Hailey Turner’s new release, All Souls Near & Nigh Soulbound II releases on March 19. This LGBTQ Urban Fantasy builds on the series plot and will keep readers wanting more!
Hailey sent us an exclusive excerpt for All Souls Near & Nigh.
“I don’t like this.”
Jono looked up from tying his trainers—a pair he wouldn’t mind losing—to find Patrick staring at him from the short hallway that led to their bedroom and the still-damaged bathroom. Jono’s gaze slowly traveled up and down Patrick’s body, taking him in.
I wouldn’t mind seeing him in an actual uniform.
Patrick wore black tactical pants tucked into his combat boots, which were laced up tightly. A black, fitted long-sleeved shirt was tucked into his pants. His tactical pistol was holstered on a heavy-duty belt, dagger secured to his right thigh. He wore fingerless gloves and carried a fully assembled M4A1 carbine in his hands with a familiarity that wasn’t lost on Jono. A few extra magazines were secured to his belt, and he carried a duffel bag over one shoulder big enough to hide the assault rifle in. The shoulder strap of a tactical vest peeked out from it.
“This was the plan, remember?” Jono said, leaning forward to rest his elbows on his knees. Personally, he’d rather spend Friday night working or at home with Patrick, not fighting to the death.
“I still don’t like it.”
Patrick came closer and dumped the duffel bag on the coffee table with a loud thump. Jono watched as he placed the assault rifle inside and zipped the duffel bag closed.
“I’m the distraction.”
“You’re the bait.”
Patrick crossed his arms over his chest and scowled at Jono, brows furrowed. “You don’t have any backup.”
“Now you know how I feel when you go haring off on your own,” Jono pointed out dryly. “And that’s a load of bollocks. I have you.”
About Hailey Turner:
Hailey Turner is big city girl who spoils her cats rotten and has a demanding day job that she loves, but not as much as she loves writing. She’s been writing since she was a young child and enjoys reading almost as much as creating a new story. Hailey loves stories with lots of action, gritty relationships, and an eventual HEA that satisfies the heart.
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