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𝙎𝙝𝙚’𝙨 𝙖 𝙨𝙘𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙩 𝙛𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙠𝙚𝙚𝙥 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙩 𝙝𝙞𝙙𝙙𝙚𝙣. 𝙃𝙚’𝙨 𝙖𝙣 𝙚𝙭-𝙨𝙤𝙡𝙙𝙞𝙚𝙧 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙞𝙘 𝙥𝙖𝙨𝙩. 𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙮 𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢 𝙞𝙜𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚?
𝘋𝘦𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘯 𝘊𝘳𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘰𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘴 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵. 𝘚𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘔𝘐-6 𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘪𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘩 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘮 𝘪𝘯 𝘎𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘧𝘵 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘰 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘺. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘖𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘢 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘥, 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘪𝘮. 𝘏𝘦’𝘭𝘭 𝘥𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘵 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘵𝘩 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘴.
𝘋𝘳. 𝘖𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘢 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘦𝘭 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘮𝘣𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘣𝘪𝘰𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵. 𝘚𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢 𝘥𝘳𝘶𝘨 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘮 𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘦 𝘣𝘺 𝘩𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘵. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧𝘧. 𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘴.
𝘈𝘴 𝘋𝘦𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘯 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘢 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘵, 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘖𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘢 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘫𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘻𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘖𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘢 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘩𝘦’𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯, 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯.
𝘾𝙖𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙗𝙧𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙨𝙘𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙨 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙞𝙩 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨?
𝘽𝙐𝙍𝙉 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯-𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘦𝘦𝘱 8 𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘴𝘶𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴. 𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴, 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘵𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘒𝘦𝘯𝘻𝘪𝘦 𝘔𝘢𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘯’𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘦.
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I peer around the corner and see the gunman. He tells the other man to go look for the old woman. I don’t hear Margot’s voice and I don’t know where she is.
The gunman responds, “Go ahead. Then I’ll shoot your dog and he will be dead.”
I don’t think so. I’m close enough to see the scene unfolding in the kitchen. I take in a breath and hold it to steady my hands. My shots are spot-on when I’m in my center.
Poppy cries, and it guts me. Seconds before I’m ready to enter the kitchen and put a stop to the gunman, Margot shows up with her shotgun. She fires a shot, throwing the gunman off-balance.
Poppy gives Ozzie the command to attack in Dutch. “Aanval!”
Ozzie doesn’t hesitate, jumping for the gunman’s hand holding the gun. He knocks him to the ground as the man tries to get his wrist free from the dog’s mouth.
I turn to Poppy. “Go to the small barn and get in the car. Stay there,” I say to her in French, hoping they only speak German.
She gives me a curious look.
She bolts out of the room, holding her kitten in her arms. I turn around to see Ozzie distracted because Poppy has left and long enough for the gunman to jerk his hand free. He sits up and aims at Ozzie and I take my shot. The bullet hits him right between the eyes and Ozzie runs after Poppy.
I have zero tolerance for anyone who threatens children or animals. I turn around and Margot is nowhere to be found.
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Kenzie Macallan has launched her first series filled with action, suspense, and secrets with wicked twists and turns. Hot romance is always part of the equation. Her next series, Deep 8, takes readers on a trip around the world.
She studied undergraduate and graduate at schools on the East Coast of the U.S. in fields such as biology, psychology, fine arts, and education. Balancing a full-time job and writing is a struggle but one well worth it.
Kenzie lives with her husband in New England and is a huge dog lover. She has been fortunate enough to travel all over the world to places like Africa, Greece, Switzerland, Holland, France, England and Scotland.
It’s led to an overactive imagination. Creativity seems to be part of her soul as she paints portraits and takes photographs. Cooking is not her forte but she can bake up a storm. They have all added to her storytelling especially when writing about strong women and alpha men. She looks forward to adding to her adventures with her readers.
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