Live by his rules or die by them…
In the wake of the zombie apocalypse, twenty-year-old Lee Walker is desperately trying to keep the last of her family alive. Salvation seems to come in the form of Dominic Rosario, a sexy army sergeant. Despite his questionable motives and brutal tactics, Lee can’t deny the scorching attraction burning between them. When a dangerous mission goes south, Lee must face her growing feelings for Dominic and a terrifying new creature that will hunt them to the grave.
This 23K+ word novella is the first episode in the Heaven in Hell series and ends on a cliffhanger. Please note that this is a slow burn series (the content gets steamier as the episodes go on) and you can read the first four episodes individually or all together in the boxset (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XZPCVLJ).
“Get of out here, Lee.”
“Reed,” I screamed over the sound of fists pounding on the door. I wouldn’t leave without him.
He and Grady struggled to keep the shelf pressed against the door.
“We can’t hold it,” Grady shouted. “Lee, get those pills to my daughter. Tell her that I love her and that—”
He was interrupted by the sound of wood splintering.
“Let me help.” I scrambled to the edge of the counter.
Dominic jumped up, blocking my way. Even crouching down, the top of his head brushed the ceiling. He pushed me back toward the window.
“I’ll fight with you.”
Dominic’s face was impassive. “Take this.” He pushed the radio into my hands. “Radio for help. If Corporal Ross survived, she can get you out. If not, get in range of the safe house and call for help.”
“No.” Pushing him was like shoving a cinder block wall. I resorted to trying to wriggle out of his grasp.
He gritted his teeth and hauled me over to the window.
Twisting around, I pleaded, “Let me stay.” I couldn’t leave Reed.
What’s the point in living when the only people I’m living for are dead?
Dominic gave me a searching look, as if he was trying to memorize my face. “Survive,” he said before slanting his head down and claiming my mouth in a searing kiss.
I tasted the sharp, sweet flavor of cinnamon on his tongue. Shock gave way to a rush of desire so strong my knees nearly gave out.
What the hell…?
Without saying a word, Dominic broke the kiss, picked me up, and threw me feet first out the window opening.