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𝗠𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗧𝘆 𝗕𝗲𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘁

𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙙.

We will not stand by while one of our own is in the enemy’s grasp.

Ivy and I are part of the house now, and their family is our family. 𝙏𝙤𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧, 𝙬𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙛𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠.

This mission nearly brings Blackstone down. We missed our mark, and now it’s

𝘊𝘰𝘥𝘦 𝘙𝘦𝘥.

Though our families are prepared for the unthinkable, we will not take this lying down.

𝗗𝗿. 𝗜𝘃𝘆 𝗞𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁

Ty and I have a good connection, 𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙡 𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙨 𝙖 𝙙𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙢𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙖 𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙣.

Regardless of my personal struggles, I know one thing is true.

The house is in disarray, and it’s up to me to keep everyone on point.

But deep inside, 𝙄’𝙢 𝙨𝙡𝙤𝙬𝙡𝙮 𝙪𝙣𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜. I need to find a way to get my life back.

Shadows has a mixture of light and laughter, but there’s a level of danger that comes with living here. I just hope I’m strong enough to endure.

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Alejandro gave a quick, low whistle as I entered the house and I glanced at him. He moved his gaze to a few men I hadn’t met before. I wasn’t a newbie in this business and immediately understood what I was up against. They sat at a table pretending not to notice me. Smoke from their cigarettes swirled thick above them as they played a card game. 

I glared at them as I hauled the woman through the room and down the stairs. I dumped her on the bed in the cage and held her still with my foot. Leo, one of my men, had left the needle on the small table ready for me, and I grabbed it and gave it a flick. 

“No, no!” She started to panic, but I grabbed her arm and injected the drug under her skin.  Within seconds, she went limp, and I sat beside her on the bed to catch my breath. 

“Little wildcat,” Leo chuckled, “hope this cage holds up.” 

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J.L. Drake is a bestselling author with multiple series published in several countries. The Broken Trilogy is her bestseller, and her next series, Dark Water runs deep into the Broken and Blackstone world.

She was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, and later moved to southern California. Though she loves the weather in Cali, she would sell her left kidney for a good rainstorm. Jodi’s love of the seasons back home in Canada definitely put an appearance in her books.

When she’s not writing, you can often find her sitting somewhere along the coast of Huntington Beach, reading, or at home curled up on a couch with her two children and husband, binge-watching Marvel movies.

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