Today's teaser comes from Snowed (Boston Rebels 3).
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Release – 3 December
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:: Unedited teaser ::
One of the linesmen had started shouting at the players to break it up and get the puck into play. Something – or someone – impacted me hard. My shoulder popped out of the socket as I went down in a tangle with Vlad on top of me. The pain was incredible, my left arm going completely numb after a few seconds. My net popped off its moorings. A rush of shapes – my teammates I was sure – moved around me as I lie on the ice moaning in pain.
“Sorry, he pushed me,” Vlad said as he was pulled off me by Marquis then slapped upside his head. Vlad, being a hockey player, slapped Marquis back. Tate Collins got into the scrum but not to throw punches. He was on one knee beside me, protecting me from the snarl of players now throwing down gloves.
“You hurt?” Tate asked as I was finally freed from the massive Russian. I growled out a reply then rolled from my injured shoulder to my good one. Jaw locked, fighting back tears, I cursed madly knowing this was far more than a dislocated shoulder. I’d felt something rip. “Lay still,” Tate said, his hand on my hip as he turned to bellow for our trainer. “You’re good man, you’re good. Here’s your captain.”
“Renco, hey, Wally’s coming,” Xander said as I tried to get to my skates. I nodded, gritted my teeth, and cradled my left arm in my right hand. Blinking away the dampness I saw our new backup goalie getting his gear on. Generally I would have fought to stay in but there was no way I was going to finish this game. That sucked. We only played the Raptors twice a year and the next time would be in late April out in Arizona. I’d really wanted a win against this team that had clawed its way out of the NHL sewers to be a true contender for the Cup.
A second chance at love is all Kyle wants for Christmas, but a dark menace from his past wants him dead, and love is second to staying alive.
Kyle Lourenco has carved out a comfortable life and career for himself in Boston. With the holidays quickly approaching, he’s heading home for the first time in several years. Home to his loving parents and the small Canadian town where he was raised. And home to Christian, his best friend and the first man to steal his heart.
Just as a winter storm begins to blow in, it forces Kyle off the road only miles from home and a dark and sinister force from his past creeps ever closer. His only hope is getting to Christian’s cabin before the evil that has haunted him for years finally catches up to him.
Best friends since they were three, Christian Gauthier grew up next door to Kyle, in a remote mountain town with one stoplight and a forty-mile round trip to the nearest school. When Kyle left town for a shot at a professional hockey career, he took Christian’s heart with him. Even though he knew Kyle was always destined for bigger things, it hadn’t stopped Christian from falling for him as soon as he knew what love was.
With Christmas coming soon and a major snowstorm heading their way, Christian shuts the doors to the family store and heads to his cabin, where he will be on standby as an official volunteer for Search and Rescue. He has never regretted staying in Eagle Ridge, but a near miss on a simple rescue leads him to reevaluate everything, and when Kyle ends up at his door, he knows that guarding his heart might not be the best solution after all.More info →