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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Monday Morning Sneak Peek - STATIC by S.K. Anthony

**Since my book release is on Monday, November 2nd, I'm posting this week's MMSP today :) HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Did a weekend of reading leave you wanting more? 
Sneaking peeks of your newest novel from under
your desk at work? 

For the eternal is your 
Monday Morning Sneak Peek!


STATIC (The Luminaries Book #2) by SK Anthony

Kevin Pierce is a teleporter, a ladies’ man, and a loyal friend. Or so he thought.

As a genetically altered Luminary, he helps the government bring down some of the most dangerous criminals. Not very challenging if you have his special abilities. But when a group of rebel Luminaries attacks his Organization the fight for survival begins.

One shattering event after another tests the depth of his relationships, his sanity, and his powers. Emotionally torn, Kevin must choose carefully where his loyalty lies. In the middle of all the unexpected chaos he gets the biggest shock of his life when he’s faced by a betrayal he never saw coming. Angry, injured, and ready to even the score, Kevin goes Static . . .

Chapter 1

It began.
I took a deep breath as the walls around me turned into rubber bands. They stretched and elongated outward, causing the world to shimmer as if strung with thousands of strands of silver Christmas tinsel. Before I could exhale, they snapped and came back to me in full force. I felt nothing compared to the amount of space I’d just bent. One second I stood in my office; the next, I walked down a street in Manhattan.
Oh, the experience of teleporting. It could be dizzying, but fun.
I made my way into a murky building. The haze rose from the floors as the crowd of people pushed past me from all directions. The intoxicating scent of sweat, alcohol, and pheromones hit me as the deejay pumped the music up.
“Hey, you made it!”
I turned to look at Ryan. “This is where you think I’ll have the time of my life?”
“Are you blind?” she asked, smiling. “Look at all the girls; hit them with a little Kevin dust and they are yours. Take your pick.”
“I don’t need girls to . . . okay, that one is . . . hmm.” I slanted my head sideways to follow the waitress in the skimpy outfit walking toward the bar. I pulled off my beanie hat and shoved it in my back pocket. I didn’t care about the black mess on my head which was in need of a cut; I hoped the girls would focus on my smile and hazel eyes. That usually did the trick, even in bad lighting like this.
“See? I told you.” Ryan smirked. “Oh, here—I got you a beer.”
I took the can from her and went right in for a sip. “Thanks, but I still don’t think celebrating my birthday should involve me getting laid while you hang around alone. Unless . . .”—my eyes narrowed—“are you hooking up too?”
“Me? Please, I don’t do idiots. This club is filled with idiots.” She rolled her eyes.
“Which would include us.”
“Well, you, maybe.” Ryan laughed while looking through the crowd. “But as your best friend I have to say I’m disappointed if you think I brought you here only for girls.”
Ryan walked away and motioned for me to follow.
“So what are we doing here?” I asked.
“Well, we’re in a club. We might as well bust a move or two.” The baby blue in Ryan’s eyes sparkled in the light. “And I’m not talking about the dancing kind. Uh . . . hang on.”
I watched as Ryan walked up to a guy sitting alone by the bar. The guy reached into his pocket, gave her a piece of paper, and pointed to their left. I followed his finger and saw a blue door behind the deejay booth.
I walked straight to it and waited for Ryan to catch up with me.
“Let’s go.” Ryan looked at the paper for the code and entered it on the keypad that unlocked the door for us.
I shook my head. “You know I could have just—”
“Teleported us in here. Yeah, yeah . . . whatever. I’m the one running the show tonight so you’d better do things my way.”
Ryan walked in front of me as I threw out my empty beer can in the bin right outside the door. The lighting was minimal but it was enough to follow Ryan’s ass as she led the way. “Are we following a lead or something?” I asked as we walked down the tight corridor. We stopped at the end where three different doors greeted us.
Ryan gave me a wink and placed her hand on the door directly in front of us. “This one is empty.” She then formed a “T” with her body as she reached out both hands to the doors on either side of her, putting her sensing gifts to good use. She beamed and turned to the door on her right. “Ready?”
