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Good afternoon, snippeteers! It’s been a crazy week and will be a crazier weekend, but I am reading my way around all your snippets and I will make it to the end! 🙂 Swings & Roundabouts is out tomorrow, and today is all about distractions. The biggest of which is dinner at a restaurant that features heavily in the Power of Zero books. I’ve been wanting to eat there for ages, and I’m sure I’ll be blogging about it tomorrow, whether I’m wearing my fiction writing or food blogging hats.
This is going to be one of the final snips from Swings & Roundabouts – maybe another one for next week’s Rainbow Snippets – and then I have to make my mind up what to work on next. For the moment, though, let’s not worry about that. Instead, we’re with Jack, who is as much of a morning person as I am, which means he’s perfectly happy to go to bed at 6am, but getting up at that time is utterly out of the question.
Here, Gareth has just taken an early phone call from the Swedish police asking the two to a meeting. Which means that Jack has to get out of bed long before he’s ready…
From Swings & Roundabouts
Jack couldn’t dredge up the right level of excitement for the planned activities. Why did people put him on ice when he wanted to help, and then made him work when all he wanted was wrap himself around Gareth and spend a day in bed? He revived a little when Gareth held a mug of coffee under his nose, and he woke more when Gareth joined him in the shower. “You’re disgustingly cheerful for so early in the morning,” he accused with a grin.
“After last night? You should be glad I’m not singing.” Gareth rubbed shampoo into Jack’s hair, and Jack quit the grouching. He loved it when Gareth washed his hair and Gareth knew it. He might as well enjoy himself.
“You’re so damned sexy when you’re teasing, you know?” Gareth growled while his short nails scratched over Jack’s scalp. “I wanna see more of that when we get home.”
“I thought you’d cornered the market in being the tease.”
“I thought so, too. But I’m finding I enjoy you like this.”
“Noted.” Jack ducked his head and snagged the bar through Gareth’s nipple with his teeth. And yeah, there was the half-groan-half-gasp he was getting addicted to. “With ice cubes or without?”
Jack Horwood. Vigilante, hacker, security specialist. Partner to Gareth Flynn. Adoptive father to their two teenage boys. Happily juggling long days and short nights.
Gareth Flynn. Ex-army officer. Ace negotiator. Righter of wrongs. Family man. Away from home more often than he likes.
Desperate for a relationship reset, Jack treats Gareth to a romantic getaway and Sweden’s frigid peace gives them the break they both need. But Jack’s a trouble magnet and the next dead body just a wild skidoo ride away.
Can love, teamwork, and trust survive the troubles that follow them around? Can Jack save what’s become so important to him?
Expect action, drama, and hot romance in book 4 of the Power of Zero series.
Swings & Roundabouts will be released on Sunday, 13th May. You can pre-order it from your favourite retailer by clicking here.