Oh and Jayden…" He waited for his brother to turn back to him.
"Get some rest, you look like shit." Jackson chuckled lightly. "Go home and cuddle with that wonderful mate of yours." The smile on Jayden's face was worth it.
"As soon as I'm finished with this damn consult that's exactly what I plan to do. Thanks again," Jayden said, then walked out of Jackson's office.
Jackson sighed. God, he would give anything to have someone at home waiting for him. Someone he could cuddle up with after his long and exhausting days. Someone who cared if Jackson worked too much and was willing to stand up and tell him he needed to step back and take some time. Someone he could fuck into the mattress and snuggle with afterwards. It was a true testament to his state of exhaustion that the thought of fucking his yet unknown mate's tight rear end didn't even get a flicker of interest below his belt.


Lupa Padmae said...

Wooo hoooo love it

Rhonda Wolf said...

I can't wait to read it!

Anonymous said...

Oh I want this book. The first one was great and I want to read this one so badly.


Karl said...

Please include me. I have this book on my wish list


Loveless3173 said...

So exciting!! PLEASE count me in! \^o^/


gigi said...

Loved the excerpt! Please count me in. Thanks!!!


Yvette said...

I am looking forward to this book. I reviewed the first one in the series and loved it!!

julieann37 said...

This book looks as awesome aa the first one was.I can't wait to read it!I liked Jayden a lot and can't wait for Jackson to meet his match-it looks he will!

Anonymous said...

Powerful excerpt please put my name in the hat.


Anonymous said...

Loved the except please put my name in the hat.
Love ypur stories.


Anonymous said...

I loved the first one I can't wait to read this one!

Deborah H

Michelle said...

Wow! Looking forward to this one for sure!

Christine F. said...

Can't wait!

Tonya said...

Yeah! Been looking forward to this one and the first book was awesome.

Dyrlae Noget said...

Loved the first bok of this series. Would love to win this one!


Laura said...

Really enjoyed the first book ~ Looking forward to this one!!

Urb said...

Great excerpt! Thank you!
brendurbanist at gmail dot com

SM Zeoanne said...

This sounds very interesting. I already feel...something, for the two men!


Susan Mort said...

I thought the first one was excellent. I can't wait to read this one and see how this brother works out a relationship and working with dead spirits. And I hope the usual characters make a repeat appearance. I am waiting with bated breath for this book.

Lupa Padmae said...

Yeah finally Jackson story is told. I cannot wait I know it is going to be just as good as dealing with the dead.

shavedwolvy said...

Comment: I've got new socks.
Laura Striplin

Cherri H said...

Woot woot can't wait! !!!!!!!

Karen Candido said...

Cant wait for it!