Wednesday, 13 May 2015

"I'll take your son as my hostage" #MidWeekTease #amwriting #mmromance

Welcome back to Mid Week Tease and thank you to the lovely Sandra Bunino for providing the opportunity for us writers to share our work with all you lovely readers.

Catch up with last week's tease.

This week, I'm happy to announce that my short story Sicario, will appear in the Love Is An Open Road/Don't Read In The Closet Anthology coming out later this year. More on that later.

Today, we return to Carlos and Dante's story, Duce. Last time we saw them, Dante had a gun to Marcos's head in their living room (Marcos is Carlos's older brother). And Carlos had just found out Dante was a member of the cartels. You can read the scene again in this teaser.

This scene follows on directly. I hope you enjoy it. It's still a first draft so pardon any errors.
*Note, this is written in UK English.

"We both know that hell will freeze first before that happens," D replied in a deep harsh voice I barely recognised filled with menace.
"So why are you here?" Dad snapped.
"You issued a hit on my life. I want to know why?"
No! I sucked in a sharp breath. Dad sent assassins after D. I flinched as if he'd delivered a blow to me, leaning more of my weight against the ledge.
Why did my father want to kill D? Those photos of my sexual encounters flashed through my mind. Although I hadn't seen one with D in it, it was possible there was a glossy of the two of us somewhere in this house.
"I won't waste your time by trying to deny it," Dad said. "You knew that anything that belongs to me was off limits to you, yet you chose my son. This was an insult to me."
Dad slammed his hand on the table top. I flinched at the loud noise. My shoulders slumped. It was my fault. I had put a target on D. If I hadn't manipulated him into sleeping with me, he wouldn't be in trouble with my father.
Holding my breath, I expected D to spill the beans about what had happened to exonerate himself.
"I take responsibility for my actions," D said, shocking me even more. "It was never meant as an insult to you, Baron. But now that you've drawn first blood, I'm obligated to retaliate."
In all their exchanges, D remained calm. How he could still stay composed in spite of  everything baffled me. The man who stood with him hadn't said a word either.
My father's eyes widened. "What do you mean?"
"To ensure that you don't send more assassins after me, I need insurance. I'll take your son as my hostage. My slave."

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  1. Congrats on the short story sale, and great tease!

  2. NICE!! Bwahahahaha, gives everyone what they want...except day. Great tease, Kai. When does this one come out?

    1. Thank you, Siobhan. I'm not sure of release date yet. I have to finish it first. :-)

  3. That certainly put Dad in his place. Great snippet.

  4. Oh my! Something tells me he'll be a more than willing slave ;-) Fantastic tease, Kai.