“Always.” I pushed the door open, and raised my right hand. I was ready to stop any bullets that might be coming our way, but all I found was darkness. “What is this?” I asked.
“Not sure yet,” she said, and turned the lights on.
I scanned the room. It seemed like a hangout lounge with two large, red sofas, a couple tables with nothing on them, and a vending machine. In front of the vending machine we found a man chained to a chair. His arms were pulled straight down, and were tied around his legs individually—forcing him to practically kiss his own knees. All I could manage to say was, “Uh-huh.”
The man’s head spun as much as his restraints allowed him. He gave me a slight sneer. “You!”
“Hello, Simon. Haven’t seen you since you left the Org,” I said, recognizing the scrawny-looking man.
“I’m heavily guarded, boy. I’d watch my back if I were you.” His body trembled with a nervous twitch.
“That’s funny. I didn’t see any guards out there. And to be honest I don’t think you’re capable of trying any of your laser tricks without leaving yourself legless.” If memory served me right, his laser beams were as deadly as my brother’s. They were able to fire the laser from the palm of their hands and cut into anything or anyone.
“You think so?” he asked right as two guys came from behind us and closed the door.
“Well, hello, boys!” Ryan said, as we both studied the new arrivals.
They were as different as a rainy and a sunny day. Where one appeared to be in his late teens, tall, and clearly enjoyed a few burgers for breakfast, the other seemed to be in his sixties, short, and anorexic.
“Let’s get this over with,” the young one said.
The older one nodded as he raised his finger and shot a fireball at Ryan. He was clearly focused on an all-business transaction.
Ryan jumped on top of Simon to avoid the fireball, causing him to scream. While I doubted Ryan’s weight could have harmed him, I’m pretty sure her heel did some damage to poor ol’ Simon’s back. Her jumps were Olympic worthy. She may not have offensive Luminary powers in a fight, but she was a damn good fighter.
Another fireball was thrown her way, and I watched as she dropped to the floor in time. The fireball hit the vending machine and the sound of glass exploding surrounded the room. I went after the bigger guy instead of enjoying the show. The rebels, as they called themselves, sure had a way of going after the Luminaries with their fighting. This particular dummy enjoyed fighting with a big-ass knife.
“Aww, a baby machete. Adorable!” I teased.
He pulled it from his holster and swung at me. I teleported behind him and when he turned I punched his ugly face. He fell but attempted right away to slice my legs off. This I didn’t approve of, so I teleported his knife into my hands and held it at his neck as his eyes threatened to jump out of their sockets.
I stooped to his level. “You look shocked! Have you never encountered a teleporter before?” I didn’t give him a chance to answer. I noticed his pupils starting to enlarge and there was no way I’d let him hypnotize me. I grabbed his head and slammed it into the floor hard enough to knock him out.
I turned to see the other guy fighting with Ryan. I’d missed most of what happened, but he sported a bloody nose that made me proud to call her my trainee. I jumped backward and grabbed Simon’s chair; the poor guy had been missing out on the fun. I swung him to my left and knocked down fireball-guy.
“Two men, one chair. Boom!” I grinned.
“Really, Kevin?” Ryan asked, annoyed.
“Oh, come on!”
“Just stick to your own guys, and let me have mine. I had him!” She went to the two men on the floor to secure them. I picked up my guy, gave Derek a call, and teleported everyone to the Org.

Check out The Luminaries Book #1

Being strong is one thing. Being an unlimited source of power is quite another.

Genetically altered by the Organization, Annie Fox takes down criminals CIA-style with her luminary strength. With nothing to mend but her broken heart, she is relentlessly pursued by her boss Derek Lake. Just when Annie is about to give him a chance, her ex-husband unexpectedly comes out of hiding.

A wanted man, Nick Logan is a cold-hearted murderer who is considered enemy number one, and orders are clear: kill on contact. He is more powerful than ever and threatens the lives of those she holds most dear. His plan? Get his hands on Annie and use her Kinetic energy to destroy them all. When Annie finds herself with an opportunity to end him, she pauses, horrified by the scars covering the face she once loved. A split second that will cost her everything…

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