Danger. It’s all I’ve ever known. All I’ve ever wanted.
Fighting fires soothes the raging beast that war created.
Allowing me to live
The rest? Maybe she can understand my hunger. For her. Dominating her. Owning her.
Danger. Domination. Destruction.
An elite team of smokejumpers nestled in the heart of Missoula, Montana.
By day they indulge in their penchant for danger.
By night they exude passion.
Are you ready for their brand of domination?
Prevent. Protect. Preserve. This is their motto.
The wind whipped around him and a flash of lightning followed a clap of thunder. His vision became foggy and his hand trembled. “Guess we better hurry, boy. Gonna be a doozy.” Concentrate. Move on.
The words he’d screamed in the darkness on nights when nightmares drained him of sleep and a portion of his sanity. He gripped the maul, raising the powerful instrument in the air. When the ugliness faded, he thought he would be able to shove the disabling images out of his mind.
“No!” He was shoved into a series of visions.
“Come on. Time to get out there. We have men to save.”
Stoker swayed back and forth, the momentum of the plane’s bump and grind in the storm slamming all the men against the hull. Nearly stumbling, he hiked up his gear and grabbed the thick rope leading to the opening. He didn’t need to be told they were in enemy territory. They could all hear the booms coming from the airstrike. They were under direct attack.
“Sergeant, are you certain of the coordinates?” Stoker shouted over the rattles and creaks.
“Our informants were clear,” the Sergeant stated as he pushed first one then another man forward. “Follow your mission. Do exactly what we talked about and we stand a chance of releasing the prisoners.”
Stoker’s mouth was dry as he lumbered forward. His hands were clammy. He rubbed sweat from his eyes as he watched the men hurl themselves from the plank. Adrenaline kicked in as he wrapped his hand around the tether cord to his parachute. He was a marine. This was his job. He was going to save lives.
“Come on. We got this.”
The familiar voice of his friend forced Stoker to open his eyes wide. Cooper knew what he was doing. This was his third and last tour. Nodding, he swallowed hard and watched as Cooper took his position, his hands gripping the sides of the open door. He was next.
“Come on, soldier,” the Sergeant encouraged.
Stoker grunted and stepped onto the metal edge.
The plane jerked, hitting a patch of turbulence. “Christ,” the Sergeant hissed.
Stoker was tossed back against the metal wall. Wind whipped from all directions, lightning illuminating the sky in shades of gold and blue. He’d never seen a storm of this magnitude. By all rights they shouldn’t be flying, but there was no turning around and zero second chances. If they didn’t succeed, good men and women would die. “I’m ready.”
“Hold on, both of you,” the Sergeant commanded. “We’ve lost our position. I’m going to check with the Captain.”
His teeth chattering, Stoker nodded and took two tentative steps forward. “Cooper, you heard the Sergeant. Get away from the door.”
“We can do this,” Cooper yelled back.
“No! Get over here.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Best Selling author, Piper Stone writes in several genres including romantic suspense, thrillers, erotic romance, dark erotic, Domestic Discipline, spanking, Domination and submission and traditional romance. She has a love of the non-traditional, preferring to create worlds that defy the imagination. Wine and sous vide cooking are only second to her love of golden retrievers and you might find all three nestled in the pages of a book or two.
She has several releases from Blushing Books including Truth or Dare, His Demands – Dirty Little Secrets, Submissive For Hire, His Hidden Girl – Dirty Little Secrets, Becoming – Power Exchange and upcoming books Rescue Me – Maverick and the series Fire Devil.
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